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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS MEREDITH AND
SARAH MECHAM


Thomas Meredith was born 21 November 1728 in Worfield, christened 1 January 1729 in Worfield, Shropshire, England, the son of James Meredith and Elizabeth Thomas: "Thomas son of James Meredith of Hilton, labourer, and Elizabeth his wife was born November ye 21st and baptized ye 1st of ye month". Thomas is listed in the parish register as a laborer of Hilton in the parish of Worfield. He married Sarah Mecham 6 May 1756 in St. Peter's Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Sarah was christened 4 August 1735 in Wolverhampton, the daughter of Benjamin Mecham. Thomas died 7 March 1762 in Worfield, and was buried 9 March 1762 in Worfield.


Thomas Meredith burial 1762

Thomas Meredith's burial in the Worfield parish register: "Thos. Meredith of Hiltone, Labourer Died ye 7th & was buried ye 9th, an afid. accord in to Act of Parlim".



Thomas Meredith was born 21 November 1728 in Worfield, christened 1 January 1729 in Worfield, Shropshire, England, the son of James Meredith and Elizabeth Thomas: "Thomas son of James Meredith of Hilton, labourer, and Elizabeth his wife was born November ye 21st and baptized ye 1st of ye month". Thomas is listed in the parish register as a laborer of Hilton in the parish of Worfield. He married Sarah Mecham 6 May 1756 in St. Peter's Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Sarah was christened 4 August 1735 in Wolverhampton, the daughter of Benjamin Mecham. Thomas died 7 March 1762 in Worfield, and was buried 9 March 1762 in Worfield.


Thomas and Sarah had the following children:
 

1. Elizabeth, christened 22 February 1757 in Worfield: "Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Meredith of Hilton, labourer, and Sarah his wife was born ye 14th and baptized ye 22nd".
 

2. James, christened 16 April 1759 in Worfield: "James son of Thomas Meredith of Hilton, labourer, and Sarah his wife was born March ye 19th and baptized ye 16th day of April 1759".
 

*3. Sarah, christened 22 September 1760 in Worfield: "Sarah daughter of Thomas Meredith of Hilton, labourer, and Sarah his wife was baptized ye 22nd day"; married John Green 7 August 1796 in Claverley; buried 4 April 1830 in Claverley. daughter of Benjamin Mecham. Thomas died 7 March 1762 in Worfield, and was buried 9 March 1762 in Worfield. 


Sarah Meredith
          baptism 1760


Sarah Meredith baptism in the Worfield parish register


Sarah married again four years after Thomas' death: "Joseph Fasy of this parish and Sarah Meredith widow of this parish were married in this church by banns this ninth day of February in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty six". They are shown as "of Stanlow" in their children's christenings.s buried 9 March 1762 in Worfield.


Sarah Meredith


Joseph and Sarah had the following children:


1. Mary, christened 9 December 1770 in Worfield; buried 3 February 1772 in Worfield.


2. Anne, christened 4 March 1773 in Worfield.


3. Maria, christened 14 November 1777 in Worfield.


Sarah (Phesey) of Claverley was buried 4 March 1816 in Worfield. She is shown as being 84 years old. Joseph (Phazey) of Claverley was buried 5 May 1827 in Worfield.


 

SOURCES: IGI; Claverley parish register; Worfield parish register, FHS#510686; St. Peter's Wolverhampton parish register online at www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk.

 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES MEREDITH
AND ELIZABETH THOMAS


James Meredith was christened 17 May 1703 in Wombourn, Staffordshire, the son of William and Margaret Meredith. He is listed in the parish register as a laborer or husbandman of Hilton in the parish of Worfield. He married Elizabeth Thomas 2 November 1727 in Claverley, Shropshire, England.


James Meredith marriage

The marriage of James Meredith and Elizabeth Thomas in the Claverley parish register
"James Meredeth & Eliz: Thomas married by banns November 2d"




Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Thomas, and was christened 26 January 1702 in Claverley. James died 18 April 1738, and was buried 20 April 1738 in Worfield.


James Meredith burial

James Meredith's burial in the Worfield parish register



James and Elizabeth had the following children:
 

*1. Thomas, born 21 Nov 1728 in Worfield; christened 1 January 1729 in Worfield; married Sarah Mecham 6 May 1756 in St. Peter's Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; died 7 March 1762; buried 9 March 1762 in Worfield.


Thomas Meredith baptism 1729

Thomas Meredith's baptism in the Worfield parish register

 

2. John, born 10 December 1731 in Worfield (of Hilton); christened 25 December 1731 in Worfield; married Anne Meredith 5 May 1756 in Worfield.
 

3. James, born 7 November 1735 in Worfield; christened 23 November 1735 in Worfield; married Phaby Poiner 12 May 1757 in Worfield.
 

4. Ann, born 25 February 1737 in Worfield (of Hilton); christened 26 March 1737 in Worfield; died 19 December 1738; buried 21 December 1738 in Worfield. At the time of Ann's death, she is listed as the daughter of Elizabeth Meredith, widow of Hilton. James Meredith, her father, died in April of that year.
 

SOURCES: IGI; Claverley parish register; Worfield parish register.
 
 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND MARGARET MEREDITH


William Meredith was christened 11 October 1674 in Wombourn, Staffordshire, England, the son of William and Joan Meredith. He married Margaret. William died and was buried 31 October 1712 in Bobbington.

