Joyce or possibly Rejoice has been taken as the daughter of William Plasse by his first wife. While this is possible, no evidence has yet surfaced that he had such a daughter. The basis for this claim is presumably that Richard Waters declares himself the "son-in-law" of Plasse. But 17th Century usage would give him that relationship through his mother's marriage to William Plasse, even if Joyce is not the daughter of Plasse. See "One Waters Family", 1980, Jeanne Waters Strong.
She is cited as the wife of Pierre Chevrod in the list of the births of the children of Aym� Chuard (ACV Dp 15/2, third unnumbered folio at the beginning of the register). She was a sponsor for the baptism of Aym�'s son Marty, who was born 19 apr 1541.
She might have been Louise Roget, as suggested by a transaction recorded by Aym� Chuard, notary at Payerne (ACV Dp 15/4, fol. 279v): Fran�oys filz de feu Pierre Gryvaz bourgeoys de Payerne has received from Loyse sa femme fille de feu Claude Roget de _____, 40 florins tant per les mains de feu Pierre Chevrod que puis apres par les heritiers d'icelluy Chevrod, dot et mariage, � elle constitu� par feu Jehan Chevrod p�re dudict Pierre Chevrod, assignal, 05 apr 1550. As to Pierre Chevrod, he was still alive in February, 1549, but his widow is identified elsewhere as Guillauma, daughter of Girard de Mestral. But that leaves us to wonder why Jean Chevrod would establish a dowry for this Louise Roget. The answer seems to be found in the marriage contract of this couple, recorded by Nicod Probi, notary at Payerne (Dp 80, fol. 187, dated 21 jul 1533): Franciscus filius quondam Petri Griva ? burgensis Paterniaci and Johannes Chevrod nomine ac _____ filii quondam _____ nomine Lucovice ancille dicti Johannis Chevro et sororis dicti supernominati, marriage, 21 jun 1533. In other words, although the notary left blank the name of her brother, Ludovica or Louise was a servant of Jean Chevrod. Therefore, Louise Roget was clearly not the (first?) wife of Pierre Chevrod.
It is possible that James had more than one wife, but at least one was Lucy, attested by deed of 1820, Pawlet, VT. By 1820, James and Lucy had no children living with them. 1810 census indicates a son and daughter b. bef. 1800, though only a son is shown on 1800 census (with an additional adult male, perhaps James' brother Jonathan?). 1830 census shows clearly Jeremiah Uran (Rupert, Bennington Co., VT) but 1840 shows Jeremiah Ulin with same assortment of children. Jeremiah could be the son of James.
 Lucy is mentioned in a Pawlet deed, Bk. 8, p. 155 (1820), and a woman of the appropriate age shows up in census records of 1800-1830.
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