Royce Coat of Arms Nehemiah Royce House, Wallinford, CT Old No. 4 Tohickon Creek Boundaries in 1754


Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  [Proverbs 22:6]


Ancestors of Mary Davis Royce

Generation 1


Mary Davis Royce.

Mary was the daughter of Herbert Leslie Royce and Lillie Caroline Ubhoff.  She was born 16 Aug 1891 in Washington, DC.  Mary was married twice (1st) Joseph Milton King and (2nd) John Thomas Brown (before 1942; they had no children).  He preceded her in death in Jan 1965.  Mary worked for a number of years as a receptionist/secretary for Silverman Real Estate in Washington, DC.  She died 8 Mar 1980 in Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland.  At the direction of her daughter, she was cremated and her remains were buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC with her second husband.


Joseph "Jack" Milton King.

Jack was the son of William Alexander King and Mary Catharine Ryan.  He was born 30 Aug 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1917, Joe was a machinist for Washington Terminal Co., Ivy City shops, Washington, DC.  He registered for the draft on 05 Jun 1917.  His registration card gave the following information:  physical description — tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair; age 26; resided at 1202 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC; married, sole support of wife and two children. He died 12 Dec 1978 in Irving, Dallas, Texas and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, Texas.  His death certificate lists him as a retired engineer from Westinhouse.  His cause of death was given as pneumonia and sepsis.  Long term health problems included Parkinson's disease, diabetes and ulcers.  His DC states he was married but does not provide a space for his wife's name.

Joseph and Mary were married 7 Jul 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland and had two children:



Elinor Royce King, b. 30 May 1915;
m. David Ray Harris, 29 May 1941;
d. 31 Mar 1988.


Donald Stewart King, b. 05 Oct 1916;
m. Anne Elizabeth Mills bef. 1944;
d. 09 Dec 1999 in Eugene, Oregon.

Generation 2


Herbert Leslie Royce.

Herbert was the son of William Parke Royce and Eva Ellen George.  He was born 17 Dec 1848 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.  He died 12 Aug 1930 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, DC.


Lillie Caroline Ubhoff.

Lillie was the daughter of Christian Ubhoff and Anna Nehren.  She was born 2 Nov 1863 in Washington, DC.  She died 21 Mar 1923 in Washington, DC and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery in that city.

Herbert and Lillie were married 28 Aug 1881 and had seven children, all were born in Washington, DC:


Mabel Vaness Royce, b. 07 Jul 1882;
m. William H Lantz (bef. 1942);
d. 23 Jul 1968 in Arlington, Virginia;
buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Hugh George Royce, b. 27 Apr 1884;
m. Susan Darley (bef. 1928);
d. 05 Feb 1980 in Great Falls, Fairfax, Virginia;
buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Helen Royce, b. 06 Mar 1886;
m. (1st) Mr. Dey (abt. 1909), (2nd) Andrew Kakoyannis (abt. 1928; divorced bef. 1931);
d. 19 Jul 1962; buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Charles Clifford Royce, b. 27 Sep 1889; d. 7 Aug 1889;
buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.



Mary Davis Royce, b. 16 Aug 1891;
m. (1) Joseph Milton King, 7 Jul 1914 (2) John T. Brown;
d. 08 Mar 1980;
buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, DC.


Eva Marie Royce, b. 20 Jan 1895; d. 28 Feb 1897;
buried in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Rose Leslie Royce, b. 12 Nov 1897; d. 28 Jan 1977;
buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.

Generation 3


William Parke Royce.

William was the son of Anson Royce.  He was born about 1817 in Massachusetts.


Eve Ellen George.

Eva was the daughter of Jacob George, Jr and Hannah Weaver.  She was born 09 Mar 1820 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

William and Eva were married 02 Jun 1844 in Tinicum and had five children:


Frederick Washington Royce, b. 1841;
m. Laura V Davis bef. 1865;
d. 16 Nov 1900.


Ellen F "Fanny" Royce, b. 1844;
m. John Klund bef. 1873;
d. 1920.


Henry Percival Royce, b. 1846.



Herbert Leslie Royce, b. 17 Dec 1848;
m. Lillie Caroline Ubhoff, 28 Aug 1881;
d. 12 Aug 1930; buried in Glenwood Cemetery.


Charles Clifton Royce, b. 19 Jan 1856;
m. Hannah Duer Glenn bef. 1884;
d. 19 Jan 1929.

The following letter from Fred G Hillpot to Henry Percival Royce is included here for human interest only, the information contained has not been fully verified and cannot be relied upon as factual.

Tinicum, Bucks County, Penna., May 26, 1873

Dear Cousin,

Yours of date 30th last to hand in due time.  Not being certain and able to ascertain how your great Grandfather John Weaver became a cousin to William Henry Harrison the President, until yesterday, and I find it to be in this way.  Your Great-great Grandfather Jacob Weaver's first wife was a sister to the President's father, and consequently your Great-great Grandfather John Weaver by his first wife (Miss Harrison) would and did of course make the President (Harrison) first cousin to your Great-great Grandfather Jacob Weaver.

I remember seeing your Great-grandfather Jacob Weaver.  He spoke both English and German and was in the Revolutionary War.  His children by the first wife (Miss Harrison) were your Great-great Grandfather John Weaver, Moses Weaver, Christian Weaver and a daughter named Polly or Mary.  She married Joseph Heaney.  I was acquainted with all but Christian Weaver, who died a young man but left no children.

Now as regards the War of 1812, I know all about that, yet I was only about 4-1/2 years old when a Lieutenant Mr. John Bamtz notified all the members of Captain Sam'l Wilson's Company to move to war.  I remember the Lieutenant Mr. Joseph Bamtz or (Barntz) all at my father's house and notified my oldest brother George Hillpot, George Lear, and Moses Weaver (Brother to your Grandmother George) all started with many others for the war of 1812.  I remember well the cockade on his hat when he returned.

