- 1778-1920 (Creation)
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The Myers family were a family of carpenters, joiners and builders based in and around the village of Wheldrake, Yorkshire. In 1778-1779 John Myers was employed in the rebuilding of Wheldrake parish church. John was probably the father or brother of William Myers who in 1786 married Alice Burton at Wheldrake and had at least three sons; Richard baptised in 1795, Mark baptised in 1800, and Benjamin baptised in 1803.
In 1822 Mark Myers married Mary Pottage and his profession was recorded as ‘carpenter’ at the baptism of their son William in 1830 and in the 1841 census of England and Wales. The 1851 census records Mark Myers, then aged 51, as a carpenter, along with two of his sons, William, born c.1830, and Edward, born c.1834. By 1861 Mark was a Master Carpenter employing two men and his son William was a carpenter Journeyman, rising to become a Master Carpenter by 1881. In 1892 William Myers, carpenter, was listed in Bulmers Directory of professions and trades for Wheldrake.
The 1891 census shows William and his wife Esther occupying a ‘Joiner’s shop and house’ in Wheldrake with their daughters Alice and Florence and their son George, age 21, also a carpenter. It is almost certainly this George Myers who is listed in the 1905 Kelly’s Directory for Wheldrake as a joiner and wheelwright.
The last available census in 1911 shows George, a self-employed joiner, still living in the village with his wife Hetty and their two children.
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