Henry Meeks [1840 - 1897]

[1840 - 1897] MFMMF

Born: 1 November 1840

Birth Certificate:

Registration DistrictSaint Neots
in the Sub-District ofSaint Neots
in the County ofHuntingdon, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
When and where born1 November 1840, Tetworth
NameHenry
SexBoy
Name of Father Charles Meeks
Name of Mother Mary Merrington Meeks, formerly Jakins
Profession of FatherLabourer
InformantCharles Meeks X, Father, Tetworth
When Registered9 December 1840

Father: Charles Meeks

Mother: Mary Merrington Jakins

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5-generation pedigree

Siblings:

  1. Edith Meeks [1st qtr 1839 St Neots RD -] married 2nd qtr 1860 St Neots RD William Cade [1836 -]
    1. Harry Arthur Cade [4th qtr 1860 Caxton RD -] married 1st qtr 1888 Caxton RD Matilda Titmus [1863 -]
      1. Edith Cade [2nd qtr 1889 Caxton RD - 2nd qtr 1901 Hunslett RD]
      2. Reuben Cade [15 August 1889 Caxton RD -] married 1st qtr 1920 Biggleswade RD Ivy S Ladds [24 January 1892 -]
        1. John L Cade [2nd qtr 1924 Caxton RD -]
        2. Elizabeth R L Cade [4 July 1926 -] married 3rd qtr 1979 Aylesbury RD John C Budd
        3. Dorothy O M Cade [13 October 1934 -] married 2nd qtr 1956 Cambridge RD Basil Seymour
          Church Farm, Gamlingay CAM: RG101/6325H sn36 {1939 [Reuben, Ivy, Elizabeth and Dorothy, and 2 closed entries]}
      3. Ebenezer Cade [1st qtr 1891 Caxton RD -]
      4. John Cade [22 April 1892 Caxton RD -] married 4th qtr 1916 Caxton RD Dorothy M Hill [8 July 1896 -]
        1. Harry R H Cade [1st qtr 1920 Caxton RD -]
        2. Josephine A Cade [12nd qtr 1931 Caxton RD -]
          Everton Heath CAM: RG101/6325G sn182 {1939 [John and Dorothy, 1 closed entry, and Lizzie Peck born 2 October 1872]}
      5. Mark Cade [1st qtr 1896 Caxton RD -]
        Dutters End, Gamlingay: RG13/1520 f60 p22 {1901}
        Gamlingay CAM: RG14/9032 sn84 {1911 [Harry (widower), his 5 children, all surviving, his sister Susan Cade, and widowed father William]}
    2. Jonathan Cade [3rd qtr 1862 Caxton RD - 1st qtr 1923 Caxton RD] married 1st qtr 1894 Leeds RD Martha Blakey Atkinson [4th qtr 1858 Leeds RD - 4th qtr 1913 Caxton RD]
      1. Edith Cade [1st qtr 1895 Leeds RD - 2nd qtr 1901 Hunslet RD]
      2. Robert Cade [23 April 1899 Hunslet RD -]
          Cinques Road, Gamlingay CAM: RG101/6325G sn96 {1939 [Robert, and Emily Cade, widow. No closed entries]}
        Hunslet LAN: RG13/4194 f11 p13 {1901}
        Cinques Rd, Gamlingay CAM: RG14/9031 sn183 {1911 [2 children, 1 surviving]}
      Jonathan Cade married 4th qtr 1921 Caxton RD Emily Currington [30 November 1882 - 1st qtr 1969 Cambridge RD]
    3. Louisa Cade [22 May 1866 Caxton RD -] married 4th qtr 1904 Caxton RD William Edward Norman [10 May 1877 Caxton RD -]
      1. Joseph Cade [1893 Gamlingay -]
      2. Edith Norman [3rd qtr 1906 Caxton RD -]
      3. Vina Phyllis S A Norman [9 January 1910 Gamlingay CAM - 2nd qtr 1989 Biggleswade RD] married 4th qtr 1935 Cambridge RD William King [8 Apr 1904 Biggleswade RD -]
        1. Bryan R King [3rd qtr 1937 Cambridge RD - 3rd qtr 1938 Bromley RD]
        2. Kathleen M King [1st qtr 1940 Biggleswade RD -]
          4 Newtown, Biggleswade BDF: RG101/2005E sn44 {1939 [William and Vina, no closed entries]}
        Heath Road, Gamlingay CAM: RG14/9031 sn50 {1911 [2 children to marriage, both surviving]}
        Havelock Cottages, Green End, Gamlingay CAM: RG101/6325G sn50 {1939 [William and Louisa, and 1 closed entry]}
    4. Edward Cade [1st qtr 1872 Caxton RD -]
    5. Susan Cade [9 October 1876 Caxton RD -]
        Church (Cotta?)ge, Gamlingay: RG101/6325H sn84 {1939 [Susan (single) and Elizabeth Buck widow born 20 October 1854. No closed entries]}
      Dutton Road, Gamlingay: RG10/1576 f95 p28 {1871}
      Dutter End, Gamlingay: RG11/1655 f53 p23 {1881}
  2.   Henry Meeks [1840 - 4th qtr 1897 Caxton RD]
  3. Edward Jonas Meeks [4th qtr 1842 St Neots RD - ] married 4th qtr 1866 St Neots RD Martha Smith [1841 -]
    1. Emily Meeks [3rd qtr 1869 St Neots RD -] married 1st qtr 1892 Bedford RD William Benson [1864 -]
      1. William John Benson [1893 -]
        57 Cauldwell Street, Bedford BDF: RG13/1492 f13 p18 {1901}
    2. Rhoda Meeks [4th qtr 1873 St Neots RD -]
    3. Henry Meeks [3rd qtr 1876 St Neots RD -]
    4. Edith Ellen Meeks [1st qtr 1876 St Neots RD -]
    5. Elizabeth Meeks [3rd qtr 1878 St Neots RD -]
    6. William Henry Meeks [2nd qtr 1880 St Neots RD - KIA 25 October 1914 Flanders] married 3 July 1911 Emmanuel Parish Church, Islington Elizabeth Emma Blunden [31 December 1878 - 2nd qtr 1977 Bedford RD]
      1. Elsie R Meeks [22 August 1912 - 2nd qtr 1983 Nottingham RD] married 3rd qtr 1938 Bedford RD Leonard James M Norton [18 December 1913 - 1st qtr 1998 Lichfield RD]
        1. Michael J W Norton [1st qtr 1942 Bedford RD -]
        2. Richard W Norton [1st qtr 1946 Bedford RD -]
      2. Kathleen M Meeks [1st qtr 1914 Islington RD -]
    7. Harry Meeks [1886 - 4th qtr 1933 Caxton RD]
      Cottage, Tetworth: RG11/1611 f133 p8 {1881}
      Tetworth, HUN: RG12/1242 f206 p3 {1891}
  4. Jesse Meeks [3rd qtr 1844 St Neots RD - 2nd qtr 1893 St Neots RD] married 1st qtr 1866 St Neots RD Dinah Sewell [1844 -]
    1. Walter Meeks [14 April 1868 Gamlingay Links CAM - 3rd qtr 1958 St Neots RD] married 1st qtr 1890 Caxton RD Catherine Baxter [1873 -]
      1. Charles Arthur Meeks [23 March 1890 Caxton RD - 1st qtr 1968 St Neots RD] married 1st qtr 1920 Nottingham RD Helena Halladay [3 December 1894 -]
        1. Charles D Meeks [1st qtr 1924 Caxton RD -]
          8 Southview, St Neots HUN: RG101/6360E sn69 {1939 [Charles and Helena, and 1 closed entry]}
      2. Violet Ann Meeks [16 September 1891 Caxton RD -] married 4th qtr 1916 Caxton RD Arthur Currington [1st qtr 1890 St Neots RD - 1st qtr 1929 St Neots RD]
        Violet Ann Currington married 3rd qtr 1935 St Neots RD Robert Aubrey Surkitt [29 November 1905 -]
          New Lealand Cottages, Yelling: RG101/6360E sn61 {1939 [Robert, Violet, 1 closed entry, and Violet's brother Reginald Jesse Meeks]}
      3. William Walter Meeks [1st qtr 1894 Caxton RD - 3rd qtr 1903 Caxton RD]
      4. Arthur George Meeks [18 January 1896 Caxton RD -] married 4th qtr 1925 Caxton RD Margaret Brown [6 Apr 1899 -]
        1. Miriam C B Meeks [2 Jul 1931 -] married 3rd qtr 1951 St Neots RD Donald R Church
          Brook Farm House, St Neots HUN: RG101/6360E sn77 {1939 [no closed entries]}
      5. Walter Percy Meeks [20 May 1898 Caxton RD -] married 2nd qtr 1931 Caxton RD Vera Brand [28 August 1909 -]
        1. Geoffrey W Meeks [3rd qtr 1931 Caxton RD -]
        2. Beryl D Meeks [3rd qtr 1934 Caxton RD -]
          Papley Grove, Eltisley CAM: RG101/6314D sn80 {1939 [Walter P and Vera, 2 closed entries, and his father Walter]}