The Marshall Family or the Great Indian Walk under the Eldest Son and heir of William Penn, John Penn

Now concerning the Marshall family, I called on two of the Granddaughters of Edward Marshall, the great walker.  They tell me that he was 6 feet 1 inch tall.  That after the walk on a certain day this Edward Marshall being out on his farm clearing timber with one of his sons, and while there his wife with the balance of their children being at home in the house, and seeing several Indians coming toward the house, immediately told the smaller children to run out of the back door and creep and hide under the beehives.  The Indians approached the house, and in the meantime a certain daughter well grown ran intending to fetch her father and brother, but before she got out of rifle shot reach, she was shot, the bullet entering in the back and came out through the breast.  Finding that she was bleeding fast and getting weak she put her face into a run of water and lay there still which stopped the blood from flowing and thus saved her life.  In the meantime the indians took off the mother, forced her along from her children and afterwards killed her, not many miles distant.  Some time afterwards, perhaps six months or more, her husband, Edward Marshall found her bones, recognizing them by her clothing, gathered them up and buried them.  Martin Marshall was one of the small boys that hid under the beehives, who is also dead, and both he and Edward, his brother, are buried in what we call the "Shafer" burial ground.  I have seen both of their graves, they have tombstones.  Martin Marshall's daughter gave me the information, and she told me that one of them was 5 feet 11 inches in length.

Now I will tell you the relation between the Marshall's and the Weaver's.  Naomi Marshall, daughter of the Great Walker, who also hid under the beehives and saw her mother forced away by the Indians, after she grew up, married William McCally or McCauley and became the mother of Elizabeth MacCauley, who afterwards became the wife of your Great Grandfather John Weaver, so in this way the Marshalls and Weavers are related, so far as I can ascertain from Martin Marshall's daughters.

Edward Marshall died on the Marshall Island in the River Delaware, after which they [g]rought him across into his son Martin's house and there "Did the funeral service."

His gun, a rifle, is now in the hands and owned by William and Thos. Ridge, two brother twins, both bachelors, with whom I am well acquainted.  I am told it carried an ounce ball.


Who was a squire and Surveyor and a very reputable citizen.

In 1826 I saw in a Doylestown paper this account of the Great Walk, which was given to the paper by one of the walkers sons.  At sunrise six men, three whites and three Indians having their hands against a tree that used to stand near the meetinghouse at Whitestown or Wrightstown waiting for the word from the sheriff to start, they were to walk 18 hours, 1[w] the first and 6 the next day, and about the time they reached Red Hill opposite our place, and staggered and fell, another Stony Point, another about Lehigh, so that when evening came, sheriff gave the word, who was on horseback, had but two or three besides himself, all except Edward Marshall, lay down and slept sound, Marshall kept on his feet all night to prevent himself from becoming stiff, so in the morning when the sheriff gave the word to start none could walk but Marshall, who went alone, leaving one, I think by the name of Yates, who was unable to move.  Whether there was another I know not.  The sheriff took out his watch and held it in his hand, and at the expiration of the time he bade Marshall to stop.  He did so but threw himself forward on his belly and could just reach a small sapling, which they marked as the stopping place, to which the sheriff on oath testified in open court, then held in Maryland, and in this time had walked 110 miles.

Yours with respect, FRED G. HILLPOT.

To Henry Percival Royce, New York City

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ADDENDA By Henry Percival Royce cousin (2nd) through his Mother Eve George Royce, daughteer of Jacob George, and his wife Hannah Weaver George of Tinicum, Bucks County, Penna.

My Grandmother Hannah Weaver George said she was related to the President, and said such a person had a piece of the president's dress when a child, which in those days was equivalent to having a photograph.

One day whilst stopping in the summer with my aunt Elizabeth Titus, a sister of my mother, they had a call from a Miss Harrison, whom they said was a kinswoman of the late President.  After the dinner I was asked to escort Miss Harrison home to a nearby farm and on my return I was queried as to my never having so old a girl, and on questioning the age of Miss Harrison, I was told by the gleeful mother and aunt that she was 92.


Christian Ubhoff.

Christian was born about 1827 in Prussia.  He arrived at the port of Baltimore 05 Jun 1850 on the ship "Adolphine" from Bremen, Germany.  Christian was naturalized in Washington, DC 15 May 1860.  By occupation, he was a tobacconist in Washington, DC and died there 13 Jul 1877; was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown on 15 Jul 1877.


Anna Nehren [Nerrian].

Anna, according to the 1870 U.S. Census, was born about 1836/7 in Prussia.  She may have arrived at the port of New York 21 Dec 1846 on the ship "Pontiac" from Liverpool.  Further research needs to be done to confirm that Anna Nerrian listed on the manifest of the Pontiac was actually our Anna Nehren.&nbbsp; She died 29 Nov 1894 and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown, Washington, DC on 1 Dec 1894.

Christian and Anna were married before 1860 in Washington, DC and had twelve children:


Matilda Ubhoff, b. Jan 1854 in New York City;
d. 24 May 1862; buried in Presbyterian Cemetery;
later moved to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.


Virginia Ubhoff, b. Mar 1857;
d. 29 Jul 1858; buried in Presbyterian Cemetery;
later moved to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.


Caroline Ubhoff, b. Mar 1859;
22 May 1862; buried in Presbyterian Cemetery;
later moved to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.


Anna M Ubhoff, b. 1860 in Washington, DC;
m. William Corkran, 14 Apr 1890.


Clara Catherine Ubhoff, b. Dec 1861;
m. Louis Ely, 15 Jun 1882;
d. 9 Dec 1926.



Lillie Caroline Ubhoff, b. 2 Nov 1863;
m. Herbert Leslie Royce, 28 Aug 1881;
d. 21 Mar 1923;
buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, DC.


Alice Ubhoff, b. Apr 1865;
m. Ferdinand McDermet, 26 Jan 1890.


Charles Ubhoff, b. 1867;
m. Ella Long, 27 Jan 1898;
d. 11 Sep 1908.


Christian J Ubhoff, b. 2 Nov 1869;
m. Anna Rees, 20 Oct 1989;
d. 17 Mar 1921.


August Ubhoff, b. 2 Nov 1869;
d. 9 Nov 1869; buried in Presbyterian Cemetery;
later moved to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.


Rose Ubhoff, b. 1872;
m. (1) Henry Steinert, 3 Jul 1894;
(2) Edward Watkins, 24 May 1907.


Mamie Ubhoff, b. 1873;
m. Richard Minnis, 6 Oct 1893.

Generation 4


Anson Royce.

