As promised, for the benefit of all those interested, here is what I know about my father, Manuel Mayne Morales, his half brothers, my own brothers (no sisters) and our children. The least I know about is about my Grandfather John Mayne, the man who emigrated from Europe to America in the 1800s.
What I know about him, is that, yes, he was a migrant worker, in the mining business. Also that he had three sons,I do not know if there were more than those I came in contact with, during the life of my father, and they were: Francisco Mayne Zapata, Andres Mayne, and my own father Manuel Mayne Morales.
My father was born in San Miguel Ferreria Tlatoxca belonging to the municipality of Zacualtipan, in the state of Hidalgo in 1891. Pachuca, Hidalgo, is very close to REAL DEL MONTE, also in the state of Hidalgo, the place where most of theEnglish Migrant workers laboring in the silver mining industry had their homes, and where they brought with themthe now popular "pastes" (meat and potato covered with flour)soccer and tennis. The first soccer team formed in Mexico by the English workers was the PACHUCA, the second NECAXA.
PACHUCA,today,the capital of the state of Hidalgo, was then, a very important SILVER PRODUCER. There is a rather historic "Hacienda" where the "Rules" family, had something to do with. The name of the place is SAN MIGUEL REGLA,today a nice hotel, catering mainly to the local tourism, where in i'ts prime existence a rather important method for washing away the non-silver contents was employed. (There is a lot of history in this).
The present governor of the state of Hidalgo,MANUEL ANGEL NUNEZ SOTO,is an ex-colleague of mine, when we both worked for the Mexican Foreign Service. He was Commercial Attache for Mexico in Toronto, Canada. I was Director of the Mexican Commmercial Office in New York, and Commercial Counselor for the Mexican Embassy in Washington.
It would be very interesting, if we, together approached him and ask for his help, to find out about, not only the Mayne Ancestors, but also about, the importance of the English workers in the development of MINING,RAILROADS,and LIGHT & POWER in Mexico, and particularly in the States of Hidalgo and also Puebla)another mexican state where English talent and work was of paramount importance.
There is a very small town called HONEY, in the state of Puebla, where my father's two half brothers (Francisco and Andres)were born. Here too, my "grand daddy" the migrant worker from Devon? had a bit to do.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org, should anyone wish to contact me directly. I say this particularly for the benefit of Gill & Rosemarie.