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William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« on: Friday 13 November 09 08:46 GMT (UK) »
William & Mary Mayes were assisted emigrants to South Australia & arrived on ship Catherine in 1851, they had with them 1 year old son Levi.

Are there any records that might show what became of them & if they had any further children.

thanks for looking John
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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 November 09 08:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi John,

Do you have Mary's maiden name? There is a William and Mary Ann LAMB having quite a few children in SA from 1854. (looks like about 8 ) They were residing north of Adelaide Salisbury - Gawler Plains

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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 November 09 09:02 GMT (UK) »
Yes looks like them

BISA

MAYES William born 1827 Nottingham Bedfordshire died 25 June 1881 Virginia SA
married 12 Oct 1847 Mary Ann nee LAMB born 31 May c1827 Souldrop Bedfordshire died 10 May 1882 Salisbury SA child Levi 1849-1919

MAYES Levi parents Wm and Mary Ann nee LAMB born 7 June 1849 Souldrop Bedfordshire  died 21 Nov 1919 Virginia SA residence - Virginia married 1867 SA Fanny nee BROOKS parents George and Sarah nee CARN/SANDFORD born 8 Nov 1851 Houghton SA died 11 Sep 1936 Adelaide SA child Martha Florence RYAN (1872-1961), others?


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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 November 09 09:15 GMT (UK) »
South Australians 1836 1885

MAYES  Levi
Parents - William & Mary Anna nee LAMB Born 7 June 1849 Souldrop Bedfordshire Died 21 Nov 1919 Virginia SA
Buried Salisbury SA  Arrived SA: 26 May 1851 from England aboard the CATHERINE Occupation - labourer Residence - Bolivar, Salisbury, Virginia Religion - C/E
Levi Married c1867 Salisbury SA to BROOKS Fanny whose parents were George & Sarah nee CARN /SANDFORD  She was Born 8 Nov 1850 Houghton SA and died 11 Sep 1936 Salisbury SA Buried Salisbury SA Children  - Selina Ann (Len) BAKER (29 Oct 1867 - 3 Oct 1938), Eleanor Frances (Ellen) SMITHAM (9 Jan 1870-4 Sep 1930), Martha Florence (Mat) RYAN (3 Aug 1872 - 16 Feb 1961), Elizabeth Harriet (Lizzy ) (2 July 1876 - 5 May 1956), William George (1 May 1879 - 22 March 1951), Allen Henry (Ike) (13 Jun 1882 -19  Aug 1946 ), Wilford Thomas (Fred) (27 July 1884 - 20 Jan 1916)

1903 PO Directory lists Levi as a farmer of Virginia

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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 November 09 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Births listed in SA to William MAYES and Mary Ann LAMB

MAYS William 31 Oct 1854 Salisbury Dist Ade 5 60
MAYS Mary Jane 13 Apr 1857 Salisbury Dist Ade 11 36
MAYES Alfred 8 Jun 1859 Para Plains Dist Ade 15 112
MAYES Harriet Ann Selina 28 Feb 1861 Munna Para West Dist Ade 20 50
MAYES Alfred John 19 July 1863 Salisbury Dist Ade 27 313
MAYES Charles 6 Oct 1865 Gawler Plains Dist Ade 38 267
MAYES Evalene 9 July 1868 Gawler Plains Dist Ade 65 296
MAYES Gertrude Emily Marion 15 Feb 1874  Gawler Plains Dist Ade 131 63

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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #5 on: Friday 13 November 09 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Kris; I meant to give more information but I was in a rush this morning.

William Mayes baptised 25/12/1828 Knotting Beds married Mary Lamb 1827 at Souldrop on 12/10/1847, Their son Levi born 1849 Knotting. On the Catherine's manifest they are recorded as Moyes. 

His baptism says his parents were William Cox & Mary Mayes - but not that it was illigitimate, & the marriage entry says his father was William Cox. I thought from the baptism his father was William Cox Mayes - same as the extracted IGI entry.

Her parents were Levi Lamb - hence the name of first son.

There is a question over William's parentage - see my topic on the Bedfordshire page (Deighton/Cox/Mayes) so I'm hoping that the childrens' names may provide a clue. OK if one is called William that's not much help.

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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 November 09 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi John,

Unfortunately our SA records can not clarify this. I have the death records but our death certs are very like your UK ones and do not list parents unlike other Australian Sates. Of course as with any submitted information, it is only as good as the submitter. I had to laugh at the BISA entry Nottingham Bedfordshire, instead of Knotting Bedfordshire.  ;D

MAYS William died 25 Jun 1881 Virginia Dist PtG 111 461. He was aged 54, status, relative not recorded, residence Virginia

MAYS Mary Ann died 10 May 1882 Gawler River Dist PtG 119 349. She was aged 53, a widow, residence Gawler River, relative Levi MAYS (son)

also the son William

MAYES William died 24 May 1866 Gawler Plains Dist Ade 23 373. He was aged 11, relative William MAYES (father) residence Gawler Plains.

I wondered if your baptismal entry may have said William MAYES son of William Cox and Mary ....... meaning it was a middle name but as you have viewed the original I guess this is not the case.

The name Cox has not been used in any of the names here. The only deviation seems to be Mays/Mayes which would be expected. I have checked Cox and Moyes for births - nothing. I suspect the name has been transcribed wrongly on the Ships List and to view the original it would probably be Mayes.

Cheers Kris  :)
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Re: William & Mary MAYES to Australia 1851
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 17:16 GMT (UK) »
 Selina Ann (Len) married Alfred Baker and they had 5 children.

Eleanor Frances (Ellen) married Samuel Smitham and had 3 children.

Florence Martha married Jeremiah Ryan and had 8 children.

William George Mayes (1 May 1879 - 22 March 1951) married Eliza Poe Elliott 27 Feb 1907 in York, Western Australia. They had 8 children throughout their marriage.