Anson was the son of Lemuel Royce.  He was born in 1 Apr 1787 in Charlestown, New Hampshire.  Anson enlisted in the U.S. Army on 11 Apr 1812 at Hartford, Connecticut.  His military record states that he was a soldier in the light dragoons.  He was described when he entlisted as 26 years old, 5'11" tall with gray eyes, light hair and a fair complexion.  His occupation was listed as a farmer from Charlestown, New Hampshire.  His enlistment period was for five years.  However, he was discharged on 16 Jun 1814 at Sackett's Harbor, New York for injuries "received in his body which occasioned frequent bleeding of the stomach about March 1813 at or near Sangerfield, New Hampshire while in service."



The name of Anson's wife is unknown at this time.  Research will continue.

Anson had at least two children:



William Parke Royce, b. 1817
m. Eve Ellen George, 2 Jun 1844.


Joseph Lloyd Royce.


Jacob George, Jr.

Jacob was the son of Jacob George and Eve.  He was born 06 Apr 1783 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.  He died 18 Dec 1831 in Tinicum.  He inherited from his father, Jacob George, a farm of 199 acres in Tinicum.


Hannah Weaver.

Hannah was the daughter of John Weaver and Elizabeth McCalla.

Jacob and Hannah had seven children:



Eve Ellen George, b. 09 Mar 1820
m. William Parke Royce, 2 Jun 1844.


Hiram George, b. 19 Dec 1817; d. 1879.


Jacob W George, b. 20 Jul 1828.


Hugh George, b. 1815; d. 1866.


Susanna George.


Elizabeth George.


Naomi George.

Generation 5


Lemuel Royce.

Lemuel was the son of John Royce and Sarah Stoel [Stowell].  He was born 13 Jan 1757 in Mansfield, Connecticut.  He died 28 Apr 1853 in Langdon, New Hampshire.  Lemuel served in the Revolutionary War and received a pension (W. 5724) for his service.  Saunderson's History of Charlestown relates this story regarding Lemuel:

"Lemuel Royce, Sr., is said to have the last survivor of the Revolutionary soldiers originally belonging to Charlestown.  At the time of the battle of Bennington he was a member of Captain Abel Walker's company, but enlisted 4 Feb 1778, into Captain Isaac Farwell's company in which he continued nearly, if not quite through the war.

He was fond of telling in his advanced age of the battles in which he had been engaged, and appears to have been proud of having been selected as one of the guards at the execution of Major Andre whose gentlemanly bearing and courage filled him with such admiration that he named on of his children after him."


Anna Garfield.

Anna was the daughter of Joshua Garfield and Ruth Hammond.  She was born in 1757 in Connecticut and died 14 Oct 1831 in Langdon, Sullivan, New Hampshire

Lemuel and Anna were married before 1780 and had eleven children:


Lemuel Royce; b. 06 Dec 1780;
m. Eunice Hoadley, 23 Jan 1803;
d. 24 Jul 1857.


Andrew Royce, b. 1782;
m. Sarah Wood, 24 Apr 1807.


Darius Royce, b. 1784.


Anna Royce, b. 11 Sep 1784;
m. Zachariah Lawrence, 23 Jan 1806.



Anson Royce, b. 1 Apr 1787.


Lorenzo [Elinzor] Royce, b. 06 Jul 1789;
m. Abigail Wheeler bef. 1817.


Andre Royce, b. 19 Nov 1794.


Matilda Royce, b. 22 Feb 1792;
m. Daniel Foss.


Orison Royce, b. 23 Jun 1797.


Ayres Royce, b. 25 Jan 1800.


Fidelia Royce, b. 12 Jul 1802;
m. James Bacon, 23 Nov 1825;
d. 10 May 1885.


Jacob George.

Jacob was born 09 Nov 1753.  He died in 1815.  At this time, nothing more is known about Jacob or the names of his parents.



Eve was born 02 Jan 1750.  She died in 1829.  At this time, nothing more is known about Eve or the names of her parents.

Jacob and Eve had five children:



Jacob George, Jr, b. 06 Apr 1783;
m. Hannah Weaver;
d. 18 Dec 1831.


Elizabeth George.


Catherine George.


Mary George.


Susanna George.


John Weaver.

John was the son of Jacob Weaver and Hannah Harrison.  He was born 03 Feb 1770.  He died 30 Aug 1836.


Elizabeth McCalla or McCauley.

Elizabeth was the daughter of William McCalla and Naomi Marshall.  She was born 18 Feb 1778 in Pennsylvania.  She died 27 Jul 1852.

John and Elizabeth had nine children:



Hannah Weaver;
m. Jacob George, Jr.


Brice M Weaver, b. 25 Aug 1809;
m. Ann Trullinger, 26 Aug 1825;
d. 12 Nov 1882.


Jacob Weaver, b. abt. 1799.


Moses Weaver, b. abt. 1800.


Samuel Weaver, b. abt. 1802.


Christian Weaver, b. abt. 1802.


Isaac Weaver, b. abt. 1805.


Rebecca Weaver, b. abt. 1808.


Naomi Weaver, b. abt. 1811.

Generation 6


John Royce.

John was the son of John Royce and Jerusha Hall.  He was born 30 Jun 1738 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.


Sarah Stoel [Stowell].

Sarah was the daughter of David Stoel [Stowell] and Mary Foster .  She was born 12 Jan 1731 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

John and Sarah were married 12 Jan 1757 in Windham and had six children:



Lemeul Royce b. 13 Jan 1757;
m. (1) Anna Garfield, (2) Susan Willard;
d. 28 Apr 1853.


Jerusha Royce, b. 29 Jun 1758;
m. Samuel Richardson, 1777;
d. 1843.


Anna Royce, b. 7 Apr 1760;
m. Sylvanus Conant, 22 Oct 1778;
d. 5 May 1802.


Dinah Royce, b. 30 Jun 1763.


John Royce, b. 9 Aug 1765;
m. Ana Baker;
d. 12 Jan 1822 .


Nathan Royce, b. 1769;
m. Sally Gault;
d. 9 Apr 1813.


Jacob Weaver.

Jacob was born 12 Apr 1746.  He died 27 Dec 1820.  At this time, nothing more is known about Jacob or the names of his parents.


Hannah Harrison.

Hannah was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison.  She died 22 Mar 1827.

Jacob and Hannah were married 02 Jan 1768 and had eleven children:



John Weaver, b. 03 Feb 1770;
m. Elizabeth McCalla;
d. 30 Aug 1836.


