The Irish Merediths

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Ellen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH

F, #3801, b. after 1850, d. 8 July 1919

Parents

FatherRev. Richard Graves MEREDITH b. ca. 1810, d. 22 Apr 1871
MotherEllen (Eleanor) HOWE b. ca. 1822, d. 23 May 1873

Biography

Ellen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH was born aft. 1850 in Co. Cork Ireland. She married Sir James Creed MEREDITH, son of Major Richard Martin MEREDITH and Adelaide CREED, on 19 Sep 1871 in Marmullane Parish, Co. Cork, Ireland. Ellen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH died on 8 Jul 1919 in Clonard, Blyth Bridge, Stoke on Trent, England.1
Ellen was a minor when she married the widowed James Creed Meredith in 1871. She was a resident of 30 Waterloo Rd, Dublin county at time of death, but died at Stoke-on-Trent while visiting her son Llewellyn.
For further information see the citations below.2,3

Children with Sir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912

SonJames Creed MEREDITH b. 28 Nov 1875, d. 14 Aug 1942
DaughterElla Graves MEREDITH b. 13 Mar 1877, d. Nov 1892
DaughterAdelaide (Ada) Creed MEREDITH b. 28 Nov 1878, d. 26 Feb 1968
SonLlewellyn MEREDITH b. 7 Jul 1885, d. 1967
SonVen. Ralph Creed MEREDITH b. 10 Jul 1887, d. Jan 1970
SonThomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1889, d. ca. 1889
DaughterWinifred Ethel Creed MEREDITH b. 3 Apr 1891, d. 8 Apr 1979

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart (#1)
Wicklow box chart (#2)
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S763] Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
  2. [S946] Charles Meredith's pedigree, prepared by William Rice Meredith
  3. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited27 Jan 2018

Anna Matilda MEREDITH

F, #3802, b. about 1851, d. 5 December 1894

Parents

FatherRev. Richard Graves MEREDITH b. ca. 1810, d. 22 Apr 1871
MotherEllen (Eleanor) HOWE b. ca. 1822, d. 23 May 1873

Biography

Anna Matilda MEREDITH was born ca. 1851 in Ireland.1 She married Captain Richard Martin MEREDITH, son of Major Richard Martin MEREDITH and Adelaide CREED, on 7 Nov 1871 in Marmullane Parish, Co. Cork, Ireland. Anna Matilda MEREDITH died on 5 Dec 1894 in Silverdale, Waverley Road, Southsea, Hampshire, UK.2
For further information see the citations below.3

Children with Captain Richard Martin MEREDITH b. ca. 1844, d. 3 Feb 1914

SonRichard Graves MEREDITH b. 1882, d. 6 Dec 1926
SonArthur William MEREDITH b. 1884, d. aft. 1902
SonJames Creed MEREDITH b. Jun 1886, d. 1 Aug 1931

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart (#1)
Wicklow box chart (#2)
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S101] UK 1881 Census
  2. [S954] Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, December 8, 1894; Issue 5909Death announcement: Fatal Seizure in a Bath Room: Mrs Anna Matilda Meredith19th Century British Library Newspapers, Gale Digital Collections, accessed online Mar 2009
  3. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited6 Feb 2017

Mary HOLMES

F, #3803, b. 29 July 1842, d. 21 April 1930

Biography

Mary HOLMES was born on 29 Jul 1842 in Canada West (Ontario.)1 She married Sir William Ralph MEREDITH, son of John Walsingham Cooke MEREDITH and Sarah PEGLER, on 26 Jun 1861. Mary HOLMES died on 21 Apr 1930, at age 87.
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with Sir William Ralph MEREDITH b. 13 Mar 1840, d. 22 Aug 1923

DaughterMaude Allan MEREDITH b. 14 May 1863, d. 28 Oct 1928
DaughterConstance Mary MEREDITH b. 19 Apr 1865, d. 1957
DaughterIsabel Magdalene MEREDITH b. 28 May 1868, d. 1957
SonWilliam Ralph MEREDITH b. 27 Jan 1877, d. 11 Feb 1877
SonJohn Redmond Walsingham MEREDITH b. 22 May 1878, d. 25 Nov 1916

