William Joyce

JOYCE, William (1809-1874) — London

Wood engraver and artist. Produced J. M. Randall, Children’s missionary map of the world for the “Children’s Missionary Magazine” for January 1843.

Baptised at Salle, Norfolk, 13 Jun 1809, the son of Thomas Joyce, a carpenter, and his wife Jane Seely, who had married in 1806. Married (1) Eliza —–; (2) Mary Margaret Hayward (1806-1844) 3 Nov 1838 at St. Luke Chelsea; (3) Elizabeth Gladden Jewell (1815-1858), nee Seely, at Reepham, Norfolk, 2 Jan 1850, and (4) Elizabeth Roberts Walkom (1829?-1879) at Bermondsey in 1860. There were some eight children in all by four different mothers. Joyce captured a pickpocket in Drury Lane and testified at the subsequent Old Bailey trial 23 Nov 1835. An 1837 insurance policy is in NA. In 1869, he advertised for an orphan “as apprentice to a genteel business, indoors”. By 1871, his son William (17) was also recorded as an artist and engraver. He died at Camberwell aged sixty-five in 1874.

62 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea — 1828
9 Martlett Court, Bow Street — 1836
25 Duke Street, Lincolns Inn Fields — 1837
7 Stanhope Street, Clare Market — 1837
11 Princes Street, Drury Lane — 1837-1839
11 Bolt Court, Fleet Street — 1839-1874
— Wharton Street, Clerkenwell (home) — 1851
— 3 Gordon Road, Camberwell (home) — 1861-1867
7 Old Bailey — 1869
— Violet Villa, Gordon Road, Camberwell (home) — 1871-1874

BBTI. BNA. Census 1841-1871. Engen (1985). NA. OB.

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