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James MEEK

Male Abt 1815 - 1891  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name James MEEK 
    Born Abt 1815  York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 Oct 1815  York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1841  York St Giles, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census2 1851  York St Giles, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census3 1861  Clifton (near York), Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census4 1871  Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census5 1881  Bishopthorpe and Middlethorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Currier; glass manufacturer; banker; Lord Mayor of York; Alderman; JP 
    Died 10 Jan 1891  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Probate 07 Feb 1891  Principal Registry, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I4586  Mewburn
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 

    Father James MEEK,   b. 12 Feb 1790, Brompton-by-Northallerton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1862, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann PEARSON,   b. 14 Feb 1783, Bramham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan and Mar 1861, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Mar 1813  Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F1493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanor SMITH,   b. Abt 1823, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1874, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1845  York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Ernest Edwin MEEK,   b. Abt 1860, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Phoebe Margaret MEEK,   b. Abt 1853, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Edward MEEK,   b. Abt 1858  [natural]
     4. Edward W MEEK,   b. Abt 1866, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Annie MEEK,   b. Abt 1848, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. James Matthew MEEK,   b. Abt 1846, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. William Alfred MEEK,   b. Abt 1850, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Eleanor Mary P MEEK,   b. Abt 1849, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah KETTLEWELL,   b. Abt 1818,   d. Between Jan and Mar 1840, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Jun 1839  York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alderrman of York 1853, Lord Mayor 1855, 1865 and 1866.

      Knighted in 1869.

      Entry in Cambridge Alumni reads:
      Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, Apr. 11, 1837. Of Yorks. [Only s. of James, Lord Mayor of York. B. there, June 28, 1815.] Left Cambridge to become a partner in his father's commercial firms at York. Chairman of York City and County Banking Company for many years. Lord Mayor of York, 1855-6, 1865-6 and 1866-7. Captain Commandant, 1st West York Rifle Volunteers, 1860. Knighted, at Windsor Castle, July 9, 1869. Married (1) June 20, 1839, Hannah, dau. of John Kettlewell, of Acaster Malbis; (2) May 10, 1845, Eleanor, dau. of Matthew Smith, of Scarborough. Died Jan. 10, 1891, at Cheltenham. (Boase, II. 833; Eagle, XVI. 477.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S236] Baptisms index (PR) England. Collection: England, Births & Baptisms 1538-1975 Transcription, (Name: Findmypast; Location: London, England;), 20 Oct 1815, York, Yorkshire. Batch C10862-1; system England-ODM; film 990867.

      "Holy Trinity Goodramgate with St John Delpike
      James Meek;
      father: James Meek;
      mother: Ann"

    2. [S17] Census returns. 1841. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 06 Jun 1841. York St Giles, Yorkshire.

      "Bootham
      James Meek, 20, currier, born in county
      Esther Drummond, 25, FS, born in county
      Hannah Slater, 15, FS, born in county"


    3. [S16] Census returns. 1851. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2005;), 30 Mar 1851, St Giles, York. ED 6b; piece 2353; folio 229; page 28.

      "Bootham No 9
      James Meek, head, mar, 35, currier (19 men & 1 app), born York., York
      Eleanor Meek, wife mar, 27, born Yorkshire, Scarbro
      James M Meek, son, 5, scholar at home, born Yorkshire, York
      Annie Meek, dau, 3, born Yorkshire, York
      Eleanor M Meek, dau, 2, born Yorkshire, York
      William A. Meek, son, 10m, born Yorkshire, York
      Ann Smith, mother-in-law, mar, 57, wife of shipowner, born Yorkshire, Pickering
      Anne Barker, cousin, U, 23, farmers daughter, born Yorkshire, Stillington
      6 servants"

    4. [S19] Census returns. 1861. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2005;), 07 Apr 1861, Clifton, Yorkshire. ED 4; piece 3544; folio 58, page 15.