      6. Harold Victor Meeks [17 January 1901 Yelling HUN -] married 1st qtr 1924 St Neots RD Hilda Lydia Topham [17 February 1904 -]
        1. Raymond D Meeks [2nd qtr 1927 St Neots RD -]
          Hollow Farm Cottages, Toseland Road, St Neots: RG101/6360E sn2 {1939 [Harold and Hilda, and 1 closed entry]}
      7. Stanley Meeks [10 May 1903 Caxton RD -] married 4th qtr 1935 St Albans RD Olga Irene Giles [26 June 1909 Pontypridd RD -]
        1. Rene H Meeks [1st qtr 1938 Barnet RD -]
          Rabley Cottage, Ridge, Eltisley HRT: RG101/1201B sn28 {1939 [Stanley and Olga (listed as Irene O), and 1 closed entry]}
      8. Reginald Jesse Meeks [26 October 1910 Yelling HUN -]
          living with sister Violet Ann Surkitt in 1939
        Main Road, Yelling HUN: RG12/1276 f21 p9 {1891}
        New Tealand, Yelling: RG13/1520 f20 p7 {1901}
        Yelling, St Neots HUN: RG14/9029 sn48 {1911 [8 children to marriage, 7 surviving, all 7 living in the household]}
    2. Charles Meeks [22 August 1871 Waresley HUN -] married 3rd qtr 1903 Wandsworth RD Frances Sarah Spreadbury [4 May 1873 Wandsworth RD -]
      1. Charles Godwin Meeks [25 November 1905 Woolwich RD -]
        "Farranto", Bickley Park, Bromley KEN: RG12/630 f35 p24 {1891 [footman to Lawrence E Chalmers]}
        42 Kinveachy Gardens, Old Charlton, KEN: RG14/2844 sn355 {1911 [one child to the marriage, surviving]}, RG101/165I sn220 {1939 [Charles sr, Frances, and Charles jr. No closed entries]}
    3. William Meeks [1874 Eaton Socon CAM -]
    4. Alice Meeks [1878 Eaton Socon CAM -]
    5. George Meeks [1880 Eltisley CAM -]
      Cottage, Waresley HUN: RG10/1534 f120 p3 {1871 [Jessie, Dinah and Walter]}
      Game Keepers House, Yelling HUN: RG11/1656 f111 p3 {1881}
    Jesse Meeks married 1st qtr 1883 Caxton RD Ann Baxter [1850 - 1st qtr 1912 Caxton RD] Mother of Catherine (above)
    1. George Baxter [1875 -]
    2. Ethel Baxter [1881 -]
    3. Lily Meeks [1884 Yelling -] married 4th qtr 1911 Caxton RD Arthur Currington
      1. Haddon A Currington [7 April 1919 Caxton RD - 1st qtr 1971 Cambridge RD] maried 4th qtr 1945 Northumberland South RD Bertha E Napier
        1. Vivian A Currington
        2. Shirley E Currington
        Eaton Socon: RG14/8818 sn146 {1911 [Lily, a cook in the household of Emmeline Wilkinson ]}
    4. Mary Meeks [1st qtr 1885 Caxton RD -]
    5. James Meeks [1888 Yelling -]
    6. Jesse Meeks [1890 Yelling - 3rd qtr 1928 Caxton RD]
    7. Edith Meeks [1893 Buckden HUN - 2nd qtr 1920 Caxton RD]
      Keepers House, Yelling HUN: RG12/1276 f22 p11 {1891}
      Main Street, Yelling: RG13/1520 f18 p3 {1901 [Ann (widow), Lily, Mary, James, Jesse, and Edith]}
      Yelling, St Neots: RG14/9029 sn19 {1911 [Ann, James, and Jesse Meeks, and George Baxter. 12 children born to marriage, 8 surviving]}
  5. Charles Meeks [4th qtr 1846 St Neots RD - ] married 4th qtr 1872 St Neots RD Mary Cade [1846 -]
  6. Edmund Meeks [1st qtr 1849 St Neots RD - ] married 1st qtr 1874 Prescott RD Miriam Daniels [1856 Biggleswade -]
    1. Harry Hankin Meeks [5 July 1879 Birch LAN -] married 4th qtr 1910 Chorlton RD Annie Sharples [28 September 1888 Manchester LAN -]
      1. Annie M Meeks [4 March 1912 Chorlton RD -] married 3rd qtr 1932 Manchester South RD Robert Barlow [22 November 1906 -]
        1. Michael H Barlow [1st qtr 1937 Manchester South RD -]
