Dorothy Medhurst

     Dorothy Medhurst married John Blaber on 27 April 1693 at Battle, Sussex, England, John of Wartling; Dorothy of Battle.1

Family

John Blaber
Marriage*
Dorothy Medhurst married John Blaber on 27 April 1693 at Battle, Sussex, England, John of Wartling; Dorothy of Battle.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Medhurst

d. circa 1691
     John Medhurst and Elizabeth Akehurst obtained a marriage licence on 26 May 1688 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Elizabeth of Hellingly; John of Heathfield.1
John Medhurst married Elizabeth Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 5 June 1688 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, John of Heathfield; Elizabeth of this parish.1
John Medhurst died circa 1691 at Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth Akehurst b. c 1666
Marriage License
John Medhurst and Elizabeth Akehurst obtained a marriage licence on 26 May 1688 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Elizabeth of Hellingly; John of Heathfield.1 
Marriage*
John Medhurst married Elizabeth Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Elizabeth (?), on 5 June 1688 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, John of Heathfield; Elizabeth of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Medhurst

b. 25 March 1689, d. May 1689
FatherJohn Medhurst d. c 1691
MotherElizabeth Akehurst b. c 1666
     John Medhurst was baptized on 25 March 1689 at All Saints, Heathfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Medhurst and Elizabeth Akehurst.
John Medhurst died in May 1689 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
John Medhurst was buried on 17 May 1689 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "son of John, Heathfield."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Medhurst

b. circa 1691
FatherJohn Medhurst d. c 1691
MotherElizabeth Akehurst b. c 1666
     William Medhurst was born circa 1691 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Medhurst and Elizabeth Akehurst.
William Medhurst witnessed the will of John Akehurst dated 20 August 1709 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S754] Will of John Akehurst of Hellingly, Sussex, England, made 20 Aug 1709, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1709. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/47/231).

Jane Elizabeth Mee

b. 16 April 1874, d. 29 December 1937
     Jane Elizabeth Mee was born on 16 April 1874 at Radford, Nottinghamshire, England.
Jane Elizabeth Mee married Walter James Everton on 8 April 1897 at Quorn Baptist Church, Quorn, Leicestershire, England.
Jane Elizabeth Mee died on 29 December 1937 at Kilton Hill, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, at age 63.

Family

Walter James Everton b. 30 Dec 1873, d. 13 Nov 1953
Marriage*
Jane Elizabeth Mee married Walter James Everton on 8 April 1897 at Quorn Baptist Church, Quorn, Leicestershire, England

Agnes Jane Dorothy Meek

b. 7 March 1899, d. 2006
FatherCharles Henry Meek b. 6 Nov 1873, d. 22 Jan 1951
MotherElizabeth Jane Maddren b. 1870, d. 26 Mar 1951
     Agnes Jane Dorothy Meek was born on 7 March 1899 at New Zealand. She was the daughter of Charles Henry Meek and Elizabeth Jane Maddren.
Agnes Jane Dorothy Meek died in 2006 at Australia.

Alvin Walter Meek

b. 23 December 1916, d. 19 August 1987
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Alvin Walter Meek was born on 23 December 1916 at Minnesota, United States; DOB from Deaths Index record. He was the son of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
In 1920 Alvin Walter Meek lived at Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States.
In 1930 Alvin Walter Meek lived at Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States.
Alvin Walter Meek married Jennie Sophie Smith on 9 August 1941 at St Stephen Catholic Church, Stephen, Minnesota, United States.
Alvin Walter Meek was a carpenter.
Alvin Walter Meek died on 19 August 1987 at Thief River Falls, Pennington, Minnesota, United States, at age 70. Source: State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-1002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department of Health. State File Number: 021328 Certificate Number: 021328 Certificate Year: 1987 Record Number: 2259574.

