Geoffrey to Thomas (G14 to G9)
1400 to 1700
The line of descent to Charles was through Geoffrey, second son of Geoffrey and Catherine.

[It is at this point that we see the more distinct separation of the spellings between Jocelyn of the senior line and the Josselyn form used by our branch].

G15 Geoffrey Josselyn
(died 1424)
(1st) Catherine Bray
G14 Thomas Jocelyn Geoffrey Josselyn Sir Ralph Josselyn
(Lord Mayor of London)
William Josselyn
(no male issue)
Margery Josselyn Elizabeth Josselyn
G13 Senior Line
(Earls of Roden,
Irish peerage)
East Anglian Line Richard
(no male issue)
Geoffrey Josselyn (G14), ca 1400 to 1470
Geoffrey Josselyn, through whom descended the line of "Josselyn of Horkesley", married first Catherine, with issue a son John, and second Joan.

Brass at St Mary's Sawbridgeworth
The Memorial Brasses in the floor of
Sawbridgeworth Church with inscription.
Geoffrey Josselyn and his two wives Catherine and Joan.
He died 11th Jan 1470/1 and he also was buried at , where he is depicted with his two wives on brasses set in the floor of the church, with inscription; 'Hic jacent Galfredus Joslyne, et Catherina ac Joanna, Uxor ejus obit 11 Januar MCCCCLXX'.

Geoffrey was succeeded by his son (by his first wife) John.

John Josselyn (G13)
John Josselyn married Anne and had three sons, Ralph, Philip and Geoffrey.

Philip's line continued for only one further generation in the male line and until recently I thought that Ralph had no male issue; recent research has shown that he had a son Ralph through whom a line has prospered to the current time in America. The Horkesley and East Anglia line continued through the third son, Geoffrey.

G14 Geoffery Josselyn (d 1470)
= 1st Catherine
= 2nd Joan
G13 John Josselyn
= Anne
G12 Ralph
= Eliz
= Agnes Davies
G11 Agnes Ralph
=Anne Brooke
(died 1552)
=Elizabeth Hadleigh
G10 Susannah Alice Thomas
(died 1610)
= Mary Parker
Geoffrey Josselyn (G12)
Geoffrey Josselyn had issue Thomas.
Thomas Josselyn (G11), ? to 1552
Thomas Josselyn of the Libertie of St Bartholomew the Great. Thomas married Elizabeth, dau and heiress of Nicholas Hadleigh of Essex, and died 1552, with issue Thomas.
Thomas Josselyn (G10), ? to 1610
"1609. Marye ye wife of Thomas Joslyne was buried the 20 day of June 1609" and "1610. Thomas Joslyne was buried 14 May 1610"
Thomas Josselyn married Mary Parker and had six sons and three daughters. He resided at , Essex; the Parish registers record their family events.

Amongst these records we have the deaths of Thomas and Mary (see sidebar).

G10 Thomas Josselyn (d 1610)
= Mary Parker
G9 Thomas
(d 1636)
1 Jane Saunders
2 Susannah ???
Philip Robert John Richard
(b 1561)
Francis Elizabeth Mary
G8 Thomas
(b 1631)
(d 1630)
(bapt 1630)
(living 1636)
Little Horkesley Manor
Little Horkesley Manor
Thomas Josselyn (G9), ? to 1636
Thomas Josselyn the eldest son of the above Thomas, married first Jane Saunders of Charlwood, Surrey and second Susannah, (widow of Thomas Locke of Grey Inne), 3rd daughter of Sir William Welby K.B., of Gedney, Lincs., by whom he had a family of one son and three daughters.

The Welby family has been established in Lincolnshire for some hundreds of years; in 1166 John de Wellebi held 1 ½ knight's fees there. The line traces through to the present Sir Charles Earle Welby, 6th Baronet, of Denton Manor, Nr Grantham. [The 'knight's fee' was a measure of the service owed by a tenant to his lord].

Thomas Josselyn was a Secondary in the Court of the Exchequer; he is described in later documents as 'an eminent lawyer'.

In his will (dated 1635 and proved at P.C.C. 26 April 1636) he requested to be buried at Little Horkesley if he died in the country or at St Bartholomew the Great if in London; he is buried at the south side of the choir at St Bartholomew the Great. The records show a donation of 10 to their funds in 1628.

The manor where he dwelt at Little Horkesley passed to his wife and on her death (1671) to his only son Thomas (G8). (The Harleian Manuscript ends with Thomas, but the Court Rolls for the Manor of Little Horkesley show this Thomas to be the only son.)

Notes & References
Based on Vol 2, Ch 11 of the research of John Hallum