Searching for Evan (Even) Royce (Roys) (Rice)

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I am looking for the parentage of Evan Royce who married Rachel Parker in March 20, 1724 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut. Children from this marriage include: John, Ann, Evan, Charles, Mary, James, Lois and Rachel. According to a biography of Rachel, two of her brothers died at Royalton.

I've seen on ancestry the it is believed Even was Ebenezer Royce, s/o John Royce and Sarah Perrigo however I have not found evidence to support this idea.

There seems to be some confusion as to the correct surname. Name alternatives include: ROYCE, ROIS, ROYSE, ROYS, ROYSS, and RICE

WikiTree profile: Evan Royce
in Genealogy Help by Laura Wilson G2G5 (5.2k points)

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Hi Laura,

According to the May 2005 edition of "The Royce Family in America" by Alvin Lee Rhods....  and a huge work it is...

John Royce (son of Jonathan Royce and Deborah Calkins) and Sarah Perigo (daughter of Robert and Mary [Wood] Perigo) had 11 children including Ebenezer b. 03/31/1699.

He has no further information on Ebenezer except that

Ebenezer was born at Windham, Windham County, CT.

John Royce and Sarah (Perigo) Royce then moved to Mansfield, CT.

None of their children were born in Wallingford, so that's as much help as I can be...

Since several of Robert Royce's descendants (with known trees back to Robert directly through 2 different sons) have taken Y-dna testing  including my uncle, so any male direct descendants of Robert Royce will for sure match them in a Y-dna test as they are very close to the same with only about 1 mutation each difference at 37 markers for these men and their groups of relatives in their lines.

 So if someone wants to at least know if they are of  the Robert Royce family, Y-dna will confirm or exclude them confidently so worth the effort to join the project.
by Jeannie Quall G2G Crew (750 points)

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