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Thomas Joy
Birth: May 6, 1610
Norfolk, England
Death: Oct. 21, 1678
Hingham
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Joy is described as a "house carpenter." He was a principal contractor, master builder, and architect in Boston. He first appears in Boston land records in 1636-37. After his political differences with Winthrop's government (1646), he removed to Hingham, fifteen miles distant, and became identified with that village though still holding property in Boston, and for some years resided there. All his children excepting the youngest were brought to the First Church in Boston for baptism. In Hingham he bought a dwelling, farm, and mill privilege. He built or enlarged the grist mill at the town's cove, and created a saw mill in the same locality. In 1658 he became a member of the Boston Artillery Company, now the famous "Ancient and Honorables," and in 1657-8 he built the house in the market place of Boston, which was at once the armory, court house, and town hall of Boston, and first seat of government of Massachusetts. It burned down in 1711, and was replaced by what became known as "the Old State House," later the site of the "Boston Massacre" which still stands to this day. In 1665 he was admitted "Freeman" of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Thomas Joy and His Descendants 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Joy (1593 - 1614)
  Frances Paulett Joy (1587 - 1614)
 
 Spouse:
  Joan Gallop Joy (1618 - 1691)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Joy (1645 - 1697)*
  Elizabeth Joy Beal (1654 - 1729)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hingham Cemetery
Hingham
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: LReneeTS
Record added: Oct 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11974856
Thomas Joy
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