Thomas Henry Royse

Thomas Royse was a Church of Ireland cleric who married Edith Ogden in Cork in 1912.

He was some seven years younger than her. His full name was Thomas Henry Foorde Russell Buckworth Royse and he was born in about 1881 near Limerick. Edith was the niece (by marriage) of the Dean of Cork, Charles Saul Bruce.

According to Crockfords (1932 edition), his career was as follows:

  • He was educated at Trinity College Dublin and obtained a BA (Resp)  in 1905 and a MA in 1908.
  • He was Canon of Kilbrogan with Killowen (1905-1907) and Canon of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork (1907-1919).
  • In the First World War his military service as TCF (Temporary Chaplain to the Forces) saw him awarded the Order of the White Eagle of Serbia in 1916 and the Military Cross in 1918.
  • In 1919 he was appointed Rector of Garrycloyne, Blarney just south of Cork. The Rectorship paid a net income of £485.

In 1951 he was appointed Archdeacon of Cloyne. Thomas Royse died in Cork on 21 Jul 1957.

All the correspondence that we have from Edith Royse (1925-1965) comes from the address St Ann’s Hill, Blarney, Co Cork. Edith died on 11 Mar 1965 aged 91, outliving her husband Thomas Royse by a number of years. They had no children.


Last updated on 7 February 2020 by JJ Morgan