Royds ...



The entries for people & families with the surname Royds are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Ann Royds [1754-1817]
Arthur Royds [1891-1918]
Catharine Royds [1759-1793]
Charles Royds [1851-19??]
Ernest Edmund Molyneux Royds [18??-19??]
Harriet Royds [1764-1781]
James Royds [1???-1???]
Jeremiah Royds [17??-1796]
Jeremiah Royds [1710-1786]
John Royds [15??-16??]
John Royds [15??-16??]
John Royds [16??-1732]
Sir John Royds [17??-1817]
John Royds [1720-1781]
Mary Royds [1756-1796]
Naomi Royds [17??-1814]
Peter Royds [1861-1???]
Richard Royds [17??-1777]
Richard Royds [17??-1804]
Robert Royds [1???-1???]
Robert Royds [1???-1780]
Robert Royds [17??-1815]
Thomas Royds [17??-1722]
Thomas Royds [1762-1809]
William Royds [1868-19??] 


Royds, Ann
[1754-1817] Daughter of John Royds. She did not marry. She died in York

Royds, Arthur
[1891-1918] Son of Peter Royds.

Born in Siddal.

Baptised at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3rd January 1891].

He was a member of St Mark's Church, Siddal / a wool warehouseman [1911] / employed by Laycock's woolsorters in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action [4th May 1918] just after returning to his unit having recovered from earlier wounds.

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France [Grave Ref 20-22], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, and on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mark's Church, Siddal

Royds, Catharine
[1759-1793] Daughter of John Royds.

She married Lieutenant-Colonel Joshua Hamer.

She died 30/8/1793 [aged 32].

The epitaph on the memorial for Catherine and other members of the family in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Royds, Charles
[1851-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1901].

He married Elizabeth [1853-19??].


Elizabeth was born in Cornwall
 

Children:

  1. Martha Ann [b 1879] who was a silk reeler [1901]
  2. Harold [b 1882] who was a silk dresser [1901]
  3. Katie [b 1884] who was a silk spinner [1901]
  4. Norah [1886-1914] who was a silk spinner [1901] & the first wife of Percival Holden
  5. Minnie [b 1891]
  6. Evelyn [1891-1967] who was the second wife of Percival Holden
  7. Jessie E [b 1892]

The family lived at Bank Terrace, Mill Bank, Sowerby [1901]

Royds, Ernest Edmund Molyneux
[18??-19??] Of Greenhill, Rochdale and Danshill Park, Sussex.

In [Q2] 1872, he married Blanche Rawson in Woolwich.


Blanche was the daughter of
Christopher Rawson
 

Children:

  1. Kathleen Mabel [b 1872]

Royds, Harriet
[1764-1781] Youngest daughter of John Royds.

She died 6th February 1781 [aged 17].

The epitaph on the memorial for her and other members of the family in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Royds, James
[1???-1???] Of Cockcroft, Rishworth. A cloth manufacturer, making white kersey.

Son of Thomas Royds. He had no children

Royds, Jeremiah
[17??-1796] Second son of John Royds.

He was a merchant in Bucklesbury, and became one of the wealthiest men in the City of London.

On the death of his father, he inherited a large capital and business in the East India shipping line.

In 17??, he married Margaret Whyte.

Children:

  1. John

He died suddenly in 1796

Royds, Jeremiah
[1710-1786] Second son of John Royds.

He became a very wealthy a cloth merchant. He owned several properties locally, including Law Hill, Upper Marsh, and Bank Top in Southowram, and other property in Leeds and in London.

In 17??, he married Jane.

Children:

  1. Anne
  2. Mary

He died at Wanstead, Essex

Royds, John
[15??-16??] An early member of the Royds family. Around 1606, he left the family property at Brownhill, Soyland, and moved to Rochdale.

See Thomas Royds

Royds, John
[15??-16??] Of Stoney Royd, Halifax.

Son of Robert Royd.

In 1589, he married Agnes Ireland.


Agnes was the daughter and heiress of Hugh Ireland
 

Royds, John
[16??-1732] Son of Thomas Royds He was one of the wealthiest clothiers and merchants in Halifax. In 1728, he purchased Lower Beestonhirst, Hanging Lee, and Forge House.

In 17??, he married Mary [?].

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Jeremiah
  3. John
  4. Robert
  5. Grace
  6. Elizabeth / Betty
  7. Mary [1728-1771] who married John Howarth

When John died, he left most of his estate to his wife on the condition that she remain a widow.

In 1726, Mary added Beestonhirst Mill to the estate.

See Richard Tattersall

Royds, Sir John
[17??-1817] Eldest son of John Royds.

In 1781, he married his cousin, Naomi Royds.

His wife brought him a fortune of some £30,000. On 23rd June 1801, he was knighted. In 1801, he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Bengal. They did not have any children. Naomi remained in York.

John was interested in botany, and he was a benefactor to the science.

