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Adam MeadsAge: 85 years18511936

Name
Adam Meads
Given names
Adam
Surname
Meads
Birth 22 September 1851 48 20
Birth of a son
#1
Leslie Meads
yes

Birth of a son
#2
Allan Meads
yes

Birth of a brotherDavid Meads
about 1852 (Age 3 months)
Birth of a brotherNathan Meads
22 May 1854 (Age 2 years)
Christening of a brotherNathan Meads
30 September 1854 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherAlfred Meads
about 1856 (Age 4 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingWilliam MeadsCaroline HarmanView this family
9 March 1857 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Jefferson
29 June 1857 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherFrancis ‘Frank’ Meads
1861 (Age 9 years)
Death of a brotherAlfred Meads
12 November 1861 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1862 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherNathaniel Meads
2 March 1863 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsMarie Irma ‘Mary’ LazareView this family
22 June 1865 (Age 13 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn JeffersonElizabeth MeadsView this family
23 November 1865 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingAndrew ‘Mac’ GreenMartha MeadsView this family
12 July 1866 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsElizabeth Mary GrayView this family
about 1867 (Age 15 years)
MarriageHenrietta Mildred PrinceView this family
17 July 1873 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingNathan MeadsDeborah GreenView this family
1873 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Alfred James Meads
8 March 1874 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Emma Cecelia Jane Meads
15 October 1877 (Age 26 years)
Marriage of a siblingFrancis ‘Frank’ MeadsLouisa GreenView this family
11 June 1878 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Meads
9 January 1880 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a motherElizabeth ‘Betsy’ Jefferson
1 March 1880 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of the pancreas
Marriage of a siblingDavid MeadsBertha DopkaView this family
about 1881 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#5
Francis Percival Meads
6 May 1884 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a siblingBenjamin Jefferson MeadsMary VoltzView this family
1887 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Gertrude Meads
12 February 1888 (Age 36 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah ‘Sary’ Gordon
11 September 1889 (Age 37 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
16 August 1890 (Age 38 years)
Cause: Cancer of liver
Burial of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
1890 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a siblingNathan MeadsElizabeth TaylorView this family
about 1895 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Lousiana Harold ‘Lewis’ Meads
1897 (Age 45 years)

Death of a half-brotherWilliam Meads
26 July 1897 (Age 45 years)
Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis; Haemophsis
Burial of a half-brotherWilliam Meads
July 1897 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a siblingNathaniel MeadsLucy Elizabeth ‘Lues’ CleaverView this family
October 1897 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Doris Emma Beard
25 November 1897 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childAlfred James MeadsEdith Rachel PawsonView this family
2 February 1904 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Florence Gertrude Beard
22 September 1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Myrtle Cecilia Meads
12 December 1904 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Ruahine Gwendoline ‘Rene’ Beard
17 April 1905 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Lewis John Allan ‘Jack’ Meads
1 August 1908 (Age 56 years)
Death of a half-brotherJoseph Meads
15 January 1909 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Alfred Henry Meads
24 January 1909 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sonLeslie Meads
23 December 1912 (Age 61 years)
Cause: Killed on a bridge while trying to stop a runaway horse.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Faith Cecelia Beard
16 June 1913 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Edith Norma Meads
10 July 1914 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Frances Peace Meads
30 October 1918 (Age 67 years)
Death of a half-sisterMartha Meads
26 January 1921 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Heart failure
Burial of a half-sisterMartha Meads
28 January 1921 (Age 69 years)
Marriage of a grandchildPhilip Trevor LiddyDoris Emma BeardView this family
20 July 1927 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1928 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10
Edwin Camil Meads
2 July 1931 (Age 79 years)
Death of a brotherDavid Meads
1936 (Age 84 years)
Death of a brotherNathaniel Meads
25 October 1936 (on the date of death)
Death 25 October 1936 (Age 85 years)
Burial 29 October 1936 (4 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 24 December 1850Wellington, New Zealand
9 months
himself
15 months
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Alfred Meads
Birth: about 1856 53 25Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 12 November 1861Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
6 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Benjamin Jefferson Meads
Birth: 1862 59 31Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 1928Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
14 months
younger brother
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: 23 March 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 15 January 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
half-brother
Father’s family with Ann Coates - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 8 July 1842Birstall, Yorkshire, England
11 months
half-brother
18 months
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Family with Henrietta Mildred Prince - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 17 July 1873Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
8 months
son
4 years
daughter
20 years
son
son
son
son
Francis Percival Meads
Birth: 6 May 1884 32Masterton, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: 19 December 1967Auckland, New Zealand
4 years
daughter

Note
Buried with his brother Nathaniel Meads There are various stories about Adam. Some that he left his wife, others that his wife left him depending on which part of the family that you came from. If you are a descendant on the male side of the family he left Alfred to carry on the farm and milking the cows at the age of 14 and took off to the south island or Australia and "went all religious." If you are a descendant of the female line Harriett left one day with the baby and went to town on the train shopping and never came back leaving Emma at the age of 12 to raise the family. For many years it has been a mystery as to what became of Adam. Through descendants of Nathaniel Meads we now know that he did "go religious" and was in Christchurch. He is buried in the Sydenham Cemetery. Adam had a deformed arm following an accident which could well account for him leaving the farm once Alfred was capable of milking the cows. It must have been quite devastating to Adam to have injured his arm and accept its limitations. This would have been before the days of milking machines. Adam was listed in the Freeholders of New Zealand in 1882 as a gardener of Palmerston North owning land in the Palmerston North Borough to the value of 45 pounds.
Note
Separated