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Solomon Royes

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  • Name Solomon Royes 
    Born Bef 27 Oct 1774  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptized 27 Oct 1774  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 5 Aug 1789  137 Aldersgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Dec 1797  Little Ormond St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Employment 6 Dec 1797  137 Aldersgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1807  St Mary Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Employment 13 Sep 1817  137 Aldersgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Employment 19 Sep 1818  137 Aldersgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 11 Jan 1820  19 Charterhouse Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Employment 24 Jun 1823  137 Aldersgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1824  Tooting, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1825  138 Aldersgate Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Registration 1832  Queen Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence Bef 1838  Queen Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 7 Jun 1841  High St, St Aubin, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 25 Jun 1842  St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of Solomon Royes (1774-1842)
    Will of Solomon Royes (1774-1842)
    Will of Solomon Royes (1774-1842) transcribed
    Will of Solomon Royes (1774-1842) transcribed
    summary table included
    Died 6 Sep 1842  St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 5 Oct 1842  Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Goldsmith in Aldersgate Street - in partnership with Charles and Solomon Hougham and John East Dix - Solomon Royes was the last remaining partner in the firm after the partnership with John East Dix was dissolved 19 September 1818. His business was closed 1823.
      Census 1841 gives age of 60 but all the ages in the Jersey census entries seem to be estimates rounded to the nearest 5.
      - Reg. of Deaths No. 1394 Parish of St Helier, in the Island of Jersey- 9th Sep 1842.

      See the article by Gillian West under Histories. This article describes Solomon Royes as a nephew of Solomon Hougham (who had a brother Charles). She says that Solomon Royes married Solomon Hougham's daughter Mary, and notes that Solomon Royes had been "fatherless from childhood". West's sources are not cited. The frequent occurrence of the Christian name Mordaunt in the Royes family suggests that we should stay with the data as we have it - that he married Mary Hougham whose grandmother was Sarah Mordaunt. Solomon Hougham appears to have died childless.

      The third party of the Hougham-Royes-Dix partnership was John East Dix, wife Isabella Hookkham (marr, 1805, Finchely) children John, Isabella, Ann H., Katherine M., Robert Henry, Eliza A., Hougham and John East. Robert Henry married Frances Lagorsky in St Petersburg, Russia on 8 April 1841 and they had a son Edward A., born about 1847 in Kiev, Russia. Edward appears in the 1861 Census as living with his grandmother in London. - http://genforum.genealogy.com/dix/messages/790.html plus emails

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      SOLOMON ROYES is a most enigmatic figure and the data we have raises many questions:
      1. Why does his will (made in 1842, the year he died) exclude his sons. At least two (Charles, Edward) and perhaps six (when did Samuel, William, George II and Francis die?) were alive at the time of the will. Four daughters are the main beneficiaries so perhaps the other daughters had died by 1842 - Lydia b.abt 1801 or earlier, Caroline b. 1811, Sophia Mary b. 1812?
      2. Why did the partnership with John East Dix last only one month (or one year, depending on the dates)?
      3. Why did he close his business when only 48?
      4. Why retire to the Channel Islands?
      5. Is there something behind the fact that at least three sons and three daughters emigrated - to Jamaica and Australia (though two daughters subsequently returned to England)?
      [10]
    Person ID I2225  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes, Royes Jamaica, Luther-Royes
    Links To This person is also Solomon Royes in the tree "The Hougham-Huffam Family Tree" at http://hougham-huffam.org 
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Hougham
              b. Bef 21 Mar 1743
              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  [11, 12
    • 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. [13]
    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
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    Family ID F753  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Hannah Jones
              b. Est 1775, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. May 1803, Newcastle St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 3 May 1795  Bloomsbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • St George
    Marriage register (St Botolph's) entry for Solomon Royes and Ann Hannah Jones
    Marriage register (St Botolph's) entry for Solomon Royes and Ann Hannah Jones
    Children 
     1. Lydia Ann Royes
              b. 17 Jan 1796, Camden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 1847, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Solomon Hougham Royes
              b. Bef 21 Sep 1797, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jan 1837, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. William Royes
              b. 24 Jun 1802, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 9 Dec 1843  (Age 41 years)
    Histories
    The Royes of London in early 1800s
    The Royes of London in early 1800s
    There are a number of unanswered questions about the Royes in London in the early part of the 19th century
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 
    Family ID F965  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Hougham
              b. 16 Oct 1782, Chapple, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef Jun 1842  (Age < 59 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1804  St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • St Botolph
    Marriage Registration of Solomon Royes and Mary Hougham
    Marriage Registration of Solomon Royes and Mary Hougham
    Children 
     1. Samuel Tyssen Royes
              b. 27 Nov 1804, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Hougham Royes
              b. 4 Oct 1806, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Jan 1809, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +3. Maria Royes
              b. 14 Sep 1808, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Dec 1874, The Oaks, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Caroline Royes
              b. 22 Jun 1811, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Aug 1811, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Sophia Mary Royes
              b. 1 Aug 1812, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jul 1828, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +6. Charles John Royes, sr
              b. 18 Sep 1813, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 May 1877, Windsor, St Ann, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. George Hougham Royes
              b. 12 Oct 1814, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Edward Hougham Royes, sr
              b. 12 Jun 1816, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Aug 1878, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +9. Emily Royes
              b. 3 Aug 1817, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Nov 1875, Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     10. Francis Hougham Royes
              b. Est 1819, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?
     11. Adelaide Julia Radcliffe Royes
              b. Est 1821, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?
     12. Henry Hougham Royes
              b. Est 1 Aug 1822, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 12 Apr 1823, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +13. Mary Hougham Royes
              b. Bef 2 Sep 1824, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Jul 1877, 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Histories
    The Royes of London in early 1800s
    The Royes of London in early 1800s
    There are a number of unanswered questions about the Royes in London in the early part of the 19th century
    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
    MORDAUNT pedigree/ancestor chart
    MORDAUNT pedigree/ancestor chart
    Beginning with Mary Hougham wife of Solomon Royes and granddaughter of Sarah Mordaunt
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2010 00:00:00 
    Family ID F205  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 27 Oct 1774 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 27 Oct 1774 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - silversmith/goldsmith apprentice - 5 Aug 1789 - 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1795 - Bloomsbury, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - As recorded at his completion of his apprenticeship - Dec 1797 - Little Ormond St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - "Made free" -i.e. completed his apprenticeship - 6 Dec 1797 - 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1804 - St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1807 - St Mary Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Solomon Hougham-Solomon Royes-John East Dix joint silver mark registered - 13 Sep 1817 - 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - partnership with John East Dix dissolved a month after death of Solomon Hougham - 19 Sep 1818 - 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The Times (London) of 11 Jan 1820 lists a “Mr. Royes, 19, Ch..” - suggesting that Solomon was living at 19 Charterhouse Square having inherited it from his uncle. - 11 Jan 1820 - 19 Charterhouse Square, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - puts tools of trade up for auction - 24 Jun 1823 - 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1824 - Tooting, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - silversmith/goldsmith - 1825 - 138 Aldersgate Street, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - 1832 - Queen Square, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - parish of St George the Martyr - Bef 1838 - Queen Square, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - age "60" - parish St Brelade - 7 Jun 1841 - High St, St Aubin, Jersey, Channel Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 25 Jun 1842 - St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1842 - St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 5 Oct 1842 - Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Silver by Solomon Royes (1774-1842)
    Silver by Solomon Royes (1774-1842)
    KINGS PATTERN: SIX TABLE FORKS by Solomon Royes, 1820-1821 20.25oz £150-200
    Mustard pot by Solomon Royes (1774-1842) and John East Dix (1781-1858)
    Mustard pot by Solomon Royes (1774-1842) and John East Dix (1781-1858)
    A Regency mustard pot of part-fluted moulded oblong form, on ball feet and with a blue glass liner , gadrooned border, bracket handle and part-fluted domed hinged cover with ball finial, the front engraved with a crest, Solomon Royes & John East Dix, London 1818 - 3 1/2 in. (9cm.) Price: $US 850
    Silvermark - 1817 - Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes and John East Dix
    Silvermark - 1817 - Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes and John East Dix
    Silvermark - 1818 - Solomon Royes and John East Dix
    Silvermark - 1818 - Solomon Royes and John East Dix
    Silvermark - 1819 - Solomon Royes
    Silvermark - 1819 - Solomon Royes
    Solomon Hougham Silver Sauce Boat 1815
    Solomon Hougham Silver Sauce Boat 1815
    with partner John East Dix
    Christie's auction

