Charles Meredith

Male Abt 1761 - 1816


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  • Name  Charles Meredith  [1
    Born  Abt 1761  probably, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace is not known for sure. Charles may have been born in Pennsylvania or North Carolina. North Carolina seems best supported by the evidence. Daughter Deborah, in the 1880 census, gives Maryland as the place of birth for her father.
    • Parentage is NOT proven to be John MEREDITH.
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1783  Keswick, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  1816  Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  United Churchyard, Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Muster Roll of Capt. Eli BRANSON's Company of Independent North Carolina Volunteers Attached to the New York Volunteers from 25 August 1783 to ye 24 of October following-
      Captain Eli BRANSON
      Lieutenant Samuel JONES
      Ensign John BLOXHAM Absent with leave
      William BRYAN
      Moses STARN
      William WHITWORTH
      Charles MEREDITH
      Philip HENRY
      Thomas FRANKLIN

      Charles received a land grant in York, NB
      MEREDITH, Charles
      Volume: B
      Page: 41
      Grant: 106
      Place/Parish: St. John River
      County: York County
      Date: 1787/02/20
      Accompanying plan: No
      Acreage: 200
      Microfilm: F16302
      Comments: New York Volunteers

      Esther Clark Wright's "The Loyalists of New Brunswick" listing of the loyalists, did note one Charles Meredith who was in the NCV (North Carolina Volunteers) attached with the New York Volunteers. He settled in Keswick.

      Charles received land in Grimsby Township in 1794. Lot 7 con: 10, Date ID 1, Issue Date 1794 1212, Trans Type: FG, Archival Reference RG Series: MF Ms81, Vol. 050 page 055. He is listed in the Sons and Daughters of American Loyalists as being born in Pennsylvania. Charles' son William told the census takers that his father was born in North Carolina. Charles was probably a Methodist. He was one of the early Loyalists to settle in South Grimsby Township, which qualified him and each member of his family for a Land Grant. His name is on the first map on Lots 7-9 conc. IX near Smithville.

      In October 1797, Charles signed a letter addressed to D. W. Smith, Acting Surveyor General complaining that the survey of Gainsborough and Grimsby townships wasn't carried out as instructed by a law of 1794. This letter was signed by the following (among others):
      Charles Murredeth, Jonathan Griffin, Solomon Hill, Smith Griffin, Nathaniel Griffin, Isa Griffin, Stephen Roy, Hooks Roy, Abraham Griffin, et al.
      !West Lincoln: Our Links From the Past 1784-1984: 1985, West Lincoln Historical Society.

      Charles served on the Township Council in 1798 and thereafter until 1815, when it may be assumed that he died. He was overseer of Roads in 1798. In 1803 and 1815 Charles was again listed as an overseer of Roads. According to a family historian he was buried at Smithville with members of his family but only one stone inscribed with the Meredith name yet stands in the United Church yard there, and it bears the inscription Abraham Meredith, 1800-1882, Susan, wife of, 1811-1888.

      Sons and Daughters of American Loyalists book refers to Charles and his family as being from Grimsby, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Annals of The Forty, No. 6, Loyalist and Pioneer Families of West Lincoln 1783-1833, compiled by R. Jane Powell also include information about Charles.
    Person ID  I25462  Bryant
    Last Modified  13 Aug 2007 

    Father  John Meredith,   b. 19 Apr 1731, New Radnor, Radnor, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2035  Group Sheet

    Family  Miriam Griffin,   b. 15 Apr 1765, Coeymans Twp, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1856, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 May 1793  Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Meredith,   b. 16 May 1794, probably, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1867, Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Meredith,   b. Abt 1796, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Meredith,   b. 27 Feb 1798, South Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1869, Carmel, Garafraxa, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Abraham Meredith,   b. 24 Apr 1800, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1882, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ann Meredith,   b. 04 Dec 1804, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1880, Brookfield, Renville Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Meredith,   b. Abt 1805, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1891, probably, Austin Twp, Sanilac Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jesse Meredith,   b. 1807, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Sanilac Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Deborah Meredith,   b. 1809, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880
     9. Elizabeth Meredith,   b. 1810, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1881, probably, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Bethia Meredith,   b. Abt 1811, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2034  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1761 - probably, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1783 - Keswick, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 May 1793 - Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1816 - Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - United Churchyard, Smithville, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Meredith-Griffin, Linser, Jan, (10 May 1997).

    2. [S180] More Notices, Methodist Papers, McKenzie, Rev. Donald A., (Hunterdon House, Lambertville, NJ, 1986), p.300.


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