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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] AYRE - Bristol in the 1850s
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:45:29 +0000
> I have a real obstacle! Well, that's why we are all here...and if we don't
> "ayre" (sorry about the pun) our ancestors no one is going to find them!
Apology accepted :))
> I feel there's something rather strange here.
> John AYRE was born in South Moulton, Devon c.1818.
> His wife was Mary Ann (surname probably Johns - taken from her mother living
> with them at one stage).
> I can find no marriage for them whatsoever.
> Mary Ann came from Bristol around 1828.
AYRE is very much a Northern name as is the more common variant EYRE.
I've noticed there were some John AYREs/EYREs who married up North
who had Mary Anns on the same page.
Could it be that he married her up there where his family originated
from or where he might have been working at the time instead of in
either home parish?
Alternatively his name could have been mangled in the double
transcription or he's been missed off or the whole marriage has been
Since he was a solicitor, there should be some official record of him
in a directory, solicitors Inn of Court, etc.
> Leonora Jessie (sometimes Jessie Leonora) 2nd Q 1858 Clifton
> Ada Gertrude 4Q 1859 Clifton
You might have to bite the bullet and get the birth cert for one of
these two lasses to find their mother's maiden name but that may not
help if she's been married before and her previous married name isn't
OPC for Walton, SOM