Helyer, John Shaw (1857-1919)

John Shaw Helyer was an architect who lived at 944 Denman Street from 1917 to 1919. His most well-known building in Vancouver is the Dominion Trust Building. His other buildings in Vancouver included the Stock Exchange Building and the Metropolitan Building.

John Helyer’s wife, Mary Jane Helyer (née Young) (1866-1937) lived at 944 Denman Street in 1920.

Beginnings

John Shaw Helyer was born on March 13, 1857, in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England. His father was Henry Thomas Helyer (1811-1897). Henry was married first to Elizabeth Lovell on June 7, 1836. His second marriage was on June 7, 1856, to Ellen Shaw (1821-1900), the third daughter of John Paxford Shaw, of Heywood Park, Staffordshire.

Henry Thomas Helyer was an architect and surveyor, who was active in the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth area. On February 20, 1857, Henry Thomas Helyer applied for a provisional patent for an invention for “improvements in the construction of bridges and arched structures.”

Education and Career

John Shaw Helyer lived with his parents during his early years. By the time he was 14, he was a pupil at a Walter Gill’s private boarding and day school at Heathfield House, which was in Parkstone, a few miles away from Bournemouth.

By 1875, he was a house agent in Bournemouth. He also seems to have started a joinery business, but it was not successful. In 1879, “John Shaw Helyer, of Boscombe, near Bournemouth, in the county of Hants, Joiner” applied to make an arrangement with his creditors.

In 1881, he was again living with his parents. By 1884, he was operating a saw mill on Wharf Road (now called Wharfdale Road) in Bournemouth. He was also the vice-captain of the Bournemouth Rovers Football Club.

In 1888, he was a shareholder in the Bournemouth Electric Light and Power Company Limited. In 1890, he was practicing as an architect in Bournemouth. Delme George Mootham was his articled student.

On September 22, 1892, John Shaw Helyer and Augustus Percy Munt, who had been carrying on business as architects and surveyors in Bournemouth, dissolved their partnership, and Mr. Helyer agreed that he would pay all of the partnership’s debts.

He may also have been associated with the “Shaw Cycle Company” in Bournemouth. The company became bankrupt in 1897, and finally received a discharge from bankruptcy in 1912.

He also worked for several years with the government dockyard at Portsmouth. He was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institute of British Naval Architects.

In the late 1890s, he worked for the yacht-building firm of Field & Co., of Southampton, the designers and builders of several cruising yachts of the day.

About 1903, he moved to North America, where he established a new architectural practice, sometimes working with his son, Maurice.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1909. His office was at 518 West Hastings Street, and his home was at 1789 Robson Street.

In 1909, he was involved in a lawsuit for alleged libel. Kennerley Bryan, manager of the General Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., sued because of an article that Mr. Helyer wrote for the January 1909 issue of the B.C. Building News. The article spoke about estimates and plans for the Imperial Trust building (later called the Dominion Trust Building).

In December 1910, Mr. Helyer wrote a long letter to the Vancouver Province, in which he outlined several arguments relating to the proper height of commercial buildings.

Family

In 1885, John Shaw Helyer was married to Mary Jane Young in Bournemouth. They had two children, Maurice (1887-1973) and Nancy (1893-1984).

By about 1903, John and Mary had moved from England to North America, along with Maurice. It appears that Nancy did not arrive until 1907.

John, Mary, and Nancy went to England in 1913. On their trip back to Canada, they went on the White Star’s Megantic, which arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on April 21, 1913.

John’s health began to decline. About 1915, he had a stroke. He died in Vancouver on October 29, 1919.

Mary continued to live in Vancouver. She died in Vancouver on January 22, 1937.

John Shaw Helyer and Mary Jane Young had two children.

Maurice Helyer (1887-1973)

Maurice Helyer was born in Bournemouth on November 14, 1887. He was an architect and engineer. On January 19, 1916, in Vancouver, he married Mabel Peart. She was born in Ireland, on May 21, 1893. Her father was Thomas Peart (1856-1923); her mother was Jessie Sarah Robson (1865 [or 1872]-1954).

On January 28, 1916, Maurice enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was a lieutenant in the Canadian Railway Troops; he won the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

After the war, he was involved in architecture and engineering. He remained in practice until 1964. He died in Vancouver on October 17, 1973.

Mabel died in Vancouver on December 11, 1970.

Nancy Helyer (1893-1984)

Nancy Helyer was born in Bournemouth on October 29, 1893. She did not marry. She worked in the insurance business. She died in Vancouver on November 14, 1984.

