||My name is Douglas Mayes. My father George Bertram Mayes b: 29-05-1909 in Brisbane.
I have just started my family history research.
My grandfather George Mayes b: 22 Dec 1879 – Railway Porter from Great Barford, Bedfordshire married to May Matilda Ashby b: abt 1878 d:abt 1921 – Boot Machinest from Ashton Northampton 10 December 1904 – married in Torwood Brisbane Australia.
Samuel Mayes + family emigrated on the Renfrewshire from Liverpool departing 12-10-1883 arriving Brisbane 29-01-1884. I have a copy of his ships diary.
His father was Samuel Mayes b:1806 Wilden – Railway Service, mother Matilda Emma Hague or Hagar from Handsworth, Yorkshire.
May Matilda Ashby father was Stephen Ashby – Carriage Builder, mother Fanny or Francis Elmes.
Does anybody have any ties?