Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

Joynes Family of Kent

Henry Salt married Catherine Leigh Joynes (Kate) on 22 December 1879 at the Church of St John Evangelists, Eton.

Joynes Surname

This interesting surname is one of the patronymic forms of the male given name "John". The name derived from the Hebrew "Jochanaan" meaning "the Lord is Gracious", and owes its popularity to two important New Testament Characters; John the Baptist, who was Christ's cousin and Forerunner and St. John the Evangelist, who was the "Beloved Disciple". For more information visit SurnameDB.Com

Joynes of Kent

Given the origin of their surname it is no surprised to find that Kate's family had strong connections to the Church. Several relatives served in the clergy in Gravesend, Kent, including her grandfather the Reverend Richard Symonds Joynes. All his three sons, including Kate's father, the Reverend James Leigh Joynes (1824 - 1908), served in the church.

The Reverend James Leigh Joynes - "Jimmy" - was the reverend at Eton College and famously appeared in a Vanity Fair "Spy" print dated 16th July, 1887. His son, also called James Leigh Joynes, was a Master at Eton at the same time of Salt and shared many similar views including socialism which led to both men leaving Eton.