Born: June 6, 1901, Belgravia, London, England.
Died: July 20, 1953, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.
Buried: Whitchurch (near Aylesbury), Buckinghamshire, England.
Pseudonym: Jan Struther.
Joyce was the daughter of Harry (Henry) Torrens Anstruther, Member of Parliament, and his wife (later Dame) Eva Anstruther (née Hanbury-Tracy).
She spent her childhood in Whitchurch, and was educated privately in London.
In class, she used to sit behind Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and would occasionally dip the long tresses of
royal hair into the ink-well.
Years later, when asked about this by an Anstruther family member, the ever-tactful Queen Mother declared she could recall nothing of it!
Struther contributed twelve hymns to Songs of Praise (London: 1931).