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History of the name
There are two prominent men of the name TYERS, one in England and one in Australia.
The English one is Jonathan TYERS b.1702 in Bermondsey, the proprietor and eventual owner of the famous Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, or Spring Gardens as it was then known, on the south bank of the Thames in London. Thus he consorted with such famous artists and musicians as Hogarth, Roubiliac, Handel, the young Mozart and many other fine artists of the day. He died in Vauxhall in 1767. His line died out when none of his grandsons produced a male heir.
Charles James TYERS was born in London in 1806 and after a career as a Schoolmaster in the Royal Navy he settled in Australia and was employed initially as an Assistant Surveyor in Sydney then a Commissioner of Crown Lands. He moved to Victoria where he surveyed the area north of Melbourne and Lake Tyers was named after him. Having held numerous public offices he died in 1870 in Melbourne.