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Sir William Ralph MEREDITH (3rd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729)
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S407] 1901 census, 1901 Census of Canada
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited5 Jul 2005

James Creed MEREDITH

M, #3804, b. 28 November 1875, d. 14 August 1942

Parents

FatherSir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912
MotherEllen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH b. aft. 1850, d. 8 Jul 1919

Biography

James Creed MEREDITH was born on 28 Nov 1875 in Dublin, Ireland.G1 He married Amy Lorraine Seymour PERCY, daughter of Charles PERCY, Esq. Esq., and Annie Redmond MEREDITH, on 17 Sep 1908 in St George's Anglican Church, Montreal, Quebec.G James Creed MEREDITH died on 14 Aug 1942, at age 66, in Hopetown, 33 Terenure Rd., Dublin.G He was buried in Temple Hill Cemetery (Quaker), Dublin.G
He was an Irish nationalist of the early 20th century, who upheld Brehon Law. He was President of the Supreme Court of the Irish Republic, Chief Judicial Commissioner of Ireland and a Judge of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Ireland. He was selected by the League of Nations to oversee the Saar Valley Plebiscite and was a Senator of the National University of Ireland. He was also a noted scholar, philosopher and author, whose 1911 translation of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgement is still widely used by students today. In 1896, he won the British championship for the Quarter mile race. (Source: Wikipedia.)
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with Amy Lorraine Seymour PERCY b. 22 Feb 1881, d. 18 Feb 1961

DaughterMoira Lorraine MEREDITH b. ca. 25 Feb 1919, d. 1 Jul 2003
DaughterBrenda Miriam MEREDITH b. 15 Sep 1921, d. 11 Apr 1980

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart (#1)
Wicklow box chart (#2)
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)
Wicklow indented chart (#3)

Citations

  1. [S69] IGI - International Genealogical Index; https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited15 Apr 2017

Llewellyn MEREDITH

M, #3805, b. 7 July 1885, d. 1967

Parents

FatherSir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912
MotherEllen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH b. aft. 1850, d. 8 Jul 1919

Biography

Llewellyn MEREDITH was born on 7 Jul 1885 in Dublin, Ireland.G He married Jane Helena (Jennie) WALLAN on 30 Jul 1908 in St Deny’s Church, Southampton.G Llewellyn MEREDITH died in 1967, at age ~82, in New Zealand. He was cremated on 6 Nov 1967 in Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Auckland.G1
In 1909 Llewellyn was an "insurance official" in Ireland. In 1911 the family lived at 5 Belgrave Road, Blackrock district, County Dublin. Their religion was Church of Ireland and his occupation was Insurance Inspector. He moved to England where he purchased in 1919 the Garfield Earthenware Works in Longton, Staffordshire, in partnership with Edward Robert Roper (the partnership being dissolved in 1922). Llewellyn went to New Zealand in 1925 and worked for the NZ Parliament.
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with Jane Helena (Jennie) WALLAN b. ca. 1887, d. 1973

DaughterNellie Frances Creed MEREDITH b. 11 May 1909, d. 2004
DaughterJoan Adelaide Freda MEREDITH b. 27 Apr 1910, d. 1932
SonJames Owen Creed MEREDITH b. 27 Mar 1916, d. 2003
DaughterHazel Winifred Hilda MEREDITH b. ca. 1921, d. 1989

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S1644] Purewa Cemetery Cremations Transcription; findmypast.co.uk, database online
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited20 Jan 2017

Ven. Ralph Creed MEREDITH

M, #3806, b. 10 July 1887, d. January 1970

Parents

FatherSir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912
MotherEllen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH b. aft. 1850, d. 8 Jul 1919