Moses Weaver, b. 20 May 1772.


Henry Weaver, b. abt. 1775.


Isaac Weaver, b. abt. 1776.


Mary Weaver, b. abt. 1777.


Christian Weaver, b. abt. 1778.


Diana Weaver, b. abt. 1778.


Hannah Weaver, b. abt. 1782.


Halliday Weaver, b. 06 Oct 1786;
d. 1820.


William Weaver, b. 01 Jun 1789;
m. Sarah Wyker, 15 May 1809;
d. 11 Mar 1858.


Daniel Weaver.


William McCalla or McCauley.

William was born in 1745 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  At this time, nothing more is known about William or the names of his parents.


Naomi Marshall.

Naomi was the daughter of Edward Marshall and Elizabeth Oberfeldt.  She was born in 1749 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

William and Naomi had at least one child:



Elizabeth McCalla, b. 18 Feb 1778;
m. John Weaver;
d. 27 Jul 1852.

Generation 7


John Royce.

John was the son of James Royce and Mehitable Arnold.  He was born 23 Feb 1716 in Windham, Connecticut.  He died before 1743.


Jerusha Hall.

Jerusha was the daughter of Isaac Hall and Sarah Reed.  She was born 28 Jan 1717 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.

John and Jerusha were married 13 Apr 1738 in Mansfield and had at least one child:



John Royce, b. 30 Jun 1738;
m. Sarah Stoel [Stowell], 13 Mar 1763.


David Stoel [Stowell].

David was the son of David Stoel and Mary Stedman.  He was born 20 Nov 1693 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died there 5 Sep 1763.


Mary Foster.

Mary was the daughter of Abraham Foster and Abigail Parsons.  She was born 15 May 1715 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts and died 1 Oct 1784 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

David and Mary had sevn children:



Sarah Stowell, b. 12 Jan 1731;
m. John Royce, 13 Mar 1763.


Mehitable Stowell, b. 1735;
d. 1821.


David Stowell, b. 1736;
d. 1786.


Isaac Stowell, b. 1739;
d. 1782.


Samuel Stowell, b. 1742;
d. 1824.


Patience Stowell, b. 1744.


Elijah Stowell, b. 1746.


Edward Marshall.

Edward was born in 1710 in Bustleton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He died 07 Nov 1789 in Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

The Life of Edward Marshall including a description of the Great Walk.

Early Life.
Edward was the middle of five children.  He had three brothers:  William, Moses, and John; and one sister named Rebecca.  He was very strong and athletic and a very good hunter.  He worked for a surveyor named Benjamin Eastburn, the surveyor general of the province, as a surveyor's assistant holding the measuring chain.  Edward married Elizabeth Overfeldt in 1735.  He and his brothers wanted to settle on some new land above the Tohickon Creek and recorded a claim to the land in 1737.

Owning the Land.
The land that Edward and his brothers wanted to settle belonged to the people of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) tribe.  That made no difference, settlers wanted to move there anyway.  The governor of the colony was James Logan.  He and two of William Penn's sons, Thomas and John, wanted to get the rights to this land.  The Penn brothers and Logan met with the Lenni Lenape and showed them a treaty that they said had been signed by William Penn.  It allowed them all the land that could be walked over in one and one-half days.  The Lenni Lenape did not remember this treaty, and were confused.  They asked for time to talk with their elders about this.

A Trial Walk.
Thomas and John Penn wanted to see how far a man could walk in a day.  They asked for three strong men to do a trial walk.  Twenty-two year old Edward Marshall was chosen as one of the men.  The other two men were James Yates and Joseph Doane.  Yates was picked because he was very strong and a good jumper.  Doane was not a strong walker, however, his job was to observe the walk and report back to the Penns.  Timothy Smith as the sheriff of Bucks County organized the walk.  He met the three men outside the Friends Meeting House in Wrightstown.  At his signal, the men started to walk quickly.  Edward carried a hatchet with him which he threw from one hand to the other as he walked.  He claimed this helped balance his walking.  He could also use it to cut away brush and branches that might be in his way.  Sheriff Smith followed on his horse.  Doane tired shortly after they started walking.  The other two men walked all day.  As they walked, Smith marked their trail.  At the end of the day they had walked almost 48 miles.  They camped overnight, and went home the next day.

Permission to Walk the Land.
The Penn brothers and Logan met again with the Lenni Lenape at Logan's house called Stenton.  The meeting was held on 25 Aug 1737.  Chief Nutimus spoke for the group and said that their people knew nothing about the treaty and asked for more time to discuss it.  Thomas Penn gave him a few hours but wanted an answer after lunch.  The Lenni Lenape finally agreed to allow the walk to happen.  They expected that it would be a slow walk, with stops to eat and hunt in the Indian fashion.  But the treaty that they signed did not say that.  It said that the land should be "walked, traveled, or gone over."

The Walking Purchase.
The date for the walk was set for 19 Sep 1737.  The three walkers would be Edward Marshall, James Yates, and Solomon Jennings.  A number of people were invited to go along on the walk.  Sheriff Smith brought several men, including Benjamin Eastburn.  The Lenni Lenape sent three men.  The day was to be measured from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Sheriff Smith acted as the timekeeper.  Each walker would be paid £5 in cash.  The man who walked the farthest was promised 500 acres of land in the new area.  The walkers started from a chestnut tree at exactly 6 a.m. walking very quickly.  The Lenni Lenape complained that they were running, however, no one listened to them.  The three men walked quickly all morning and traveled almost eight miles in the first two hours.  Yates was in first place, Edward, carrying his hatchet, was in second place, and Jennings limped behind the others.  Sheriff Smith and some others were riding horses.  When the Lenni Lenape were tired, Sheriff Smith and the others took them up on their horses.  After six hours they reached the spot were Durham Road (Route 413) meets Easton Road (Route 611) today.  Jennings collapsed and stayed behind, Marshall and Yates walked 28 miles.  They were given 15 minutes to rest and eat.

