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Hannah Report 5 Jan 2013 16:01


I'm looking for an Edward A Mayo who was born in Ilford, Essex, England in 1942 to a Mary Elsie Mayo (formerly Gibbs) and an Edward Charles Mayo who died in WW2.

Mary and Edward may have gone to Canada (or somewhere else) post WW2. Please if anyone knows who this is, please get in touch. I have information about his fathers family and a picture of him as well.

ps. I am the grand daughter of Edward Charles Mayo's nephew Benjamin James Mayo.

Kind Regards
Hannah Smith


jax Report 5 Jan 2013 16:39

Not seeing them going anywhere on passenger lists

Could Mary Elsie have remarried after Edwards death in 1944 aged 24?


jax Report 5 Jan 2013 16:49


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Mary Elsie Illman
Name: Mary Elsie Illman
Birth Date: 4 Oct 1918
Date of Registration: Jul 1984
Age at Death: 65
Registration district: Redbridge
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 14
Page: 1133

Marriages Dec 1946 (>99%)

Illman William H E Mayo Romford 5a 1030
Mayo Mary E Illman Romford 5a 1030

Births Dec 1918 (98%)

Gibbs Mary E Yeatts Stepney 1c 314


There is an Illman /Gibbs birth in Ilford in 1952 (No marriage for those two names)

But there is also an Illman/Mayo birth also in Ilford in 1955


jax Report 5 Jan 2013 17:15

There is also a marriage for Edward A Mayo in Redbridge in 1966 and him and his wife are listed on up until 2002 together

Maybe they have now retired abroad?

Google his name you will find that he was a director of quite a few companies


Hannah Report 5 Jan 2013 17:48

Hi Jax,

Thanks for looking into this. Mary and Edward married in 1940 and Edward was killed in battle in 1944.

Mary's maiden name was Gibbs - have not seen an illman anywhere.

The marriage for Edward A Mayo looks promising, i'll check it out.

Thanks again,



jax Report 5 Jan 2013 17:59

I edited my last post but just google Edward's name

Illman was who Mary Elsie married after her husband had died in WW2 and stayed in the Ilford area


Hannah Report 5 Jan 2013 18:47

i googled his name but couldn't find anything....


Hannah Report 5 Jan 2013 19:31

Hi Jax,

Thanks for your help i have found him in Kent!



jax Report 5 Jan 2013 19:52

Only one I can see in Kent is a directors report which does not give a year