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As part of the Mary Ann McCracken 250 series of events Clifton House are proud to host this talk exploring the Joy family, arguably one of the most influential Presbyterian families in the history of Belfast. From Mary Ann McCracken’s grandfather, Francis Joy, we will journey through the family from the 1700s to the 1940s. Composed of paper manufactures, printers, philanthropists, politicians and artists, this talk will illuminate some of the key personalities of the Joys throughout the centuries and their place in history across these islands.


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• To register for the event please RSVP below
• The Zoom code will be sent to your registration email address on the morning of the event
• The event is free but if you wish to support the work of the Mary Ann McCracken Foundation please click the donate button below

About the Mary Ann McCracken Foundation
The Foundation was officially launch in 2021 to promote the life and times of this remarkable woman and to explore her legacy and relevance in the 21st century. The Foundation have, to date, republished Mary McNeill’s biography on Mary Ann McCracken, produced an historical map of Belfast, and recently award bursaries to Ulster University Masters Students.

You can support the ongoing work of the Mary Ann McCracken Foundation here .

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