SIBLINGS OF GRANDFATHER THOMAS VAYRO
My Great Grandfather James Vayro and his wife Elizabeth (nee Pounder) had nine children in all, and although many details of Births Deaths and Marriages are still unavailable, I have attempted to outline the major facts known about Grandfather Thomas's seven brothers and sisters children, and their families.
WILLIAM VAYRO NEWFIELD RELATIVES Related to Steve Kerr
William was the eldest son and first child, born 1 st January 1874 in Tunstall (according to the Richmond Registry Office.) It is thought that his parents may have been living with Elizabeth’s parents at the time.
On the 1881 Census William was aged 7 living at Forcett, Yorkshire (PRO Ref RG11 Folio 4883/32 page 16) with his parents and their other children Edwin, Martha, James and Alfred. On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) William was aged 17 and already working as a farm servant for Mary H James at “The Hollows” farm in Snape, near Richmond, Bedale.
On the 1901 Census William’s parents were both deceased, and he was already married to Hannah Sherrington. William was employed in the local mines and was lodging at 50 Mary Street, Stanley County Durham. His wife Hannah was in Willington at no 1 Wesley Street with their two small daughters Elizabeth aged 4 and Ada aged 5 months, together with William’s brothers Thomas and George.
It is thought that William Vayro had married Hannah Sherrington around 1895, or slightly earlier. They had a total of nine children, 7 daughters and 2 sons.
Elizabeth Vayro Born 1896
Ada Vayro Born 1900
Lilly Vayro Born 1902
Eva Vayro Born 1904
William Vayro Born 1906
George Vayro Born 1909
Jenny Vayro Born 1911
May Vayro Born 1913
Margaret Annie Vayro Born 1915
To date not all of this has been verified, though they were given by Margaret Annie in conversation in 1985. I do not have the dates of deaths for William or Hannah, but it is thought that William died in the Binchester Whins isolation Hospital in 1920 of “black plague”, which could have been gangrene. They had settled in Newfield across the river from Willington where I was born, and until I started my research I was totally unaware that there were families living three miles away that I had not met or known about until then.
JAMES VAYRO 1878 / 1937 WEST RAINTON RELATIVES
James was born in Hartforth North Yorkshire on 7 th July 1878 and was baptised at Hartforth on 27 th August 1878 (m879) On the 1881 Census James was aged 3 living at Forcett, Yorkshire with his parents.
On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) James can be found aged 12, living with his parents at Low Coalsgarth Farm in Aske near Easby, North Yorkshire. On the 1901 Census James aged 22 was staying with his sister Martha and his brother in law John George Tallentyre in Eppleby near Richmond with their two small children George William aged 2 and James aged 1. Also staying with them was Henry one of James’s younger brothers.
James Vayro married Margaret Ann Laws, sometime between 1901 and 1909, probably at East Rainton. They had five children.
Frank Vayro 24 th June 1910
Edward Vayro ?
Alfred Vayro 5 th March 1913
Frederick Vayro 1922
Martha Vayro 8 th April 1923
James died on 18 th December 1937, and his wife Margaret died 21 st July 1951, and both are buried at West Rainton in County Durham. James was apparently the “black sheep” of the family, always getting into trouble. By pure chance when I was supervising students on Teaching Practice at West Rainton Primary School in 1984, the head teacher introduced me to twins whose surname was Vayro, and they turned out to be James’s Great Grandchildren. Until then I was unaware that this part of the family existed. Following visits to the children’s parents I built up this particular branch of our relatives.
MARTHA VAYRO 1876 / 1960 CARLTON RELATIVES Related to Barbara Eatough
Martha was born in Gilling Lane, Gilling, North Yorkshire on 9 th September 1876 (m879) and baptised 24 th October 1876 at Gilling. On the 1881 Census Martha was aged 5 living at Forcett, Yorkshire (PRO Ref RG11 Folio 4883/32 page 16)
On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) Martha can be found aged 15, living with her parents at Low Coalsgarth Farm in Aske near Easby, North Yorkshire.
On the 1901 Census Martha’s parents were both deceased, Martha was already married to John George Tallentyre (circa 1897) and they can be found at Eppleby near Richmond with their two small children George William aged 2 and James aged 1. Also staying with them were Henry and James, two of Martha’s brothers.
Martha Vayro married John George Tallentyre on 12 th June 1897 at Stanwick St John near Aldbrough in North Yorkshire. They lived at Oakwood Lodge, in the small hamlet of Carlton near Aldbrough, and had eleven children in total.
William George Tallentyre 2 nd May 1898 settled in Australia
James Tallentyre 12 th October 1899 lived Darlington
Elizabeth Tallentyre 4 th July 1901 died in Infancy
Mary (Eva) Tallentyre 25 th January 1903 died aged 2 diphtheria
Alfred Tallentyre 8 th October 1904 settled in Australia
Kathleen Tallentyre 18 th July 1906 lived Richmond
Martha Tallentyre 13 th December 1908 lived Spennymoor
Ellen Tallentyre (Nelly) 4 th October 1910 lived Darlington
Annie Tallentyre 4 th March 1913 lived Spennymoor
Harriet May Tallentyre 19 th April 1915 lived Spennymoor
Edwin Tallentyre 11 th April 1917 lived Lanchester
Martha Tallentyre (Vayro) died on 9 th April 1960 in Marmaduke Street, Spennymoor, outliving her husband John George Tallentyre who had died on 10 th January 1953.
