The Irish Merediths

Person Page 119

Caroline Elizabeth MEREDITH1

F, #2951, b. 1848, d. 5 May 1876

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1812, d. 31 Aug 1879
MotherAnne HOYSTEAD b. ca. 1823, d. ca. 1871

Biography

Caroline Elizabeth MEREDITH was born in 1848 in Derrylough, Queens County, Ireland.G2 She was baptised in Rosenallis, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G3,2 She married Frederick Charles BIGGER on 8 Jul 1875 in St Thomas’s Church of Ireland, DublinG, witnesses James Taylor and Rice Meredith.1 Caroline Elizabeth MEREDITH died on 5 May 1876, at age ~28.4 She was buried in St Brigid’s, Rosenallis.G
Caroline Elizabeth Meredith was living at 72 Annie Street, Dublin at the time of her marriage in 1875. She may have died in childbirth or shortly afterwards.

Child with Frederick Charles BIGGER b. ca. 1845, d. 1920

SonFrederick Meredith BIGGER b. 27 Apr 1876, d. 9 Aug 1876

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S722] Irish Genealogy online database http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/reels/d-80-3-9-069.pdf
  2. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  3. [S478] Rosenallis Parish Baptism Register (P582-21, RCBL)
  4. [S723] St Brigid’s Church graveyard, Rosenallis
Last Edited17 Jul 2015

Rice MEREDITH1

M, #2952, b. about 1850, d. 29 December 1897

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1812, d. 31 Aug 1879
MotherAnne HOYSTEAD b. ca. 1823, d. ca. 1871

Biography

Rice Meredith (ca1850-1897)
Photo courtesy of Barb Huntrods
Rice MEREDITH was born ca. 1850 in Derrylough, Queens County, Ireland.G He was baptised in Rosenallis, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G2 He married Eveline Margaret JOHNSON on 8 Jun 1881 in St Bartholomew's Parish, Dublin, Ireland. Rice MEREDITH married Emily C. WATERS on 6 Feb 1884 in St. Stephen's Church, Dublin, Ireland.G3 Rice MEREDITH died on 29 Dec 1897 in The Rath, Co. Meath, Ireland.G4,5
He was baptised between November 1849 and September 1850. He was well-known as a race horse breeder and trainer, a thrice winner of the Irish Derby. He moved to Curragh from Derrylough, which was sold to the Deverells in about 1890, and subsequently to Rathbride Manor.

His career, both the pinnacle and subsequent enforced retirement, is well-summarised in the following extract from the book “The Irish Derby 1866-1979” (Guy St John Williams and Francis P.M. Hyland, p. 64, publ. Allen, London, 1980):

“Kentish Fire was the first of three Irish Derby winners trained by Rice Meredith, the outstanding Irish flat race trainer between the Connolly and Dawson eras. Formerly a well-known gentleman rider, Rice Meredith succeeded the Connollys at Curragh View, where the former Connolly apprentice, Michael Dawson, remained as stable jockey. Rapidly recognized as a shrewd and skilful trainer, whose judgement was rarely proved wrong, in 1891 Rice Meredith moved to Rathbride Manor, which he made into the finest yard in Ireland and whence his runners swept all before them both at home and in England. Alas, in racing triumph and disaster are seldom far removed and at Kilkenny in 1893 Rice Meredith was called before the Stewards to explain the discrepancy in running of Master Joe on successive days. Not satisfied with the explanations of Rice Meredith and his jockey, Malone, the Kilkenny Stewards referred the case to the Turf Club. At the subsequent enquiry several prominent bookmakers were asked to produce their books for examination. The result was that both Rice Meredith and Malone were warned off. Living in enforced and heartbroken retirement at The Rath, Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin, Rice Meredith broke a leg while out hunting with the Ward Union in November 1897 and suffered a fatal heart attack a month later. Thus ended the sadly abbreviated career of one of the most brilliant trainers in the annals of the Irish Derby.”

Rice was also evidently a keen hunter with hounds, as a family scrapbook includes numerous clippings reporting on the hunts of the "Ward Hounds." One clipping notes: . . . Baytown where our quarry was loosed away. ...The deer took us thourough . . . and she was safely taken at . . . “. These were hunts for deer. Rice Meredith is frequently named as one of those completing the hunt, and his son "Master Meredith" (Evelyn) is also named in a couple of them.

His death was reported in the sports section of The Times, 31 Dec. 1897:
"Mr. Rice Meredith, a well known trainer of racehorses, died somewhat suddenly, on Wednesday night, at his residence, the Rath, Kilsallaghan, county Dublin. He fractured his leg recently in the hunting field and never recovered the shock to his system. As a trainer he was very successful, some of the horses passing from his stables having won the principal races in Ireland and a few of the not least important in England."

An obituary in the possession of his great grand-daughter notes:
"This gentleman, who was very popular with the Irish as well as English racegoers, and who trained at Rathbride Manor, Curragh, some good horses for members of the Turf Club, died at his residence, The Rath, Kilsallaghan, on Wed. night at 9. The deceased gentleman met with an accident about 6 weeks ago, which resulted in his leg being broken, and up to Weds. he was steadily improving, being about on crutches for about a week. He was retiring to bed on Wed night, he was taken suddenly ill, and in a few minutes he expired."

Child with Eveline Margaret JOHNSON b. ca. 1858, d. 27 Jan 1883

SonEvelyn Rice MEREDITH b. 19 Jan 1883, d. 6 Jan 1916

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S478] Rosenallis Parish Baptism Register (P582-21, RCBL)
  3. [S785] Private communication from Brian Wray
  4. [S404] Obituary
  5. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/, - indexed as “Rose” Meredith
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

William MEREDITH1

M, #2953, b. 1852, d. 29 April 1921

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1812, d. 31 Aug 1879
MotherAnne HOYSTEAD b. ca. 1823, d. ca. 1871

Biography

William MEREDITH was born in 1852 in Derrylough, Queens County, Ireland.G He was baptised in Rosenallis, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G He married Camille HIGGIN, daughter of Joseph HIGGIN and -?-, on 12 Nov 1879 in St. John’s Church, Monkstown, DublinG, witnesses Rice Meredith and F.C. Biggen[?].2 William MEREDITH died on 29 Apr 1921, at age ~69, in Unionville, Markham tp, York county, Ontario.G He was buried on 1 May 1921 in St John's Cem, 5th concession, Markham tp.
William Meredith was living in Rosenallis, Queen’s County at the time of his marriage in 1879. Later that year an indenture records the details of his lease for a farm at Ballychristal, Geashill, Kings County. He sold the farm in 1892, and two years later a notice of sale appeared for his residence of Thornton Lodge, a farm and stud at Kilsallaghan, Co. Dublin. The stud of 21 horses included thoroughbred racers. The reason for the sale was given as his departure for Australia. However, there is no evidence of his emigration, or of his return to Ireland.

He is recorded in the 1911 Ireland census at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin, and described as William Meredith, head of household, Church of Ireland, aged 59, Caretaker, born in Queen’s County. Enumerated in the same household are Camille Meredith (wife, aged 50) and Herbert R. B. Meredith, (son, aged 22). He was evidently the caretaker of the Dublin Dogs’ and Cat’s Home that had been located there since 1885. It had been the official pound for stray dogs following the passing of the Dog’s Act in 1906.

William and Camille emigrated to Canada in 1919 to join their only surviving child.3

Children with Camille HIGGIN b. ca. 1859, d. 22 Jul 1929

DaughterEllen or Eileen Anne MEREDITH b. 13 Aug 1880, d. 1881
SonWilliam Eric Lewin MEREDITH b. 25 Jul 1885, d. aft. 1940
SonHerbert Rice Baldwin MEREDITH b. 6 May 1889, d. 1 Dec 1916

