Robert Royce (Roys) (1674 - 1741)

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Birthplace: Wallingford, New Haven, CT
Death: Died in Meriden, New Haven, CT
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Robert Royce (Roys)

Robert Royce of Wallingford, CT (1674-1741)

Son of Isaac Royce and Elizabeth Lathrop. Born Sept 4, 1674 in Wallingford, CT. Died June 15, 1741.

Robert Royce married (1) Mary , June 2, 1692. He married (2) Abigail Benedict, March 14, 1709. Another source gives their marriage date as May 11, 1709. She was the daughter of Thomas Benedict (ca 1640- 20 Nov 1688) and Mary Messenger (ca 1642 - before 1699). She was born circa 1682 in Norwalk, CT. According to one source, Abigail died in 1713 but another source cites children born to her in 1719.

He died in 1759, age 94 yrs.

[NOTE: Some real confusion about his wives and children.]

Children with his first wife, Mary:

  1. Nathaniel, b Oct. 23, 1694, m Phebe Clark, Dec. 20, 1720
  2. Dinah, b Feb. 24, 1696
  3. Josiah, b July 10, 1698
  4. Ruth, b Sept., 1701
  5. Sarah, b April 4, 1703, d Aug. 5, 1723
  6. Timothy, b June 2, 1705, m Mindwell Wassles, May 16, 1727
  7. Mary, b July, 1707

Children with his second wife, Abigail Benedict:

  1. Elizabeth, b Aug., 1709
  2. Gideon, b May 4, 1711, m Rebecca
  3. Prudence, b April 11, 1714
  4. Moses, b Sept. 24, 1716, m Thankful
  5. Martha, m Edmund Scott, March 16, 1730
  6. Lydia, b Nov. 20, 1719.

Sources

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 44, 638, 1552, 1563

Thomas Judd and His Descendants by Sylvester Judd, pg. 39

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Notes (July 28, 2010):

Robert Royce. Born on 4 Sep 1674 in Wallingford, CT. Robert died in Wallingford, CT, on 15 Jun 1741; he was 66.

On 11 May 1709 when Robert was 34, he first married Abigail Benedict, daughter of Thomas Benedict (ca 1641-20 Nov 1688) & Mary Messenger (ca 1642-bef 1699), in Wallingford, CT. Born ca 1682 in Norwalk, CT.16 Abigail died ca 1713.

Children of Robert and Abigail (Benedict) Royce:

   i. Elizabeth Royce, b. ca. 1709, d. 14 May 1770 at Waterbury, m. there 10 Nov 1726 Joseph Judd of Waterbury;
   ii. Abigail Royce, m. Moses Baldwin of Saybrook; and
   iii. Martha Royce, b. ca. 1712, d. 22 Mar 1791 æ. 79 at Watertown, m. at Waterbury 26 Mar 1730 Edmund Scott of Waterbury.30

Robert second married Joanna Gaylord, daughter of Joseph Gaylord (13 May 1649-2 Feb 1712) & Sarah Stanley (18 Feb 1651-12 Feb 1711).

Children of Robert and Joanna (Gaylord) Royce, born at Wallingford:

   i. Hannah, b. 1 Jul 1716, d. 16 Feb 1777 at Wallingford, m. there 12 Nov 1739 Ephraim Hough;
   ii. Esther, b. 20 Jan 1718, d. 6 Sep 1750 at Wallingford, m. there 17 Mar 1740 Andrew Andrews;
   iii. Lydia, b. 20 Nov 1719, d. 26 Mar 1748 at Wallingford, m. there 8 Oct 1740 Ebenezer Cowles; and
   iv. Sarah, b. 4 Apr 1723, m. at Wallingford 5 May 1742 Nehemiah Manross.30
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Deacon Robert Royce of Meriden's Timeline

1674
September 4, 1674
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1709
March 14, 1709
Age 34
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1711
May 4, 1711
Age 36
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1712
1712
Age 37
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1713
1713
Age 38
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1714
April 11, 1714
Age 39
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1715
1715
Age 40
New London, New London, Conn
1716
July 1, 1716
Age 41
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
September 24, 1716
Age 42
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1718
January 20, 1718
Age 43
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States