My great grandfather was called William Avern and was born in Coventry in1853/4. I think his mother was Maria ( I don't know her maiden name) who was born in Bunktown Warwickshire in 1823/4
At the time of the 1881 census William and his family were living in London althought they had previously lived in Middlesbrough (where Maria now a widow lived) they returned to Middlesbrough as that is where my family are from. The Avern name has died out in that line as William's 2 sons both died young (4 & 18). My Grandmother was his younger daughter.
Does anyone know anything further on the family?