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Zac Meads

Zachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsAge: 9418431937

Name
Zachariah ‘Zac’ Meads
Given names
Zachariah
Surname
Meads
Nickname
Zac
Birth 6 June 1843 40 22
Birth of a sisterMartha Meads
9 December 1844 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Meads
1846 (Age 2)
Death of a motherAnn Coates
26 March 1849 (Age 5)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Marriage of a parentJoseph MeadsElizabeth ‘Betsy’ JeffersonView this family
24 December 1850 (Age 7)
Citation details: Page 124 Folio 563 1840-50
Birth of a half-brotherAdam Meads
22 September 1851 (Age 8)
Birth of a half-brotherDavid Meads
about 1852 (Age 8)
Birth of a half-brotherNathan Meads
22 May 1854 (Age 10)
Occupation
Farmer

Christening of a half-brotherNathan Meads
30 September 1854 (Age 11)

Birth of a half-brotherAlfred Meads
about 1856 (Age 12)
Marriage of a half-siblingWilliam MeadsCaroline HarmanView this family
9 March 1857 (Age 13)
Birth of a half-brotherFrancis ‘Frank’ Meads
1861 (Age 17)
Death of a half-brotherAlfred Meads
12 November 1861 (Age 18)
Birth of a half-brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1862 (Age 18)
Birth of a half-brotherNathaniel Meads
2 March 1863 (Age 19)
MarriageMarie Irma ‘Mary’ LazareView this family
22 June 1865 (Age 22)
Marriage of a siblingJohn JeffersonElizabeth MeadsView this family
23 November 1865 (Age 22)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Amelia Cloteild Meads
8 March 1866 (Age 22)
Death of a wifeMarie Irma ‘Mary’ Lazare
2 April 1866 (Age 22)
Text:
The burial record for Bonny Glen Cementry MEADS Mary Irma, April 1866 35 yrs so have changed this from 1886
Marriage of a siblingAndrew ‘Mac’ GreenMartha MeadsView this family
12 July 1866 (Age 23)
MarriageElizabeth Mary GrayView this family
about 1867 (Age 23)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Zoe Gertrude Elvina Meads
7 September 1868 (Age 25)
Birth of a son
#3
Herbert Stanley Meads
17 January 1870 (Age 26)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Maud Felicia Meads
7 June 1871 (Age 28)
Marriage of a half-siblingAdam MeadsHenrietta Mildred PrinceView this family
17 July 1873 (Age 30)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth Ada ‘Ada’ Meads
3 October 1873 (Age 30)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathan MeadsDeborah GreenView this family
1873 (Age 29)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Mabel Winifred ‘Winnie’ Meads
4 June 1875 (Age 31)
Birth of a son
#7
Colin Brutus Meads
14 March 1877 (Age 33)
Marriage of a half-siblingFrancis ‘Frank’ MeadsLouisa GreenView this family
11 June 1878 (Age 35)
Birth of a son
#8
Henry Havelock ‘Dick’ Meads
15 November 1878 (Age 35)
Death of a fatherJoseph Meads
9 January 1880 (Age 36)
Cause: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#9
Zenobia ‘Zee’ Meads
14 April 1880 (Age 36)
Marriage of a half-siblingDavid MeadsBertha DopkaView this family
about 1881 (Age 37)

Birth of a son
#10
Lionel Meads
6 January 1882 (Age 38)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Inez ‘Cissy’ Meads
14 August 1883 (Age 40)
Birth of a son
#12
Wenzel ‘Bill’ Meads
18 March 1885 (Age 41)
Birth of a son
#13
Robert ‘Bob’ Meads
20 January 1887 (Age 43)
Marriage of a half-siblingBenjamin Jefferson MeadsMary VoltzView this family
1887 (Age 43)
Birth of a daughter
#14
Cora Meads
8 September 1888 (Age 45)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Meads
16 August 1890 (Age 47)
Cause: Cancer of liver
Birth of a daughter
#15
Irene Meads
31 August 1890 (Age 47)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Meads
1890 (Age 46)
Marriage of a childWilliam AikenAmelia Cloteild MeadsView this family
29 April 1891 (Age 47)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Lancelot Stanley Aiken
7 March 1892 (Age 48)
Birth of a daughter
#16
Rachel Mary Meads
28 October 1892 (Age 49)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Raymond Vivian Aiken
19 April 1893 (Age 49)
Birth of a grandson
#3
Harold Owen Aiken
30 November 1894 (Age 51)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Leonie Mildred Aiken
12 November 1895 (Age 52)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathan MeadsElizabeth TaylorView this family
about 1895 (Age 51)
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Meads
26 July 1897 (Age 54)
Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis; Haemophsis
Burial of a half-brotherWilliam Meads
July 1897 (Age 54)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathaniel MeadsLucy Elizabeth ‘Lues’ CleaverView this family
October 1897 (Age 54)

Marriage of a childAlfred John GalpinElizabeth Ada ‘Ada’ MeadsView this family
16 November 1897 (Age 54)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Raymond Stanley ‘Tony’ Meads
8 January 1900 (Age 56)
Marriage of a childColin Brutus MeadsMay SmithView this family
25 July 1900 (Age 57)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Ronald Galpin
26 October 1900 (Age 57)
Birth of a grandson
#7
Ralph Everard Meads
1 August 1901 (Age 58)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Alice Kathleen Aiken
17 May 1903 (Age 59)
Birth of a grandson
#9
Reginald Colin ‘Reg’ Meads
12 July 1903 (Age 60)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Janet Elizabeth Galpin
17 August 1904 (Age 61)
Birth of a grandson
#11
Richard Galpin
17 August 1904 (Age 61)
Birth of a grandson
#12
R C Meads
1905 (Age 61)

Birth of a grandson
#13
J C Meads
1905 (Age 61)

Birth of a grandson
#14
Cyril Hamish Meads
23 April 1905 (Age 61)
Death of a grandsonR C Meads
16 September 1905 (Age 62)

Death of a grandsonJ C Meads
16 September 1905 (Age 62)

Birth of a grandson
#15
Ivor Zack Meads
22 November 1906 (Age 63)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Alison Ada ‘Alice’ Galpin
24 December 1907 (Age 64)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Ada ‘Ada’ Meads
24 December 1908 (Age 65)
Death of a half-brotherJoseph Meads
15 January 1909 (Age 65)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Lorna May Meads
17 August 1909 (Age 66)
Birth of a grandson
#18
Vere Stanley Meads
1 May 1911 (Age 67)
Marriage of a childDavid Henry GuthrieIrene MeadsView this family
13 September 1913 (Age 70)
Citation details: 5437
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#19
Malcolm Henry Guthrie
7 July 1914 (Age 71)
Marriage of a grandchildLancelot Stanley AikenOlive Maud AvenellView this family
9 June 1915 (Age 72)

Marriage of a childColin Brutus MeadsFaith WeaverView this family
1916 (Age 72)

Birth of a grandson
#20
Bernard James Meads
15 September 1917 (Age 74)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Mary Gray
13 March 1920 (Age 76)
Cause: Congestive Heart Failure
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Jean Elizabeth Guthrie
18 May 1920 (Age 76)
Death of a sisterMartha Meads
26 January 1921 (Age 77)
Cause: Heart failure
Burial of a sisterMartha Meads
28 January 1921 (Age 77)
Marriage of a childAlfred John GalpinZoe Gertrude Elvina MeadsView this family
1922 (Age 78)

Death of a daughterZoe Gertrude Elvina Meads
25 April 1925 (Age 81)
Marriage of a childHenry Havelock ‘Dick’ MeadsEdna Helen Ann WilsonView this family
9 December 1925 (Age 82)
Note: Home Of Brides Parents
Marriage of a grandchildRalph Everard MeadsEsther BoyleView this family
1928 (Age 84)

Death of a half-brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1928 (Age 84)
Death of a sonHerbert Stanley Meads
1930 (Age 86)
Death of a daughterMaud Felicia Meads
May 1934 (Age 90)
Burial of a daughterMaud Felicia Meads
30 May 1934 (Age 90)
Death of a daughterInez ‘Cissy’ Meads
12 August 1936 (Age 93)
Death of a half-brotherAdam Meads
25 October 1936 (Age 93)
Death of a half-brotherDavid Meads
1936 (Age 92)
Death of a half-brotherNathaniel Meads
25 October 1936 (Age 93)
Burial of a half-brotherAdam Meads
29 October 1936 (Age 93)
Burial of a half-brotherNathaniel Meads
29 October 1936 (Age 93)
Death 20 July 1937 (Age 94)
Cause of death: Heart failure
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 8 July 1842Birstall, Yorkshire, England
11 months
himself
18 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Maria Lords - View this family
father
step-mother
Maria Lords
Birth: 3 January 1803Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 7 April 1842Potter Newton, Chapeltown, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Marriage: 25 December 1823Birstall, Yorkshire, England
18 months
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Joseph Meads
Birth: April 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 15 January 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
half-brother
Father’s family with Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Jefferson - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 24 December 1850Wellington, New Zealand
9 months
half-brother
15 months
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
Alfred Meads
Birth: about 1856 53 25Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 12 November 1861Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
6 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Benjamin Jefferson Meads
Birth: 1862 59 31Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 1928Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
14 months
half-brother
Family with Marie Irma ‘Mary’ Lazare - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 22 June 1865Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
9 months
daughter
Family with Elizabeth Mary Gray - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1867Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
20 months
daughter
Zoe Gertrude Elvina Meads
Birth: 7 September 1868 25 16Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 25 April 1925Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
16 months
son
17 months
daughter
Maud Felicia Meads
Birth: 7 June 1871 28 19Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: May 1934Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 years
daughter
20 months
daughter
Mabel Winifred ‘Winnie’ Meads
Birth: 4 June 1875 31 23Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 2 February 1942Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
21 months
son
20 months
son
Henry Havelock ‘Dick’ Meads
Birth: 15 November 1878 35 26Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 3 September 1962Parakaretu, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
17 months
daughter
Zenobia ‘Zee’ Meads
Birth: 14 April 1880 36 27Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 23 February 1966Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
21 months
son
Lionel Meads
Birth: 6 January 1882 38 29Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 15 March 1954Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
19 months
daughter
Inez ‘Cissy’ Meads
Birth: 14 August 1883 40 31Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 12 August 1936Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
19 months
son
Wenzel ‘Bill’ Meads
Birth: 18 March 1885 41 32Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 2 July 1963Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
22 months
son
Robert ‘Bob’ Meads
Birth: 20 January 1887 43 34Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 23 June 1953Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
20 months
daughter
Cora Meads
Birth: 8 September 1888 45 36Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 24 December 1970Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 years
daughter
Irene Meads
Birth: 31 August 1890 47 38Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 25 April 1970Te Koporu, Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand
2 years
daughter
Rachel Mary Meads
Birth: 28 October 1892 49 40Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 23 November 1983Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand
William John Gray + Marie Irma ‘Mary’ Lazare - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1852
4 months
wife
18 months
step-daughter
19 months
step-son
21 months
step-son
2 years
step-daughter
4 years
step-son
George Thomas Gray
Birth: 8 October 1862 31Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 5 June 1933Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
step-daughter

