Meredith of Herefordshire

Meredith Family of Presteigne & Kington


The history of the Meredith Family of Presteigne and Kington was described by John Southwood in his publication of that name (Kington : Kington History Society, 1988). The family is possibly connected to the branch descending from Josiah Meredith that is the principal focus of this website, given the proximity of the locations. It seems worthwhile, therefore, to explore the possibility by building on the research of Southwood.

Although no direct connection has yet been found, the results of this additional research have been included in this website along with the original information from the Southwood publication.

A good starting point for exploring this branch is the chart showing the descent of the family from Hoel ap Herast: