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John (Jay) Joy (1672 - aft. 1730)

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John Joy formerly Jay
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Harford, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 13 Apr 2017
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John Joy was born at Boston, Massachusetts 30 Sep 1672. He was the son of John Joy and Mercy Bartlett. He married Ann Orchard about 1685 at Harford, Maryland. Ann was born in 1674 at Harford and died in 1742.

Children of John Joy and Ann Orchard

  1. Unknown JAY
  2. Unknown JAY
  3. Unknown JAY
  4. John JAY, born Salem, Salem, New Jersey; died1742, , , PA
  5. Jonathon JAY, b. abt 1716, Harford, Maryland; died Abt 1790, Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina about age 74
  6. Joseph JAY, b. abt 1718, Alloways Creek, Salem, New Jersey; died Abt 1762, Hunterdon, New Jersey about age 44
  7. William JAY, b. 1720; this William is not the William who was born before 1712 of Frederick Co., VA, NC and SC, married to Mary Vestal as now proven by DNA records.
  8. Mary JAY, b. 1730-1732, , Surry, NC; married (1) James VESTAL on 11 Aug 1751 in Chatham, NC; died 1771, Chatham, NC at age 41

Note: The surname is Joy, although Jay was used in some records.[1]


  1. Thomas JOY of Hingham Massachusetts...
  • Ancestrees : Pedigree of John Joy born 1672 : accessed 18 May 2018

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