Thomas George Ayers

Brief Life History of Thomas George

When Thomas George Ayers was born on 3 June 1843, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Reverend Richard Ayers, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Merritt, was 28. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Elisabeth Turner. He lived in Stroud Hill, Gloucestershire, England in 1841 and Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 11 March 1916, in Dunwich, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 72.

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Thomas George Ayers
Elisabeth Turner
Dora Elisabeth Ayers
Philip Ayers

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Ayres, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Ayers, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Thomas Ayers in household of Richard Ayers, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

World Events (8)


Gold found in Port Phillip.


The state of Queensland was formed as a partition from its parent, New South Wales, on 6 June 1859, with Brisbane designated as its capital.


End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: derivative of Ayer , with excrescent -s. The -s may represent a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’, but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’, i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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