The Irish Merediths

Meredith families who settled in Ireland and their descendants

Person Page 335

Very Rev. Thomas Alphonsus MEREDITH

M, #8351, b. 29 November 1863, d. 16 December 1938

Parents

FatherMichael MEREDITH b. ca. 1829, d. 29 Aug 1872
MotherEliza CUNNINGHAM b. ca. 1833, d. 25 Oct 1887

Biography

Very Rev. Thomas Alphonsus MEREDITH was born on 29 Nov 1863 in Dublin, IrelandG. He was baptised on 7 Dec 1863 in St. Nicholas RC Church, Francis St., Dublin.1 He died on 16 Dec 1938, at age 75, in Rochester, Victoria, Australia.
He emigrated to Australia ca. 1886 soon after his ordination as an Augustinian priest. After 14 years at Echuca in charge of St. Mary’s parish he moved to Rochester, Victoria where he was Prior.2

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Citations

  1. [S1899] Irish Genealogy, Church Records. URL: http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  2. [S1939] Death announcement: Very Rev. Prior T. A. Meredith; The Advocate, 22 Dec 1838 pg. 7
Last Edited25 Jul 2019

Denis Christopher MEREDITH

M, #8352, b. 9 January 1866, d. 1870

Parents

FatherMichael MEREDITH b. ca. 1829, d. 29 Aug 1872
MotherEliza CUNNINGHAM b. ca. 1833, d. 25 Oct 1887

Biography

Denis Christopher MEREDITH was born on 9 Jan 1866 in Dublin, IrelandG.1 He was baptised on 12 Jan 1866 in St. Nicholas RC Church, Francis St., Dublin.1 He died in 1870, at age ~4, in Dublin.
His birth registration gives a different date of birth of 21 Dec 1865.2

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Citations

  1. [S1899] Irish Genealogy, Church Records. URL: http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  2. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Patrick MULHALL

M, #8353, b. about 1846

Biography

Patrick MULHALL was born ca. 1846. He and Mary Anne MEREDITH were married on 31 Aug 1878 in St. Nicholas RC Church, Francis St., Dublin.1
He was the son of Patrick Mulhall, a Dairyman.

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  1. [S1899] Irish Genealogy, Church Records. URL: http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Mary McMAHON

F, #8354, b. about 1861, d. 3 December 1899

Biography

Mary McMAHON was born ca. 1861. She and Patrick MEREDITH were married on 25 Aug 1883 in St. Nicholas RC Church, Francis St., Dublin.1 She died on 3 Dec 1899 in The Hospice, Harolds Cross, Dublin.1
She was the daughter of John McMahon, a Clerk, deceased at the time of Mary’s marriage.

Child with Patrick MEREDITH b. ca. 1858, d. 1 Jun 1926

SonThomas Michael MEREDITH b. 8 Dec 1886, d. 30 Apr 1953

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  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Thomas Michael MEREDITH

M, #8355, b. 8 December 1886, d. 30 April 1953

Parents

FatherPatrick MEREDITH b. ca. 1858, d. 1 Jun 1926
MotherMary McMAHON b. ca. 1861, d. 3 Dec 1899

Biography

Thomas Michael MEREDITH was born on 8 Dec 1886 in Rotunda Hospital, DublinG.1 He was baptised on 22 Dec 1886 in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, DublinG.2 He and Pearl May FORREST were married on 23 Nov 1915 in St. Aloysius RC church, Montreal, Canada. He died on 30 Apr 1953, at age 66, in Massachusetts, USAG.3 He was buried in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol, Massachusetts.3
He was enumerated in the 1911 Ireland census age 24, occupation pianist. He emigrated to Montreal, arriving 18 July 1913, on the ship Tunisian, sailing from Liverpool to Quebec City. He was listed as being of age 26, RC, occupation pianist, born in Dublin.
He married in 1915 Montreal. Thomas required a dispensation from the Catholic church to marry Pearl who was a protestant. Notice from the Irish Independent, 23 December, 1915:
"Meredith and Forrest -- November 23, 1915
(by Special License) at St Aloysius Church, Maisonneuve, Canada, Thomas, only surviving son of Patrick and the late Mary Meredith, Francis street, Dublin, and nephew of the Very Rev. Thomas A. Meredith, Prior of Rochester, Victoria, to Pearl, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Forrest, Maisonneuve, Canada."
He entered the US in November 1917; the border crossing record indicates that he was 31, occupation music composer, nationality Canadian, race Irish. He had been in New York in 1913, and this time he was going to meet a publisher in New York, Jerome H. Remick, 119 12th St West. It was indicated that he was "Physically Defective."
In 1922 Thomas, Pearl and the two children crossed into the US to live in Derby Line, VT on the Canada-USA border. He was said to be a "little lame."The others were described as follows: "wife Pearl age 25, 5'4 Br, Bk, read & write English never resided in U.S. born in Quebec City, P.Q. son Thomas age 4 Lt hair gray eyes born Montreal P.Q. dau Mary age 18 mos Lt hair Blue eyes, born Rock Isld, P.Q. Mr Meredith is employed in Butterfield Plant at Rock Isld & they are going to reside in Derby Line." That is, although they moved to live in the USA, Thomas continued to be employed across the border in Canada.
From 11 April - 24 July 1927, Thomas (age 47) and Thomas Jr. (age 9) travelled on the Thuringia, in third class accommodation, sailing from Cobh, Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts. Their home address was 989 Main St, Athol, Mass. Thomas was a "machine inspector"; he was said to be an Irish citizen and Thomas Jr. Canadian.
In 1930 Thomas, Pearl and their four children lived in Athol, Worcester county, Massachusetts. Thomas was an inspector at a tool factory. In 1940, same occupation and residence. Three sons still with parents.
When Thomas Michael Meredith registered for the WW II draft, 26 April 1942, age 55, his address was 1020 Main St., Athol, Mass. His wife was named, and he was employed at L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol. It gives his birth date as 7 December 1886. The Town Directory for Athol MA in 1954 stated that Thomas died on April 30, 1953 at the age of 66. The 1953 Directory had him listed as a machine operator at LSSCo.3

