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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 5741 people
in 2141 families
in the Roy~Royes tree.

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Top birth places:
N. Ireland
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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: The Mordaunt and Hougham names feature as Christian names among the Royes in both Australia and Jamaica. See our Mordaunt pedigree chart. Select Info / Branches / Mordaunt / Individuals to see if you are one of the 1517 people in this branch!
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.
William Henry Royes Featured Most Wanted: Curious about another Jamaican Royes family that would seem to have some connection to our Royes but not sure just what the connection is. William Albert Royes and his wife Alice produced 11 children between 1907 and 1926 in St Ann, Jamaica. See the Most Wanted article for details. The image to the right is that of his son William Henry.

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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 29 Jul 2015
Elizabeth Mordaunt - 1723 (292 years ago.)
William Roy - 1872 (143 years ago.)
William James Beattie - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Anne Eleanor Sloan Roy - 1908 (107 years ago.)

Anniversaries for 29 Jul 2015
Walter Battershell Gill & Mary Quick - 1856 (159 years ago.)

Deaths for 29 Jul 2015
Jane Shoobridge - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Frederick Walter Huffam - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Edward Cameron - 1949 (66 years ago.)
Albert John Young - 1968 (47 years ago.)

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newsletter Current Family Links newsletter is
#29 - June 2015
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