Notes for Peter Joy: From The Joy Book by Dorothy Exley:
Peter had his will probated August 10, 1686 in Calvert County, Maryland. Peter, a Catholic, was transported into the Province of Maryland in 1663 as a servant (Patent 5:418). By 1664, he was married. Marth administered the estate of Peter, then of Calvert County, on 10 August, 1886. Peter, a Catholic, only had a meager estate which amounted to 19,089 pounds of tobacco which was the legal tender of the day. One historian familiar with those times and it/s economic factors estimates that they were barely eking out an existence when Peter died. (Account 9:134).
From the records of Mary Louise Donnelly: http://users.cougar.net/~susan1/joy.htm PETER JOY(1), a Catholic was born in 1628 according to a deposition he gave in 1654 (ARCHIVES OF MARYLAND X:405, 410). He was transported into the Province of Maryland from Virginia around 1652 by John Billingsby (Patents 5:418). Major John Billingsby was a Virginia merchant who obtained his Maryland land in 1652 (Patents ABH: 213). PETER JOY is probably the son of RICHARD JOY(JOYE) and MARY DOVE, born in 1628 in All Saint's Church in Kingston-Upon- the Thames, Surry, England (church records). A PETER JOY(spelled JOICE) was transported to Northfolk County, Virginia on 4/28/1652 by GEORGE KEMP, and then apparently indentured to JOHN BILLINGSBY(CAVILIERS AND PIONEERS 1: 239. In Maryland on 1/24/1662/1663 PETER JOY demanded 50 acres for his service(carpenter), so his term of indentured servitude to MAJOR JOHN BILLINGSBY was about 10 years (Patent 5: 418).
PETER JOY married MARTHA GOLSON, the daughter of DANIEL GOLSON prior to 1663. DANIEL GOLSON immigrated to Maryland in 1650 and settled on the Patuxent River. He brought with him his wife SARAH GOLSON, and a son MATHEW GOLSON(Patents ABH: 322). According to THE ARCHIVES OF MARYLAND PETER JOY tried to obtain what was due to his wife and her brother " The young DANIEL GOLSON" In the Provincial Court Proceedings of 1663. The record states that DANIEL GOLSON "was father to PETER's Wife, and that when Daniel GOLSEON died he left a considerable estate in the hands of "DOROTHY his Wife"
MARTHA JOY administered the estate of PETER JOY of Calvert County on 8/10/1686, which amount to 1,989 pounds of tobacco. They were barely eking out an existence when PETER JOY died, so he probably never acquired his wife's inheritance( acc't 9: 134). PETER JOY and MARTHA GOLSON appear to have had five children.
Children of Peter Joy and Martha Golson are:
+Peter Joy, b. Abt. 1665, Maryland, d. Bef. 1740, Maryland.