Our family tree

John Meads1825

Name
John Meads
Given names
John
Surname
Meads
Birth June 1825 22 22
Christening 5 June 1825
Text:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I03313-2 System Origin England-EASy GS Film number 990528 Reference ID 179
Birth of a brotherJoseph Meads
23 March 1829 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: WDP5/1/2/4
Text:
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D5/17; New Reference Number: WDP5/1/2/4
Christening of a brotherJoseph Meads
19 April 1829 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: WDP5/1/2/4
Text:
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D5/17; New Reference Number: WDP5/1/2/4
Birth of a brotherWilliam Meads
23 February 1831 (Age 5 years)
Christening of a brotherWilliam Meads
3 April 1831 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherMaria Lords
7 April 1842 (Age 16 years) Age: 39
Cause: Consumption
Citation details: 401
Date of entry in original source: 9 April 1842
Text:
Registry entry 23/207
Quality of data: primary evidence

MarriageHannah CawthornView this family
30 May 1842 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: 444
Text:
I have certified copy of marriage certificate
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Leeds district V23 page 379
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a parentJoseph MeadsAnn CoatesView this family
Type: Religious marriage
8 July 1842 (Age 17 years)
Address: St Mark\'s Church
Citation details: 23/308 entry 461
Text:
I have copy of certificate. Robert Coates and Hannah Meads (nee Cawthorn) wife of John which is Joseph\'s son were the witnesses The hand writing of hannah is the same as on her marriage certificate
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Leeds Registary

Immigration 27 July 1842 (Age 17 years)
Note: On SS Thomas Sparks
Birth of a half-brotherZachariah ‘Zac’ Meads
6 June 1843 (Age 18 years)
Arrived
On SS Thomas Sparks
31 August 1843 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1
William Meads
24 October 1843 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMartha Meads
9 December 1844 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas Roger Meads
20 September 1845 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
1846 (Age 20 years)
Occupation
Labourer/gardener
1848 (Age 22 years)
Note: from Jury roll
Birth of a son
#3
Harry Meads
12 July 1849 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 1849/798
Marriage of a parentJoseph MeadsElizabeth ‘Betsy’ JeffersonView this family
24 December 1850 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: Page 124 Folio 563 1840-50
Birth of a half-brotherAdam Meads
22 September 1851 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDavid Meads
about 1852 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a half-brotherNathan Meads
22 May 1854 (Age 28 years)
Christening of a half-brotherNathan Meads
30 September 1854 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a half-brotherAlfred Meads
about 1856 (Age 30 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam MeadsCaroline HarmanView this family
9 March 1857 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a half-brotherFrancis ‘Frank’ Meads
1861 (Age 35 years)
Death of a half-brotherAlfred Meads
12 November 1861 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a half-brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1862 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a half-brotherNathaniel Meads
2 March 1863 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsMarie Irma ‘Mary’ LazareView this family
22 June 1865 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn JeffersonElizabeth MeadsView this family
23 November 1865 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingAndrew ‘Mac’ GreenMartha MeadsView this family
12 July 1866 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsElizabeth Mary GrayView this family
about 1867 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingAdam MeadsHenrietta Mildred PrinceView this family
17 July 1873 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathan MeadsDeborah GreenView this family
1873 (Age 47 years)
Death of a wifeHannah Cawthorn
28 November 1875 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: 29 November 1875
Marriage of a half-siblingFrancis ‘Frank’ MeadsLouisa GreenView this family
11 June 1878 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childHarry MeadsMary Anne ‘Minnie’ WilliamsView this family
13 December 1879 (Age 54 years)
Source: Tracey Evans
Death of a fatherJoseph Meads
9 January 1880 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a half-siblingDavid MeadsBertha DopkaView this family
about 1881 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1
Harry Lacey Meads
22 July 1882 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Minnie Meads
1883 (Age 57 years)

Death of a sonThomas Roger Meads
1885 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: Vol 7b page 100 Basford
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a half-siblingBenjamin Jefferson MeadsMary VoltzView this family
1887 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
William Alfred Meads
1889 (Age 63 years)

Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
16 August 1890 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Cancer of liver
Burial of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
1890 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Nellie Meads
1891 (Age 65 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Gladys Dulcie Meads
1893 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6
Norman Creswick Meads
12 December 1894 (Age 69 years)