Sources

Henry Thomas Helyer

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKHW-7LX : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Henry Thomas Helyer and Elizabeth Lovell, 07 Jun 1836.

Index to the Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, & Burials of the Parish of Wellow, in the Counties of Southampton and Wiltshire: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1889, Charles W. Empson, http://books.google.ca/books?id=FacLAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22helyer%2C+henry+thomas%22&q=helyer#v=snippet&q=helyer&f=false”

Page 144: Lovell, Elizabeth and Henry Thomas Helyer, 7 June 1836.

Page 113: Helyer, Henry Thomas, of Newchurch, Ryde, and Elizabeth Lovell, 7 June 1836.

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M79D-M54 : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Henry Helyer, 1841.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SGPC-P87 : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Henry Thos Helyer, 1851.

Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Dorsetshire, with Maps Engraved Expressly for the Work, and Corrected to the Time of Publication, 1855, http://books.google.ca/books?id=0uUNAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA210&lpg=PA210&dq=%22helyer,+henry+thomas%22&source=bl&ots=0T3L9jf6kr&sig=PUS9y8wQTa8pJxacn53n70oNX0w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PmrQUebLK8K6igLh8YGIBw&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Page 210, [Hants.] Isle of Wight: Helyer, Henry Thomas, architect & surveyor, Woodbury cottage, John street

FreeBMD Marriages:  Henry Thomas Helyer and Ellen Shaw, June quarter, 1856,Vol. 2b, page 774:

“Postem”: 14/01/2013: Isle of Wight Observer (Ryde, England), Saturday, June 07, 1856; Issue 197.on the 6th at the Congregational Chapel, West Cowes, Mr Henry Helyer of Ryde, to Ellen, 3rd dau of the late John Paxford Shaw Esq of Heywood Park, in the county of Stafford.

“England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8),” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7J4-449 : accessed 30 Jun 2013), John Paxford Shaw in entry for Ellen Shaw, 02 Jan 1821.

Patents Applied For and Patents Granted, for the year 1857, page 32, http://books.google.ca/books?id=zXMyAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=%22henry+thomas+helyer%22&source=bl&ots=DHfnhst3Ek&sig=iN4Ljt5dqaQl5q9oeRKQTUqebwU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rHnOUbbZKKS8iwLFmYHwAQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAw

Helyer, 20th February 1857: 494. Henry Thomas Helyer, of Ryde, in the Isle of Wight, in the County of Southampton, Surveyor, for an invention for – “Improvements in the construction of bridges and arched structures.” Provisional protection only.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M74K-BT4 : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Henry Thomas Helyer, 1861.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFXJ-FJF : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Henry T Helyer, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X31G-QRM : accessed 30 Jun 2013), Henry J Helyer, 1881.

History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Hampshire: William White (of Sheffield.), W. White, 1878 – Hampshire (England), http://books.google.ca/books?id=l8RCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA688&lpg=PA688&dq=helyer+bournemouth&source=bl&ots=UkxuGd48Pc&sig=TptniX6EeVMd0Xok0FHsgEf1JJo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=32DQUfPtG8WoiQLe1oDwCw&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAjgU#v=onepage&q&f=false

Page 164: Helyer, Henry Thomas, architect and surveyor, 8 Gervis arcade; h Albert house.

Page 688

Architects and Surveyors: Helyer, Hy. Thos. 8 Arcade, B’mouth

Bournemouth Order, Improvement Act District of Bournemouth, 1880, Parish of Christchurch, County of Southampton, No. 4 on Schedule, http://books.google.ca/books?id=T1cTAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA35&lpg=RA1-PA35&dq=%22henry+thomas+helyer%22&source=bl&ots=xfbcJw-e_6&sig=-KBgUXBWzM1ovhPpdN6u_TXS0d8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uV3QUZfSFIigigKC_4GoCQ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=%22henry%20thomas%20helyer%22&f=false

Henry Thomas Helyer was an “owner or reputed owner” of a right of way over the road called “Gloucester Place” on Freemantle Estate.

FreeBMD Deaths: June quarter 1897, Poole district, Vol. 5a, page 164, Henry Thomas Helyer, age 86.

FreeBMD Deaths: March quarter 1900, South Stoneham district, Vol. 2c, page 52, Ellen Helyer, age 89.

John Shaw Helyer

Note: Thanks to Leonardo García de Vincentiis for providing information on John Shaw Helyer’s activities as a boat designer in Bournemouth, England in the late 1800s.

