James Josselyn & Rose Rice
Family Tree
G7 James Josselyn
= ca 1687 Rose Rice
(d 1709)
G6 Rose
(1687 - )
(1688 - )
= 1714
Sarah Lay
(1694 - )
(1697 - )
= Hannah
(1699 - )
(1701 - )
(b 1702/3 - )
= 1733
Hannah Firman
(1702/3 - )
James Josselyn (G7), 1655 to 1713
James baptism is recorded:

1655. James, the son of Thomas Josseline, Gent and Elizabeth his wife, was born ye nineteenth of March 1655 about 3 or 4 of the clock in the morning and baptised the third day of April 1656.

James Lock, Esq. Godfather
Elizabeth Josceline, Godmother

James Josselyn born 1655/6 married in about 1687 Rose Rice of neighbouring . They had a family of five sons and three daughters, born between 1687 and 1703.

Like his father before him, James was a landowner at Little Horkesley, inheriting some land from his father and purchasing other from his brothers Thomas and William.

He also added significantly to the estate by purchasing Little Horkesley Priory (which had been founded by Henry I), which he acquired from Benjamin Whitcroft (Whichcote), tobacconist of London, between 1703 and 1712. The Priory stood on the north side of the Church where later the Josselyn house stood.

James was buried at Little Horkesley in 1713, his wife having been buried there some four years earlier when her youngest son would have been only about seven years old. (The graveyard at Little. Horkesley contains twenty-two Josselyn memorial tombs).

The lines which have been traced down to the present time, are through the eldest son, James Josselyn, and the youngest son, John Josselyn, through whom the line to Charles Josselyn descended.

Notes & References
Based on Vol 2, Ch 9 of the research of John Hallum