The Tyrer Family from Lancashire

See the Tyrer Family Tree (plus the Tyrers of Prescot, The Tyrers of Formby and the various Tyrer branches of Knowsley/Huyton from 1579)

See the Tyrer Census Transcripts

See the Parish Register Transcripts  of Huyton, Prescot and Formby

See Map of the area with reference to the Tyrer name.

Plus more details of the Tyrers of Prescot as I think I have found the link that joins them.  And the Tyrers of Formby




Firstly, I must thank Lily Tyrer (sadly now deceased), youngest daughter of Henry Tyrer born 1881, who sent me two or three very helpful letters and gave me all Henry’s children and their dates of birth etc., and to Charles Tyrer, grandson of Henry’s youngest brother Charles Tyrer, born 1887, for many emails full of helpful advice and shared research, to Rob O’Brien, who researched Anthony Tyrer’s family for me up in the Liverpool area; and most recently to Ron Ferguson for further research into the same branch.

‘Our’ Tyrer family seems to be descended from one Anthony Tyrer, Innkeeper of Knowsley born about 1664.  However, I am hopeful that I will soon be able to expand this tree both backwards and sideways. There are many other Tyrers in the area prior to this date including another Anthony Tyrer, baptised on 5th December 1609 at Huyton, a husbandman of Knowsley who left a will proved in 1679.  He was the son of one of two John Tyrers of Knowsley. I cannot distinguish between the two at this time!  But he was also the grandson of an even earlier Anthony Tyrer; the elder who left a will dated 30th Marc, 1630 16. He listed sons John, William and a daughter Parnella plus grand children and base born sons of his sons John and William.  Sadly the burials are missing in Huyton for the years 1630 – 1636 so I cannot locate his burial record. I have added this branch onto the top of the family tree, listing all the people that he mentions in his will.  Quite how this branch fits with ours is unclear, but there is only one generation between them and if we were not missing baptism records, I am sure they would connect. A later John Tyrer husbandman of Knowsley left a will dated 1695.  There are Johns of Huyton and Johns of Knowsley all having children at the same era and a William Tyrer, wheelwright having children in Prescot in the early 1700s including his son Anthony Tyrer, plumber and glazer born in 1727 (as opposed to “our” Anthony Tyrer, plumber and glazer born in 1792, son of Richard!).  In fact here are groups and families of Tyrers in the neighbouring areas of Huyton [by Roby], Knowsley, Tarbock, Prescot, Sutton, Walton and Eccleston St Helens, plus a little bit further north in Formby, Altcar and Aughton.  See map.  Although it is very confusing at the moment, I have found it easier to sub-divide the trees into three:  the Tyrers of Huyton, Prescot and Formby in order to get a clearer picture. The early Tyrers that were living in Knowsley appear to be served by the parish churches of Huyton and/or Prescot St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s Knowsley was not built until 1843 and registers there began in 1844.   

I have added a sheet of small family trees that make up most of the early Tyrer branches in and around Huyton and Knowsley that may connect with our tree (at least one of them does – just not sure how yet!). The earliest Tyrer baptism in the Huyton registers appears to be 1579.  I have numbered the branches in order of possible age based on the dates of their children and added a key at the bottom with all the numbered fathers to show a possible relationship. There is a pattern which could suggest some of them are brothers, but equally a younger “brother” could be the son of an older brother!  Nobody ever said this was easy!!



Anthony Tyrer born abt 1664 (going by the dates of his first known child) was an Innkeeper of Knowsley.  He married Felicity or Phelicia (as she was named in his will dated 1754)  although the marriage has not been found as yet.  They had the following children 1, 2.

Jane Tyrer b abt 1684
                       m 19.4.1704 Huyton to Thomas Jackson
Anthony Tyrer b 8.3.1685/6 Huyton
                               m 11.6.1707 Huyton to Dorothy Skeath
                               bur 10.12.1707 Huyton
Richard Tyrer bp 20.11.1688 Huyton
                               bur 7.10.1693 Huyton
William Tyrer bp 20.11.1688 Huyton
                               bur 2.2.1690 Huyton
William Tyrer bp 30.12.1690 Huyton
                               d before 1698
Thomas Tyrer bp 14.1.1691/2 Huyton
Mary Tyrer bp 25.1.1693/4 Huyton                                                                                                                                                                                                           bur 8.3.1696 Huyton                                                                                                                                                                                Richard Tyrer bp 12.7.1696 Prescot                                                                                                                                                                        William Tyrer bp 8.12.1698 Huyton                                                                                                                                                                                                               (m 31.10.1721 Huyton to Margert Guy ??)
John Tyrer (fisherman) b 1.5.1701 Knowsley
                                              bp 11.5.1701 Huyton
                                              m 20.2.1721 Formby to Margery Barton
                                              d abt 1776 (admon)
Henry Tyrer bp 4.4.1703 Huyton
                            bur 6.4.1703 Huyton
Mary Tyrer bp 16.3.1707 Huyton
                         bur 9.9.1725 Huyton

