Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,502 pages of information and 233,941 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
John Jabez Edwin Paisley Mayall (1813-1901) was an English photographer who in 1860 took the first carte-de-visite photographs of Queen Victoria.
Born On September 17, 1813, in oldham, Manchester, the county of Lancashire, his birth name was registered as Jabez Meal. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Meal. His father was a manufacturing chemist believed to have specialized in the production of dyes for the linen industry.
By 1817 John Meal and his family were living at Lingards, near Huddersfield in the cloth manufacturing region of West Yorkshire.
In Baine's Directory of 1822, Mayall's father, John Meal, is listed as a dyer in Linthwaite
Had son John Mayall, Junior
1861 Living at The Grove, Harrow: John E. Mayall (age 47 born Oldham), an Artist). With his wife Eliza Mayall (age 45 born Oldham) and their children Joe P. Mayall (age 21 born Yorkshire), an Artist; John Mayall (age 19 born Lingards, Yorkshire), an Artist; and Harriet Mayall (age 13 born London). Also one visitor and two servants.
1869 Patent. '2476. To John Jabez Edwin Mayall, of Brighton, in the county of Sussex, Gentleman, for the invention of "improvements in obtaining motive power, and in the machinery or apparatus employed therein, parts of which improvements are applicable to the forcing and exhausting of air."'
1871 Living at Hove Place House, Hove. John J. E. Mayall (age 57 born Oldham), an Artist and Widower. Three servants. 
1875 Letter to the Times newspaper concerning negatives and copyright.