Biography

Ven. Ralph Creed MEREDITH was born on 10 Jul 1887 in Dublin, Ireland.G He married Sylvia AYNSLEY on 21 Apr 1915 in Forsbrook Parish Church, Stoke on Trent.G Ven. Ralph Creed MEREDITH died in Jan 1970, at age 82, in England.1
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with Sylvia AYNSLEY b. 16 Aug 1894, d. 20 Sep 1987

DaughterMary Myfanway Patricia MEREDITH b. 10 Jul 1916
SonRev. James Noel Michael Creed MEREDITH b. 23 Dec 1917

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S404] Obituary
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited16 Sep 2006

Adelaide (Ada) Creed MEREDITH

F, #3807, b. 28 November 1878, d. 26 February 1968

Parents

FatherSir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912
MotherEllen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH b. aft. 1850, d. 8 Jul 1919

Biography

Adelaide (Ada) Creed MEREDITH was born on 28 Nov 1878 in Ireland. She married Rev. William Ernest Richard SCOTT on 29 Jan 1903 in St Bartholomew's Church, Dublin.G1,2 Adelaide (Ada) Creed MEREDITH died on 26 Feb 1968, at age 89, in Ireland.1
For further information see the citations below.3,4

Children with Rev. William Ernest Richard SCOTT b. 22 Nov 1874, d. Nov 1954

DaughterVivienne Meredith SCOTT b. 15 May 1904, d. 25 Dec 1996
SonGeorge Coulthurst SCOTT b. 9 Dec 1905
DaughterNell Howe Meredith SCOTT b. 23 Jan 1908, d. 23 Feb 1942
SonJames Creed Meredith SCOTT b. 24 May 1910, d. 1981
SonCharles Fitzmaurice SCOTT b. 28 Oct 1912, d. 29 Jan 1998
SonErnest Archibald Colthurst SCOTT b. 7 Oct 1916, d. 1925

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S952] "Armagh Clergy" by W.E.C. Fleming
  2. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  3. [S955] GOMS MS 174, pp64-67, LDS film: 0100125
  4. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited16 Sep 2006

Winifred Ethel Creed MEREDITH

F, #3808, b. 3 April 1891, d. 8 April 1979

Parents

FatherSir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912
MotherEllen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH b. aft. 1850, d. 8 Jul 1919

Biography

Winifred Ethel Creed MEREDITH was born on 3 Apr 1891 in Cloneevin, Pembroke Road, Dublin.1 She died on 8 Apr 1979, at age 88, in 17 Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells, England.G
Winifred Ethel Creed was a Missionary in India, travelling there in 1946 and 1951.
For further information see the citations below.2

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited1 Feb 2018

Major Richard Martin MEREDITH

M, #3809, b. about 1792, d. 2 October 1869

Parents

FatherRalph MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1748, d. 1799
MotherMartha CHAYTOR b. ca. 1753, d. 29 Aug 1834

Biography

Major Richard Martin MEREDITH was born ca. 1792 in Ireland. He married Adelaide CREED on 4 Jul 1839 in Dublin, Ireland.G Major Richard Martin MEREDITH died on 2 Oct 1869 in Dublin, Ireland.G
For further information see the citations below.1,2

Children with Adelaide CREED b. ca. 1803, d. 1870

SonRalph MEREDITH b. ca. 1840, d. Mar 1843
SonSir James Creed MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1842, d. 23 Jan 1912
SonCaptain Richard Martin MEREDITH b. ca. 1844, d. 3 Feb 1914

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S946] Charles Meredith's pedigree, prepared by William Rice Meredith
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited19 Dec 2004

Richard Graves MEREDITH

M, #3810, b. 1882, d. 6 December 1926

Parents

FatherCaptain Richard Martin MEREDITH b. ca. 1844, d. 3 Feb 1914
MotherAnna Matilda MEREDITH b. ca. 1851, d. 5 Dec 1894

