Joslyn → Jordan → Emmett

The family connection is that Patricia Joslyn nee Jordan’s sister married into the Emmett family.

Let’s start in 1883 with Dan Joslyn’s birth in Essex. Dan Joslyn married Sarah Jane Sloan in the Tendring district, England in 1903 and later they moved to London, where Dan worked at a Tate and Lyle sugar factory. Dan and Sarah’s children are Helen (known as May), Dan (born 1907), William (born 1905), Evelyn M (born March 1914), Victor (born June 1916) and Horace J (born June 1922).

Victor John Joslyn was born at Silvertown in London and in the same year he was baptised at St Mark’s Church located at the Victoria Docks. On the 19th January 1917 a huge TNT explosion occurred at a munitions factory, devastating a huge area of Silvertown, killing seventy-three people and injuring four hundred. Victor was a baby and he was blown across the room by the explosion. In 1939, Victor, his father and other Joslyn family members are living at 26 Knights Road in Silvertown.

Left to right: Dan and Sarah Joslyn, Tom Rogers, Victor and Peggy Joslyn, Ann Stone, Caroline and Percival Medcraft. Photo provided by Paul Joslyn and used on this website with his permission. The photo has been enhanced and a living person’s face pixelated.

Victor John Joslyn married Peggy Mabel Cartwright (born 1920) in December 1945. Peggy’s maiden surname is Medcraft and she was married to Thomas L Cartwright in March 1944, but sadly Thomas died during WW2 and she later married Victor. Peggy is the daughter of Percival J Medcraft (born approx 1885) and Caroline V Burrows and her parents married in September 1911.

A colourised photo of Percival J Medcraft
Photo provided by Paul Joslyn and used with permission on this website. The original photo has been colourised.

That branch of the Medcraft family are from Oxfordshire and the 1891 census shows Percival and his family living at Bicester. Percival’s parents are William (born approx 1851 at Islip) and Elizabeth (born approx 1852 at Bicester). Peggy’s grandfather was a ‘Sub Postmaster Bootmaker’ and her grandmother worked at a general shop. The 1891 census lists Percival’s siblings William, Elizabeth, Richard, Edith and Rose. Her father Percival is listed in the 1915 Kelly’s directory as a grocer at Princes Risborough, a market town in Buckinghamshire, England.

Peggy and Victor Joslyn lived in High Wycombe before moving to Eastbourne, Sussex in England. They had two children and their son married Patricia Jordan. Peggy and Victor have descendants at Hastings, London, Maidstone, Rochester and elsewhere in the UK.

Last updated: 16th January 2021

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