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Edmund Fiddy MAYS

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James Report 26 Oct 2008 12:24

I am working to trace back further than Edmund Fiddy MAYS, father of John, father of William Francis, father of Francis Charles who was my father.

I believe that Edmund was born in Norfolk about 1817.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Jim Mays


Jayne Report 18 Nov 2009 19:04

Hi Jim,

We have Henry Mays b. 1804 in Thornham Norfolk, married to Elizabeth N/K B. 1804 Snettisham Norfolk. They had 9 children: James 1825 Hannah b. 1829, Mary Ann, 1830, Jane b. 1834, Ann b. 1836, Henry b. 1838, William b. 1841, John b. 1845 and Edward b. 1849 - all at Thornham. Cenus records show that Elizabeth's maiden name was possibly Burton. (Poor Hannah ended up in Docking Workhouse!) William (my husband's great grandfather) and his wife Emma Griffin (b. 1836 Wisbech) had a son, James William, b. 1875 Wisbech and then married Annie Maria Clarke, who were my late father-in-law's parents.

There seem to me Mays' in all areas of the country and we have struggled to link all of the relevant folks, but most of ours seem to be around the Wisbech and King's Lynn areas. Hope this might help? Best wishes, Jayne Mays


ellieathome Report 18 Nov 2009 19:50

Name: Edmond Mays
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: abt 1817
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Prudence
Gender: Male
Where born: Felthorpe, Norfolk, England
Civil parish: Lambeth
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Lambeth
Sub-registration district: Lambeth Church Second
ED, institution, or vessel: 39
Household schedule number: 516
Household Members: Name Age
Edmond Mays 54
Prudence Mays 54
John Mays 27
Francis Mays 15
Louisa Mays 12
Annie Mays 9


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ellieathome Report 18 Nov 2009 19:58

Name: Edmund Mays
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Year of Registration: 1890
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 74
District: Lambeth
County: Greater London, London, Surrey
Volume: 1d
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Teresa Report 11 May 2014 20:09

Hi Jim,
I'm looking at the same thing as you .... I think Fiddy is his mother's maiden name. His son Robert Townsend took his mother's maiden name too; he is my direct line through his son Henry John, who is my gr-gr-grandfather.
I have his mother's name given as Sophia, but no father's name is recorded. His baptismal date is given as 16 Feb 1817, Felthorpe, Norfolk.
I'd love to hear from you and pool info!

Mike *

Mike * Report 11 May 2014 20:11

This posted is dated 2008.

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AnnCardiff Report 12 May 2014 09:19

for Teresa - miht as well while we're here :-D

Name: Edmund Mayes
Event Type: Christening
Event Date: 16 Feb 1817
Event Place: Felthorpe, Norfolk, England
Mother's Name: Sophia Mayes
Spouse's Mother's Name:
GS Film Number: 1278797
Digital Folder Number: 004142880
Image Number: 949


AnnCardiff Report 12 May 2014 09:20

Name: Edmund Mayes
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Birthplace: Norfolk
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: St Faith
Sub-District: St Faith
Parish: Felthorpe
County: Norfolk


Teresa Report 3 Jun 2014 23:29

Thank you Ann!