Anthony left a will dated 18th December, 1724 in which he named his wife Phelicia and children Jane JacksonThomas, William, John, Richard and Mary.  He died in 1729 and was buried at Huyton on 23th April 1729. The will was proved on 26th June 1730.  Before I saw this will I thought there was only one son called Richard that had died in 1693.  Looking for the surviving Richard, I found that he was baptized in prescot unlike the rest of his siblings. I have no idea why this should be.  The only entry I can find for Felicity is a burial on 14th March, 1745/6 at prescot which was here she was living 3 .


Thomas Tyrer born in 1691 could potentially be the same Thomas that married Hannah Cooper on 1st January, 1722/3 at Prescot. See the Prescot Tyrer family and the accompanying family tree.  This Thomas had a son Anthony in 1724/25 at Prescot and he could potentially be a cousin of Anthony Tyrer, fisherman. 

William Tyrer born in 1698 may or may not have married Margery Guy of Kirkby on 31st October, 1721 at Huyton 4.  I can find no children for the couple nor can I find a burial for Margery.  This William could also be the William, wheelwright that had four children including a son Anthony at Prescot with a Mary from 1722. I can find no marriage with a Mary!! But it is possible and would mean that his son and his brother John’s son Anthony, below, were cousins. 

John Tyrer was born on 1st May and baptised on 11th May, 1701 at Huyton by Roby, the fourth surviving son of Anthony and Felicia  He was a Fisherman and Yeoman and married Margery Barton (possibly the daughter of William Barton of Huyton) on 20th February, 1721 at Formby 4.
John and Margery had the following children at Formby 4;

Elizabeth Tyrer bp 31.12.1721 Formby
                                   bur 10.6.1723 Formby
Felicia Tyrer b 7.3.1722, bp 17.3.1722 Formby
                                m 7.8.1745 Formby to Richard Rymer
Anthony Tyrer (Fisherman) b 9.6.1725, bp 13.6.1725 Formby
                                                        m 20.7.1756 St Mary, Walton to Margery Kennion
                                                        bur 9.5.1776 (fever) Walton-on-the-Hill Formby chapel
Elizabeth Tyrer b 25.9.1727, bp 29.9.1727 Formby
                                 m 21.11.1772 Formby to Joseph Runcorn
Ellen Tyrer b 15.8.1730, bp 16.8.1730 Formby
                           m abt 1752 to James Much
                           d 5.11.1784, bur 10.11.1784 Walton
John Tyrer b 5.10.1732, bp 7.10.1732 Formby
                         bur 8.1.1733 Formby

John was living at Ravem Meals, Formby in 1737 according to  a document citing him in relation to a lease 5 .

John died some time between 1772 and 1776 when there appears a letter of Administration dated 17th May, 1776 referring to the late John Tyrer of Formby, Yeoman. This names a William Tyrer of Formby, possibly his brother,  his daughter Elizabeth Runcorn and her husband  Joseph Runcorn (married 21st November, 1772) and a James Longton (thought to be the James Longton of Green Lane, possibly the father of Catherine Longton who married James Tyrer, John’s grandson).  John’s wife Margery had died in 1759 and was buried at Formby on 25th December, 1759 4.    There is a John Tyrer who died in 1776 of fever, but he is clearly listed in the Formby registers as a blacksmith 4 [see the Tyrers of Formby tree] and I can can find no burial the other John. 



