The Irish Merediths

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Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH1,2,3

M, #1, b. about 1550, d. 3 August 1597

Parents

FatherRobert MEREDITH b. bet 1517 and 1523, d. 1557
MotherMargaret FERCH WILLIAM AP JOHN d. aft. 1557

Biography

Arms of Richard Meredith, Bishop of Leighlin
Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH was born ca. 1550.2 He married Sarah BATHO bef. 1584.1 Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH died on 3 Aug 1597.1,4 He was buried on 7 Aug 1597 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G5
Richard Meredith entered Oxford University in 1568. He graduated BA on 4 March 1573 at Jesus College, Oxford, England, and graduated MA on 1 June 1575 from the same college.

He appears to have entered the Church as a member of St. David's Cathedral Clergy the same year he entered Oxford University, as he is recorded as a Prebendary at Clydey, Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1568. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the Bishop of St. David's was Richard Davies, his father's 1st cousin. The Bishop may have played a part in Richard Meredith's upbringing following his father's death in 1557, when Richard was about 7 years old. Subsequently, he is recorded as having had the following appointments:
     ~ Rector (with cure of souls) in 1573 at Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
     ~ Prebendary in 1574 at Brecon, Powys, Wales.
     ~ Prebendary in 1575 at Lledrod, Brecon, Powys, Wales.
     ~ Prebendary, Brecon collegiate church and rector, Barton in Pembrokeshire in 1578.
     ~ Rector (with cure of souls) in 1578 at Burton, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
     ~ Vicar in 1579 at Llanafan Fawr, Brecknockshire, Wales.
     ~ Prebendary in 1580 at Carrog, Denbighshire, Wales.
     ~ Sinecure Rector in 1580 at Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
     ~ Cursal Prebendary in 1580 at St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

He was appointed Chaplain to the lord deputy of Ireland, Sir John Perrot in 1584, and moved to Dublin where he was appointed Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in June 1584 that year. He was described in July 1588 as being noted for 'diligent preaching' and keeping 'a good house to the relief of many people which likeness was not done this 30 years by his predecessors' in July 1588. He was appointed Bishop of Leighlin in April 1589. He appeared before the Star Chamber in May 1592 and was fined £2000. He was described as being in poor health and 'not like to live' in 1593. He appeared before Dublin court of castle chamber in January 1593/94, and was fined £20 with a sentence of eight days in prison. He left a will dated 28 July 1597; £100 to Dublin corporation; allowance to poor; £800 due to estate from Archbishop Loftus and sons & bequeathed to his daughters provided they remained chaste until marriage, estate in Pembrokeshire to youngest son. He died on 3 August 1597. He was buried on 7 August 1597 at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. His will was proven in 1606 at St Asaph's Consistory Court.
Coat of arms: gules on a chevron sable three trefoils slipped or between three goats' heads erased of the last.6,7,1,8,9,10,11,12

Children with Sarah BATHO b. bef. 1567, d. 1 Aug 1650

DaughterAlice MEREDITH
DaughterAnne MEREDITH d. 18 Sep 1608
DaughterMargaret MEREDITH d. 7 Jan 1608/09
SonSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
SonSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S2] Ed H.C.G Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 1995 edition
  3. [S3] Caius, Thomas (d1572), Thom Caii (Collegii Universitatis regnante Elizabetha magistri) Vindici antiquitatis Academiae Oxoniensis contra Joannem Caium, Cantabrigiense, p. 642
  4. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "Richard Meredyth, Dean of St Patricks and Bishop of Leighlin bur in his vault near the Tower [F].", - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
  5. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "Dean of St Patricks and Bishop of Leighlin bur in his vault near the Tower [F]."
  6. [S7] Barrie Williams, The Welsh Clergy 1558-1642, DX202615, accessed through British Library Thesis Service
  7. [S8] J.B Leslie, Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough
  8. [S9] WMMason, History of the cathedral church of St Patrick's
  9. [S362] Will of Richard Meredith, Bishop of Leighlin (1606), StAsaph Probate Records, 1521-1858 (National Library of Wales)
  10. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
  11. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, - "Dean of St Patricks and Bishop of Leighlin bur in his vault near the Tower [F]."
  12. [S11] Genealogical Office Manuscript nos. 64-67, Funeral Entries, LDS microfilm no. 0100160
Last Edited12 Apr 2017

Sarah BATHO1

F, #2, b. before 1567, d. 1 August 1650

Biography

Sarah BATHO was born bef. 1567. She married Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH, son of Robert MEREDITH and Margaret FERCH WILLIAM AP JOHN, bef. 1584.1 Sarah BATHO married Sir Adam LOFTUS in 1597. Sarah BATHO died on 1 Aug 1650 in Middleham, Yorkshire, England.G2
Sarah Batho’s brother became the steward to her first husband Richard Meredith. The Patent Rolls of James I (20th regnal year, 31 July) describe a grant to Robert Meredith of Dublin of the wardship of Luke Bath, son and heir of Robert Bath of Lea, Queen’s County, deceased. The Robert Meredith mentioned was presumably Sarah Batho’s son, and so Robert Bath and his son Luke are likely to have been related to her brother, the steward to Bishop Richard Meredith.
William Weston accused Sarah's 2nd husband Adam Loftus of having taken bribes during the years 1620 to 1623, when Weston said he gave Lady Loftus, among other things, “one suit of hangings of the value of £160, one dozen of silver plates with his lordship's arms thereupon [and] 32 ells [of] Polonie rich taffetie”.3

