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William MeadsAge: 66 years18311897

Name
William Meads
Given names
William
Surname
Meads
Birth 23 February 1831 28 28
Christening 3 April 1831 (Age 39 days)
Birth of a son
#1
Richard Meads
yes

Birth of a son
#2
Alfred James Meads
yes

Census 6 June 1841 (Age 10 years)
Death of a motherMaria Lords
7 April 1842 (Age 11 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

Marriage of a siblingJohn MeadsHannah CawthornView this family
30 May 1842 (Age 11 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 11 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

Birth of a half-brotherZachariah ‘Zac’ Meads
6 June 1843 (Age 12 years)
Occupation
Farmer
yes

Arrived
on Ss "Thomas Sparks"
between 1842 and 1843 (Age 10 years)

Birth of a half-sisterMartha Meads
9 December 1844 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
1846 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a parentJoseph MeadsElizabeth ‘Betsy’ JeffersonView this family
24 December 1850 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: Page 124 Folio 563 1840-50
Birth of a half-brotherAdam Meads
22 September 1851 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDavid Meads
about 1852 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherNathan Meads
22 May 1854 (Age 23 years)
Christening of a half-brotherNathan Meads
30 September 1854 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a half-brotherAlfred Meads
about 1856 (Age 24 years)
MarriageCaroline HarmanView this family
9 March 1857 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Joseph Meads
1858 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Alfred James Meads
1859 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5
William Meads
4 April 1861 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a half-brotherFrancis ‘Frank’ Meads
1861 (Age 29 years)
Death of a half-brotherAlfred Meads
12 November 1861 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a half-brotherBenjamin Jefferson Meads
1862 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a half-brotherNathaniel Meads
2 March 1863 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John ‘Jack’ Meads
3 April 1863 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Alice May Maria Meads
21 March 1864 (Age 33 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsMarie Irma ‘Mary’ LazareView this family
22 June 1865 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn JeffersonElizabeth MeadsView this family
23 November 1865 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingAndrew ‘Mac’ GreenMartha MeadsView this family
12 July 1866 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Thomas Harman Meads
18 July 1866 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsElizabeth Mary GrayView this family
about 1867 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#9
George Edward Meads
6 February 1868 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Andrew Meads
6 June 1869 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#11
Job Meads
2 May 1871 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Lucy Meads
22 September 1872 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingAdam MeadsHenrietta Mildred PrinceView this family
17 July 1873 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathan MeadsDeborah GreenView this family
1873 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13
Ann Meads
8 March 1875 (Age 44 years)
Death of a daughterAnn Meads
21 September 1875 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#14
Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Meads
3 June 1877 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sonAlfred James Meads
8 October 1877 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingFrancis ‘Frank’ MeadsLouisa GreenView this family
11 June 1878 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a daughter
#15
Fanny Caroline Meads
16 February 1879 (Age 47 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Meads
9 January 1880 (Age 48 years)
Cause: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#16
Mary Ann Meads
30 June 1880 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#17
Alfred James Meads
15 November 1881 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingDavid MeadsBertha DopkaView this family
about 1881 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a son
#18
Robert Richard Meads
1883 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingBenjamin Jefferson MeadsMary VoltzView this family
1887 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sonJoseph Meads
8 October 1888 (Age 57 years)
Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis; Pulmonary haemorrhage (sudden)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Thomas William Roberts
8 September 1889 (Age 58 years)
Death of a sonAlfred James Meads
10 October 1889 (Age 58 years)

Cause: Barberry poisoning
Marriage of a childJohn Bowden RobertsAlice May Maria MeadsView this family
30 October 1889 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam MeadsAnnie LewisView this family
Type: Civil marriage
23 December 1889 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 1889/2941
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
16 August 1890 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Cancer of liver
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Eveline Annie Meads
27 September 1890 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Edward ‘Bill’ WestleyLucy MeadsView this family
21 October 1890 (Age 59 years)
Burial of a half-sisterElizabeth Meads
1890 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
John James Bowden Roberts
24 March 1891 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 1890/3667
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Phoebe Matilda Westley
18 December 1891 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Charles Frederick Victor Roberts
7 February 1892 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Hettie Meads
4 July 1892 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7
Clarence Alexander Roberts
13 April 1893 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Lucy Evelyn Westley
July 1893 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childJohn ‘Jack’ MeadsAniharea RikihanaView this family
1893 (Age 61 years)
Death of a granddaughterLucy Evelyn Westley
24 September 1893 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Alice Ann Cecelia ‘Annie’ Roberts
2 September 1894 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew MeadsJane Elizabeth ‘Elizabeth’ AskewView this family
5 November 1895 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a half-siblingNathan MeadsElizabeth TaylorView this family
about 1895 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10
William Wallace ‘Wal’ Westley
30 January 1896 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Olive Caroline Meads
22 April 1896 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Harman MeadsMary MorrisonView this family
16 June 1896 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12
William ‘Bill’ Meads
20 October 1896 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13
Percy Harman Meads
21 March 1897 (Age 66 years)
Death 26 July 1897 (Age 66 years)
Cause of death: Phthisis Pulmonalis; Haemophsis
Burial July 1897 (Age 66 years)
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
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
Joseph Meads
Birth: 23 March 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 15 January 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
himself
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 Caroline Harman - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 9 March 1857Nelson, New Zealand
22 months
son
Joseph Meads
Birth: 1858 26 17Nelson, New Zealand
Death: 8 October 1888Nelson, New Zealand
2 years
son
2 years
son
son
son
John ‘Jack’ Meads
Birth: 3 April 1863 32 22Brightwater, Tasman, New Zealand
Death: 24 January 1934Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand
1 year
daughter
2 years
son
19 months
son
George Edward Meads
Birth: 6 February 1868 36 27Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 11 January 1952New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
16 months
son
23 months
son
17 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
Ann Meads
Birth: 8 March 1875 44 34Nelson, New Zealand
Death: 21 September 1875Nelson, New Zealand
2 years
daughter
20 months
daughter
Fanny Caroline Meads
Birth: 16 February 1879 47 38Nelson, New Zealand
Death: 20 November 1970Horowhenua Hospital, Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
16 months
daughter
17 months
son
Alfred James Meads
Birth: 15 November 1881 50 41Teal Valley, Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand
Death: 10 October 1889
2 years
son
son

CensusCensus England 1841
Census1841 UK Census transcript - Joseph Meads - Household

HO 107/1348/7 Chapelton, Leeds, Yorkshire,England

NameAgeSexOccupationBICBOE
Joseph Meads37MY
Maria Lords38FY
Joseph Meads12MY
William Meads10M

Notes: household 2337. Name spelt Meades

Note
It is thought that Caroline and William had 23 children. William was listed as a farmer of Nelson in the 1882 land ownership records. He owned 200 acres in the Waimea County at a value of 500 pounds. It was a long held belief that William spent all his life around the Nelson area. This however is refuted as his sons Thomas b. 1866 was born at Tutaenui, George was born 1868 in Wanganui and William was a witness to his brother Zachariah's wedding in 1867. After this he did return to the Nelson Area. Murray Seccombe @ nzoomail.com has the birth location as Woodhouse Buckinghamshire Could have been born Birstall Yorkshire