Person:Jonathan Royce (1)

Jonathan Royce
b.est 1631
d.bef 22 Sep 1690
m. bef 1631
  1. Jonathan Royceest 1631 - bef 1690
  2. Sarah Royceest 1634 - 1711
  3. Nehemiah Royce1636 - 1706
  4. Ensign Samuel Royceest 1641 - 1711
  5. Isaac Royceest 1644 - 1681
  6. Ensign Nathaniel Royceest 1648 - 1726
  7. Ruth Royceest 1649 - bef 1695
  • HJonathan Royceest 1631 - bef 1690
  • WMary Spinningest 1636 - est 1658
m. est 1656
  1. Mary Royceest 1658 -
m. Jun 1660
  1. Elizabeth Royce1661 - 1688
  2. Sergeant John Royce1663 - 1724
  3. Sarah Royce1665 - Bef 1692
  4. Abigail Royce1667 - 1668
  5. Ruth Royce1669 - 1768
  6. Hannah Royce1671 -
  7. Abiah Royce1673 -
  8. Jonathan Royce1678 - 1725
  9. Deborah Royce1680 -
  10. David Royce1682 - bef 1711
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Jonathan Royce
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] est 1631 Based on estimated date of first marriage.
Marriage est 1656 to Mary Spinning
Marriage Jun 1660 Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Deborah Calkins
Alt Marriage 4 Jun 1660 Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Deborah Calkins
Death[4] bef 22 Sep 1690 Before date inventory was exhibited in court.
Estate Inventory[4] 22 Sep 1690 Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States (probably)Date inventory exhibited in court.

Jonathan Royce was probably the eldest, rather than the youngest son in this family, and must have been born about 1636, or earlier, as he doubtless married (first) in 1656, Mary Spinning, daughter of Humphrey Spinning of New Haven (see Vol. 80, p. 107 of the N. E. H. G. Reg., D. L. Jacobus), and (second) June, 1660, Deborah Caulkins. (See Caulkins IV.) She survived her husband and married (second) (_____) Woodward of Lebanon, Connecticut. By the first wife, Mary Spinning, Jonathan Royce is believed to have had a daughter, Mary, who in 1678 married John Beach of Wallingford. The following record of the settlement of the estate of Jonathan Royce was found in the New London County Court Records by Mr. Jacobus, under date of September 22, 1690: "The inventory of the estate of Jonathan Royce was exhibited in Court, approved and ordered to be recorded, etc." "The Inventory of the Estate of Jonathan Royce of Norwich, deceased, having been exhibited in Court September last and power of administration was then granted to the Relict: this Court proceeds to distribution." Jonathan Royce resided at the time of his first marriage in Stratford, removing first to New London and after his second marriage to Norwich, Connecticut, where the birth dates of all his children by the second wife are to be found on the Vital Records of the town. (Vol. I, p. 33.) The marriages of the children are shown by the distribution of the estate, and a still later record was found by Mr. Jacobus in the settlement of the estate of David Royce, youngest son of Jonathan, who died unmarried, and the Court determined the heirs among his brothers and sisters and the "children of his deceased sister, Eliza Bacchus, Habijah Wade, and Mary Beach, his half sister." Dated January 13, 1712-13.

  1. Jonathan Roise, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:569-570.

    Jonathan (Roise), Norwich, s. of Robert of New London, m. June 1660, Deborah, d. of Hugh Caulkins, had Eliz. b. Jan. 1662; John, 9 Nov. 1663; Sarah, Oct. 1665; Abigail, Sept. 1667, d. next yr.; Ruth, Apr. 1669; Hannah, Apr. 1671; Abigail, again, Apr. 1673; Jonathan, Aug. 1678; Deborah, 10 Aug. 1680; and Daniel, 19 Aug. 1682.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Calkins, Jerome Reynolds. The History and Genealogy of A Branch of The Calkins Family. (Toledo, Ohio: The Author, 1967), 1:19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Royce, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. Families of Ancient New Haven. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), 8:1549.

    Jonathan (Royce), d 1690; res Norwich.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Helen Elizabeth Royce. Parentage of Mary, Wife of John(2) Beach of Wallingford, Conn: Prepared at the Request and with the Cooperation of Miss Helen Beach. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan 1926), 80:108.