Children with Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597

DaughterAlice MEREDITH
DaughterAnne MEREDITH d. 18 Sep 1608
DaughterMargaret MEREDITH d. 7 Jan 1608/09
SonSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
SonSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S12] Lodge, John, The peerage of Ireland, or, a genealogical history of the present nobility of that Kingdom 1754 Edn, Vol. 1, p.332, gives Sarah's date of death. It is assumed that she went into exile with her 2nd husband Adam Loftus and like him died at Middleham, but it is possible that she stayed in Ireland at their Monasterevan estate in Co. Kildare
  3. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition, entry for Richard Meredith
Last Edited21 Nov 2012

Sir Adam LOFTUS

M, #3, b. about 1568, d. 1643

Biography

Sir Adam LOFTUS was born ca. 1568. He married Sarah BATHO in 1597. Sir Adam LOFTUS died in 1643 in Middleham, Yorkshire, England.G He was buried in Coverham church, Yorkshire, England.G
Sir Adam Loftus was 1st Viscount Loftus of Ely, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, nephew to Adam Loftus Archbishop of Dublin. He lost considerable property, in excess of £10,000 in value, as a result of the Irish rising of October 1641. Soon afterwards h emoved to Yorkshire, where he died at Middleham early in 1643. He was buried later that year at Coverham church. His widow died seven years later.

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited20 Oct 2010

Sir Robert MEREDITH1,2,3

M, #4, b. after 1576, d. 17 October 1668

Parents

FatherRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
MotherSarah BATHO b. bef. 1567, d. 1 Aug 1650

Biography

Sir Robert MEREDITH was born aft. 1576.4 He married Anne USSHER in 1618. Sir Robert MEREDITH died on 17 Oct 1668. He was buried on 19 Oct 1668 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G5,6
Sir Robert Meredith was knighted at Dublin on 6 Sep 1635 by Lord Wentworth, Lord Deputy of Ireland. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1609 as a Fellow Commoner, and Lincoln's Inn on 3 Jul 1611.
He held the following posts and appointments:
~ Member of Parliament for Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland: 1613;
~ Member of Parliament for Augher: 1634;
~ Chancellor of the Exchequer (Ireland): appointed 1634;
~ Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper (Ireland): appointed 13 Apr 1636;
~ Member of Parliament for Athy: 1639;
~ Commissioner of Parliament (Ireland): appointed 19 Jun 1647;
~ Member of Parliament for Jamestown: 1661;
~ Chancellor of the Exchequer (Ireland): appointed 6 Dec 1661.
He was recorded as owning property in:
~ Birr, King's County, Ireland in 1612;
~ Rathville, Co. Carlow, Ireland in 1633;
~ Greenehill and Beestowne, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 1654;
~ Blanchestown, Ireland 1668.
In 1637 he obtained for fifty pounds and one shilling, for a term of 49 years, the manor and lands of Kilberry, Castleriddy, Clony and Clonwanir.
He was recorded as living at Hangman's Lane, St. Michan's Parish, Dublin, Ireland in 1659 and 1668, and at St. Michan's Parish, Dublin, Ireland in 1663.
He left a will dated 10 Sep 1664 that was proved on 12 June 1669.7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23

Children with Anne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

DaughterGrissel MEREDITH b. bef. 1620
SonSir William MEREDITH b. ca. 1620, d. ca. Feb 1664/65
SonAdam MEREDITH b. bef. 1625, d. ca. 17 Jul 1647
SonSir Charles MEREDITH b. ca. 1628, d. Nov 1700
DaughterAlice MEREDITH b. bef. 1635, d. bef. 1699
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1636, d. 10 Jun 1698
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. bef. 1637, d. 11 Jul 1637
DaughterEleanor MEREDITH b. 18 Aug 1637
SonRobert MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. aft. 1669
DaughterMary MEREDITH b. bef. 1642, d. aft. 1669