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S928] Marriage certificate of William Meredith and Camille Higgin, 12 November 1879; copy in the possession of the author
  3. [S724] Hylda Beckett, One Hundred Years of the Dogs' and Cats' Home Author(s)Dublin Historical Record, Vol40, No1 (Dec., 1986), pp34-39Online: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30100776 accessed: 04/01/2010
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Elizabeth Baldwin MEREDITH1

F, #2954, b. about 1854

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1812, d. 31 Aug 1879
MotherAnne HOYSTEAD b. ca. 1823, d. ca. 1871

Biography

Elizabeth Baldwin MEREDITH was born ca. 1854 in Derrylough, Queens County, Ireland.G She was baptised in Rosenallis, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G2 She married Michael Joseph O'BRIEN in 1880 in Islington, London, England.G

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S478] Rosenallis Parish Baptism Register (P582-21, RCBL)
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Annie J. MEREDITH1

F, #2955, b. about 1859, d. 7 October 1885

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1812, d. 31 Aug 1879
MotherAnne HOYSTEAD b. ca. 1823, d. ca. 1871

Biography

Annie J. MEREDITH was born ca. 1859 in Derrylough, Queens County, Ireland.G She was baptised in Rosenallis, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G She died on 7 Oct 1885 in Swift’s Hospital, Dublin.G2

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S725] http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/005014901/005014901_00246.pdf
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH1

M, #2956, b. 11 November 1864, d. 1 January 1942

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1812, d. 31 Aug 1879
MotherAnne HOYSTEAD b. ca. 1823, d. ca. 1871

Biography

John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH was born on 11 Nov 1864 in Derrylough, Queens County, Ireland.G He was baptised on 23 Mar 1865 in Rosenallis, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G2 He married Harriett Eveline WATERS on 20 May 1890 in St. Philip's Anglican Church, Sydney, Australia.G3 John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH married Alice Christina Mowbray (Bet) WINDEYER on 17 Oct 1921 in St. John's Anglican Church, Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH died on 1 Jan 1942, at age 77, in Maitland, Australia.G
John was orphaned at the age of nine and educated at Arlington College, Port Arlington. He studied medicine in Dublin, 1882-1887. In 1888 he qualified as a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Edinburgh, and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. He became engaged to Harriet Waters and hoped to marry and practice in Ireland, but then decided to try for passage to the colonies as ship's doctor. He immigrated to Australia in 1888 and bought into a medical practice in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales. His fiancee Harriet Eveline Waters of County Kildare arrived 2 years later (age 23 years) after the death of her father, who had prevented her leaving Ireland. They were married in Sydney the day she landed.
See also his entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/meredith-john-baldwin-hoystead-7559.

Children with Harriett Eveline WATERS b. ca. 1865, d. 24 Jul 1919

DaughterMarjorie Eveline MEREDITH b. 26 Mar 1891
DaughterMuriel Windeyer MEREDITH b. 1892, d. 29 Jan 1983
SonDr. John (Jack) Baldwin Waters MEREDITH b. 1895, d. 11 Jan 1953

Children with Alice Christina Mowbray (Bet) WINDEYER b. 18 Jun 1901, d. 25 Nov 1966

DaughterElizabeth Mowbray MEREDITH b. 12 Aug 1922, d. 25 Sep 1922
SonWilliam Archibald MEREDITH b. 20 Jul 1924, d. 12 Dec 2004
SonNeville Windeyer MEREDITH b. 28 Feb 1929, d. 15 Feb 2010
SonJames Baldwin MEREDITH b. 4 Oct 1930, d. 10 Jul 1994

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S478] Rosenallis Parish Baptism Register (P582-21, RCBL)
  3. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
Last Edited15 Mar 2018

Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH1

F, #2957, b. 1892, d. 29 January 1983

Parents

FatherJohn Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH b. 11 Nov 1864, d. 1 Jan 1942
MotherHarriett Eveline WATERS b. ca. 1865, d. 24 Jul 1919

