Hi Barbara and others interested in the Royse and McCrae families
The NZ Historic Places Trust has recently published a fascinating report that gives lots of details on Kate (nee Royse) and J. E. Watson's home and life in Invercargill subsequent to their marriage in 1900:http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/Regist...
I have now located William Royse (Kate's father) in UK with his Birth Register entry in 1838 (ECCLESALL BIERLOW, Sheffield, copy attached) and also his entry in the 1851 Census while a pupil at school in Doncaster.
I have William's birth certificate on order from the UK GRO so will know the missing details of his parents in a few days.
Happy to correspond with any interested parties via rennes[at]xtra.co.nz