John Ayers1

#75, b. 5 May 1799, d. 1 April 1869

A modern day view of a part of the coast all those Lowestoft fishermen within our family would have been well used to seeing over the years. This beautiful picture was downloaded from http://www.picturesofengland.com - and there are thoudands more to see

Individual's Timeline

Birth5 May 1799John Ayers2
Christening7 May 1799John Ayers3,2
Marriage25 January 1820John Ayers4,2
Death of Father17 November 1837William Ayers2
Marriage of Son25 December 1846William Saunders Ayers2
Marriage of Daughter11 September 1847Elizabeth Ayers5,6
Marriage of Son28 December 1847John Saunders Ayers7,8
Marriage of Son29 December 1851Jonathon Ayers2
Marriage of Daughter2 February 1856Ann Ayers9
Marriage of SonDecember 1857Daniel Ayers2
Marriage of Daughter1866Ann Ayers
Death1 April 1869John Ayers2
Death RegJune 1869John Ayers10

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a fisherman.2

Census details

Some aspects of John Ayers's life. At the time John was fishing out of Lowestoft the harbour was expanding. The major development of Lowestoft Harbour, including the building of the docks, was carried out from 1848 by the Eastern Counties Railway. Therefore, the early part of his fishing was carried out by boats that beached on the sand, but later he would have been on ships that docked in the harbour. There is a good historical account on the East Anglian Daily Times website about the beach village http://suffolk.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/a-look-back-at-lowestofts-beach-village-21610/. There are also a few film clips well worth the watch on the BBC site http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/topics/fishing/.

Children of John Ayers and Elizabeth Saunders

Citations

  1. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD.
  2. Letter, Shelly to Shirley Elrick, 2001.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), P009831 1751-1812 0924137 IT 2.
  4. BDM, Norfolk Marriages 1801-1837, AYERS John 25 1 20 SAUNDERS Elizabeth Lowestoft 725.
  5. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  6. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, BEALES, Archer               
    Wife:     Elizabeth AYERS          
    Marriage Date:     11 Sep 1847     
    Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Collection:     St Nicholas
    Husband's Father:     Archer BEALES
    Wife's Father:     John AYERS
    Source:     FHL Film 1526457     Dates:     1847 - 1851.
  7. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, AYERS, John and Gallant, Eliza - Mutford &c. 13/1197.
  8. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      John
    Last name      Ayers
    Sex      Male
    Age      26
    Birth year      1821
    Residence      Lowestoft
    Marriage year      1847
    Marriage date      28 Dec 1847
    Parish      Lowestoft, St Margaret
    Diocese      Norwich
    Spouse's first name(s)      Eliza
    Spouse's last name      Gallant
    Spouse's age      21
    Spouse's parish      Lowestoft
    Father's first name(s)      John
    Father's last name      Ayers
    Spouse's father's first name(s)      Robert
    Spouse's father's last name      Gallant
    County      Norfolk
    Country      England
    Archive      Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference      PD 589/22
    Page      176
    Record set      Norfolk marriages
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  9. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      Ann
    Last name      Ayers
    Sex      Female
    Age      22
    Birth year      1834
    Residence      Lowestoft
    Marriage year      1856
    Marriage date      02 Feb 1856
    Parish      Lowestoft, St Margaret
    Diocese      Norwich
    Spouse's first name(s)      Henry Layton
    Spouse's last name      Hoggett
    Spouse's age      21
    Spouse's parish      Lowestoft
    Father's first name(s)      John
    Father's last name      Ayers
    Spouse's father's first name(s)      Jeremiah
    Spouse's father's last name      Hoggett
    County      Norfolk
    Country      England
    Archive      Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference      PD 589/23
    Page      141
    Record set      Norfolk marriages
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  10. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, John Ayers
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1800
    Year of Registration:      1869
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Age at Death:      69
    District:      Mutford
    County:      Norfolk, Suffolk
    Volume:      4a
    Page:      479.
  11. Burials in Britain, DB - National Burial Index (Britain), First name(s):      John
    Last name:      AYERS      
    Date of burial:      7 Apr 1869
    Age at death:      69
    Calculated year of birth:      1800
    Place of burial:      Lowestoft
    Dedication:      St Margaret
    County:      Suffolk.