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1806 "Charles William Meakins Son of William Meakins and Sarah Ellener his wife was born May the 25 1806 and Admitted into Christs Flock this 31st of January 1807 At Havering atte Bower." [1]

1808 Mary Ann Marshall was baptised by her parents Jno. Jos. and Eliz. in St. Anne Parish, Soho, Middlesex County, England. [2]

1826 "Charles William Meakins of this parish, bachelor, and Mary Ann Marshall of this parish, spinster, were married in this church by banns this thirtieth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, by me B. Burgess, Curate. This marriage was solemnized between us Charles William Meakins, Mary Ann Marshall in the presence of J Marshall, Wm Geo Parkr(?)" [3] Their banns had been published the previous three Sundays. [4]

1827 Eleanor Meakins was born on September 25 to parents Charles William and Mary Ann Meakins and baptized on October 14 at Saint Anne Soho, Westminster, Middlesex, England. [5][6][7]

1830 Jonathan Marshall Meakins was born on June 12 to parents Charles William and Mary Ann Meakins and bapitzed on June 27 at St Pancras, Middlesex, England.The family lived on Drummond Street, Middlesex, England, and Charles was a cabinet maker. [8]

1832 Charles William Meakins was born on April 6 to parents Charles William and Mary Ann Meakins and baptized on May 13 at St Pancras, Middlesex, England.The family lived on Drummond Street, Middlesex, England, and Charles was a cabinet maker. [9]

1835 "Charles William Meakins, Cabinet Maker, & Mary Anne Marshall his wife had a daughter born on the twenty sixth day of February last & baptized the seventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty five named Eliza Howes by H Essen min'r. CW Meakins Mary Anne Marshall Ant'y Hamilton John Lepine" at the Presbyterian Church St. Gabriel Street, Montreal, Quebec. [10]

1837 "Charles William Meakins, Cabinet Maker, & Mary Ann Marshall his wife had a son born on the eleventh day of June last & bapitized this fourteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven named George Henry by H. Essen min'r. Charles Wm Meakins Mary Anne Marshall George Kelk Anthony Hamilton" at the Presbyterian Church St. Gabriel Street, Montreal, Quebec. [11]

1841 Charles Meakins (age 35), a cabinet maker, with Mary (age 30), Eleanor (age 13), Jonathan (age 11), William (age 9), Eliza (age 6), and George (age 4) were listed in District 2, Camden Town, St Pancras, Middlesex at 67 Prate Street. Mary, Eleanor, Johnathan and William were born in Middlesex County, but Charles, Eliza and George were not. Also in the household were John Williams (age 40), a taylor, Sarah Williams (age 30), and Rebecca Atkins (age 39), a shoe binder, all born in Middlesex County. [12]

1851 C. W. Meakins was listed as the 3rd vice-president of the Mechanics' Institute in Montreal, Quebec in the Quebec Directory (page 33) [13]. Meakins is in the same directory, p 47, comment: Furniture. "REED &. Meakins, 44 Great St. James st. manufacture furniture and cabinetware of all kinds in both ancient and modern style." [14]

1851 London Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, exhibit 115a, Reed and Meakins, Montreal. Chairs, sofas, chiffonnière, and black walnut centre-table. "The set of six chairs are carved in the style of the 14th century, the coverings are worked by the ladies of Montreal, who intend them as a present for Her Majesty. The sofa and chiffonnière are in the same style, the later has the arms of the city of Montreal carved at the back." [15][16] "75 Reed & Meakins, Montreal, Planks of birch, cherry, pine, bird's eye and curled maples, and butternut." [17][18]

1855 Charles Meakins had an exhibit at the Paris Universal Exhibition, listings included Sofa, 2 chairs, chiffonier, another chiffonier, Black walnut centre table, Sofa, Rocking Chair, 6 black walnut chairs, Reed and Meakins, Montreal [19].

