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Joan Joy (Gallop)

Also Known As: "winthrop;"
Birthplace: Mosterton, West Dorset District, Dorset, England
Death: March 20, 1691 (72)
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Old Ship Church Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. John Gallup and Christobel Gallop
Wife of Thomas Joy, lll
Mother of Samuel Joy, Sr; John Joy, of Boston; Thomas Joy, II; Ensign Joseph Joy, I; Ephraim Joy, I and 8 others
Sister of Captain John Gallup, III; William Gallup; Francis Gallop; Nathaniel Gallup Sr.; Samuel Gallup and 2 others

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About Joan Joy

Joan Gallop was born on 20 September 1618 at Bridport, Dorset, England. [1] Joan Gallop died on 20 March 1690/91 at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 72.

Parents: daughter of John Gallop and Christobel Brushett.

Joan Gallop immigrated on 4 September 1633; ship 'Griffin.'


  1. Thomas Joy , Jr, son of Thomas Joy and Frances Paulett.

Child of Joan Gallop and Thomas Joy , Jr

  1. Ruth Joy+ b. 28 Feb 1657, d. 17 Apr 1727


Joan Gallop came to Massachusetts with her mother Christobel, and brothers John, William, Nathaniel and Samuel on the ship Griffin on September 4, 1633, she was about 15 years old when she arrived. On April 29, 1679 Joan (who's name appears on the inventory as Jone Joy) made oath to the truth of her deceased husbands (Thomas Joy) inventory 'being so far as shee at present knows and that when shee knows of more she will cause it to be added'.


  • Gallop Genealogies, by Gallup and Peck Thomas Joy & His Descendants, compiled by James Richard Joy.
  • HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, County of New London, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1649 to 1900, by Richard Anson Wheeler, New London, CT, 1900, p. 382


  1. [S8] R. C. Anderson, The Great Migration Begins.

Joan Gallup, married Thomas Joy, 1637, Boston, Massachusetts

    The first record of Thomas Joy is found in Boston, Massachusetts on February 20, 1636 when he 
    purchased land.  He was a principle contractor, master builder and architect in Boston, Massachusetts.  
    About 1646 he moved to Hingham, Massachusetts and in 1648 became a member of the Boston  
    Artillery Company now the famous “Ancient and Honorable”.  In 1657-1658 he built a house in the 
    market place of Boston, which was at one time the arsenal, court house and town hall of Boston and 
    the first seat of government in Boston.  He was admitted a “Freeman of the Colony” in 1665. (CFUS)
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Joan Joy's Timeline

September 20, 1618
Mosterton, West Dorset District, Dorset, England
September 20, 1618
Bridport, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
September 20, 1618
Saint Mary's, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England
September 20, 1618
Bridport, Dorset, England
September 20, 1618
Bridport, Dorset, England
August 4, 1622
Age 3
July 27, 1625
Age 6
Brideport, Dorset, England
August 16, 1629
Age 10
December 26, 1639
Age 21
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts