In the 1881 Census for England and Wales, there was an Edmund and Sarah Ayres with a son named Edmund. The parents were both 40 years old and the younger Edmund was 18. He had a younger brother John 17y and a younger sister Henrietta who was 11. The father was born at Kentisbeare, Devon, England. His wife and children were born at Broadhembury, Devon, England, which is where they were living during the Census.
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