Children with Pearl May FORREST b. 26 Jan 1898, d. Jun 1965

SonThomas Patrick MEREDITH b. 15 Feb 1918, d. 20 Jan 2006
DaughterMary Pearl MEREDITH b. 21 Jan 1921, d. 28 May 1930
SonLouis Albert John MEREDITH b. 12 Jul 1923, d. 20 Feb 2007

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Citations

  1. [S1462] Irish Civil Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, database: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  2. [S1899] Irish Genealogy, Church Records. URL: http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/
  3. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Pearl May FORREST

F, #8356, b. 26 January 1898, d. June 1965

Biography

Pearl May FORREST was born on 26 Jan 1898 in Québec City, Canada.1 She and Thomas Michael MEREDITH were married on 23 Nov 1915 in St. Aloysius RC church, Montreal, Canada. She died in Jun 1965, at age 67, in Massachusetts, USAG.1 She was buried in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol, Massachusetts.1
She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Forrest, Maisonneuve, Canada.

Children with Thomas Michael MEREDITH b. 8 Dec 1886, d. 30 Apr 1953

SonThomas Patrick MEREDITH b. 15 Feb 1918, d. 20 Jan 2006
DaughterMary Pearl MEREDITH b. 21 Jan 1921, d. 28 May 1930
SonLouis Albert John MEREDITH b. 12 Jul 1923, d. 20 Feb 2007

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  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Thomas Patrick MEREDITH

M, #8357, b. 15 February 1918, d. 20 January 2006

Parents

FatherThomas Michael MEREDITH b. 8 Dec 1886, d. 30 Apr 1953
MotherPearl May FORREST b. 26 Jan 1898, d. Jun 1965

Biography

Thomas Patrick MEREDITH was born on 15 Feb 1918.1 He was baptised on 4 Mar 1918 in St. Aloysius RC church, Montreal, Canada.1 He died on 20 Jan 2006, at age 87.1
He was enumerated in the 1940 US Census aged 22, an upholster in a chair factory; living with parents.

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  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Mary Pearl MEREDITH

F, #8358, b. 21 January 1921, d. 28 May 1930

Parents

FatherThomas Michael MEREDITH b. 8 Dec 1886, d. 30 Apr 1953
MotherPearl May FORREST b. 26 Jan 1898, d. Jun 1965

Biography

Mary Pearl MEREDITH was born on 21 Jan 1921 in Quebec, CanadaG.1 She died on 28 May 1930, at age 9, in Massachusetts, USAG.1

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  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Louis Albert John MEREDITH

M, #8359, b. 12 July 1923, d. 20 February 2007

Parents

FatherThomas Michael MEREDITH b. 8 Dec 1886, d. 30 Apr 1953
MotherPearl May FORREST b. 26 Jan 1898, d. Jun 1965

Biography

Louis Albert John MEREDITH was born on 12 Jul 1923 in Vermont.1 He was baptised on 23 Jul 1923 in Notre Dame la Merci Church, Rock Island, Quebec.1 He died on 20 Feb 2007, at age 83.1

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  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited14 Feb 2018

Mona Mary DAVIES

F, #8362, b. 1921, d. 2008

Biography

Mona Mary DAVIES was born in 1921. She and Ian Miles MEREDITH were married on 3 Jul 1943. She died in 2008, at age ~87.

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Last Edited8 Feb 2021

Grace Rita THIVIERGE1

F, #8364, b. 2 December 1924, d. 19 October 1996

Biography

Grace Rita THIVIERGE was born on 2 Dec 1924 in Ontario. She and James Lewis MEREDITH were married. She died on 19 Oct 1996, at age 71, in Ottawa, OntarioG.

Children with James Lewis MEREDITH b. 7 Feb 1916, d. 26 Nov 1979

SonLeonard Thomas MEREDITH b. 26 Jun 1949, d. 2006
SonRobert John MEREDITH b. 6 Sep 1951, d. 2006

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Citations

  1. [S383] Sharon Haggerty, Website: Haggerty Ancestors and Related Families, http://winters-online.net/sharon-haggerty-db/
Last Edited7 Mar 2018

Leonard Thomas MEREDITH

M, #8366, b. 26 June 1949, d. 2006

Parents

FatherJames Lewis MEREDITH b. 7 Feb 1916, d. 26 Nov 1979
MotherGrace Rita THIVIERGE b. 2 Dec 1924, d. 19 Oct 1996

Biography

Leonard Thomas MEREDITH was born on 26 Jun 1949. He died in 2006, at age ~57.

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Last Edited12 Jan 2020

Robert John MEREDITH

M, #8367, b. 6 September 1951, d. 2006

Parents

FatherJames Lewis MEREDITH b. 7 Feb 1916, d. 26 Nov 1979
MotherGrace Rita THIVIERGE b. 2 Dec 1924, d. 19 Oct 1996

Biography

Robert John MEREDITH was born on 6 Sep 1951. He died in 2006, at age ~55.

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Last Edited12 Jan 2020