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Son of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S10] St Asaph's Consistory Court abstracts and indexes, Probate entry for Richard Meredith 1606, Note that the abstract of the probate incorrectly names an Edward and Adam as sons of Bishop Richard Meredith It is clear from the will that Edward and Adam are sons of Adam Loftus the Archbishop of Lord Chancellor of Ireland
  3. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187
  4. [S362] - aged under 21 at the time of father’s will of 1597, Will of Richard Meredith, Bishop of Leighlin (1606), StAsaph Probate Records, 1521-1858 (National Library of Wales)
  5. [S14] William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs - Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Family in Ireland, entry for wife Anne Ussher states that " in his will he desires to be buried there by Torch light without expense"
  6. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "d. Oct 17 bur. Oct 19 in the Meredyth vault [F]"
  7. [S15] W.AShaw, The knights of England: a complete record...., File Reference: R6.452, incorprating a complete list of Knights Bachelors dubbed in Ireland, compiled by G.DBurtchaell
  8. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk
  9. [S17] John O'Hart, The Irish and Anglo-Irish Gentry - when Cromwell came to Ireland, p. 46, footnote, states that "Robert Meredith as, along with John Cusack, M.P. for the borough of Boyle, A.D. 1613. They were the first M.P.s for that borough"
  10. [S18] T.WMoody, The Irish Parliament under Elizabeth and James I
  11. [S19] Calendar of State Papers (Ireland), for period 1633-1647, Robert included in list of names of everyone who attended the parliament held in Dublin on 14 July 1634
  12. [S20] James L.JHughes, Patentee officers in Ireland, 1173-1826, File Reference: K.5.411, TO BE RESOLVED: date of becoming Chancellor of Exchequer - the article The Irish Independents gives this as 1637 and has Sep 1635 as date of appointment to the Irish Privy Council, quoting CSPI 1633-1647 pp. 111, 168; Knowler, ed.,, Straff
  13. [S20] James L.JHughes, Patentee officers in Ireland, 1173-1826, File Reference: K.5.411
  14. [S21] Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society: Birr or Parsonstown, Url: http://www.offalyhistory.com/content/reading_resources/books_articles/birr_pars.htm, records that a commission for the plantation of Ely was held in 1612. Birr was given to Mr. Robert Meredith
  15. [S22] Richard Hayes, Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation, Ref. D 3938: Indenture for securing the mortgage on the lands of Rathville, Co. Catherlagh by the Earl of Ormonde to R. Merydeth, Dec. 13, 1633. Ref. 3935-6: Leases by the Earl of Ormonde to R. Meredyth of the manor of Rathville, Co., Cath
  16. [S388] The Civil Survey, 1654-1656, VolVIII, CoKildare, http://www.irishmanuscripts.ie
  17. [S23] Inquisitionum Cancellariae Hiberniae Repertorium, File Reference: K5 311/1
  18. [S24] Journal of the Co Kildare Archaeological Society (1892) Vol1 p110
  19. [S14] William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs - Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Family in Ireland, p. 135, In Sir Robert Meredith's Will he leaves his wife Anne "the house in the lane leading from Church Str. to Mary Abbey". This would seem to describe Hangman's Lane, the present-day Hammond Lane
  20. [S25] A Census of Ireland c1659 Ed. Seamus Pender. Dublin Stationery Office: 1939, tituladoes listed for Hangmans Lane include Sr. Robert Meredith Esq., as well as Charles Coote Esq, Charles Meredith Esq, Geo: Carr Esq, Tho: Carre Gent. and William Carr Gent.
  21. [S26] Analecta Hibernica no38, Hearth Roll Tax for Dublin City 1663, p. 114, St. Michan's Parish, entry for Sir Robert Meredith. 20 hearths taxed at 2 shillings each. [There was only one residence in the whole of Dublin with more hearths. The Lord Chancellor had only 17 hearths.]
  22. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, short pedigree abstracted by Betham gives date of Will. It names the following children: Charles, Robert, Elizabeth, Mary and [blank] wife of Sir George Carr
  23. [S14] William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs - Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Family in Ireland, p. 135, entry for wife Anne Ussher states that "Sir Robert d. 17th Oct., 1668, and was buried 19th Oct., in St. Patrick?s Cathl.; in his will he desires to be buried there by Torch light without expense; ?to my wife Anne, of whose piety, an
Last Edited16 Apr 2017

Sir Thomas MEREDITH1,2,3

M, #5, b. after 1576, d. about 1677

Parents

FatherRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
MotherSarah BATHO b. bef. 1567, d. 1 Aug 1650

Biography

Sir Thomas MEREDITH was born aft. 1576.4 He married Letitia FORTESCUE, daughter of Faithful FORTESCUE and Anne MOORE. Sir Thomas MEREDITH died ca. 1677.
Sir Thomas Meredith was knighted in Ireland on 15 Jul 1630 by Viscount Loftus and the Earl of Cork, Lords Justices of Ireland. He was admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland as a Fellow Commoner in 1609, and to Lincoln's Inn on 14 Jul 1628. He was a Member of Parliament for Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, Ireland in 1634. On 5 May 1645 he presented a petition to Irish House of Commons.
He owned property at Dromormona, Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1634 and in Co. Mayo, Ireland before 1659. In 1635 Dean Benjamine Culme demised to Sir Thomas Meredith, Chancellor of the Exchequer [sic], for £50 per annum, the Lordship and Manor of Kilberry, Bert, Clony, Shrowlan, Kilcolman, Oldcourt, Tullaghgory, Preswellstown, Shanrahin, Tyrrelstown, Clonwanwyer, and Russelstown.
He was recorded as living at Shop St and Deere St Ward, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland in 1664, and at Mooretown, Co. Kildare, Ireland, in 1634.
His will was dated 28 Dec 1676.

An incident in March 1643 is described by Clodagh Tait in "Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650" in which: ‘Sir Thomas Meredith smashed the tomb of a Mr. Eustace at Castlemartin in County Kildare. His ensign, Edward Roe,later deposed that he did this because ?Mr. Eustace of Castlemartin had burnt the house of Sir Robert Meredith, who was brother to the said Sir Thomas and sayeth that the said Sir Thomas sayeth further that that he knows this [thedestruction of the tomb] would vex the said Mr. Eustace more than anything else he could do unto him'. Meredith knew that Eustace would be vexed not only at the destruction of his property, but also at the insult to his family and tothe position that they held in society. Such destruction was usually far from indiscriminate."5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14

Children with Letitia FORTESCUE b. ca. 1625, d. ca. 1685

SonCharles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710
SonArthur MEREDITH b. 1639, d. 4 May 1732
SonWilliam MEREDITH b. aft. 1639
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. bef. 1675, d. 1706
DaughterAlice MEREDITH b. bef. 1675

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Son of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S10] St Asaph's Consistory Court abstracts and indexes, Probate entry for Richard Meredith 1606, Note that the abstract of the probate incorrectly names an Edward and Adam as sons of Bishop Richard Meredith It is clear from the will that Edward and Adam are sons of Adam Loftus the Archbishop of Lord Chancellor of Ireland
  3. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187
  4. [S362] - aged under 21 at the time of father’s will of 1597, Will of Richard Meredith, Bishop of Leighlin (1606), StAsaph Probate Records, 1521-1858 (National Library of Wales)
  5. [S15] W.AShaw, The knights of England: a complete record...., File Reference: R6.452, incorprating a complete list of Knights Bachelors dubbed in Ireland, compiled by G.DBurtchaell
  6. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk
  7. [S19] Calendar of State Papers (Ireland), Sir Thomas included in list of names of everyone who attended the parliament held in Dublin on 14 July 1634
  8. [S28] House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online, Url: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:hcpp&rft_dat=xri:hcpp:fulltext:1878-054464, Edition: 1878 (69-I) Return of Names of Members of Lower House ofParliament of England, Scotland and Ireland....
  9. [S29] Bradley, Dublin: 1765, The Journals of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland 1641-1647, p. 180, Entry states "Upon reading the petition of Sir Thomas Meredyth, Knight, it is ordered, that by the consent of Mr. Charles Ryves, a Member of this House, that the protection granted unto Nathaniel Neve, by the said Mr. Ryves, is, vac
  10. [S22] Richard Hayes, Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation, Ref. D.3961: Grant by C. Potts, of New Abbey, Co. Kildare, to Sir T. Meredyth of the lands of Dromormona, etc., Co. Tipperary, June 25, 1634
  11. [S17] John O'Hart, The Irish and Anglo-Irish Gentry - when Cromwell came to Ireland
  12. [S24] Journal of the Co Kildare Archaeological Society (1892) Vol1 p110, is the reference to him as Chancellor of Exchequer an error? Or should the reference be to Sir Robert Meredith who was Chancellorof Exchequer at that time?
  13. [S30] John Hayes, Hearth Money Roll for Drogheda, Url: http://failteromhat.com/louthhearth/drogheda.htm
  14. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, short pedigree for Sir Thomas Meredyth abstracted by Betham gives date of Will
Last Edited24 Dec 2016

Anne MEREDITH1

F, #6, d. 18 September 1608

Parents

FatherRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
MotherSarah BATHO b. bef. 1567, d. 1 Aug 1650

Biography

Anne MEREDITH married Sir William COLLEY, son of Sir George COLLEY. Anne MEREDITH died on 18 Sep 1608.2 She was buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G
Her Funeral Entry states:
"Anne dr. of Rich: Meredith sometime xx Bi: of Leighlin & wi: to Wm. eldest sonne of Sr. Geo: Colley of Edendery Knight, deceased in childe-bedde of her first childe born 18th[?] Septemb: 1603 . cc bur: in St. Patricks Dublin in herfathers tombe: the child (named William) alsoe died."

Child with Sir William COLLEY

SonWilliam COLLEY b. 1603, d. 1603

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Daughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187
  2. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "dau of Bishop Meredyth of Leighlin and wife of William eldest son of Sir George Colley d. Sep 18 bur. in the Meredyth vault [F]", - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
Last Edited29 Nov 2010

Margaret MEREDITH1

F, #7, d. 7 January 1608/09

Parents

FatherRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
MotherSarah BATHO b. bef. 1567, d. 1 Aug 1650

Biography

Margaret MEREDITH married Christopher CONWAY. Margaret MEREDITH died on 7 Jan 1608/09.2 She was buried on 12 Jan 1608/09 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G3
Her Funeral Entry states: "Margaret dr. of Richard Meredith sometime Byshoppe of Leghlin, & wife of Christopher Conway of Rathmines deceased in childbed of her firste childe the xxth. of Jan: 1608 & is bur: in St. Patricks Dublin in herfathers tombe: shee lefte issue a daughter."

Child with Christopher CONWAY b. bef. 1590

DaughterUnknown CONWAY b. Jan 1609/10

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Daughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187
  2. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "Margaret dau of Bishop Meredyth of Leighlin and wife of Christopher Conway of Rathmines d. Jan 12 bur. in the Meredyth vault [F].", - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
  3. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "dau of Bishop Meredyth of Leighlin and wife of Christopher Conway of Rathmines d. Jan 12 bur. in the Meredyth vault [F]", - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
Last Edited29 Nov 2010

Alice MEREDITH1

F, #8

Parents

FatherRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
MotherSarah BATHO b. bef. 1567, d. 1 Aug 1650

Biography

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Daughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S10] St Asaph's Consistory Court abstracts and indexes, Probate entry for Richard Meredith 1606, Note that the abstract of the probate incorrectly names an Edward and Adam as sons of Bishop Richard Meredith It is clear from the will that Edward and Adam are sons of Adam Loftus the Archbishop of Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Last Edited22 Dec 2007

Anne USSHER

F, #9, b. about 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Anne USSHER was born ca. 1597. She married Sir Robert MEREDITH, son of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH and Sarah BATHO, in 1618. Anne USSHER died on 12 May 1669. She was buried on 15 May 1669 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G1,2

Children with Sir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668

DaughterGrissel MEREDITH b. bef. 1620
SonSir William MEREDITH b. ca. 1620, d. ca. Feb 1664/65
SonAdam MEREDITH b. bef. 1625, d. ca. 17 Jul 1647
SonSir Charles MEREDITH b. ca. 1628, d. Nov 1700
DaughterAlice MEREDITH b. bef. 1635, d. bef. 1699
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1636, d. 10 Jun 1698
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. bef. 1637, d. 11 Jul 1637
DaughterEleanor MEREDITH b. 18 Aug 1637
SonRobert MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. aft. 1669
DaughterMary MEREDITH b. bef. 1642, d. aft. 1669

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Sir Robert MEREDITH (son of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "d. May 12 and bur. May 15 in the Meredyth vault [F]" - this conflicts with Ussher memoirs stating that buried in S. Audoen's, - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
  2. [S14] William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs - Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Family in Ireland, this reference gives a different burial place: "Anne Ussher, died 12th May 1669, buried 15th May in St. Audoen?s; m. in 1618, Sir Robert Meredyth, Chanc. Hib. Exch., and eldest son of Dr. Meredyth, Bishop of Leighlin
Last Edited23 Feb 2008

Sir William MEREDITH1

M, #10, b. about 1620, d. about February 1664/65

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Sir William MEREDITH was born ca. 1620. He married Mary KING, daughter of Robert KING and Frances FOLLIOTT, in 1655. Sir William MEREDITH died ca. Feb 1664/65. He was buried on 14 Feb 1664/65 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G2
Sir William Meredith was created Baronet of Greenhills in the County of Kildare on 20 Nov 1660. He was recorded as living at Greenhill, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 1659, and at Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, Ireland, in 1664. His will was dated 2 Jun 1664 and proven on 11 Apr 1665. It states:
" In the Name of God Amen The second day of June one thousand six hundred sixty and foure I William Meredith of the parish of Kilkullin in the County of Kildare in Ireland Barronett being Sicke in body but of perfect mind and memory doe make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following Imprimo I committ my body to the Grave and my soule into the handes of my Saviour Item I make and constitute my beloved wife Mary Meridith my sole heiress and executrix of all my personall estate goods and chattells In witness whereof I have by these presents putt my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. William Meredith. Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Marcus Trever Edward Lewis Jenkin Christopher[?] etc."3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Grandson of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187
  2. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "bur. in the Meredyth vault [F]", - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
  3. [S31] John Watson, The Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack, File Reference: Bl.10 Wat [or BI.10..], Baronets of Ireland: William Meredyth, of Greenhills, Co Kildare Esq. 20 Nov 1660 with note added "extinct, or presumed to be so."
  4. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187, this manuscript contains a certified copy of the Patent of Sir William Meredith Baronet granted by Charles II, in which it is clear that the baronetcy was granted to William and his heirs male. He died childless, and so the baronetcy, becam
  5. [S25] A Census of Ireland c1659 Ed. Seamus Pender. Dublin Stationery Office: 1939
  6. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, Bethan abstract describes him as "Sir William Meredyth of Kilcullen in Co. Kildare Bart."
  7. [S32] Sir Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1535-1810, entry refers to Sir Wm., par. of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
  8. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, short pedigree abstracted by Betham gives date of Will
  9. [S32] Sir Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1535-1810, gives date of 1665
  10. [S33] Public Record Office, London, England, Will of Sir William Meredith of Kilkullin, County Kildare 11 April 1665
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Robert MEREDITH1

M, #11, b. before 1639, d. after 1669

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Robert MEREDITH was born bef. 1639.2 He married Mary JUBS. Robert MEREDITH died aft. 1669.3

Child with Mary JUBS

SonRichard MEREDITH b. bet 1657 and 1667, d. 1743

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Grandson of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, Vol II p. 246, Entry for son Richard Meredith
  2. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187, states that he is the 3rd son (corrected on manuscript from 2nd son). Date of birth estimated from that of his son Richard. Genealogical Office Manuscript 113 p. 217 states that he is the 3rd son (corrected on manuscript from 2nd son).
  3. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, Will of father Sir Robert proven in 1669 names this Robert, so presumably still living then
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Sir Charles MEREDITH1

M, #12, b. about 1628, d. November 1700

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Sir Charles MEREDITH was born ca. 1628.1 He died in Nov 1700.
Sir Charles Meredith was knighted in Ireland on 4 Sep 1664. He was a Member of Parliament for Old Leighlin from 1661 to 1666, and for Gowran in 1692 and 1693. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer (Ireland) between 1674 and 1687, and again from 1693 to 1695. He was Revenue Commissioner from 1675 to 1677. He was appointed Privy Counsellor in Aug 1671. He was living in Hangman's Lane, St. Michan's Parish, Dublin, Ireland in 1659 and later lived at Greenhills, Co. Kildare, Ireland. He obtained 3,746 acres from the Commissioners of the Act of Settlement. In 19 Apr 1697 he was granted the custodiam of Oxmantown, Ireland for 31 years, the chapel being made available for worship by French Protestants. In his will dated 25 Mar 1694/95 (probated 18 Nov 1700) he was described as living in St Anne Parish, Soho, Middlesex, England.1,2,3,4

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Grandson of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 243
  2. [S25] A Census of Ireland c1659 Ed. Seamus Pender. Dublin Stationery Office: 1939
  3. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 244
  4. [S35] Public Record Office, London, England, Will of Sir Charles Meredith of Saint Ann Soho, Middlesex 18 Nov 1700, this was amended by a codicil dated 26 Feb 1696&|;7. The will was subsequently contested in 1705
Last Edited9 Aug 2010

Alice MEREDITH

F, #13, b. before 1635, d. before 1699

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Alice MEREDITH was born bef. 1635. She married Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath, in 1653. Alice MEREDITH died bef. 1699.
As widow of Charles Coote, Alice Meredith she was attainted by James II's Parliament in 1689, and had her jointure of £950 a year sequestrated. On the intercession of Queen Mary in 1691 she was granted custody of an estate in the hands of the Crown until her own should be restored to her. She left a will in 1689.1

Children with Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath, b. ca. 1630, d. 30 Aug 1672

DaughterMary COOTE b. aft. 1653
SonRobert COOTE b. aft. 1653
SonCharles COOTE b. ca. 1655, d. 29 May 1709
DaughterAnne COOTE b. ca. 1658, d. 5 Apr 1725

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S36] Coote Family Website: Charles Coote 2nd Earl of Mountrath, Url: web.archive.org/web/20040319223307/www.mazro.freeserve.co.uk/mountra2.htm, in her own will dated 1689, she leaves to her son, Charles, Earl of Mountrath, "2 dozen silver trenshar plates", and to her grandson Charles Coote "fifty pond to buy him a ring to were for my sacke". However, in a codicil dated 1691, she, s
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Mary MEREDITH1

F, #14, b. before 1642, d. after 1669

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Mary MEREDITH was born bef. 1642. She died aft. 1669.

