Joseph Meek of Ruardean (Parish Records)

by imarlb, Sunday, March 09, 2014, 18:05 (2507 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Thanks for this. It would seem to confirm that Francis MEEK was a witness at family weddings rather than a regular witness to any marriage. Also, if this is the Francis of the 1781 will, then he was Joseph's Uncle and John's brother.

I notice that Ann (nee HARRIS) was buried in 1803 (wife of Joseph). So does it seem likely that Joseph lasted a further 16 years? Or more likely succumbed to black lung or similar only a couple of years later in 1805.

Abandoning the 1819 burial of the shoemaker, does make the rest of the scenario fit better. But it's all circumstantial at best.

I think I'm going to go with the new information but leave copious notes about other possibilities. If it's incorrect, somebody might sort things out one day.

Thanks to all,

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