Biography

Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH was born in 1892 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G She married William Hooke MACKAY on 15 Jan 1913 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G2 Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH and William Hooke MACKAY were divorced in 1935.2 Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH married Charles Louis MARTEL in 1957 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.G3 Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH died on 29 Jan 1983, at age ~91, in Woollahra District, New South Wales, Australia.G2
For further information see the citations below.4,5

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:4th great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S727] Australian Newspapers online database http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16971586
  2. [S728] Wood Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/19267368/person/778235450
  3. [S729] NSW web site http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
  4. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  5. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
Last Edited27 Jul 2010

Charles Louis MARTEL1

M, #2958, d. 1967

Biography

Charles Louis MARTEL married Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH, daughter of John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH and Harriett Eveline WATERS, in 1957 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.G1 Charles Louis MARTEL died in 1967 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.G1
Charles Louis Martel was the son of Jules and Mary Martel.1

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Muriel Windeyer MEREDITH (4th great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732)
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S729] NSW web site http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
Last Edited27 Jul 2010

Harriett Eveline WATERS1

F, #2959, b. about 1865, d. 24 July 1919

Biography

Harriett Eveline WATERS was born ca. 1865 in County Kildare, Ireland. She was baptised on 25 Mar 1865 in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, Ireland.G2 She married John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH, son of William MEREDITH and Anne HOYSTEAD, on 20 May 1890 in St. Philip's Anglican Church, Sydney, Australia.G2 Harriett Eveline WATERS died on 24 Jul 1919 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G
Harriett Eveline was the daughter of Thomas G. Waters and Harriett Emily nee Exshaw. Her sister Emily Waters married Rice Meredith, the brother of her husband John Baldwin Hoystead Meredith.
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH b. 11 Nov 1864, d. 1 Jan 1942

DaughterMarjorie Eveline MEREDITH b. 26 Mar 1891
DaughterMuriel Windeyer MEREDITH b. 1892, d. 29 Jan 1983
SonDr. John (Jack) Baldwin Waters MEREDITH b. 1895, d. 11 Jan 1953

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Partner of John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH (3rd great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732)
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Marjorie Eveline MEREDITH1,2

F, #2960, b. 26 March 1891

Parents

FatherJohn Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH b. 11 Nov 1864, d. 1 Jan 1942
MotherHarriett Eveline WATERS b. ca. 1865, d. 24 Jul 1919

Biography

Marjorie Eveline MEREDITH was born on 26 Mar 1891 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G She married Lieut-General Sir Iven Giffard MACKAY on 4 Sep 1914 in St Phillips Church, Sydney, Australia.G2

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:4th great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
Last Edited18 May 2018

Dr. John (Jack) Baldwin Waters MEREDITH

M, #2961, b. 1895, d. 11 January 1953

Parents

FatherJohn Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH b. 11 Nov 1864, d. 1 Jan 1942
MotherHarriett Eveline WATERS b. ca. 1865, d. 24 Jul 1919

Biography

Dr. John (Jack) Baldwin Waters MEREDITH was born in 1895 in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G1 He married Lois (Betty) CECIL-JACK in 1924. Dr. John (Jack) Baldwin Waters MEREDITH died on 11 Jan 1953, at age ~58, in New South Wales, Australia.2
For further information see the citations below.3

Child with Lois (Betty) CECIL-JACK b. 1903

SonJohn Baldwin MEREDITH d. 1947

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:4th great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
  2. [S729] NSW web site http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
  3. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited14 Jul 2014

Alice Christina Mowbray (Bet) WINDEYER1

F, #2962, b. 18 June 1901, d. 25 November 1966

Biography

Alice Christina Mowbray (Bet) WINDEYER was born on 18 Jun 1901 in New South Wales, Australia. She married John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH, son of William MEREDITH and Anne HOYSTEAD, on 17 Oct 1921 in St. John's Anglican Church, Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia.G Alice Christina Mowbray (Bet) WINDEYER died on 25 Nov 1966, at age 65, in Maitland Hospital, New South Wales.G
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH b. 11 Nov 1864, d. 1 Jan 1942

