William Joyce 1820 – 1900

Aug 25th, 1900 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries



The late Mr. William Joyce, sen.,was one of our oldest and most respected  colonists. He was born in London in 1820, and at the age of twenty arrived in this colony, under engagement with the Australind Company, as a white-smith. After serving with the companyfor some time, he accepted employmentin various surveying expeditions, inwhich he gained considerable bush ex-perience. From that time up till a fewyears ago, when he retired on a pension,

he was employed by the Government invarious capacities at Government House,and in the Survey, Works, Commissariat,Sheriff’s, Police, and Education Depart-ments, in the last-named of which hespent upwards of thirty years; holding atthe time of his retirement the positionof packer and issuer. Mr. Joyce waspredeceased by his wife several years ago,but both lived long enough to bring upa large family, and to see most of themmarried, and all well provided for.

The esteem in which Mr. Joyce washeld was shown on August 16 by the repre-sentative gathering at bis funeral, whichtook place in the Church of England por-tion of the Perth Cemetery. The body was enclosed in a massive polished jarrah casket, with silver-plated handles and plates, covered with wreaths, sentb y members of the family, and the following sympathisers:—Mr. and Mrs.Egglestone, Mrs. Dale and family, Mr.and Mrs. J. Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs.Allan Woodbridge, Mrs. Buckley, Mr.and Mrs. R. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs.W. Joyce and son, Mr. E. Joyce andfamily. James’and Harriet Joyce, Mrs.G. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. J. Barrett,Mrs. and Miss Green, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Manning and family. Mr. and Mrs.Pennington, and Miss May Pennington.The chief mourners were Messrs. Ed-ward, James, Stephen, and WilliamJoyce, sons of the deceased, Messrs. J,D. Manning, W. Elsegood, and P. Demasson, Masters John, Edward, George,and Andrew Manning, and H. Joyce,William Joyce, Albert Joyce, Lionel andHarold Joyce. The pall-bearers wereMr. G. Randell. M.L.C., Colonial Se-cretary; Mr. L. S. Eliot, Under-Treasurer ; Mr. J. B. Roe, Sheriff ; and Mr.

John Stone. Among others present wereMessrs. G. Dent, F. L. Hussey, G. F.Glyde, A. P. Curtis, G. Letch, E. Ran-dell, A. Woodbridge, sen., G. W. Bell,6en., G. W. Bell, jun., J. Veryard, J.R. Churchyard, and S. Hyde, sen., andMajor T. Sherwood. The Revs. G.Cutts and F. J. Price officiated at thegrave, and the funeral arrangementswere conducted by Mr. Donald J. Chipper.

One Comment to “William Joyce 1820 – 1900”

  1. Profile photo of ellikacarson ellikacarson says:

    Hi Everyone!

    I have started researching my family line and I have come to a stop at this gentleman! I will be going into the state library here in WA to look at the shipping records for people coming over 1840 (I assume this is when he came over, by the obituary saying he was born in 1820 but immigrated to WA at 20 years old) however any more information on Mr William Joyce would be wonderful 🙂
    I have all the information on his continuing line down to me, the latest generation, available to share if anyone is interested.


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