George Joseph Roydhouse was born to Joseph and Charlotte in Islington in March 1872. He was the grandson of Thomas Henry Roydhouse.
He was living with his parents and siblings as a scholar in the 1881 census at number 26 Britannia Row.
In 1891 the family was living at number 60, and George was employed as a cardboard box maker.
When he married Ada Louise Maycock in December 1893 they were living in Mayville Street, about a mile from Britannia Row. (Mayville Street was redeveloped into a housing estate area in the 1960’s).
By 1901 census he, Ada and two children were living with his in-laws and the family on Hawkesly Road, Stoke Newington. His occupation was a greasemaker.
George junior and sister Louisa attended Tottenham Road Junior School from 1894 through to 1904 when transferred to Matthias Road School.
In 1911, George was a foreman at Frank Howe’s Oil Merchant/Grease manufacturing plant.
The couple had a total of 6 children:
1.George Thomas born 2.9.1896 married Alice M.G Bertrand 1920, died 1970 Hackney
2.Louisa Dorothy born 1894 Islington married Henry F Grew 1913 in Hackney – one son Leslie H born 1914.
3.Percy Frederick born 17.3.1902 Islington married Ivy P.G.Collard 1928 died 1978
4.Rose Charlotte born 1906 married Albert Edward Hayter 1929
5.Hilda Mabel born 1909 died 1911
6.Irene J born 1914 Islington married Milford Paul Spiegelhalter 1934-
one son Brian D born 1938
George was 75 when he died in Essex September 1947.