Royden Family History Pages

Royden - Cheshire, Liverpool and other Branches

Royden Branches

In preparation. It is intended that this will be the place where you will find information/documents/photos on the different branches of the Royden family descended from Alexander Royden of Chester. If there is anything you have which you would like to see added here please email me.

A Family at War

The Effects of the First World War on the family of John and Elizabeth Royden of Liverpool(1872-1920)
The First World War had a devastating effect on the family of John and Elizabeth Royden, and for those at home their lives would never be the same again. Three fathers lost their lives and twelve children would no longer see their parent walk through the door of the family home again.This new biography covers the family in their original home, close to the bustling port of ninteenth century Liverpool, before looking at each of the children in turn to see how their lives were changed by the First World war. There are surprises when a link to cousins in New York is finally confirmed, plus the discovery of cousins whose link was previously unknown - all descended from John and Elizabeth - who were all able to add to this fascinating and sad story.

Charles Royden (1881-1918)

Killed in action, near Arras, France, 22nd March 1918
A biography of Charles Royden, Royal Field Artillery. This is a chapter from the Family at War story above, but just featuring Charles.

William James Royden (1879-1920)

10th Battalion Liverpool Scottish
A biography of William Royden, older brother of Charles.

This is a chapter from the Family at War story above, but just featuring William.

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