- Came to Maryland with his family before June 1652. On the 5th of October 1653, Mr. William Ayres demands land for transporting himself, Sarah his wife (then deceased), Ann Ayers his daughter, and nine servants before June 1652; and Martha his now wife, and Margaret Sammes, his servant, since June 1652 (Maryland. Land Office, Liber A.B.H., folio 348).
On 6 June 1663, Samuel Chew assigns to Sarah Marsh any rights that remain on record "due to my father-in-law William Ayres" (ibid., Liver V, folios 338,339), and there is upon record at Portsmouth, Va., a power of attorney from "Samuel Chew, Esq., of Herrington, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and Anne his wife sole daughter and heiress of Mr William Ayres late of Nansemond County, Virginia, deceased" (Va. Mag., I.197).