DaughterElizabeth Mowbray MEREDITH b. 12 Aug 1922, d. 25 Sep 1922
SonWilliam Archibald MEREDITH b. 20 Jul 1924, d. 12 Dec 2004
SonNeville Windeyer MEREDITH b. 28 Feb 1929, d. 15 Feb 2010
SonJames Baldwin MEREDITH b. 4 Oct 1930, d. 10 Jul 1994

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Partner of John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH (3rd great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732)
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Lieut-General Sir Iven Giffard MACKAY1,2,3

M, #2963, b. 7 April 1882, d. 30 September 1966

Biography

Lieut-General Sir Iven Giffard MACKAY was born on 7 Apr 1882 in Grafton, New South Wales.G4 He married Marjorie Eveline MEREDITH, daughter of John Baldwin Hoystead MEREDITH and Harriett Eveline WATERS, on 4 Sep 1914 in St Phillips Church, Sydney, Australia.G2 Lieut-General Sir Iven Giffard MACKAY died on 30 Sep 1966, at age 84, in East Linfield, New South Wales.G4
Lieutenant General Sir Iven Gifford Mackay was the son of Isaac and Emily Francis Mackay. He was a senior Australian officer who served in both World Wars.3,5,4

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Marjorie Eveline MEREDITH (4th great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732)
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S726] Private communication from Anne Maree-Meredith
  3. [S729] NSW web site http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
  4. [S730] Wikipedia - Iven Giffard Mackay; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iven_Giffard_Mackay
  5. [S731] Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922. Ancestry.com [database on-line].
Last Edited14 Jul 2014

Thomas MEREDITH1

M, #2964, b. about 1702, d. 2 December 1761

Parents

FatherRice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
MotherElizabeth

Biography

Thomas MEREDITH was born ca. 1702. He died on 2 Dec 1761 in Queen's Co., Ireland.G2
The earliest reference to Thomas Meredith of Rearymore is in a deed of 1751 (which is cited in a later deed of 1765). This was a lease for three lives, these being Thomas, Rice and Mathew Meredith, the eldest and youngest sons of Thomas, and was for the rental of over 320 Irish acres of meadow and pasture at Rearymore as well as the bog there. The purpose of the 1765 deed would have been to officially register the 1751 deed that it cited, as Thomas was deceased by then.

A subsequent reference to Thomas Meredith of Rearymore is found in a deed of lease of 1760 with his eldest son Rice Meredith.

Thomas was buried in St Brigid’s, Rosenallis. His gravestone reads: "Here lyeth the body of Thomas Meredith who departed this life the 2nd day of December in the year of our Lord 1761, aged 59 years."

His gravestone is adjacent to that of Rice Meredith of Rearymore who died in 1732, who is assumed to be the father of Thomas.

His will was proved in 1761 and named his mother Elizabeth, sister Margaret Jones, cousin John Meredith, sons Richard and Mathew, and daughters Mary Collins, Elizabeth, Rachell wife of Henry Greenham, Esther and Mary Anne.

It is possible that the John Meredith named as a cousin in his will could be John Meredith of Templeraney in Co. Wicklow, son of Matthias Meredith.3,4,5,6,7

Children

DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH
DaughterMary MEREDITH
DaughterEaster or Esther MEREDITH
DaughterMary Anne MEREDITH
DaughterRachael MEREDITH
SonRichard MEREDITH
SonRice MEREDITH b. ca. 1738, d. Jul 1817
SonMathew MEREDITH b. bef. 1745, d. ca. 1794