Marriage of a half-siblingNathan MeadsElizabeth TaylorView this family
about 1895 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7
Roy Meads
1897 (Age 71 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Meads
26 July 1897 (Age 72 years)
Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis; Haemophsis
Burial of a brotherWilliam Meads
July 1897 (Age 72 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathaniel MeadsLucy Elizabeth ‘Lues’ CleaverView this family
October 1897 (Age 72 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Louisa E Meads
1899 (Age 73 years)

Marriage of a grandchildHarry Lacey MeadsVeronica ‘Vera’ BeazleyView this family
10 May 1906 (Age 80 years)
Source: Tracey Evans
Death of a brotherJoseph Meads
15 January 1909 (Age 83 years)
Marriage of a grandchildClarence GriffinNellie MeadsView this family
1916 (Age 90 years)

Source: Tracey Evans
Marriage of a grandchildNorman Creswick MeadsMabel AubreyView this family
1917 (Age 91 years)

Source: Tracey Evans
Marriage of a grandchildAlexander FosterMinnie MeadsView this family
1919 (Age 93 years)

Source: Tracey Evans
Death of a half-sisterMartha Meads
26 January 1921 (Age 95 years)
Cause: Heart failure
Burial of a half-sisterMartha Meads
28 January 1921 (Age 95 years)
Marriage of a grandchildEdwin IrwinLouisa E MeadsView this family
1923 (Age 97 years)

Source: Tracey Evans
Death of a grandsonWilliam Alfred Meads
20 December 1927 (Age 102 years)
Cause: Suicide
Death of a half-brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1928 (Age 102 years)
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
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
himself
4 years
younger brother
Joseph Meads
Birth: 23 March 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 15 January 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
younger 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
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 Hannah Cawthorn - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 30 May 1842St Mark's Church, Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England
17 months
son
23 months
son
Thomas Roger Meads
Birth: 20 September 1845 20 26New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Death: 1885Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
4 years
son

ChristeningThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1881 British Census (C opyright (c) 1999, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service)
Text:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I03313-2 System Origin England-EASy GS Film number 990528 Reference ID 179
MarriageBDM England 1837+
Citation details: 444
Text:
I have certified copy of marriage certificate
Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageFreeBDM (Web site)
Citation details: Leeds district V23 page 379
Quality of data: primary evidence
NoteJim Partington
Citation details: Gen Circles June 2010
NoteTracey Evans
Citation details: email August 2010
Immigration
On SS Thomas Sparks
Occupation
from Jury roll
Note
It is thought that John and Hannah only stayed a short time in NZ. It looks like they may have returned to England after 1861 and then possibaly on to Argentina BET. 1849 - 1850 Jury roll labourer River Flat, Wellington 1852 Jury roll labourer River Flat, Wellington Occupation Labourer/gardener DATE 1848 Jury Roll Labourer of Te Aro Flat, Wellington DATE BET. 1849 - 1850 PLAC Jury roll labourer River Flat, Wellington DATE 1852 PLAC Jury roll labourer River Flat, Wellington Departed England Gravesend July 27th 1842, arrived New Zealand 31, Jan 1843 at Port Nicholson [Wellington} on the S.S.Thomas Sparkes. Aged 17 according to ship's manifest.
Note
Sailed with his father and stepmother, Ann, aboard the S.S. Thomas Sparks. He was aged 17 years and was married prior to sailing. His occupation was listed as labourer / gardener. It has been stated that John and Hannah only stayed a short time in New Zealand but he is listed in Jury Rolls as late as 1852. His address was River Hutt and his occupation was listed as labourer. He then disappears from the Jury Rolls for Wellington but appears in the electoral roll for Wairarapa in 1853 as a Stock Manager of Tauherenikau. He appears in the Wellington electoral roll for 1861 and listed as living in Quinn Street. That is the last trace we have found of him in New Zealand. No trace of any of his descendants have been found in New Zealand.
Note
Tracey Evans contacted me in August 2010 and advised that there is a third Son Harry NZ BDM 1849/798. Tracey has records that show Harry married and had 10 children in Australia and thus the disappearance from NZ after 1861 may look as if this was to Australia
Note
Reference Number:WDM1032