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1871 t0 1890 lived in Somersill Lane 1890 t0 1920 lived at Parakeratu 1920 till death lived at Rata Source Roger Meads Zachariah or Zechariah ? His name is spelt different ways in different places. He was born in Wellington following the arrival of his parents from England.. He always maintained that he was born in 1842. This was before his parents were married and before they had arrived in New Zealand. [His name was spelt Zechariah on his headstone] Listed as a Freeholder of New Zealand Listed as farmer of Marton. in the Rangatikei. Has 152 acres at a worth of pounds 40 in Marton Township and 915 in county. [note spelling of name as Zachariah in this document] THIS IS A COPY OF A LETTER FOUND WITH THE WILL OF WILLIAM GRAY AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN WELLINGTON.N.Z. To My Honour- Justice Johnston Sir, Circumstances have taken place in this district of a very disagreeable nature in the family of William Gray [deceased], and which requires the notice of the authorities. Many of the settlers look to me as neglecting a duty which devolves on them as much as myself. I therefore trust that your honor will not view my interference as impertinent and uncalled for in now writing to you. Since Mr Strange's retirement I am not aware who the present registrar is. I may preface my remarks to honor by stating that at Mr Gray's death I took an interest in comforting the family by taking them into my house and keeping them there for four months while I was engaged in getting up a new house to replace the old wreck. When Mrs Gray got settled in with her family she got intimate with a family who succeeded to get her to dispose of some of the stock - while Bartlett and myself were under bonds to the supreme court as trustees- without my knowledge or consent. I called upon Mrs Gray and quietly named the thing and got offended by her inactivity. I then applied to Mr J Curl to get Bartlett and myself released and from that period all connection ceased. Mrs Gray engage a youth of about 18 years a son of Meads and afterwards married him. At the birth of the child she died and this youth became the guardian of the family. A few weeks ago a child was born to him by the eldest daughter of Mrs Gray and now aged about 18 years. the father very ignorant and the mother very inno and both proud of their parental position and the neighbours are afraid of the second daughter being violated in the same manner as her sister as they are very inno things and don't know what crime is. so therefore the sooner the court interfere the better for the whole family. I may mention to your honour I know very little as to the condition of the estate, but Meads lately put up a very large house. well finished but of very green material. The old house which I put up would have answered all purposes but this has been given over to Mac Green who is married to his sister. of course much of the stock must necessarily have gone to put up the new building and very likely some debt incurred. It is necessary I should bring under your honour's notice another very serious circumstance. Meads has bought Madam Lazare and her sister and a fine youth of 9 years from Mahebourg about 30 miles from Port Louis in Maritius. Mrs Gray's mother about 45 years and her sister about 35. French Creole. They can speak no English but the youth can do a little of both reading and writing it. They sold off their property to come and take the charge of the children - not being aware of the application of the English law and now have no funds to take them back. They are well bred people and cannot work but appear well adapted to care for children. Meads is not civil to them but very unkind and tries to get them disrespect from the children. They passed a week at my house and seemed to be very much horrified and shoked and were determined to try to get back to Maritius. but Dr Curl was here yesterday and informed me that they would be willing to remain here to look after the children if the thing could be so arranged. in the meantime what with the scantiness of food and money they are very miserable. If not presuming too much I would beg to give your honour my opinion relative to the management of the estate. It is possible to get from 200 to 300 rental annually for the land and the stock. there are 400 acres less seven sold to Bartlett of the bush and probably 70 to 100 head of cattle. This person who took it would have one house and Madam Lazare could have the other. or Madam Lazare could have a couple to manage the farm for about 100 pounds. but my opinion it would be better to let the place for a rental. Meantime I beg to remain Your Honours obedient servant John McBeth. Occupation Farmer The house mentioned here was still standing and was being used as a residence by Gerald Meads in the 1960's. It was well built and the green wood did not appear to have caused any problems. From Waituna West ennial magazine. Written by Brian Darryl Meads [grandson] During 1896-97 Zachariah Meads purchased a property on the Mangapapa road Pakihikura and another on the Kiwitea-Tapuae Road near its junction with the Upper Pakihikura and the Peep-O-Day roads. These properties had been taken up in partly cleared bush and the Meads Family sons felled the balance.
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Farmer, Paraekaretu, Marton. This old colonist claims Wellington as his birthplace, having been born on Te Aro Flat in 1842. His parents removed to New Plymouth, where they stayed for a few years, but returned to Wellington, where Mr. Meads was educated, subsequently settling in the Wairarapa. They were camped on the summit of the Rimutaka during the night of the great earthquake of 1856. During their stay in the Wairarapa the Messrs. Meads had charge of Messrs. Gillies and Wilson's station. The subject of this sketch came to the Rangitikei in 1858, and having taken up land in the Parackaretu, assisted in driving the first sheep to the district. The chief outlet at this period was by Scott's Ferry, and the haulage was all done by bullocks. Mr. Meads during the Maori troubles served with the Union Volunteers, and the Rangitikei Cavalry, and was also in the militia. There is a fine homestead on his property containing twelve rooms. Mr. Meads married Miss Gray, and has six sons and ten daughters, one of the latter being head assistant-mistress of the College Street School, Palmerston North.