Anthony Tyrer born in 1725 was a Fisherman, Haws and Husbandman. He was baptised on 13th June, 1725 at Formby St Peter 4.   He married Margery Kennion (possibly the daughter of James Kenyon) on 20th July, 1756 at Walton (Their marriage banns stated that he was a bachelor and therefore had NOT married Elizabeth Tongue in 1745 as many ancestry public member trees have stated – I believe this marriage maybe attributed to a cousin Anthony – see the Tyrers of Prescot).  
According to the Formby registers, Anthony was a fisherman. He had the following children (no mother is mentioned in the Formby registers);4

John Tyrer (Blacksmith) bp 18.9.1757 Formby
                                                 bur 2.4.1826 Formby (age 68)
James Tyrer (Farmer) bp 2.3.1760 Formby
                                             m 24.12.1792 Walton to
Catherine Longton           
                                             bur 22.3.1830 Formby Chapel (will 1830)
Thomas Tyrer bp 23.5.1762 Formby
                                6 7.8.1834 Formby 6 , bur 10.8.1834 Formby
Richard Tyrer bp 25.12.1764 Formby
                               bur 31.01.1765 Formby
Ellen Tyrer bp 26.1.1766 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                                m 4.10.1794 Walton to Richard Rimmer
Richard Tyrer (plumber/glazier) bp 29.10.1769 Formby
                                                                 m 11.7.1791 Man Cathedral to
Sarah Butterworth
                                                                 bur 16.5.1833 Prescot

Anthony Tyrer appears to have died of fever was buried on 9th May, 1776 at Formby Chapel4.  However, he made an Indenture of Lease on 4th May, 1767 between himself, a husbandman and John Formby of Formby.  The body of this rather long indenture refers to himself as being about 42, his son John being 10 and his son James being 7 and mentions his wife Margery.  This all confirms the identities above.

Margery, his widow died on 25th February 1817 aged 90 and buried at Formby on 27th 4.  She left left her own will in dated 1815 (proved in 1817) and refers to other sons Thomas and Richard, plumber and glazier.  Again this confirms the identity of Richard in association with Margery and Anthony.
There is another
Anthony Tyrer, plumber and glazier of Prescot  who left a will dated 1779; proved 1790 [see the Tyrers of Prescot tree].  Are they related?  I am suspicious they may be cousins, this other Anthony was born in 1727, just two years later and my theory is outlined in the Tyrers of Prescot page. 


James Tyrer born 1760 was the second son of Anthony and Margery.  He was a farmer and married Catherine Longton (possibly the daughter of James Longton of Green Lane) on 24th December, 1792 at Walton.   They had just one son;

Anthony Tyrer baptised on 15th December, 1793 at Formby.  Anthony was also a farmer and married Betty Rimmer on 26th February, 1815 at Formby. They went on to have eight children between 1816 and 1832 all baptised at Formby apart from the youngest; John Tyrer born in Liverpool, also a farmer.  Anthony died that year in Liverpool and was buried on 19th May, 1832 at Formby 4, 6 .  His father James had died 2 years earlier and was buried at Formby on 22nd March 1830, aged 70 4, 6.  Another Anthony Tyrer, the grandson of Anthony and Betty was born in 1853, the son of John mentioned above above.  He was a carter in Liverpool and died in unfortunate circumstances in 1882 15

Anthony was buried on 13th April, 1882 4

Richard Tyrer , born in 1769 was a plumber ad glazier. He married Sarah Butterworth (daughter of John Butterworth and Mary Duckworth) on 11th July, 1791 at Manchester Cathedral.  Richard was a plumber and Glazier.  He and Sarah had the following children all baptised at Prescot St. Mary 3 :

Anthony Tyrer (painter/glazer) b 26.11.1792, bp 2.12.1792 Prescot
                                                               m1 23.2.1812 Liverpool St Peters to
Martha Bostock
                                                               m2 [no marriage]
Sarah Bostock, formerly Makin (widow of John Bostock) 
                                                               d 16.5.1861 Whiston Union workhouse
                                                               bur 19.5.1861 Prescot

Ellen Tyrer b 20.7.1794, bp 10.8.1794 Prescot
John Tyrer b 17.11.1796, bp 11.12.1794 Prescot                                                                                                                                                                                       bur 31.3.1802 Prescot
Thomas Tyrer (toolmaker) b 13.3.1799, bp 31.3.1799 Prescot
                                                     m 18.10.1818 All Saints, Rainford to
Ann Hornby
                                                     d 1871 Whiston Union, bur 15.9.1871 Prescot                                                                                                            Mary Tyrer b 11.12.1801, bp 25.12.1801 Prescot
                          bur 2.5.1871 Prescot (unmarried)

