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Thomas Roy

Thomas Roy

Male Abt 1864 - 1889  (~ 24 years)

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  • Name Thomas Roy 
    Born Abt Aug 1864  Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation engine driver at the Cavehill and Whitewell Tramway: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-tram-trip-back-in-time-recovered-footage-from-early-1900s-depicts-city-streets-bustling-29959616.html  [2
    Religion Presbyterian 
    Residence 1886  Whitewell, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jul 1889  Glengormley, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • only son, Samuel, was 3 weeks old
    • The death certificate states that he died as the result of being crushed between the tram engine and the shed door frame at Glegormley. The inquest was held on the 24th of July, the day after the accident. There are some medical terms on the certificate as to the exact injuries but it's very difficult to read the writing - we think it means he bled to death as a result of his injuries. [2]
    Buried Aft 23 Jul 1889  McGarel Cemetery, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Thomas Roy, abt 1861-1889
    Thomas Roy, abt 1861-1889
    Headstone erected by his wife, Jane Russell
    Notes 
    • Killed in train accident when son Samuel was 3 weeks old.
    Person ID I856  Roy~Royes | Elias-Roy, Roy, Roy-Fraser, Russell
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2017 

    Father James Roy
              b. Est 1815, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Thompson 
    Married 5 Apr 1850  Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Marriage registration: James Roy and Catherine Thompson, 1850
    Marriage registration: James Roy and Catherine Thompson, 1850
    Notes 
    • We have James's son James born somewhere around 1850 in Enniskillen. I have assumed that the marriage of a James Roy to Catherine Thompson on 5 Apr 1850 in Enniskillen is our James Roy sr.
    Family ID F52  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Russell
              b. Est 1862, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Aug 1934, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1886  Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1st Presbyterian
      Rev J Meek officiating
      husband witness Hugh McDerran,
      wife witness Margaret (Maggie) Russell (sister)
      Husband Father Occupation given as Station Master
      Both mothers' names blank
    Marriage registration of James Roy and Jane Russell
    Marriage registration of James Roy and Jane Russell
    Note that Samuel Russell was a Tailor - not Sailor!
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Russell Roy
              b. 30 Jun 1889, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Sep 1959, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Overviews
    PEDIGREE - HOGAN-Russell-Magee
    PEDIGREE - HOGAN-Russell-Magee
    Pedigree chart showing the Hogan and Russell relationships
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2011 00:00:00 
    Family ID F10  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Aug 1864 - Belfast, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1886 - Whitewell, Belfast, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1886 - Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1889 - Glengormley, Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 23 Jul 1889 - McGarel Cemetery, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Roy (~1861-1889)
    Thomas Roy (~1861-1889)

  • Sources 
    1. [S338] from stated age at date of death.
      Died in Jul 1889 aged 25

    2. [S412] Roy Northern Ireland Correspondence, Ellie Roy, 4 Apr 2017.

    3. [S360] Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958, Belfast Vol 1 p 259 Film # 101595.
      Jul-Sep 1889

    4. [S379] Old Families of Larne and District, George Rutherford (compiler), RSJ Clarke (editor), (Ulster Historical Foundation), 186.
      [white limestone with lead lettering, now in three pieces.] Erected by Jane Russell in loving memory of her husband Thomas Roy, who died at Glengormley on 23rd July 1889 aged 25 years.

    5. [S437] Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898.

    6. [S372] Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index.