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Looking for a Mayes in the maize!

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My Gt2 grandfather was Mayes, married a Rebecca (thought to be Church)(born 1825/6) in Huntingdonshire. They had 2 children, Alfred (1849/50) and Elizabeth, both born in the Crew area. Gt2 Mayes we believe was then killed in a forge accident and Rebecca remarried (1852-5)one George Smith and had a new family.
I can find no trace of the death in the usual archives, nor his birth - and only one reference to a possible name (Edward).
Can anyone help, please?

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on 2013-02-20 15:07:49

Lesandfred , from Beds. UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2011. is researching the following names: DRIVER, FRIIS, HARVEY and 2 other(s).

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by noggin on 2013-02-21 06:00:11

Is this the family you refer to?

1861 England Census
Name: Alfred Mayes
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Son
Father's Name: George Smith
Mother's Name: Rebecca Smith
Gender: Male
Where born: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Civil parish: Monks Coppenhall
Ecclesiastical parish: Chester
Town: Crewe
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Street Address: 13, Forge Street, Monks Coppenhall, Crewe
Occupation: Scholar
Registration district: Nantwich
Sub-registration district: Wybunbury
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Household schedule number: 17

George Smith 27
Rebecca Smith 35 Huntingdonshire
Elizabeth Mayes 15 Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Alfred Mayes 11 Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Robt Walter Smith 5
Walter Alma Smith 4
Clara Maud Smith 3
Ellen Smith 2

by noggin on 2013-02-21 06:33:51

according to the 1851 census Rebecca's husband is Edward MAYES born in 1826 in
Great Catworth, Huntingdonshire occ machine fitter.
Rebecca was born in Spaldwick, Huntingdonshire in 1822.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Edward Mayes
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1845
Registration district: Huntingdon
Inferred County: Huntingdonshire
Volume Number: 14
Page Number: 265

Spouse; Rebecca Church or Rebecca White.


Name: Rebecca MAYES
Registration district: Stamford
County: Lincolnshire
Year of registration: 1854
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse'sname: George SMITH
Volume no: 7A
Page no: 619

Rebecca remarried in 1854 so Edward must have died between 1851 & 1854 in Lincolnshire

by noggin on 2013-02-21 06:37:37


Name: Edward MAYES
Registration district: Stamford
County: Lincolnshire
Year of registration: 1852
Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Volume no: 7A
Page no: 182

by Lesandfred on 2013-02-21 09:38:22

Hi Noggin
You do indeed have the right family! Thank you!!
I had the 1861 census but could not get an entry in 1851 to get Edwards name confirmed. By a process of elimination I linked Rebecca Church with Edward mayes in the FreeCen marriage records but had not seen a Rebecca White in that record.
Death record was equally elusive - but I had assumed that as both Elizabeth & Alfred were born in Crew, and Rebecca remarries to live in that area, then the death would also have occured in or around Crew. The same thing applies to the re-marriage.

This takes me quite a long way forward Thanks.

Are you connected by any chance?

Les Driver

by noggin on 2013-02-21 10:27:31

Hi Les I not related to this family

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