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, Mary named in will of father Sir Robert proven in 1669
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Elizabeth MEREDITH1,2

F, #15, b. about 1636, d. 10 June 1698

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Elizabeth MEREDITH was born ca. 1636.3 She married Thomas JUXON aft. 1669. Elizabeth MEREDITH married Daniel WILLIAMS on 16 Oct 1675. Elizabeth MEREDITH died on 10 Jun 1698 probably in London.4,5

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, Elizabeth named in father Sir Robert's will of 1669
  3. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition, entry for husband Daniel Williams states that Elizabeth died aged 62
  4. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition, entry for husband Daniel Williams states that Elizabeth "died on 10 June 1698, aged sixty-two, through grief at the death of her sister Alice, dowager countess of Mountrath."
  5. [S37] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187, this pedigree states erroneously that Elizabeth died 2nd October 1672 - this is in fact the date of death of her first husband Thomas Juxon who the pedigree states, also erroneously, died on 12 October 1672
Last Edited24 Feb 2008

Anne MEREDITH

F, #16, b. before 1637, d. 11 July 1637

Parents

FatherSir Robert MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. 17 Oct 1668
MotherAnne USSHER b. ca. 1597, d. 12 May 1669

Biography

Anne MEREDITH was born bef. 1637. She died on 11 Jul 1637.1 She was buried on 13 Jul 1637 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G1

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Mary KING

F, #17, b. before 1652, d. 1669

Parents

FatherRobert KING d. Jun 1657
MotherFrances FOLLIOTT d. 13 Mar 1637/38

Biography

Mary KING was born bef. 1652. She married Wiliam FEILDING. Mary KING married Sir William MEREDITH, son of Sir Robert MEREDITH and Anne USSHER, in 1655. Mary KING died in 1669. She was buried on 12 Sep 1669 in St Michan's Church.G

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Sir William MEREDITH (grandson of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Wiliam FEILDING

M, #18, b. 29 December 1640, d. 23 August 1685

Biography

Wiliam FEILDING was born on 29 Dec 1640. He married Mary KING, daughter of Robert KING and Frances FOLLIOTT. Wiliam FEILDING died on 23 Aug 1685, at age 44.
He was 3rd Earl of Denbigh and 2nd Earl of Desmond, and son of George Feilding, 1st Earl of Desmond and Bridget Stanhope.

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited20 Oct 2010

Mary JUBS1

F, #19

Biography

Mary JUBS married Robert MEREDITH, son of Sir Robert MEREDITH and Anne USSHER.

Child with Robert MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. aft. 1669

SonRichard MEREDITH b. bet 1657 and 1667, d. 1743

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Robert MEREDITH (grandson of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, the entry for son Richard Meredith is the sole source for the information that Robert's wife was Mary Jubs. The St. Michan's Parish Register has an entry for 1660 Jun 10 "Baptism Anne Meredith the daughter of Captaine Robert Meredith and, Margarett his wife."
Last Edited22 Dec 2007

Richard MEREDITH1

M, #20, b. between 1657 and 1667, d. 1743

Parents

FatherRobert MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. aft. 1669
MotherMary JUBS

Biography

Richard MEREDITH was born bet 1657 and 1667.2,3,4 He married Sarah PAUL, daughter of Jeffery PAUL and Deborah VINCENT, on 1 Jan 1702/03.5,6 Richard MEREDITH died in 1743. He was buried on 8 Oct 1743.
Richard Meredith was Member of Parliament for Athy from 1703 to 1713, and Sheriff of County Kildare in 1726. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on 5 Jun 1685 and Middle Temple on 1 Feb 1687/88.
On 17 Feb 1689 he made an allegation at St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex, for a marriage licence between Robert, Lord Baron of Kingston in Ireland, bachelor aged about 30, and Margaret Harbord of St. Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex, spinster agedabout 22, with her father's consent. He was described as a Gentleman of that parish.
On 19 Feb 1689 he was party to the deed of settlement in respect of the proposed marriage of Robert Lord Kingston to Margaret Harbord, daughter of William Harbord of Grafton Park.
Note: various pedigrees in circulation assert that Richard was the son of the Sir William Meredith Bart who married Mary King, and that Richard is therefore the 2nd Bart. and that the succession continued down to Edward Newenham Meredith as 9th Bart. However it is clear from several sources that Sir William Meredith died childless and the baronetcy became extinct then. In his will Sir William makes his wife Mary his sole heiress and executrix. No contemporary sources refer to Richard or to his descendants as having succeeded to to Baronetcy.7,8,9,10

Children with Sarah PAUL b. bef. 1685, d. 15 Mar 1769

DaughterMargaret MEREDITH b. aft. 1703, d. Jan 1788
SonRobert MEREDITH b. bef. 1712
SonPaul MEREDITH b. bef. 1714, d. Nov 1782
DaughterDeborah MEREDITH b. 1714, d. 1717
SonJoshua MEREDITH b. 1714, d. Jan 1783
SonRevd. Moore MEREDITH b. 1715, d. 8 Nov 1789
SonCharles MEREDITH b. 1722, d. 1724
SonWilliam MEREDITH b. bef. 1723, d. 1723
SonTheophilus MEREDITH b. bef. 1723, d. 1723
SonArthur MEREDITH b. 1724, d. bet 1726 and 1727
DaughterSarah MEREDITH b. 1725, d. 1726
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. bef. 1729, d. aft. 1771

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Great-grandson of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 246, gives date of birth as 1657 but notes confusion of sources
  3. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk, p. 574, implied date of birth of 1667 as he entered TCD aged 18 in 1685
  4. [S13] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187, the pedigree of Bishop Richard show this Richard as being born in 1657, corrected to 1667
  5. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 246, entry for Richard Meredyth. It gives his date of marriage as 9 Jan 1702/03
  6. [S70] Journal of the Co Kildare Archaeological Society: Autobiography of Pole Cosby, of Stradbally, Queen's County, 1703-1737(?), Volume: 5, Page: 79-99
  7. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk, code SC in entry indicates had lots of money and paid higher fees in return for certain privileges, including being able to graduate in 3 years, rather than 4. Matriculated aged 18, implying a date of birth of 1667, which is inconsistent
  8. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M, History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, records refer to a Richard son of Robert and the date is consistent with leaving Trinity College, but otherwise conjectured
  9. [S38] George John Armytage, Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Vicar-General.., Url: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RHv-cd0ANo4C&q=meredith+harbord&dq=meredith+harbord&lr=&pgis=1, Edition: Harleian Society Publication (1890) v.31
  10. [S39] House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online, Url: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:hcpp&rft_dat=xri:hcpp:fulltext:1825-009448:371, Edition: 1825 (428) Comsof Public Records in Ireland: Fourteenth andFifteenth Reports, Appendix, 1824-25, Page image 371 of 703
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath

M, #21, b. about 1630, d. 30 August 1672

Biography

Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath, was born ca. 1630.1 He married Alice MEREDITH, daughter of Sir Robert MEREDITH and Anne USSHER, in 1653. Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath, died on 30 Aug 1672. He was buried in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G
Charles Coote was the 2nd Earl of Mountrath.

A Coote descendant has published the following details:
"He was born about 1622. In 1649 he was paid £297.2s. by the state for debts incurred "during his long sickness in England", and for his future maintenance.
In 1653 he married Alice Meredith, daughter of Sir Robert Meredith of Greenhills, Kildare, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland. They had four children, Charles, Robert, Mary and Anne. Robert and Mary died young, and Annemarried Murrough Boyle, Viscount Blesington.
In 1654 he was MP for Galway and Mayo.
In 1660 he was knighted, possibly under the provision in the Patent of Baronetcy for the eldest son of the baronet to be knighted. However, from 1660-1661, till he inherited the Earldom on his father's death, he was known by the courtesytitle of Viscount Castlecoote.
In 1660, he was appointed Collector and Receiver General of the Composition Money for Connaught and Thomond, with his brother Richard, for life, and in 1661 was appointed a Captain of Foot, and Provost Marshal of Connaught which seems tohave been almost a hereditary office held previously by his father and grandfather!
In 1661 he was MP for Roscommon.
In 1662 he was granted a general pardon for all offences committed during the Rebellion, and in 1664 was appointed Custos Rotulorum for Queens County.
In 1666 he was persuaded by Charles II to return Lord Clanricarde's Galway house, Tyrellan, plus 4000 acres, which his father had bought (or expropriated), to the widow, in exchange for Dublin property of the same worth.
He died in 1672 "of a great consumption and convulsion fits" and was buried next to his father in the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
One of their houses was Rush Hall, near Mountrath, which had come into the family through the marriage of the 1st Earl to Mary Ruish. In 1947 two turf-cutters working in the adjacent bog dug up two large (22") pewter plates (chargers).On being examined by the National Museum in Dublin, one of them was found to bear a coat-of-arms, Coote quartering Ruish, impaling Meredith, beneath an earl's coronet. These are the arms of Charles Coote (2nd Earl of Mountrath). As thissize of plates were often marriage chargers, it is possible that they commemorate the marriage in 1653 of Charles Coote and Alice Meredith, though he did not inherit the earldom until 1661. The chargers were accordingly claimed back asfamily items, and were returned to Sir John Coote, 14th Bart. They were possibly hidden in the bog for safe keeping on some occasion of civil unrest, a not uncommon procedure.
Sir Maurice Eustace (Chancellor) in a letter to the Duke of Ormonde in 1661 says that "he was of much better nature than his father, and had manifested much affection to the poor natives and was of a very sweet disposition, and made ofmuch better mould than his nearer relations".
In his will, he says rather charmingly, of his children, 'because many mischiefs have arisen to youth when they are left to themselves, which, I bless God for, I have no reason to fear to my children, yet I desire and charge my dear sonand daughter to be advised by their mother in all their concerns and in disposing of themselves, and I do appoint my dearly beloved wife and her brother Sir Charles Meredith to be their guardians' until they reach the age of 21."2

Children with Alice MEREDITH b. bef. 1635, d. bef. 1699

DaughterMary COOTE b. aft. 1653
SonRobert COOTE b. aft. 1653
SonCharles COOTE b. ca. 1655, d. 29 May 1709
DaughterAnne COOTE b. ca. 1658, d. 5 Apr 1725

