James Roydhouse was a son of Henry and Ann (nee Appleby), born in Hertingfordbury on the 27th May, 1763. This makes him my 4 times great uncle!
On the 23rd July, 1783, a trial at the Old Bailey found James guilty of fraud, for “unlawfully, knowingly and designedly obtaining ” from William Hill six 8″ brass case locks, valued at forty shillings.
Punishment: Whipping, and discharged
He married Mary Smiths/Clark on the 1st of July, 1792 at Spitalfields Christ Church in London.
(“Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0”)
A daughter, Elizabeth was born about 1797.
James and Mary lived in Clerkenwell Close from 1801 ( or earlier) until 1827, when James died.
Mary remarried very shortly after to widower Walter Mapperly.
Walter died in Skinner Street, Islington in 1847 and by the 1851 census Mary was living on Parish Relief at 16 Upper Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell, about a 5 minute walk from the families of Thomas Roydhouse, her first brother-in-law.