John Joy1

(circa 1776 - 1846), ID# 196
     John Joy was born circa 1776 in Dorset.1

John Joy married Elizabeth Anderton, daughter of William Anderton and Ann Smith, on 23 December 1817 at St Luke's Church, Old Street, Finsbury, London, Middlesex.1,2,3 According to Pallot's Marriage Index, John was a widower when he married Elizabeth. He was about 41 to her say 31 years old, which could support the idea of a previous marriage.2

John and Elizabeth appeared in the 1841 census of Verwood, Cranborne, Dorset. Their children John Henry, Samuel, Elizabeth and Martha were listed as living with them. John was described as an Agricultural Labourer.1

John Joy died in 1846.4 He was buried on 22 November 1846 in Verwood Churchyard.4

Children with Elizabeth Anderton

  • John Henry Joy 5,1
  • Samuel Joy 1
  • Jane Joy 3
  • Mary Ann Joy 3
  • Elizabeth Joy+ 1,6,3 (3 Aug 1825 - 29 Oct 1901)
  • Martha Joy 1
  • James Joy 3
ChartsAncestors of Hilda Stickland


  1. Online image of the 1841 Census for England, Dorset, Wimborne and Cranborne, Cranborne, GRO ref: HO 107/287, Book 18.
  2. Index to Marriages,, 1780-1837, compiled by Pallot and Co. and others, now held by the The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, 1813-1968.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), extracted record, compiled by the the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, v5.0 (2005) (
  4. Transcript of the Burials of Verwood, 1840-1875 (Verwood Historical Society website,
  5. Transcript of the Marriages of Cranborne, 1837-1861 (Verwood Historical Society,
  6. Copy marriage certificate of James Thorne and Elizabeth Joy, married 1889, Wimborne (Registrar General for England and Wales, vol 5a, page 584, entry 151).

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