The Irish Merediths

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William COLLEY

M, #26, b. 1603, d. 1603

Parents

FatherSir William COLLEY
MotherAnne MEREDITH d. 18 Sep 1608

Biography

William COLLEY was born in 1603. He died in 1603, at age ~0.

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
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Christopher CONWAY

M, #27, b. before 1590

Biography

Christopher CONWAY was born bef. 1590. He married Margaret MEREDITH, daughter of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH and Sarah BATHO.
A manuscript states "by patent 10th March 1612 has a grant of the Office of Clerk General of all his Majestys Casulaties[sic] in Ireland" and that Margaret "was his first wife".

Child with Margaret MEREDITH d. 7 Jan 1608/09

DaughterUnknown CONWAY b. Jan 1609/10

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Margaret 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
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Robert MEREDITH

M, #28, b. between 1517 and 1523, d. 1557

Biography

Robert MEREDITH was born bet 1517 and 1523 in Llanfair Talhaiarn, Denbighshire, Wales.1 He married Margaret FERCH WILLIAM AP JOHN. He died in 1557 in London, EnglandG.2
The story that we can piece together from Robert Meredith's Will, Bartrum’s Welsh Genealogies, and from correspondence with the Clothworkers’ Company is as follows:

Robert Meredith was born between 1517 and 1523, one of at least two sons of Maredudd ap Gronwy ap Deio and his wife Elsbeth ferch John ap Edward. His place of birth was Llanfair Talhaearn in Denbighshire (now in the Welsh Unitary Authority of Conwy and called Llanfair Talhaiarn on the Ordnance Survey maps). In about 1537-8 he became apprenticed as a clothworker to a Davy Price in London. The account books of the Clothworkers’ Company show that he completed his apprenticeship between August 1544 and July 1545 and was “made Free”. He would have been at least 21 years old then, but no older than 27: the apprenticeship normally started at age 14-20 and lasted 7 years.

It is unlikely that he would have been married before being made Free, and so his probable date of marriage to Marged ferch William ap John was between 1545 and 1548, taking into account the estimated date of birth of 1550 of his 2nd son Richard, the future Bishop of Leighlin. Robert married into an interesting family, one of his brothers-in-law being George Smith the Chancellor of St. Asaph (i.e. private secretary to the Bishop of St. Asaph). The other brother-in-law was a colourful character called Roger Smyth, a Roman Catholic priest and Welsh translator who fled to the Continent ca. 1573 and spent much of his time there. Roger Smyth was described as “a man of uncommon opinions who disliked both the Jesuits and the English, and desired to see a republic, together with freedom of conscience, instituted in Wales and England”. Robert Meredith’s two sons John and Richard seemed to have been born ca. 1550.

Sometime between 1544 and 1551 Robert was the plaintiff in a case, considered by the Court of Chancery, against a first cousin Griffith ap Howell regarding lands in Llanfair inherited from their grandfather Gronwy ap Deio. The details of the case show that his uncle, Howell ap Gronwy ap Deio, was an elder brother of his father Maredudd.

Robert Meredith’s Will is dated 24th January 1556/7 and describes him as Citizen and Clothworker of London living in the parish of Aldermary. The Will names his wife as Margaret, mother as Elizabeth (and therefore still living in 1557), and two sons John and Richard. He leaves his property in Denbighshire to his mother Elizabeth for the rest of her life, and thereafter to his son John and his heirs, and for lack of heirs to his son Richard and his heirs (so we can assume that John was the elder son). The Will also names a brother David (but note that the term can be used loosely in Wills of the time). The Will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 29 March 1557, so Robert must have died sometime between 24 January and 29 March of that year.

It is possible that his widow is the “Margarett Meridith” that the IGI shows as having married a “Reighnold Sainct” (probably Reginald Saint) on 4 Feb 1559 at Saint Thomas the Apostle, London (which is a parish near to Aldermary).2,3

Child with Margaret FERCH WILLIAM AP JOHN d. aft. 1557

SonRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Father of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597

Citations

  1. [S6] Peter C Bartrum, Welsh genealogies AD 1400-1500
  2. [S46] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Will of Robert Meredith, 1557, Downloaded as "Will of Robert Meredithe or Meredith, Clothworker of Aldermary, City of London 29 March 1557"
  3. [S47] Private Correspondence Clothworkers Company 10 Oct 2005
Last Edited26 Mar 2017

Margaret FERCH WILLIAM AP JOHN

F, #29, d. after 1557

Biography

Margaret FERCH WILLIAM AP JOHN married Robert MEREDITH. She married Fulk MYDDELTON. She died aft. 1557.1
Margaret ferch William was also known as Margred Smith. She was from Llanelwy, Flintshire, Wales.

Child with Robert MEREDITH b. bet 1517 and 1523, d. 1557

SonRichard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Mother of Richard (Bishop of Leighlin) MEREDITH b. ca. 1550, d. 3 Aug 1597

Citations

  1. [S46] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Will of Robert Meredith, 1557, Downloaded as "Will of Robert Meredithe or Meredith, Clothworker of Aldermary, City of London 29 March 1557"
Last Edited7 Dec 2010

Charles MEREDITH

M, #30, b. before 1639, d. June 1710

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE b. ca. 1625, d. ca. 1685

Biography

Charles MEREDITH was born bef. 1639.1 He married Anne BLAYNEY in Jan 1671/72. He married Judith SAVAGE on 8 May 1677 in St. Audoen's Church, Dublin, IrelandG.2,3,4 He died in Jun 1710.5
Charles Meredith was:
~ a Cornet in the Lord General's Regiment in 1661;
~ appointed as Sheriff of County Meath on 23 Nov 1678;
~ Member of Parliament for Co. Meath from 1692 to 1693;
~ Member of Parliament for Kells from 1695 to 1699;
~ Deputy Governor of Co. Meath and Co. Louth in 1699;
~ Member of Parliament for Kells from 1703 to 1710;
~ in Duke of Albemarle's Regiment of Horse in 1662;
~ in Earl of Orrery's Regiment of Horse in 1672.
He lived at Newtown, Co. Meath, Ireland
He was seised in fee of several lands of Newtown, Clonegarrah, Carlanstown, Balgieth, Garrostown, Scurlogstown, and Roristown in the County of Meath.6,7,8

Children with Anne BLAYNEY

SonCharles MEREDITH b. bet 1672 and 1675
SonHenry MEREDITH b. 1675, d. 12 Dec 1715

Children with Judith SAVAGE d. Feb 1738/39

DaughterAnne MEREDITH
SonThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32

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. [S27] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, Vol III Wills Old Series, LDS film no. 0100103, short pedigree abstracted from Will of Sir Thomas states that Charles is the eldest son
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, note that GOMS 112 p.89 gives a different date of 10 June 1679, St Andrews Church
  3. [S49] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, Vol. 6, p 210, Marriage portion of D1,000 arranged
  4. [S99] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of StAndrew, StAnne, StAudoen and StBride, p. 82, entry is "Cornett Merredith and Mrs Judith Sauadge marr by lycense."
  5. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 244
  6. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  7. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187, "...by his first wife he possessed himself of a considerable estate in the county of Meath at Newtown."
  8. [S49] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, pp. 209-210
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Arthur MEREDITH1

M, #31, b. 1639, d. 4 May 1732

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE b. ca. 1625, d. ca. 1685

Biography

Arthur MEREDITH was born in 1639. He was baptised on 16 Mar 1638/39 in St Michan's Church, Dublin, IrelandG.2 He married Dorothea BINGLEY in 1661.3 He died on 4 May 1732, at age ~93. He was buried on 6 May 1732 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.4
Arthur Meredith was:
~ High Sheriff of Co. Meath, Ireland from 1679 to 1680 and again in 1682;
~ a General in the army;
~ MP for Navan, Ireland from 1692 to 1727.
He held 382 acres of Dollardstown, barony of Duleek, and the 200 of Cristown, barony of Kells, from the Crown in 1683. He purchased 1070 acres in Co. Meath from the Commissioners for Sale of Forfeited Estates ca 1702/3.5

Children with Dorothea BINGLEY d. 1729

SonBingley MEREDITH b. ca. 1662
SonThomas MEREDITH b. ca. 1665, d. 17 Jun 1719
SonArthur MEREDITH b. ca. 1667
SonCharles MEREDITH b. ca. 16 Jul 1669, d. ca. 7 Sep 1669
DaughterLetitia MEREDITH b. ca. 5 Feb 1670/71, d. 1672

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
  2. [S50] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Michan Dublin 1636-1700
  3. [S129] Alexander Thom & Co, Appendix to the Twenty-Sixth Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers of Ireland, Copies saved to disk, p. 595, note of marriage licence
  4. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin
  5. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 247, entry for son Thomas
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

William MEREDITH

M, #32, b. after 1639

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE b. ca. 1625, d. ca. 1685

Biography

William MEREDITH was born aft. 1639.

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
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Anne MEREDITH

F, #33, b. before 1675, d. 1706

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE b. ca. 1625, d. ca. 1685

Biography

Anne MEREDITH was born bef. 1675. She married -?- HAMILTON. She died in 1706. She was buried on 27 Jun 1706 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.1

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. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "Madam Hamelton interred in Sr Robt Merdith's vault". Assume that this as Anne Hamilton nee Meredith
Last Edited26 Mar 2017

Alice MEREDITH

F, #34, b. before 1675

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1576, d. ca. 1677
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE b. ca. 1625, d. ca. 1685

Biography

Alice MEREDITH was born bef. 1675. She married Thomas Henry SMITHWICK.

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
Last Edited24 Feb 2008

Anne BLAYNEY1

F, #35

Biography

Anne BLAYNEY married Henry MORETON. She married Charles MEREDITH, son of Sir Thomas MEREDITH and Letitia FORTESCUE, in Jan 1671/72.
Anne Blayney was the 3rd daughter of Henry 2nd Lord Blayney.2

Children with Charles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710

SonCharles MEREDITH b. bet 1672 and 1675
SonHenry MEREDITH b. 1675, d. 12 Dec 1715

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Charles 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, note that GOMS 112 p89 gives her name as Mary, as does Lodge's Peerage of Ireland. The Funeral Entry in GOMS 64 notes that she was buried in Drogheda
  2. [S51] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no. 0100187, p. 89
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Judith SAVAGE

F, #36, d. February 1738/39

Biography

Judith SAVAGE married Charles MEREDITH, son of Sir Thomas MEREDITH and Letitia FORTESCUE, on 8 May 1677 in St. Audoen's Church, Dublin, IrelandG.1,2,3 Judith SAVAGE died in Feb 1738/39.4 She was buried on 15 Feb 1738/39 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.5
Judith Savage was the daughter of Philip Savage, Chancellor of the Exchequer.6

Children with Charles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710

DaughterAnne MEREDITH
SonThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Charles 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, note that GOMS 112 p.89 gives a different date of 10 June 1679, St Andrews Church
  2. [S49] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, Vol. 6, p 210, Marriage portion of D1,000 arranged
  3. [S99] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of StAndrew, StAnne, StAudoen and StBride, p. 82, entry is "Cornett Merredith and Mrs Judith Sauadge marr by lycense."
  4. [S49] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, Vol. 6, pp. 209-222
  5. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "Mrs Judith Meredith widow of Capt. Charles Meredith of Newtown in the county of Meath near Kells inter?d in the vault of that family near the steeple."
  6. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Charles MEREDITH

M, #37, b. between 1672 and 1675

Parents

FatherCharles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710
MotherAnne BLAYNEY

Biography

Charles MEREDITH was born bet 1672 and 1675.1

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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187, states that he died young
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Henry MEREDITH1

M, #38, b. 1675, d. 12 December 1715

Parents

FatherCharles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710
MotherAnne BLAYNEY

Biography

Henry MEREDITH was born in 1675.2 He married Mary BUTLER, daughter of Francis BUTLER and Judith JONES, on 24 Oct 1702. Henry MEREDITH died on 12 Dec 1715, at age ~40.2
Henry Meredith was:
~ recorded as a Colonel in Stanwix's Regiment of Foot on 12 Apr 1706;
~ Member of Parliament for Kells from 1710 to 1713;
~ Member of Parliament for Navan from 1713 to 1714.
In 1712 he was put on half pay and left Stanwix’s regiment. In 1713 his income was estimated at £600.2

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, pp. 244-245
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Thomas MEREDITH1

M, #39, b. between 1680 and 1682, d. 14 January 1731/32

Parents

FatherCharles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710
MotherJudith SAVAGE d. Feb 1738/39

Biography

Thomas MEREDITH was born bet 1680 and 1682.2 He married Catherine BALDWIN, daughter of John BALDWIN, on 17 Sep 1704 in St. Bride's Church, Dublin, IrelandG.3,4,5 Thomas MEREDITH died on 14 Jan 1731/32.6
Thomas Meredith entered Middle Temple on 12 Feb 1699/00.
He was:
~ Chief Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas in 1701;
~ Member of Parliament for Wexford B from 1713 to 1714;
~ appointed to the to the King's Bench on 24 Apr 1714;
~ Member of Parliament for New Ross from 1715 to 1727;
~ Member of Parliament for Navan from 1727 to 1732;
~ a Trustee of the Linen Board;
~ made a Free Burgess of New Ross on 9 Jan 1712/13.
He lived at Newtown, Co. Meath, Ireland
He was recorded as living at St. Mary's Abbey in Jan 1730/31.6,7

Children with Catherine BALDWIN

DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH
SonArthur MEREDITH
DaughterJudith MEREDITH
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. ca. 1705
SonRev. Charles MEREDITH b. ca. 1707, d. 29 Jul 1747
SonThomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1707, d. ca. 1773
SonHenry MEREDITH b. aft. 1708, d. 10 Dec 1789
SonRev. John MEREDITH b. 1711, d. 1741
DaughterCatherine MEREDITH b. bef. 1720, d. 1794

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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 248
  3. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187, gives the date of 12 September (possibly the date the marriage licence was granted?)
  4. [S111] Irish Midlands. Ancestry: Anglo-Irish Families, Url: http://www.irishmidlands/content/family_history/families/anglo_irish1.htm
  5. [S99] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of StAndrew, StAnne, StAudoen and StBride, p. 128
  6. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  7. [S52] Genealogical Manuscript no. 557, Sadleir Marriages and Genealogical Notes, LDS microfilm no. 0100152 item 3, entry from the Dublin Gazette states "Last Friday at his home in Mary's Abbey Thomas Meredyth MP for Navan and one of the Hon Board of Linen Trustees Jan 18th 1731."
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Anne MEREDITH1

F, #40

Parents

FatherCharles MEREDITH b. bef. 1639, d. Jun 1710
MotherJudith SAVAGE d. Feb 1738/39

Biography

Anne MEREDITH married James BARRY, son of Redmond BARRY and Mary HOUGHTON, on 9 Oct 1698.2

Child with James BARRY b. Jan 1661, d. 16 Apr 1725

DaughterJudith BARRY b. aft. 1699

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Great-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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 140, entry 0092 for James Barry
Last Edited24 Mar 2007

Catherine BALDWIN

F, #41

Parents

FatherJohn BALDWIN d. 1699

Biography

Catherine BALDWIN married Thomas MEREDITH, son of Charles MEREDITH and Judith SAVAGE, on 17 Sep 1704 in St. Bride's Church, Dublin, IrelandG.1,2,3
In 1704 she was living in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.4

Children with Thomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32

DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH
SonArthur MEREDITH
DaughterJudith MEREDITH
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. ca. 1705
SonRev. Charles MEREDITH b. ca. 1707, d. 29 Jul 1747
SonThomas MEREDITH b. aft. 1707, d. ca. 1773
SonHenry MEREDITH b. aft. 1708, d. 10 Dec 1789
SonRev. John MEREDITH b. 1711, d. 1741
DaughterCatherine MEREDITH b. bef. 1720, d. 1794

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:Partner of Thomas MEREDITH (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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187, gives the date of 12 September (possibly the date the marriage licence was granted?)
  2. [S111] Irish Midlands. Ancestry: Anglo-Irish Families, Url: http://www.irishmidlands/content/family_history/families/anglo_irish1.htm
  3. [S99] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of StAndrew, StAnne, StAudoen and StBride, p. 128
  4. [S51] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no. 0100187
Last Edited20 Oct 2010

Rev. Charles MEREDITH

M, #42, b. about 1707, d. 29 July 1747

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Rev. Charles MEREDITH was born ca. 1707 in Dublin, IrelandG.1 He married Letitia VESEY, daughter of Agmondesham VESEY and Jane POTTINGER, on 10 Feb 1729 in St. Mary’s DublinG.2,3 Rev. Charles MEREDITH died on 29 Jul 1747.4 He was buried on 1 Aug 1747 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.5
Rev. Charles Meredith entered Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on 7 Aug 1723 and Trinity College, Cambridge, England in 1730. He was Rector of Kilsaran, Co. Louth, Ireland from 1729 to 1745, Prebendary of Tynan in 1745, and Dean of Ardfert, succeeding William Smyth in 1732.6,7,4

Children with Letitia VESEY d. Jan 1756

DaughterJane MEREDITH d. 1754
DaughterJudith Letitia MEREDITH d. Oct 1763
DaughterCatherine MEREDITH b. ca. 1730

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd 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. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk, p. 574, Date of birth estimated: matriculated TCD 1723 aged 16
  2. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  3. [S120] Irish Genealogy, online database http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/
  4. [S53] Leslie, James B, Ardfert and Aghadoe clergy & parishes, p. 18
  5. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "The Revd Charles Meredyth Master of Arts, Dean of Ardfert, interr?d in the vault of that family near the steeple".
  6. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk
  7. [S54] James B Leslie, Armagh Clergy & Parishes, p. 74
Last Edited20 Oct 2010

Thomas MEREDITH

M, #43, b. after 1707, d. about 1773

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Thomas MEREDITH was born aft. 1707.1 He married Alice TISDALL, daughter of Richard TISDALL and Mary BOYLE, bef. 1732.2 Thomas MEREDITH died ca. 1773.3,4
Thomas Meredith lived at Newtown, Co. Meath, Ireland. He was involved in a High Court case on 17 Feb 1767.5,6

Children with Alice TISDALL b. 9 Feb 1709, d. 1746

DaughterMary MEREDITH b. 21 Feb 1732
SonCharles MEREDITH b. 10 Mar 1736
DaughterKatherine MEREDITH b. 1738
DaughterAlicia MEREDITH b. 6 Jun 1739
DaughterLetitia MEREDITH b. 1740
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. 1 Nov 1741
SonSir John MEREDITH, 1st Bart b. 8 Dec 1742, d. 27 Oct 1799

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd 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. [S49] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, - Thomas was the second son
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 409, entry 2079 for Richard Tisdall; this gives marriage date as 1766, which can't be correct as their son Sir John Meredith married Helen English in 1769
  3. [S55] Sir W Betham, Abstracts of Wills (Transcribed by Peter Kilburn: personal communication), BET I 48. The abstract contains a curious reference to "Deborah Simpson who hath assumed the name of Meredyth". Vicar's Index to the Prerogative Wills has a reference to the will of Deborah Meredyth alias Simpson, 1787. This was, abstracted by Betham as well and refers to Mary Elizabeth Armstrong
  4. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 248, entry for his father, Thomas Meredyth
  5. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  6. [S49] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, pp. 209-222, records the case between Thomas Meredyth, Nathaniel Clements and Exectors of Thomas Gleadow, Appelants, and Henry Leslie and Catherine his wife [niece of Thomas Meredyth], William Brownlow [husband of Thomas's niece Judith, Let
Last Edited26 Mar 2014

Henry MEREDITH1,2

M, #44, b. after 1708, d. 10 December 1789

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Henry MEREDITH was born aft. 1708. He married Frances PLUNKETT, daughter of Charles Patrick PLUNKETT and Elizabeth STRATFORD, on 2 Feb 1748/49.3 Henry MEREDITH died on 10 Dec 1789.4 He was buried on 12 Dec 1789 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.5
Henry Meredith was:
~ Agent to the Primate, Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland from 1764 to 1789;
~ Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough, Co. Armagh, Ireland from 1776 to 1789;
~ part of the Dublin Castle secretariat, Ireland from 1753 to 1775.
He was recorded living at Dollardstown, Co. Meath; Armagh; and Broadstone, Dublin, Ireland.
A contemporary source, in Sketches of Members of the Irish Parliament in 1782, described him as follows: "Agent to the Primate, has a pension of £500, is joined with his nephew in a patent as Corrector of the Press, and is Secretary to the Master of Ordnance, a sinecure of £100 a year. He was many years First Clerk in the Chief Secretary’s Office, and upon the division of it was for a short time Under Secretary in the War Department; a very honorable, sensible man and very knowing in all the business of this country. Lord Buckingham in consideration of his services in the War Department recommended his two nieces for a pension of £200 a year"
Henry Meredith’s sister-in-law Anne Plunkett was the Countess of Antrim, being married to Alexander MacDonnell, the 5th Earl of Antrim, who later married Catherine Meredith, Henry's sister.6,7

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd 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, p. 245
  2. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  3. [S52] Genealogical Manuscript no. 557, Sadleir Marriages and Genealogical Notes, LDS microfilm no. 0100152 item 3, extract from Exshaw's Magazine "Henry Meredyth Secretary to the Lord Primate to Frances d. of Chas. Plunket of Dillonstown Co. Louth sister to the Countess of Antrim 2 Feb 1748."
  4. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 245, see the note for his burial, the year being 1788 in the S Patrick records
  5. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, the entry states: "Mr Meredith of the Broad Stone was inter'd in the family vault by the steeple in St. Patricks Church". This is almost certainly Henry Meredith, as Broadstone in Dublin was one of his residences. However, the burial, year is given as 1788
  6. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  7. [S389] Sketches of the Members of the Irish Parliament in 1782, G.OSaylesProceedings of the Royal Irish AcademySection C, Vol56 (1954) pp227-286 http://www.jstor.org/stable/i25506026
Last Edited5 Feb 2014

Rev. John MEREDITH1,2

M, #45, b. 1711, d. 1741

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Rev. John MEREDITH was born in 1711 in Dublin, IrelandG.3 He died in 1741, at age ~30. He was buried on 26 Oct 1741 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.4,5
Rev. John Meredith was Curate at Kilsaran, Co. Louth 1739, where his older brother Charles was Rector. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and Trinity College, Cambridge, England.5,6

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd 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, entry for father, Thomas Meredyth
  2. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  3. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk, p. 574
  4. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin, "The Revd. Mr. John Meredith inter?d in the vault of that family."
  5. [S54] James B Leslie, Armagh Clergy & Parishes, p. 346
  6. [S16] Alumni Dublinenses, www.findmypast.co.uk
Last Edited10 Aug 2010

Elizabeth MEREDITH1,2

F, #46

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd great-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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 248
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Anne MEREDITH1,2

F, #47, b. about 1705

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Anne MEREDITH was born ca. 1705. She was baptised on 24 Jun 1705 in St. Mary’s, Dublin.3 She married Baldwin CROW on 15 Jun 1737 in St. Mary’s, Dublin.4
Anne Meredith was named in the will of her niece Jane Meredith and described as Jane’s aunt, Ann Crow.5

Children with Baldwin CROW

SonCharles CROW b. ca. 1739
DaughterCatherine CROW b. ca. 1746

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd great-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. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p 248
  2. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  3. [S751] Irish Genealogy, church records online, http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie
  4. [S120] Irish Genealogy, online database http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/
  5. [S374] RevJames BLeslie, History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes in the County of Louth (Dundalk: William Tempest, 1908)http://archive.org/details/historyofkilsara00lesl
Last Edited8 Feb 2017

Arthur MEREDITH1

M, #48

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd 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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Judith MEREDITH1,2

F, #49

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Judith MEREDITH married Rev. William TISDALL in 1768.3

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd great-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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 248
  3. [S324] Freemans Journal, January 2, 1768, p2
Last Edited5 Dec 2006

Catherine MEREDITH1,2

F, #50, b. before 1720, d. 1794

Parents

FatherThomas MEREDITH b. bet 1680 and 1682, d. 14 Jan 1731/32
MotherCatherine BALDWIN

Biography

Catherine MEREDITH was born bef. 1720. She married James TAYLOUR in 1737.3 She married Alexander MACDONNELL, 5th Earl of Antrim, on 5 Jul 1755. She died in 1794. She was buried on 27 Sep 1794 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, IrelandG.4

Connections

Family Line:Bishop Richard Meredith
Relationship:2nd great-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. [S48] Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p89, Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, LDS film no.0100187
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 248
  3. [S129] Alexander Thom & Co, Appendix to the Twenty-Sixth Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers of Ireland, Copies saved to disk, p. 1036, note of marriage licence
  4. [S56] Darryl Lundy, A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe; www.thepeerage.com
Last Edited24 Feb 2008