Bishop Richard Meredith

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Wiliam FEILDING

M, #26, b. 29 December 1640, d. 23 August 1685

Biography

Wiliam FEILDING was born on 29 December 1640. He and Mary KING were married. He died on 23 August 1685, at age 44.
He was 3rd Earl of Denbigh and 2nd Earl of Desmond, and son of George Feilding, 1st Earl of Desmond and Bridget Stanhope.

Children with Mary KING (b. before 1652, d. 1669)

DaughterMary FEILDING
SonBasil FEILDING (b. 1668)
SonWilliam FEILDING (b. 1669)

Last Edited20 October 2010

Mary FEILDING

F, #27

Parents

FatherWiliam FEILDING (b. 29 December 1640, d. 23 August 1685)
MotherMary KING (b. before 1652, d. 1669)

Last Edited5 December 2006

Basil FEILDING

M, #28, b. 1668

Parents

FatherWiliam FEILDING (b. 29 December 1640, d. 23 August 1685)
MotherMary KING (b. before 1652, d. 1669)

Biography

Basil FEILDING was born in 1668.

Last Edited5 December 2006

Mary JUBS1

F, #29

Biography

Mary JUBS and Robert MEREDITH were married.

Child with Robert MEREDITH (b. before 1639, d. after 1669)

SonRichard MEREDITH+ (b. between 1657 and 1667, d. 1743)

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited22 December 2007

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, the entry for son Richard Meredith is the sole source for the information that Robert's wife was Mary Jubs. The St. Michan's Parish Register has an entry for 1660 Jun 10 "Baptism Anne Meredith the daughter of Captaine Robert Meredith and, Margarett his wife."

Richard MEREDITH1

M, #30, b. between 1657 and 1667, d. 1743

Parents

FatherRobert MEREDITH (b. before 1639, d. after 1669)
MotherMary JUBS

Biography

Richard MEREDITH was born between 1657 and 1667.2,3,4 He and Sarah PAUL were married on 1 January 1702/03.5,6 He died in 1743. He was buried on 8 October 1743.
Richard Meredith was Member of Parliament for Athy from 1703 to 1713, and Sheriff of County Kildare in 1726. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on 5 Jun 1685 and Middle Temple on 1 Feb 1687/88.
On 17 Feb 1689 he made an allegation at St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex, for a marriage licence between Robert, Lord Baron of Kingston in Ireland, bachelor aged about 30, and Margaret Harbord of St. Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex, spinster agedabout 22, with her father's consent. He was described as a Gentleman of that parish.
On 19 Feb 1689 he was party to the deed of settlement in respect of the proposed marriage of Robert Lord Kingston to Margaret Harbord, daughter of William Harbord of Grafton Park.
Note: various pedigrees in circulation assert that Richard was the son of the Sir William Meredith Bart who married Mary King, and that Richard is therefore the 2nd Bart. and that the succession continued down to Edward Newenham Meredith as 9th Bart. However it is clear from several sources that Sir William Meredith died childless and the baronetcy became extinct then. In his will Sir William makes his wife Mary his sole heiress and executrix. No contemporary sources refer to Richard or to his descendants as having succeeded to to Baronetcy.7,8,9,10

Children with Sarah PAUL (b. before 1685, d. 15 March 1769)

DaughterMargaret MEREDITH+ (b. after 1703, d. January 1788)
SonRobert MEREDITH+ (b. before 1712)
SonPaul MEREDITH (b. before 1714, d. November 1782)
SonJoshua MEREDITH+ (b. 1714, d. January 1783)
DaughterDeborah MEREDITH (b. 1714, d. 1717)
SonRevd. Moore MEREDITH (b. 1715, d. 8 November 1789)
SonCharles MEREDITH (b. 1722, d. 1724)
SonWilliam MEREDITH (b. before 1723, d. 1723)
SonTheophilus MEREDITH (b. before 1723, d. 1723)
SonArthur MEREDITH (b. 1724, d. between 1726 and 1727)
DaughterSarah MEREDITH (b. 1725, d. 1726)
DaughterElizabeth MEREDITH (b. before 1729, d. after 1771)

