'Charles Lloyd Shayes was born in 1860 in Snodland in Kent to Alfred John Shayes and his first wife, Eliza Peters. Charles married Emilie Anna Augusta Seiler in 1882 at St Mary, Newington, Surrey where he had been living for sometime before his marriage, the couple had at least four sons and three daughters.
It is believed he moved to Canvey Island in about 1920 and lived in a hexagonal? shaped house called 'Estoe' in Leigh Beck. He is recorded with his wife in the 1929 Electoral Registers as living at 'Estowe', Van Diemens Pass, Canvey Island. His son Charles Allen Eugene Shayes was also living on the island according to the Electoral Registers he was living with his wife Florence Beatrice at 'Oysterfleet Stores', Waaren Avenue, Canvey Island. Charles Snr died in 1937, followed by his wife two years later. Charles Jnr and his wife died in 1952 and 1969 and are buried in St Katherine's Churchyard.