1861 Census Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario: C.W. Mekins and his wife Mary lived in a three-story two-family brick home in St. Lawrence district. Charles was a cabinet maker, born in England, age at next birthday 54 and he had $2000 capital invested in business in real and personal estate. Mary was born in England, age at next birthday 42. Two unmarried sons, William, age at next birthday 28, born in England, and Henry, age at next birthday 23, born in U.C. (Upper Canada) were living with them as was their son John, age 30 at next birthday, born in England, and his wife Elizabeth, age 27 at next birthday, and son Charles, age 4 at next birthday, both born in U.C. Henry was a sewing machine maker. There was also a servant Elizabeth age 30 at next birthday and born in U.C. living in the household.

1871Census Index, St. Lawrence Ward ( D ), Hamilton (024), Ontario, Canada: C.W. Meakins, age 64, born in England, brushmaker, religion Protestant (Division 3, page 14, microfilm reel C-9927).

1871 Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871 listed Charles W. Meakins, Jonathan M. Meakins, and Charles W. Meakins, jr. as wholesale brush manufacturers in Hamilton, Barton Township, Wentworth, Ontario. [20] George H. Meakins on the same page in the same location was listed as a machinist.

1875 Mary Ann and Charles William Meakins had portrail photographs made, perhaps about 1875.
Photo Charles William Meakins
Photo Mary Ann Marshall Meakins

1877 Charles William Meakins died on 2 May in Hamilton, Ontario. His death certificate records that his cause of death was apoplexy, his age was 71 years 11 months, his occupation was manufacturer, and his religion was Episcopal. [21]

1881 In the Census of Ward 1, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Mary Meakins, age 73, was a widow. She was born in England, and her religion was Church of England.

1882 Mary Ann (Marshall) Meakins died on 16 October in Hamilton, Ontario. Her death certificate says her cause of death was peritonitis, she was age 74, a widow, born in England, and her religion was Episcopal. [22]

Footnotes:

[1] Havering-atte-Bower, St John the Evangelist, Register of Baptisms 1657-1812, Marriages 1692-1758, and Burials 1671, 1699-1707, 1718-1812, D/P 64/1/3, Essex Record Office, image 19, [Essex_Archives].

[2] Pallot's Baptism Index for England: 1780-1837, [Ancestry_Image].

[3] London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of marriages, P89/MRY1, Item 196, image in London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, [Ancestry_Image].

[4] London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of banns of marriage, P89/MRY1, Item 296, image in London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, [Ancestry_Image].

[5] London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster St Anne Soho, Middlesex, England, Transcript of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1827, DL/T/087/049, in London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, [Ancestry_Image].

[6] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 918607, [FamilySearch_Record].

[7] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 918607, [FamilySearch_Record].

[8] London Metropolitan Archives, St Pancras Old St Pancras, Register of Baptism, p90/pan1, Item 016, in London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, [Ancestry_Image].

[9] London Metropolitan Archives, St Pancras, Register of Baptism, p90/pan1, Item 018, in London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, [Ancestry_Image].

[10] "Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967", Presbyterian Church St Gabriel Street, Monreal, Quebec, [Ancestry_Image].

[11] "Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967", Presbyterian Church St Gabriel Street, Monreal, Quebec, [Ancestry_Image].

[12] England Census, 1841, [Ancestry_Image].

[13] Listing for the Mechanic's Institute, [Link].

[14] 1851 Montreal Canada Directory, [Link].

[15] Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations 1851 Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue, Vol. 2 (London: Spicer Brothers, 1951), 965, [Google Book], [Google Book].

[16] Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations (London: Spicer Brothers, 1951), 965, [Google Book].

[17] Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations 1851 Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue, Vol. 2 (London: Spicer Brothers, 1951), 963, [Google Book], [Google Book].

[18] Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations (London: Spicer Brothers, 1951), 963, [Google Book].

[19] J. C. Tache, Canada at the Universal Exhibition of 1855 (Toronto: John Lovell, 1856), 20, [Google Book].

[20] John Lovell, [Canadian] Dominion and Provincial Directories for 1871 (1871), 388, [Internet Archive].

[21] Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 17, Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, image 26, [Ancestry_Image].

[22] Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 33, image 94, [Ancestry_Image].


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