Hi Cathy I've not actually made great headway into the Roylance,s at the moment. They all seem to come from the same area around Cheshire. Roylance is a very uncommon name in England,andmy grandmother who was Florrie Roylance said that there were only two family's in the Manchester area who were called Roylance. She lived close to the Manchester Cathedral, so its pretty certain that we are distant relatives. I will keep you informed if I find anything new. I also live in Manchester, if you would like me to look up anything the next time I go to the Manchester search centre, just let me know (at the moment I can't walk, I have just had my knee replaced, so it will be about six weeks before I go again. Thanks for the email Keith.