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John Royes

John Royes

Male 1745 - 1780  (35 years)    Has 6 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Royes 
    Born 1745  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A John Royes was baptised in Canterbury 24 Sep 1752, son of William and Sarah [England Births and Baptisms 1538-1975] I am assuming that this is our John Royes. [1]
    • Another reference suggests born 1745, North Canterbury and gives his mother's maiden name as Taylor
    Baptized 24 Sep 1752  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • parents named as William and Sarah Royes [2]
    Gender Male 
    Tree top
    Occupation 12 Jan 1774  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Jan 1780  Castelton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A John Royes died in Jan 1780 in Castleton, Derbyshire, England and is buried there.
      A John Royes was buried 17 Jan 1780 in Castleton, Castleton, Derbyshire, England.
      Son Solomon said to have been fatherless from "an early age". 1780 is 6 years after Solomon's birth therefore the death we have of a John Royes in 1780 is feasible but "in Derbyshire" raises questions.
    Notes 
    • In view of his trade and the possibility that the Royes name may be of French-speaking origin, it is worth noting that over a 20 year period from 1670, 80,000 Huguenots came to England, majority of whom were textile, including silk, workers. By 1689 40,000 families made their living from silk. And the main silk weaving centres were Canterbury and Spitalfields.
    • Ancestry.com's U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830 have this record:

      Name: John Roy
      Dates: 1751-1775 (what does "dates" mean? years listed?)
      Location: London
      Address: Princes Street, Spitalfields
      Occupation: weaver, textiles(m), satin
      Source Date: 1763
      Source Info: Listed in The Universal Director; or, the Nobleman and Gentleman's True Guide to the Masters and Professors of the Liberal and Polite Arts and Sciences; and of the Mechanic Arts, Manufactures, and Trades, Established in London and Westminster and their Environs, 1763, MORTIMER, Thomas. London
      Printed by J. Coote

      Is this John Royes?
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: John Royes b. Abt 1700
    Maternal Line: Emma Smith
    Person ID I2224  Roy~Royes | Royes
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2020 

    Father William Royes
              b. Bef 7 Jul 1723, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Taylor
              b. Abt 1725 
    Married 15 Apr 1750  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hougham
              b. Bef 21 Mar 1743, Bromley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 May 1832, St Alphege, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1774  Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Groom of St Mary Northgate parish Canterbury
      Bride of Canterbury Cathedral
    Marriage registration of John Royes and Sarah Hougham
    Marriage registration of John Royes and Sarah Hougham
    Notes 
    • Kent, Surrey, London: - Canterbury Marriage Licences, 1751-1780 Volume 31 fol 67 1774 County: Kent. Country: England. John Royes of St Mary North[gate] Cant[erbury] silk weaver bach & Sarah Hougham of Cath[edral] sp (26), at Cath[edral]. 12 Jan 1774. [5]
    Children 
    +1. Solomon Royes
              b. Bef 27 Oct 1774, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Sep 1842, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)
    Ann Hannah Jones, m. 3 May 1795; Mary Hougham, m. 25 Feb 1804
     2. Henry Royes
              b. 1776, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?
     3. Lydia Royes
              b. 1778, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?
    Histories
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818) transcribed
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818) transcribed
    summary table included
    Overviews
    1662 HOUGHAM Charles
    1662 HOUGHAM Charles
    This chart shows the dual links from Charles Hougham to John and Solomon Royes
    1700 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1700 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    We had previously identified John Royes 1752-1832 as our earliest Royes. We then identified his father as William Royes - no information about birth or marriage.
    We have information that a William Royes was born in 1723 in Lincolnshire. But John 1752 was born in, worked, married and died in Canterbury, Kent. So this link is uncertain though not impossible. Lincolnshire William's wife is Sarah Taylor and his parents were John and Mary Royes.
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1745 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 24 Sep 1752 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Array - 12 Jan 1774 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1774 - Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1780 - Castelton, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Overviews
    1700 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1700 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    We had previously identified John Royes 1752-1832 as our earliest Royes. We then identified his father as William Royes - no information about birth or marriage.
    We have information that a William Royes was born in 1723 in Lincolnshire. But John 1752 was born in, worked, married and died in Canterbury, Kent. So this link is uncertain though not impossible. Lincolnshire William's wife is Sarah Taylor and his parents were John and Mary Royes.

  • Sources 
    1. [S310] England Births and Christenings.

    2. [S466] England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975.

    3. [S104] IGI, FamilySearch, Batch no. C and M02065-1. Computer printout of Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, Eng.

    4. [S456] England Marriages 1538-1973.

    5. [S72] London: Parish and Probate Record, Ancestry.com.