Maria Seaman Ayers1

#14515, b. September 1859, d. June 1913

Individual's Timeline

BirthSeptember 1859Maria Seaman Ayers1,2
Marriage20 November 1883Maria Seaman Ayers3,4
Death of Father31 March 1898John Mansfield Ayers1,5
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1909Eva May Gowan6
Marriage of DaughterMarch 1911Bertha Gertrude Gowan7
Death RegJune 1913Maria Seaman Ayers8

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Maria was a dressmaker.1
  • Married Name: Her married name was Gowan.9

Census details

Some aspects of Maria Seaman Ayers's life. A message from a direct descendent of Maria says - Maria Seaman AYERS was my great grandmother. Her husband George William GOWEN changed the spelling of the family’s surname to GOWAN sometime around the 1890’s. My cousin and I speculate it could have been when the family moved to Cardiff from Kings Lynn but no-one has the definitive answer. Any family records from the 20th century have the new spelling recorded on them. sheila.alderson@ic24.net

Further note from Shirley - The name used when they married in Yarmouth in 1885 was GOWAN.

Children of Maria Seaman Ayers and George William Gowan

Citations

  1. Letter, Shelly to Shirley Elrick, 2001.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Ayres      Maria *      Yarmouth      4b/possibly page 21.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     299
    MarriageDate     20 Nov 1883
    GroomForename     George William
    GroomSurname     GOWEN
    GroomAge     21
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Reporter
    GroomAbode     Lynn
    BrideForename     Maria Seaman
    BrideSurname     AYERS
    BrideAge     24
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Yarmouth
    GroomFatherForename     George
    GroomFatherSurname     GOWEN
    GroomFatherOccupation     Gentleman
    BrideFatherForename     John Mansfield
    BrideFatherSurname     AYERS
    BrideFatherOccupation     Chandler
    WitnessOneForename     John M
    WitnessOneSurname     AYERS
    WitnessTwoForename     Louisa I Mary
    WitnessTwoSurname     SANDALL
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3656.
  4. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, GOWEN, George William     Age:     21     Marriage
         Wife:     Maria Seaman AYERS     Age:     24
         Marriage Date:     20 Nov 1883     Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
                   Collection:     St Nicholas
         Husband's Father:     George GOWEN
         Wife's Father:     John Mansfield AYERS
    Source:     FHL Film 1526458     Dates:     1877 - 1886.
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941 about John Mansfield Ayers
    Name:      John Mansfield Ayers
    Probate Date:      3 May 1898
    Death Date:      31 Mar 1898
    Death Place:      Yarmouth, England
    Registry:      Norwich."
  6. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      FREDERICK ALBERT
    Last name      CARTER
    Marriage quarter      4
    Marriage year      1909
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      FREDERICK ALBERT CARTER married one of these people
    THERESA ADELAIDE WILLIAMS, EVA MAY GOWAN
    District      CARDIFF
    District number      -
    County      Glamorganshire
    Country      Wales
    Volume      11A
    Page      553
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  7. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      BERTHA G
    Last name      GOWAN
    Marriage quarter      1
    Marriage year      1911
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      BERTHA G GOWAN married one of these people
    FLORENCE L GOULD, ERNEST J ANDERTON, ALFRED E CARTER
    District      CARDIFF
    District number      -
    County      Glamorganshire
    Country      Wales
    Volume      11A
    Page      500
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  8. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      GOWAN, Maria S
    Registration district:      Cardiff
    County:      Glamorganshire
    Year of registration:      1913
    Quarter of registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Age at death:      53
    Volume no:      11A
    Page no:      374.
  9. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD.