Meredith of Herefordshire

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Sarah Elizabeth MEREDITH

F, #51, b. about 1876

Parents

FatherSamuel MEREDITH b. about 1834
MotherSarah MONNINGTON b. about 1834

Biography

Sarah Elizabeth MEREDITH was born about 1876.
Relationship:4th great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Last Edited9 November 2008

John MEREDITH

M, #52, b. about 1869, d. about 1869

Parents

FatherSamuel MEREDITH b. about 1834
MotherSarah MONNINGTON b. about 1834

Biography

John MEREDITH was born about 1869. He died about 1869.1
Relationship:4th great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S27] Ancestry.com England & Wales FreeBMD

Last Edited9 November 2008

Josiah MEREDITH1

M, #53, b. before 1670, d. 1707

Biography

Josiah MEREDITH was born before 1670. He married Margaret WHETMORE on 29 December 1684 in Caynham, Shropshire. Josiah MEREDITH married Anne WHITCOTT, daughter of William WHITCOTT and Ann, on 21 December 1699 in Lingen, Herefordshire.1,2 Josiah MEREDITH died in 1707. He was buried on 19 March 1707 in Lingen, Herefordshire.3
According to family tradition, both Josiah and his wife died young, leaving two boys as orphans to be brought up in the charge of their uncle.

The will of Josiah Meredith of Lingen on the County of Hereford [Farmer?] dated 1707 was proved in 1712, with the following details:
- Anne, wife, bequeathed house and backside, lately purchased from John Cooke deceased, and after her decease bequeathed to the survivor of David, John, Thomas, Josiah in that order
- Josiah, eldest son, (sole executor) all other houses and lands in Lingen
- Elizabeth, daughter, £5 to be paid within [10?] years after his decease
- Hannah, daughter, £10 when aged 21
- Hester, daughter, £10 when aged 21
- Mary, daughter, £10 when aged 21
- David, son, £10 when aged 21
- John, son, £10 when aged 21
- Thomas, son, £10 when aged 21

- executor [son Josiah] to provide sufficient maintenance, meat, drink and apparel to Anne and to Hannah, Hester, Mary, David, John and Thomas until those children are 21

Will dated 15 March 1706
Testator buried 19 March 1707
Inventory of goods 26 March 1707 value £47 11s 06d
Probate 13 May 1712 Ludlow.4,5

Children with Margaret WHETMORE d. December 1693

DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH b. about 1685
SonJosiah MEREDITH b. about 1688, d. December 1735
DaughterHannah MEREDITH b. about 1690
DaughterEsther MEREDITH b. about 1693

Children with Anne WHITCOTT b. about 1680

DaughterMary MEREDITH b. about 1700
SonDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
SonThomas MEREDITH b. about 1706
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S100] Lingen Parish Registers CB 1660-1868, M 1660-1836 (Bishop’s Transcripts) - marriage entry for Josiah Meredith and Anne Whitcott
  3. [S101] Lingen Parish Registers CB 1660-1868, M 1660-1836 (Bishop’s Transcripts) - burial entry for Josiah Meredith
  4. [S68] - see http:&|;&|;www.anatpro.com&|;index_files&|;Page560.htm, Private communication: Ian Hillman from original documents of Pam Clark
  5. [S1333] Herefordshire Archive and Records

Last Edited26 February 2017

Anne WHITCOTT1,2

F, #54, b. about 1680

Parents

FatherWilliam WHITCOTT
MotherAnn

Biography

Anne WHITCOTT was born about 1680. She married Josiah MEREDITH on 21 December 1699 in Lingen, Herefordshire.1,3

Children with Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707

DaughterMary MEREDITH b. about 1700
SonDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
SonThomas MEREDITH b. about 1706
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S1037] Private communication from John Guast
  3. [S100] Lingen Parish Registers CB 1660-1868, M 1660-1836 (Bishop’s Transcripts) - marriage entry for Josiah Meredith and Anne Whitcott

Last Edited20 February 2012

John MEREDITH

M, #55, b. about 1704, d. before February 1774

Parents

FatherJosiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
MotherAnne WHITCOTT b. about 1680

Biography

John MEREDITH was born about 1704. He married Elizabeth. John MEREDITH died before February 1774 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.1
John Meredith was an Innholder of the New Tavern, Bull Street, Birmingham. The earliest reference to him is in the Gazette of 27 Jan 1745:

“Whereas the Bowling Green of Mr. Meredith, near New Hall, by this Town, was by some malicious Persons dug up in several Places on Wednesday Night last ; this is to give Notice, that whoever will discover the Persons concern'd in so doing, to Mr. Meredith, at the New Tavern in Bull Street, Birmingham, shall receive two Guineas Reward ; or if either of the Persons will discover his Accomplices, so that they be brought to Justice, he shall receive the same Reward, and a free Pardon."

He was Innholder of the New Tavern for at least 27 years. A newspaper report in 1772 announces a meeting of bankruptcy commissioners to be held “at the House of John Meredith, known by the Name of the New Tavern, situate in Bull-Street in Birmingham”, for the purpose of distributing dividends to a bankrupt's creditors. Other such announcements of bankruptcy meetings give the named contact as John Meredith, Attorney-at-Law, so his son was clearly using the Inn for some public business meetings (as was the custom).  

John Meredith made a Will dated 20 September 1772 in which he bequeathed (a) a share in “the Navigation” to his son John (using money held by Mr Capper to pay Mr Bentley) and (b) all real and personal estate to be divided equally between his wife and three children John, Sarah and Phebe. The witnesses to the will were Samuel Meredith, Hannah Stephens and Sarah Meredith. Unfortunately he failed to name any executors, which led to some delay in the administration of the estate. In a Court document of 2 Feb 1774 Elizabeth Meredith, “relict of John Meredith late of Birmingham Innholder”, renounced letters of administration. Subsequently, on 9 Jan 1783, his daughter Sarah was required by the Court to make an inventory of the personal estate, her husband Isaac Whitehouse having deposited £500 with the court as escrow. Finally, probate was granted on 11 Jan 1783 at Lichfield Consistory Court.

He is possibly the John Meredith buried on 12 Oct 1772 at Birmingham, St Philip.2,3,4,4,5

Children with Elizabeth d. about March 1792

DaughterSarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810
DaughterMary MEREDITH b. about 1738, d. 4 August 1738
DaughterPhoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1742, d. 30 April 1790
SonJoseph MEREDITH b. about 1744, d. 18 May 1746
Relationship:Son of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S591] - the probate records include a document dated 2 Feb 1774 signed by Elizabeth Meredith “relict of John Meredith late of Birmingham” in which she renounces letters of administration, The Will of John Meredith of Birmingham, Innholder, proved 11 Jan 1783, Lichfield Consistory Court. Copy in the possession of the author, from original held at Lichfield Record Office.
  2. [S592] Langford, John Alfred, A century of Birmingham life: or, A chronicle of local events, from 1741 to 1841 (Birmingham: W.G. Moore, 1870) 2nd Ed. Vol. 1 p. 5. Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/stream/centuryofbirming01lang#page/4/mode/2up accessed Jun 2009
  3. [S593] Gazette Issue 11215 published on the 18 January 1772. Page 4 of 4. http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/issues/11215/pages/4 accessed Jun 2009
  4. [S591] The Will of John Meredith of Birmingham, Innholder, proved 11 Jan 1783, Lichfield Consistory Court. Copy in the possession of the author, from original held at Lichfield Record Office.
  5. [S1308] Ancestry.com. Birmingham, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:

Last Edited1 May 2014

Thomas MEREDITH

M, #56, b. about 1706

Parents

FatherJosiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
MotherAnne WHITCOTT b. about 1680

Biography

Thomas MEREDITH was born about 1706.
Relationship:Son of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Last Edited9 November 2008

Mary MEREDITH

F, #57, b. about 1700

Parents

FatherJosiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
MotherAnne WHITCOTT b. about 1680

Biography

Mary MEREDITH was born about 1700.
Relationship:Daughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Last Edited9 November 2008

Elizabeth

F, #58, d. about March 1792

Biography

Elizabeth married John MEREDITH, son of Josiah MEREDITH and Anne WHITCOTT. Elizabeth died about March 1792.1
Elizabeth’s Will of 16 Sep 1790 makes the following bequests:
- cousins George Cutler of London, Gunmaker, s/o Benjamin Cutler of Chadwick, Bromsgrove deceased
and Mary Clintoff of London widow d/o Thomas Cutler of Leyend [Lea End] Alvechurch: property in Bromsgrove
- John Cope the younger s/o John Cope of Birmingham Timber Merchant: 1 of 3 shares held as Proprietor of the Birmingham and Birmingham to Fazeley Canal Navigation
- John Whitehouse s/o Isaac Whitehouse of Birmingham Enameller: 1 of 3 shares ditto
- Sarah wife of Isaac Whitehouse: bequ. all linen, rings and writing apparell
- appointed executors: John Cope the elder and respected friends John Tayler (Skinner) and William Brooke (Glazier?Brazier?) both of Bromsgrove: 1 of 3 shares ditto to be sold and used to pay all expenses, debts etc. and to make following bequests
- 5 of the children of John Meredith late of Birmingham and Castle Bromwich Gentleman deceased namely Louisa, Ann, Charles, Henry and George: £50 each from above sale
- James Whitehouse and Isaac Whitehouse the younger s/o Isaac Whitehouse: £50 each from above sale
- Charles s/o John Cope the elder: £50 ditto
- Frances d/o John Taylor: bequ. £50 ditto
- John Meredith eldest s/o John Meredith deceased: remainder from above sale plus 1 share in intended Birmingham to Worcester Canal Navigation.1

Children with John MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774

DaughterSarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810
DaughterMary MEREDITH b. about 1738, d. 4 August 1738
DaughterPhoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1742, d. 30 April 1790
SonJoseph MEREDITH b. about 1744, d. 18 May 1746
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S31] Will of Elizabeth Meredith, Widow of Birmingham , Warwickshire 27 March 1792 PROB 11-1216 Image 128-175,176

Last Edited10 November 2008

Sarah MEREDITH

F, #59, b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810

Parents

FatherJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
MotherElizabeth d. about March 1792

Biography

Sarah MEREDITH was born in 1734 in Birmingham.1 She married Isaac WHITEHOUSE on 3 January 1760 in Birmingham, St. Philip’s.2 Sarah MEREDITH died on 1 November 1810, at age ~76.3 She was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.3

Children with Isaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814

DaughterPhebe WHITEHOUSE b. about April 1761, d. 9 November 1764
SonJohn WHITEHOUSE b. about 1764, d. 26 February 1834
SonJames WHITEHOUSE b. 22 January 1767, d. 20 July 1854
SonIsaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1771, d. 27 March 1810
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart
Whitehouse Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] - the IGI date is 1737 but her marriage licence and monumental inscription imply an earlier date of birth of ca. 1734, IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S7] - note: there is some confusion in the IGI which also gives this as the date of death of Sarah Meredith, IGI: International Genealogical Index
  3. [S1128] Whitehouse - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “Sacred to the memory of PHOEBE, daughter of ISAAC and SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 9, 1764, aged 3 years and 9 months. Also ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, son of the above, who died March 27, 1810, aged 38. And SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 1, 1810, aged 76. Likewise ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, her husband, who departed this life, June 17, 1814 aged 90 years. Also JOHN WHITEHOUSE, who died February 26, 1834, aged 70 years.”

Last Edited17 October 2015

Mary MEREDITH

F, #60, b. about 1738, d. 4 August 1738

Parents

FatherJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
MotherElizabeth d. about March 1792

Biography

Mary MEREDITH was born about 1738. She died on 4 August 1738.1
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index

Last Edited9 November 2008

John MEREDITH

M, #61, b. about 1742, d. 30 April 1790

Parents

FatherJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
MotherElizabeth d. about March 1792

Biography

John MEREDITH was born about 1742.1 He married Sally TURNER, daughter of John TURNER, on 28 August 1767 in Birmingham, St. Philip’s.2,3 John MEREDITH died on 30 April 1790.4 He was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.4
John Meredith is described as a clerk to:
- the Street Commisioners and the Birmingham Boat Company in 1770
- the builders of the Birmingham to Worcester Canal and the trustees for building the new church of St. Paul and St. Mary in 1772
- the builders of the Coventry and Oxford Canal in 1774.

As a clerk he would have been apprenticed to an attorney for 5 years before being able to practice as an attorney in his own right, and by 1777 he is listed in a Birmingham Directory as an Attorney at Law at 17 Temple Street. He secured a lease on Castle Bromwich Hall and the family lived there between 1785 and 1791.

In a short Will dated 17 April 1790 and proved 23 Dec 1790 he appointed his brother-in-law John Cope as his Executor. He was referred to as deceased in his mother Elizabeth’s Will of 16 Sep 1790.5,5,6,7,8

Children with Sally TURNER b. 1742, d. 11 December 1819

DaughterLouisa Anne MEREDITH b. about 1768, d. February 1839
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1770, d. 30 May 1850
SonCharles MEREDITH b. about 1771, d. 14 June 1843
DaughterSally MEREDITH b. about February 1774, d. 6 June 1774
DaughterAnn MEREDITH b. about 1775, d. 5 August 1826
SonHenry MEREDITH b. about 1776, d. 21 May 1841
SonGeorge MEREDITH b. 13 February 1778, d. 21 June 1856
Relationship:Grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S130] - according to a description by his grandson Charles, John Meredith died aged 48 years, Karl Rawdon Von Stieglitz, Pioneers of the East Coast from 1642, Swansea, Bicheno, (K. von Stieglitz: 1955)
  2. [S7] - two different dates of 20 and 28 Aug are stated, IGI: International Genealogical Index
  3. [S590] - “Last Friday, at Birmingham, Mr. John Meredith, an Attorney, to Miss Turner, Daughter of Mr. John Turner”, St. James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post (London, England), Tuesday, September 1, 1767; Issue 1015.
    British Newspapers 1600-1900, Gale Digital Collections, accessed online Jun 2009
  4. [S1127] Meredith - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “In memory of SALLY, the daughter of JOHN and SALLY MEREDITH, also of JOHN MEREDITH, who died April 30, 1790, aged 47 years. Also of SALLY, his wife, who died December 11, 1819. aged 76 years. And of ANNE MEREDITH, daughter of the above, who died August 5, 1826, aged 51 years.”
  5. [S90] The Attorney in Eighteenth-Century England by Robert Robson. Cambridge University Press, 1959.
  6. [S91] Birmingham 120 Years Ago - reprint of 1777 directory, Charles E. Scarse (1896)
  7. [S6] Vivienne Rae-Ellis Louis Anne Meredith – A Tigress in Exile (Blubber Head Press, Tasmania: 1979)
  8. [S9] Will of John Meredith, Gentleman of Castle Bromwich 23 December 1790 PROB 11-1199 Image 86-379 (UK National Archives)

