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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] (The date of birth agrees with the birthday list written by Charles' great grandson-in-law. [2])

1808 Mary Ann Marshall was baptised by her parents Jno. Jos. and Eliz. in St. Anne Parish, Soho, Middlesex County, England. [3]

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(?)" [4] Their banns had been published the previous three Sundays. [5]

1827 Eleanor Meakins, daughter of Charles William and Mary Ann Meakins, was born on September 25 and baptized on October 14 at St. Anne Soho, Westminster, Middlesex, England. Charles' profession was listed as licenced vitualler, and the residence of the family was St Giles. [6][7][8][9]

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. [10]

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. [11]

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. [12]

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. [13]

1841 In the census of England, 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 born in Middlesex County. 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. [14][15]

1851 C. W. Meakins was listed as the 3rd vice-president of the Mechanics' Institute in Montreal, Quebec in the Quebec Directory (page 33) [16]. 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." [17]

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." [18][19] "75 Reed & Meakins, Montreal, Planks of birch, cherry, pine, bird's eye and curled maples, and butternut." [20][21]

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 [22].

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.

1863 Meakins & Sons, Hamilton, was recognized for Best Brushes, an assortment, Alfred Green, Hamilton, Diploma and $6 [23]

1864 C. W. Meakins was a delegate from Hamilton to the Board of Arts and Manufactures for Upper Canada. [24]

1871 Census 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. [25] George H. Meakins on the same page in the same location was listed as a machinist.

c 1875 Mary Ann and Charles William Meakins had portrait photographs made.

Charles William Meakins

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. [26][27] An obituary in the The Globe, Toronto, states, [28]

Hamilton News.
(From our own Correspondent.)
Hamilton, May 3. ...
Sudden Death of Mr. C. W. Meakins
Last evening about 8 o'clock Mr. Charles W. Meakins, an aged and highly respectable resident of this city for the last twenty-four years, died suddenly at his residence from an apoplectic attack, to which he was subject. The deceased was born May 17, 1806, in Camden town, London, whence he emigrated to Montreal in 1840. He carried on a large cabinet business there for some years, and in 1853 came to Hamilton, where he carried on the cabinet and brush-making business; but during the last sixteen years he confined himself to the latter branch of industry. Mr. Meakins has served as alderman and school trustee. He was active in every enterprise having for its object the prosperity and welfare of the city. His death is very generally regretted; and he leaves a widow and five sons and daughters, with numerous grand-children and great grand-children.

His funeral was held on May 5. [29]

Hamilton News.
(From our own Correspondent.)
Hamilton, May 5. ...
Funeral of Ex-Alderman Meakins.
The funeral of the late Mr. Meakins took place this afternoon. THe City Council, and the Board of Education, of which deceased was at one time a member, attended in body.

1881 In the census of Canada, Mary Meakins, age 73, lived in Ward 1, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario. She was a widow and was born in England. 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. [30][31]


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] Family Document, Birthday List written by E.G. Schafer.

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

[4] London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of marriages, P89/MRY1, Item 196, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, image 88, [Ancestry_Image].

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

[6] City of Westminster Archives Centre, STA/PR/1/6, St Anne, Soho, Parish Registers, Baptisms, 2 May 1827-11 Jun 1837, p. 28 , [FindMyPast_Image].

[7] London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster St Anne Soho, Middlesex, England, Transcript of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, Jan 1827-Dec 1827, DL/T/087/049, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, Mary Ann's name was mistakenly copied as Sarah Ann in the Bishop's transcript, [Ancestry_Image].

[8] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 918607].

[9] England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 918607].

[10] London Metropolitan Archives, St Pancras, Register of Baptisms, Jun 1828-Jul 1830, p90/pan1/016, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, image 64, [Ancestry_Image].

[11] London Metropolitan Archives, St Pancras, Register of Baptisms, May 1832-Feb 1834, p90/pan1/018, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, image 4, [Ancestry_Image].

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

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

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

[15] England and Wales Census, 1841, [FamilySearch_Record].

[16] Listing for the Mechanic's Institute, [URL].

[17] 1851 Montreal Canada Directory, [URL].

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

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

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

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

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

[23] The Journal of the Board of Arts and Manufactures for Upper Canada, 4 (1864), 332, [HathiTrust].

[24] The Journal of the Board of Arts and Manufactures for Upper Canada, 4 (1864), ii, [HathiTrust].

[25] John Lovell, [Canadian] Dominion and Provincial Directories for 1871 (1871), 388, [Internet_Archive].

[26] Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947, Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 17, image 26, the age appears to be overestimated by a year, [Ancestry_Image].

[27] Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1853222].

[28] ProQuest Historical Newspapers, document id 1552996006, The Globe (1844-1936) [Toronto, Ont] 4 May 1877: 4, [ProQuest(UM)], [ProQuest].

[29] ProQuest Historical Newspapers, document id 1552970682, The Globe (1844-1936) [Toronto, Ont] 7 May 1877: 1, [ProQuest(UM)], [ProQuest].

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

[31] Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1853238].


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