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Samuel Russell Roy

Samuel Russell Roy

Male 1889 - 1959  (70 years)

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  • Photos
    Sam R Roy (on right)
    Sam R Roy (on right)
    Sam R Roy abt 1955
    Sam R Roy abt 1955
    Sam R Roy with Tom and Sis Rainey
    Sam R Roy with Tom and Sis Rainey

    Documents
    Census Ireland 1911 - 9 Jubilee St, Larne
    Census Ireland 1911 - 9 Jubilee St, Larne
    Sam Roy's gun permit
    Sam Roy's gun permit
    Note date (less than 12 months before moving to Australia) and address

  • Name Samuel Russell Roy 
    Born 30 Jun 1889  Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registration district is Belfast - does this include Larne? Was he born in Larne?
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Cross St, Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  9 Jubilee St, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 8 Nov 1914  1 Coronation Tce, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Migration/Travel 23 Oct 1923  Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion Presbyterian 
    Registration 1925  82 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration 1930  82 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration 1936  104 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration 1943  104 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration 1949  104 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Abt 1950  5 Moody St, Manunda, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Registration 1954  5 Moody St, Manunda, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Sep 1959  Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Bowel cancer (Cemetery records say cardiac failure?)
    Buried 4 Oct 1959  Martyn Street Cemetery, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Martyn Street Cemetery Row AH Site 7583
    Unmarked graves of Sam and Agnes (Logan) Roy
    Unmarked graves of Sam and Agnes (Logan) Roy
    Notes 
    • Address when married was Coronation Terrace Larne
      Draper when married
      Migrated to Australia on the S.S. Diogenes, arriving in Fremantle /Melbourne in 1923. Headed for Cairns on 'Wyandra" based on rosy stories about the far north from Hugh Wiley (Sam's uncle), arriving 23 Oct 1923, only to find that Hugh had left shortly before. After a failed attempt to start a softdrink business, Sam worked for Dillon's cordial factory in McLeod Street before going on to other jobs.
      Friends from Ireland living in Cairns were Richard & Bertha RUDDELL. Daughter or G/Daughter was Myrell RANN who lived in Bayview Heights Q. 4868

      DIOGENES / MATAROA 1922
      was 12,341 gross tons, length 500.4ft x beam 63.2ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 13.5 knots. Accommodation for 130-1st and 422-3rd class passengers. Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast as the DIOGENES for the Aberdeen Line, she was laaunched on 2nd Mar.1922 and started her maiden voyage from London to Brisbane on 4th July 1922. Chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line in June 1926, she was renamed MATAROA, converted from coal to oil fuel and given a speed of 15 knots. She then started sailings from Southampton to Wellington via Panama. In 1931 she was converted to carry 131-cabin class passengers and in 1932 came under the ownership of Shaw, Savill & Albion Line. In Nov.1940 she became a troopship mainly to South Africa and was then used to carry meat cargoes from South America to the UK. In 1944 she was used to carry US troops to Northern Ireland in preparation for the Normandy Invasion. Irish pressure in Southern Ireland and the USA decreed that no Ameriicans of Irish descent should go to the North in case of cross border friction, so the US Army sent all black troops to Ireland. In 1948 the ship resumed commercial service with accommodation for 372-tourist class passengers and she made her last sailing on 21st Nov.1956. On 29th Mar.1957 she arrived at Faslane for scrapping. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.10, Shaw, Savill & Albion]
      [5, 6]
    Person ID I853  Roy~Royes | Clements, Logan, Russell, Roy, Roy-Manning, Healey-Roy, Roy-Fraser, Elias-Roy
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2015 

    Father Thomas Roy
              b. Abt Aug 1864, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Jul 1889, Glengormley, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Mother 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!
    Overviews
    PEDIGREE - HOGAN-Russell-Magee
    PEDIGREE - HOGAN-Russell-Magee
    Pedigree chart showing the Hogan and Russell relationships
    Family ID F10  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Logan
              b. 30 Jan 1890, 3 Curran St, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Oct 1957, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1914  Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 2nd Presbyterian (Gardenmore)
      Witnessed Mary Logan & John Logan, Minister D H Hanson
    Marriage licence - Sam Roy and Agnes Logan
    Marriage licence - Sam Roy and Agnes Logan
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Jamieson Roy
              b. 28 Jul 1915, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Jan 1982, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. John Maurice Roy
              b. 8 Aug 1917, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Feb 2010, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +3. Angus Livingstone Roy
              b. 18 Oct 1919, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Jul 2006, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Beryl Roy
              b. 26 Dec 1921, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 May 2017, Albury, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Agnes Margaret Roy
              b. 24 Feb 1926, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Jan 2001, Ipswich, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Photos
    Sam and Agnes Roy
    Sam and Agnes Roy
    presumably about the time of their engagement/marriage (circa 1914)
    Sam R and Agnes (Logan) Roy and family
    Sam R and Agnes (Logan) Roy and family
    about 1922 before emigrating to Australia
    Russell and Roys in South Africa
    Russell and Roys in South Africa
    during the Roy migration from Larne to Cairns
    Russell and Roy children, South Africa, 1923
    Russell and Roy children, South Africa, 1923
    When Sam and Ag Roy and family were on their way to Cairns, Queensland
    SS Wyandra served the Australian east coast 1902-1925
    SS Wyandra served the Australian east coast 1902-1925
    4,058 gross tons. Lbd: 340'6" x 45'9" x 17'5". Passenger vessel built by A Stephen & Sons., Glasgow for the Australian United Steamship Navigation (AUSN) Co for service along the Australian east coast. Began service 1902. Sold 1925 to Japanese shipbreakers and demolition began 9th February 1926
    Children of Sam and Agnes (Logan) Roy, about 1927
    Children of Sam and Agnes (Logan) Roy, about 1927
    Sam and Agnes (Logan) Roy and some family
    Sam and Agnes (Logan) Roy and some family
    with children and grandchildren in front of 5 Moody Street, West Cairns
    Sam R and Agnes (Logan) Roy
    Sam R and Agnes (Logan) Roy
    Maurie Roy's 80th birthday
    Maurie Roy's 80th birthday
    Brother Gus has just cracked a doubtful joke - sister in law Phyl is standing, sisters Peg and Beryl seated either side of Maurie
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2010 00:00:00 
    Family ID F5  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jun 1889 - Belfast, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - age 21, draper - building listed as shop - digital record has "Ray" - 2 Apr 1911 - 9 Jubilee St, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1914 - Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - This was the same as 1 Bank Road and is now 50 Bank Road - 8 Nov 1914 - 1 Coronation Tce, Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - 4 Jul 1922 SS Diogenes to Melbourne, SS Wyandra to Cairns - 23 Oct 1923 - Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Later renumbered as 104 - 1925 - 82 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Later renumbered as 104 - 1930 - 82 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - 1936 - 104 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - warehouseman - 1943 - 104 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - warehouseman - 1949 - 104 McLeod St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1950 - 5 Moody St, Manunda, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - salesman - 1954 - 5 Moody St, Manunda, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1959 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Oct 1959 - Martyn Street Cemetery, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Ancestry.com, Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980.

    2. [S12] Ancestry.com, Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980  1949 > QLD > LEICHHARDT > CAIRNS.

    3. [S264] Australia Death Index 1787-1985  (Ancestry.com), Reg No B34261 Page 2221.

    4. [S115] Cairns City Council Burial Register  PROT AJ/7584 7583.

    5. [S39] George Roy, George & Ena Roy Family Tree Sep 2005.

    6. [S80] The Ships List.