***LAST UPDATED: 6th January 2006***
- William Mead (unknown)
- William Mead (b.abt 1778-1859)
- Esther Mead (1824-1869)
DIRECT MALE LINE
married Mary Partner
Great Dunmow, Essex, 1777. Known children:
Mead - Christened 1778, Great Dunmow. Died Sheering 1859.
- Thomas Mead - Christened 1780, Great Dunmow.
William Mead (b.abt 1778 -
married Elizabeth in an unknown year.
William and Elizabeth were members of the Congregational Church, this
could account for the religious names they gave all their children. The
eldest six children were all christened at Baddow Lane Old Chapel/Old
Meeting House in Chelmsford. Esther was christened at the Independent
Church in Hatfield Heath. The change in venue probably coincided with
the family moving from Writtle to Sheering. In these early records the
name was spelt Mede and Mead, although the spelling stayed as Mead in
- Hephziba Mede - Born 1806, christened 1807.
- Rebekah Mead - Born and christened 1811.
- Camillia Mead - Born and christened 1814. Died and buried
in Sheering, Essex 1883.
- Rachel Mede - Born and christened 1817.
- Rhoda Mede - Born 1819, christened 1820.
- Sampson Mede - Born 1821, christened 1823. Died and
buried in Sheering, 1826.
Mead - Born 1824, christened 1826. Married William Stock
in 1849. Died and buried in Sheering, 1869.
William worked throughout his life as a miller and shopkeeper. When
living in Writtle he worked at Johns Writtle Mill.
When the 1841 census was taken, William was not with the family, he was
at Sheering Mill so had probably already started work for the night.
I have found a burial record for an Elizabeth Mead in Sheering but the
age is a few years out, recorded as 64 years so i can't be sure this is
the correct Elizabeth.
Camillia was christened with that particular spelling but by the later
years of her life this was written as Commelia. Rachel went on to marry
Peter Brown in Sheering in 1837. Presumably Rachel and Peter were the
parents of Deborah Brown seen with the family in the 1851 census. Rhoda
went on to marry William Holgate in Sheering in 1843. William Holgate
was one of the witnesses at Esther's wedding to William Stock (the
other witness being Commelia).