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Son of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
  2. [S732] Will of Thomas Meredith of Rearymore, 1761 Betham’s Abstract, transcribed by Peter Kilburn
  3. [S1839] Earl of Mountrath to Meredith, 1765; Registry of Deeds, Ireland, Memorial no. 235-544-155623. Transcription: http://irish-merediths.com/up/235-544-155623.htm
  4. [S1486] Thomas Meredith to Rice Meredith, 1760; Registry of Deeds, Ireland, Memorial no. 205-579-137416. Transcription: http://irish-merediths.com/up/205-579-137416.htm
  5. [S1838] Headstone for Thomas Meredith, St Brigid’s, Rosenallis; http://historicgraves.com/st-brigid-s-rosenallis/la-sbrn-0025/grave
  6. [S1841] Rearymore pedigree in Betham’s Genealogical abstracts of prerogative wills; Wills, New Series, Vol.18, Ma-Mo, ca1840. Viewable online: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000541374#page/1/mode/1up
  7. [S1666] Thomas Meredith of Rerymore, 1761; Kildare Wills (Phillips MSS) Vol 2, K-S, 1661-1824. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSM7-D37M-Q?i=283&cat=3590
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Richard BELL

M, #2965

Biography

Richard BELL married Elizabeth MEREDITH, daughter of Mathew MEREDITH and Lewisa (Lois) CALCUTT.

Child with Elizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1768

DaughterLois BELL b. 1802, d. 26 Oct 1886

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Elizabeth MEREDITH (great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732)
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart
Last Edited10 Mar 2009

Lois BELL

F, #2966, b. 1802, d. 26 October 1886

Parents

FatherRichard BELL
MotherElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1768

Biography

Lois BELL was born in 1802 in Ireland. She married Charles WELSH on 29 Jun 1819 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.G1 Lois BELL died on 26 Oct 1886, at age ~84, in Mount Edgecumbe, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was buried in Sherwood Cemetery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.G
Lois came to North America with her uncle, Matthew Meredith, in 1816. She was enumerated in the 1881 Canada census, at Charlottetown Royalty, Queens, Prince Edward Island, as Lois WELSH aged 80, Irish, born Ireland, religion: Wesleyan Methodist.2
For further information see the citations below.1

Child with Charles WELSH b. 12 Dec 1796, d. 20 Oct 1873

DaughterLois WELSH b. 4 Sep 1825, d. 17 Jul 1903

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:2nd great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S733] Arthur Owen, Our Maritime Ties, http://ourmaritimeties.com/
  2. [S426] 1881 Census of Canada. Ancestry.com [database on-line], FHL Film 1375799 NAC C-13163 Dist 2 SubDist A Div 2 Page 195 Family 891, 1881 Canada Census
Last Edited28 Jul 2009

Charles WELSH

M, #2967, b. 12 December 1796, d. 20 October 1873

Biography

Charles WELSH was born on 12 Dec 1796 in Wexford, Ireland.G He married Lois BELL, daughter of Richard BELL and Elizabeth MEREDITH, on 29 Jun 1819 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.G1 Charles WELSH died on 20 Oct 1873, at age 76, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.G
Charles was the son of William Welsh and Esther Rath.

Note: Only one child of Charles Welsh and Lois Meredith is documented on this website. For other children and their descendants see the following:
Our Maritime Ties, http://ourmaritimeties.com/.
For further information see the citations below.1

Child with Lois BELL b. 1802, d. 26 Oct 1886

DaughterLois WELSH b. 4 Sep 1825, d. 17 Jul 1903

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Lois BELL (2nd great-granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732)
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S733] Arthur Owen, Our Maritime Ties, http://ourmaritimeties.com/
Last Edited2 Feb 2017

William Harrison GREENE

M, #2968, b. about 1812, d. 3 August 1871

Parents

Biography

William Harrison GREENE was born ca. 1812 in Ireland. He married -?-. William Harrison GREENE married Ann Elizabeth FISK in 1849 in Louisiana, USA.G William Harrison GREENE died on 3 Aug 1871 in San Francisco, California, USA.G
1860 census, San Francisco: William 48, Capitalist; wife Lizzie 30, born New York; son William 23 (note, there must have been a former marriage) farmer, born Louisiana; Clay 10; Henry 8; Clement 6; William H. 80.
?1870 census, San Francisco: William 58, retired merchant; Anne 40, born Massachusetts; William 33, born Michigan, miner; Clay 20; Harry 18; Melbourne 3.

