1808 Mary Ann Marshall was baptised by her parents Jno. Jos. and Eliz. in St. Anne Parish, Soho, Middlesex County, England.  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 Park[e]r(?)"  1830 The family lived on Drummond Street, Middlesex, England in 1830 where Charles was a cabinet maker . 1841 England Census: 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. 1851 C. W. Meakins was listed in Montreal, Quebec in the Quebec Directory for 1851, p 33, comment: Mechanics' institute. ??? Meakins is in the same directory, p 47, comment: Furniture.  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." 1855 Paris Exhibition, Sofa and 2 chairs, Reed and Meakins, Montreal  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.  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 says his cause of death was apoplexy, age 71 years 11 months, occupation manufacturer, religion Episcopal. 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. Footnotes  Pallot's Baptism Index for England: 1780-1837  London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of marriages, P89/MRY1, Item 196. Image at Ancestry.com in the database London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.  St. Pancras Parish register, baptism record of son Jonathan  The Genealogical Research Library, Toronto, 1984.  Canada at the Universal Exhibition of 1855, p. 20  John Lovell, Montreal, 1871, p. 388
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