Joyce (…)

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Joyce (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died after September 1683.1

Joyce married (1) Ralph Wallen, before 1623;2,1,3 she married (2) Thomas Lumbard, after 1644/45. The ancestry of both men is unknown (or not traced here).4,1

After Ralph died, Joyce is shown owing £1 5s. to John Atwood in the inventory of his estate taken 27 Feb 1643/4. On 3 Mar 1644/5, "Joyce Wallen, Widdow" exchanged one acre of meadow land at Hobbs Hole with Gyles Rickett (Rickard) Sr. so she could "winter her a cowe so long as shee liveth in Plymouth or elswhere." This is the last mention of Joyce by the name of Wallen in the Plymouth records.

On 8 Feb 1664/5 she verified Thomas Lumbard's estate inventory of £210 8s. 6d. "Widdow Joyce Lumbert" was living in Barnstable in Sep 1683, but is not found after that.1

Family 1

Ralph Wallen b. bef. 1595, d. bef. 1644

Family 2

Thomas Lumbard b. 2 Feb 1581/82, d. bt 10 Jun 1663 - 8 Feb 1665
This person was last edited on27 Dec 2017


  1. [S312] Eleanor Cooley Rue, "Widow Joyce Wallen of Plymouth (1645) and Widow Joyce Lombard of Barnstable (1664): One and the Same?," The American Genealogist 67 (January 1992): 47-53, further cited as Rue, "Joyce Wallen."
  2. [S676] Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony: 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), 476-477, further cited as Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1588, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S2281] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:1194-98 (Thomas Lombard), further cited as Anderson, GMB.