Joas; and antiquarians have doubted which was the true name.
Proof has at last been presented by J. Hammond Trumbull, Ll. D., that his widow and Mr. Dunster wrote the name Josse; but that he himself wrote it Jose, three times in his last will he adds, comparison of the forms Josse, andJoas.,with the autograph Jose, shows that the name was pronounced as a monosyllable, and that the first vowel was moderately long,.
See New England Hist.
and Gen. Register, XXX. 27.
of Norfolk Co., England, a farmer, m.——Doyley, and had William, John, Richard, Edward, James, Vincent, Benjamin , Thomas, Josias, and three daughters, who reached maturity.
Goddard Gen., p. 5.
2. William, s. of Edward (1), was a grocer in London, m. Elizabeth Miles, and had William, Joseph, Robert, and three others who d. young.
He came to New England in 1665; his w. and chil, followed him in 1666;. He had in Watertown, besides three who. young, Benjamin.
b. 17 Aug. 1668; Josiah, b. about 1672.