William Saunders Ayers1

#14545, b. 4 May 1824, d. November 1903

Individual's Timeline

Christening4 May 1824William Saunders Ayers2,1
Marriage25 December 1846William Saunders Ayers1
Marriage of Daughter13 October 1868Mary Ann Elizabeth Ayers3
Death of Father1 April 1869John Ayers1
Death of Mother3 May 1871Elizabeth Ayers1
Marriage of SonMarch 1875William Thomas Ayers4
Marriage of Son24 December 1875Thomas Daniel Ayers1,5
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1889Jane Ann Ayers6
DeathNovember 1903William Saunders Ayers1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

  • In the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, William Saunders was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was Mariner's Lane, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. The family were living with William and Mary Hemsby and their 2 sons as visitors.. Their children Mary, Jane and Sarah were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, William Saunders was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was 5 Barcham Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Next door to John and Eliza AYERS. Their children Mary, Jane, Sarah, William, Thomas and James were living with them.
  • In 1871 William Saunders Ayers was included in the census schedule of the ship 'Reliance'. He was aged 46 years. William was the master, and his 12 year old son Thomas was on board. The vessel had 11 others on board all fishermen, so this was a fishing vessel of some sort, but it must have been big to have such a large crew. All were men, so none of them were there to gut the fish. William made a mark, not a signature, so it is most likely that he was illiterate.
  • In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881 William Saunders was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was 6 Howard Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Their daughter Elizabeth was living with them.
  • William Saunders Ayers appeared on the census taken on the night of 5th April 1891, at 63 Queens Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, in the household of Jane Ann Ayers.
  • In the census taken on the night of 31st March 1901 William Saunders was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was 10 Nobbs Buildings, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Their daughter Jane was living with them, along with a granddaughter aged 23, Rossie SHAPPARD. Jane is the widow SHEPPARD.

Children of William Saunders Ayers and Elizabeth Clough

Citations

  1. Letter, Shelly to Shirley Elrick, 2001.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Suffolk
    Place     Lowestoft
    Church     St Margaret
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     04 May 1824
    Forename     William Saunders
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     John
    MotherForename     Elizabeth
    FatherSurname     AYERS
    MotherSurname     SAUNDERS
    Abode     Lowestoft
    FatherOccupation     Fisherman
    Notes     Baptised by Willm. C King - curate
    FileNumber     19476.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), First name(s)      Mary Ann Elizabeth
    Last name      Ayers
    Sex      Female
    Age      21
    Birth year      1847
    Residence      5 Barcham Square Beach
    Marriage year      1868
    Marriage date      13 Oct 1868
    Parish      Lowestoft, St Margaret
    Diocese      Norwich
    Spouse's first name(s)      George Mayhew
    Spouse's last name      Shillings
    Spouse's age      20
    Spouse's parish      5 Barcham Square Beach
    Father's first name(s)      William
    Father's last name      Ayers
    Spouse's father's first name(s)      James Mayhew
    Spouse's father's last name      Shillings
    County      Norfolk
    Country      England
    Archive      Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference      PD 589/25
    Page      21
    Record set      Norfolk marriages
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, AYERS      William Thomas            Mutford      4a     967     
    HOLMES      Ann Maria            Mutford      4a     967.
  5. International Genealogical Index (IGI), M009831 1872-1875 0924137 IT 10 Film NONE.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, SHEPPERD      Jane Ann      and Warman      William            Mutford      4a     1840.
  7. Waveney District Cemetery Index - Lowestoft, online http://www.waveney.gov.uk/cemetery/lowestoft/…, L/D/118.
  8. Waveney District Cemetery Index - Lowestoft, online http://www.waveney.gov.uk/cemetery/lowestoft/…, L/D/116.
  9. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, AYERS, Elizabeth     Christening
         Gender:     Female
         Birth Date:     31 Mar 1854     
         Christening Date:     3 Apr 1857     Recorded in:     Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
                   Collection:     BTs
         Father:     William AYERS
         Mother:     Elizabeth
    Source:     FHL Film 952451     Dates:     1856 - 1865.
  10. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, AYERS, Jonathan     Christening
         Gender:     Male
         Birth Date:     4 Apr 1855     
         Christening Date:     2 Mar 1856     Recorded in:     Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
                   Collection:     BTs
         Father:     Jonathan AYERS
         Mother:     Maria
    Source:     FHL Film 952449     Dates:     1856 - 1865.