Thank you for the interesting information. My great great grandfather was John Bushnell Roome, born on 1st December, 1827 at Cloyne Parish, Queenstown, Cork, Ireland. He married and died in South Africa. His wife was Susanna Frederika Helena Bailey who was born in the Transvaal, Pretoria, Africa.
My John Bushnell Roome had a "William Roome" father and "Catherine Cecilia Bushnell" as his mother. Catherine was born in Virginia (USA I think) and William was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. What a mixture of places! And I live in South Australia, where some of the Roomes settled!!
Regards Liz Kuchel