Good to hear from you. We have been away and then had a family invasion for half term meaning October was choc-a bloc as much of the year seems to have been! I am now trying to catch up with everything.
The Ayre family history is very complicated andI've gathered so much information over the years. I will reply soon and try to elucidate the connection with the Colne Ayre Family which I'm satisfied is proved although lacking Joseph's French birth is rather frustrating.
I'll be in touch I hope before too long.