FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN JOLLIE AND
John Jollie was born in about 1530 of Standish, Lancashire, England,
possibly the son of Seth Jolie. He married Jane Haydock 13 December
1552 in Chorley, a parish about three miles from Coppull.
Marriage record for John Jollie and Jane Haydock in Chorley:
"John Jolye maried Jane Haydock 13 day October"
The Jollie family had their roots in Standish: “A family of the
name of Jolly, Jolley, or Jollie, was settled in Lancashire
certainly in the sixteenth century, but probably at a much earlier
date. They were then living in the parish of Standish. In the time
of Edward V! (1547-53). James Standish and Seth Jolly were
defendents in the Duchy Court touching the alleged tortuous
possession of a messuage and lands called Bradley, situate in
Standish. This Seth Jolly was buried at Standish 18th December,
1560. He was probably the father of John, Robert, Alexander, and
others, but the positive proof is wanting. ” (The Jolly Family of
Standish, Gorton and Altham, The Note Book of the Rev. Thomas
John and Jane had the following children:
*1. Cecilia, christened 14 February 1562 in Standish;
married Richard Wills in about 1580.
Baptism record for Cecilia Jolley in Standish: "Cecilia filia
Johnnus Jollie et Jane uxoris euis xiv die February"
2. Seth, christened 3 March 1565 in Standish.
3. Robert, christened 7 November 1568 in Standish.
4. James (Jacobus), christened 9 September 1571 in
5. Francis (male), christened 20 February 1574/5 in
Baptism record for Francis Jolley in Standish: "Ffranncisus
filius Johes Joley et jane uxoris euis xx die ffebruarij"
SOURCES: Standish parish register; www.ancestry.com.
Earlier Jolleys in Standish:
Other Jollies having children at the same time as John in
Possibly these were John's brothers.
- Robert and Joan had children: Helen (1563), William (1565),
Elizabeth (1568), Robert (1570), John (1572)
- James and Anne had children: Lawrence (1562), Edward (1563),
Helen (1565), Margaret (1568), John (1569), Thomas (1571)
- Edmund and Helen had a son: John (1574)
Marriages in Standish:
- Robertus Joley married Johanna Wilde 30 May 1563 in Standish.
- Radus Joley married Elizabeth Prescotte 24 October 1573 in
Burials in Standish:
- Seth Joley was buried 14 December 1560 in Standish.
Burial record for Seth Joley in Standish: "Seth Joley xiiij die
- Margareta Jolley was buried 16 June 1568 in Standish.
- Johes Jolley was buried 31 March 1570 in Standish.
Burial record for John Jolley in Standish: "Johes Jolley -
Staindishe xxiiij die Martij"
- Johanna Jolley was buried 20 January 1578 in Standish.
- Robertus Jolley was buried 31 June 1580 in Standish.
- Robertus Jolley was buried 30 May 1583 in Standish.
The Note Book of Rev. Thomas Jolley proposes this pedigree for the
Jolly family in Standish:
Thomas guesses that Seth Jolly was possibly the father of John
Jolly, Robert Jolly and Alexander Jolly. All were buried in
The burial date for John Jolly in 1570/1 is after the birth of
John and Jane Jolley's son Francis. Was this another John Jolley
or was Francis baptized later? No later burial record is found for
The origins of the Jolley name are said to be Norman: "The
name Jolley has a history dating as far back as the Norman
Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for a person
originating in France, and was associated with the French
Huguenots. This nickname surname originated with an early member
who was a happy and lively person. But we must look to Normandy
where the earliest records of the root name was found. As a
variant of Jolliffe, it was found there as early as 1195 with N.
Giolif. Three years later Robert Jolif was listed in a census in
the same area of Normandy. The surname Jolley was first found in
Yorkshire where there are numerous variations of the name listed
in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 including: Johannes
Yoly, Agnes, servienes Joly Johnan, Henricus Joly; Ricardus
Jolyman; Willelmus Jolyman and Johannes Jolyman. This
distinguished Huguenot family were granted lands firstly in
Staffordshire. Many moved north into Scotland where records
there show Alan and Bervy Jolly were granted lands in the county
of Edinburgh in 1450." (House of Names)