They continued to walk until 6:15 p.m. (to make up for the lunch break).  Edward was exhausted and threw his arms around a tree.  The men ate a dinner of bacon, cornmeal, and biscuits.  Sheriff Smith posted a guard because he was afraid that the Lenni Lenape would attack them.  They did not.  The walkers slept deeply.  The second day's walk was supposed to start at 6 a.m.  The weather was cold and rainy.  The horses had wandered off during the night.  Because it took two hours to get them back the walkers started at 8 a.m.  Three Lenni Lenape observers were there again.  They walked a short way and when they saw how fast the men walked, they were disgusted and left.  Edward and Yates walked until they reached the Tobyhanna Creek.  The water was fast and deep.  Edward crossed first, when Yates tried to cross, he fell on his face in the water.  Edward was afraid he would drown so he pulled Yates' head above water and dragged him out of the creek.  Yates had hurt his leg and also could not see.  Edward waited to make sure that someone would take care of him then he walked on.  Edward walked more slowly now as the air was cold and it was hard to breathe.  At 2 p.m. the Sheriff called "Time!".  Edward stopped walking, threw his hatchet another fifty yards, and then rested on the ground.  The surveyors marked the place where the walk had ended.  They marked five trees with the date and the names of Thomas and John Penn.

The Land is Surveyed.
The surveyors measured the land that had been bought by the Walking Purchase.  Since the walk had gone to the west, they needed to draw a line back to the Delaware River.  It would have been fair to draw the line due east but they did not do that.  Instead, they drew the line at a right angle to the river, thus, giving the Penns much more land.  As it was the best hunting land, the Lenni Lenape did not want to give up the land.  They were angry and felt that they had been cheated.

Edward Marshall Is Not Paid.
After the walk Edward went back to his family in Tinicum Township.  He waited for his payment of 500 acres of land but no one ever paid him.  In August 1741, he went to Thomas Penn and asked for his payment.  Penn was rude to him and offered him another £5 instead of the land he was owed.  Edward was angry and left.  He never received the land he was owed.  In 1752 the family moved to Mount Bethel Township, near Easton.  Edward farmed the land, and worked for the surveyors.

Dangerous Times.
In 1755, local Indians attacked some settlers living near Easton.  In 1756, Edward's farm was attacked when he was away from home cutting logs some miles distant.  Five of his children were in the yard at the time of the attack.  They ran away and hid.  One daughter, Catherine, was wounded in the shoulder.  She hid in the creek and stopped the bleeding in her shoulder with mud.  The attackers found Edward's wife in the house and took her away with them, later they killed her.  The farm was attacked again in 1757.  Edward was again away working when it happened.  This time his eldest son Peter was killed.  After that many farms and settlements were attacked.  Benjamin Franklin was sent to defend the area.  He and his men built Fort Allen.  After the fort was finished, they left a few men to defend it and the rest went back to Philadelphia.

A New Family.
Edward married again in 1758.  His new wife was Elizabeth Weiser.  She was 30 years old when they married.  She like Edward had lost family when her father was killed in the raids.  Edward was angry that so many of his family had been killed and wanted revenge.  It is said that he killed over 20 Indians.  Edward still had eight children from his first marriage and he and Elizabeth had seven children.  After some years they moved back to the farmhouse in Tinicum Township because Edward did not feel safe.  He was afraid that the Indians would attack his family because he had helped with the Walking Purchase.

Moving to Marshall's Island.
Edward's brother William owned an island named Tinicum Island.  William died in 1757 and left the island to Edward.  Edward moved his family to the island and built a strong log house there; soon the island became known as Marshall's Island.

The Revolutionary War.
During the Revolutionary War, Edward was on the side of the settlers and his sons served in the militia.  Local tradition says that Edward and his sons helped collect the boats for George Washington to use when he and his soldiers crossed the Delaware.  Whether this is truth or fable is unknown for certain.  What is true is that Edward took an Oath of Allegiance on 30 Nov 1777 promising to be loyal to the new United States.

Later Life.
Edward's daughter Catherine married a man named William Ridge and had 12 children.  Edward's son Martin had a home near the Tinicum Creek.  Another daughter, Naomi, married William McCalla and had at least one child.  Edward stayed in his home on Marshall's Island.  He was healthy until he was 79 years old when he became sick with an infection in his lungs.  He died on 7 Nov 1789 and was buried in a family graveyard near his son Martin's house.

Source:  "Pennsylvania People:  Edward Marshall 1710-1789 Walking Purchase Participant."


Elizabeth Oberfeldt.

Elizabeth was born about 1716 in Sussex County, New Jersey.  She died 25 May 1756 in an Indian raid on their home.  At this time, the names of Elizabeth's parents are not known.

Edward and Elizabeth were married in 1735 and had nine children:


Peter Marshall, b. 06 Sep 1736;
d. 1757 in an Indian raid on their home.


William Marshall, b. 1738.


Moses Marshall, b. 1741;
d. 22 Jun 1828.


Martin Marshall, b. 1742.


Catharine Marshall, b. 1743.


Elizabeth Marshall, b. 1745.


Jemima Marshall, b. 1747.



Naomi Marshall, b. 1749;
m. William McCalla.


Amy Marshall, b. 1751.

Elizabeth Weiser.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Nicholas Weiser.  She was born in 1728 in Bucks County.

Edward and Elizabeth were married in 1758 and had seven children:


(2nd) Peter Marshall, b. 1759.


Thomas Marshall, b. 19 Jan 1761.


Edward Marshall, Jr., b. 1763.


Mary Marshall, b. 1765.


Ann Marshall, b. 1767.


Sarah Marshall, b. 1769.


Rebecca Marshall, b. 1772.

Generation 8


James Royce.

James was the son of John Royce and Sarah Perigo.  He was born 13 Aug 1691 in Windham, Connecticut.  He died 06 Jan 1766 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.

Land Transactions of John Royce

John Royce sold to James Royce, "my well beloved son" 36 acres for £ 12 on 27 Jun 1715.  At the top of p. 397 it says "Sargent Royses Deed to his son James."  This was land John had received from the Town of Mansfield 26 Apr 1710.  This land was along the western most branch of the Natchaug River the 20th choice of the 20th allotment of the proprietors.

Also, John Royce on 16 Feb 1722 deeded several parcels of land "for and in consideration of a written obligation under the hand and seal of my son James Royce."  In many of the land transactions between John and his children that follow James was mentioned as his son.  James dealt in land like his father and brother Moses.  He had 35 documented land transactions in Mansfield and two in Stratford until his death in Mansfield.

