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Solomon Hougham Royes

Male Bef 1797 - 1837  (~ 39 years)

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  • Name Solomon Hougham Royes 
    Born Bef 21 Sep 1797  Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized 21 Sep 1797  St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Camden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • This entry in the church baptismal register is dated 30 May 1798 and reads: "Solomon Hougham _ Son of Solomon and Ann Hannah Royes received into [the] Church _ baptized September 21 1797 Little Ormond Street".
      Comment: Today there are a number of hospitals in Great Ormond Street so it is feasible that Solomon was baptized in a hospital (or at home) in Little Ormond Street, perhaps because it was feared he might not live. Was the baptism not recorded when it should have and so an entry made eight months later in the parish register?
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Surgeon 
    Residence 1827  Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Jan 1837  Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1. He is mentioned in Gillian West's article (http://royroyes.net/genealogy/showmedia.php?mediaID=660) which seeks to trace the influence of Charles Dickens's godfather, Christopher Huffam, on Dombey and Son. He is referred to as son of Solomon and serving as an assistant surgeon with the East India Company who died at the company's establishment in Madras, India.

      2. The following entry can be found in the Families in British India Society website:
      http://www.search.fibis.org/html/detail.php?type=pub&id=27978
      Surname Royes
      First Names: Solomon Hougham
      Date: 23 Jul 1838
      Entry: of Madras, Assistant Surgeon HEICS, bach., to Solomon Royes the father, £20, further grant 17 Mar 1843 to Benjamin Laurence & William Sanigear the executors of the said father, [d 11 Jan 1837, Lawrence of Old Fish St, London, gent., Sanigear of Lombard St, gent., entry at end of month, Estate Duty Registers], Pts
      Source Name: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Administration Act Books
      Source Repository: The National Archives
      Source Repository Reference: PROB 6/214, 6/219, IR 26/257
      [Note that "our" Solomon Royes died in 1842]

      3. KGR has in his data the following:
      British Library East India Company Medical Services.
      Records of the Military Department
      Entry to the military, medical and nursing services of the East India Company's Army (1753-1861) and the Indian Army (1861-1940)
      Assistant Surgeons ' and Surgeons' Papers, EIC Medical Service (1804-1858) and Indian Medical Service (1858-1914)
      FILE - Assistant-Surgeons' Papers (EIC) - ref. IOR/L/MIL/9/380 - date: 1827-1828
      item: Rogers, Solomon Hougham [1827] - ref. IOR/L/MIL/9/380/57-62 [n.d.]
      [In light of the other evidence, it is likely that "Rogers" is a misreading of "Royes"]

      4. Several of his siblings have "Hougham" as their second name, no doubt reflecting the strong relationship between Solomon Royes senior and Solomon Hougham, who was his uncle but also appears to have played a leading role in fathering him after his father died when he was young. Solomon Royes senior is the major beneficiary of Solomon Hougham's will.

      5. A "Solomon Royes junior" is a beneficiary of Samuel Hougham's will, distinct from "my nephew Solomon Royes the elder" - Lydia is referred to as the sister of Solomon junior

      6. Did Solomon Hougham Royes visit Sydney? The Colonist, Sydney, 26 Dec 1838, lists unclaimed letters from the Government Gazette, including: Mr S.H. Royes, surgeon, Madras Army.
    Person ID I3227  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Royes
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [2
    • 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
    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
    Family ID F965  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 21 Sep 1797 - Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 21 Sep 1797 - St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Camden, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - East India Company Medical Services - 1827 - Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1837 - Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Link to Google Earth
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  • 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?

  • Sources 
    1. [S301] London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, (ancestry.com).
      London Metropolitan Archives, Saint George The Martyr, Queen Square, Register of baptisms, P82/GEO2, Item 002

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