Margery Tyrer b 23.6.1804 bp 15.7.1804 Prescot
                               m 11.12.1834 Toxteth Park to
Thomas Willis (watchmaker)
                               d 1878 Prescot

Ann Tyrer b 14.10.1806, bp 2.11.1806 Prescot                                                                                                                                                                                       bur 11.11.1807 Prescot

Ann Tyrer b 28.7.1808, bp 21.8.1808 Prescot                                                                                                                                                                                      bur 29.7.1808 Prescot
Richard Tyrer (watchmaker/parcel carrier) b 5.1.1811, bp 16.1.1811 Prescot
                                                                                      bur 22.3.1873 Prescot (unmarried)
Sarah Tyrer (parcel carrier) bp 24.10.1813 Prescot
                                                        d 14.3.1885, bur 17.3.1885 Prescot (unmarried)
Jane Tyrer bp 23.2.1816 Prescot                                                                                                                                                                                                              bur 25.12.1816 Prescot
Elizabeth Tyrer bp 11.4.1819 Prescot                                                                                                                                                                                                                bur 8.12.1833 Prescot 

Richard died aged 63 in 1833 and was buried o 16th May, 1833 at St. Mary’s  Prescot. His widow Sarah died on 28th February 1841 aged 68and was also buried at St. Mary’s Prescot on 3rd March 3



Anthony Tyrer was born on 26th November, 1792 at Prescot 3, the eldest son of Richard and Sarah..  He was a painter and glazer and he married Martha Bostock on 23rd February, 1812 at St. Peter’s, Liverpool. Again,   Martha and Anthony had six children all but one baptised at Prescot St. Mary 3

Ann Tyrer bp 21.11.1813 Prescot
Ellen Tyrer bp 26.11.1815 Prescot
George Tyrer (Packer) bp 10.5.1818 Prescot
                                               m 1841 Man Cath to
Elizabeth Dodson                                                                                                                                                                       d 1860 Chorlton on Medlock
Jane Tyrer bp 9.4.1820 Prescot
                         m 20.7.1841 Man Cath to
James Dodson
Sarah Tyrer bp 20.7.1823 Prescot
                           m 5.11.1849 Manchester St Johns to 
John Ellis (Thanks to Ron for this information)                                                                                        d 1899 Chorlton on Medlock           
Charlotte Tyrer bp 2 Oct 1831 Manchester  8 .                                                                                                                                                                                                           m 11.9.1860 Manchester St. John to William Hancock8 

Martha appears to have died by the time of the 1841 census. I had thought that she had died in the 2nd Quarter of 1840 but that record turned out to be that of a child.  Later that year on 14th August, 1840, Christiana Bostock was born to Sarah Bostock but with no mention of a father.  She was baptised on 13th September as the illegitimate daughter of Sara Bostock.  The father may or may not be Anthony.  In the 1841 census Anthony is living with daughter Jane at Whitfield Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool (HO107/567/8/48). At the same address are Ann Bostock 17, Betsy Bostock 19 and
Richard Bostock 11 9.  They may be related to Martha or to John Bostock, Sarah’s husband who had died in 1832. 
By the time of the 1851 Census, Anthony was father to 10 year old Christiana and living with Sarah as husband and wife 9
Sarah (nee Makin)  was previously married to John Bostock from 21st June 1824 to March 10, until 1832 when John died. (Were Martha and John Bostock related?)      During that time they had five children  but only a son Peter Bostock bp 14.5.1826 Prescot St. Mary survived to adulthood. Although Charles Tyrer, researcher Rob O’Brien and myself have searched, we can find no marriage for Sarah and Anthony.
The following are their children although the latter two only attributed to Anthony and Sarah:

Christiana Tyrer b 14.8.1840 Prescot (illegitimate, to Sarah Bostock) 3  10                                                                                                                                         bp 13.9.1840 St. Mary’s Prescot                                                                                                                                                                                           m 10.4.1859 Man Cathedral to James Holden
Elizabeth Tyrer b 16.11.1842 bp 1.1.1843 Prescot

Anthony Bostock Tyrer (labourer) b 4.2.1845 bp 23.3.1845 St. Mary, Walton
                                                                      m 12.3.1866 Liverpool to
Elizabeth Meredith 
                                                                      d 24.4.1900 Everton

In 1851 the family lived at 201 Rice Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool  (HO107/219 /31A) 9. It appears that Sarah died on 25th December 1860 at the Everton Union Workhouse 10 and was buried at Toxteth Park Cemetery on 28th December 8.  She is “Sarah Bostock”, widow so that would explain why there was no marriage. Anthony died on 16th May, 1861  at Whiston Union Workhouse, aged 68 of bronchitis 10. He was buried on 19th May at Prescot St. Mary 3 .

