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George Mays [m.7.1.1]

George Mays was the first child of Joseph Mays & Amelia Stone born June 7th, 1865 & christened July 30th, 1865 at East Grinstead, Sussex.

In 1871 George, his 3 brothers & his parents were living at 3 Bridges, Worth, Sussex where his father was a coachman & his mother was a domestic servant.

At the time of the 1881 census George, aged 15, was found in Her Majesty’s Prison, Wandsworth Common, London.  At that time he was described as a pageboy & domestic servant.

George married Paulina Christina Sauerland in Oct-December 1890 at Kensington.  Paulina was born April-June 1869 at Mile End, London.

In 1891 George & Paulina were living at 22 Queens St, St Marylebone, London & George was a coachman (groom).

By 1901 George & Paulina had moved to 163 Walmer Rd, Kensington Town, London & George still worked as coachman & Paulina was a laundress with her own account.  They had 3 children – Mary (9), George (5) & Joseph (2).

In 1911 the family were living at 15 Dulford St, Notting Hill, Kensington & George continued to be a coachman.  Wife Paulina & daughter Mary were both described as laundresses working at home.  Son George was a butcher boy & Joseph was also at home.  They also had a lodger – Arthur Leed, a contractor carman.

The 1939 register shows George & Paulina (Pauline) living at 5 Dulford St, Kensington.  George was now an ‘undertaker coachman-horse’. Son Joseph & his wife Winifred & family were living at Brewster Gardens, Hammersmith in 1939 & Joseph was an undertaker’s manager & coffin maker.

There is a death for George Mays, aged 81, in April-June 1947 at Kensington.

There is a death for Pauline Mays, aged 83, in Oct-December 1952 at Kensington.

The children of George Mays & Paulina Sauerland were:

m. Mary Helene Mays born Oct-December 1891 at Kensington, London
m.  George Joseph Mays born July-September 1895 at Kensington, London
m.  Joseph Alfred Mays born April 25th, 1899 at Kensington, London


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