(c. 1787 - 1867)
|= c 1820||Mary Bryckwood Royce|
(1791 - 1876)
(c. 1821 - 1841)
(c. 1822 - 1855)
(c. 1823 - )
( - 1895)
(c. 1825 - )
Eleanor Royce Tomkin
(c. 1828 - )
Mary Henrietta Steward
(c. 1830 - )
(c. 1832 - )
(c. 1834 - 1842)
(c. 1836 - 1837)
The line of descent passes down through James Josselyn (G4) born about 1787 in Belstead (Belstead Hall?), the youngest son of John Josselyn and Sarah Sparrow. James married Mary Bryckwood Royce, daughter of John Royce and Mary Bryckwood of .
Mary's family would appear to have been established in Woodham Walter for some time; records show a William Royce purchasing a messuage in W.W. in 1713. (Ref 100/004)
James followed his father's profession and was a land agent and a farmer. The family resided for many years at where he died in 1867, aged 80.
He inherited the estate of his unmarried brother Charles who died in 1861 and in the 1861 census James was living at in the London Road, directly opposite 'The Avenue' and is now the Elizabeth Hotel.
It is interesting to note that close neighbours in the 1861 census were Frederick de Grey and his brother George, the sons of Thomas, fourth Lord Walsingham. Frederick was the Rector of St Peter's Copdock and St Mary's Washburn. Apparently St Mar's was the commoner's church and St Peter's the gentry's.
James and Mary had issue two sons, James and Charles, and eight daughters; Mary Royce, Sarah, Harriet, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Hannah, Frances and Catherine Octavia.
Four of their daughters pre-deceased them; Mary Royce (d. 24 April 1841), Sarah (d. 28 December 1855), Frances (d. 11 June 1842) and Catherine Octavia (d. 20 Jan 1837). All four are buried in the St Peter's, Copdock graveyard with James (d. 31 July 1867) and Mary (19 May 1876). The family are all buried in plot 102.
The will of James Josselyn (G4) was rather unusual in that, after bequests to his wife during her lifetime, he devised that his estate should be split equally amongst his remaining six children with a proviso that the trustees were to administer the share of his daughter Elizabeth Pearson for "her sole and separate and inalienable use and benefit separate and apart from and exclusive of her present or any future husband and so that the same may not be under his control..." and to pass to her children on her death. Did he not like her husband, or did he not trust her judgement? Be that as it may, William died 1906.
1851 England Census for Copdock
|Mary Josselyn||59||Woodham Walter|
|Hannah M Josselyn||19||Copdock|
|Elizabeth Holloran||23||House maid|
|Catherine Kerridge||16||House maid|
|Jane Ward||16||Kitchen maid|
1851 England Census for Copdock
address: Copdock House, Copdock, Suffolk
|James Josselyn||abt 1788||Belstead, Suffolk||Head, Land Proprietor|
|Mary B Josselyn||abt 1792||Woodham Walter, Essex||Wife|
|Hannah M Josselyn||abt 1832||Copdock, Suffolk||Daughter|
|Harriet Josselyn||abt 1824||Copdock, Suffolk||Daughter|
|Mary S Josselyn||abt 1808||Belstead, Suffolk||Visitor|
|Sarah Green||abt 1836||Raydon, Suffolk||Servant, Cook|
|Emma Wood||abt 1834||Grundisburgh, Suffolk||Servant, Housemaid|
|Mary Day||abt 1845||Wattisham, Suffolk||Servant, Housemaid|
|Thomas Bradbrook||abt 1842||Wherrtead, Suffolk||Servant, Footman|
In the 1861 Census James and Eleanor were living at Lower Street, , in 1871 they were at 124 The Hills(?), Stratford St Mary and in 1881 they were at Tifslands, Stratford St Mary.
They do not appear to have had any children.
At that time they also had five unmarried children living at home with them; Kathleen Mary (a 25, b Bergholt), Henrietta (22, b Chiswick, London), Margaret (b Epping), Frances Beatrice (17, b Epping), John (15, b Boxted) and Wm Josselyn (14, B Boxted); they appear to have moved around a good deal during their married life.
With the marriage of Charles Josselyn to Mary Steward, we have yet another linkage to an old established East Anglian family with an established position in the social life of Great Yarmouth, and a possible (but disputed) link with the more widely established Scottish Stewards (and the variations of this name).