The Irish Merediths

Person Page 259

Andrew CLARKE

M, #6453, b. 16 December 1896

Biography

Andrew CLARKE was born on 16 Dec 1896.1 He married Bridget Christina MEREDITH, daughter of Sampson MEREDITH and Ellen SWEETMAN, in 1921 in Barrow-in-Furness Registration District.G

Connections

Family Line:Carlow Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Bridget Christina MEREDITH (3rd great-granddaughter of Christopher MEREDITH b. ca. 1710, d. 1770)
Appears on:Carlow box chart
Carlow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1483] 1939 Register of England and Wales; www.findmypast.com
Last Edited24 Apr 2017

Richard Samson PARKES

M, #6461, b. about 1918, d. 13 February 1927

Parents

FatherRichard PARKES d. 15 Oct 1953
MotherMary Anne MEREDITH b. 16 Sep 1888, d. 29 Aug 1949

Biography

Richard Samson PARKES was born ca. 1918. He died on 13 Feb 1927 in Cork Street Hopital, Dublin.1

Connections

Family Line:Carlow Merediths
Relationship:4th great-grandson of Christopher MEREDITH b. ca. 1710, d. 1770
Appears on:Carlow box chart
Carlow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited24 Apr 2017

Lily Ethna MEREDITH

F, #6466, b. 27 August 1917, d. 2000

Parents

FatherSampson Alexander MEREDITH b. 24 Apr 1893, d. 6 Aug 1963
MotherElizabeth KING b. 8 Jul 1897, d. 1975

Biography

Lily Ethna MEREDITH was born on 27 Aug 1917 in Dublin, Ireland.G1 She married Henry DOWD on 31 Jan 1938 in Salford, Lancashire, England.1 Lily Ethna MEREDITH died in 2000, at age ~83, in Bury Registration District, England.1

Child with Henry DOWD b. 25 May 1913, d. 2003

SonHenry William ('Harry') DOWD b. 4 Jul 1938, d. Apr 2015

Connections

Family Line:Carlow Merediths
Relationship:4th great-granddaughter of Christopher MEREDITH b. ca. 1710, d. 1770
Appears on:Carlow box chart
Carlow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1851] Murphy Family Tree, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/87327161/person/32561466856/facts
Last Edited26 Apr 2017

Henry DOWD1

M, #6467, b. 25 May 1913, d. 2003

Biography

Henry DOWD was born on 25 May 1913.1 He married Lily Ethna MEREDITH, daughter of Sampson Alexander MEREDITH and Elizabeth KING, on 31 Jan 1938 in Salford, Lancashire, England.1 Henry DOWD died in 2003, at age ~90, in Manchester, Lancashire, England.1
He was the son of John Dowd and Agnes Glover.2

Child with Lily Ethna MEREDITH b. 27 Aug 1917, d. 2000

SonHenry William ('Harry') DOWD b. 4 Jul 1938, d. Apr 2015

Connections

Family Line:Carlow Merediths
Relationship:Partner of Lily Ethna MEREDITH (4th great-granddaughter of Christopher MEREDITH b. ca. 1710, d. 1770)
Appears on:Carlow box chart
Carlow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1851] Murphy Family Tree, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/87327161/person/32561466856/facts
  2. [S1852] Henry William Dowd Family Tree, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/30461974/person/12273148272/facts
Last Edited26 Apr 2017

Henry William ('Harry') DOWD

M, #6469, b. 4 July 1938, d. April 2015

Parents

FatherHenry DOWD b. 25 May 1913, d. 2003
MotherLily Ethna MEREDITH b. 27 Aug 1917, d. 2000

Biography

Harry Dowd (1935-2015)
Courtesy: Daily Mail
Henry William ('Harry') DOWD was born on 4 Jul 1938 in Salford, Lancashire, England.1 He died in Apr 2015, at age 76, in Salford, Lancashire, England.1
Harry Dowd was a well-known footballer who played in goal for Manchester City. His obituary in the Manchester Evening News read as follows:
“Manchester City legends have led the tributes to their former team-mate Harry Dowd, who has died aged 76.
The respected goalkeeper was an FA Cup winner with the Blues, making 181 appearances during a nine-year Maine Road career, before playing for Stoke City and ending his playing days at Oldham Athletic in 1974.
Salfordian Dowd started his career at City aged 20 in 1958, signing as an amateur before turning professional two years later. His debut came in a 4-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers when he came into the squad to replace the injured Bert Trautmann.
Remembered fondly for his joint save along with Tony Book’s block to deny Newcastle’s Keith Dyson en route to the 1969 FA Cup final, which City won against Leicester.
Dowd inherited the No.1 jersey from the legendary Trautmann and held it until the emergence of Joe Corrigan almost a decade later.
In February 1964 Dowd scored an equalising goal for City against Bury after he switched from goal to centre-forward after he broke his thumb. That game also provided a debut for Bury for Colin Bell, later a Blues team-mate.
During Dowd’s time at Stoke City in a two-month loan spell, he was reserve to the great Gordon Banks.
Former City player Fred Eyre said: “Harry was one of the most popular at the club, we all used to love Harry. He was a great goalkeeper.”
Eyre, who knew Dowd when he worked as a plumber, said: “When we had training he would come over and train with the team, and then afterwards he would go straight back to work.
“It came as no surprise to us when Harry was always the first picked whenever we played five-a-side in training. We always wanted to be on his team.”
He added: “ He was one of the fittest men at the club. Everybody loved him.”
Eyre spoke as he was gathered with former City players, Glynn Pardoe, Ron Healey, Johnny Williamson and fellow former goalkeeper, Steve Fleet.
Fleet commented: “It’s a very sad day for all of us. He was a lively goalkeeper and he had a wonderful career when he was at City and then at Oldham.”
Another former Blues stopper Ron Healey added: “He was a terrific goalkeeper, so underrated and very agile. He was a smashing lad and he will be sadly missed.”
Harry is survived by children after his wife Rita died in 2011.”.2

Connections

Family Line:Carlow Merediths
Relationship:5th great-grandson of Christopher MEREDITH b. ca. 1710, d. 1770
Appears on:Carlow box chart
Carlow indented chart

Citations

  1. [S1852] Henry William Dowd Family Tree, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/30461974/person/12273148272/facts
  2. [S1853] Harry Dowd obituary, Manchester Evening News, http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-team-mates-pay-tribute-8995175
Last Edited26 Apr 2017

Annie Elizabeth GRAY

F, #6472

Biography

Annie Elizabeth GRAY married Edward Myles MEREDITH, son of Charles Henry MEREDITH and Jane YOUNG, on 14 Dec 1917 in Second Antrim Church.1
Annie Elizabeth Gray was the daughter of Nathaniel Gray, a Bread Supply Agent.

Connections

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

Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited27 Apr 2017

Robert MEREDITH

M, #6473, b. about 1831, d. 25 June 1893

Parents

FatherWilliam MEREDITH b. ca. 1787, d. 1866

Biography

Robert MEREDITH was born ca. 1831. He married Mary Jane GROGAN on 15 Dec 1853 in Ballymore Parish Church, Co. Armagh. Robert MEREDITH married Catherine BEST on 29 Sep 1891 in Ballymore Parish Church, Co. Armagh.1 Robert MEREDITH died on 25 Jun 1893 in Mullantur, Tandragee, Co. Armagh.1
He was variously a Carpenter, Farmer and Merchant. He lived at Springfield House near Tandragee. He was the executor of the will of his uncle George Meredith of Poyntzpass. His will dated 22 Dec 1892 was proved on 21 Sep 1893.

He is thought to be the Robert Meredith, Wheelwright, aged 18, enumerated as the brother of Joseph Meredith in Manchester in 1851.2

Children with Mary Jane GROGAN b. ca. 1833, d. 17 Aug 1883

DaughterHester MEREDITH b. ca. 1855, d. 9 Dec 1914
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1860, d. 14 Sep 1920
DaughterGrace MEREDITH b. ca. 1863, d. 13 Nov 1892
DaughterMary Jane MEREDITH b. ca. 1864
SonWilliam John MEREDITH b. 17 Jun 1864, d. 9 Jul 1927
DaughterLucinda Ellen MEREDITH b. 27 Nov 1866
DaughterSusan MEREDITH b. 20 Mar 1869
DaughterSarah Anna MEREDITH b. 23 Oct 1872, d. 26 Feb 1951
DaughterBertha Louisa Caroline MEREDITH b. 1 Jun 1876

Connections

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

Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  2. [S1856] Will Calendars of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; http://apps.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx
Last Edited17 Jan 2018

Mary Jane GROGAN

F, #6474, b. about 1833, d. 17 August 1883

Biography

Mary Jane GROGAN was born ca. 1833. She married Robert MEREDITH, son of William MEREDITH, on 15 Dec 1853 in Ballymore Parish Church, Co. Armagh. Mary Jane GROGAN died on 17 Aug 1883 in Springfield House, Tandragee, Co. Armagh.1
She was the daughter of Charles Grogan, a Shoemaker.

Children with Robert MEREDITH b. ca. 1831, d. 25 Jun 1893

DaughterHester MEREDITH b. ca. 1855, d. 9 Dec 1914
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. ca. 1860, d. 14 Sep 1920
DaughterGrace MEREDITH b. ca. 1863, d. 13 Nov 1892
DaughterMary Jane MEREDITH b. ca. 1864
SonWilliam John MEREDITH b. 17 Jun 1864, d. 9 Jul 1927
DaughterLucinda Ellen MEREDITH b. 27 Nov 1866
DaughterSusan MEREDITH b. 20 Mar 1869
DaughterSarah Anna MEREDITH b. 23 Oct 1872, d. 26 Feb 1951
DaughterBertha Louisa Caroline MEREDITH b. 1 Jun 1876

Connections

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

Citations

  1. [S1854] Death announcement: Mary Jane wife of Robert Meredith; Belfast Telegraph, 20 Aug 1883 pg. 3
Last Edited3 Jan 2018

William John MEREDITH

M, #6475, b. 17 June 1864, d. 9 July 1927

Parents

FatherRobert MEREDITH b. ca. 1831, d. 25 Jun 1893
MotherMary Jane GROGAN b. ca. 1833, d. 17 Aug 1883

Biography

William John MEREDITH was born on 17 Jun 1864 in Mullantur, Tandragee, Co. Armagh.1 He married Sarah Bell CAMPBELL on 9 Jun 1896 in First Portadown Presbyterian Church, Co. Armagh. William John MEREDITH died on 9 Jul 1927, at age 63, in Springfield House, Tandragee, Co. Armagh.2
His obituary was reported in the Belfast News-Letter (11 July 1927, pg 11):
“The death occurred on Saturday of Mr. William J. Meredith, or Tandragee. Deceased who for the greater part of his life carried on business in Tandragee aa a pharmaceutical chemist and grocer, retired from business some time time ago owing to ill-health, and resided until his death at Springfield House.
He was a member of the Tandragee Urban Council for many years, during which any project for the improvement of the town had his hearty support.
A member of the Church of Ireland, Mr. Meredith regularly attended the services in Ballymore Parish Church until prevented by illness. He held various offices in the Church, and everything that tended to the welfare of the perish had his practical sympathy. In politics he was a staunch Unionist.
A strong swimmer and excellent shot, he displayed all the qualities of a sportsman, and did much to encourage the development of manly games amongst the youth of the district.
He was prominently identified with the Masonic Order, being a member of the Provincial Grand Lodge et Ireland, and a P.M. and P.E.K. of Union Masonic Lodge No. 105, Tandragee.
Deceased, who was in hie 63 year, leaves a widow and five sons to mourn his loss."

Children with Sarah Bell CAMPBELL b. 25 Dec 1867, d. 21 Nov 1927

SonRobert Douglas MEREDITH b. 13 Feb 1898, d. 1980
SonWilliam Cecil MEREDITH b. 13 Jan 1900, d. 1972
SonHubert Wilson MEREDITH b. 30 Aug 1903, d. 9 Feb 1991
SonGeorge Valentine MEREDITH b. 2 Sep 1907, d. 1995
SonJohn Percival Alexander MEREDITH b. 28 May 1912, d. 5 Sep 1992

Connections

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

Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  2. [S1856] Will Calendars of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; http://apps.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx
Last Edited13 May 2017