Relationship:Great-grandson of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
20th cousin 2 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
19th cousin 3 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited10 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 246, gives date of birth as 1657 but notes confusion of sources
  3. [S16] Eds. G.D. Burtchaell and T.U. Sadleir, Alumni Dublinenses, p. 574, implied date of birth of 1667 as he entered TCD aged 18 in 1685
  4. [S13] Baronets of Ireland, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, pp. 217-220, the pedigree of Bishop Richard show this Richard as being born in 1657, corrected to 1667
  5. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 246, entry for Richard Meredyth. It gives his date of marriage as 9 Jan 1702/03
  6. [S74] Journal of the Co Kildare Archaeological Society: Autobiography of Pole Cosby, of Stradbally, Queen's County, 1703-1737(?), Volume: 5, Page: 79-99
  7. [S16] Eds. G.D. Burtchaell and T.U. Sadleir, Alumni Dublinenses, code SC in entry indicates had lots of money and paid higher fees in return for certain privileges, including being able to graduate in 3 years, rather than 4. Matriculated aged 18, implying a date of birth of 1667, which is inconsistent
  8. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, records refer to a Richard son of Robert and the date is consistent with leaving Trinity College, but otherwise conjectured
  9. [S38] George John Armytage, Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Vicar-General.., Url: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RHv-cd0ANo4C&q=meredith+harbord&dq=meredith+harbord&lr=&pgis=1, Edition: Harleian Society Publication (1890) v.31
  10. [S39] House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online, Url: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:hcpp&rft_dat=xri:hcpp:fulltext:1825-009448:371, Edition: 1825 (428) Coms. of Public Records in Ireland: Fourteenth andFifteenth Reports, Appendix, 1824-25, Page image 371 of 703

Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath

M, #31, b. about 1622, d. 30 August 1672

Biography

Charles COOTE, 2nd Earl of Mountrath, was born about 1622. He was born about 1630.1 He and Alice MEREDITH were married in 1653. He died on 30 August 1672. He was buried in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.
Charles Coote was the 2nd Earl of Mountrath.

A Coote descendant has published the following details:
"He was born about 1622. In 1649 he was paid £297.2s. by the state for debts incurred "during his long sickness in England", and for his future maintenance.
In 1653 he married Alice Meredith, daughter of Sir Robert Meredith of Greenhills, Kildare, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland. They had four children, Charles, Robert, Mary and Anne. Robert and Mary died young, and Annemarried Murrough Boyle, Viscount Blesington.
In 1654 he was MP for Galway and Mayo.
In 1660 he was knighted, possibly under the provision in the Patent of Baronetcy for the eldest son of the baronet to be knighted. However, from 1660-1661, till he inherited the Earldom on his father's death, he was known by the courtesytitle of Viscount Castlecoote.
In 1660, he was appointed Collector and Receiver General of the Composition Money for Connaught and Thomond, with his brother Richard, for life, and in 1661 was appointed a Captain of Foot, and Provost Marshal of Connaught which seems tohave been almost a hereditary office held previously by his father and grandfather!
In 1661 he was MP for Roscommon.
In 1662 he was granted a general pardon for all offences committed during the Rebellion, and in 1664 was appointed Custos Rotulorum for Queens County.
In 1666 he was persuaded by Charles II to return Lord Clanricarde's Galway house, Tyrellan, plus 4000 acres, which his father had bought (or expropriated), to the widow, in exchange for Dublin property of the same worth.
He died in 1672 "of a great consumption and convulsion fits" and was buried next to his father in the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
One of their houses was Rush Hall, near Mountrath, which had come into the family through the marriage of the 1st Earl to Mary Ruish. In 1947 two turf-cutters working in the adjacent bog dug up two large (22") pewter plates (chargers).On being examined by the National Museum in Dublin, one of them was found to bear a coat-of-arms, Coote quartering Ruish, impaling Meredith, beneath an earl's coronet. These are the arms of Charles Coote (2nd Earl of Mountrath). As thissize of plates were often marriage chargers, it is possible that they commemorate the marriage in 1653 of Charles Coote and Alice Meredith, though he did not inherit the earldom until 1661. The chargers were accordingly claimed back asfamily items, and were returned to Sir John Coote, 14th Bart. They were possibly hidden in the bog for safe keeping on some occasion of civil unrest, a not uncommon procedure.
Sir Maurice Eustace (Chancellor) in a letter to the Duke of Ormonde in 1661 says that "he was of much better nature than his father, and had manifested much affection to the poor natives and was of a very sweet disposition, and made ofmuch better mould than his nearer relations".
In his will, he says rather charmingly, of his children, 'because many mischiefs have arisen to youth when they are left to themselves, which, I bless God for, I have no reason to fear to my children, yet I desire and charge my dear sonand daughter to be advised by their mother in all their concerns and in disposing of themselves, and I do appoint my dearly beloved wife and her brother Sir Charles Meredith to be their guardians' until they reach the age of 21."2

