Please can someone who is experienced, help untangle what looks suspiciously like a wrongly merged pre-1700 profile?
I think there may be two (or more) people mixed in this profile.
One would be :-
* Thomas Joyner married to Elizabeth Mann and
The other may be:-
* William Joyner married to Henrietta
* Theophilus Joyner appears to be listed here because he is a witness to both wills or is he another name of the person in the profile?
I really am having a little difficulty understanding what is going on in this profile. Can someone explain it me because truly I am finding it confusing? I don't have access to Ancestry wills so I can't see the original sources.
Here is what I'm thinking from reading this profile...
It looks as though the details of family named below came from the will of Thomas Joyner (who died 1708)...
:THOMAS JOYNER ( -1708), m. Elizabeth (Mann?)
:2. Martha, m. Thomas Turner
:3. Elizabeth, m. William Kinchen
:7. Benjamin, m. Elizabeth Pitman
:8. Nehemiah, m. Elizabeth ?
:9. Thomas ( -1740), m. Patience Matthews
It looks as though the details of the other family below came from the will of William Joyner - if so they would be William's wife and children. None of them match up with the family of Thomas above. two wills of the same man couldn't have completely different people named?
:Leg. son Joseph;
:daughter Sarah Dawson;
:daughter Mary Garland;
:wife Henrietta. Exs. wife and son John Joyner. D. January 15, 1724/25. R. February 25, 1739.
And then there is this Theophilus Joyner (1660, Isle of Wight, Virginia-1739, Isle of Wight, Virginia) that heads the biography halfway down. Who is he? it looks like he was born when Thomas was about 15 yrs old. (I've seen here and elsewhere that the Thomas Joyner of this profile who died in 1708 was born about 1653/1655.)