Thomas Tyrer, 18111891 (aged 80 years)

Thomas /Tyrer/
Given names

Thomas Tyrer 1811-1891

Thomas Tyrer was born about 1811 at Culcheth, Lancashire.

He married sometime before 1871, and his wife is named as Elizabeth. Her last name is unknown. It is not known if this was his first marriage, but it is likely that he had an earlier marriage as the first child from this marriage was born when he was 60 years of age. unknown.

They had at least three children:

  1. Elizabeth Tyrer b.1870,
  2. Isabella Tyrer b.1872
  3. Ellen Tyrer b.1875.

In the 1871 UK Census, he is described as a 61 year old grocer (b.1810).

In the 1881 UK Census, he is described as a 70 year old grocer (b.1811).

At his death in 1891 at Leigh, Lancashire, he is described as 80 years old (b.1811).


1871 UK Census GBC/1871/3910/0246 Lowton, Lancashire.

  • Thomas Tyrer, Head, Married, 61, Grocer, born Culcheth, Lancashire
  • Elizabeth Tyrer, Wife, Married, 42, born Culcheth, Lancashire
  • Elizabeth Tyrer, Daughter, 0, born Lowton, Lancashire

The spelling on all the above (transcript) is Tyror instead of Tyrer.

1881 UK Census RG11/3804/7 Page 8 Warrington Road, Leigh, Lancashire.

  • Thomas Tyrer, Head, Married, 70, Grocer, b. Lowton, Lancashire
  • Elizabeth Tyrer, Wife, 49, b. Bedford (Leigh), Lancashire
  • Elizabeth Tyrer, Daughter, 10, Scholar, b. Bedford (Leigh), Lancashire
  • Isabella Tyrer, Daughter, 7, Scholar, b. Bedford (Leigh), Lancashire
  • Ellen Tyrer, Daughter, 5, Scholar, b. Bedford (Leigh), Lancashire
  • Annie, Servant, 15, Domestic Servant, b. Bedford (Leigh), Lancashire

1891 Death UK Death Index 1891 Leigh, Lancashire. Jan-Mar, Vol 8c, Page 169 Tyrer, Thomas Aged 80


There are no absolute certain references for this Thomas Tyrer prior to the 1871 UK Census in which he is a married 61 year old grocer.

At that census, his wife is named as Elizabeth, and his oldest child is listed as 0 years old, so it is possible they married the year before, 1870. Unfortunately, there are two Thomas Tyrer's who married Elizabeth's in that year in Lancashire. Those marriages are:

  • 1870, Manchester, Lancashire, Jan-Mar, vol 8d, Page 228. Elizabeth Aspen and Thomas Tyrer.
  • 1870, West Derby, Lancashire, Jan-Mar, Vol 8b, Page 437. Elizabeth Parr and Thomas Tyrer.

Either of these may, or may not, be correct, and I have not seen any church records which may (or may not) have the ages of the Thomas Tyrer's in question.

Being as Thomas would have been 60, and Elizabeth 41, it is also likely that one or both of them have been married previously to other people.

There are quite a few earlier Lancashire Census records for the 1861, 1851 and 1841 Census which include a Thomas Tyrer, but none of them include a grocer, and none of them include a Thomas Tyrer of the exact correct age.

Thomas Tyrer 1811-1891

Family with unknown
Birth: 1811Culcheth, Lancashire, England
Death: 1891Leigh, Lancashire, England
Birth: 1829Lancashire, England
Marriage Marriage1870Lancashire, England
1 year
Birth: 1870Leigh, Lancashire, England
3 years
Birth: 1872Leigh, Lancashire, England
Death: 1912Leigh, Lancashire, England
4 years
Birth: 1875Leigh, Lancashire, England