Children with Alice MEREDITH (b. before 1635, d. before 1699)

SonRobert COOTE (b. after 1653)
DaughterMary COOTE (b. after 1653)
SonCharles COOTE (b. about 1655, d. 29 May 1709)
DaughterAnne COOTE+ (b. about 1658, d. 5 April 1725)

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited20 October 2010

Citations

  1. [S40] Irish Midlands Ancestry: The Seven Earls of Mountrath, Url: http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/people/mountrath_earls.htm
  2. [S41] Coote Family Website: Charles Coote 2nd Earl of Mountrath; Web Archive

Sir George CARR1,2

M, #32, d. 13 February 1663/64

Parents

FatherWilliam CARR (b. 1578)

Biography

Sir George CARR and Grissel MEREDITH were married on 25 January 1637/38 in St Michan's church, Dublin, Ireland.3 He died on 13 February 1663/64.4,5 He was buried on 14 February 1663/64 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.5
Sir George Carr was Cursitor or Engrosser in Chancery, and Secretary to Thomas, Earl of Strafford and James, Duke of Ormond. His will was dated 1662.6,7

Child with Grissel MEREDITH (b. before 1620)

SonThomas CARR+

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited9 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S42] Rootsweb ENG-SHEFFIELD-L Archives, Url: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ENG-SHEFFIELD/2001-05/0990696756, notet that the lineage of George Carr is taken from this reference, but has not been checked. It traces also the descendants of Ralph Carr, George's great-uncle
  2. [S37] Baronets of Ireland, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, this pedigree erroneously states that Sir George Carr married Mary Meredith, probably based on a mis-reading of the Betham Abstract of Sir Robert's will, that juxtaposes "Mary" and "wife of Sir George Carr" but separated by a line which, is assumed to represent a relationship whereas it probably indicated a name not given in the will
  3. [S51] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Michan Dublin 1636-1700, "Georg Carr and Grissell Meredith by licence."
  4. [S43] Carte Calendar, Url: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects/carte/carte.html, Volume 35, January-April 1663, Letter from Ormond to Clarendon, Written from Dublin, Date 14 February 1663, Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 89-90. Mentions the death of his Secretary, George Carr
  5. [S4] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin
  6. [S43] Carte Calendar, Url: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects/carte/carte.html, Volume 60, 1684, Certificate, by James, Duke of Ormond, of the services of the late Sir George Carr, as Secretary to Thomas, late Earl of Strafford, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and, subsequently, as Secretary to the Duke himself., Writ
  7. [S44] Rootsweb IRELAND-L Archives, Url: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/IRELAND/2004-03/1080436822

Thomas JUXON1

M, #33, b. 24 June 1614, d. 2 October 1672

Biography

Thomas JUXON was born on 24 June 1614 in London, England.1 He and Elizabeth CARENT were married on 2 March 1646/47 in St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, England. He and Elizabeth MEREDITH were married after 1669. He died on 2 October 1672, at age 58, in Dublin, Ireland.2 He was buried on 14 October 1672 in St James's Church, Dublin, Ireland.1
The will of Thomas Juxon was dated 6 Jun 1672; he names his daughter Elizabeth as Executor.

Children with Elizabeth CARENT (d. September 1669)

SonWilliam JUXON (b. December 1647)
DaughterElizabeth JUXON (b. 1649)

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited10 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed. L. Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S1] Ed. L. Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition, entry forThomas Juxon states that he died "having apparently returned to Ireland to set up a new household with his second wife and to be near his only son, who was being treated in Dublin for mental illness."

Letitia FORTESCUE

F, #34, b. about 1625, d. about 1685

Parents

FatherFaithful FORTESCUE (b. about 1581, d. May 1666)
MotherAnne MOORE (d. 5 September 1634)

Biography

Letitia FORTESCUE was born about 1625. She and Sir Thomas MEREDITH were married. She died about 1685.
A manuscript refers to her as the eldest daughter who died in 1677. However, her will was dated 18 Nov 1684.1,2

Children with Sir Thomas MEREDITH (b. after 1576, d. about 1677)

SonCharles MEREDITH+ (b. before 1639, d. June 1710)
SonArthur MEREDITH+ (b. 1639, d. 4 May 1732)
SonWilliam MEREDITH (b. after 1639)
DaughterAnne MEREDITH (b. before 1675, d. 1706)
DaughterAlice MEREDITH+ (b. before 1675)

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited20 October 2010

Citations

  1. [S37] Baronets of Ireland, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 113, p. 217
  2. [S27] Vol III Wills Old Series, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, short pedigree for Sir Thomas Meredyth abstracted by Betham gives date of Will

Sir William COLLEY1

M, #35

Parents

Biography

Sir William COLLEY and Anne MEREDITH were married.
Sir William Colley was the eldest son of Sir George Colley of Edenderry. His will was probated on 25 Mar 1645/46.

Child with Anne MEREDITH (d. 18 September 1608)

SonWilliam COLLEY (b. 1603, d. 1603)

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited9 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S45] Pedigrees, Vols I - XXVII, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 173, p. 230

William COLLEY

M, #36, b. 1603, d. 1603

Parents

FatherSir William COLLEY
MotherAnne MEREDITH (d. 18 September 1608)

Biography

William COLLEY was born in 1603. He died in 1603, at age ~0.

Relationship:Grandson of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
20th cousin 1 time removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
19th cousin 2 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited5 December 2006

Christopher CONWAY

M, #37, b. before 1590

Biography

Christopher CONWAY was born before 1590. He and Margaret MEREDITH were married.
A manuscript states "by patent 10th March 1612 has a grant of the Office of Clerk General of all his Majestys Casulaties[sic] in Ireland" and that Margaret "was his first wife".

Child with Margaret MEREDITH (d. 7 January 1608/09)

DaughterUnknown CONWAY (b. January 1609/10)

Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited10 August 2010

Ralph Creed MEREDITH

M, #38, b. 10 July 1887

Biography

Ralph Creed MEREDITH was born on 10 July 1887. He and Sylvia M AYNSLEY were married in 1915.

Last Edited27 November 2006

Sylvia M AYNSLEY

F, #39, b. 16 August 1894, d. 20 September 1987

Biography

Sylvia M AYNSLEY was born on 16 August 1894. She and Ralph Creed MEREDITH were married in 1915. She died on 20 September 1987, at age 93.

Last Edited10 November 2006

Robert MEREDITH

M, #40, b. between 1517 and 1523, d. 1557

Parents

FatherMaredudd ap GRONWY (d. before 1557)
MotherElsbeth ferch john ap EDWARD (d. after 1557)

Biography

Robert MEREDITH was born between 1517 and 1523 in Llanfair Talhaearn, Denbighshire, Wales, now in the Welsh Unitary Authority of Conwy and called Llanfair Talhaiarn on the Ordnance Survey maps.1 He and Margaret ferch WILLIAM AP JOHN were married. He died in 1557 in London, England.2
The story that we can piece together from Robert Meredith's Will, Bartrum’s Welsh Genealogies, and from correspondence with the Clothworkers’ Company is as follows:

Robert Meredith was born between 1517 and 1523, one of at least two sons of Maredudd ap Gronwy ap Deio and his wife Elsbeth ferch John ap Edward. His place of birth was Llanfair Talhaearn in Denbighshire (now in the Welsh Unitary Authority of Conwy and called Llanfair Talhaiarn on the Ordnance Survey maps). In about 1537-8 he became apprenticed as a clothworker to a Davy Price in London. The account books of the Clothworkers’ Company show that he completed his apprenticeship between August 1544 and July 1545 and was “made Free”. He would have been at least 21 years old then, but no older than 27: the apprenticeship normally started at age 14-20 and lasted 7 years.