    Documents
    Solomon Royes puts his tools of trade up for auction
    Solomon Royes puts his tools of trade up for auction
    The Times 24 and 25 Jun 1823
    Solomon Royes' address is used to secure accommodation for two spinsters
    Solomon Royes' address is used to secure accommodation for two spinsters
    The Times 18 Nov 1820
    Solomon Royes a point of reference for Baldock Academy
    Solomon Royes a point of reference for Baldock Academy
    Royes-Dix partnership dissolved
    Royes-Dix partnership dissolved
    Samuel (should be Solomon) Royes a reference point for Baldock academy
    Samuel (should be Solomon) Royes a reference point for Baldock academy
    Solomon Royes appointed Assignee to a bankrupt 1831
    Solomon Royes appointed Assignee to a bankrupt 1831
    Assignee was appointed by the court to oversee the financial management of a bankrupt

    Histories
    Huffam & Son
    Huffam & Son
    Gillian West asks if Charles John Huffam Dickens had the Huffams and Royes in mind when he wrote Dombey & Son?
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818) transcribed
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818) transcribed
    summary table included
    Reflection on Solomon Royes 1774-1842
    Reflection on Solomon Royes 1774-1842
    Questions of health and wealth

    Overviews
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1745 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    PEDIGREE - ROYES-Hougham (to Solomon Hougham 1475)
    PEDIGREE - ROYES-Hougham (to Solomon Hougham 1475)
    The pedigree of May Royes, her siblings and descendants.
    Family names are colour coded.

    Albums
    Royes
    Royes (101)
    Photos and documents relating to the Royes branch
    [not in order]

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] FamilySearch.

    2. [S25] FamilySearch, Film 170714 Page 134 Ref # 3049.

    3. [S341] Correspondent Ron Royes, 12 May 2011.
      Extract from The Goldsmith Company, Apprentice Book 9, page 202 obtained by Ron on a visit to London 2010

    4. [S341] Correspondent Ron Royes, 12 May 2011.

    5. [S295] London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932 , 1807 p 48.

    6. [S294] Surrey, England, Land Tax Records, 1780-1832, 474, 26 Aug 2014.

    7. [S355] Pigot's Directory, gold and silver smiths register, p 131 col 321.
      § indicates ??

    8. [S385] London, England, Electoral Registers.

    9. [S47] Sydney Morning Herald, 3 Feb 1838.

    10. [S251] Hougham/Huffam Family Tree, Robin Young.

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

    12. [S456] England Marriages 1538-1973.

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

    14. [S237] London Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, (Ancestry.com, 2009).

    15. [S93] St Botolphs Aldersgate Parish Records 1466-1890.