Biography

Richard Graves MEREDITH was born in 1882 in London, Middlesex County, England.1 He married Mary Helena STEWART in 1915 in Colombo, Ceylon.G2 Richard Graves MEREDITH died on 6 Dec 1926, at age ~44, in Hotel Quisisana, Wiesbaden, Germany.G3 He was buried in Südfriedhof Wiesbaden, Germany.G
Richard Graves Meredith was a Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
For further information see the citations below.4

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S142] 1891 England & Wales census
  2. [S1605] Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958. Ancestry.com [database on-line].
  3. [S763] Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
  4. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited6 Feb 2017

Arthur William MEREDITH

M, #3811, b. 1884, d. after 1902

Parents

FatherCaptain Richard Martin MEREDITH b. ca. 1844, d. 3 Feb 1914
MotherAnna Matilda MEREDITH b. ca. 1851, d. 5 Dec 1894

Biography

Arthur William MEREDITH was born in 1884 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.G1 He died aft. 1902.
He was a boarder in a residential grammar school in Snettisham, Norfolk in 1901. His age was 17.
For further information see the citations below.2

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)

Citations

  1. [S142] 1891 England & Wales census
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited24 Aug 2017

Sir James Creed MEREDITH

M, #3812, b. 17 September 1842, d. 23 January 1912

Parents

FatherMajor Richard Martin MEREDITH b. ca. 1792, d. 2 Oct 1869
MotherAdelaide CREED b. ca. 1803, d. 1870

Biography

Sir James Creed Meredith (1842-1912)
Sir James Creed MEREDITH was born on 17 Sep 1842 in Chatham, Kent, England.G1 He married Mary Jane Florence HARGRAVE on 8 Aug 1866 in St Stephen's Church, Dublin, Ireland.G1 Sir James Creed MEREDITH married Catherine Carew MEREDITH, daughter of William Rice MEREDITH and Isabella Agnes STANDISH, in 1870 in Dublin, Ireland.G2 Sir James Creed MEREDITH married Ellen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH, daughter of Rev. Richard Graves MEREDITH and Ellen (Eleanor) HOWE, on 19 Sep 1871 in Marmullane Parish, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sir James Creed MEREDITH died on 23 Jan 1912, at age 69, in Cloneevin, Pembroke Road, Dublin.1
He enrolled in Trinity College on 1 July 1859 at the age of 16, completing his BA and LLB in 1863, and his LL.D in 1868. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1864 and practised as a barrister until 1878. He was a joint secretary of the Royal University of Ireland from 1880 to 1909, after which he became secretary of the National University of Ireland. He was one of the Honorary Secretaries to the General Synod, a member of the Representative Church Body of the Church of Ireland, and Deputy Grand Master of the Freemasons of Ireland. He was knighted in 1899 for services to Education.
For further information see the citations below.3,4,1,5

Children with Mary Jane Florence HARGRAVE b. ca. 1847, d. 13 Mar 1869

SonRichard MEREDITH b. 21 May 1867, d. 4 Jan 1957
DaughterFlorence Elizabeth Hargrave MEREDITH b. 5 Mar 1869, d. 1869

Child with Catherine Carew MEREDITH b. ca. 1850, d. 23 Nov 1870

SonWilliam MEREDITH b. 23 Nov 1870, d. 1870

Children with Ellen (Eleanor or Nellie) Graves MEREDITH b. aft. 1850, d. 8 Jul 1919

SonJames Creed MEREDITH b. 28 Nov 1875, d. 14 Aug 1942
DaughterElla Graves MEREDITH b. 13 Mar 1877, d. Nov 1892
DaughterAdelaide (Ada) Creed MEREDITH b. 28 Nov 1878, d. 26 Feb 1968
SonLlewellyn MEREDITH b. 7 Jul 1885, d. 1967
SonVen. Ralph Creed MEREDITH b. 10 Jul 1887, d. Jan 1970
SonThomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1889, d. ca. 1889
DaughterWinifred Ethel Creed MEREDITH b. 3 Apr 1891, d. 8 Apr 1979

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:2nd great-grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart (#1)
Wicklow box chart (#2)
Wicklow box chart (#3)
Wicklow indented chart (#1)
Wicklow indented chart (#2)
Wicklow indented chart (#3)

Citations

  1. [S958] Who Was Who, 1897-1916
  2. [S489] BMD Index extracted by Keith Winters
  3. [S950] Alumni Dublinensis
  4. [S957] Cole, J.HRev( 1903) Church and Parish Records of the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and RossCork: Guy and Co., Ltd.
  5. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited15 Apr 2017

Dr. James David THORBURN

M, #3813, b. 27 December 1865

Biography

Dr. James David THORBURN was born on 27 Dec 1865 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.G1 He married Isabel Magdalene MEREDITH, daughter of Sir William Ralph MEREDITH and Mary HOLMES, on 2 Jun 1896 in St. Simon's Church, Toronto.G
James was a physician. On his daughter Jean's birth registration he is said to be a throat and lung specialist.
For further information see the citations below.2

Children with Isabel Magdalene MEREDITH b. 28 May 1868, d. 1957

DaughterJean Meredith THORBURN b. 7 Aug 1897, d. 1936
DaughterMary Meredith THORBURN b. 16 Feb 1901
DaughterEmily Meredith THORBURN b. 12 Feb 1903
DaughterGeorgina Meredith THORBURN b. Feb 1909

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Isabel Magdalene MEREDITH (4th great-granddaughter of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729)
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S407] 1901 census, 1901 Census of Canada
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited15 Feb 2017

Mathias MEREDITH

M, #3814, d. April 1729

Biography

Mathias MEREDITH married Ruth. Mathias MEREDITH died in Apr 1729 in Ireland.1
The earliest reference to Mathias Meredith is in 1691, in the Wicklow Monthly Meeting Record Book of the Quakers. This records a Mathias Meredith and a Rice Meredith as witnesses to the Quaker marriage of John Manifold of Ballymony and Dorothy Hall on 26 Jun 1691.

The Rice Meredith who is mentioned could be either the Rice mentioned in the Arklow Hearth Money Rolls of 1669 and a father of Mathias, or he could be the Rice Meredith (c1660-1732) who is the earliest Rearymore ancestor. The latter possibility would fit with the reference in the will of Thomas, the son of Rice of Rearymore, having a cousin John; the son of Mathias was called John.

After 1691, there are the following references to Mathias and Rice Meredith in the records:

- 1696 Rice Meredith of Templerainey leased land at Ballymoney from Ralph Howard of Dublin
- 1697 Thomas Meredith of Garr sold a lease of lands that included Rearymore to Mathias Meredith
- 1713 Rice Meredith of Rearymore (and many others) were named in a deed of surrender to Charles Earl of Mountrath
- 1724 Thomas Meredith of Garr confirmed to Rice Meredith of Rearymore that he had relinquished all rights to Rearymore (acknowledged “out of brotherly love”)
- 1729 The will of Mathias Meredith of Templeraney was proved in the Consistory Court of Dublin
- 1732 Rice Meredith was buried in St. Brigid’s churchyard, Rosenallis

The interlinking of Mathias and Rice with land in Rearymore (Queen’s Co.) and Templerainey (Co. Wicklow) suggests that they were brothers. This is supported by the reference in the will of Rice’s son Thomas to a cousin John, most likely the John of Templerainey the son of Mathias. The Thomas Meredith of Garr might also have been a brother (although the mention of “brotherly love” in the 1724 Deed Poll may have been an expression of Quaker faith).

Some care is needed in interpreting the transactions noted in the above deeds, as the legal terms in 18th Century deeds had special meanings. For example the word “surrender” in the 1713 deed did not necessarily mean giving up the rights to a lease. The book by Brian Nugent has a good summary of the legal terms.

Further references to Mathias Meredith can be found in manuscripts of the Genealogical Office of Ireland. William Betham, the Ulster King of Arms, made genealogical notes from many of the prerogative and consistory wills of Ireland from 1536–1800, with sketches of pedigrees of the family relationships mentioned in them. This provides an invaluable resource, as most of the prerogative wills of Ireland were later destroyed in the fire at the Public Records Office in 1922.

One of the Betham sketches from ca. 1840 shows Mathias Meredith, whose will was proved in 1729, with wife Ruth and three sons: John with a wife Martha Jones, Edward who died without issue, and Matthias who died likewise without issue. A later sketch, shows Mathias Meredith with five daughters in addition to these three sons.

A pedigree has been in circulation from the mid-1850s asserting that Mathias was descended from John Meredith the brother of Richard Meredith, Bishop of Leighlin, and therefore had royal descent from the early kings of Wales. This claim found its way into several editions of Burke’s “General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire”, and copies of the pedigree circulate privately to this day. The erroneous pedigree can be found in a manuscript of the Genealogical Office, and it errs further in mixing up the Rearymore and Sligo Meredith families.

This manuscript appears to have its origins in a letter that William Rice Meredith wrote to Sir William Betham, with the title “Instructions on behalf of the Descendants of the late Ralph Meredith for making out the pedigree of this family”. In the letter he states that it is the family tradition that they are descended from the Bishop’s line, but admits that “from the time of Mathias down to the present, the pedigree is sufficiently known, but antecedent to Mathias, it is involved in complete obscurity.” He conjectures that the descent is from John the brother of Bishop Richard, and appends a sketch showing the suggested lineage.

It appears that Betham then produced a pedigree to reflect the family tradition, showing a descent from John through his son John to an Edward Meredith of Bow Lane and thence to Mathias. However, none of the pedigree sketches that Betham had made directly from the wills of John the brother of the Bishop or other relations of the Bishop show any connection to Mathias. A manuscript from the Genealogical Office dating from the early 1900s concludes that “It is evident from the rough draft of the Pedigree in the Office that there is no proof whatsoever that John Meredith the executor of his father’s will in 1596 was even married or left issue …… The Pedigree appears to be correct from Mathias Meredith of Templeraney down, but there is no evidence that Mathias was the son of Edward Meredith of Bow Lane ”.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
For further information see the citations below.12

Child with Ruth d. aft. Feb 1734

SonJohn MEREDITH b. ca. 1712, d. Aug 1786

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S946] Charles Meredith's pedigree, prepared by William Rice Meredith
  2. [S1610] Wicklow Monthly Meeting Record Book of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1677-1800, Reference W.5, ·pages 85-88, Transscribed in the Hollingsworth Register, Volume 12, Number 2, June, 1976. https://hollingsworthregister.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/hr-046-12-2-1976-jun.pdf?
  3. [S732] Will of Thomas Meredith of Rearymore, 1761 Betham’s Abstract, transcribed by Peter Kilburn
  4. [S1611] Wicklow Papers, Collection List No. 69, (MSS: 38,500-38,640); National Library of Ireland, www.nli.ie/pdfs/mss%20lists/wicklow%20papers.pdf
  5. [S1480] Deed Poll of Thomas Meredyth of Garr, 1724; Registry of Deeds, Ireland, Memorial no. 43-219-27945. Transcription: http://irish-merediths.com/up/43-219-27945.htm
  6. [S1612] Rice Meredith, Despard et al to the Earl of Mountrath, 1713; Registry of Deeds, Ireland, Memorial no. 11-367-4747. Transcription: http://irish-merediths.com/up/11-367-4747.htm
  7. [S1613] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 240, pp. 202-3 Wills, New Series, Vol.18, Ma-Mo, ca. 1840; http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000541374#page/102/mode/1up
  8. [S1614] Brian Nugent, A Guide to the 18th Century Land Records in the Irish Registry of Deeds. (Corstown; 2012)
  9. [S1615] Genealogical Office Manuscript No. 174 pp. 64-65, Registered Pedigrees Vol.20 ca. 1758-1898; http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000530548#page/33/mode/1up
  10. [S61] Genealogical Office Manuscript, Miscellaneous Pedigrees H-M, William Rice Meredith's instructions to Betham, LDS film no0100244
  11. [S60] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 815, Miscellaneous search notes, Comments on "The Pedigree of the family of Meredith registered in Vol, XX pp64", copied from the original document
  12. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited26 Apr 2017

