Thomas Mays was the fifth child of Joseph Mays & Amelia Stone born July-September 1873 at Brighton, Sussex.
By 1881 the family had moved to Alfred Mews, Kensington where his father was a coachman & Thomas had 4 brothers & a sister by this time.
In 1891 Thomas was living at 56 Gloucester Mews, Paddington where he was a groom.
Thomas, a coachman, married Caroline Sophia Vyse on June 1st, 1895, at St Michael & All Angels, Kensington, London. Caroline was born April-June 1873 at Norwood, Surrey, the daughter of Harriett & Charles Vyse, a gardener.
In 1901 Thomas & Caroline were living at Adam & Eve Mews, Kensington & Thomas was a domestic coachman. They had a 4 year old son, Charles J, & a boarder Llewelyn Brandon (17), a domestic groom.
Thomas died in April-June 1904, aged 30, at Kensington.
The children of Thomas Mays & Caroline Sophia Vyse were:
m.188.8.131.52 Charles Joseph Mays born Jan-March 1897 at Kensington, London
m.184.108.40.206 Eleanor Florence Mays born April-June 1903 at Kensington, London
Caroline remarried on Christmas Day 1906 at Holy Trinity, Kilburn, Hendon. Her new husband was William Frank Roberts, a time keeper. William was born c1873 in Marylebone, London, the son of Philip Roberts, a gas fitter.
In 1911 Caroline & William Roberts were living at 31 Adine Rd, Plaistow, West Ham, Essex where William was an omnibus inspector. They had 2 children by this time – Winifred Frances (3) & Frank Kenneth (2). Also with them were Caroline’s children from her first marriage – Eleanor & Charles, who was a motor fitter’s assistant working for the omnibus company. Caroline’s brother William Charles Vyse (36) was also with them at the time of the census & was apparently ‘unable to work’.