William Joyce of London
(Abt 1788-1857)


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Mary Pilmoor

William Joyce of London

  • Born: Abt 1788, Scotland 2
  • Married: 15 Oct 1816, St. Marylebone, Middlesex, England 1
  • Died: 1 Sep 1857, Inwood Rd., Isleworth, Middlesex, England 3 4

  General Notes:

compiler's 3 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

A search of the Old Parish Registers of Scotland failed to turn up the birth and/or baptism of William.


The Joyce family lived at 12 Bury Street, St. James in 1826 and, according to Robson's Directories, were still there in 1829. No record of William Joyce (baker) from 1831.

In 1828 there was a John Joyce (perhaps a brother of William Joyce above), a baker at 42 Rupert Street, Haymarket, later taken over by William Joyce (above) during the years 1835-1836. John Joyce's son, also William, was then operating as a baker at 18 George Row, Bermondsey from 1843 to 1855.

At the time of the 1841 England Census William Joyce, aged about 53, baker, and wife Mary, aged about 40, were living in Clipstone St., Trinity District, St. Marylebone, Middlesex. Present were children Thomas (16), Agnes (18), John (15), Mary (12), [sister-in-law] Eleanor Pilmer (45), and [relations) Alice Palmer (40) and Edward Palmer (3).

At the time of the 1851 England Census William Joyce, aged 63, born in Scotland, baker, and wife Mary, aged 55, born in Berwick-on-Tweed Northumberland, were living at 3? Colville Terrace, Chelsea, Middlesex. Present were wife Mary (55) of daughters Agnes (28) of St. George in Middlesex, and Mary (22) of St. James in Middlesex.


William Joyce of Inwood Road Isleworth, retired baker, died of bronchitis aged 70 years, Agnes Joyce of Inwood Road Isleworth present at death. 3

  Marriage Information:

William married Mary Pilmoor, daughter of John Pilmoor and Agnes Palmer, on 15 Oct 1816 in St. Marylebone, Middlesex, England 1. (Mary Pilmoor was born on 14 Dec 1795 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, christened on 27 Dec 1795 in Scotch Church, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England and died on 23 Mar 1870 in 1 Robert St., Chelsea, Middlesex, England.

  Marriage Notes:

William Joyce of this Parish, bachelor, and Mary Pilmoure of this Parish, spinster

Married by Banns published 29 Sep, 6 Oct and 13 Oct 1816

Witnesses: Ruth Parkin, E. Carpenter


1 St. Marylebone Parish Registers, marriages, p. 221, no. 661.

2 Compiler, 1841 and 1851 England Censuses.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Brentford district, 3rd Quarter, vol. 3a, p. 34, no. 454 (a copy of the death certificate held by the compiler).

4 Index to Death Duty Registers: William Joyce of Chelsea (M. Joyce, Executor), PCC And Country Courts, folio 835.

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