        2. Anne M Barlow [2nd qtr 1940 Manchester RD -]
        3. Margaret C Barlow [1st qtr 1947 Manchester RD -]
          49 Thelwall Avenue, Manchester LAN: RG101/4450D sn182 {1939 [Annie and Robert, and 1 closed entry]}
        85 Middleton St, Moss Side, Manchester: RG14/23927 sn281 {1911 [Harry and Annie, her mother Hannah Sharples and sister Florence Amy Sharples]}
        47 Thelwall Avenue, Manchester LAN: RG101/4450D sn181 {1939 [Harry and Annie, and Hannah Sharples. No closed entries]}
    2. Lizzie Hankin Meeks [23 October 1881 Prescot RD - 4th qtr 1961 Warrington RD] married 4th qtr 1900 West Derby RD Samuel Yates [1878 Croft LAN -]
      1. Harry Stanley Yates [29 April 1901 Croft LAN - 3rd qtr 1940 Gloucester City RD]
          Locking Farm, Locking SOM: RG101/7057J sn203 {1939 [Harry, married, an Air Traffic Control Officer. No closed entries]}
      2. Robert Arthur Yates [15 November 1903 Croft LAN -]
      3. James Clifford Yates [9 December 1907 Southwold-with-Croft LAN -] married 3rd qtr 1938 Warrington RD Winifred Jones [19 July 1905 -]
          12 Chester Road, Runcorn CHS: RG101/4102I sn226 {1939 [James and Winifred, no closed entries]}
      4. John Edman Yates [3 December 1909 Southwold-with-Croft LAN - 2nd qtr 1920 Lancaster RD]
      5. Frank W Yates [6 Aug 1911 Warrington RD -] married 3rd qtr 1936 Newton RD Mary C Jones [30 October 1909 -]
          17 Whitley Avenue, Warrington LAN: RG101/4663F sn295 {1939 [Frank and Mary, 1 closed entry, and Lizzie Yates (widow)]}
        Jacques Houses, Croft LAN: RG13/3576 f41 p4 {1901}
        Orford, Warrington LAN: RG1423120 sn/52 {1911 [4 children to marriage, all surviving]
    3. Frank Meeks [23 October 1887 Birch LAN - 1 May 1957 Winwick LAN] married 27 December 1916 Headington RD Florence Bickley [24 November 1888 - 15 September 1958 Winwick LAN]
      1. Edmund H Meeks [3rd qtr 1919 Warrington RD - 2 April 1932 Winwick LAN]
        4 Myddleton Cottage, Warrington: RG101/4959C sn60 {1939 [Frank and Florence, no closed entries]}
    4. Ethel Meeks [1889 Widnes LAN -]
    5. May Florence Meeks [~December 1890 Poulton LAN -]
    6. John Edmund Meeks [1894 Poulton LAN -]
    7. George Herbert Meeks [1895 Croft LAN -]
    8. William Meeks [1897 Croft LAN -]
      Old Workhouse, Bold LAN: RG11/3723 f18 p5 {1881 [Edmund, Miriam, and Harry, and brother William Meeks]}
      Padgett Mead, Poulton LAN: RG12/3082 f7A p9 {1901}
      Padgett Road, Poulton LAN: RG12/3082 f7A p9 Jacques Houses, Southworth with Croft LAN: RG13/3576 f41 p4 {1901}
      Jaynes Cottage, Croft LAN: RG14/23122 sn82 {1911 [12 children to marriage, 9 surviving]}
  7. Mary Ann Meeks [~July 1850 - ]
  8. Elizabeth Meeks [3rd qtr 1853 St Neots RD - ]
  9. George Meeks [4th qtr 1853 St Neots RD - ]
  10. William Meeks [2nd qtr 1856 St Neots RD - 1st qtr 1935 Caxton RD] married 4th qtr 1875 Caxton RD Hannah Dickerson [1856 Gamlingay - 2nd qtr 1924 Caxton RD]
      William was living with his brother Edmund in 1881.
      43 Honey Hill, Gamlingay: RG11/1655 f62 p6 {1881 [Hannah]}
      76 The Horns, Widnes LAN: RG12/3014 f108 p39 {1891 [William and Hannah]}
      76 Derby Road, Widnes: RG13/3513 f20 p31 {1901 [William and Hannah]}
      Gamlingay: RG14/9032 sn137 {1911 [William and Hannah. No children to marriage]}
  11. Eliza M Meeks [3rd qtr 1860 St Neots RD - ]

