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Edward Hougham Royes, sr

Edward Hougham Royes, sr

Male 1816 - 1878  (62 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edward Hougham Royes 
    Suffix sr 
    Born 12 Jun 1816  St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptized 15 Oct 1817  St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Registration 26 Nov 1831  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Registration 17 Aug 1834  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Migration/Travel 1838  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 28 Jan 1844  Williamstown, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Employment 17 Jun 1848  Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 3 Aug 1851  Chippen St, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Registration 1864  25 Fitzroy St, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1871  Redfern St, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Employment 1873  Crocodile Creek, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Aug 1878  Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of Edward Hougham Royes
    Death of Edward Hougham Royes
    The text reads (verbatim):
    ROYES. - On the 23rd instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Denham Street, Rockhampton, Edward Hugham Royes, only brother of the Hon. Charles John Royes, Windsor Castle, Jamaica and uncle of Dr Royes Bell, London, and father of Mrs. Alexander Henry, of Rockhampton. Aged 72 years. - Sydney and home papers please copy.
    [NOTES:
    1. Edward was not the only brother of Charles John Royes (who had in fact died the year before, but the Australian family seem to be unaware of that) but he may have been the only surviving brother. In which case he was the last surviving son of Solomon and Mary Royes.
    2. "Mr. Alexander Henry" is a misprint - elsewhere it is Mrs. Alex... Which daughter married Alexander Henry? probably Eleanor?]
    Buried 23 Aug 1878  Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 62 
    Cause: asthma 
    • Presbyterian, Section 3 Grave 355 - listed as aged 63
    Notes 
    • He uses "Mordaunt" as the second name of one of his sons, who in turn continues this usage with two of his sons. This probably indicates an awareness of the family pedigree - his great grandmother was a Mordaunt [9]
    • Correspondent Diane Gwilliams suggests that the reason Edward Hougham Royes senior and others went to Australia was because of their links with Sir Joseph Banks:
      Given the close proximity of Samuel Tyssen to Joseph Banks, and the fact that Solomon Royes the silversmith's uncle Solomon Hougham was Samuel Tyssen's sister Sarah's signatory on her wedding certificate to John Yelloly in 1806, it is possible that they were influenced by tales of adventure. Indeed, Solomon Royes the silversmith may well have known Joseph Banks as the dates tie (Solomon Royes before 1774-1842.... Joseph Banks 1743-1820)
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: John Royes b. Abt 1700
    Maternal Line: Sarah Rand b. Est 1753
    Person ID I910  Roy~Royes | Royes
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 

    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)
    ▸ Other Partners: Ann Hannah Jones, m. 3 May 1795  
    Mother Mary Hougham
              b. 16 Oct 1782, Chapple, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef Jun 1842, Hackney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1804  St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Elliott
              d. 1862, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1840  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Edward Hougham Royes, jr
              b. 27 May 1842, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Sep 1891, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Mary Pryor, m. 18 Jul 1870
     2. Anna Maria Hougham Royes
              b. 1 Apr 1844, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1904, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Robert Smail, m. 1868
    +3. George Hougham Royes
              b. 9 Mar 1846, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Jan 1934, Home Hill, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Jane Ley Olive, m. 19 Jul 1873
     4. Emily Royes
              b. 1850, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1850, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Charles Mordaunt Royes
              b. 12 Aug 1851, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Oct 1919, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Mary McLeod Murray, m. 30 Oct 1874
     6. Eleanor Royes
              b. 1856, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?
    Overviews
    1816 ROYES Edward Hougham
    1816 ROYES Edward Hougham
    Edward migrated to Australia and finally settled in Central Queensland.
    PEDIGREE - ROYES-Hougham (to Solomon Hougham 1475)
    PEDIGREE - ROYES-Hougham (to Solomon Hougham 1475)
    The pedigree of May Royes, her siblings and their descendants.
    Family names are colour coded.
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Burnham 
    Married 10 Sep 1863  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • It is possible that Hannah Burnham married Edward Hougham Royes, jr
    Children 
     1. Henry Royes
              b. 1865
              d. ?
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jun 1816 - St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 15 Oct 1817 - St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Array - 26 Nov 1831 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Array - 17 Aug 1834 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - Array - 1838 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1840 - Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Array - 28 Jan 1844 - Williamstown, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Array - 17 Jun 1848 - Botany, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Array - 3 Aug 1851 - Chippen St, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1863 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Array - 1864 - 25 Fitzroy St, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Array - 1871 - Redfern St, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Array - 1873 - Crocodile Creek, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1878 - Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Array - 23 Aug 1878 - Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Map showing location of Crocodile Creek
    Map showing location of Crocodile Creek

    Histories
    Royes throughout central and north Queensland
    Royes throughout central and north Queensland
    From the 1860-70s, the Royes family moved out from Rockhampton to scattered parts of central and north Queensland

    Overviews
    1700 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    1700 ROYES The earliest known Royes - John
    We had previously identified John Royes 1752-1832 as our earliest Royes. We then identified his father as William Royes - no information about birth or marriage.
    We have information that a William Royes was born in 1723 in Lincolnshire. But John 1752 was born in, worked, married and died in Canterbury, Kent. So this link is uncertain though not impossible. Lincolnshire William's wife is Sarah Taylor and his parents were John and Mary Royes.
    Australian Royes pedigree
    Australian Royes pedigree
    Based on Edward Hougham Royes who migrated to Australia in 1838. His earliest known Royes ancestor is John Royes born about 1700.

  • Sources 
    1. [S310] England Births and Christenings, Film 568015 Ref no. yr 1811-1847 p 80.

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

    3. [S230] NSW Free Passengers 1826-1837, SRO 4/2130; No 32/48.

    4. [S339] Correspondence, Stephen Burr to George Roy, 1998.

    5. [S405] Trove (National Library of Australia), The Colonist Wednesday 24 January 1838, page 2.

    6. [S130] NSW State Records, File # 1793.

    7. [S335] Sands Directories 1858-1933.

    8. [S337] Rockhampton Area Cemetery Indices.

    9. [S39] KGR family research, George Roy.

    10. [S307] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949, (Ancestry.com).