William HAYES

Male Abt 1812 - Aft 1861  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name William HAYES 
    Born Abt 1812  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Living 1841  Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1851  Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 1861  Bermondsey, Southwark Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 1861  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8545  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2012 

    Family Mary BELL,   b. Abt 1814, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1835  Old Charlton, London, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Saint Luke, Old Charlton, Kent, England
    Notes 
    • 1841 census of Wellington Street, Woolwich Arsenal, Charlton Next Woolwich, Kent, England:

      - Hayes, William, age 27, occupation Army, born in different county.
      - Hayes, Mary, age 27, no occupation, born in this county.
      - Hayes, William, age 5, born in this county.
      - Hayes, Ellen, age 3, born in different county.
      - Hayes, Emma, age 2 months, born in this county.

    • 1851 census of 6 Francis Street, Woolwich, Kent, England (there are a number of families at this address, each with a unique family number), enumerated as of 30 March 1851:

      - William Hayes, head of household, age 39, occupation Gunner R[oyal] A[rtillery], born Canterbury, Kent.
      - Mary Ann, wife, age 38, no listed occupation, born Woolwich, Kent.
      - Elleanor, daughter, age 13, occupation Scholar, born Newcastle On Tyne.
      - Henry, son, age 9, occupation Scholar, born Woolwich, Kent.
      - Mary, daughter, age 6, occupation Scholar, born Woolwich, Kent.
      - Richard G., son, age 2, no occupation, born Woolwich, Kent.

      Their son William Hayes appears in the 1851 census of Woolwich Dockyard, age 14, occupation Soldier (Drummer and Trumpeter), born Woolwich, Kent, England, residence Royal Artillery Barracks.

    • 1861 census of 8 Nouel Road, Bermondsey, Surrey, England:

      - Hayes, William, age 48, widowed, occupation Leather Dresser, born Canterbury, Kent.
      - Hayes, Richard G., age 11, son, occupation Schol[ar], born Woolwich.

    Children 
    +1. William Thomas HAYES,   b. 11 Sep 1836, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Ellen or Eleanor HAYES,   b. Bef 14 Aug 1837, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emma HAYES,   b. 10 Apr 1841, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1841, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Henry HAYES,   b. 20 Nov 1842, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1868  (Age 26 years)
    +5. Mary HAYES,   b. 29 Oct 1845, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1935, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Richard George HAYES,   b. 11 Oct 1849, Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1913, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F2754  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1812 - Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jul 1835 - Old Charlton, London, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1841 - Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Woolwich, Greenwich Borough, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1861 - Bermondsey, Southwark Borough, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1861 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The marriage record of William Hayes and Mary Bell can be found in the International Genealogical Index (IGI) through the LDS FamilySearch website. It lists the marriage at St. Luke in Old Charleton, Kent, England. Further searching calls St. Luke an "ancient parish church" and the original church registers date from 1653. It appears there have been several shifts of parish lines since the marriage that involve Charlton St. Luke and Woolwich St. Mary creating St. Thomas and St. Paul parishes. Confusing!

      There is a William Hayes baptised at St. Mary Magdalene, Church Street, Parson's Hill, Woolwich, borough of Greenwich, county Kent, England, on 4 April 1813, father is Godfrey Hayes, and mother is Margaret. The father's profession is "private in the driver corps."

      His son Richard's death certificate lists William's place of birth as Canterbury, England.

      Hayes: An English or Scottish place name for a man who lived near an enclosure ("haeg") or "heye," an area of forest fenced off for hunting. The surname may also have been derived from the old English "haes" or the French word "heis," both meaning "brushwood."

    • Note: Woolwich formed part of the county of Kent until 1889 when the County of London was created.


  • Sources 
    1. [S12] IGI, website: https://www.familysearch.org/.