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John Roy

Male Abt 1854 - 1909  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name John Roy 
    Born Abt 1854  Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Bentinck St, Duncairn, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 20 Aug 1909  Station House, Duke St, Waterside, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate 8 Sep 1909  Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • From Robert Alexander: John started I think as a porter on the railway and made his way up till he was a driver and then on to become an Inspector where he had to go to Londonderry. He stayed in the Station House and eventually died there. My wife's great grandfather and great great grandfather were both working on the railway at that time and her great grandmother manned the railway crossing at Coleraine. In later years when my wife's father left his job in the railway to start afresh in Gallahers new factory his mother who had also helped with the railway gates was very angry because none of her family ever left the railway. I believe this is where the friendship with John Roy started. [4]
    • Our grandfather Albert Roy's father [John Roy] was a fireman (ie. on a train) and then became a train driver on the Larne line. He was married to Annie McGreevy (b. 1858) and he was born in 1853. He was at the front of the train one day as i it passed through a station, but someone had forgotten to open the double gates across the track, the train smashed through them and one of his legs was severed. He attended a spa in England to try and regain his health, but to no avail. After the accident he was made station master at the Waterside, Derry but died from his injury in 1909.
      Grandfather Albert's siblings were Stewart, John and Sarah. The latter had red hair, was portly and I believe, lived in Lilliput Street, Belfast at one time. John was a librarian in Dublin and Stewart, Chief Librarian for County Antrim.
      Albert was a master carpenter and according to cousin John, worked on the Titanic as it made its way from Belfast to Southampton, in order to complete final details before it made its fatal journey. According to John, when he reached Southamptn, he received a telegram telling him to return home as Betty had contracted scarlet fever. To date, neither of us has managed to locate a list of workmen on the ship in which his name appears.
      At various times, he lived in Greenisland (where he built 2 houses - just above Whinfield Lane), Seapark, Holywood, "Roydene" a house in Belfast, Kilkenny, where he was overhead manager of the coalmine there and Dublin, where he went into business with his father-in-law, Robert McDowell, sharing a builders' yard, until they got burnt out and had to return north. [5]
    Person ID I6335  Roy~Royes | Roy
    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  [6, 7
    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 Anne McGrievy
              b. 1858, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Apr 1881  Shankill, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Saint Anne's Church of Ireland
    Children 
    +1. John Roy
              b. 1883, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1906, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Sarah Ann Armstrong Roy
              b. 1886, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Albert Roy
              b. May 1887, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 May 1935, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Alexander Stewart D Roy
              b. 8 Aug 1897, Belfast, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    John and Anne Roy and family
    John and Anne Roy and family
    Unknown Roy but assumed to be from the John Roy family
    Unknown Roy but assumed to be from the John Roy family
    [My guess is Stewart, the youngest]
    Documents
    Census Ireland 1901 - John Roy family
    Census Ireland 1901 - John Roy family
    Census Ireland 1911 - Annie Roy family
    Census Ireland 1911 - Annie Roy family
    Overviews
    1805 ROY
    1805 ROY
    Descendants of James Roy born abt 1805
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 
    Family ID F4417  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1854 - Antrim, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1881 - Shankill, Belfast, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - age 47 - 31 Mar 1901 - Bentinck St, Duncairn, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1909 - Station House, Duke St, Waterside, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Administration of the Estate of John Roy late of Station House Duke Street Waterside Londonderry Locomotive Inspector who died 20 August 1909 at Harrogate granted at Londonderry to Annie Roy the Widow. - 8 Sep 1909 - Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Roy
    John Roy
    This photo was in the collection of Sam and Ag Roy. It has been identified as the photo of a John Roy whose father was James and I have assumed that this is Sam's grandfather and that John is therefore his uncle. Perhaps he took a particular interest in his nephew who knew no father.
    John Roy (1854-1909)
    John Roy (1854-1909)
    John Roy
    John Roy

  • Sources 
    1. [S373] Census Ireland 1901.

    2. [S374] Northern Ireland Ancestry Search, Wills Calendars.

    3. [S71] PRONI Will Calendars.
      Administration of the Estate of John Roy late of Station House Duke Street Waterside Londonderry Locomotive Inspector who died 20 August 1909 at Harrogate granted at Londonderry to Annie Roy the Widow.

    4. [S339] Correspondence, Robert Alexander, Jan 2012.

    5. [S412] Roy Northern Ireland Correspondence, Carole Roy to her sister Pat, 21 May 2013.

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

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

    8. [S374] Northern Ireland Ancestry Search, Civil Marriage.