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Loyalist Directory: Evan or Even (Father of Evan Jr.) Roys (Rice, Roice, Roise, Roye), Senior

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Surname : Roys (Rice, Roice, Roise, Roye), Senior
Given name : Evan or Even (Father of Evan Jr.)
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Cornwall Twp,Stormont Co, Eastern District, UC
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Loyal Volunteers; King's Royal Regiment of New York
Enlistment Date : 1777
Date & Place of Birth : 1731/2 (aged 50 in 1782) (or possibly 18 June 1729), Connecticut
Settled before war : New Ashford, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts
Date & Place of Death : 1819 probably Cornwall Twp, Co Stormont, Eastern District, UC
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Hannah ---
Children : Sibyl, b c. 1757, d c. 1861; m1 Jesse Wright; m2 Mr Powell; m3 John Nash
Evan Jr (Sr after his father's death), b 3 Feb 1761, d 1822; m Dorothy ---
A son (possibly)
Esther, m Mr Place
Lois, m1 Mr Stilwell; m2 Mr Barnhart
Sarah, b 12 Aug 1775, d 9 Nov 1830; m. Peter Miller
Maryann, m Mr Munro
Lorena (Loyreneah), d c. 1829; m Elias Williams
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : William Raymond Williams of Toronto Br on 1989.11.17; Toronto Br on 2000.06.01; Victoria Br on 2009.07.27; John Edmond McLeod of Toronto Br on 2011.11.21
Military Info : Drafted into rebel Berkshire Co militia; deserted 1777 and enlisted in Loyal Volunteers; Private, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 1777-1783
Loyalist Genealogy : See Loyalist Lineages of Canada, vol. II part 2 (1991), pp. 944-945 (descent of William Raymond Williams). The descent of John Edmond McLeod is as follows:

Evan Roys (1731/2-1819)
Sibyl Roys (c 1757-c 1861)
Huldah Wright (c 1776-c 1800)
Sibyl Rose (1799-1881)
Minerva Nash (1821-1905)
Wesley Byron Lawson (1860-1938)
Margaret Ruth Lawson (1898-1988)
Elizabeth Marion Staples (1931-)
John Edmond McLeod (1963-)
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Loyalist Claim of Evan Roys, 27 Feb 1788, in A. Fraser, Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario (1905), 1:444; appears as "Roice, Senr., Evan or Roye, E Dist., Cornwall, Soldier R.R.N.Y.," in the "Old U.E. List," Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada (1885), 244
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