Sir Reynold Reginald Meade

Male 1536 - 1590  (~ 54 years)


Generations:      Standard    |    Vertical    |    Compact    |    Box    |    Text    |    Ahnentafel    |    Media    |   Map

Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sir Reynold Reginald Meade was born 0___ 1536, Elmdom, Essex, England (son of Thomas Meade, VI, Knight and Joan Wycliff); died 0___ 1590, Elmdom, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 2 Dec 1590

    Notes:

    About Reginald Meade

    Will of Reginald (Reynold) Meade (dated 1589) PROBATUM (Prologue in Latin)

    Memorandum the second: December one thousand five hundred eighty nine and in the two and thirtieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England and Ireland, Defender of the Faith,

    Sir Reynold Meade of Elmdon, in the county of Essex, Gent., being sick in body but perfect in his mind and memory, by word in the presence and hearing of Barbara his wife, Thomas Cloughe clerk of Elmdon aforesaid, Thomas Meade, Richard Meade, John Meade and of Mary wife to the said Thomas, did declare and publish and express his last will and testament to be and stand as if the same had been set down in writing in manner and form, or to the true effect, following that it to say. Emprimis he did commend his soul into the most merciful hand of Almighty God and his body to be buried in the church of Elmdon aforesaid, and concerning all his lands, goods and chattels as he then had he willed, disposed and devised them in manner and form or to the effect following, that is to say he gave and devised to Barbara his wife all his household stuff and movables he then had in his then dwelling house in Elmdon aforesaid, half his keep at Chrishall, and four of his horses, and he willed and devised all the profit and commodities of Elmdonbery farm and of the keepness (?) and the commodities to it unto the said Barbara his wife for and during the term of three years next after his decease to the end and intent that during the said term she do keep and bring up Edward Meade his fourth son, and yearly during the said term at the _____ feast the said Barbara of the farm's profit do content and satisfy unto the Lord thereof the rent due out of the same and also yearly during the said term of three years the said Barbara or her assignee do content and pay the yearly annuity or sum of twenty pounds in good and lawful English money unto John Meade his third son at the feasts of the Annunciation of our Lady Saint Mary the virgin and Saint Michael the Archangel by even and equal portions. And from and after the said three years expire he willed and devised the profit and commodities of the said Elmdonberry farm and keepness and commodities to it unto the said Edward Meade his fourth son for and during the natural life of the said Barbara and from and after her death it then the remainder thereof unto the said John Meade for and during the years then to come in the same. And he devised an annuity or yearly rent of seven pounds of good and lawful English money unto the said Barbara for and during her natural life to be yearly issuing and payable out of the quitrents of the manors of Mounteneys and Dagworths in Elmdon aforesaid at the feasts of the Annunciation of our Lady Saint Mary the virgin and Saint Michael the Archangel by even portions to be paid by the hand of Thomas Meade his son and heir, his heirs or assignees. Item he devised also that the messuage wherein he then dwelt in Elmdon and the lands to it called Coyce (?) and the lands that were Streates and Cosins. All the rest of his free lands in the corn fields of Elmdon being no part of the Manor of Mounteneys and Dagworths; the croft called Pillcroft, the profit of the pigeon house at the Bury, half an acre of wood yearly to be taken out of his fellable wood for her fuel, his free land in Chrishall fields and three acres of crop land called Taylors adjoining to the said messuage unto the said Barbara for and during her natural life. And the said Thomas Meade should surrender the said crop hold accordingly. And he expressed he dealt the more liberally with the said Barbara because she should be good to her children and should not trouble her children. And he then willed from and after her death the said messuage and lands called Crories (?) and of the said Chrishall fields should go and remain unto the said John Meade, his heirs and assignees for ever. And that after the death of the said Barbara the said Cosin Streates and the said other lands being in the cornfields of Elmdon after her decease as is aforesaid (Bury Land excepted) should go and remain unto the said Edward Meade, his heirs and assignees for ever. All and every which legacy and bequest disposed unto the said John he expressed for his better maintenance and preferment in study and learning at the Inns of the Court. Item he willed and devised all the profits of all the woods and grounds of the woods and lands in Chrishall, Chisall magna and Chisall parua which he held of the lease or grant of Mr Penruddof (?) unto the said Thomas Meade and unto Richard Meade his second son and to their assignees to the end and intent that with the same they should well and truly content and satisfy and pay unto Martha Meade, Agnes Meade and Mary Meade his daughters the several sums of one hundred pounds of good and lawful English money within one year next after their several marriages or sooner if his said sons should gain it of the wood sales of the said woods. Item he devised and bequeathed the sum of forty pounds of like English money unto Frances Wise the daughter to the said Reginald and wife of Edward Wise to be paid unto her by the said Thomas Meade and Richard Meade out of the rest of the profit of the said _______ woods and grounds. Item he willed and devised unto the said Thomas Meade all the profit and felling of all the wood belonging to the said Manor Dagworths and Mounteneys to the end and intent by the discretion of the said Thomas he do give one part thereof to Frances Wise daughter of the said Edward and Frances Wise, and the rest of that land he do satisfy unto Barbara Meade daughter of the said Thomas Meade toward her better preferment in marriage. Item he gave and bequeathed all his interest he then had of and in the moiety or half part of the said Manor of Dagworths and Mounteneys which he held by leases of Mr Cutter (?) except certain parcels thereof he had devised to the said Barbara his wife for her life and seven acres thereof called Berry garden unto the said Edward Meade and to his assignees for all the years then to come in the same. Item he willed and bequeathed unto the said Richard four of his plough horses and sufficient corn to sow his lands. Item he gave and devised the other moiety or rest of the said Manors of Dagworths and Mounteneys that he had purchased in fee simple (?) and the Manor place S___ and all other edifices thereunto belonging and all the pastures thereunto adjoining lying severally and the said Bury garden to the said Thomas Meade his heirs and assignees for ever. The rest and remainder of all his goods and chattels whatsoever bequeathed or disposed as the aforesaid he gave and devised unto the said Thomas Meade and Richard Meade his sons and did constitute them the said Thomas and Richard his executors of his said last will and testament, requiring and charging them effectually and truly they should perform the same.

