THE FAMILY OF THOMAS MYERS (1803 - 

For anyone who is researching the Myers family name and/or has an interest in the history of South Yorkshire , I can thoroughly recommend "The Myers of Rotherham" website. Apart from being an excellent resource, it gives a far more detailed account of the wider Myers family

GEORGE MYERS (my great great grandfather) was born in Wath-Upon-Dearne near Rotherham and was christened there on 10th October 1824, the son of THOMAS and ANN MYERS.

George's father THOMAS MYERS (my great great great grandfather) was born on 23rd February 1803 and was baptised at the church in Laughton En Le Morthen a month later on 27th March 1803. He was the son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH MYERS nee BRAMHALL

His line has proved to be more complicated than I first thought. And it was not helped when I misread a transcription of a marriage record

THOMAS MYERS  married ANN STOTT June 3, 1823 in St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church, Sheffield.  She was born 1807, and died November 11, 1845 in 27 Effingham Lane, Sheffield. the cause of death on the death certificate is inflammation after childbirth. ANN is buried in St Georges Churchyard Brookhill Sheffield - Deaths Dec 1845 MYERS Annie Sheffield Vol 22 Page350

The marriage certificate states

Marriage Certificate, Sheffield Parish Church (SS Peter & Paul) - Thomas MYERS of this parish. Bachelor and Ann STOTT of the parish of Wath Spinster were married in this church by License this third day of June 1823 by me W.H.Ball. Curate. Both signed Witnesses Wm ? STOTT. Wm MYERS. Christiana CROSLAND and Joseph HUDSON the last witness was a clerk of the church.

I misread STOTT as PLATT and which meant that I failed initially to get the correct siblings for THOMAS and ANN

However once I recognised the error, I located the family in the 1841 UK Census :

1841 Census Shales Square, Duke Street, Sheffield HO107 1336/4

MYERS Thomas, age 38, Tailor, Born In County

MYERS Ann, age 34, Born In County

MYERS Henry, age 12, Born In County

MYERS John, age 9, Born In County

MYERS William, age 7, Born In County

MYERS Charles, age 1, Born In County

My great great grandfather GEORGE MYERS is not with the family in 1841 - he is apprenticed to a tailor in West Street Sheffield.  Details of his four other brothers are as follows

HENRY MYERS (1829-1903)

HENRY2 MYERS (THOMAS1) was born 1829 in Sheffield Yorkshire, and died 1903 in Sheffield Yorkshire.  He married HARRIET DRABBLE, daughter of JOHN DRABBLE and SARAH.  She was born 1831 in Sheffield Yorkshire, and died 1893 in Sheffield Yorkshire.

Children of HENRY MYERS and HARRIET DRABBLE are:

                  i.    GEORGE3 MYERS, b. 1851, Sheffield.

                  ii.    HENRY MYERS, b. 1855, Sheffield.

                 iii.    JAMES MYERS, b. 1857, Sheffield Yorkshire; d. 1862, Sheffield Yorkshire.

                 iv.    WILFRED MYERS, b. 1860, Sheffield.

                  v.    ANNIE ELIZABETH MYERS, b. 1864, Sheffield.

                 vi.    THOMAS MYERS, b. 1868, Sheffield.

                vii.    CLARA MYERS, b. 1870, Sheffield.

               viii.    CHARLEY MYERS, b. 1880.

1851 Census Ct 2 Leicester Street, Sheffield HO107 2339

MYERS Henry, Head, M, age 22, Spring Knife Cutler, Yorks Sheffield

MYERS Hariot, Wife, M, age 20, Yorks Sheffield

MYERS George, Son, age 5 months, Yorks Sheffield

MYERS Thomas, Son, age 8, Yorks Sheffield   ( I assume this Thomas to be Henry's brother, not son as stated )

1861 Census 9 Leicester Street, Sheffield, RG9 3285

MYERS Henry, Head, M, age 31, Butchers Knife Hafter, Wath Yorkshire

MYERS Hariot, Wife, M, age 30, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS George, Son, age 10, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Henry, Son, age 6, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS James, Son, age 4, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Wilfred, Son, age 11 Months, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Thomas, Brother, age 18, Apprentice Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS George, Nephew, age 14, Apprentice Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

DRABBLE John, Father In Law, age 56, Pen Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

 1871 Census 83 (back of ) Flockton Road, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield Rg10 4672

MYERS Henry, Head, age 43, Butchery Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Harriett, Wife, M, age 39, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Henry, Son, age 15, Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Wilfred, Son, age 11, Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Annie Elizabeth, Daughter, age 7, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Thomas, Son, age 3, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Clara, Daughter, age 1, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS John, Brother, M, age 41, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Sarah, Sister In Law, M, age 41, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS William Henry, Nephew, age 11, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

 1881 Census 160 Rockingham Lane, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield Rg11 4630

MYERS George, Head, M, age 53, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire  ( I think "George" is incorrect, I believe this to be Henry as other details fit, plus same address as 1891 )