James and Mehitable were among the founders of the Second Congregational Church of Mansfield.

Source:  "Genealogical Gleanings from Deed Records".


Mehitable Arnold.

Mehitable was the daughter of John Arnold and Mary Bowley.  She was born 18 May 1694 in Norwich, Connecticut.  She died 15 May 1756 in Mansfield.

James and Mehitable were married 21 Mar 1715 and had seven children:



John Royce, b. 23 Feb 1716;
m. Jerusha Hall, 13 Apr 1738;
d. bef. 1743.


Ann Royce, b. 02 Jan 1717;
m. Nathaniel Kidder, 15 Jun 1738.


James Royce, b. 24 Feb 1721;
m. Abigail Scripture, 10 Dec 1742;
d. 10 Jan 1800.


Mary Royce, b. 20 Aug 1723;
m. Moses Royce, Jr, 12 Jan 1743.


Mehitable Royce, b. 05 Oct 1727;
m. Samuel Hall, 11 Jun 1751.


David Royce, b. 08 May 1730.


Sarah Royce, b. 23 Feb 1731.


Isaac Hall.

Isaac was the son of William Hall and Ester Mathews.  he was born about 1675 in Tolland County, Connecticut and died there 6 Aug 1757.


Sarah Reed.

At this time, nothing more is known about Sarah or the names of her parents

Isaac and Sarah were married before 1700 and had ten children:


Esther Hall, b. 1700.


Sarah Hall, b. 1703.


Gershom Hall, b. 1705.


Martha Hall, b. 1707.


Lydia Hall, b. 1708.


Hannah Hall, b. 1710.


Isaac Hall, b. 1712.


Rebecca Hall, b. 1714.


Sybel Hall, b. 1716.



Jerusha Hall, b. 28 Jan 1717;
m. John Royce, 13 Apr 1738.

Generation 9


John Royce.

John was the son of Jonathan Royce and Deborah Calkins.  He was born 09 Nov 1663 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.  He died 29 Mar 1724 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut and was buried in Old Mansfield Center Cemetery.

John Royce of Norwich, New London, Connecticut.

John Royce has a reasonably well documented history in Norwich, Windham and Mansfield. … Unlike his father and grandfather who had immigrated thousands of miles across the Atlantic from their home in England in the mid 1600s, he moved only 20 miles north of Norwich to Ponde Place (Mansfield Center today) in about 1685 where he spent the rest of his life.  He was one of the first settlers in Ponde Place, then part of Windham, Connecticut.

Having secured town privileges, the inhabitants of Windham held their first public town meeting, 12 Jun 1692.  John Fitch, recently removed to the Hither-place, and Jonathan Hough, Samuel Hide, and John Royce who had established a settlement in the distant Ponde Place, increased their number to fifteen.  Joshua Ripley was chosen town clerk; Jeremiah Ripley, Jonathan Crane and Jonathan Hough, townsmen; Thomas Huntington and John Royce, surveyors.

In November, 1692, "The inventory of the Estate of Jonathan Royce of Norwich Deceased having been established in Court in September Last and power of administration was then Granted to the Relliott:  this Courte proceeds to Distribution … to John Royce, £ 40, 20 shillings. … And this Courte doth Advise that John Royce be accommodated with one Acre and halfe of Land out of the homestead for to build upon:  and that he Receive his proportion of his fathers Estate in Lands as Conveniently as may bee.Ē

At the Windham town meeting on May 30, 1693, John Royce, was among 22 admitted and appointed inhabitants.  He was an inhabitant of Ponde Place with seven other inhabitants of Windham.  In a map recreated by Storrs for 21 home lots laid out in "Mansfield" for 1685, it shows that John Royce in 1693 is the owner of home lot 20.  He had procured or been granted this lot from John Olmstead (Blumstead).  In 1696 John served with Peter Cross, Sergeant Hide, John Allen, Samuel Linkon, Samuel and James Birchard on the third squad of towns people to help finish Minister Whitingís house before he arrived.

Between late 1702 and early 1703 Ponde Place had separated from Windham and became Mansfield, Hartford County.  Hence, John Royce was now a citizen of Mansfield, Connecticut without having to move.  In various Mansfield Town Meetings between 1710 and 1717 John was elected Selectman.

In May of 1715, John was the administrator of his deceased brother Davidís estate:  "The Court grants liberty to John Roise of Mansfield, administrator on the estate of David Roise, deceased, to sell so much of the lands of his deceased brother, David Roise, lying in Norwich, as may be sufficient to pay the just debts due from said estate and his necessary charge in the administration, to be done by the advice of Capt. Richard Bushnell."  On October 13, 1715, Sergeant John Roys and Capt. Thomas Huntington were the representatives from Mansfield to the Connecticut General Assembly in New Haven.

Another aspect of Johnís community life was his willingness to use the colonial legal system.  He had taken John Arnold to court previously and received a monetary judgment.  John Arnold had petitioned the court for a new trial and he was granted this in May 1722.  John Arnold was one of the earlier settlers in Mansfield and his daughter, Mehitable, had married John Royceís son James.

Upon the petition of John Arnold:  "It is considered and resolved by this assembly, the petitioner shall have liberty, at the superior court to be holded in Hartford in September next, to another tryal of the action brought against him by John Royce of Mansfield, in which action the said Royce recovered judgment against the petitioner in the superior holden in Hartford in March last past:  and if the petitioner shall obtain judgment against the said Royce upon the tryal, Judgment shall be given for him to recover the money taken from him by execution granted upon the former judgment, and also for his cost."

I reviewed all of John Royce/Roys Grantor and Grantee Land Transactions in Mansfield, Connecticut Town Records for information that would support and add to our knowledge of his life.  John had 38 documented land transactions in Mansfield starting in 1705 and ending 1724.  He was among the original proprietors and received a fair amount of land from the colonial government.  The English Kings and Queens that ruled colonial America during his life were William and Mary, Anne and George I.  Fourteen of Johnís land transactions were with the Town of Mansfield and 11 with his siblings or children.  I found no records of land transactions for John Royce in the Windham Town Records.

