Joseph Boyce

1610–4 November 1684 (Age 74)
Burford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Boyce was born in 1610, in Burford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Boyse 1st, was 35 and his mother, Margery Ellinor Watts, was 32. He married Eleanor Plover on 20 November 1634, in Burford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 November 1684, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Boyce
Eleanor Plover
Marriage: 20 November 1634
Joseph Boyce
Mary Boyce
Esther Hester Boyce
Elizabeth Boyce
Joseph Boyce
Joseph Jr. Boyce
Benjamin Boyce

Spouse and Children

20 November 1634
Burford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Boyse 1st


    Margery Ellinor Watts




World Events (2)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 10

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 32

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern Irish, and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’.2 English: patronymic from the Middle English nickname boy ‘lad’, ‘servant’, or possibly from an Old English personal name Boia, of uncertain origin. Examples such as Aluuinus Boi (Domesday Book) and Ivo le Boye (Lincolnshire 1232 ) support the view that it was a byname or even an occupational name; examples such as Stephanus filius Boie (Northumbria 1202 ) suggest that it was in use as a personal name in the Middle English period.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Joseph Boyce, Senr. WILL 1684-1694

JOSEPH BOYCE WILL - 1684-1694 Will of Joseph Boyce, Senr. of Salem, Essex, MA Essex Co, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881 p. 2929:2,3 New England Historical and Genealogical Society. This may giv …

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