Last Edited20 April 2012

Joseph MEREDITH

M, #62, b. about 1744, d. 18 May 1746

Parents

FatherJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
MotherElizabeth d. about March 1792

Biography

Joseph MEREDITH was born about 1744. He died on 18 May 1746.1
Relationship:Grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index

Last Edited9 November 2008

Phoebe MEREDITH

F, #63, b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789

Parents

FatherJohn MEREDITH b. about 1704, d. before February 1774
MotherElizabeth d. about March 1792

Biography

Phoebe MEREDITH was born about 1740. She married John COPE on 18 February 1770 in Birmingham, St. Philip’s.1 Phoebe MEREDITH died on 19 October 1789.2 She was buried on 25 October 1789 in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.3

Children with John COPE b. about 1731, d. 10 July 1808

SonJohn COPE b. about 1772, d. about 1849
DaughterPhebe COPE b. about 1774, d. 26 March 1776
SonJames COPE b. about 1776, d. about 1780
SonCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S1129] Cope - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “In memory of PHEBE, daughter of JOHN and PHEBE COPE, who died 26 March, 1776, aged 2 years and 2 months. Also JAMES, their son, who died 7 ……. 1780, aged 1 year and 9 months. PHEBE, wife of JOHN COPE, died October 19, 1789, aged 49. Also JOHN COPE, died July 10, 1808, aged 77.”
  3. [S1132] National Burial Index for England and Wales; www.findmypast.co.uk

Last Edited20 March 2012

John COPE1

M, #64, b. about 1731, d. 10 July 1808

Biography

John COPE was born about 1731.2 He married Phoebe MEREDITH, daughter of John MEREDITH and Elizabeth, on 18 February 1770 in Birmingham, St. Philip’s.3 John COPE died on 10 July 1808.2 He was buried on 15 July 1808 in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.4
John is described as a Timber Merchant of Birmingham in the Will of his mother-in-law Elizabeth Meredith. He was the sole executor of his brother-in-law John Meredith’s Will which was proven in 1790. He died intestate and the death duty register of 14 Sep 1808 values his estate at under £7,500. It names his sons John Cope and Charles Cope, both of Birmingham, brassfounders, as the administrators.5,1,6

Children with Phoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789

SonJohn COPE b. about 1772, d. about 1849
DaughterPhebe COPE b. about 1774, d. 26 March 1776
SonJames COPE b. about 1776, d. about 1780
SonCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S9] Will of John Meredith, Gentleman of Castle Bromwich 23 December 1790 PROB 11-1199 Image 86-379 (UK National Archives)
  2. [S1129] Cope - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “In memory of PHEBE, daughter of JOHN and PHEBE COPE, who died 26 March, 1776, aged 2 years and 2 months. Also JAMES, their son, who died 7 ……. 1780, aged 1 year and 9 months. PHEBE, wife of JOHN COPE, died October 19, 1789, aged 49. Also JOHN COPE, died July 10, 1808, aged 77.”
  3. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  4. [S1132] National Burial Index for England and Wales; www.findmypast.co.uk
  5. [S31] Will of Elizabeth Meredith, Widow of Birmingham , Warwickshire 27 March 1792 PROB 11-1216 Image 128-175,176
  6. [S608] Abstract of Administration of John Cope, Timber merchant of Birmingham, Warwickshire. Proved in the Court of Lichfield. September 14 1808. UK National Archives, Documents Online, Death Duty Registers IR 26-358 Image 523-876

Last Edited20 March 2012

Sally TURNER

F, #65, b. 1742, d. 11 December 1819

Parents

FatherJohn TURNER d. about 1788

Biography

Sally TURNER was born in 1742.1,2 She married John MEREDITH, son of John MEREDITH and Elizabeth, on 28 August 1767 in Birmingham, St. Philip’s.3,4 Sally TURNER died on 11 December 1819, at age ~77, in Birmingham.5 She was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.6
In Sally Turner’s will, dated 9 July 1815, she made provision for her 6 children Louisa Ann Twamley, John, Charles, Ann, Henry and George Meredith to receive income in equal shares from the sale of 2 properties in Great Charles Street (that to Louisa Anne for her sole benefit). In addition she left 2 shares in the Spen Lane Brass Company to her daughter Ann. The Trustees and Executors were John (eldest son) and Henry Perkins (friend). In a Codicil dated 23 July 1817 her nephew John Cope was appointed as trustee and executor in the place of Henry Perkins deceased. The will was proved 17 January 1820 at Lichfield Consistory Court; the estate was valued at less than £2000.

Children with John MEREDITH b. about 1742, d. 30 April 1790

DaughterLouisa Anne MEREDITH b. about 1768, d. February 1839
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1770, d. 30 May 1850
SonCharles MEREDITH b. about 1771, d. 14 June 1843
DaughterSally MEREDITH b. about February 1774, d. 6 June 1774
DaughterAnn MEREDITH b. about 1775, d. 5 August 1826
SonHenry MEREDITH b. about 1776, d. 21 May 1841
SonGeorge MEREDITH b. 13 February 1778, d. 21 June 1856
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S6] - this source gives the year as 1750, but it implies that she would have been only 17 when she married without parental consent, Vivienne Rae-Ellis Louis Anne Meredith – A Tigress in Exile (Blubber Head Press, Tasmania: 1979)
  2. [S7] - this assumes the christening on 17 Feb 1742 is correct, IGI: International Genealogical Index
  3. [S7] - two different dates of 20 and 28 Aug are stated, IGI: International Genealogical Index
  4. [S590] - “Last Friday, at Birmingham, Mr. John Meredith, an Attorney, to Miss Turner, Daughter of Mr. John Turner”, St. James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post (London, England), Tuesday, September 1, 1767; Issue 1015.
    British Newspapers 1600-1900, Gale Digital Collections, accessed online Jun 2009
  5. [S611] Will of Sally Meredith of Birmingham, Widow, proved 17 January 1820, Lichfield Consistory Court. Copy in the possession of the author, from original held at Lichfield Record Office.
  6. [S1127] Meredith - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “In memory of SALLY, the daughter of JOHN and SALLY MEREDITH, also of JOHN MEREDITH, who died April 30, 1790, aged 47 years. Also of SALLY, his wife, who died December 11, 1819. aged 76 years. And of ANNE MEREDITH, daughter of the above, who died August 5, 1826, aged 51 years.”

