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 Henry Roylance, Sr

Henry Roylance, Sr

Birth
Lower Peover, Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Death 27 May 1918 (aged 87)
Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Blk. 54 Lot 2 Pos. 1
Memorial ID 62459 · View Source
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Henry Roylance was born 21 May 1831 in Chester, England. He was the Eldest son of John Roylance, who was born November 20, 1807 in Chester, England.
Henry was just 10 years old when his father, John, joined the L.D.S. church and was baptized by Elder Hiram Clark. They emigrated to America with the first organized camp of Saints from Liverpool, on the ship Sheffield, which sailed February 17, 1841 with 237 Latter-day Saints.
Henry’s mother was Mary Anne Oakes, who met his father at his Church in Polver, England. She had golden hair and was a very attractive person. She was interested in the Latter-day Saint doctrine, was converted at the same time her husband was. they were married in the year 1830.
As a youth Henry was taught to love God and learned to pray when he could just speak a few words. The families trip to America was quite uneventful because of their faith. They were promised good health and blessings if they lived the gospel and they arrived in America safely. They then emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois where they lived until the exodus west began.
Henry was the eldest child of the eight his father had. While in Nauvoo, two more children were born. They then moved to Council Bluffs. At this time Henry’s father enlisted in the Mormon Battalion under Captain Nelson Higgins. He had a blessing from President Brigham Young -- a promise from the Priesthood that if he went in faith to accomplish what they set out to do, that they would arrive in California in safety and would not have to engage in warfare. He was able to do whatever he was called to do and endured hunger and thirst, without it weakening his vitality.
While he was gone, his family managed to get along fairly well. The mother managed to have a small garden and take care of her family of children.
Henry’s father, John, arrived in San Diego, January 29, 1847 and erected (with his company) a fort on a hill, near Los Angeles. John was working on Sutters Mill when gold was discovered, but he returned to his family. He had been promised they would be brought with the first saints to Salt Lake valley, but because of numbers they had been left at Mt. Pisgah. He, with some other men, went back through the Rocky Mountains, across the plains to St. Louis, and then to Mt. Pisgah.
John had saved some money. The other fellows kept their money in their saddle bags, but John had a feeling he should put his money in his belt. One night while camping, his horse with saddle on, was frightened away by Indians, and John's money was saved because he had it in his belt.
He reached his family November 1847. He found them well, but very much in need of food and clothing. William was now 7 years old and needed to get acquainted with his father again. His father found employment to earn enough money to take them to Salt Lake City. All winter the boys and their father, with their mother and sister, worked and laid away stores, preparing for their journey to Salt Lake.
On August 8, 1848 they had another child. They now had 7 children to bring across the plains. Because of their great faith, nothing seemed too hard for them. At times they were able to help others with their troubles too.
In the Spring of 1850 they started for Utah, in the 7th Company of Saints, led by Jonathan Foote, in the Aaron Johnson Co. They arrived in the Salt Lake valley on September 17, 1850 and were assigned to settle in Springville, Utah by President Brigha m Young. They arrived in Springville September 19th, 1850, the day after the first settlers came to Springville.Three years after settling in Utah he met Elizabeth Bell.
Henry and Elizabeth resident in Springville for the remained of there lives. Henry worked as a farmer for the next 40 years was a Deputy Marshal in 1870, he had a house hold of eight, a real wealth of $600, and a person wealth of $550.
Henry and Elizabeth had 10 Children: Henry Roylance Jr, Ann, George, Thomas William, William, Elizabeth, Alma, Mary Frances, Sarah Jane and Olive.
Henry died om 27 May 1918 in Springville, Utah and is buried in the Historical Springville Cemetery. Elizabeth followed 6 years later on 28 Dec 1924 in Springville, Utah she is buried in the Historical Springville Cemetery next to her husband.

Information collected from Ancestory.com and Family search



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  • Maintained by: Bary Gammell
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62459
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Roylance, Sr (21 May 1831–27 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62459, citing Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bary Gammell (contributor 47586561) .