John Mays was the fourth child of Joseph Mays & Amelia Stone born at Three Bridges, Worth & christened April 2nd, 1871 at Worth, Sussex.
At the time of the 1871 census John, his 3 older brothers & his parents were living at Three Bridges, Worth, Sussex.
By 1881 the family had moved to Alfred Mews, Kensington where his father was a coachman & John had 4 brothers & a sister by this time.
John had moved to Paddington, London by 1891 & was boarding at 58 Lancaster Mews in the household of Jane & Thomas Welsh, a coachman. John was working as a groom.
John married Madoline Alice Allard on August 3rd, 1895 at St Michael & All Angels, Kensington. Madoline was born in Oct-December 1869 at Evesham, Worcestershire, the daughter of Elizabeth F & John Cook Allard, a market gardener.
By 1901 John & Madoline were living at 5 West Hampstead Mews, Hampstead & John was a domestic coachman. They had an 11 month old son Cyril John Robert & also with them at the time of the census was John’s younger brother Alfred E Mays (23), also a domestic coachman.
John & Madoline were still living at 5 West Hampstead Mews in 1911 & John was still a coachman. They now had 4 children – Cyril John, Florence Madeline (9), Arthur Joseph (8) & Amelia Rose (4).
There is a death for Madeline A Mays, aged 96, in July-September 1966 at Barnet, Middlesex.
There is a death for John Mays, born February 22nd 1871, registered at Enfield, Middlesex in April-June 1973. This would mean John lived until 102 years of age!
The children of John Mays & Madoline Alice Allard were:
m.188.8.131.52 Cyril John Robert Mays born April-June 1900 at West Hampstead, London
m.184.108.40.206 Florence Madeline Mays born Jan-March 1902 at West Hampstead, London
m.220.127.116.11 Arthur Joseph Mays born April-June 1903 at West Hampstead, London
m.18.104.22.168 Amelia Rose Mays born Jan-March 1907 at West Hampstead, London