Helyer, John Shaw, http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1513

John Shaw Helyer, Births June quarter 1857, FreeBMD, Isle of Wight, Vol. 2b, page 467,

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M74K-BTZ : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John Shaw Helyer, 1861.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5RM-GYR : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John S Helyer in entry for Walter Gill, 1871.

Rev. Walter Gill, Parkstone, Poole, http://www.opcdorset.org/ParkstoneFiles/ParkstoneDirectory1867.htm

1871 Cassell’s Illustrated Almanac, page 70, http://books.google.ca/books?id=kCcOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR146&lpg=PR146&dq=parkstone+school+%22walter+gill%22&source=bl&ots=wTu67STzYQ&sig=KS160Vb7BwIS1hE7XwO46kDI9KQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PInQUfLxGYTiiAL4poGYDQ&ved=0CC4Q6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=parkstone%20school%20%22walter%20gill%22&f=false

South Coast: Establishment for Young Gentlemen, Parkstone, between Poole and Bournemouth.

Rev. Walter Gill, aided by competent masters.

The Educational Training in this Establishment is based on the Word of God, and in thorough harmony with the advancing intelligence of the times.

Terms moderate. Reference to Parents of Pupils.

Parkstone is a singularly Healthy Neighbourhood.

The penny guide to Bournemouth, Albert Sharwood, 1875, page 24,
http://books.google.ca/books?id=isYHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=helyer+bournemouth&source=bl&ots=Pn2o2poP-R&sig=PMjBoqwu_xVUWvoIxLjv76mBj88&hl=en&sa=X&ei=32DQUfPtG8WoiQLe1oDwCw&ved=0CEsQ6AEwCDgU#v=onepage&q&f=false

House agents. . . . J.S. Helyer, opposite the G.P.O. [General Post Office].

John Shaw Helyer, first general meeting of creditors, London Gazette, December 30, 1879, page 7665, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/24796/pages/7665/page.pdf

John Shaw Helyer, notice to deliver debts and to prove claims to trustee, London Gazette, January 20, 1880, page 332, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/24804/pages/332/page.pdf

John Shaw Helyer, notice of liquidation, The Accountant, No. 269, January 31, 1880, page 13, http://books.google.ca/books?id=KHZDAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA6-PA268&lpg=RA6-PA268&dq=john+shaw+helyer&source=bl&ots=UrMvCDaFd2&sig=jfl–Plz9fW_HhMRGi53HRQ6xqI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EWvOUfrZC8qpigLk-YHAAw&ved=0CD4Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=john%20shaw%20helyer&f=false

John Shaw Helyer, notice of dividend, London Gazette, July 2, 1880, page 3796, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/24860/pages/3796/page.pdf

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X31G-QRS : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John S Helyer in entry for Henry J Helyer, 1881.

Snow’s directory and strangers’ guide to Bournemouth, A Wilson Snow, 1884, http://books.google.ca/books?id=EQwHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA36&lpg=PA36&dq=helyer+bournemouth&source=bl&ots=cdrSn8uC8r&sig=n4Z1gJLkX1ZBP6Gv5_qVlklW7kU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=32DQUfPtG8WoiQLe1oDwCw&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBDgU#v=onepage&q=helyer%20bournemouth&f=false

Page 16: Sawing Mills: Helyer, John S., Wharf road

Page 36: Bournemouth Rovers Football Club: . . . Mr. J.S. Helyer, vice-captain

FreeBMD Marriages: John Shaw Helyer and Mary Jane Young, FreeBMD, September quarter, Christchurch district, Vo. 2b, page 1039.

The Electrician, Volume 20, James Gray, 1888, March 2, 1888, page 462, http://books.google.ca/books?id=63NOAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA462&lpg=PA462&dq=helyer+bournemouth&source=bl&ots=ylQjH37Y7m&sig=5bEWPTPo6xj2VVEdMI0vkZ1Ty5Y&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6l7QUaXEBuboiALhuIBw&ved=0CFAQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=helyer%20bournemouth&f=false

New Companies Registered

The Bournemouth Electric Light and Power Company Limited.

[First subscribers: included J.S. Helyer, architect and estate agent, Bournemouth, 1 share]

Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review, March 2, 1888, page 230, http://books.google.ca/books?id=NAwAAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA230&lpg=PA230&dq=helyer+bournemouth+surveyor+OR+architect&source=bl&ots=CMqzTNs9HR&sig=wG1PeyHiBs6v69o_7G9DA2ogSik&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9F7QUfTlNKz5igLz5oCICg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=helyer%20bournemouth%20surveyor%20OR%20architect&f=false

Bournemouth and the Electric Light. On Monday evening last week a meeting was held at the offices of Mr. John S. Helyer, surveyor and architect at Bournemouth, having for its object the formation of an electric lighting company. Mr. Helyer briefly described the objects of the proposed company, lucidly explained the system to be adopted, and mentioned that arrangements had been made with Messrs. Ferranti and Ince for the purchase of the requisite plant. The provisional prospectus was placed before the meeting and, subject to the supervision of the solicitor and committee, was adopted. For further particulars we refer our readers to the list of new companies registered.