Last Edited15 March 2012

Isaac WHITEHOUSE

M, #66, b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814

Biography

Isaac WHITEHOUSE was born about 1724.1 He married Sarah MEREDITH, daughter of John MEREDITH and Elizabeth, on 3 January 1760 in Birmingham, St. Philip’s.2 Isaac WHITEHOUSE died on 17 June 1814.1 He was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.1
Isaac Whitehouse was described as an Enameller of Birmingham in the Will of his mother-in-law Elizabeth Meredith dated 1790. A 1770 Directory of Birmingham lists an Isaac Whitehouse, Enamel Manufacturer and Japanner, at 36 Bull Street, Birmingham. A Birmingham enameller of that name is credited in 1774 with “an invention of making coat-buttons, breast-buttons, sleeve-buttons, vest, and other buttons, studs, bracelets, necklaces, lockets, rings, watch-chains, boxes, and trinkets”.
The identity of Isaac Whitehouse’s parents is not known. One source that traces the lineage of an American descendant, Edwin Sheldon Whitehouse, names the father as Isaac of Sedgeley who died in 1786. However, this is incorrect, as is clear from the names and relationships mentioned in the will of Isaac of Sedgeley and his brother of John of Coseley, as indexed by the Whitehouse Family History Centre. The lineage is also incorrect in naming the husband of Sarah Meredith as Isaac Meredith of Gravelly Hill (who in fact died ca. 1799 and not 1812 as stated, and whose will is also indexed by the Whitehouse Family History Centre).3,4,5,6

Children with Sarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810

DaughterPhebe WHITEHOUSE b. about April 1761, d. 9 November 1764
SonJohn WHITEHOUSE b. about 1764, d. 26 February 1834
SonJames WHITEHOUSE b. 22 January 1767, d. 20 July 1854
SonIsaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1771, d. 27 March 1810
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart
Whitehouse Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S1128] Whitehouse - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “Sacred to the memory of PHOEBE, daughter of ISAAC and SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 9, 1764, aged 3 years and 9 months. Also ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, son of the above, who died March 27, 1810, aged 38. And SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 1, 1810, aged 76. Likewise ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, her husband, who departed this life, June 17, 1814 aged 90 years. Also JOHN WHITEHOUSE, who died February 26, 1834, aged 70 years.”
  2. [S7] - note: there is some confusion in the IGI which also gives this as the date of death of Sarah Meredith, IGI: International Genealogical Index
  3. [S31] Will of Elizabeth Meredith, Widow of Birmingham , Warwickshire 27 March 1792 PROB 11-1216 Image 128-175,176
  4. [S606] The Mechanics' Magazine?, Vol XLVI (London: Robertson & Co, 1847) Page 261. Google Books online: books.google.com/ accessed Jun 2009
  5. [S1131] Ancestry.com, The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. II, pp. 255-6
  6. [S1121] Keith Percy, Whitehouse Family History Centre, Probate Grants 1731-1860

Last Edited20 March 2012

John COPE

M, #67, b. about 1772, d. about 1849

Parents

FatherJohn COPE b. about 1731, d. 10 July 1808
MotherPhoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789

Biography

John COPE was born about 1772. He died about 1849.1
In John’s Will dated 14 Sep 1839, which describes him as John Cope of Summerhill Birmingham Gentleman, he makes the following bequests:
- Thomas Pemberton of Birmingham Brassfounder, Henry Meredith of Birmingham Gunmaker, nephews Charles Rogers Cope and William Rogers Cope £1000 each, and they are appointed Executors
- his Godchild and niece Louisa Cope (favorite of his late brother Charles Cope) and 3 other Godchildren Felicia Clarke, Henry Meredith the younger (son of the above named) and Robert Forrest £100 each
- the Governors of the General Hospital in Birmingham £100
- the Governors of the Blue Coat Charity School in Birmingham £100
- the Governors of the Birmingham Dispensary £100
- the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge £100
- the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts £100
- his female servants 19 guineas each to buy mourning and 1 years wages each
- his nephew Charles Rogers Cope his freehold property in Summer Hill Birmingham
- Sarah the wife of William Henry Gem of Birmingham Solicitor the interest on £1000 held in trust by the exeecutors and to her children thereafter
- nephews Charles Rogers Cope, William Rogers Cope, Edward Meredith Cope and niece Louisa Cope the residue in equal parts (with the value of the property left to Charles Rogers Cope considered as part of his portion)

In a Codicil dated 21 Jan 1848 to the above Will he revoked the bequest of £100 to Henry Meredith the younger on the grounds that he has lost a considerable sum of money owed him by Henry. He adds a bequest of an annuity of £10 to Jane Meredith mother of Henry the younger and widow of his old friend Henry Meredith and in fulfilment of a promise to her nephew John Aston. He also adds a bequest of £100 to his nephew Edward Meredith Cope.

The Will and Codicil were proved on 7 Dec 1849.1
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S84] Will of John Cope, Gentleman of Birmingham 7 December 1849 PROB 11-2104 Image 71-62 (UK National Archives)

Last Edited21 June 2009

Charles COPE

M, #68, b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830

Parents

FatherJohn COPE b. about 1731, d. 10 July 1808
MotherPhoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789

Biography

Charles COPE was born about 1780. He married Harriet ROGERS, daughter of William ROGERS and Ann STEPHENS, on 22 July 1806 in Kington, Herefordshire.1 Charles COPE died on 1 March 1830.2 He was buried on 10 March 1830 in St. Paul’s, Birmingham, Warwickshire.3
Charles Cope was a Brassfounder. His will dated 7 July 1829 with a codicil dated 26 Feb 1830 was proved on 18 October 1830. It mentions:
- Oliver Mason, merchant of Birmingham, executor
- John Cope of Sandpitts, Birmingham, brother and executor
- Thomas Stevens of Kinnerton, Radnor [deceased]
- Charles, oldest son [under 21]
- wife [unnamed]
- George Austin the younger
- Henry Even[?] Mynors
- Edward Walker of Kington
- Rev. John Rogers
- Thomas S. Rogers
- James Whitehouse of New York
- Henry Meredith son of Henry Meredith of St Paul’s Square.4

Children with Harriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

SonJohn Stephens COPE b. about 1811, d. about April 1825
SonCharles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874
DaughterHarriett COPE b. about 1815, d. about January 1828
SonWilliam Rogers COPE b. 1816, d. 1889
DaughterLouisa COPE b. 1817, d. 16 April 1905
SonEdward Meredith COPE b. 28 July 1818, d. 4 August 1873
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S1125] Death announcement: Charles Cope; Birmingham Gazette - Monday 08 March 1830, pg. 3, “On Monday last, after a lingering illness, in the 51st year of his age, Charles Cope, Esq. of Chadlane-hill, Edgbaston, an acting magistrate for this county.”
  3. [S1132] National Burial Index for England and Wales; www.findmypast.co.uk
  4. [S1123] Will of Charles Cope of Edgbaston , Warwickshire 18 October 1830 PROB 11/1776; UK National Archives

Last Edited20 March 2012

James COPE

M, #69, b. about 1776, d. about 1780

Parents

FatherJohn COPE b. about 1731, d. 10 July 1808
MotherPhoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789

Biography

James COPE was born about 1776. He died about 1780.1 He was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.1
The transcription of his monumental inscription gives his age at death as 1 year and 9 months.1
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S1129] Cope - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “In memory of PHEBE, daughter of JOHN and PHEBE COPE, who died 26 March, 1776, aged 2 years and 2 months. Also JAMES, their son, who died 7 ……. 1780, aged 1 year and 9 months. PHEBE, wife of JOHN COPE, died October 19, 1789, aged 49. Also JOHN COPE, died July 10, 1808, aged 77.”

Last Edited11 January 2016

Phebe COPE

F, #70, b. about 1774, d. 26 March 1776

Parents

FatherJohn COPE b. about 1731, d. 10 July 1808
MotherPhoebe MEREDITH b. about 1740, d. 19 October 1789

Biography

Phebe COPE was born about 1774. She died on 26 March 1776.1 She was buried on 29 March 1776 in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.2
Relationship:Great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S1129] Cope - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “In memory of PHEBE, daughter of JOHN and PHEBE COPE, who died 26 March, 1776, aged 2 years and 2 months. Also JAMES, their son, who died 7 ……. 1780, aged 1 year and 9 months. PHEBE, wife of JOHN COPE, died October 19, 1789, aged 49. Also JOHN COPE, died July 10, 1808, aged 77.”
  2. [S1132] National Burial Index for England and Wales; www.findmypast.co.uk

Last Edited20 March 2012

Harriet ROGERS

F, #71, b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Parents

FatherWilliam ROGERS b. about 1750, d. 3 November 1815
MotherAnn STEPHENS b. about 1749, d. 8 December 1824

Biography

Harriet ROGERS was born about 1782. She married Charles COPE, son of John COPE and Phoebe MEREDITH, on 22 July 1806 in Kington, Herefordshire.1 Harriet ROGERS died on 25 December 1838 in George-street, Edgbaston.2
Harriet Rogers was the second daughter of Mr. W Rogers of Kington.
Her will dated 22 Dec 1838 was proved on 16 May 1839. It mentions:
- Ann Rogers of Kington, mother [deceased]
- Charles, William, Edward, Louisa, children
- Rev. John Rogers of the Home, cousin.3,4

Children with Charles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830

SonJohn Stephens COPE b. about 1811, d. about April 1825
SonCharles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874
DaughterHarriett COPE b. about 1815, d. about January 1828
SonWilliam Rogers COPE b. 1816, d. 1889
DaughterLouisa COPE b. 1817, d. 16 April 1905
SonEdward Meredith COPE b. 28 July 1818, d. 4 August 1873
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S908] Death announcement: Harriet Cope ; Hereford Times, Saturday 29 December 1838, pg. 3, “On Tuesday last, at her residence in George-street, Edgbaston, Birmingham, in the 57th year of her age, Harriett, relict of Charles Cope, Esq.”
  3. [S906] Marriage announcement: Cope-Rogers ; Hereford Journal, Wednesday 23 July 1806, pg.4
  4. [S1124] Will of Harriett Cope, Widow of Edgbaston , Warwickshire 16 May 1839 PROB 11/1910; UK National Archives

Last Edited13 March 2012

Edward Meredith COPE

M, #72, b. 28 July 1818, d. 4 August 1873

Parents

FatherCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
MotherHarriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Biography

Edward Meredith COPE was born on 28 July 1818 in Birmingham. He died on 4 August 1873, at age 55, in Ticehurst, Sussex. He was buried on 14 August 1873 in Birmingham.
He was a classical scholar who entered Trinity College Cambridge in 1837 and graduated BA in 1841 and MA in 1844. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1842 and became a tutor and lecturer in Greek in 1845. He was ordained deacon in 1848 and priest in 1850.

His most important works were on Aristotle’s Rhetoric. He was unsuccessful in his candidature for the professorship of Greek at Cambridge and retired in 1869 suffering from acute mental illness. He died unmarried.
Relationship:2nd great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Last Edited9 November 2008

Charles Rogers COPE

M, #73, b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874

Parents

FatherCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
MotherHarriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Biography

Charles Rogers COPE was born on 25 April 1812.1 He married Sarah CHANCE on 24 May 1842 in Birmingham, St. Thomas’s. Charles Rogers COPE married Sarah Ann RICKARDS on 16 June 1847.2 Charles Rogers COPE died on 28 November 1874, at age 62, in Torquay, Devon.1 He was buried on 5 December 1874 in Birmingham Cemetery.1
In 1861 Charles Rogers Cope is a Magistrate and a Brassfounder employing 56 men, 31 boys and 40 females. His will dated 20 Dec 1871, with codicil dated 5 Jul 1873, was proved on 4 Feb 1875 by Sarah Anne Cope of Edgbaston, his then widow.3,4

Children with Sarah CHANCE b. 15 May 1817, d. 29 June 1844

DaughterHarriett Phebe COPE b. 1843, d. 21 February 1890
SonCharles Rogers COPE b. 1844, d. 5 January 1848

Children with Sarah Ann RICKARDS b. about 1815, d. 5 January 1893

DaughterFlorence COPE b. 1850
SonEdward Stephens COPE b. about 1852, d. 7 March 1924
DaughterAnnie Sarah COPE b. 1858
Relationship:2nd great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S466] Visitation of England and Wales, by Joseph Jackson Howard, England College of Arms. Published 1895, Item notes: v.3 1895. http://www.archive.org/details/visitationofengl03howa accessed Mar 2009
  2. [S86] The Patrician 1847 p. 87 (accessed through Google Books Nov 2008)
  3. [S38] - 1861, Edgbaston, England Census
  4. [S466] Prin. Reg., 112, 75, Visitation of England and Wales, by Joseph Jackson Howard, England College of Arms. Published 1895, Item notes: v.3 1895. http://www.archive.org/details/visitationofengl03howa accessed Mar 2009

Last Edited6 March 2009

William Rogers COPE

M, #74, b. 1816, d. 1889

Parents

FatherCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
MotherHarriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Biography

William Rogers COPE was born in 1816.1,2 He married Matilda WALKER, daughter of Edward WALKER and Mary Ann ROGERS, on 16 June 1842 in Kington, Herefordshire.3 William Rogers COPE died in 1889, at age ~73, in London.4
At the time of his marriage he was described as a solicitor. In 1848 the Morning Chronicle announced the dissolution of the partnership of Clement Ingleby, George Paulson Wragge and William Rogers Cope, of Birmingham, attorneys. In the 1861 and 1871 censuses he was described as the Vicar of Hartshill.5,6,7
Relationship:2nd great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S36] - age at death on registration, England & Wales FreeBMD (Ancestry.com)
  2. [S38] - 1871, 1861, England Census
  3. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  4. [S36] England & Wales FreeBMD (Ancestry.com)
  5. [S88] The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, June 25, 1842; Issue 2728.
  6. [S89] The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, January 5, 1848; Issue 24400
  7. [S38] England Census

Last Edited3 February 2012

Harriett COPE

F, #75, b. about 1815, d. about January 1828

Parents

FatherCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
MotherHarriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Biography

Harriett COPE was born about 1815. She died about January 1828.1 She was buried on 23 January 1828 in St. Paul’s, Birmingham, Warwickshire.2
Relationship:2nd great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S905] Death announcement: Harriet Cope ; Worcester Journal, Thursday 24 January 1828, pg.3, “In the 14th year of her age, Harriet, eldest daughter of Charles Cope, Esq., of Newhall-hill, Birmingham.”
  2. [S1132] National Burial Index for England and Wales; www.findmypast.co.uk

Last Edited20 March 2012

Louisa COPE

F, #76, b. 1817, d. 16 April 1905

Parents

FatherCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
MotherHarriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Biography

Louisa COPE was born in 1817.1 She died on 16 April 1905, at age ~88, in 109 Hagley-road, Edgbaston.2
Louisa Cope was unmarried. Probate was granted to Edward Stephens Cope; her effects were valued at £36995.2
Relationship:2nd great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S740] Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA

Last Edited2 February 2012

John Stephens COPE

M, #77, b. about 1811, d. about April 1825

Parents

FatherCharles COPE b. about 1780, d. 1 March 1830
MotherHarriet ROGERS b. about 1782, d. 25 December 1838

Biography

John Stephens COPE was born about 1811. He died about April 1825.1 He was buried on 2 April 1825 in St. Paul’s, Birmingham, Warwickshire.2
Relationship:2nd great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S907] Death announcement: John Cope ; Hereford Journal, Wednesday 6 April 1825, pg. 3, “In the 15 year of his age, John, son of Charles Cope, Esq., of Birmingham.”
  2. [S1132] National Burial Index for England and Wales; www.findmypast.co.uk