It is unlikely that he would have been married before being made Free, and so his probable date of marriage to Marged ferch William ap John was between 1545 and 1548, taking into account the estimated date of birth of 1550 of his 2nd son Richard, the future Bishop of Leighlin. Robert married into an interesting family, one of his brothers-in-law being George Smith the Chancellor of St. Asaph (i.e. private secretary to the Bishop of St. Asaph). The other brother-in-law was a colourful character called Roger Smyth, a Roman Catholic priest and Welsh translator who fled to the Continent ca. 1573 and spent much of his time there. Roger Smyth was described as “a man of uncommon opinions who disliked both the Jesuits and the English, and desired to see a republic, together with freedom of conscience, instituted in Wales and England”. Robert Meredith’s two sons John and Richard seemed to have been born ca. 1550.

Sometime between 1544 and 1551 Robert was the plaintiff in a case, considered by the Court of Chancery, against a first cousin Griffith ap Howell regarding lands in Llanfair inherited from their grandfather Gronwy ap Deio. The details of the case show that his uncle, Howell ap Gronwy ap Deio, was an elder brother of his father Maredudd.

Robert Meredith’s Will is dated 24th January 1556/7 and describes him as Citizen and Clothworker of London living in the parish of Aldermary. The Will names his wife as Margaret, mother as Elizabeth (and therefore still living in 1557), and two sons John and Richard. He leaves his property in Denbighshire to his mother Elizabeth for the rest of her life, and thereafter to his son John and his heirs, and for lack of heirs to his son Richard and his heirs (so we can assume that John was the elder son). The Will also names a brother David (but note that the term can be used loosely in Wills of the time). The Will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 29 March 1557, so Robert must have died sometime between 24 January and 29 March of that year.

It is possible that his widow is the “Margarett Meridith” that the IGI shows as having married a “Reighnold Sainct” (probably Reginald Saint) on 4 Feb 1559 at Saint Thomas the Apostle, London (which is a parish near to Aldermary).2,3

Children with Margaret ferch WILLIAM AP JOHN (d. after 1557)

SonJohn MEREDITH+ (b. before 1550, d. 1596)
SonRichard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin+ (b. about 1550, d. 3 August 1597)

Relationship:Father of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
18th cousin 2 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
18th cousin 1 time removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Common Ancestor Chart
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies reference:Lln.E. 4(A)1
Last Edited10 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S6] Peter C Bartrum, Welsh genealogies AD 1400-1500
  2. [S46] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Will of Robert Meredith, 1557
  3. [S47] Private Correspondence Clothworkers Company 10 Oct 2005

Margaret ferch WILLIAM AP JOHN

F, #41, d. after 1557

Parents

Biography

Margaret ferch WILLIAM AP JOHN and Robert MEREDITH were married. She and Fulk MYDDELTON were married. She died after 1557.1
Margaret ferch William was also known as Margred Smith. She was from Llanelwy, Flintshire, Wales.

Child with Fulk MYDDELTON (b. about 1470, d. after 1530)

SonRichard MYDDELTON+ (b. about 1508, d. 8 February 1576)

Children with Robert MEREDITH (b. between 1517 and 1523, d. 1557)

SonJohn MEREDITH+ (b. before 1550, d. 1596)
SonRichard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin+ (b. about 1550, d. 3 August 1597)

Relationship:Mother of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies reference:Ll.Ho. 4(B)2
Last Edited7 December 2010

Citations

  1. [S46] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Will of Robert Meredith, 1557
  2. [S6] Peter C Bartrum, Welsh genealogies AD 1400-1500

Maredudd ap GRONWY

M, #42, d. before 1557

Parents

Biography

Maredudd ap GRONWY and Elsbeth ferch john ap EDWARD were married. He died before 1557.1
Memo: This Maredudd ap Gronw is not to be confused with Meredith ap Grono, whose full patronymic was Meredith ap Grono ap Griffith Gethin ap David and was of the branch from which the Wynnes of Dyffryn Aled are descended. The latter was the Meredith ap Grono whose daughter Alis (d. 1590/91) married Midleton [Myddelton], Wiliam (c.1550-1596?), poet and sailor, the fourth son of Ffowc Midleton (d. 1571), a gentleman of Archwedlog, Llansannan, Denbighshire.