Family

Jennie Sophie Smith b. c 1918
Marriage*
Alvin Walter Meek married Jennie Sophie Smith on 9 August 1941 at St Stephen Catholic Church, Stephen, Minnesota, United States
Children

Arthur Benjamin Meek

b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
     Arthur Benjamin Meek was born on 21 May 1877 at Brooklyn, New York, United States. He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.
Arthur and his brother Joseph were sent to the workhouse after the death of their mother and then later to an adoption home (said to be by a family named Dunmall when he was 7 years old). From here he and his brother Joe were sent to Canada.1
Arthur Benjamin Meek emigrated on 4 July 1890 to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, said to have been sent to a family named Horswill at Honore? to work.
Arthur re-entered the USA in March 1891 at St Vincent, Minnesota.
Arthur Benjamin Meek was working for the Canadian National Railway circa 1904.
Arthur Benjamin Meek married Mary Ann Bulger on 22 January 1905 at Argyle, Marshall, Minnesota, United States.
In 1920 Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger lived at Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States.
Arthur and Minnie are reported to have had ten children.
In 1930 Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger lived at Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States.
Arthur Benjamin Meek died on 5 May 1943 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at age 65.

Family

Mary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
Marriage*
Arthur Benjamin Meek married Mary Ann Bulger on 22 January 1905 at Argyle, Marshall, Minnesota, United States
Children

Citations

  1. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).

Bernard Elwood Meek

b. 5 August 1912, d. April 1982
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Bernard Elwood Meek was born on 5 August 1912 at Minnesota, United States. He was the son of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Bernard Elwood Meek died in April 1982 at 56623 Baudette, Lake of The Woods, Minnesota, United States, at age 69.1

Citations

  1. [S172] Index to Deaths, Database. FamilySearch. [http://www.FamilySearch.org ], 1962-2011, compiled by U.S. Social Security Administration, Alexandria, Virginia "SSN: 472-26-8560."

Charles Meek

b. 1900
FatherCharles Henry Meek b. 6 Nov 1873, d. 22 Jan 1951
MotherElizabeth Jane Maddren b. 1870, d. 26 Mar 1951
     Charles Meek was born in 1900 at New Zealand. He was the son of Charles Henry Meek and Elizabeth Jane Maddren.

Charles Henry Meek

b. 6 November 1873, d. 22 January 1951
FatherWilliam James Meek b. c 1839, d. 1916
MotherAnne Larke b. 1843, d. 1932
     Charles Henry Meek was born on 6 November 1873 at Waiotahi, Thames, New Zealand. He was the son of William James Meek and Anne Larke.
Charles Henry Meek married Elizabeth Jane Maddren on 6 November 1897 at Auckland, New Zealand.
Charles Henry Meek died on 22 January 1951 at Auckland, New Zealand, at age 77.

Family

Elizabeth Jane Maddren b. 1870, d. 26 Mar 1951
Marriage*
Charles Henry Meek married Elizabeth Jane Maddren on 6 November 1897 at Auckland, New Zealand
Children

Dorothy Meek

b. circa 1898
FatherCharles Henry Meek b. 6 Nov 1873, d. 22 Jan 1951
MotherElizabeth Jane Maddren b. 1870, d. 26 Mar 1951
     Dorothy Meek was born circa 1898 at New Zealand. She was the daughter of Charles Henry Meek and Elizabeth Jane Maddren.

Edith Ellen Meek

b. 29 May 1869
FatherJohn Meek b. 1840, d. 3 Sep 1905
MotherEliza Smith b. c 1856, d. 28 Nov 1891
     Edith Ellen Meek was born on 29 May 1869 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Meek and Eliza Smith.

Eileen Margaret Meek

b. 22 December 1922, d. 3 March 2005
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Eileen Margaret Meek was born on 22 December 1922. She was the daughter of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Eileen Margaret Meek died on 3 March 2005 at Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at age 82.

Elizabeth Meek

b. 2 August 1870, d. August 1870
FatherRichard Meek b. 1846, d. 31 Dec 1915
MotherRose Hannah Humphries b. 12 Feb 1842, d. 1871
     Elizabeth Meek was baptized on 2 August 1870 at Christ Church, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Richard Meek and Rose Hannah Humphries.
Elizabeth Meek died in August 1870 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Meek was buried on 6 August 1870 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, age 2 months.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, ""2 months old.""

