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INTRODUCTION

May Family

Descendant Tree of
James May 1749
1749 James May 1786 Joseph May
1814 James May 1845 Harry May
1859 William May 1882 Lewis May
1881 Frederick Charles May RN service
1884 Emily May 1887 William May
1889 Arthur May 1890 George May
1897 Ernest May 1899 Mabel Elsie May

St Mary's, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire - photo by John Dove

The known descendants of James May b. 1749

A special thank you is due to Yvonne Todd for all the information about the Mays which she has given to my father and to me from her own extensive researches.

This includes some documents which may or may not be relevant to the above Mays:

A sale by James May to John Hannam of land at Bullock's Farm in the Tything of Hillside in the Parish of Odiham in the County of Southampton on 14 December 1781. 20 acres for 5 shillings! I think maybe it was a lease rather than a sale.

An apprenticeship of Joseph May son of James May of Rye Common, Odiham. Hampshire, to William Booth, bookseller, publisher, binder and stationer of 5 Duke St, Marylebone, Middlesex, for a period of 5 years from 1 January 1818. The cost to James May was 49.

A Lease and Release of the Manor Farm of Bullock's to Edward May and James May 0n 22nd and 23rd May 1775

The Will of Edward May Yeoman of Rye Common, Odiham, Southampton (Hampshire)leaving everything to his wife Ann, dated 1 November 1827, together with a declaration by Ann May dated 9 October 1837 that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased Edward May do not amount to more than 1500

The story of a May family who emigrated from Chieveley, Berkshire to Utah in 1852