As one might expect, John was first given some parcels of land by the proprietors (city fathers) of Mansfield followed by a period in which he was both buyer and seller of property.  This second phase of his land transactions included some directed gifts of land to his children.  And finally during the latter few years of his life he worked to clean up the proprietor lands granted to him as well as provide for he and his wifeís comfortable living until they died.  His lands were initially part of Windham Township until Mansfield, which included his land, split from Windham in 1702.  Mansfield after splitting from Windham was first part of Hartford County and finally part of Tolland County, Connecticut.

The Land Deeds provided an additional glimpse into the life of John Royce.  He used the colonial system of proprietorship to accumulate land.  All recorded transactions were in Mansfield, Connecticut.  … Some of the recorded documents were agreements and not Deeds or land transactions.  They supported many of the documented relationships to his children.  These relationships on paper are most amicable but do in some cases show the possibility for family tension.  Ebenezer Royse, at age 21, sold land to John Arnold that was not his to sell according to John Roys.  There was clearly a connection between John and Ebenezer albeit not a smooth one.  Benajah was not found in any of Johnís Deeds or those of his children.

Source:  "Genealogical Gleanings from Deed Records".


Sarah Perigo.

Sarah was the daughter of Robert Perigo and Mary Wood.  She was born in 1663.

John and Sarah were married 29 Nov 1683 in Norwich, Connecticut and had eleven children:


John Royce, b. 23 Jul 1686;
d. 11 Dec 1699.


Moses Royce, b. 06 Jun 1689;
d. 30 Jul 1768.



James Royce, b. 13 Aug 1691;
m. Mehitable Arnold, 21 Mar 1715;
d. 06 Jan 1766.


Patience Royce, b. 04 Sep 1693.


Aaron Royce, b. 17 Feb 1694.


Daniel Royce, b. 27 May 1697.


Ebenezer Royce, b. 31 Mar 1699.


Dorothy Royce, b. 14 Feb 1701;
m. Peter Cross, 01 Mar 1719.


David Royce, b. 28 May 1703;
m. Hannah Hall, 26 Oct 1732;
d. 28 Mar 1759.


Benajah Royce, b. 09 Nov 1708.


Patina Royce, b. 1710.


John Arnold.

John was the son of Joseph Arnold and Rebecca Curtis (widow).  He was born 2 Apr 1655 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.  He died 26 Aug 1725 in New London, Connecticut.


Mary Bowley.

Mary was the daughter of Richard Bowley and Anne Garner.  She was born about 1658 in Yorkshire, England.  She died 23 Nov 1701 in New London, Connecticut.

John and Mary had at least one child:



Mehitable Arnold, b. 18 May 1604;
m. James Royce, 21 Mar 1715;
d. 15 Mar 1756.

Generation 10


Jonathan Royce.

Jonathan was the son of Robert Royce and Mary.  He was born in 1638 in England.  He died in 1689 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.  An inventory of his estate was presented to the court there on 22 Sep 1690.  He was made a freeman of Connecticut in Oct 1663.  Jonathan married twice (1st) Mary Spinning and had one child:  Mary Royce (b. 1658; m. John Beach Dec 1678) and (2nd Deborah Calkins.


Deborah Calkins.

Deborah was the daughter of Hugh Calkins and Ann Eaton.  She was born 18 Mar 1643 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.  She died 02 Oct 1723 in Lebanon, Connecticut.

Jonathan and Deborah were married in 1658 in Norwich and had ten children:


Elizabeth Royce, b. Jan 1661;
m. William Backus, 03 Nov 1681;
d. 28 Mar 1688.



John Royce, b. 09 Nov 1663;
m. Sarah Perigo, 29 Nov 1683;
d. 29 Mar 1724.


Sarah Royce, b. Oct 1665;
m. Samuel Lincoln, 1684;
d. bef. 02 Jun 1692.


Abigail Royce, b. Sep 1667;
d. Aug 1668.


Ruth Royce, b. Apr 1669;
m. Caleb Chappel, 4 Jun 1695;
d. aft. 1711.


Hannah Royce, b. Apr 1671;
d. bef. 1713.


Abijah Royce, b. Apr 1673;
m. Robert Wade, 11 Mar 1690;
d. bef. 1712.


Jonathan Royce, b. Aug 1678;
m. Ruth Beckwith, Mar 1700;
d. 28 Apr 1725.


Deborah Royce, b. 10 Aug 1680;
m. Thomas Stoddard, Dec 1699;
d. aft. 1716.


David Royce, b. 19 Aug 1682;
d. 13 Nov 1711.


Robert Perigo.

Robert was born about 1630 in Connecticut and died 18 Apr 1683 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.  The names of his parents are not known at this time.


Mary Wood.

Mary is the daughter of George Wood and Ann Sherman.  She was born about 1654 in Lyme, Connecticut and died there about 1719.

Robert and Mary had at least one child:



Sarah Perigo, b. abt. 1663;
m. John Royce, 29 Nov 1683.

Generation 11


Robert Royce.

Robert may be the son of Robert Royce and Margery Hamlin.  He was baptized Mar 1603 in Somerset County, England and died in 1676 in New London Connecticut.

The first Royce of this line to arrive in North America was Robert Royce.

He arrived sometime before 1648 when he first appeared in the records with an entry for lot number 74 at Stratford, Connecticut dated 16 Sep 1648.  He appears in the records of New London, Connecticut in 1657 where he was named among the first 16 members of the New London Church.  The town granted him the original lot on Post Hill in 1657.  He was a shoemaker by trade and [served as] Constable in 1660, a member of the General Assembly in 1661, 1667 and 1669, and served as Townsman in 1663 and 1668.

In 1663, Robert was granted land, by the town, to settle his two sons, Samuel and Nathaniel.  In 1667, Robert was appointed to keep an "Ordinary" (tavern) and was freed from training, probably due to his advanced age.

Robert died in 1676 at New London, the inventory of his estate was presented on 22 Sep 1676.  Mary, his wife, died in 1697 at Wallingford, Connecticut where her will was presented on 14 Jul 1697.

