THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM MYERS (1766-1803)
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
THOMAS MYERS (my great great great grandfather) who was born on 23rd February 1803, was baptised at the church in Laughton En Le Morthen a month later on 27th March 1803. He was the son of my great great great great grandparents (x4) WILLIAM and ELIZABETH MYERS (nee BRAMHALL). WILLIAM and ELIZABETH were married at what is now Sheffield Cathedral on 3rd February 1789.
THOMAS MYERS had six brothers and sisters all of whom were older than THOMAS
WILLIAM - born 1789 in Wombwell Yorkshire. He married a HANNAH HOBSON in 1811. He died in 1873
JOHN - born 21 May 1791 in Laughton En Le Morthen. John married in 1812 a SARAH CROSSLAND
EDWARD - born 20November 1792 in Laughton En Le Morthen. He was baptised in the same church as Thomas on 5th January 1793. Edward married more than once. One of his wife's, possibly his second was called MARY MOUNTAIN. They were married on 15th April 1816 in Rotherham. Mary, who was the same age as her husband was born in the Greaseborough (Rotherham) area of what is now South Yorkshire. Traditionally, the Myers family business was Tailoring but EDWARD was the exception to the rule as he became a Potter by trade. Edward and Mary had a large family of at least twelve some of whom moved to the Hunslet area of Leeds in later life. Edward died in 1865
JOSEPH - born 7th November 1794 in Laughton En Le Morthen. He married a ANN MAWSON in 1815 but died nineteen years later 1834 in Rawmarsh, Rotherham. He was buried on 29th March 1834 in St Mary's Church, Rawmarsh, Yorkshire.
FRANCIS - was born on 1st November 1797 in Laughton En Le Morthen. and christened at at the local Parish Church in Laughton En Le Morthen on 5th January 1798. Like his older brother EDWARD he had more than one wife, one of who was MARY BELK who he married in 1822. He died in 1883 at the age of 85 in Rotherham (GRO REF December quarter 1883 Rotherham Vol 9c Page 389). He was buried on 9th December at All Saints Parish Church, Wath on Dearne. All through his life he had been a farmer in the Wombwell area
ANN the only daughter, was born on 29th June 1800 in Laughton En Le Morthen
William also had an elder brother called EDWARD MYERS who married a woman called MARTHA EATON on 2nd July 1787 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
Edward and Martha also had a son called THOMAS who was born late 1802 in the Masborough area of Rotherham. He married a woman called ELIZABETH TURNER and is the first cousin of my great great great grandfather who was also called THOMAS. The Thomas Myers who married Elizabeth is of course the nephew of William and Elizabeth Myers (grandparents x4). It gets rather complicated!
WILLIAM (1766-1803) and EDWARD MYERS (1761-1826) were the sons of FRANCIS and SARAH MYERS nee EMERSON. WILLIAM was born in Wombwell in 1766 (christened Parish Church, Darfield, Yorkshire 21st September 1766) and died in Laughton En Le Morthen in 1803. His wife ELIZABETH survived him by another nineteen years before dying in 1822. He died in the same year as my great great great grandfather THOMAS was born. For the previous ten years a local trade directory gives WILLIAM's occupation as tailor
The above painting shows the Parish Church of St Peter in Sheffield in 1793 four years after my grandparents (x4) wedding
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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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