Joyce Fraunceys

Brief Life History of Joyce

Joyce Fraunceys was born about 1400, in Chillington, Staffordshire, England as the daughter of Sir Robert la Franceys , of Foremark. She married Thomas Giffard in 1408, in Chillington, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Thomas Giffard
1383–1420
Joyce Fraunceys
1400–
Marriage: 1408
Robert Giffard
1436–1486
Elizabeth Gifford

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    1455 · Wars of the Roses

    Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

    Name Meaning

    Apparently from the Norman male name Josce (Middle English Josse), which in turn is from Jodocus, a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, meaning ‘lord’, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint. The name was in use in England among Breton followers of William the Conqueror. However, although this was fairly common as a male given name in the Middle Ages, it had virtually died out by the 14th century. There is evidence of its use as a girl's name from the 16th century onwards in parishes with strong Puritan links, which suggests that it may have been associated with the vocabulary word joy; see Joy . It was strongly revived in the 19th century under the influence of popular fiction. It is borne by characters in Mrs Henry Wood's East Lynne ( 1861 ) and Edna Lyall's In the Golden Days ( 1885 ). Modern use may well have been influenced also by the common Irish surname derived from the medieval Norman male name. See also Joss .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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