MYERS Harriet, Wife, M, age 49, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Henry, Son, M, age 27, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Annie, Daughter, Un, age 19, Assists Her father Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Clara, Daughter, age 11, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Thomas, Son, age 14, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Charley, Son, age 1, Sheffield Yorkshire

166 - 168 Rockingham Lane Sheffield  - the Lane is still there but these houses were demolished circa 1941

 1891 Census 160 Rockingham Lane Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield RG12 3802

MYERS Henry, Head, M, age 63, Butcher Knife Hafter, Wath Yorkshire

MYERS Harriett, Wife, M, age 61, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Wilfred, Son, M, age 33, Scale ? Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

 1901 Census Ecclesall Union Workhouse, St Andrew, Sheffield  RG13 4360

MYERS Henry, Inmate, Widower, age 73, Retired Cutler Spring Knife, Sheffield Yorkshire

 Death Dec Qtr 1903 Ecclesall Bierlow Volume9c Page266

Myers, Harriet (Married, age 63). Died at 160 Rockingham Lane, Ecclesall Bierlow; Buried on September 23, 1893 in Unconsecrated ground;
Grave Number 10109, Section Z of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Myers, Henry (Butcher's Knife Hafter, age 75).
Died at Ecclesall Union Workhouse; Buried on October 22, 1903 in Unconsecrated ground;  Grave Number 10109, Section Z of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. 

JOHN MYERS (1832 -

JOHN2 MYERS (THOMAS1) was born 1832 in Sheffield.  He married SARAH MOSLEY 1851 in Sheffield.  She was born 1832 in Sheffield, and died before. 1881.

JOHN MYERS and SARAH MOSLEY: Married June Qtr 1851 Sheffield Volume22 Page544

 Children of JOHN MYERS and SARAH MOSLEY are:

                   i.    SARAH ANN3 MYERS, b. 1858, Sheffield.

                  ii.    WILLIAM HENRY MYERS, b. 1860, Sheffield Occupation: 1871, Table Knife Cutler

1851 Census, Broad Street, St John's, Sheffield HO 107 2341

BARKER Eliz'h, Head, Wid, age 58, Sheffield Yorkshire

BARKER Eliz'h, Daughter, Un, age 18, Sheffield Yorkshire

CUTT Mathew, Lodger, M, age 26, Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

CUTT Mary Ann, Wife, M, age 22, Sheffield Yorkshire

CUTT Sarah, Lodger, age 2, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS John, Lodger, Un, age 21, Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Chas, Lodger, age 10, Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

 1861 Census 87 Brightmore Street, St George, Sheffield RG9 3486

MYERS John, Head, M, age 30, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Sarah, Wife, M, age 30, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Sarah Ann, Daughter, age 3, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS William H, Son, age 7 Months, Sheffield Yorkshire

MOSLEY Henry, Wife's Brother, Un, age 35, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS George, Apprentice, age 13, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

1871 Census 83 (back of ) Flockton Road, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield Rg10 4672

MYERS Henry, Head, age 43, Butchery Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Harriett, Wife, M, age 39, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Henry, Son, age 15, Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Wilfred, Son, age 11, Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Annie Elizabeth, Daughter, age 7, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Thomas, Son, age 3, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Clara, Daughter, age 1, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS John, Brother, M, age 41, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Sarah, Sister In Law, M, age 41, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS William Henry, Nephew, age 11, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

 1881 Census 63 Sheldon Street, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield RG11 4636

MYERS John, Head, Widower, age 48, Table Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS William H, Son, Un, age 21, Table Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

(Living next door to Sarah Wildgoose & her family, then goes on to lodge with them in the 1891 Census)

 1891 Census 4ct 9 House, Eldon Street, St George's, Sheffield RG12 3815

WILDGOOSE Sarah, Head, Wid, age 63, Sheffield Yorkshire

WILDGOOSE William, Son, M, age 23, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

WILDGOOSE Ann, Daughter In Law, age 22, File Dresser, Sheffield Yorkshire

WILDGOOSE Emily, Daughter, age 4, Sheffield Yorkshire

WILDGOOSE John, Son, age 2, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS John, Lodger, S, age 54, Table Knife Cutler, Sheffield Yorkshire

WILLIAM MYERS (1834 -

WILLIAM2 MYERS (THOMAS1) was born 1834 in Sheffield Yorkshire, and died Bef. 1891.  He married (1) ELIZABETH OGDEN 1855 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.  She was born 1838 in Brampton, Derbyshire.  He married (2) CATHERINE BLAKE 1865 in Sheffield Yorkshire.  She was born 1823 in Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland, and died June 16, 1906 in Masborough, Rotherham, Yorkshire. 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM MYERS and ELIZABETH OGDEN: Marriage Sept Qtr 1855 Sheffield Volume 9c Page 323

Children of WILLIAM MYERS and ELIZABETH OGDEN are:

                   i.    ANN3 MYERS, b. 1856, Rotherham Yorkshire.

                  ii.    MARY MYERS, b. 1858, Rotherham Yorkshire.

Child of WILLIAM MYERS and CATHERINE BLAKE is:

                iii.            JOHN H3 MYERS, b. 1867, Masborough Yorkshire.