Richard Tyrer, born on 5th January, 1811 was the forth son of Richard Tyrer, plumber and Sarah Butterworth. He was a watchmaker in the 1841 Census and  was living at Hillock Street, Prescot with his sister Sarah Tyrer and two children: Frederick Tyrer, b 1834 and James Tyrer, b 1836 9 .
However, by the 1851 Census, at the same address, it became clear that these boys were Richard’s nephews.   It is now known that James was baptized on 25 October, 1835, the illegitimate son of Sarah Tyrer of Prescot. Another unmarried sister, Mary (born 1801) also lived with them and upon searching the Lanc opc, I found that the likely entry for Frederick Tyrer: baptised on 28th January, 1834 at Collegiate Manchester, the son of Mary Tyrer of Prescot and William Fletcher of Liverpool, a book keeper3. In the 1861 census, again at Hillock Street, sister Sarah is not present; she was living by herself at  St Helen’s Road, Eccleston, as she was also in 1871. In 1881 Sarah was living with her nephew, Thomas Willis (the son of her sister Margery Tyrer, born 1804, and Thomas Willis watchmaker, who married in 1834)Sarah was a parcel carrier [her great great granddaughter confirmed that she was a parcel carrier for a jeweller, which make sense seeing as her brother Richard, her brother-in-law Thomas Willis and her nephews Thomas Willis and Richard Tyrer Willis were all watchmakers. Another brother Thomas Tyrer, born 1799 was a watch toolmaker].  The three siblings Mary, Richard and Sarah died unmarried; Mary in 1871, buried 2nd May in Prescot, Richard in 1873 and was buried on 22nd March in Prescot and Sarah on 14th March 1885 at Carvers Yard, Prescot, buried on 17th March, also in Prescot 3. Sarah left a will dated 1883 in which she named her nephew Richard Tyrer Willis as one of her executors. 



Anthony Bostock Tyrer was  born on 4th February, 1845 at Walton-on-the-Hill, son of Anthony Tyrer and Sarah Bostock (nee Makin).  He was a labourer and in 1861 he was living at 37 Mould Street, Liverpool with James and with James and Mary Stubbs  9..   He married Elizabeth Meredith, daughter of Edward Meredith, fisherman and Eliza Fagan, on 12th March 1866 at Liverpool 10.. They were still living at 37 Mould Street in 1871 with their first three children 9.
They had eleven children, baptized at various churches in Everton or Kirkdale apart from the youngest two that I cannot find  7,8 :

William Edward Tyrer b 2.6.1867 Everton, bp 9.3.1868 Liverpool St Peter
Sarah Tyrer b 7.3.1869, bp 12.7.1869 Liverpool St Peter
                           m 4.2.1905 Birkdale to
 Harry Pringle Ball
Edward Tyrer (Sawyer) b 15.2.1871 Everton, bp 25.12.1871 Liverpool
                                                 m1 1893 Liverpool All Saints to
Louisa Doughty                                                                                                                                                   m2 24.8.1913 Christchurch Everton to Lena Clara Beaty
Eliza Tyrer b 27.3.1873 Everton bp 7.4.1873 Liverpool
                        m 3.7.1897
Christchurch Everton to Francis Crawford Leahey
                         d 1951 bur Anfield ?
Elizabeth Tyrer b 1875 Everton, bp 21.6.1875 Kirkdale St Mary
Christina Tyrer b 1877 Everton, bp 23.4.1877 Kirkdale St Mary
                                 m 24.9.1900 Christchurch Everton to
William James Tollitt
                                 d 1952, bur 27.4.1952 Anfield
Richard Tyrer (Brass Dresser) b 1879 Everton, bp 16.1.1879 Kirkdale St Mary
                                                            m 14.4.1906 Liverpool St Peter to
Jane Halliday
Henry Tyrer (Boiler Makers labourer) b 20.2.1881 Everton, bp 3.3.1881 Kirkdale St Mary 11
                                                                         m 23.5.1908 Walton to
 Maria Needham 10                                                                                                                              d 1931 Walton
Emily Tyrer b 12.4.1883 Everton, bp12.4.1883 Christchurch, Everton                   
                         d bef 1891                                                            