Mootham, Delme George, Directory of British Architects, 1834-1914: Vol. 2 (L-Z), edited by Antonia Brodie, British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects, pages 206-207. “Articled to John Shaw Helyer of Bournemouth 1890.” http://books.google.ca/books?id=GkThQYLb3ZUC&pg=PA206&dq=directory+of+british+architects+john+shaw+helyer&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Q_3QUdmjB8aKjAKj2YDwBQ&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=directory%20of%20british%20architects%20john%20shaw%20helyer&f=false

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/4QJH-G6Z : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John S Helyer, 1891.

Royal Institution of Naval Architects – 1899,  Transactions: (1899) – Volume 41 – Page xxxv, list of members: Mr. John Shaw Helyer.

The sailing boat, a treatise on sailing boats and small yachts, by Henry Coleman Folkard [1827-1914], Fifth edition, London, Edward Stanford, 1901, pages 202-204; https://archive.org/stream/sailingboattreat00folk#page/202/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/sailingboattreat00folk#page/203/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/sailingboattreat00folk#page/204/mode/1up.

“It is doubtful if racing-boats of the thirty-footer class will retain the popularity they enjoyed a few years since. They are an attractive size for a small racing-yacht, but they are nevertheless costly playthings when kept exclusively for racing ; and the cost of building is nearly equal to that of a five-rater or thirty -six-footer ; but the accommodation on board is very cramped and limited as now constructed.

The illustrations, which are from original drawings, represent a design for a 30-rating cruiser, intended for a One-Design Class. They are from the board of Mr. John S. Helyer, of the yacht-building firm of Field & Co., of Southampton, the designers and builders of some of the most famous cruising yachts of the day; as also of the Solent One-Design Class, and some others of the O. D. Classes.”

The sailing boat, a treatise on sailing boats and small yachts, by Henry Coleman Folkard [1827-1914], Fifth edition, London, Edward Stanford, 1901, pages 202-204: Yorkshire One-Design Class;

https://archive.org/stream/sailingboattreat00folk#page/259/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/sailingboattreat00folk#page/260/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/sailingboattreat00folk#page/261/mode/1up

 

List of keelboat classes designed before 1960, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_keelboat_classes_designed_before_1960

Year Nationality Name Length Designer Builder Origins
1898 GBR Yorkshire One Design 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m) Mr. J. S. Helyer, manager of Field & Co Field & Co of Itchen Ferry, Southampton Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club

Bursledon Blog, http://bursledonblog.blogspot.ca/2009/09/wonder-itchen-ferry-for-sale.html: “15 August 2013 at 23:08; “Mike, At the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club there are six Yorkshire One Design boats built in 1898 at Field & Co. Itchen Ferry designed by John Shaw Helyer (yard manager and architect). I know the area where the boat yard was has been totally changed due to the supamarine [sic] factory being built and the attention of the Luftwaffe. I have also found Helyer was contemplating moving across the river to (Northam). I believe he later emigrated to Vancouver and designed some of that cities Iconic buildings as well as working on the replacement of buildings destroyed by the Californian earthquake.”

Yorkshire One Design, http://www.cvrda.org/dinghydata/Keel/YorksOD.htm; Designer and date: J. Helyar [sic], at Field & Co. of Southampton, 1898. (Includes photograph).

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X96V-1F4 : accessed 30 Jun 2013), John S Helyar, 31 Mar 1901.

“Suing Architect for Alleged Libel,” Vancouver Province, April 2, 1909, page 8.

“Why Ten Stories?” Jno. S. Helyer, Letter to Editor, Vancouver Province, December 19, 1910, page 15.

John S. Helyer, 1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver City, page 27,  Family 271, lines 9-12, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63685&highlight=9&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+S.+Helyer

London Gazette, 27 September 1912, page 7176, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28648/pages/7176/page.pdf

Orders made on applications for discharge: John Shaw Helyer (trading as the Shaw Cycle Company), 6, Brompton road, and 984, Palmerson road, Southsea, in the county of Hants. Date of order: Auguuussst 8, 1912: immediate discharge granted subject to judgment being entered for £100.