Married: Elizabeth Sarll, 17 June 1864

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictSt Neots
Solemnized atThe Parish Church
in the Parish ofEverton and Tetworth
in the Counties ofBeford and Hunts
When Married17 June 1864
Name and Surname Henry Meeks X
Age23
ConditionBachelor
Rank or ProfessionLabourer
ResidenceTetworth
Father's NameCharles Meeks
Father's ProfessionLabourer
WitnessesJohn Sarll, Mary Ann Sarll

Children:

  1. Catherine Meeks
  2. Louisa Meeks
  3. George Meeks
  4. Mark Meeks

Died: 17 November 1897, Gamlingay

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictCaxton
in the Sub-District ofCaxton
in the Counties ofCambridge and Huntingdon
When and where died17 November 1897, Gamlingay Cambs
Name and SurnameHenry Meeks
SexMale
Age57 years
OccupationMarket Gardener
Cause of deathCut his throat with a knife while of unsound mind
InformantCertificate received from A. J. Lyon, Coroner for Cambridgeshire. Inquest held 18 November 1897
When Registered21 November 1897

gravestone
The burial is not listed in the Parish Register, so may have been a Nonconformist ceremony.

Newspapers:

The Cambridge Chronicle and University Journal Bedfordshire Times and Independent

SUICIDE AT GAMLINGAY

A sad case of suicide occurred at Gamlingay Sinks on Wednesday evening. Mr. Henry Meeks had lately left Gamlingay Sinks to go to live at Manor Farm, Gamlingay, which he had taken in succession to Mr. John Gray. The change from a smaller holding to a large one with its increased responsibility seemed to have unhinged his mind. For some time past he has been very strange in his ways and has been watched and carefully looked over. A few days ago he went back to his old house at the Sinks, where his eldest son, George, had lately married and settled, and stated he was going to stay there and would not go back to Manor Farm again. On Wednesday evening his son had considerable trouble with him and had a man or two to watch him. They got him into the house but he stated directly afterwards that he wished to go to an out-building. He had not been there many minutes, when hearing a noise his son burst the door open and found that his father had cut his throat. Dr. Hunter was sent for but could do no good and he soon died from his self-inflicted wounds. How he became possessed of the knife is not known. The doctor thought he had poisoned himself as well. Great sympathy is felt generally for the family and relations. Deceased was an old resident in the parish, honest and straightforward in his dealings and respected by all.

Will:

OfHenry Meeks X of Gamlingay Sinks
Dated10 December 1892
ExecutorsElizabeth Meeks, George Meeks, Mark Meeks
WitnessesH Saunders French, Oliver Papworth
LegaciesAll estate to wife during her life, then to be held in trust for all children.
Children to inherit on attaining 21, or marriage of daughters.
Provision for issue of children dying during the lifetime of Henry Meeks.

Probate: 22 December 1897

Directory:

1875-92: Post Office Cambridgeshire Henry Meeks, shopkeeper, Gamlingay Sinks

Addresses:

1841 - 1851 - 1861Tetworth HUN
1871 - 1875 - 1881 - 1891 - 1897Gamlingay Sinks CAM

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