circa 1250 - 1290
|Father||William la Zouche|
|Mother||Maud de Howbridge|
|1st husband||Nicholas de Whelton|
|2nd husband||Robert de Mortimer|
|Children||Isabel, Hugh, William|
Joyce, the daughter of William and Maud (1)(3)(15), probably born around 1250 or just before (2). She had at least one brother William (15), but was the only known sibling to survive her father.She married Nicholas de Whelton sometime around the mid 1260s (5), possibly when, or just before, her parents granted the manor of Howbridge to her in 1265/66 (1). However, they had only been married a short time when Nicholas died (5), possibly even before the birth of their daughter Felicia (3). Following Nicholas's death there was some doubt over her dower rights to the manor of Whilton (5), so her father "paid off" Nicholas's eldest brother Roger in an attempt to secure her rights (4). This was to be the start of a dispute over the manor which would last for generations (5). Joyce remarried soon afterwards, this time to Robert de Mortimer of Richard's Castle (8)(9)(10)(11)(12), and they had at least three children - Isabel in the late 1260s (6), Hugh about 1274 (7), and William after that. Robert died in 1287 (8)(9)(11)(10)(12), and Joyce in 1290 (13)(14).
Brief details of her children:
William, temp Hen III * _________|________________ | | William Jocosa son & heir sister & heir ob.s.p. | Hugh de Mortimer the plaintiff, son & heir * Another suit at the back of the membrane shows the ancestor of Hugh was William La Zusche.