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billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« on: Wednesday 07 June 17 20:20 BST (UK) »
Hi i have a real problem....my great grandad
1st record i can find is 1897marriage in Chacombe northants ,William O'connor  marries mary bennett.from then on i have plenty of info.
but.....im now told his real name was billy ayers who came to the area with or on a boxing booth....using the name billy connor or O'connor when some alleged trouble happened  and he dropped his bame ayres and took up the name he used boxing.....on census 1901 then1911 he gives manchester and liverpoool as place of birth....abt 1874......just cant find him....any ideas help anything appreciated
Oconnor/Ayres/Bennett....Wardington
Timms/bowerman...charlbury water Eaton  Middleton  cheney
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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 20:53 BST (UK) »
Hi who does he give as his father and his fathers occupation at marriage 1897?
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 20:57 BST (UK) »
On marriage record just  says fathers name william oconnor....same name is his at that time.....iv been lookin for ages for a william oconnor.....but could not find one that would link to him on anything....iv only 2 weeks had info on his real name from a 2nd cousin whos 90 yr old dad passed on the name info....billy ayres bare knuckle boxer on boxing booth....very vague i know
Oconnor/Ayres/Bennett....Wardington
Timms/bowerman...charlbury water Eaton  Middleton  cheney
Ianson darlingtom

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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 20:59 BST (UK) »
Marriages Dec 1897
Bennett    Mary Elizabeth        Banbury    3a   1831 ---> Oxfordshire
O'Connor    William        Banbury    3a   1831 ----> Oxfordshire

Where did you get the Chacombe, Northamptonshire marriage record from?

Ahh - I see. Chacombe is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, about 3 miles north-east of Banbury in neighbouring Oxfordshire. It has sometimes been spelt Chalcombe.

Registered in Banbury then, married in Chacombe.
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 21:01 BST (UK) »
On marriage record just  says fathers name william oconnor....same name is his at that time.....

And the occupation of his father?
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 21:04 BST (UK) »
Parish record i believe i have pic of it
Oconnor/Ayres/Bennett....Wardington
Timms/bowerman...charlbury water Eaton  Middleton  cheney
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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 21:04 BST (UK) »
Labourer
Oconnor/Ayres/Bennett....Wardington
Timms/bowerman...charlbury water Eaton  Middleton  cheney
Ianson darlingtom

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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 21:06 BST (UK) »
Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: billy ayres....Connor. ...O'connor
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 22:51 BST (UK) »
Given the fairground boxing booth connection? Might be worth a look through:

"Jack Ayres fairground boxer in Wiltshire settled in Amesbury Wiltshire think a Walter Ayres is related"

http://www.GenesReunited.co.za/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1319463?d=desc&page=0

On the thread
"Do you have access to newspapers? There are a few article regarding Ayre and Hughes Gypsie families in the Wiltshire area:

The Salisbury Times - Friday 20 December 1907- Gypsies In Trouble

Article about children William and John Ayres damaging growing grass at Allington."
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)