    Probatum etcetera

    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~legends/mead.html#regwill

    Birth:
    Elmdon, is a village and a parish in Saffron Walden district, Essex. The village is near the boundary of Cambridgeshire, it is 3 miles SW by W of Chesterford railway station, and 5 3/4 miles WNW of Saffron Walden

    Died:
    Elmdon, is a village and a parish in Saffron Walden district, Essex. The village is near the boundary of Cambridgeshire, it is 3 miles SW by W of Chesterford railway station, and 5 3/4 miles WNW of Saffron Walden

    Reynold married Barbara Aspeland (~ 1557), (Elmdom, Essex) England. Barbara (daughter of John Aspeland and Joan LNU) was born 0___ 1538, (Elmdom, Essex, England); died 0___ 1588, Ashford, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. John Mead was born 0___ 1560, Speldhurst, Kent, England; died 19 Sep 1657.
    2. Richard Mead was born 0___ 1562, Elmdom, Essex, England; died 0___ 1610, Elmdom, Essex, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Meade, VI, Knight was born 0___ 1510, Clavering, Essex, England (son of Thomas Meade, V and Joan LNU); died 20 May 1585, Great Easton, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    Cambridge University Alumni - 1261-1900
    Barrister of Middle Temple, Counsel for the town of Cambridge, Serjeant at Law 1567, Justice CP 1577
    Education: 1544, Cambridge University.

    end of comment



    It is at this juncture that OurFamilyHistories.org diverges from the other source reported for his antecedents which is http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/c/Buff-Seirup-Bachenheimer/index.html

    Died:
    Stapleford is a village located approximately four miles to the south of Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire, in eastern England on the right hand bank of the River Granta.

    Thomas married Joan Wycliff 0___ 1535. Joan was born ~ 1510. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Joan Wycliff was born ~ 1510.
    Children:
    1. 1. Reynold Reginald Meade was born 0___ 1536, Elmdom, Essex, England; died 0___ 1590, Elmdom, Essex, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Meade, V was born 0___ 1490, Clavering, Essex, England (son of Thomas Meade, IV and Johanna LNU); died 0___ 1557, Great Easton, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1489, Wedmore, Somerset, England

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Clavering is a village and also a parish in north-west Essex in England. The name 'Clavering' means 'place where clover grows'.

    Birth:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Died:
    Great Easton is a small village in Essex, England, which dates from the 12th century. The village has a population of just a few hundred people, one pub, "The Swan", and one church[1], and one Rolls-Royce dealership.

    Thomas married Joan LNU ~ 1519, Wedmore, Somerset, England. Joan was born 0___ 1498, Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1548. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Joan LNU was born 0___ 1498, Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1548.

    Notes:

    Married:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Meade, VI, Knight was born 0___ 1510, Clavering, Essex, England; died 20 May 1585, Great Easton, Essex, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas Meade, IV was born 0___ 1450, Wedmore, Somerset, England (son of Thomas Meade, Knight and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1504, Clavering, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Died:
    Clavering is a village and also a parish in north-west Essex in England. The name 'Clavering' means 'place where clover grows'.

