Thomas Josselyn was baptised 1631 at St Bartholomew the Great.
He was admitted to Colchester (Royal) Grammar School in 1641; founded by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth, CRGS recently celebrated its 450th anniversary. (Many of the Hallums and, no doubt, Josselyns also have since attended that school).
Colchester (Royal) Grammar School
Picture, probably 1930's, showing the front of the school, with the Headmaster's house (left doorway) and the Library at right hand end. (Card printed in Germany!)
His first marriage in c1652 was to Elizabeth, by whom he had two sons, Thomas (who died without issue) and James; Elizabeth died in 1658, after which he married Anne (sister of Mrs. Mary Clopton) and had a further son William and four daughters. [note; Dorothy Gates mother was the daughter of Sir Wm Clopton of Kentwell, Suffolk]
He was buried at Little Horkesley 1681.
The line of descent continues through James (G7).