In November 1769, he attended the enquiry which had been called by the Marquis of Rockingham to discuss the problem of the coiners and the murder of William Deighton.

He died in 1817 whilst working in India. He is probably buried in India

Royds, John
[1720-1781] Third son of John Royds.

Born at Beeston Hall, Soyland.

He became a prosperous wool and cloth merchant and banker. He did business as a merchant with South America. He was also involved in transport, finance, and insurance. He had a warehouse in Bucklesbury, London.

In 1740, he married Mary Stead.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Mary
  3. Harriet
  4. John
  5. Jeremiah
  6. Richard
  7. Thomas
  8. Catharine
  9. Jane [Jenny]
  10. Elizabeth
  11. Frances [Fanny]

The family lived at Savile Green

In 1766, he built Royds' House in George Street, Halifax, and he and some members of the family are represented in the Cortese plasterwork there. The house was both his home and his business premises.

In November 1769, he attended the enquiry which had been called by the Marquis of Rockingham to discuss the problem of the coiners and the murder of William Deighton.

In 1776, he bought the Great House, Cheapside.

Around 1805, after John's death, the family left Halifax and moved to Bath.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church.

The epitaph on the family memorial in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

On his death, he left the equivalent of £2·76 million in addition to his property.

See Beestonhirst Hall, Sod House Green and Royds family

Royds, Mary
[1756-1796] Daughter of John Royds.

She died 3rd January 1796 [aged 40].

The epitaph on the memorial for her and other members of the family in Halifax Parish Church is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Royds, Naomi
[17??-1814] Daughter of Robert Royds.

She married her cousin Sir John Royds.

Whilst John served in India, she lived at their home in Bootham, York.

She was buried at York Minster

Royds, Peter
[1861-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a road foreman [1901, 1911].

He married Harriet [1862-1???].


Harriet was born in Denford, Northamptonshire
 

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1889] who was a factory twister [1911]
  2. Arthur

The family lived at

  • 2 Longbottom Terrace, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 51 Cleveland Avenue, Siddal

Royds, Richard
[17??-1777] Eldest son of John Royds.

He was a cloth merchant.

He went to live at Lower Beestonhirst after his father's death.

He never married.

He was one of the subscribers to the Leeds Infirmary [1782 and 1792].

See Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden

Royds, Richard
[17??-1804] Son of John Royds. He and his brother Thomas moved to Bath. They both died unmarried, and were both buried in Bath Abbey. In 1789, he was a subscriber to the new Halifax Theatre

Royds, Robert
[1???-1???] Of Cockcroft, Rishworth.

Son of Thomas Royds.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Sarah
  3. James

Royds, Robert
[1???-1780] Of Bucklersbury, London.

Son of John Royds.

In 17??, he married Anne Stead.

Children:

  1. Naomi
  2. Robert

He was buried at St Stephen's Walbrook, London

Royds, Robert
[17??-1815] Son of Robert Royds.

He lived at Easthorpe Park near Castle Howard, and at Elvington, York.

In 1786, he married Mary Langley [17??-1811].


Mary was the daughter of Boynton Langley of Wykeham Abbey near Scarborough
 

They had no children.

The couple were buried at York Minster

Royds, Thomas
[17??-1722] Grandson of John Royds.

Around 1710, he returned from Rochdale – whither his grandfather had moved in 1606 – and bought Goodgreave and other property of the Royds family, including La Plaine.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. James
  3. Robert
  4. a daughter
  5. a daughter
  6. a daughter

Royds, Thomas
[1762-1809] Son of John Royds.

He and his brother Richard moved to Bath.

He died at Bath [June 1809] (aged 47).

Both he and his brother Richard died unmarried, and were both buried in Bath Abbey

Royds, William
[1868-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was beerhouse keeper at the Commercial, Skircoat Green [1905, 1911].

In [Q4] 1890, he married Martha Jane Greenwood [1872-19??] in Halifax.


Martha Jane was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Jane Ellen [b 1893]
  3. Frank [b 1895] who was a plumber's apprentice [1911]
  4. Annie [b 1909]

 

The Royds family
Aka Roydes. A family of wool merchants and clothiers of Soyland.

In the 15th century, their estate there was known as Bychestonehirst. The house was extended in the late 16th/early 17th century and was known as Beestonhirst Hall, aka Thrum Hall.

About 1606, John Royds sold the Soyland property and moved to Rochdale.

His grandson, Thomas, returned to Soyland about 1710 and bought Goodgreave.

Many of the family were buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden. See John Prescott

Royds surname
The surname is derived from the word for a clearing.

Alan del Rodes is recorded at Sowerby in 1274, John del Rode is recorded at Soyland in the 1330s and Ralph Royds is recorded at Hipperholme in 1524.

The name may originate at The Royde, Soyland and subsequently evolved into the forms Roydes, Rhodes and the more common Royd.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Royds. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Royds:


Marriage 1810
 



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