The Chelsea Roydhouse documented story began in Whitby, Yorkshire when John Roydhouse
married Mary Lyth in 1786.
John seems to be from elsewhere, but Mary was born in Whitby in 1764. Her parents were William
and Elizabeth nee King.
There is a John born to parents Thomas and Alice in 1761, in Hornsea, Yorkshire about 55 miles from Whitby.
John and Mary had a son, Thomas in Whitby in 1791.
I have not found any other family as yet.
Thomas Roydhouse married Mary Collings/Collins.
1.William Collings Roydhouse, born 1813 and baptized in St. Mary-le-bone.
2.Henry born 1813 St Georges Hanover
3.Emma born 1818 St Marylebone
4.Thomas born 1819/1820 see blog link: https://nzandbeyond.net/2019/05/24/the-chelsea-lot-thomas-roydhouse-1820/
5.Benjamin Lyth Roydhouse born 1824 St. Georges Hanover.
Thomas was recorded as a journeyman saddler in census 1851,1861 and harness maker in 1871, when he was recorded as living with his son Thomas and family.
He was 83 years old at his death in Chelsea in 1874, his wife Mary had predeceased him in 1861.