Children with Elsbeth ferch john ap EDWARD (d. after 1557)

SonDavid ap MAREDUDD (d. after 1557)
DaughterAlis ap MAREDUDD
SonRobert MEREDITH+ (b. between 1517 and 1523, d. 1557)

Relationship:Grandfather of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
17th cousin 3 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
17th cousin 2 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Common Ancestor Chart
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies reference:Lln.E. 4(A)2
Last Edited13 November 2010

Citations

  1. [S46] Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Will of Robert Meredith, 1557, assumed d. bef. 1577 as not mentioned in his son Robert's will of 1557
  2. [S6] Peter C Bartrum, Welsh genealogies AD 1400-1500

Gronwy ap DEIO

M, #43

Parents

Biography

Gronwy ap DEIO and Annes ferch GRUFFUDD were married.
He was from Llanfair Talhaearn.

Children with Annes ferch GRUFFUDD

SonMaredudd ap GRONWY+ (d. before 1557)
SonDafydd ap GRONWY+
SonHowell ap GRONWY+
DaughterGwenllian ferch GRONWY+
DaughterGwenhwyfar ferch GRONWY+ (b. about 1470)

Relationship:Great-grandfather of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
16th cousin 4 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
16th cousin 3 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Common Ancestor Chart
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr
Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies reference:Lln.E. 4(A)1
Last Edited20 October 2010

Citations

  1. [S6] Peter C Bartrum, Welsh genealogies AD 1400-1500

Dafydd ap GRONWY

M, #44

Parents

Biography

Dafydd ap GRONWY and Jonet ferch DAFYDD AP RICHARD were married.
He was a curate of Gyffin near Conway in the diocese of Bangor. He lived at Plas y Person, Wales.1

Child with Jonet ferch DAFYDD AP RICHARD

SonRichard DAVIES+ (b. about 1505, d. 7 November 1581)

Relationship:Great-uncle of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
17th cousin 3 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
17th cousin 2 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Last Edited20 October 2010

Citations

  1. [S48] John Edwards Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire families, p. 319, states that "Plas y Person was situated in a field on the road leading from Conway to Caer'rhun, on the right hand side a little further than the present rectory. It has been taken down for many years and not a trace of it is now

Jonet ferch DAFYDD AP RICHARD

F, #45

Parents

Biography

Jonet ferch DAFYDD AP RICHARD and Dafydd ap GRONWY were married.

Child with Dafydd ap GRONWY

SonRichard DAVIES+ (b. about 1505, d. 7 November 1581)

Last Edited5 December 2006

Richard DAVIES1

M, #46, b. about 1505, d. 7 November 1581

Parents

Biography

Richard DAVIES was born about 1505 in Plas y Person, Gyffin, Caernarvonshire, Wales.2 He and Dorothy WOODFORDE were married in 1549. He died on 7 November 1581 in Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, Wales.1
He was Bishop of St Asaph in 1560 and Bishop of St David's in 1561.

Relationship:1st cousin 1 time removed of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
18th cousin 2 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
18th cousin 1 time removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Last Edited20 October 2010

Citations

  1. [S1] Ed. L. Goldman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004 edition
  2. [S48] John Edwards Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire families, notes that "Plas y Person was situated in a field on a road leading from Conway to Caer'rhon[?] on the right hand side a little further than present rectory . Taken down for many years and no trace left."

Deio ap EDNYFED

M, #47

Parents

Child

SonGronwy ap DEIO+

Relationship:2nd great-grandfather of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
15th cousin 5 times removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
15th cousin 4 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Common Ancestor Chart
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr
Bartrum's Welsh Genealogies reference:Lln.E. 4(A)1
Last Edited26 January 2008

Citations

  1. [S6] Peter C Bartrum, Welsh genealogies AD 1400-1500

Charles MEREDITH

M, #48, b. before 1639, d. June 1710

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH (b. after 1576, d. about 1677)
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE (b. about 1625, d. about 1685)

Biography

Charles MEREDITH was born before 1639.1 He and Anne BLAYNEY were married in January 1671/72. He and Judith SAVAGE were married on 8 May 1677 in St. Audoen's Church, Dublin, Ireland.2,3,4 He died in June 1710.5
Charles Meredith was:
~ a Cornet in the Lord General's Regiment in 1661;
~ appointed as Sheriff of County Meath on 23 Nov 1678;
~ Member of Parliament for Co. Meath from 1692 to 1693;
~ Member of Parliament for Kells from 1695 to 1699;
~ Deputy Governor of Co. Meath and Co. Louth in 1699;
~ Member of Parliament for Kells from 1703 to 1710;
~ in Duke of Albemarle's Regiment of Horse in 1662;
~ in Earl of Orrery's Regiment of Horse in 1672.
He lived at Newtown, Co. Meath, Ireland
He was seised in fee of several lands of Newtown, Clonegarrah, Carlanstown, Balgieth, Garrostown, Scurlogstown, and Roristown in the County of Meath.6,7,8

