JOYCE Edward Alfred

Name Edward Alfred JOYCE
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1871
Died 1947
Birth/ Baptism Born 31 May 1871, Launceston
Parents John and Eliza Jane Joyce (formerly Carey)
Apprenticeship Martha Allen, Brisbane Street, Launceston
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston, Burnie
Street Address
Brisbane Street, Launceston
Eastern side of Wilson Street, Burnie
40 Wilson Street, Burnie
Marriage/Spouse 26 March 1894, at the residence of Thomas Clarke, Balfour Street, Launceston, to Fanny Clarke (d. 20 September 1905).

8 January 1907, North Hobart, to Emily Alicia Pitt

Other 17 December 1893: Opened business, Wilson Street, Burnie. Advertised sales and repairs of clocks, watches, and jewellery.

1903: Larger premises in the same street were purchased to meet business growth demands, initially using half of the available space.
1908: Expanded business space, using the entire ground floor.
1928: The shop underwent extensive remodelling.

1941: Stanley Edward Joyce (son) became the proprietor of the business.
1950: Upstairs showroom added at the time Joyce’s Arcade was built.
1 July 1953: Established Proprietary company, E A Joyce & Son Pty Ltd.
December 1953: Joyce’s celebrated 60 years in business.

10 December 2019: Joyce’s closed after 126 years in business, spanning four generations.

Edward was a foundation member of the Burnie Baptist Church.

Death 2 February 1947, Burnie
Ray Watson to Graham Mulligan circa 2014; Bob Joyce to Sallie Mulligan January 2023.
Tasmania Post Office Directory 1896-1901.
TAHO: RGD33/1/49 no498 Birth 1871, RGD37/1/53 no471 Marriage 1894.
Web:,, News 12 November 2019.
Wellington Times & Agricultural & Mining Gazette 23 December 1893; North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 2 February 1903, 22 September 1905; The Examiner (Launceston) 12 March 1932; Advocate 3 February 1947, 30 September 1950, 19 December 1953.