Ephraim Joy, I

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Ephraim Joy, I

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Massachusetts, USA
Death: circa 1697 (46-54)
Berwick, York, Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Joy, lll and Joan Joy
Husband of Susanna Joy
Father of Ephraim Joy, II and Tabitha Joy
Brother of Samuel Joy, Sr; John Joy, of Boston; Thomas Joy, II; Ensign Joseph Joy, I; Sarah Joy and 9 others

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About Ephraim Joy, I

As stated in "Thomas Joy and His Descendants" by Thomas R. Joy published by James Richard Joy, Plainfield, NJ, July 4, 1900; compiled by James Richard Joy, New York:

Ephraim(2), fifth son of Thomas, early left the Massachusetts Bay settlements for the colony at Piscataqua. He settled at Kittery, in that part now known as South Berwick, York County, ME, where some of his descendants still remain. The materials for this section of the genealogy were collected by Albiaon Keith Parris Joy(8) of Boston, MA, James Warren Joy(7), of Limington, ME, and Fred Joy(9), of Boston, MA

Carpenter and farmer. He seems to have been at Kittery as early as 1673, and married there. He was evidently in Hingham in the autumn of 1677, and the birth of his daughter Tabitha is recorded there. He is mentioned in his father's will the following year, 1678. November 15, 1683, his name appears among the heirs of the estate of his wite's mother, Patience (Chadbourne) Spencer.* In 1684 William Spencer conveys land in Berwich (on eastern highway leading to Hutchinson's mill) to Ephraim and Susanna (Spencer) Joy.

  • Patience Spencer was the widow of Thomas Spencer, who was sent over by [John] Mason to Piscataqua in 1630, and the daughter of William Chadbourne, who, March 14, 1633-34, with his partners, James Wall and John Goddard, signed an agreement (a duplicate original) in Massachusetts Archives 3,437) with John Mason to go over and remain five years, gthey to have three quater of the profits from the mills and won three quarters of the houses with [John] Mason was to furnish. They came over with Henty Jocelyn in the "Pide Cow", arriving at Portsmouth July 8, 1634. Her brother, Humphrey Chadbourne, remembers her affectionately in his will May 6, 1667. Widow Spencer kept an inn at Saco, 1662.
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Ephraim Joy, I's Timeline

July 12, 1646
Massachusetts, USA
December 7, 1646
Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts
December 28, 1646
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States of America
December 28, 1646
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts
September 25, 1677
Age 31
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
Age 50
Berwick, York, Maine, USA
Age 51