John Meredith

Male 1794 - 1867


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  • Name  John Meredith  [1
    Born  16 May 1794  probably, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Dec 1867  Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Limehouse Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Limehouse, Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • John settled on lot 23, con. 6, Esquesing Twp. on the north side of the village of Limehouse before the township was surveyed. There was a "Lime Kiln" on his property. John served with the 4th Lincoln Regiment in the War of 1812. He was at the Battle of Queenston Heights and saw General Brock fall.

      Son of UEL - Order in Council Land Grant December 16, 1815 - Patent dated March 13, 1822 Lot 23 Concession 6 Esquesing Township, 200 acres; Private, Flank Company, 4th Regiment Lincoln Militia, War of 1812, Location Ticket for E Lot 23, Concession 5 Esquesing Township, 100 acres - did not keep land settlement duties performed by John Snyder and David Coventry; July 5, 1832 for the sum of 2 pounds 10 shillings sold two acres of land to the Second Presbyterian Congregation of Esquesing for the purpose of a Church and burial ground; other pieces of land have been owned by Toronto Guelph Railway Company, Toronto Lime Company Limited (Canada Gypsum and Alabastrine Limited); lime kilns are still located on the property and are considered part of the local history of the area; north half of the Village of Limehouse is built on John's original land grant; land passed to Charles (eldest son) - born January 23, 1823, died 1899/1900 married to Susannah (Suzanna) Hardaker born 1833 died 1851; both buried at Limehouse Presbyterian Church; property (108 acres) passed to Albert died 1934 (youngest son) who married Elmira Edge; raised Charles Edgar, Aleda, William Howard, Albert Gordon, Anna - property mortgaged to Canadian Farm Loan Board by Charles Edgar and other family members on August 15, 1935 for the sum of $2,700.00 (to replace original barn which had burned down), mortgage foreclosed September 1939 and farm was sold to Glenn Edwards Kinnard for $3,000.00 - property was in the Meredith family for 107 years. [2]
    Person ID  I25544  Bryant
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2003 

    Father  Charles Meredith,   b. Abt 1761, probably, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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  [3
    Family ID  F2034  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne Bush,   b. 29 Jun 1800, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Limehouse, Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jul 1820  probably, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F2061  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1794 - probably, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jul 1820 - probably, Grimsby, Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1867 - Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Limehouse Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Limehouse, Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Meredith-Bush, Linser, Jan, (10 May 1997).

    2. [S344] Merediths, Squire, Barb, (16 NOV 2002).

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


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