1851 Census Kimber New Road, Kimberworth, Masborough Yorkshire HO107 2344

MYERS Joseph, Head, M, age 28, Puddler, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

MYERS Harriet, Wife, M, age 26, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

MYERS William, Son, age 6, Scholar, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

MYERS Thomas, Son age 4, Scholar, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

MYERS Emly, Daughter, age 1, Rawmarsh Yorkshire

MYERS William, Cousin, Un, age 17, Under Puddler, Sheffield Yorkshire

 1861 Census 7 Boot & Shoe Yard, Rotherham Yorkshire RG9 3503

MYERS William, Head, M, age 26, Pudler, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Elizabeth, Wife, M, age 23, Derby Brampton

MYERS Ann, Daughter, age 5, Rotherham Yorkshire

MYERS Mary, Daughter, age 3, Rotherham Yorkshire

Flint Elizabeth, Servant, Un, age 19, General Servant, Rotherham Yorkshire

1871 Census 26 Union Street, Kimberworth, Masborough Yorkshire

MYERS William, Head, M, age 37, Iron Forger, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Catherine, Wife, M, age 47, Ireland

Wasnidge Edward, Son, Un, age 20, Stove Fitter, Sheffield Yorkshire

Wasnidge William, Son, age 15, Forge Boy, Masbro Yorkshire

MYERS Mary, Daughter, age 13, Scholar, Masbro Yorkshire

MYERS John H, Son, age 4, Masbro Yorkshire

1881 Census 26 Union Street, Kimberworth, Masborough Yorkshire RG11 4677

MYERS William, Head, M, age 49, Forge Man Iron, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Kate, Wife, M, age 59, Ireland

Wasnidge Edward, Son, Un, age 30, Stove Grate Fitter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS John H, Son, age 14, Assistant At Steel Works, Masborough Yorkshire

1891 Census 26 Union Street, Kimberworth, Rotherham Yorkshire Rg12 3850

WASNIDGE Edward, Head, S, age 40, Stove Fitter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Catherine, Mother, Widow, age 63, Ireland

WASNIDGE William, Brother, S, age 36, Puddler, Masbro Yorkshire

1901 Census 26 Union Street, Rotherham, Masborough Yorkshire Rg13 4396

MEYERS Catherine, Head, Widow, age 78, Ballenrobe Ireland

WASNAGE William, Son, S, age 44, Steel Furnacer, Rotherham Yorkshire

 THOMAS MYERS (1842 - 1924)

THOMAS2 MYERS (THOMAS1) was born December 27, 1842 in Sheffield, and died October 9, 1924 in Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.  He married HARRIET STYLES January 21, 1866 in The Parish Church, Sheffield, daughter of GEORGE STYLES.  She was born 1840.

Marriages Mar 1866 MYERS Thomas Sheffield 9c 364 STYLES Harriott Sheffield

Thomas Residence: 1866, Robert Street, Sheffield Harriet Residence: 1866, Spring Lane, Sheffield

 Children of THOMAS MYERS and HARRIET STYLES are:

                   i.    ANN3 MYERS, b. 1867, Sheffield.

                  ii.    ERNEST MYERS, b. 1869, Sheffield.

1851 Census Ct 2 Leicester Street, Sheffield HO107 2339

MYERS Henry, Head, M, age 22, Spring Knife Cutler, Yorks Sheffield

MYERS Hariot, Wife, M, age 20, Yorks Sheffield

MYERS George, Son, age 5 months, Yorks Sheffield

MYERS Thomas, Son, age 8, Yorks Sheffield   ( I assume this Thomas to be Henry's brother, not son as stated )

1861 Census 9 Leicester Street, Sheffield, RG9 3285

MYERS Henry, Head, M, age 31, Butchers Knife Hafter, Wath Yorkshire

MYERS Hariot, Wife, M, age 30, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS George, Son, age 10, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Henry, Son, age 6, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS James, Son, age 4, Scholar, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Wilfred, Son, age 11 Months, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Thomas, Brother, age 18, Apprentice Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS George, Nephew, age 14, Apprentice Butchers Knife Hafter, Sheffield Yorkshire

DRABBLE John, Father In Law, age 56, Pen Knife Cutler, Sheffield Y

1871 Census Bk of 39 in Court, Monmouth Street, Ecclesall, Sheffield RG10 4670

MYERS Thomas, Head, M, age 28, Joiner, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Harriet, Wife, M, age 31, Guildford Surrey

MYERS Ann, Daughter, age 4, Sheffield Yorkshire

MYERS Ernest, Son, age 2, Sheffield Yorkshire

The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1874.  Daughter Anne is listed with a second name of "Isles" on shipping documentation.  They settled in Wellington where Thomas operated a business as a picture frame maker and art dealer.

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Burial: October 12, 1924, Park Island Cemetery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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This information was supplied by Paula J. Myers (Edward's great great great granddaughter) to whom my thanks are given. As with the rest of the site any mistakes are mine and mine alone  

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