Last Edited20 March 2012

Sarah Ann RICKARDS

F, #78, b. about 1815, d. 5 January 1893

Biography

Sarah Ann RICKARDS was born about 1815 in Sheerness, Kent.1 She married Charles Rogers COPE, son of Charles COPE and Harriet ROGERS, on 16 June 1847.2 Sarah Ann RICKARDS died on 5 January 1893 in Holly Cottage, Somerset Road, Edgbaston.3
She was the eldest daughter of Edward Rickards.2

Children with Charles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874

DaughterFlorence COPE b. 1850
SonEdward Stephens COPE b. about 1852, d. 7 March 1924
DaughterAnnie Sarah COPE b. 1858
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S38] - 1851, 1861, 1871, England Census
  2. [S86] The Patrician 1847 p. 87 (accessed through Google Books Nov 2008)
  3. [S87] The Times, Saturday, Jan 07, 1893; pg. 1; Issue 33842; col A

Last Edited6 March 2009

Florence COPE

F, #79, b. 1850

Parents

FatherCharles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874
MotherSarah Ann RICKARDS b. about 1815, d. 5 January 1893

Biography

Florence COPE was born in 1850 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.1,2
She was unmarried in 1901 and living in Holly Cottage, Somerset Raod, Edgbaston.3
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S36] England & Wales FreeBMD (Ancestry.com)
  2. [S38] - 1861, Edgbaston, England Census
  3. [S38] - 1901, England Census

Last Edited6 March 2009

Annie Sarah COPE

F, #80, b. 1858

Parents

FatherCharles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874
MotherSarah Ann RICKARDS b. about 1815, d. 5 January 1893

Biography

Annie Sarah COPE was born in 1858 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.1,2 She married Sir Henry Arthur WIGGIN, 2nd Bart., son of Sir Henry Samuel WIGGIN, 1st Bart., and Mary Elizabeth MALINS, in 1878.2

Children with Sir Henry Arthur WIGGIN, 2nd Bart., b. 3 May 1852, d. 2 May 1917

DaughterMargaret Annie WIGGIN b. 1879
DaughterEllinor Mary WIGGIN b. 1882, d. 1974
SonSir Charles Richard Henry Wiggin WIGGIN, 3rd Bart. b. 21 March 1885, d. 16 September 1972
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S38] - 1861, Edgbaston, England Census
  2. [S36] England & Wales FreeBMD (Ancestry.com)

Last Edited5 December 2008

Harriett Phebe COPE

F, #81, b. 1843, d. 21 February 1890

Parents

FatherCharles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874
MotherSarah CHANCE b. 15 May 1817, d. 29 June 1844

Biography

Harriett Phebe COPE was born in 1843 in Harborne, Staffordshire.1 She died on 21 February 1890, at age ~47, in Holly Cottage, Somerset Road, Edgbaston.2
She died unmarried.
Relationship:3rd great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S36] - she is wrongly enumerated in the 1871 census as Hannah Phebe, England & Wales FreeBMD (Ancestry.com)
  2. [S904] Death announcement: Harriet Phebe Cope; Birmingham Daily Post, Tue 25 Feb 1890, pg. 8, “COPE - On the 21st inst., at Holly Cottage, Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Harriet Phebe Cope, eldest daughter of the late C. R. Cope.”

Last Edited2 February 2012

Sarah CHANCE1

F, #82, b. 15 May 1817, d. 29 June 1844

Biography

Sarah CHANCE was born on 15 May 1817 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.2 She married Charles Rogers COPE, son of Charles COPE and Harriet ROGERS, on 24 May 1842 in Birmingham, St. Thomas’s. Sarah CHANCE died on 29 June 1844, at age 27.2 She was buried on 4 July 1844 in Birmingham, St. Paul’s.
Sarah was the daughter of William Chance (1788-1856) and Phoebe Timmins (1790-1865).3

Children with Charles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874

DaughterHarriett Phebe COPE b. 1843, d. 21 February 1890
SonCharles Rogers COPE b. 1844, d. 5 January 1848
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S466] p. 66, Visitation of England and Wales, by Joseph Jackson Howard, England College of Arms. Published 1895, Item notes: v.3 1895. http://www.archive.org/details/visitationofengl03howa accessed Mar 2009
  2. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  3. [S466] p. 65, Visitation of England and Wales, by Joseph Jackson Howard, England College of Arms. Published 1895, Item notes: v.3 1895. http://www.archive.org/details/visitationofengl03howa accessed Mar 2009

Last Edited6 March 2009

Charles Rogers COPE

M, #83, b. 1844, d. 5 January 1848

Parents

FatherCharles Rogers COPE b. 25 April 1812, d. 28 November 1874
MotherSarah CHANCE b. 15 May 1817, d. 29 June 1844

Biography

Charles Rogers COPE was born in 1844.1 He died on 5 January 1848, at age ~4.2
Relationship:3rd great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S36] England & Wales FreeBMD (Ancestry.com)
  2. [S1126] Death announcement: Charles Rogers Cope; Birmingham Gazette - Monday 10 January 1848, pg. 3, “On Wednesday last, in his 4th year, Charles Rogers, son of Charles Rogers Cope, of Metchley Abbey, Harborne.”

Last Edited13 March 2012

Matilda WALKER

F, #84, b. about 1814

Parents

FatherEdward WALKER b. about 1774, d. 21 December 1847
MotherMary Ann ROGERS b. about 1779, d. 11 June 1850

Biography

Matilda WALKER was born about 1814. She married William Rogers COPE, son of Charles COPE and Harriet ROGERS, on 16 June 1842 in Kington, Herefordshire.1
She was the 4th daughter of Edward Walker, surgeon, of Kington.2
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S88] The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, June 25, 1842; Issue 2728.

Last Edited4 February 2012

Isaac WHITEHOUSE

M, #85, b. about 1771, d. 27 March 1810

Parents

FatherIsaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
MotherSarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810

Biography

Isaac WHITEHOUSE was born about 1771. He died on 27 March 1810.1 He was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.1
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Son of Isaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart
Whitehouse Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S1128] Whitehouse - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “Sacred to the memory of PHOEBE, daughter of ISAAC and SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 9, 1764, aged 3 years and 9 months. Also ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, son of the above, who died March 27, 1810, aged 38. And SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 1, 1810, aged 76. Likewise ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, her husband, who departed this life, June 17, 1814 aged 90 years. Also JOHN WHITEHOUSE, who died February 26, 1834, aged 70 years.”

Last Edited15 March 2012

James WHITEHOUSE

M, #86, b. 22 January 1767, d. 20 July 1854

Parents

FatherIsaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
MotherSarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810

Biography

James WHITEHOUSE was born on 22 January 1767. He married Eliza Higgs NORMAN on 4 June 1801 in Taunton, England.1 James WHITEHOUSE died on 20 July 1854, at age 87, in Rye, New York, USA.