Ruth

F, #3815, d. after February 1734

Biography

Ruth married Mathias MEREDITH. Ruth died aft. Feb 1734 in Ireland.
The maiden name of Ruth the wife of Mathias Meredith is unknown. She was named in the will of Mathias, proved in 1729. She was still living in 1734, when she was mentioned in a deed for the lease of lands at Ballymoney and Templerainey between Hugh Howard of Shelton, Co. Wicklow, and Ruth Meredith, widow, and John Meredith.1
For further information see the citations below.2

Child with Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729

SonJohn MEREDITH b. ca. 1712, d. Aug 1786

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Mathias MEREDITH
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1611] Wicklow Papers, Collection List No. 69, (MSS: 38,500-38,640); National Library of Ireland, www.nli.ie/pdfs/mss%20lists/wicklow%20papers.pdf
  2. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited26 Apr 2017

John MEREDITH

M, #3818, b. about 1712, d. August 1786

Parents

FatherMathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
MotherRuth d. aft. Feb 1734

Biography

John Meredith of Templeraney
(d. 1786)
John MEREDITH was born ca. 1712 in Ireland. He married Martha JONES on 1 Jun 1740 in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland.G1 John MEREDITH died in Aug 1786 in Templeraney, County Wicklow.2
Little is know of the life of John Meredith, although he was clearly successful enough to have his portrait painted by William Hoare, one of the leading English portraitists of the time.

In 1749 he leased lands of Templerainey and Carrycole in Co. Wicklow from Ralph Howard of Dublin. There was an amendment to the lease in 1787, following his death in 1786.

In 1785 the lands of Templerainey leased by John Meredith were 140 acres in size, according to the marriage settlement made by him for the marriage of his son William to Sarah Garrett.

The will of John Meredith of Templeraney dated 4 Feb 1779 was proved on 26 Nov 1788.3,4,5,6
For further information see the citations below.7

Children with Martha JONES d. 7 Jan 1811

SonRalph MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1748, d. 1799
DaughterRuth MEREDITH b. ca. 1750
SonWilliam MEREDITH b. Apr 1752, d. 9 Jun 1791
DaughterMartha MEREDITH b. ca. 1755
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1760

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Son of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S69] IGI - International Genealogical Index; https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
  2. [S1617] Death announcement: John Meredith of Templereany; Saunders's News-Letter 04 August 1786, pg. 2
  3. [S1611] Wicklow Papers, Collection List No. 69, (MSS: 38,500-38,640); National Library of Ireland, www.nli.ie/pdfs/mss%20lists/wicklow%20papers.pdf
  4. [S1618] John Meredith, Marriage Settlement, 1785; Registry of Deeds, Ireland, Memorial no. 373-49-247872. Transcription: http://irish-merediths.com/up/373-49-247872.htm
  5. [S1613] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 240, pp. 202-3 Wills, New Series, Vol.18, Ma-Mo, ca. 1840; http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000541374#page/102/mode/1up
  6. [S1616] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations indexes 1595-1858; findmypast.co.uk
  7. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited26 Apr 2017

Martha JONES

F, #3824, d. 7 January 1811

Biography

Martha JONES married John MEREDITH, son of Mathias MEREDITH and Ruth, on 1 Jun 1740 in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland.G1 Martha JONES died on 7 Jan 1811 in Dublin, Ireland.G
For further information see the citations below.2,3

