Thomas John Mays was the sixth child of Thomas Mays & Mary Ann Hart born February 4th, 1881 at Stanley Rd, Croydon, & christened May 1st, 1881 at Christ Church, Surrey.
In 1891 Thomas, his parents & older sister Louisa were living at Stanley Rd, Croydon.
Thomas was still living at home in 1901 with his widowed mother & 2 older sisters – Ada & Emily – at Stanley Rd. Thomas was described as a yeoman.
Thomas married Emma Kate Talbot on July 31st, 1910 at Croydon. Emma was born Jan-March 1884 at South Norwood, Surrey, the daughter of Sarah E & Alfred Talbot, a police constable.
In 1911 Thomas & Emma (known as Kate) were living at 24 Byron Avenue, Sutton, Epsom, Surrey. Thomas was now an engineer’s fitter for the London County Council.
It is known that Thomas received various military medals while serving during WW1.
Thomas & Kate were listed in the electoral register of 1935 as living at 31 Belmont Rd, Epsom, Surrey with their children Thomas Talbot & Phyllis Marian.
Kate died in July-September 1935, her death being registered in mid-eastern Surrey.
Son Thomas married Frances G C Coppin in 1938 in Surrey.
The children of Thomas John Mays & Emma Kate Talbot were:
m.126.96.36.199 Thomas Talbot Mays born March 16th, 1913 at Epsom, Surrey; died Jan-March 1984 at Horsham, Sussex
m.188.8.131.52 Phyllis Marian Mays born Oct-December 1914 at Epsom, Surrey