Thomas Tyrer b 9.1885 Everton
                              m 5.12.1909 West Derby to
 Edith May Donnelly
Charles Tyrer (Ship’s Fireman) b 23.11.1887 Everton
                                                             m 4.12.1910 Kirkdale to
Christina Hodgson Price
                                                             d 18.8.1953 Walton Hospital

  Elizabeth Tyrer nee Meredith


In 1881 the family were living at 125 Buckingham Street, Everton, Lancs and by the time of the 1891 census they had moved to 131 Buckingham Street, Everton 9 .  Anthony Bostock Tyrer died at 115 Buckingham Street on 24th April 1900 aged 53 10 .  This was where Elizabeth, widowed, was living with her four youngest sons in 1901 9 .   At the time of the 1911 Census Elizabeth was living at the same address but this time with her daughter Christiana and her sin-in-law James Tollitt who was a grain weigher at Liverpool docks, and their four children. 

Elizabeth died on 13th December 1930 aged 79 at 126 Smithdown Road, Toxteth Park. The cause of death was reported as senile dementia and her daughter-in-law Edith Tyrer, wife of her son Thomas, was in attendance 10.


Henry Tyrer was born on 20th February, 1881 at 125 Buckingham Street, Everton, son of Anthony Bostock Tyrer and Elizabeth Meredith10.  He was baptized on 3rd march, 11881 at St. Mary, Kirkdale 8. He was a boiler maker’s labourer Henry and his family had moved to 131 Buckingham Street by the time of the 1891 census and again to 115 Buckingham Street by the time of the 1901 census 9. He married Maria Needhamdaughter of John Needham and Ann Sneath, on 23rd May, 1908 Walton-on-the-Hill 10.  They were both living in Buchanan Road at the time.  They had nine children, all born in Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool, although sadly 5 died as babies or under 2  8 ,13 .  

Annie Tyrer b 27.9.1908 Walton on the Hill
                          m 20.9.1930 St Lukes, Walton to
William Robert Evans 10                                                                                                                                    d 15.2.1975 Birkenhead Hospital 
Henry Francis Tyrer b 1909 Walton On the Hill                                                                                                                                                                                                   d 1912, bur 16.4.1912 Kirkdale Cemetery aged 2        

Elizabeth Tyrer b 12.1911 Walton on the Hill                                                                                                                                                                                                  d 1911, bur 23.12.1911 Kirkdale Cemetery aged 4 hrs 
Ellen Tyrer b 9.1912 Walton on the Hill                                                                                                                                                                                                   d 1912, bur 24.7.1912 Kirkdale Cemetery aged 3 weeks
Lily Tyrer b 9.1913 Walton on the Hill  d ?
John Henry Tyrer b 16.1.1914 Walton on the Hill
                                      m 1938 to
Lilian Stevenson                                                                                                                                                                                    d 1986                                                                                                                                                                                                Arthur Tyrer b 1915 Walton of the Hill                                                                                                                                                                                                d 1917, bur 5.5.1917 Kirkdale Cemetery aged 17 months

Alan Tyrer b 1918 Walton on the Hill
                        m 11.5.1944 to
Doris Hanning, div 1961
                        d 1976
Lily Tyrer b 1921 Walton on the Hill
                      m 1952 to
 Harold Pritchard
                      d 1994 Walton


     Henry and Maria Tyrer with children Annie and                                           Henry c1910

The photograph opposite is of Henry and Maria Tyrer with their two youngest children; Annie and Henry who died aged around 2 years old.

Note that Henry is wearing a George V hat –  this a good clue as to the date of the photo being taken in 1910 when George V succeeded his father Edward VII on the throne.

At the time of the 1911 census Maria was living with her two youngest children Annie and Henry and her brother John Needham at 10 Ismay Street while her husband Henry was working away as a corrugated iron worker in South Wales 9.  Weirdly, two of the children’s burials give different address from Ismay Street, where I know they lived throughout; 137 St Domingo Road in December 1911 and Walton Road, Kirkdale in May 1917, both very close to Ismay Street. I have no idea why, unless Maria was staying with relatives at these times. These children were definitely registered with the mother’s maiden name as Needham so I have no doubt that they were Henry and Maria’s children. 