Elizabeth Meek

b. 29 May 1808, d. 1810
FatherJames Meek b. 1776, d. 1845
MotherElizabeth Waymark
     Elizabeth Meek was baptized on 29 May 1808 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Meek and Elizabeth Waymark.
Elizabeth Meek died in 1810 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Meek was buried on 27 May 1810 at St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Eva Meek

b. 1 August 1871, d. 2 August 1871
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
     Eva Meek was born on 1 August 1871 at New York, United States.
Eva Meek died on 2 August 1871 at New York, United States. She was the daughter of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.

Francis Floyd Meek

b. 19 August 1918, d. 29 August 1996
FatherArthur Benjamin Meek b. 21 May 1877, d. 5 May 1943
MotherMary Ann Bulger b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 30 Oct 1930
     Francis Floyd Meek was born on 19 August 1918. He was the son of Arthur Benjamin Meek and Mary Ann Bulger.
Francis Floyd Meek died on 29 August 1996 at Sitka, Alaska, United States, at age 78.

George Edward Meek

b. 1 June 1868, d. 2 March 1921
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
George Edward Meek - photo from his book published 1910
     George Edward Meek was born on 1 June 1868 at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.
On 2 April 1871 George Edward Meek lived at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with his family.2
On 3 April 1881 George Edward Meek lived at 57 Susans Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, living with his mother and step father, two brothers and a step sister.3
Sometime late 1885 George Meek travelled to the USA to stay with relatives in Warsaw, Ohio. He returned in June 1886.4
On 5 April 1891 George Edward Meek lived at 21 Duke St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a boarder.5
George Edward Meek was a bath chairman (blind partly) on 5 April 1891.5
George Edward Meek married Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton, daughter of John Stapleton and Amelia Haycock, on 23 November 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6
On 31 March 1901 George Edward Meek lived at 9 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a lodger.7
George Edward Meek was a bath chairman & lecturer (partial blindness from infancy) on 31 March 1901.7
In 1910 he published his book "George Meek, Bath Chairman by Himself". A fascinating insight into his life and his family. Includes much family history information as he lived his early years with his grandparents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Humphreys.8
George Edward Meek was found on a passenger list on 17 July 1910 arriving in Quebec, Canada.9
George and his family emigrated to Canada in the hope of starting a new life but this did not work out.10
George Edward Meek was found on a passenger list on 1 September 1911 arriving Liverpool, England from Quebec, Canada on "Empress of Ireland."
George Edward Meek died on 2 March 1921 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 52. He died of carcinana linguae and exhaustion.11,12
George Edward Meek was buried after 2 March 1921 at Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.12
OBITUARY: see image attached.
In 1996 the book "George Meek Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells" by Bill Coxall and Clive Griggs was published, providing further insights into the life and times of George Meek and is excellent reading. The family tree chart on page xvii contains a number of inaccuracies though.13

Family

Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton b. 1862, d. 29 Oct 1921
Marriage*
George Edward Meek married Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton, daughter of John Stapleton and Amelia Haycock, on 23 November 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S79] Birth certificate of George Edward Meek, born 1 Jun 1868, registered 29 Jun 1868 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 65).
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1040 folio 95 page 9."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1039 folio 66 page 17."
  4. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "Chapter 3."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 774 folio 71 page 15."
  6. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1895, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 185."
  7. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 883 folio 37 page 14."
  8. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  9. [S193] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Canadian Passenger Lists 1865 - 1935 [database on-line].
  10. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "Chapter 10."
  11. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "1921, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 118, age 52 years."
  12. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "page 458."
  13. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X.

Harold Louis Meek

b. 26 November 1911, d. 23 November 2002
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 17 Dec 1872, d. 20 May 1942
MotherAddie Ella Polley b. 1887, d. 1928
     Harold Louis Meek was born on 26 November 1911 at Bucoda, Washington, United States. He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Addie Ella Polley.
Harold Louis Meek married Bessie Mae Grace Degraff circa 1935 at United States.
Harold Louis Meek died on 23 November 2002 at Tacoma, Washington, United States, at age 90.

Family

Bessie Mae Grace Degraff
Marriage*
Harold Louis Meek married Bessie Mae Grace Degraff circa 1935 at United States