EDWIN VAYRO 1875 / 1966 BRUSSELTON RELATIVES Related to Marjorie Powner
Edwin was born in Tunstall, North Yorkshire on 5 th October 1875, and he was the second child of nine children. On the 1881 Census Edwin was aged 6 living at Forcett, Yorkshire (PRO Ref RG11 Folio 4883/32 page 16) with his parents.
On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) Edwin was aged 16 and living at Lingsby Moor East, in Moulton near Middleton Tyas, as a farm labourer for Alfred Baldridge.Edwin Vayro was married to Mary Hannah Rennison in 1899? (September quarter at Middlesborough 9d 949)
On the 1901 Census Edwin’s parents were both deceased, Edwin was already married to Mary Hannah Rennison (circa 1899) they can be found at no 12 South Street, East Thickley, near Shildon, County Durham with their daughter Mary Elizabeth aged 5 months. The entry showed that he should have been working at Shildon Wagon Works, but was actually on strike.
They had five children
Mary Elizabeth Vayro Born 2 nd November 1900
James Vayro Born 1903
Alice Vayro Born 1904
Annie Vayro Born 1905
Thomas William Vayro Born 23 rd September 1906
Hannah died on 18 th January 1947, and in 1965 Edwin was living in Brusselton but died on 18 th December 1966 at the Tindale Crescent Nursing Home in Bishop Auckland.
ALFRED VAYRO 1881 /1972 INGLETON RELATIVES G/father of Irene Parker (nee Vayro)
Alfred was born in Forcett, North Yorkshire on 7 th March 1881, and baptised 21 st August 1881 at Forcett Church.
On the 1881 Census Alfred was only a few months old and living at Forcett, Yorkshire with his parents.
On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) Alfred can be found aged 10, living with his parents at Low Coalsgarth Farm in Aske near Easby, North Yorkshire.
Alfred’s mother Elizabeth died on 7 th May 1892 and his father James died the following year on 8 th April 1893 at Coatham House, Coatham Mundeville near Darlington, County Durham. At this point in time it is understood that the younger children including Alfred, were placed in a workhouse in Darlington for a short while. It is rumoured that Martha (17 years old in 1893) took the youngest four children to live with an aunt Louie Croft nee Vayro at Angram Cote Farm in East Witton but this has never been proved.
Alfred was married to Harriet Wilkes on 28 th December 1907 at Forcett Church in North Yorkshire.
Alfred and Harriet had four children
John Vayro born
John died young apparently, killed by a horse, and buried in Staindrop
Henry Vayro born 11 Feb 1909 married Hannah Kelly
George Vayro born married Violet Waldock
Irene Maud Kitchener Vayro born (adopted) married George Hutchinson
Alfred worked on various farms all of his life. He worked on the Raby Castle Farm, Keveston Bank near Staindrop, was a farm hind for Littlefairs and moved to a council farm in Ingleton to be with his son George
Alfred’s wife Harriet died on 8 th July 1963 at the age of 72 in the Borough Hospital in Darlington. At the time they were living at 3 Manor Cottages in Ingleton.
Alfred died on 15 th June 1972 at the age of 91 in Bishop Auckland General Hospital and both of these deaths were registered by his daughter Irene Hutchinson ( nee Vayro). He was still living at 3 Manor Cottages in Ingleton.
HENRY (HARRY) VAYRO 1889 / 1979 GAINFORD RELATIVES
Henry was born in Skeeby, North Yorkshire on 31 st July 1889. (Birth Cert)
and he was the last child of nine children.
On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) Henry can be found aged 2, living with his parents at Low Coalsgarth Farm in Aske near Easby, North Yorkshire.
When Henry’s parent’s died in 1892 and 1893 at Coatham House, Coatham Mundeville near Darlington, County Durham it is thought that the younger children including Henry, were placed in a workhouse in Darlington for a short while. It is rumoured that Martha (17 years old in 1893) took the youngest four children including Henry to live with an aunt Louie Croft nee Vayro at Angram Cote Farm in East Witton but this has never been proved.
On the 1901 Census Henry’s parents were both deceased and Henry (aged 11) was staying with his sister Martha and his brother in law John George Tallentyre in Eppleby near Richmond with their two small children George William aged 2 and James aged 1. Also staying with them was James one of Henry’s older brothers. Henry Vayro was married to Francis Annie Young on 8 th August 1915 at St Helen’s Auckland Church in County Durham. Henry was listed on the Marriage Certificate as a soldier and was 26 years old. Frances was living at 109 Front Street West Auckland, and was 23 years old. They had three children
Harry Vayro Born 22 nd May 1920 Married Phyllis Dicker
Maurice Vayro Born 6 th June 1924 Married Evelyn Marie Tuplin
Elizabeth Vayro Born 27 th August 1922 Married Edward Pounder
Bap 29/2/1922 Staindrop
Francis died on 3 rd October 1971 aged 78 and was cremated at Darlington.