Henry died in 1931 at 10 Ismay Street, Walton-on-the-Hill was buried on 20th May, 1931 at Kirkdale cemetery 8 .  His widow Maria remained at 10 Ismay street with her daughter Lily and her brother John Needham. They were still living there during the time of the 1939 register 14.  Maria died in 1957 and was buried on 21st February, 1957 also at Kirkdale cemetery 8


Charles Tyrer was the youngest child of Anthony Bostock Tyrer and Elizabeth Meredith, born on 23rd November, 1887 at 131 Buckingham Street, Everton.  He was a stoker in the Royal Navy reserve from 1910 and was then recruited into the Royal Navy in 1914 at Devonport, joining HMS Devonshire in 1916 12. He married Christina Hodgson Price on 4th December, 1910 at St. Mary’s church, Kirkdale. They had the following children [thanks to Charles Tyrer for the information]:

Charles Henry Tyrer (Van Driver Salesman) b 4.1.1911 at 16 Ethiopia St. Everton
                                                                                        m 7.4.1935 Everton to
Elizabeth Cheetham 
                                                                                        d 12.1972 Liverpool
William Tyrer b 5.9.1912 Buckingham Street, Everton
                              d 1912 infant
Christina Tyrer b 1915 at 17 Ellison Street, Everton
                                 m 1944 Liverpool to
Arthur Robert Simpson
                                 d abt 1990
Lilian Tyrer b 27.7.1918 17 Ellison St. Everton
                           m 1941 Sheffield to
Frank Victor Christian
James Tyrer b 1921 17 Ellison St. Everton
d 1921 infant
Alfred Tyrer 
b 11.1.1924 17 Ellison St. Everton
                           m1 1951 Liverpool to
Lilian Cooper
                           m2 1969 Liverpool to 
Joan Aspinall
                           d 24.3.1997 Aintree, Liverpool
Walter Tyrer b 3.6.1926 17 Ellison St. Everton
                            m 1.9.1951 Bebbington to
Olwyn Dawber


At the time of the 1911 census, Charles and Christina were living at 137 Buckingham Street, Everton; yet another address taken on Buckingham Street whee the Tyrer family had lived from at least 1881. Charles was a Marine Fireman9.  During the 1939 register, Charles and his family were living at Walton Lane, Liverpool 14.



Annie Tyrer was born on 27th September, 1908 at Walton on the Hill and was my husband’s grandmother. She married William Robert Evans on 20th September, 1930 at St Luke’s Church Walton on the Hill 10 .   At he time o the 1939 register Annie and William were living in Buxton Road, Birkenhead; William an iron machinist at the shipyard 14.  See the Evans Family.  Annie died on 15th February, 1975 at Birkenhead hospital. 



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1 Parish Records of St, Michael’s Huyton

2 Will of Anthony Tyrer dated 1754

3 Prescot parish records on ancestry.co uk and Lancs opc

4 St. Peter’s, Formby Parish records, from Lancs opc

5 National Archives ref to John Tyrer of Forby 1737

6 St Peter’s Church, Formby Graveyard records 

7 Lancs OPC parish records

8 baptisms, marriages and burials ancestry.co.uk 

9 census returns from ancestry.co.uk 

10 Personally owned birth, marriage and death certificates

11 baptisms, marriages and burials from familysearch

12 Letters from Charles Tyrer 2003

13 Letters from Lily Pritchard, nee Tyrer

14 1939 Register

15 Inquest from Liverpool Journal 14th Jan 1882

16 Last Will and Testament of Anthony Tyrer, the elder Husbandman of Knowsley dated 30th March 1630. 






One Response to “Tyrer”

  • Mel:


    stumbled across your exhaustive genealogy site, very impressive. I had a step-mother (my father’s second wife) who just passed. She was born in Aug 1926 in Lancashire and married a yank after WWII and eventually settled in California in the late 1950s where she became a naturalized citizen. I think her maiden name was either Tryer or Tyrer. I’ve seen it spelled (or misspelled) several times. Her first name was Edith and she was the youngest of 5. She has one biological son, in his 70s, living in Tennessee.

    If you think Edith Tryer (or Tyrer) might have been a relative, please email me and maybe we can share info.


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