Born 1817 (Circa)
Died 22 January 1891
Active: 1841 - 1881
Country of birth and death: England
Sculptor, artist, stained glass draughtsman
Born in Cripplegate, London. Died at 3 Cochrane Street, St John's Wood, Marylebone. His heir was his brother John Royce (born c.1816 in London) and living and working in Leeds as a silk mercer.
Wealth at death: £160 10s. 0d.
Probate date: 6 February 1891
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Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Eighty-Fourth, 1852
Royce is not listed in Graves (1905-6), presume that he only exhibited in 1852
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841
HO107 piece 682 folio 15/22 page 38
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
RG09 piece 119 folio 77 page 49
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
Class: RG10; Piece: 234; Folio: 5; Page: 3; GSU roll: 824904
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
RG11 piece 210 folio 27 page 50
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: William Royce Estimated birth year: abt 1818 Year of Registration: 1891 Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at Death: 73 District: Marylebone (1837-1901) County: London, Middlesex Volume: 1a Page: 548
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: William Royce Probate Date: 6 Feb 1891 Death Date: 22 Jan 1891 Death Place: Middlesex, England Registry: Principal Registry
Citing this record
'William Royce', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib7_1218129043, accessed 19 Feb 2017]