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Alice MEREDITH (granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S40] Irish Midlands. Ancestry: The Seven Earls of Mountrath, Url: http://www.irishmidlands/content/laois/people/mountrath_earls.htm
  2. [S41] Coote Family Website: Charles Coote 2nd Earl of Mountrath; Web Archive, web.archive.org/web/20040319223307/www.mazro.freeserve.co.uk/mountra2.htm
Last Edited20 Oct 2010

Sir George CARR1,2

M, #22, d. 13 February 1663/64

Parents

FatherWilliam CARR b. 1578

Biography

Sir George CARR married Grissel MEREDITH, daughter of Sir Robert MEREDITH and Anne USSHER, on 25 Jan 1637/38 in St Michan's church, Dublin, Ireland.3 Sir George CARR died on 13 Feb 1663/64.4,5 He was buried on 14 Feb 1663/64 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.G5
Sir George Carr was Cursitor or Engrosser in Chancery, and Secretary to Thomas, Earl of Strafford and James, Duke of Ormond. His will was dated 1662.6,7

Child with Grissel MEREDITH b. bef. 1620

SonThomas CARR

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Grissel MEREDITH (granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S42] Rootsweb ENG-SHEFFIELD-L Archives, Url: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ENG-SHEFFIELD/2001-05/0990696756, notet that the lineage of George Carr is taken from this reference, but has not been checked. It traces also the descendants of Ralph Carr, George's great-uncle
  2. [S37] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187, this pedigree erroneously states that Sir George Carr married Mary Meredith, probably based on a mis-reading of the Betham Abstract of Sir Robert's will, that juxtaposes "Mary" and "wife of Sir George Carr" but separated by a line which, is assumed to represent a relationship whereas it probably indicated a name not given in the will
  3. [S50] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Michan Dublin 1636-1700, "Georg Carr and Grissell Meredith by licence."
  4. [S43] Carte Calendar, Url: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects/carte/carte.html, Volume 35, January-April 1663, Letter from Ormond to Clarendon, Written from Dublin, Date 14 February 1663, Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 89-90. Mentions the death of his Secretary, George Carr
  5. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, - the copy of the Register published in 1907 contains additional entries added by Burtchaell, not in the original, which are taken from the Funeral Entries recorded by the Ulster Office of Arms. They are denoted by (F) in the Register
  6. [S43] Carte Calendar, Url: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects/carte/carte.html, Volume 60, 1684, Certificate, by James, Duke of Ormond, of the services of the late Sir George Carr, as Secretary to Thomas, late Earl of Strafford, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and, subsequently, as Secretary to the Duke himself., Writ
  7. [S44] Rootsweb IRELAND-L Archives, Url: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/IRELAND/2004-03/1080436822
Last Edited9 Aug 2010

Thomas JUXON1

M, #23, b. 24 June 1614, d. 2 October 1672

Biography

Thomas JUXON was born on 24 Jun 1614 in London, England.G1 He married Elizabeth CARENT on 2 Mar 1646/47 in St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, England.G Thomas JUXON married Elizabeth MEREDITH, daughter of Sir Robert MEREDITH and Anne USSHER, aft. 1669. Thomas JUXON died on 2 Oct 1672, at age 58, in Dublin, Ireland.G2 He was buried on 14 Oct 1672 in St James's Church, Dublin, Ireland.G1
The will of Thomas Juxon was dated 6 Jun 1672; he names his daughter Elizabeth as Executor.

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Elizabeth MEREDITH (granddaughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S1] Ed L Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition, entry forThomas Juxon states that he died "having apparently returned to Ireland to set up a new household with his second wife and to be near his only son, who was being treated in Dublin for mental illness."
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Letitia FORTESCUE

F, #24, b. about 1625, d. about 1685

Parents

FatherFaithful FORTESCUE b. ca. 1581, d. May 1666
MotherAnne MOORE d. 5 Sep 1634

Biography

Letitia FORTESCUE was born ca. 1625. She married Sir Thomas MEREDITH, son of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH and Sarah BATHO. Letitia FORTESCUE died ca. 1685.
A manuscript refers to her as the eldest daughter who died in 1677. However, her will was dated 18 Nov 1684.1,2

Children with Sir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677

SonCharles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710
SonArthur MEREDITH b. 1639, d. 4 May 1732
SonWilliam MEREDITH b. aft. 1639
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. bef. 1675, d. 1706
DaughterAlice MEREDITH b. bef. 1675

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Sir Thomas MEREDITH (son of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S37] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, Baronets of Ireland, LDS film no. 0100187, p. 217
  2. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, short pedigree for Sir Thomas Meredyth abstracted by Betham gives date of Will
Last Edited20 Oct 2010

Sir William COLLEY1

M, #25

Parents

Biography

Sir William COLLEY married Anne MEREDITH, daughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH and Sarah BATHO. Sir William COLLEY married.
Sir William Colley was the eldest son of Sir George Colley of Edenderry. His will was probated on 25 Mar 1645/46.

Child with Anne MEREDITH d. 18 Sep 1608

SonWilliam COLLEY b. 1603, d. 1603

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Anne MEREDITH (daughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597)
Appears on:Bishop Richard Meredith Box chart
Bishop Richard Meredith indented chart

Citations

  1. [S45] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 173, Pedigrees, Vols I - XXVII, LDS mf 0100125, p. 230
Last Edited9 Aug 2010