James Arthur Ayers1

#70310, b. 30 August 1874

Individual's Timeline

Christening30 August 1874James Arthur Ayers1
Birth30 August 1874James Arthur Ayers1

Primary events

Census details

  • James Arthur Ayers appeared on the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, at a Passage in Row 21, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in the household of Hannah Ayers, his aunt.
  • In 1891 in Garstang James Arthur Ayers was included in the census schedule of James is an inmate. A tailor, born in Yarmouth. Assume that 'tailor' is a mis-transcription for sailor. He was aged 16 years.
Brushes with the LAW

James was tried 15th April 1889 in Yarmouth for breaking and entering the house of Robert GEORGE and stealing a model ship, a paraffin lamp, a clock and other items on 12th April 1889. Justice was somewhat swifter then.

He had a previous conviction for stealing knives, and had been birched. This time he was sent to Lancashire Reform School for 3 years.2


  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, various entries.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      James Arthur
    Last name      Ayers
    Occupation      -
    Age      14
    Birth year      1875
    Year      1889
    Date      01 Jul 1889
    Court      Town Hall
    Place      Norfolk
    Victim's first name(s)      Robert
    Victim's last name      George
    Source      A Calendar Of Prisoners Tried At The General Quarter Sessions Of The Peace
    Series      HO140
    Piece number      115
    Page number      2
    Record set      England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
    Category      Institutions & organisations
    Subcategory      Prison registers
    Collections from      United Kingdom.