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Re: Ayres family location in 18th century
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 04 November 15 12:05 GMT (UK) »
That is how I would approach it. Find someone from the area who has done one and try to find the link to a known relation of yours.

Also look on here http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/ayers/

That is a one name study with corresponding dna information. Might be an idea to have a look
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Re: Ayres family location in 18th century
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 04 November 15 20:39 GMT (UK) »
It's up to them now; as I said earlier today there are no Ayres in my generation, my grandfather had 3 daughters, and of course the maternal DNA comes from another source, Cockerton a long way back to around 1540! The hope would be another direct male line great grandson of James Ayres; b1844 Bottisham Lode, Cambs.
Ayres Brignell Cornwell Harvey Shipp  Stimpson Stubbings (all Cambs) Baumber Baxter Burton Ethards Proctor Stanton (all Lincs) Luffman (all counties)

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Re: Ayres family location in 18th century
« Reply #38 on: Friday 17 June 16 13:03 BST (UK) »
Hi , just found out my mum was a gypsy she has sadly passed away but her past was a mystery , I think her dad was John or Jack ayres he married some one called Elsie the last location I have them is Amesbury wilts, told he was a fairground boxer and that's all I no can any one help pls also I have seen a Walter Ayres from same place . Thanks

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Re: Ayres family location in 18th century
« Reply #39 on: Saturday 18 June 16 23:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Connor
Welcome to Rootschat.
Hopefully one of the Admins/Moderators will see your post and move it to the Travelling People Board. As your mum has passed away you can post her name on here and people maybe able to trace your Ayres line.


Hi , just found out my mum was a gypsy she has sadly passed away but her past was a mystery , I think her dad was John or Jack ayres he married some one called Elsie the last location I have them is Amesbury wilts, told he was a fairground boxer and that's all I no can any one help pls also I have seen a Walter Ayres from same place . Thanks
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Re: Ayres family location in 18th century
« Reply #40 on: Sunday 23 July 17 09:42 BST (UK) »
i have a birth certificate dating 1868  showing william and mary ann ayres as parents to a boy who i believe would be my great great grandad from what i have been told there were four brothers who farmed in gresham norfolk my great great grandad moved to leeds apparently my ayres family now live in derbyshire but of suffolk norfolk descent

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Re: Ayres family location in 18th century
« Reply #41 on: Sunday 23 July 17 16:07 BST (UK) »
 I believe Ayres to be a gypsy surname which may partially account for its widespread distribution. I read that Ayres were in fact fairground people. The distribution of Ayres from the late 19th century onwards is due to the Industrial revolution, coupled to the agricultural decline. I have one Ayres working as a crane driver on the docks in Teeside, and another in a steel mill in Rotherham, both of whom were born in very rural Bottisham and Lode, nr. Cambridge. More different environments I find difficult to imagine.
Ayres Brignell Cornwell Harvey Shipp  Stimpson Stubbings (all Cambs) Baumber Baxter Burton Ethards Proctor Stanton (all Lincs) Luffman (all counties)