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John Mays [m.7.1.4]

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.  Cyril John Robert Mays born April-June 1900 at West Hampstead, London
m.  Florence Madeline Mays born Jan-March 1902 at West Hampstead, London
m.  Arthur Joseph Mays born April-June 1903 at West Hampstead, London
m.  Amelia Rose Mays born Jan-March 1907 at West Hampstead, London


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