Ancestors and Descendants
John Ince (1699-1745), William's father came to London in the 1720s from the village of Stone in Worcestershire. His ancestors can be traced back to the nearby village of Elmley Lovett.
William's children travelled far and wide. His first-born son joined the East India army, his son Frederick tried his luck as a farmer in Virginia and his youngest, Mary Ann, married Thomas Willson who led a group to South Africa.
John Mayhew had six children who survived him. Isabella, daughter of his first wife, married John Rush in 1786 and produced eight children. His son Joseph Dorset Joshua Mayhew a London attorney, had 12 children of whom three were authors, including Henry Mayhew (1812-1887) who wrote London Labour and the London Poor a key work in the development of investigative journalism.