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MayMaurieR~RFL is a collection of data, stories and photos about those families brought together through the marriage of Maurie Roy (1917-2010) and May Royes (1916-1951) in Cairns, Queensland, Australia in 1940

Of partcular interest are the ancestors and descendants of

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We have 5735 people
in 2161 families
in the Roy~Royes tree.
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Top birth places:
N. Ireland
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Featured Photo is a random selection from the database:
branches Featured History: John Stewart’s Diary – his visit to Ravenswood, QLD, Australia in May 1884 to visit Thomas Murray and Jane Stewart (his sister).
thumb Featured Overviews: A "Comparative Chart" shows how the Houghams link back to the Dukes of Normandy, and then how the Dukes of Normandy link into the British Royal line.
branches Featured Report: The surnames Hougham, Mordaunt and Royes occur as part of the first names of 71 people in the family tree, indicating an awareness of family heritage or a desire to preserve the names. This report list those people.
arms Featured Articles: Poetry and Stories from southern Ireland by Anne (Hogan) Phelan.
Featured Most Wanted: Our earliest Roy is James, father of James, John and Thomas. James jr was born in Co Fermanagh, Ireland about 1850. We have two candidates for a James Roy in Co Fermanagh at that time - one from Royal Ulster Constabulary files and one from a Civil Marriage Registration. Or maybe it is the same person? See the notes under Most Wanted and James Roy.

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ABBREVIATIONS for relationships used in this web site (and in newsletters):
  • 2C1R = 2nd cousin once removed, 1C3R = (first) cousin three times removed, etc.
  • 3G ... = great great great ... [but 2G grandparent rather than 3G parent]
To aid in recognizing family connections, a person's relationship to Maurie Roy or May Royes is noted.


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Birthdays for 1 May 2016
Ann Elliard - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Agnes McAlpin - 1867 (149 years ago.)
David Adam Turner - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Dudley Royes Ainsbury - 1919 (97 years ago.)

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Deaths for 1 May 2016
Matilda - 1118 (898 years ago.)
Elizabeth Morrison - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Mary McLeod - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Eleanor Preston - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Kate Selina Hougham - 1967 (49 years ago.)

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newsletter Current Family Links newsletter is
#30 - October 2015
[published three times a year]