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John Royes

Male 1752 - Abt 1780  (28 years)

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  • Name John Royes 
    Born 1752  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 and that he is eight years younger than his wife - though note that she apparently understates her age - 26 instead of 30/31! [1]
    Baptized 24 Sep 1752  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tree top
    Occupation 12 Jan 1774  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt 1780  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • son Solomon said to have been fatherless from "an early age"
      1780 is 6 years after Solomon's birth but this is speculative
      We don't know the birth order of the three children
    Notes 
    • Possibly died around 1780-85 - see notes under his son Solomon.

      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 (where he was married?) 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?
    Person ID i2224  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Royes, Jamaican Royes
    Links To This person is also John Royes in the tree "hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree 
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2015 

    Father William Royes
              b. Abt 1725 
    Mother Sarah [Royes]
              b. Abt 1725 
    Family ID F1519  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family John Royes
              b. 1752, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1780, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1774  Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 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. [4]
    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)
     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
    Overviews
    1662 HOUGHAM Charles
    1662 HOUGHAM Charles
    This chart shows the dual links from Charles Hougham to John and Solomon Royes
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 16:21:38 
    Family ID F753  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1752 - 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 - silk weaver - 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 - Abt 1780 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Overviews
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John

  • Sources 
    1. [S310] England Births and Christenings 1538-1975.

    2. [S104] FamilySearch, International Genealogical Index (R)  Batch no. C and M02065-1. Computer printout of Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, Eng.

    3. [S456] England Marriages 1538-1973.

    4. [S72] Ancestry.com, London, England: Parish and Probate Records..