Place of migration
Stayed in Ireland

Edward Roycroft (aka Raycroft aka Reycroft) of Kilmacroy, Boyle togther with his wife Susan was the father of the following children:

  • Jane Raycroft who married John Graham of Smutternagh (son of Thomas Graham) in Kilronan Church of Ireland on 01-Jun-1848.  

  • Mary Raycroft who married William East of Corratrench (son of Hugh East) in Kilronan Church of Ireland on 13-Mar-1854.

  • Keziah Roycroft (b. 1846) who married Jeremiah Irwin of Tournaladden (son of William Irwin) in Boyle Church of Ireland on 24-Nov-1859.

  • Edward Roycroft Jr. (1828-1913) bachelor, who resided with his sister Keziah Irwin in Turnalaydan Co. Sligo in 1901. And with his relative John Joseph Graham in Turnalaydan in 1911. (Not to be confused with Edward Roycroft 1859-1923 of Tunnagh Riverstown, Co Sligo). 

In 1858, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, the home of Edward Roycroft was recorded at #19a Kilmacroy (Boyle Co. Roscommon) with 15 acres of land. He also held an additional 11 acres of land in the adjoining townland of Ardline (Kilmactranny, Co Sligo) where he was recorded as Edward Reycroft (sic) at #17 and 15a. 

Susan Roycroft, Edward's widow, died at Kilmacroy in 1892. John Joseph Graham was executor to the will. 

The Roycroft name is not recorded at Kilmacroy in 1901 albeit the family retained their interest in the land. (See below regarding the holding of Edward Roycroft Jr of Turnalaydan). 


On the Lands, On SATURDAY, 28th NOV., 1908, At the hour of 1 o’clock, 

THE Interest of Mr Edward Roycroft in all that and those that FARM OF LAND Situate in the TOWN LANDS OF ARDLINE AND KILMACROY, Partly in County Sligo and partly in County Roscommon, containing 25 acres, roods, 15 perches or thereabouts, with a good two-storey slate House and Offices thereon.

The Lands are situated within a quarter of a mile of the town of Ballyfarnon. An agreement to purchase under the Land Purchase (Ireland) Acts has been signed, and the purchaser will derive the benefit thereof. The interest payable in lieu of rent thereunder amounts to £12 7s 10d. Also for sale about 5 tons of good Hay. 

Private tenders accepted up to date of sale. For further particulars and conditions of sale apply to FITZGERALD & M‘CORMICK, Solicitors having carriage of Sale, Sligo; Or to ROWLETTE & M MULLEN, Auctioneers, Sligo.


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1790 (circa)
Date of Death 1st Jan 1860 (circa)
Associated Building (s) Church of Ireland BOYLE  

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