||Joyce (Unknown) Lombard migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Per Wakefield (1976), Rue (1992) and Anderson (1995), her maiden name was not known. Her last name at birth, therefore, is being changed to Unknown and she is being detached from any parents.
Joyce married first Ralph Wallen by whom she had children. Ralph and Joyce Wallen came to America on board the ship ANNE, with 58 others arriving in Plymouth in 1623. Anne was one of four Mayflower ships (Mayflower, Anne, Fortune, and Little James). A "division of cattle" was made in New Plymouth Colony 1 Jun 1627. Ralph and Joyce Wallen were assigned to the thirteen-member Company of Francis Eaton. In the "division of cattle" their group was given "an heyfer of the last yeare called the white belyed heyfer and two shee goats."
After his death, she married second, as his fourth and last wife, Thomas Lombard. She was not the mother of any of his children.
Joyce apparently died after March 26, 1689, when she was mentioned in a deposition by her stepson, Bernard Lumbert. No death record has been found for Joyce.
Amos Otis also wrote a biography for this family, including details about Lombard property:
According to this page on the Lambert surname, "There were Lamberts in New England as early as 1631, when Thomas Lumbert arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from Dorset, England. Descendants had numerous spelling variations, such as Lumbard and Lambert."
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