Children with Anne BLAYNEY

SonCharles MEREDITH (b. between 1672 and 1675)
SonHenry MEREDITH (b. 1675, d. 12 December 1715)

Children with Judith SAVAGE (d. February 1738/39)

DaughterAnne MEREDITH+
SonThomas MEREDITH+ (b. between 1680 and 1682, d. 14 January 1731/32)

Relationship:Grandson of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
20th cousin 1 time removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
19th cousin 2 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited10 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S27] Vol III Wills Old Series, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 225, short pedigree abstracted from Will of Sir Thomas states that Charles is the eldest son
  2. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, note that GOMS 112 p.89 gives a different date of 10 June 1679, St Andrews Church
  3. [S50] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, Vol. 6, p 210, Marriage portion of D1,000 arranged
  4. [S118] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Marriage Entries from the Registers of the Parishes of St. Andrew, St. Anne, St. Audoen and St. Bride, p. 82, entry is "Cornett Merredith and Mrs Judith Sauadge marr by lycense."
  5. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 244
  6. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  7. [S49] Baronet's Pedigrees - Brooke, Genealogical Office Manuscript no. 112, p. 89, "...by his first wife he possessed himself of a considerable estate in the county of Meath at Newtown."
  8. [S50] Brown, Josiah, Reports of cases, upon appeals and writs of error, in the High Court of Parliament; from the year 1701, to the year 1779, pp. 209-210

Arthur MEREDITH1

M, #49, b. 1639, d. 4 May 1732

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH (b. after 1576, d. about 1677)
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE (b. about 1625, d. about 1685)

Biography

Arthur MEREDITH was born in 1639. He and Dorothea BINGLEY were married in 1661.2 He died on 4 May 1732, at age ~93. He was buried on 6 May 1732 in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.3
Arthur Meredith was:
~ High Sheriff of Co. Meath, Ireland from 1679 to 1680 and again in 1682;
~ a General in the army;
~ MP for Navan, Ireland from 1692 to 1727.
He held 382 acres of Dollardstown, barony of Duleek, and the 200 of Cristown, barony of Kells, from the Crown in 1683. He purchased 1070 acres in Co. Meath from the Commissioners for Sale of Forfeited Estates ca 1702/3.4
Arthur MEREDITH was baptised on 16 March 1638/39 in St Michan's Church, Dublin, Ireland.5

Children with Dorothea BINGLEY (d. 1729)

SonBingley MEREDITH (b. about 1662)
SonThomas MEREDITH+ (b. about 1665, d. 17 June 1719)
SonArthur MEREDITH (b. about 1667)
SonCharles MEREDITH (b. about 16 July 1669, d. about 7 September 1669)
DaughterLetitia MEREDITH (b. about 5 February 1670/71, d. 1672)

Relationship:Grandson of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
20th cousin 1 time removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
19th cousin 2 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited10 August 2010

Citations

  1. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800
  2. [S153] Alexander Thom & Co, Appendix to the Twenty-Sixth Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers of Ireland, p. 595, note of marriage licence
  3. [S5] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Patrick Dublin
  4. [S34] Johnston-Liik, E.M., History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800, p. 247, entry for son Thomas
  5. [S51] Parish Register Society of Dublin, Register of St Michan Dublin 1636-1700

William MEREDITH

M, #50, b. after 1639

Parents

FatherSir Thomas MEREDITH (b. after 1576, d. about 1677)
MotherLetitia FORTESCUE (b. about 1625, d. about 1685)

Biography

William MEREDITH was born after 1639.

Relationship:Grandson of Richard MEREDITH, Bishop of Leighlin,
20th cousin 1 time removed of Griffith AMEREDITH
19th cousin 2 times removed of Sir William MEREDITH
Appears on:Box Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#1)
Descendant Chart for Rhodri Mawr (#2)
Indented Descendant Chart for Bishop Richard Meredith
Last Edited5 December 2006