Meredith family tree (Parish Records)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, August 29, 2013, 23:14 (2577 days ago) @ Gizmo at

Hi and welcome to the forum, its great you've already got so far with your tree.

To help others reading your post, I think this is the marriage you mention, from this site's PRs:

Record_ID: 9986
Entry_Number: 210
Year: 1898
Month: Sep
Day: 24
Grooms_Surname: MEREDITH
Grooms_Forenames: John
Grooms_Age: 34
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Tin Worker
Grooms_Residence: The New Road Lydbrook
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: MEREDITH
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Furnaceman
Brides_Surname: JORDAN
Brides_Forenames: Elizabeth
Brides_Age: 26
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: Lydbrook
Brides_Fathers_Surname: JORDAN
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Signature_or_Mark: both sign
Witness_1: George Thomas Jordan
Witness_2: Alice May Lewis
Other_Witnesses: B Meredith Louisa Jordan
Officiating_Minister: H T Hoitt
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P208 IN 1/5
Page_Number: 105
Parish_Chapel: Lydbrook
Soundex_Groom: M633
Soundex_Bride: J635

I think this is your Elizabeth's baptism ?

Record_ID: 107065
Entry_Number: 389
Year: 1872
Month: Apr
Day: 3
Parents_Surname: JORDAN
Child_Forenames: Sarah Elizabeth
Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Mothers_Forenames: [not stated]
Residence: Lydbrook
Occupation: Collier
Officiating_Minister: Mr Causer
Event: Baptism
Register_Reference: D2598 3/3
Page_Number: 49
Parish_Chapel: West Dean Methodist
Soundex: J635

And John, this age & mother's name fits the 1901 Census for Llanelli off Ancestry, I think his marriage PR has a slight transcription error.

Record_ID: 117490
Entry_Number: 451
Year: 1867
Month: Jul
Day: 14
Parents_Surname: MEREDITH
Child_Forenames: John
Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Mothers_Forenames: Ann
Residence: Lydbrook
Occupation: Labourer
Officiating_Minister: Henry T Hoitt
Event: Baptism
Register_Reference: 20811
Page_Number: 57
Parish_Chapel: Lydbrook
Soundex: M633

The 1881 Census is free to view on Ancestry, or in this case from the free Family Search site:

"England and Wales Census, 1881"
Name: John Meredith
Age (Original): 13
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1868
Birthplace: Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Scholar
Address: New Road Hangerberry
Event Place: West Dean (Gloucs), Monmouthshire, England
Record Type: Household
GS Film number: 1342259
Affiliate Publication Number: RG11
Piece/Folio: 5225 / 97
Page Number: 10
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Thomas Meredith M 50 Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England
Wife Ann Meredith F 42 Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England
Daughter Mary Ann Meredith F 17 Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England
Son John Meredith M 13 Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England
Daughter Eliza Meredith F 9 Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England
Son Benjamin Meredith M 6 Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England

As you know the Ancestry free search page shows them in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire by the 1901 Census. Currently that website offers free access to the 1911 Census:

1911 Census for 6 roomed household at 43 Rope Walk Rd, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire

Name Relation to Head Birth Date Age Gender Marital Status Occupation Birth City Birth County Birth Country
John Meredith Head 1871 40 Male Married 13yrs Tin Plate Doubler Lydbrook Gloucester England
Elizabeth Meredith Wife 1872 39 Female Married 13yrs Lydbrook
George Roberts Boarder 1851 60 Male Married 40yrs Steel Marker Labourer Lydbrook Gloucester England
Alfred Roberts Boarder 1891 20 Male Single Steel Worker Labourer Lydbrook Gloucester England
John Meredith Son 1900 11 Male School Llanelly Carmarthenshire Wales
Fred Meredith Son 1902 9 Male School Llanelly Carmarthenshire Wales
Frances Meredith Daughter 1904 7 Female School Llanelly Carmarthenshire Wales
Olive Meredith Daughter 1906 5 Female School Llanelly Carmarthenshire Wales
Horold Meredith Son 1908 3 Male Llanelly Carmarthenshire Wales

I hope this link works for you ?.

I hope this helps your researches, you've certainly found the right site.
atb Jeff

ps Altho we're not in any way related your post interested me as in the 1980s I was an engineering apprentice studying at Cinderford Technical College with David Meredith, son of Stan Meredith who owned the wellknown Lydbrook engineering firm, my brother-in-law served his apprentice with them a few years earlier. My father was from Lydbrook, his father etc were all local colliers. If you carefully search this forum you may find more links to your family and certainly the Lydbrook tin plate works. eg this prior thread has several links to related articles, photos etc
I strongly recommend you read the "Tinplaters of Lydbrook" book that's mentioned in this thread, it has graphic accounts of the tremendously physical yet very skillfull work done by the tinplaters including the "doubler" as mentioned in the 1911 Census.

Good luck with your continued researches !

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