English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

John de Bois Hall, John de Bois Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ardleigh

Historical Forms

  • Jolyboyslond c.1300 ColchA
  • Joliboyes 1545 MinAcct
  • Jolliboie's Oak 1623 ERxxvii
  • Johnny Bois Hill 1877 Tendring
  • Johnny Boy's Hill 1881 O.S.


John de Bois Hall (1″), John de Bois Hill (6″) is Jolyboyslond c. 1300ColchA , Joliboyes 1545MinAcct , Jolliboie 's Oak 1623 ER xxvii, Johnny Bois Hill 1877 Tendring, Johnny Boy 's Hill 1881 O.S.The earlier forms are probably to be associated with the family of Roger Jolifboy who was connected with Shrub End in 1308 (EHR xl, 418).