John Whisley AYERS 
- Born: 13 May 1804, Stonestreet Farm Kersey SFK
- Christened: 22 May 1804, Hadleigh SFK
- Marriage (1): Priscilla MORRIS  on 11 Apr 1837 in Aberford YKS
- Marriage (2): Margery SHAW  on 11 Feb 1858 in Terminus Hotel Liverpool N.S.W.
- Died: 24 May 1870, Sydney NSW Australia aged 66
- Buried: 25 May 1870, St Jude Randwick NSW
Another name for John was John Whisley ANDREWS.
John Whisley Ayres is listed in the 1837 Liverpool Directory:
John W Ayres, 12 Benson St, Liverpool, Master of the Rotunda (A billards club & gymnasium at that time)
Archbishop of York Marriage licences index, 1613-1839
John Whisley Ayers
Licence year 1837
Licence date 10 Apr 1837
Intended marriage placeAberford PC
Spouse's first name(s)Priscilla
Spouse's last nameMorris
He is listed in the 1839 Liverpool Directory: John W Ayres, 9 Houghton St, Liverpool, Billiards Room and Master of the Rotunda
The 1841 census records 2 female servants and 3 young male servants at John's address.
C1847 John Whisley Ayres departed for Australia where he changed his name to Andrews. He is no longer listed in Liverpool Directories.
He will be described as John Whisley Andrews from this point.
John Whisley Andrews first gained his Liquor Licence at Parramatta in 1851
In 1855 John was working at the Perrier's Club in Pitt St. (Nth.) Sydney as a steward. This Club for the gentry, which closed in 1855, was similar to the club he managed in Liverpool, England. While working in Sydney his address is listed as Hyde Park House 4 Macquarie Street Sydney.
1856 17 April. John takes out a license for the Terminus Hotel in Liverpool NSW. renewing it in 1858/60.
TERMINUS HOTEL, late KING GEORGE INN,LIVERPOOL.
JOHN W. ANDREWS, late steward of Perrier's Club, Pitt-street, Sydney, respectfully begs to inform the gentry and public of New South Wales that he has entered on the above hotel, and trusts, by civility and attention, combined with reasonable charges,
to merit their patronage. The hotel is situated within two minutes' walk of the railway terminus, and commands a complete view of the beautiful valley through which the George's River runs. The house has been completely renovated and furnished regardless of expense, making it second to none in the colony, forming a desirable country residence to parties wishing to spend
a short time in the most salubrious part of New South Wales. Having laid in a stock of the best wines, spirits, &c, to be procured, J. W. A. pledges himself to his outdoor and up-country customers to sell only the very best articles on the most moderate terms. Excellent, stabling and lock-up coach-houses, with good accommodation for servants.
Ref: Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Thursday 9 October 1856 Page 6.
John Whisley Andrews continues to run advertisments in Sydney and New South Wales Country Newspapers.
Ref: G Keeley 2014
Publicans General Licence.
At The Annual Licensing Meeting of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, acting in and for the district of Parramatta, holden at Parramatta on the 17th April 1860, pursuant to the Act of the Governor and Council, passed in the thirteenth year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled, "An Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to the Licensing of Public Houses, and to regulate the sale of fermented and spirituous liquors in New South Wales," for the purpose of considering applications made to us for licenses, pursuant to the said Act, and notice as required by the said Act, and the requisite notices of application for a Publican's General License having been proved before us to have been duly served and posted, do in virtue of the power vested in us hereby authorise the Honourable the Colonial Treasurer, at Sydney to issue to John Whisley ANDREWS of Liverpool, the license in the said Act called a Publican's General License, for a House situated at Liverpool, in the District of Parramatta, known by the Sign of the Terminus Hotel, until the first day of July next, and we do hereby certify that we are satisfied that the said John Whisley ANDREWS is a person of good fame and reputation, and fit and proper to be licensed as aforesaid; and also that we have taken from the said John Whisley ANDREWS and his sureties Evan LLOYD of Liverpool and Charles GRAHAM of Liverpool, a recognizance in the sum of FIFTY POUNDS each, according to the form prescribed in the said Act of the Governor and Council.
GIVEN under our hand and seal the Seventeenth day of April 1860 at the place aforesaid.
Signed: Robt Keyes JP
Signed: James P Farrelly JP
1864 John is the owner of the Custom House Hotel Macquarie St Sydney, where his sister-in-law Eliza died.
The facade of the present Customs House Hotel was part of a building constructed in 1897. It replaced an earlier Customs House Hotel which partly occupied the same site. The earlier hotel was believed to have been established around 1846 in a 2 storey building which was originally owned by Andrew Thompson and later used as a parsonage before becoming a hotel. . . . .
Ref: G Keeley
John is described as a gentleman of 9 Houghton St & Great Newton St Liverpool in the registers of his childrens baptisms.
His death certificate records he died in Castlereagh St Sydney after about 24 years in the Australian Colonies. The only details of his first marriage are that it was in England and 1 boy and 2 girls from it were still living.
1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Houghton St Liverpool LAN. John Ayers is recorded as aged 37 Master of the Rotunda not born in the County.
John married Priscilla MORRIS  [MRIN: 7090], daughter of Edward MORRIS  and Mary , on 11 Apr 1837 in Aberford YKS. (Priscilla MORRIS  was born on 24 Nov 1810 in Aberford YKS and was christened on 17 Jan 1811 in Aberford YKS.)
John next married Margery SHAW  [MRIN: 7091], daughter of Israel SHAW  and Hannah PEARSON , on 11 Feb 1858 in Terminus Hotel Liverpool N.S.W. (Margery SHAW  was born on 3 Dec 1831 in Leeds YKS, christened on 1 Jan 1832 in St Peter Leeds YKS, died on 19 Jun 1910 in 64 Bellevue St Glebe Sydney NSW Australia and was buried in St Jude Randwick NSW.). The cause of her death was bronchitis.