Over the years there has been a lot of research in an effort to determine the surname of Robert's wife.  The records show that her name was Mary and a search of the English records has failed to prove conclusively that she is the Mary Sims that many have believed.  There has long been reference to the 04 Jun 1634 entry of the marriage of Robert Royce (Rayce) to Mary Sims, daughter of John and Sarah (Baker) Sims, that took place at Martock, Somerset County, England.  Mary was baptized in 1609 at Long Sutton, Somerset County.  In 1968, Clarence Hewitt of Clearwater, Florida presented an article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 72, pp. 274-77, to disprove that such a marriage was in fact that of our Robert Royce.  There was such a marriage on 04 Jun 1624 at Long Sutton Parish, Somerset County and, although Mr. Hewitt discounts that marriage as our Robert and Mary, it is a possibility.  We have the marriage record of that date, and three children baptized in 1625, 1626, and 1629 at Long Sutton Parish to that couple, which is strong evidence that they are the same Robert and Mary Royce who came to the Connecticut Colony.

If Robert was from Somerset County, England, he would be the same Robert, son of Robert and Margery (Hamlin) Royce baptized there in March 1603.  His grandfather was Thomas Royce.  He then had three children born at Long Sutton Parish, one of which may have survived and was the third daughter mentioned, but not named, in his estate settlement.

Source:  The Royce Family in America.

Additional information was found by a researcher and published on a GenForum site regarding the mystery of the Royce family in England.  According to this researcher, the maiden name of Mary Royce was Jugkson [Jackson].  A marriage was recorded at Saint Michael's church in Stamford, Lincoln between Robert Royce and Mary Jugkson on 8 Apr 1627.  Between 1627 and 30 May 1637 when Nehemiah was christened, the couple had five other children christened at Saint Michael's.  Two of those children were Mary (10 Jul 1631) and Sarah (8 Feb 1634), the same names and birth dates as the three oldest children of Robert and Mary.  The other three were sons named John all of whom died early.  If this then is the family of Robert Royce of Connecticut it would change the current theory of his ancestry.  As this researcher was unable to find any conclusive evidence of the father of Robert, I will continue with his line as it is now accepted even though it is questionable because of no positive proof.  Because it is conceivable for a family to leave their home to travel to the Colonies, it is also conceivable that they ccould have left Lincoln in the east midlands and traveled to Somerset in southwest England from where they embarked on their voyage.  Other researchers are continuing to scan the records of churches throughout England in hopes of finding the ancestors of Robert Royce.  I myself gladly look forward to their findings.


Mary Sims or Jugkson [Jackson].

There has been much speculation regarding the identity of Robert's wife Mary; however, applying the marriage record mentioned above, she could be the daughter of John Sims (b. 1583) and Sarah Baker (b. 1587) of Somerset.  She was baptized in 1609 at Long Sutton, Somerset, England.

Robert and Mary were married 04 Jun 1624 in Long Sutton and had ten children, the first three were born in England and the remainder in Connecticut:


Robert Royce, b. 02 Mar 1625;
d. 27 Mar 1625.


Margaret Royce, b. 06 Jan 1626.


Mary Royce, b. 19 Apr 1629.


Sarah Royce, b. 1634;
m. John Calkins, 1658;
d. 01 May 1711.


Nehemiah Royce, b. abt. 1635;
m. Hannah Morgan 20 Nov 1660;
d. 01 Nov 1706.
Nehemiah was a shoemaker, the original owner
of the home at the head of Main Street in
Wallingford, Connecticut, which he built in 1672.
This house still stands and is the oldest house in town.



Jonathan Royce, b. 1638;
Deborah Calkins abt. 1658;
d. 1689.


Nathaniel Royce, b. 1640;
m. Esther Moss, 27 Oct 1673;
d. 08 Feb 1726.


Ruth Royce, b. 07 Dec 1645;
d. 19 Feb 1689.


Samuel Royce, b. 1648;
m. Hannah Churchill, 9 Jan 1666;
d. 1711.


Issac Royce, b. 1650; m. Elizabeth Lathrop, 15 Dec 1669;
d. 1681.


Hugh Calkins.

Hugh was the son of William Calkins (1570-1661) and Elen Payne (1572-1664).  He was born about 1600 in Weaverton, Cheshire, England and 8 Jan 1690 in Norwich, Connecticut.


Ann Eaton.

Ann was the daughter of Francis Eaton (1583-1605) and Sophia Hollister (1587-1605).  She was born about 1605 in Monmouthshire, Wales and died 16 Dec 1688 in Norwich, Connecticut.

Hugh and Ann were married about 1622 in Saybrook, Connecticut and had ten children:


Sarah Calkins, b. 1627;
d. 1637.


Mary Calkins, b. 1629;
d. 1717.


Rebecca Calkins, b. 1631;
d. 1649.


John Calkins, b. 1634;
d. 1701.


Hugh Calkins, b. 1636;
d. 1637.


Deborah Calkins, b. 1639;
d. 1639.


Susan Calkins, b. 1640;
d. 1726.


David Calkins, b. 1642;
d. 1717.



Deborah Calkins, b. 18 Mar 1643;
m. Jonathan Royce abt. 1658;
d. 02 Oct 1723.


Sarah Calkins, b. 1645.

Generation 12


Robert Royce.

Robert was the son of Thomas Royce and Mary Appleton.  He was born about 1580 in Buckinghamshire, England and died there 16 Feb 1638.


Margery Hamlin.

Margery may have been the daughter of William (b. 1540) and Johane Bomb (b. 1540).  She was born about 1574 in England and died there about 1603.

Robert and Margery had at least one child:



Robert Royce, bp. Mar 1603;
m. Mary Sims, 4 Jun 1624;
d. abt. 1676.

Generation 13


Thomas Royce.

Thomas was born about 1558 in England and died there about 1621.  There are some reports that he was the son of William Royce (1522-1588) and Thomasine Myal or Minn (1524-1568); however, those are unsubstantiated and hence only speculation.


Mary Appleton.

Mary was born about 1563 and may have been the daughter of Thomas Appleton (1545-1603) and Mary Isaac (1545-1613.  however, that is unsubstantiated and hence only speculation.

Thomas and Mary had at least one child:

I could continue this ancestry for many more generations but that would only be perpetuating more speculation and inunnedo.  I prefer to stop here and seek some proof that the generations preceding Robert of Connecticut are in fact correct.  Until that research is concluded the Royce family will end here.  It certainly isn't the end of the family as there are records that show them throughout parts of England for many years prior.  Some suggest the family name is very old and the spelling changed over the centuries.  Wherever they came from remains to be seen.



Robert Royce, b. abt. 1580
m. Margery Hamlin abt. 1594;
d. abt. 1638.

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