William Meredith burial

Burial record for William Meredith in the Bobbington parish register: "William Meredith was buried October 31st"


William and Margaret had the following children: 


1. William, christened 29 May 1699 in Bobbington; buried 10 November 1709 in Wombourn. 


2. John, christened 4 April 1701 in Bobbington.


*3. James, christened 17 May 1703 in Bobbington, Shropshire, England; married Elizabeth Thomas 2 November 1727; died 18 April 1738 in Worfield; buried 20 April 1738 in Worfield.


James Meredith 1703

Baptism record for James Meredith in the Bobbington parish register


4. Mary, christened 8 June 1707 in Bobbington; buried 25 March 1708 in Bobbington.


5. Thomas, christened 14 February 1708 in Bobbington.

 

SOURCES: IGI; Wombourn parish register; Bobbington parish register; www.familysearch.org.
 
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND
JOAN MEREDITH


William Meredith was christened 29 April 1649 in Wombourn, the son of William and Elizabeth Meredith. He married Joan. William and Joan Meredith had the following children:
 

*1.William, christened 11 October 1674 in Wombourn; married Margaret.


William Meredith 1674

Baptism record for William Meredith in the Wombourn parish register


2. (Child, gender unknown), christened 17 December 1676 in Wombourn.
 

SOURCES: IGI; www.familysearch.org; Wombourn parish register on www.findmypast.com.

 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND
ELIZABETH MEREDITH


William Meredith was born in about 1620 of Wombourn. He married Elizabeth. William was a husbandman and nailor. Elizabeth died and was buried 25 February 1691 in Wombourn.

Elizabeth Meredith burial

Burial record for Elizabeth Meredith in Wombourn: "Elizabeth Mereddyth was buryed in woolen ffeb 25 91"


William died and was buried 1692 in Wombourn. He left a will dated 21 February 1692 and proven 21 June 1695.

William Meredith will

Will of William Meredith, 1695

To All Christian people to whom these presents shall come – I William Meredeth of the parish of Womborn in the County of Stafford, nailor doth give, grant, and confirm unto my Sonn Robert Meredeth of this parish and County aforesaid, husbandman all and singular my goods, chattels, personall estate whatsoever, utensils, houshold stuff, implements and all thinges whatsoever of what nature, kind or property soever the same be or can be found within the realm of England, to have, hold, levy, use, dispose of, take and enjoy all my said goods, chattles, lease, personall estate, houshold stuff and implements and all other the premises afores’d unto the said Robert Meredeth his executors, heirs and assignes from henceforth forever without any manner of claim, challenge or demand whatsoever or by any person or persons whatsoever only excepted the use of the same goods and chattles for my said life, and after my decease then to my said Sonn Robert Meredeth, paying unto the rest of my said children one shilling a piece. And I the said William Meredeth for myself and my exors or assignes doth covenant, promise, and grant to and with my said Sonn Robert his exors, heirs or assignes shall have all and singuler my goods, chattles, cattle, lease, implements and all other thinges under the exeptions above mentioned vix, the use of the goods and chattels for my naturall life and at my death to the rest of my said children one shilling a piece which is the true intent and meaning of me the said Wm Meredeth. In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal this 21 day of February in the fourth year of the raign of our Soveraign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary and in the year of our Lord God 1692. Sealed and deliver’d and quiet possession given. Witness John Meredeth. Signed, sealed and delivered in the  p’sence of  John Meredeth, Mary Tymmis, George White

William also had an inventory:


William Meredith inventory

Aprell the 30th day William Maredeth departed this life. June the 19th day 93 a true and perefit inventory of the goods and catell of William Maredeth decesed taken by William Ffoxall and Thomas Mulliner aprysors.
Item, for his wearing aparill and mony in his purse   1-5-0
Item, for his horses        8-6-0
Item, for cowes and tow young cattell    8-15-0
Item, for sheep and lames     4-0-0
Item for a sowe and piges and tow fore piges  2-1-0
Item, for brase and pewter and tow olde gorne potes   1-7-10
Item, in the dweling house for a borde and forme and author wooden ward    0-16-0
Item, in the chamber bedsteads and beds and other ffurniture belounging to them and one chest and one   one box and tow stules    2-13-2
Item, in the rome over the chamber the things at  0-10-0
Item in the rome over the house the things all at  1-10-0
Item for all the linines in the house   1-0-0
Item for one tumbrill and wheeles and outhor implements of husbandry  1-15-0
Item for all other things forgotten 0-0-6

William and Elizabeth Meredith had the following children:
 

1. Robert, mentioned in father's will of 1696.


*2.William, christened 29 April 1649 in Wombourn; married Joan.


3. Mary, buried 1654 in Wombourn.


4. Jane, christened 24 June 1654 in Wombourn.


5. Elizabeth, born 12 April 1657 in Wombourn; christened 13 April 1657 in Wombourn


6. Izabell, christened 30 October 1659 in Wombourn.


 

SOURCES: www.familysearch.org; Wombourn parish register on www.findmypast.com; will of William Meredith, 1695, on findmypast.co.uk.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD MEREDITH AND
ELNOR SMITH

Richard Meredith is likely the father of William Meredith of Wombourn, as his is the only Meredith family having children in the parish in the right time period. He married Elnor Smith 19 February 1609 in Wombourn. Elnor was christened 17 April 1588 in Wombourn, the daughter of John Smith.

William and Elnor had the following children:


1. Robert, married Ann; buried 11 April 1698 in Wombourn "of Orton".

*2. William, born about 1620; married Elizabeth.

3. Elizabeth, christened 25 August 1621 in Wombourn, "of Orton".


SOURCES: www.familysearch.org; Wombourn parish register on www.findmypast.org.



 

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