Henry Joy (1754 - 1835):
Journalist and writer
Henry Joy was born in Belfast and worked for his grandfather's newspaper, the Belfast Newsletter from 1782, becoming its editor in 1789. In 1794 he jointly published Belfast Politics : A Collection of the Debates, Resolutions and Other Proceedings of that Town in the years 1792 and 1793. When the rebellion of 1798 broke out, Henry Joy served in the yeomanry. He was anonymous author of Historical Collections relative to the Town of Belfast in 1817, which retrospectively modified a number of the moderate editorial comments of Belfast Politics.