Children with Eliza Higgs NORMAN b. 20 October 1775, d. 27 February 1835

SonHenry John WHITEHOUSE b. 1803
SonEdward WHITEHOUSE b. 16 November 1805, d. 19 March 1886
DaughterCharlotte Sarah WHITEHOUSE b. 1807
DaughterLouisa WHITEHOUSE b. 1809
DaughterEliza WHITEHOUSE b. 1809
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Son of Isaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart
Whitehouse Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S605] T. N. R. Rogers, Ahnentafel of Winifred Woodruff Whitehouse Rogers, URL:http://www.oocities.org/tnrrogers/gen-wwwr.html. Accessed: 2012-04-24. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/67ADs2ogK)

Last Edited24 June 2009

John WHITEHOUSE

M, #87, b. about 1764, d. 26 February 1834

Parents

FatherIsaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
MotherSarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810

Biography

John WHITEHOUSE was born about 1764. He died on 26 February 1834.1 He was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.1
John Whitehouse described himself as a Gentleman of Birmingham in his will dated 6 September 1833 and proved 1 April 1834. The will mentions:
- Ann Watton, housekeeper
- Henry John Whitehouse, nephew, clerk
- Edward Whitehouse, nephew, merchant
- Charlotte Sarah Whitehouse, niece
- Eliza Whitehouse, niece
- William Henry Gem, executor
- Charles Rogers Cope, executor.2
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Son of Isaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart
Whitehouse Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S1128] Whitehouse - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “Sacred to the memory of PHOEBE, daughter of ISAAC and SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 9, 1764, aged 3 years and 9 months. Also ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, son of the above, who died March 27, 1810, aged 38. And SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 1, 1810, aged 76. Likewise ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, her husband, who departed this life, June 17, 1814 aged 90 years. Also JOHN WHITEHOUSE, who died February 26, 1834, aged 70 years.”
  2. [S1122] Will of John Whitehouse, Gentleman of Birmingham , Warwickshire 01 April 1834 PROB 11/1830; UK National Archives

Last Edited15 March 2012

Phebe WHITEHOUSE

F, #88, b. about April 1761, d. 9 November 1764

Parents

FatherIsaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
MotherSarah MEREDITH b. 1734, d. 1 November 1810

Biography

Phebe WHITEHOUSE was born about April 1761. She died on 9 November 1764.1 She was buried in St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham.1
Phoebe Whitehouse died aged 3 years and 9 months.1
Relationship:Great-granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Daughter of Isaac WHITEHOUSE b. about 1724, d. 17 June 1814
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart
Whitehouse Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S1128] Whitehouse - Monumental Inscriptions, St. Philip’s Church, Birmingham; Transcript held by The Society of Genealogists, London, “Sacred to the memory of PHOEBE, daughter of ISAAC and SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 9, 1764, aged 3 years and 9 months. Also ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, son of the above, who died March 27, 1810, aged 38. And SARAH WHITEHOUSE, who died November 1, 1810, aged 76. Likewise ISAAC WHITEHOUSE, her husband, who departed this life, June 17, 1814 aged 90 years. Also JOHN WHITEHOUSE, who died February 26, 1834, aged 70 years.”

Last Edited15 March 2012

Sarah MEREDITH

F, #89, b. about 1728, d. 16 June 1810

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Sarah MEREDITH was born about 1728. She married Edward WHITCOTT, son of Edward WHITCOTT and Anne, on 25 May 1748 in More, Shropshire.1 Sarah MEREDITH died on 16 June 1810.2 She was buried in 1810.

Children with Edward WHITCOTT b. about 1719, d. 1798

DaughterAnn WHITCOTT
DaughterMary WHITCOTT
SonEdward WHITCOTT b. about 1750, d. 1821
SonWilliam WHITCOTT b. about 1756, d. 1819
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S68] - age at death 82 years, Private communication: Ian Hillman from original documents of Pam Clark

Last Edited12 November 2008

Anne MEREDITH

F, #90, b. about 1730, d. about May 1741

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Anne MEREDITH was born about 1730. She died about May 1741. She was buried on 2 May 1741 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.1
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S74] Brampton Bryan Parish Registers CMB 1638, 1663-1849 (Bishop’s Transcripts)

Last Edited9 November 2008

Margaret MEREDITH

F, #91, b. about 1733, d. 10 February 1829

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Margaret MEREDITH was born about 1733. She married Joseph CARTER on 18 April 1760 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.1 Margaret MEREDITH died on 10 February 1829 in Maulden Cottage, Bedfordshire.2
It is likely that Margaret Carter nee Meredith was living with her daughter Sarah in Maulden at the time of her death in 1829.

Children with Joseph CARTER d. about 1809

DaughterHannah CARTER
DaughterSarah CARTER b. about 1767, d. 21 May 1861
SonJoseph CARTER b. about 1777, d. 4 February 1858
DaughterMary CARTER b. about 1778
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S1030] Death announcement: Mrs Carter ; Birmingham Gazette - Monday 16 February 1829, pg. 3, “DIED - On Tuesday, aged 93, at Maulden Cottage, Bedfordshire, Mrs. Carter, relict of Mr. Carter, of Stapleton, Herefordshire, and sister of Mr. Meredith, of Newhall-street.”

Last Edited20 February 2012

David MEREDITH

M, #92, b. about 1732, d. 19 April 1803

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

David MEREDITH was born about 1732. He married Sarah PRITCHARD on 23 January 1753 in Ludlow, Shropshire.1 David MEREDITH died on 19 April 1803.2
The will of David Meredith of Pedwardine in Brampton Bryan was dated 31 July 1802 and probate was granted 10 May 1803. The following bequests were made in the will:

- Sarah Meredith, wife, interest in estate in Pedwardine held under Right Hon. Earl of Oxford now in part occupation of son David; all household goods
- David Meredith, son, freehold property in Lingen; 1 Guinea
- Mary, daughter, wife of Richard Roberts of Hopton Castle, 10 Guineas
- Joseph Meredith, son, of Knighton, 5 Guineas
- Sarah Meredith, daughter, £500
- Hannah and Ann Meredith, daughters, £450 each

Joseph Meredith, son, and William Edwards of Ludlow, friend, were appointed guardians of daughters Sarah, Hannah and Ann Meredith. The executors were Joseph Meredith, son, and Sarah Meredith, daughter.

Children with Sarah PRITCHARD b. about 1728, d. 7 April 1813

DaughterMary MEREDITH b. about 1754
DaughterSarah MEREDITH b. about 1756, d. 15 December 1842
SonDavid MEREDITH b. about 1759, d. 14 February 1836
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. 1762, d. April 1762
SonJoseph MEREDITH b. about 1764
DaughterHannah MEREDITH b. about 1766, d. February 1768
DaughterHannah MEREDITH b. about 1769, d. 17 November 1834
DaughterAnne MEREDITH b. about 1773, d. 26 April 1842
Relationship:Grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S68] - age at death 70 years, Private communication: Ian Hillman from original documents of Pam Clark

Last Edited16 December 2016

John MEREDITH

M, #93, b. about 1739

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

John MEREDITH was born about 1739. He married Martha DYKE on 24 May 1768 in Hopton Castle, Shropshire.1

Children with Martha DYKE

SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1769, d. 1777
SonThomas MEREDITH b. about 1770
DaughterMary MEREDITH b. about 1771, d. 1785
DaughterMartha MEREDITH b. about 1773
DaughterSarah MEREDITH b. about 1775
SonDavid MEREDITH b. about 1777, d. 1787
SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1786
Relationship:Grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index

Last Edited12 November 2008

Thomas MEREDITH

M, #94, b. about 1741, d. May 1741

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Thomas MEREDITH was born about 1741. He died in May 1741. He was buried on 8 May 1741 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.1
Relationship:Grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S74] Brampton Bryan Parish Registers CMB 1638, 1663-1849 (Bishop’s Transcripts)

Last Edited9 November 2008

Anne MEREDITH

F, #95, b. about 1742, d. February 1743

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Anne MEREDITH was born about 1742. She died in February 1743. She was buried on 24 February 1743 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.1
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S74] Brampton Bryan Parish Registers CMB 1638, 1663-1849 (Bishop’s Transcripts)

