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Alice Mays [m.1.6.1]

Alice Mays was the first child of Thomas Mays & Mary Ann Hart born August 2nd, 1867 at Croydon, Surrey.

In 1871 Alice & her parents were living at Ormesby Cottages, Stanley Rd, Croydon.

By 1881 Alice had 4 sisters & 1 brother & the family were still living at Stanely Rd.

Alice married William Hague Scoley on October 30th, 1890 at Christ Church, Croydon.  Witnesses at the wedding were Thomas Mays & Alice’s sister Harriett.  At the time of the wedding William was a coachman living at 60 Stanley Rd, Croydon.  William was born May 8th, 1867 at Newark, Notts, the son of Sarah Ann & William Hague Scoley, a licensed victualler (deceased at the time of the wedding).

In 1891 Alice & William were living at the Queens Head in Hertford where William was the innkeeper.

By 1901 Alice & William had moved to 26 St Andrews St, Hertford & William was now a cab fly proprietor.  They had 2 sons – William (9) & Percy (6).  They also had a boarder.

In 1911 they were still living at the same address but William was now a jobmaster.  Only son Percy Henry was still living at home & he worked as a farm labourer.  They had a 23 year old boarder, George Young, a printer’s compositor.  Son William had left home & was working as a draper’s assistant & living at 30 Balham Grove, Wandsworth, SW London.

Son Percy served with the Royal Naval Air Service during WW1.  He was to marry Margaret A Shingleston in Thanet, Kent in 1922.

Son William married Annie Maud Smith in 1919 in Hertford.

The 1939 register shows Alice & William living at 72 Hertingfordbury Rd, Hertford & William was now a market gardener. 

Alice, of 72 Hertingfordbury Rd, Hertford, died on May 17th, 1945, aged 77, at Western House Public Assistance Institution, Ware Hertfordshire.  Administration of her estate was granted to widower William, a retired smallholder.  Alice’s effects were £299.5s.11d.

William died on February 29th, 1948, aged 80, at 72 Hertingfordbury Rd, Hertford.  Probate was granted to son William Thomas, a tailor & outfitter.  His effects were £1,631.8s.5d.

The children of Alice Mays & William Hague Scoley were:

m.  William Thomas Scoley born August 9th, 1891at Hertford; died June 19th, 1950 at County Hospital, Hertford
m.  Percy Henry Scoley born October 28th, 1894 at Hertford; died March 16th, 1966 at 232 Canterbury Rd, Margate



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