Canadian Passenger Lists, Port and Date of Arrival: Halifax, N.S. – 1913-04-21, Ship: Megantic, Reference: RG 76, Microfilm: T-4748, Page 5, lines 15-17.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL23-6BM : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John Shaw Helyer, 1919.

John Shaw Helyer, death registration: 1919-09-250263.

“Late John Helyer was Architect for Handsome Buildings,” Vancouver Province, October 30, 1919, page 26.

John Shaw Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 30, 1919, page 21.

John Shaw Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 31, 1919, page 14.

Selected Buildings

John Shaw Helyer, High-Peaked Colonial Revival, Daniella Thompson: Helyer work in Berkeley, California, http://www.berkeleyheritage.com/essays/high-peaked_colonials6.html

Dominion Trust Building

Edward Mills, “Dominion Building,” Canadian Inventory of Historic Building – Historical Building Report, October 1973, pages 257-269.

Dominion Building, Canada’s Historic Places, http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=8684

History of Vancouver’s Dominion Building: by Miranda Post, June 20, 2013, http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2013/06/20/history-of-the-vancouvers-dominion-building/

Victory Square, Changingvancouver.wordpress.com, http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/victory-square/;

Dominion Building, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Building

Stock Exchange Building

The Stock Exchange Building, Changingvancouver.wordpress.com, http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/the-stock-exchange-building/

Metropolitan Building

Metropolitan Building: http://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/metropolitan-building-west-hastings-street/

Mary Jane Helyer (née Young)

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFJ3-W88 : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Mary J Young in entry for William G Young, 1871. [possible connection]

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ34-3DC : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Mary J Young in entry for George Sidford, 1881. [possible connection]

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/4QG6-33Z : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Mary Jane Helyer, 1891. [probable connection]

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X96V-1FH : accessed 30 Jun 2013), Mary J Helyar, 31 Mar 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL5-4XB : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Mary Jane Shaw Helyer, 1937.

Mary Jane Shaw Helyer, death registration, Registration No. 1937-09-523425.

“Widow of Pioneer Architect Passes,” Vancouver Province, January 25, 1937, page 14.

Mary Jane Shaw Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 23, 1937, page 15.

Mary Jane Shaw Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 23, 1937, page 13.

Maurice Helyer

Maurice Helyer, FreeBMD Births Dec 1887, Christchurch district, Vol. 2b, page 678.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/4QJC-SPZ : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Maurice Helyer, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XSX6-WNY : accessed 30 Jun 2013), Maurice Helyer, 31 Mar 1901.

“United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPSX-JZ8 : accessed 29 Jun 2013), Maurice Helyer, 1905.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZL-3MJ : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John Shaw Helyer in entry for Maurice Helyer and Mabel Peart, 1916.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Maurice Helyer and Mabel Peart, 1916-09-083889, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=019ae03a-0e9b-42c9-bc69-a2892a99daf4

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-JNC : accessed 30 Jun 2013), Sarah J Peart in entry for Thomas Peart, 1901.

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63831&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thomas+Peart

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR8-KS7 : accessed 30 Jun 2013), Jessie Sarah Peart, 1954.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBV-C7R : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Maurice Helyer, 1973.

British Columbia Death Registration, Maurice Helyer, Registration No. 1973-09-014409, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=80a51bfe-6ba1-4a39-ae13-ea16be5fc9fa

Morris Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1973, page 46; not available in Vancouver Province to October 20, 1973.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYK-LH6 : accessed 01 Jul 2013), Mabel Helyer, 1970.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Mabel Helyer, Registration No. 1970-09-016872, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=6bf015f2-23bc-47f0-a9a5-7435eb4a554b

Nancy Helyer

Nancy Helyer, FreeBMD Births, December quarter 1893, Christchurch district, Vol. 2b, page 649.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X96V-1FC : accessed 30 Jun 2013), Nancy Helyar, 31 Mar 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1V-DS5 : accessed 29 Jun 2013), John Shaw Helyer in entry for Nancy Helyer, 1984.

British Columbia Death Registration, Nancy Helyer, Registration No. 1984-09-018987, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=4103706a-bdb4-4f5c-87f2-146cb1056971

Nancy Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 17, 1984, page E3.

Nancy Helyer, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 18, 1984, page 87.

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  1. Pingback: John Shaw Helyer (1857-1919) | westendvancouver

  2. Hello Robert, I forgot that in the same book I mentioned in my previous message there is also a notice about the Yorkshire O.D. Class, with drawings: pages 259 to 261. From this short information, I deduce that Mr. Helyer focused his skills on serious sea-going vessels, not mere light built racers.

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