Henry died in 1979? aged 90 and was also cremated at Darlington.
Much of the information on Henry was given in discussions with Maurice, his son in 1985 at his home in Gainford where some of their relatives are still living.
ELIZABETH MARY VAYRO (MAY) 1887 / PIERCEBRIDGE RELATIVES
Elizabeth Mary or May as she was known was born on 6 th August 1887 in Aldbrough according to Richmond Registry Office.
On the 1891 Census (ENOCH program Area 4036) Elizabeth can be found aged 4, living with her parents at Low Coalsgarth Farm in Aske near Easby, North Yorkshire.
When Elizabeth’s parent’s died in 1892 and 1893 at Coatham House, Coatham Mundeville near Darlington, County Durham it is thought that the younger children including Elizabeth, were placed in a workhouse in Darlington for a short while. It is rumoured that Martha (17 years old in 1893) took the youngest four children including Elizabeth to live with an aunt Louie Croft nee Vayro at Angram Cote Farm in East Witton but this has never been proved.
On the 1901 Census Elizabeth Mary can be found aged 14 recorded as a general servant to a Mr Thomas Fenwick and his wife and family, in Aldbrough St John, North Yorkshire.
Elizabeth Mary or May married Arthur Edward Souter circa 1914 just before World War One, and thought to be at Forcett near Aldbrough. For most of their lives they were in a cottage in Piercebridge, and he worked as a blacksmith. They had seven children in all.
Arthur Edward Souter bap 5 th March 1916 (Gainford)
Edna Mary Souter bap 29 th December 1918 (Gainford)
Alfred Souter born 9 June 1919 bap 15 July 1919 (Gainford)
Hilda Martha Souter bap 18 February 1923
I have no details for death or burials of either Elizabeth Mary or Arthur Edward Souter
GEORGE VAYRO 1885 / 1957 THE CANADIAN RELATIVES
George Vayro was born in Aldbrough St John, North Yorkshire on 8 th August 1885, two years after his brother my Grandfather Thomas. On the 1891 Census, James and Elizabeth were living at Low Coalsgarth in Aske, near Easby, North Yorkshire with most of their children. George was recorded as 6 years old.
Following the deaths of his mother Elizabeth in 1892 and his father James the following year it is thought that the younger children Alfred, Thomas, George, Elizabeth Mary (May), and Harry were placed in a workhouse in Darlington for a short while. It is also rumoured that Martha (17 years old in 1893) took the youngest four children to live with an aunt Louie at Angram Cote Farm in East Witton but this has never been proved.
On the 1901 Census George’s brother William was boarding at 50 Mary Street, Stanley and working in the collieries but his wife Harriet and two young children were living at 1 Wesley Street, Willington, Co Durham together with George and Grandfather Thomas as their lodgers. It is thought that both of them were already employed in the Brancepeth Colliery at this time
George was married in St Paul’s Methodist Chapel in Hunwick, County Durham to Ruth Carr on April 1 st 1907. George and Ruth were both 21 years of age at the time. George’s father was entered as James Vayro, farmer, deceased, and Ruth’s father was entered as John Carr, coal miner. May Vayro (Mary Elizabeth), George’s younger sister was one of the three witnesses present.
In 1908 George and Ruth emigrated to Canada and he worked for a while in the brickyards at Calgary and Diamond City, and also in the coal mines at Taber. George enlisted in the 50th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles on 11 th January 1915 at Medicine Hat, and served throughout the remainder of the 1914-1918 first world war. He served overseas in the 3 rd, 12th and 13 th Regiments being promoted to Corporal (service number 108598) and eventually retired as Sergeant Major in 1918. At that point George joined the Canadian Police Force where he worked until he retired in 1951.
Ruth died 11 th December 1947 and George died ten years later on 24 th January 1957.
George and Ruth had two sons and a daughter.
John George Albert Vayro Born 16 th March 1911, Died 1 st September 1991
Gordon Henry Vayro Born 25 th June 1913, Died 21 st May 1917
Ruth Vayro Born 23 rd Dec 1922, Died 24 th Dec 1989
Their eldest son John George Albert Vayro 1936 / 1991 married Veneta Leola Cannady in 1935 and they had five children, George Edwin 1936, Ethel Ruth (Fritz) 1937, Larry Albert 1940, Gordon Kendall 1941 and Clare Kent 1942. George Edwin married Evelyn Cecilia Haig Brown in 1971 and their daughter Sophie Ruth Vayro has been the main contact for information about the Canadian side of our family.
Left Alfred and Harriet Vayro
Golden Wedding Celebration
Right Edwin and Daughter in Law Isabelle Maud Vayro (nee Dunn)
Oakwood Lodge at Carlton, Aldbrough St John
Adults from left
Ethel Vayro, Martha Tallentrye, James Lee, Mary Vayro, Grandfather Thomas Vayro, May Tallentyre
Children from left
Lilian Vayro, Ruth Vayro, Eleanor Tallentyre and George Vayro