      "James Meek, head, mar, 45, Currier emp 20 men & 5 boys; Magistrate, Alderman, Capt Commandanr, born Yorkshire, York
      Eleanor Meek, wife, mar, 37, born Yorkshire, Scarbro
      James Matthew Meek, son, U, 15, scholar, born Yorkshire, York
      Annie Meek, dau, U, 13, scholar, born Yorkshire, York
      Eleanor Mary P Meek, dau, 12, scholar, born Yorkshire, Scarbro
      William Alfred Meek, son, 10, born Yorkshire, York
      Phoebe Margaret Meek, dau, 8, born Yorkshire, York
      Edward Meek, son, 3, born Yorkshire, Clifton
      Ernest Edwin Meek, son, 2, born Yorkshire, Clifton
      Governess and 5 servants"

    5. [S21] Census returns. 1871. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2004;), 07 Apr 1871, Scarborough, Yorkshire. ED 14; piece 4817; folio 113; page 41.

      "1 Crescent
      James Meek, head, mar, 55, Knight, D.L., JP, Alderman of York, Chairman York [?] County Bank and other companies, born Yorkshire, York
      Eleanor Meek, wife, mar, 47, born Yorkshire, Scarbro
      Eleanor M Meek, dau, U, 22, born Yorkshire, Scarbro
      Phoebe M Meek, dau, U, 18, born Yorkshire, York
      Ernest E Meek, son, 11, scholar, born Yorkshire, York
      Edward W Meek, son, 5, born Yorkshire, Scarbro
      8 servants"

    6. [S18] Census returns. 1881. England, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2004;), 03 Apr 1881, Bishopthorpe and Middlethorpe, Yorkshire. ED 19; piece 4721; folio 121; page 22.

      "Middlethorpe Lodge
      James Meek, head, wid, 65, Knight, Deputy Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire, Alderman and banker, born Yorkshire, York
      Phoebe M Meek, dau, 28, born Yorkshire, York
      Edward, son, U, 23, bankers clerk, born Yorkshire, Clifton
      Charlotte B, grand-dau, 7, born Yorkshire, Darlenton
      Mabel E Meek, grand-dau, 4, born Yorkshire, Darlenton
      Evelyn P meek, grand-dau, 2, born Yorkshire, Darlenton
      6 servants"

    7. [S40] Deaths index (CR) England. Collection: England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915, (Name: FreeBMD;), Jan-Mar 1891. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Vol. 6a; page 329.

      "Meek, James; age 75"

    8. [S42] Testamentary records. England. Collection: England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.; Location: Provo, Utah, USA; Date: 2010;), 07 Feb 1891, Principal Registry.

      "Meek, Sir James Knt. Personal estate £16,714 19s 6d. Resworn April 1891 £16, 804 12s 6d.
      The Will of Sir James Meek late of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester Knight who died 10 January 1891 at Cheltenham was proved at the Principal Registry by James Matthew Meek of 2 Nelson-terrace Coatham in the County of York Solicitor and William Alfred Meek of the Temple in the City of London Barrister-at-Law the Sons the Executors"

    9. [S37] Marriages index (PR) England. Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973, (Name: Intellectual Reserve Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA;), 25 Mar 1813, Tadcaster, Yorkshire. Batch M07190-1; system England-ODM; film 0918356/7.

      "James Meek;
      spouse: Ann Pearson"

    10. [S37] Marriages index (PR) England. Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973, (Name: Intellectual Reserve Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA;), 30 Apr 1845, York, Yorkshire. Batch I03470-7; system England-EASy; film 1470408.

      "James Meek; age 29;
      spouse: Eleanor Smith; age 21"

    11. [S37] Marriages index (PR) England. Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973, (Name: Intellectual Reserve Inc; Location: Provo, Utah, USA;), 19 Jun 1839, York, Yorkshire. Batch I03812-4; system England-EASy; film 1469906.

      "James Meek; age 23;
      spouse: Hannah Kettlewell; age 21"