Mary Mayo

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 29/12/2019
© Christine Gambles

Mary Mayo



Mary was baptised on 18th November 1813 at St Nicolas Church Newbury and was the daughter of Amos & Sarah Butson (nee Harrison) who were married on 30th July 1805 at St John Horsleydown Southwark.


Mary’s siblings were:

Hannah born 15th June 1806, baptised 19th October 1806 in Thatcham, buried 5th April 1809 in Thatcham

Amos born 15th April 1808, baptised 12th March 1809 in Thatcham

John Marson born 24th February 1810, baptised 23rd December 1810 in Thatcham

Francis born c1812, died aged 4, buried 21st May 1816



Francis baptised 31st May 1816 at St Nicolas Church Newbury


Mary married William Mayo in 1838 in Newbury.

Marriage details:

Date: 19th March 1838? Place: St Nicolas Church Newbury?

Groom: William Mayo, of Full Age, Bachelor, occ: Servant, of Newbury?

Bride: Mary Butson, of Full Age, Spinster, of Newbury?

Groom's Father: John Totty Mayo, occ: Sexton of this parish?

Bride's Father: Amos Butson, occ: Coachman?

Witnesses: John Mayo and John Totty Mayo?

Both Bride and Groom signed their names


William & Mary had the following children (who were all born in Newbury):

John Totty born 1838

Mary Jane born 1839??

Sarah born 1841??

Robert born 1843, died 1844 aged 1, buried 26/8/1844

William born 1844??

Thomas born 1846, died 1848 aged 2, buried as Thomas Totty 17/5/1848

Amos born 1847, died 1848 aged 9 months, buried 10/6/1848

Thomas born 1851, died1859 aged 8, buried 12/9/1859 ??

Alice born 1853??

Francis Butson born 1856, died 1864 aged 7, buried 19/2/1864


In 1841 William, Mary and their children were living in Northbrook Street Newbury, Mary’s mother Sarah, was also living with them.

In 1851 William, Mary and their children were living in the parish of St Nicolas and William was working as an Auctioneers Porter.


In 1861 the family were living in Caroline Place Newbury and William was working as a Labourer. Mary’s widowed mother was again living with the family at this time.

In 1871 William & Mary were recorded living in the parish of St Nicolas and William was again recorded working as an Auctioneers Porter.

William died in 1875 and was buried on 17th April at Newtown Road Cemetery.

Mary died in 1877 and was buried on 3rd October at Newtown Road Cemetery


Christine Gambles - 9th December 2019


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