Children with John MEREDITH b. ca. 1712, d. Aug 1786

SonRalph MEREDITH b. 17 Sep 1748, d. 1799
DaughterRuth MEREDITH b. ca. 1750
SonWilliam MEREDITH b. Apr 1752, d. 9 Jun 1791
DaughterMartha MEREDITH b. ca. 1755
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1760

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Partner of John MEREDITH (son of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729)
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S69] IGI - International Genealogical Index; https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
  2. [S946] Charles Meredith's pedigree, prepared by William Rice Meredith
  3. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited19 Dec 2004

Ralph MEREDITH

M, #3825, b. 17 September 1748, d. 1799

Parents

FatherJohn MEREDITH b. ca. 1712, d. Aug 1786
MotherMartha JONES d. 7 Jan 1811

Biography

Ralph MEREDITH was born on 17 Sep 1748 in Templeraney, County Wicklow. He married Martha CHAYTOR on 3 Aug 1770 in St. Peter's Church, Dublin.1 Ralph MEREDITH died in 1799, at age ~51, in Ireland.
Ralph Meredith was a Notary Public in the City of Dublin, with an office at Exchange-Alley in 1773. In 1776 he was selling lottery tickets from no. 5 Crampton Street: one English shilling for the chance of winning one thousand pounds. After lotteries became state-controlled by the Irish Government in 1780, he formed a partnership with Mr. W. Hodges of London and advertised as “Meredith’s and Hodge’s State Lottery Office”. They sold tickets in both the Irish and English lotteries, and had offices in Dublin and London. In 1785 Ralph Meredith was admitted and sworn an Attorney of his Majesty’s court of Exchequer in Ireland.

An announcement in a newspaper of his change of address in 1775 describes the scope of his business as a Notary Public:
“Mr Ralph Meredith, Public Notary
Has removed from Exchange-alley, to No. 5 in Crampton-court, the House wherein Mr. Hodson lately dwelt, where he continues to transact all Manner of notarial or other Business relative to the lending or borrowing Money, with his usual Care, Secrecy, Punctuality and Fidelity. He will receive Rents or other yearly Sums in Dublin, or any Part of the Kingdom, on such Terms as he hopes will be agreeable to such as are pleased to employ him ; and will give unquestionable Security for any Trust reposed in him, if required -- Commissions from remote Parts of this Kingdom, England, or any other Places Abroad, in the notarial Agency, or any Business in his Way, will be executed by him with the greatest Care, Fidelity and Dispatch, and Letters relative thereto immediately answered --N.B. He will let his House in Exchange-alley, (which is on complete Order) furnished or unfurnished, or dispose of his Interest therein on reasonable Terms.”.2
For further information see the citations below.3,4

Children with Martha CHAYTOR b. ca. 1753, d. 29 Aug 1834

DaughterMartha MEREDITH d. 3 Aug 1859
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1772, d. Jan 1787
SonRev. Thomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1775, d. 27 Apr 1819
SonWilliam MEREDITH b. 28 Apr 1781, d. 20 Sep 1818
SonJohn MEREDITH b. 8 Aug 1784, d. 22 Feb 1866
SonCapt. Ralph MEREDITH b. 18 Mar 1786, d. 3 May 1835
SonCapt. Boyle MEREDITH b. 26 Oct 1788, d. 3 Mar 1873
SonMajor Richard Martin MEREDITH b. ca. 1792, d. 2 Oct 1869

Connections

Family Line:Wicklow Merediths
Relationship:Grandson of Mathias MEREDITH d. Apr 1729
Appears on:Wicklow box chart
Wicklow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S69] IGI - International Genealogical Index; https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
  2. [S1620] Ralph Meredith, Notary Public; Hibernian Journal; or, Chronicle of Liberty 29 September 1775, pg. 3
  3. [S946] Charles Meredith's pedigree, prepared by William Rice Meredith
  4. [S943] Personal communication, Sharon Haggerty, 7 March 2009 See http://www.winters-online.net/meredith-genealogy-online/records.htm for current information
Last Edited10 Jan 2017