Child with -?-

SonWilliam GREENE b. ca. 1837

Children with Ann Elizabeth FISK b. ca. 1830

SonClay Meredith GREENE b. ca. 1850, d. aft. 1930
SonHarry Ashland GREENE b. 12 Jan 1852, d. 1933
SonClement Herbert GREENE b. ca. 1854, d. ca. 1862
DaughterElizabeth GREENE b. aft. 1860, d. bef. 1870
SonFrancis Melbourne GREENE b. ca. 1866

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:2nd great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart
Last Edited2 Feb 2017

James Richard TALBOT

M, #2970, b. 31 December 1909, d. 2 December 1945

Parents

FatherRichard Meredith TALBOT b. 20 Sep 1874, d. 23 Mar 1954
MotherMary Ann HUMPHREYS b. ca. 1878, d. 8 Jun 1982

Biography

James Richard TALBOT was born on 31 Dec 1909 in Portarlington, Queen’s Co., Ireland.G1,2 He married Barbara Frances DAFFORN on 17 Sep 1938. James Richard TALBOT died on 2 Dec 1945, at age 35.
He was the chief test pilot for Handley Page and was killed flying the prototype of the Hermes airliner.

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:5th great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S735] 1911 Ireland census; http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
  2. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited10 Jan 2018

Dr. John Edmund TALBOT

M, #2971, b. 12 August 1912, d. 1982

Parents

FatherRichard Meredith TALBOT b. 20 Sep 1874, d. 23 Mar 1954
MotherMary Ann HUMPHREYS b. ca. 1878, d. 8 Jun 1982

Biography

Dr. John Edmund TALBOT was born on 12 Aug 1912 in Queen's Co., Ireland.G1,2 He married Joan Jacoba Bickmore Van KLAVEREN on 3 Jun 1939 in St. Andrew’s, Much Hadham.G3 Dr. John Edmund TALBOT died in 1982, at age ~70, in Havering Registration District, England.2
John Edmund Talbot was the 2nd son.3

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:5th great-grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S736] Family Search Pilot Site http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch
  2. [S737] FreeBMDEngland & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915. Ancestry.com [database on-line]Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006Original data: General Register OfficeEngland and Wales Civil Registration IndexesLondon, England: General Register Office.
  3. [S738] Marriage announcement: The Times, Thursday, Jun 8, 1939, pg1
Last Edited3 Jan 2011

Daniel JESTIN

M, #2972

Biography

Daniel JESTIN married Emily LUTTRELL, daughter of Edward LUTTRELL and Anne WILKINSON, on 21 Apr 1920 in Lea Parish Church, Queen’s County.1
Daniel Jestin was a Farmer, the son of Daniel Jestin, also a Farmer.

Connections

Family Line:Clonenagh Merediths
Appears on:Clonenagh box chart
Clonenagh indented chart
Wilkinson box chart
Wilkinson indented chart (#1)
Wilkinson indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited25 Jan 2017

Mary MEREDITH

F, #2973

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1702, d. 2 Dec 1761

Biography

Mary MEREDITH married COLLINS bef. 1761.
For further information see the citations below.1,2

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S732] Will of Thomas Meredith of Rearymore, 1761 Betham’s Abstract, transcribed by Peter Kilburn
  2. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited28 Feb 2004

Richard MEREDITH

M, #2974

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1702, d. 2 Dec 1761
For further information see the citations below.1,2

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Grandson of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S732] Will of Thomas Meredith of Rearymore, 1761 Betham’s Abstract, transcribed by Peter Kilburn
  2. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited28 Feb 2004

Elizabeth MEREDITH

F, #2975

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1702, d. 2 Dec 1761
For further information see the citations below.1,2

Connections

Family Line:Rearymore Merediths
Relationship:Granddaughter of Rice MEREDITH b. ca. 1660, d. 26 Feb 1732
Appears on:Rearymore box chart
Rearymore indented chart

Citations

  1. [S732] Will of Thomas Meredith of Rearymore, 1761 Betham’s Abstract, transcribed by Peter Kilburn
  2. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited28 Feb 2004