Last Edited9 November 2008

Joseph MEREDITH

M, #96, b. about 1744, d. 14 April 1814

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Joseph MEREDITH was born about 1744. He married Mary PROSSER on 25 April 1773 in Bucknell, Shropshire.1 Joseph MEREDITH died on 14 April 1814.2

Children with Mary PROSSER b. about 1747, d. 16 March 1799

SonJohn MEREDITH b. about 1774, d. 15 May 1834
SonJoseph MEREDITH b. about 1781
Relationship:Grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S68] - age at death 69 years, Private communication: Ian Hillman from original documents of Pam Clark

Last Edited12 November 2008

Hannah MEREDITH

F, #97, b. about 1746, d. 24 April 1835

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Hannah MEREDITH was born about 1746. She married Lawrence STEPHENS on 11 June 1767 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.1 Hannah MEREDITH died on 24 April 1835 in Lower Harpton, Herefordshire.2
Hannah Stephens nee Meredith died at her son James’s house in Lower Harpton; she was the last surviving sister of James Meredith of Birmingham.2

Children with Lawrence STEPHENS d. 29 January 1798

DaughterSarah STEPHENS b. about 1769, d. 26 January 1851
SonJohn STEPHENS b. about 1770, d. before October 1837
SonWilliam STEPHENS b. about 1773, d. before October 1837
DaughterHannah STEPHENS b. about 1774
SonJames STEPHENS b. about 1775, d. 4 October 1837
SonJoseph STEPHENS b. about 1778, d. 14 February 1837
DaughterAnna Maria STEPHENS b. about 1780, d. 31 January 1870
DaughterAnne STEPHENS b. about 1782
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S876] Death announcement: Hannah Stephens ; Salopian Journal, Wednesday 6 May 1835, pg. 2, “On the 24th ult., at her son’s, Mr. James Stephens, Harpton, near Presteign, at the advanced age of 89, Hannah, relict of the late Mr. Lawrence Stephens, of Cotmore, Herefordshire, and last surviving sister of Mr. Meredith, of Birmingham.”

Last Edited31 January 2012

Mary MEREDITH1

F, #98, b. about 1748, d. 18 May 1830

Parents

FatherDavid MEREDITH b. about 1702, d. 8 February 1781
MotherSarah OWENS b. about 1706, d. 14 April 1794

Biography

Mary MEREDITH was born about 1748. She married Thomas MAYO on 7 February 1769 in Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire.2 Mary MEREDITH died on 18 May 1830.3 She was buried on 22 May 1830 in Pencombe, Herefordshire.4
Mary Mayo of Pencomb was mentioned in the will of Edward Whitcott dated 1820.

A Sarah Mayo (1783-1843) married a Robert Hamilton (1785-1850) who was a Colour-Sergeant in the Scots Fusilier Guards and was parish clerk of Pencombe for 17 years before his death. Sarah Mayo is possibly another daughter of Thomas Mayo and Mary Meredith.5

Child with Thomas MAYO b. about 1734, d. 1813

DaughterAnn MAYO b. 1770, d. 1828
Relationship:Granddaughter of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S68] Private communication: Ian Hillman from original documents of Pam Clark
  2. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  3. [S1042] Death announcement: Mayo ; Birmingham Gazette - Monday 24 May 1830 pg. 3, “On Tuesday, at an advanced age, Mrs. Mayo, relict of Mr. Mayo, formerly of Pencomb Court, Herefordshire.”
  4. [S1041] - aged 83 at death, Parish Records Collection 1538-2005 - Burial, FindMyPast online database; www.findmypast.co.uk
  5. [S1039] Whitcott, Edward, Cwm-iou, Monmouth, Gent (1821), Brecon Probate Records, 1660-1858 (WlAbNL)3650002, The National Library of Wales - Family History Catalogue, URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10107/439533

Last Edited20 February 2012

John MEREDITH

M, #99, b. 15 April 1800, d. 17 July 1851

Parents

FatherJames MEREDITH b. 20 February 1753, d. 9 March 1848
MotherSarah Rhodes MATHER b. 16 June 1766, d. 4 July 1824

Biography

John MEREDITH was born on 15 April 1800.1,2 He married Jane Walker JONES on 9 August 1825 in Birmingham, St. Martin’s.1 John MEREDITH died on 17 July 1851, at age 51, in Northfield, Warwickshire.3,4,2,5
In the 1841 England Census John is enumerated as a varnish manufacturer, living at Belle Vue, Hill, Hales Owen, Shropshire. He is listed in an 1850 Directory as “Meredith John, varnish manufacturer, 108, Lionel street; house, Harborne Park”.6

Children with Jane Walker JONES d. 14 October 1855

DaughterGeorgina Augusta MEREDITH b. 21 August 1826, d. 17 January 1882
SonJohn MEREDITH b. 13 March 1828
SonGeorge Frederick MEREDITH b. about 1830, d. 15 August 1896
DaughterConstance MEREDITH b. about 1832
DaughterMargaret MEREDITH b. about 1832, d. 1886
SonLlewellyn MEREDITH b. about 1834, d. 20 November 1864
SonConway MEREDITH b. about 1835, d. 1897
SonAlban MEREDITH b. about 1838
SonErnest MEREDITH b. about 1841
Relationship:Great-grandson of Josiah MEREDITH b. before 1670, d. 1707
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S68] Private communication: Ian Hillman from original documents of Pam Clark
  3. [S18] Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches, with historical notes, by George K. Stanton 1884 p. 239. Memorial plaque (through Google Books)
  4. [S25] Will of Jane Walker Meredith, Widow of Metchley Abbey near Birmingham , Warwickshire 23 November 1855 PROB 11-2222 Image 304-256
  5. [S861] Death announcement: John Meredith; Birmingham Gazette, Monday 21 Jul 1851; pg. 3, - this gives the date of death as “Monday last”, i.e. 14 July 1851
  6. [S21] History, gazetteer, and directory, of Warwickshire, by Francis White & Co, 1850, p. 213 (accessed through Google Books)

Last Edited29 January 2012

Edward WHITCOTT1

M, #100, b. about 1719, d. 1798

Parents

FatherEdward WHITCOTT b. about 1688, d. 20 July 1741
MotherAnne

Biography

Edward WHITCOTT was born about 1719. He married Sarah MEREDITH, daughter of David MEREDITH and Sarah OWENS, on 25 May 1748 in More, Shropshire.1 Edward WHITCOTT died in 1798.2
Edward Whitcott lived at Glasbury, Breconshire, His will dated 28 Feb 1798 was proved on 20 April 1798. It mentions:
- Sarah, wife
- sons Edward and William
- Mary, daughter, wife of Thomas Jones
- Ann Phillips, daughter and widow
- property in Cusop, Herefordshire
witnessed by Catherine Whitcott and Thomas Morgan.2

Children with Sarah MEREDITH b. about 1728, d. 16 June 1810

DaughterAnn WHITCOTT
DaughterMary WHITCOTT
SonEdward WHITCOTT b. about 1750, d. 1821
SonWilliam WHITCOTT b. about 1756, d. 1819
Appears on:Meredith Indented Chart

Citations

  1. [S7] IGI: International Genealogical Index
  2. [S1035] Will of Edward Whitcott of Glasbury , Breconshire 20 April 1798 PROB 11/1306 ; UK National Archives

Last Edited20 February 2012