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Thomas ROIL + Sarah SEWERY - Alton Hampshire to Nelson New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

Thomas ROIL was born in Alton, Hampshire (88km SW of London) in 1788
- (birth date estimated on his age at death of 79 in 1867)

Thomas married Sarah SEWERY in England in 1813 - he was 26 and she was 25.

They had 9 (known) children from 1815 to 1833.

On the 29th October 1841 Thomas and Sarah and 5 of the `children` boarded the BOLTON and emigrated to New Zealand, arriving in Nelson on 15th March 1842

The ship`s passenger list has Thomas and Sarah aged 45 and 40 - however many people in those days lowered their ages to emigrate if they were over 40
Their oldest child, James, was aged 26 when they left - he did not emigrate, neither did George, Thomas or Lucy ...(Lucy had only been married 10 months when her parents left)

They had one other (known) child, Ann, in Nelson, but research continuing as there is a 14 years age gap between her and William

Thomas died in 1867, 6 years before Sarah

THOMAS & SARAH's known children

1815 - 1896 James Roil
- James emigrated to Canada
- he died aged 81 in Newfoundland, Canada

1817 - ? George Roil
- nothing known about him

1818 - ? Thomas Roil
- nothing known about him

1821 - 1862 Henry William Roil
- Henry married Jane COWIE in 1852
- he was the licensee of the Sawyer`s Arms Hotel, Papanui at some stage. It was destroyed by fire in 1898
- he married Sarah Isabella COLLETT in 1854 in Christchurch
- he died aged 41 in Papanui

1823 - 1891 Lucy Roil
- Lucy married Isaac FINDEN in 1840 in Alton Parish, Hampshire
- she married Henry LAMBOURNE in 1855 in Newton, Valence, England
- she died aged 68 in Alton, England

1826 - 1910 Eliza Roil
- she married James Hayter JACKSON in 1843 in Nelson, New Zealand
- (Eliza was 17 and James was 43)
- the children of Eliza & James
- Eliza died aged 84 in Jackson Bay

1828 - 1910 Harriett Roil
- she married Charles WALKER in 1849 in Nelson, Marlborough
- she died aged 81 in Collingwood, 130km NW of Nelson The town was originally named Gibbstown after William Gibbs, but was later renamed Collingwood for Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, Lord Nelson's second-in-command at the Battle of Trafalgar

1831 - 1914 Mary Ann Roil
- she married John JAMES in 1854 in Stoke, Nelson
- she died aged 82 in Collingwood, western half of the Golden Bay Area

1833 - 1894 - William Roil
- he married Janet COOK in 1854 in Stoke, Nelson
- he died aged 60 in Richmond, Nelson

1847 - 1910 Ann Roil
- born in Richmond New Zealand
- (the only child born in NZ that I have)
- married Francis SKILTON in 1863 in Aorere, Collingwood
- she lived in Martin St, Monaco (11km SW of Nelson)
- she died aged 63 in Wellington
- her ashes are buried in PLOT 070 - AREA: Fantail Way at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson

I would appreciate further info on this family (children etc)

- said to be one of the first 50 settlers of New Zealand
married Eliza Roil in Nelson 19 Feb 1843

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by spider01 on 2010-10-29 08:33:02

hi im adam walker and our family lines the same through , collett,roil,walker . i have two web sits at tribalpages , and onegratefamily with all the above in and australian family line . you will be welcome to view . yours adam

by malcolm_lind on 2011-03-14 11:08:27

Hi Ngaire,

I have considerable information on this line and with some different spellings of their surname - Royall, Ryall, Riall, Ryal. The Thomas Roil spelt his name ROYALL. James RYALL, George RIALL, Thomas RYAL, Lucy RIAL, Harriet RYAL. Henry William, Eliza, Mary Ann, William and Ann used ROIL. Is there a particular line you are interested in or would you like to talk to me about this?

Eliza ROIL arrived out on the "Bolton" along with her parents at the age of 16 years and the book "the Jacksons of Te Awaiti" written by Carol Dawber is worth a read with a number of references to Eliza.

by ngairedith on 2011-03-14 11:13:44

Hi alcolm,
thanks very much for that

this is what I have at the moment on Eliza Roil

by cicely on 2011-10-01 21:34:59

From a book written in 1983 I have Thomas Roil as being born in 1796, I don't know how this date was sourced. Can you please tell me the source of the 1988 date so I can amend my files. Also, with the places of death for Harriet and Mary Ann Roil you have Collingwood, Marlborough. It should be Collingwood, Nelson

by Duntara on 2012-04-16 15:01:32

Hi. I've researched James Roil of Holybourn Hampshire, England born March 12,1815 and settled here in Newfoundland and I'm willing to exchange information with you, if your interested.?
Cheers Don

by ngairedith on 2012-04-16 17:14:00

thank you Don,
that would be great. I have already shared what I have, I look forward to seeing what you have to exchange

Just add in the comment box below

by DavidER on 2012-04-21 16:55:49

Hi Ngaire,
I am one of the many great grandchildren of Henry William Roil. My brother John Francis Roil has put together quite a comprehensive family tree of this branch. Unfortunately he died some 5 years ago but I promised his and our kids to write a book on the early years in NZ. It has begun but I have several gaps. I would be happy to get together with you and share our information
Regards David

by lislprendergast on 2015-03-17 21:49:04

Hi there is a privately published book by Gwyneth Palmer of Nelson on the Roils and the James of Collingwood NZ.I have a copy of this book. Gwyneths granmother Mrs Sigley Was a Miss James and over 100 when she died in Levin.

by lislprendergast on 2015-03-17 21:51:37

Hi there is a privately published book by Gwyneth Palmer of Nelson on the Roils and the James of Collingwood NZ.I have a copy of this book. Gwyneths granmother Mrs Sigley Was a Miss James and over 100 when she died in Levin.A James married a Roil.

by ngairedith on 2015-03-22 06:53:07

thank you for your messages lislprendergast

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