    Thomas married Johanna LNU ~ 1488, Wedmore, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Johanna LNU

    Notes:

    Married:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas Meade, V was born 0___ 1490, Clavering, Essex, England; died 0___ 1557, Great Easton, Essex, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Thomas Meade, KnightThomas Meade, Knight was born 0___ 1410, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (son of Thomas Meade, Jr. and unnamed spouse); died 20 Dec 1475, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Mayor of Bristol
    • Occupation: Sheriff of Bristol, England
    • Also Known As: Thomas Mede

    Notes:

    About Thomas Mede

    Thomas Mede, of St. Mary Redcliffe, was the sheriff of Bristol in 1446. A brass rubbing in Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Parish: St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Inscription: Thomas Mede, thrice mayor (1475) Coat of Arms: Gules a chevron ermine between three trefoils slipped argent. Sir Thomas Mede is probably the father of "Thomas Mede of Somerset" who went to Clavering, Essex, England in about 1470 and died there in 1504. The connection between Sir Thomas Mede of Wraxall, Somerset, and Thomas Mede in Clavering, Essex, England, is based on three pieces of circumstantial evidence.

    First, the names. There were three generations of Thomas Mede(s) in Somerset and five or six generations of Thomas Mede(s) or Meade(s) in Essex, England.

    Second, the coat of arms. Several Meades in Essex, England used the same coat of arms: a chevron ermine bewteen three trefoils slipped argent.

    Third, Clavering. The niece of Thomas Mede of Wraxall, Isabel Mede, married Maurice de Bekeley. Maurice was related to Elizabeth de Berkeley (his father's first cousin), who owned the manor of Clavering, Essex. The manor passed from her to her husband, Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and from him to his son-in-law, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.. Thomas Mede of Clavering moved to Clavering, Essex, in about 1470, dying there in 1504. Possibly he was rewarded with land for supporting the Berkeley family at the Battle of Nibley Green, or for supporting the Earl of Warwick in 1470, or simply to help out a cousin.

    Source Citation

    "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/3MZT-SPZ : accessed 22 August 2012), entry for Thomas (Sir) /Mede/.

    end of biography

    "n 1438 Thomas Mede was elected bailiff of Bristol and in 1452-53 he was the sheriff. After that he apparently concentrated more on business, since he no longer appears in politics. In 1461 Thomas Mede and several others were granted a licence for foregn trade in a ship of less than 800 tuns.

    The tomb of Thomas, Philip, John and Richard Mede and their wives, dated 1475, in St.Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, contains the upper Coat of Arms. The tomb, about 10 ft high by 18 ft by 3 ft, contains in one compartment the effigies of Philip and his wife and in the other a brass of Richard and his two wives. This rectangular brass shows Richard kneeling with his wife, his first wife behind him. Richard's helmet is in front of him leaving his head uncovered and showing his long hair.

    On the left compartment of the the tomb there is a Latin inscription, part of which is missing. The assumed begining is in brackets:[Here lies Thomas Mede and his wife, and Philip Mede son of the] aforesaid Thomas Mede and thrice mayor of the town of Bristol, died the 20th day of December 1475, may God have mercy on their souls. Amen."

    On the right there was once another Latin inscription, which was already obliterated when William Barrett wrote his 18th century history of Bristol. It said:"Here lies John Mede, burgess of the city of Bristol, who died the 17th day of April A.D.1496, and beside him rests Alice his wife, on whose souls may God have mercy."

    Philip Mede's daughter Isabel married Maurice the younger brother of William 2nd Lord Berkeley. He was disinherited for marrying her but later became the 3rd Lord Berkeley. Philip supported the Berkeley family with his men at the last private battle fought on English soil at Nibley Green in 1470. Philip Mede was Mayor of Bristol in 1459, 1462 and 1469.

    Thomas was once the sheriff and once bailiff of Bristol.

    The Meads from Somerset, Bristol, Cambridge, Essex and London are all related, and the Meads from Leicestershire may be, though I don't know how.

    Birth:
    Wedmore is a village and civil parish in the county of Somerset, England. It is situated on raised ground, in the Somerset Levels between the River Axe and River Brue, often called the Isle of Wedmore. It forms part of Sedgemoor district. Map & description for Wedmore...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Occupation:
    three times...

    Died:
    More on St. Mary Redcliffe Church... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary_Redcliffe

    Thomas married unnamed spouse ~ 1449, Wedmore, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  unnamed spouse

    Notes:

    Married:
    Wedmore is a village and civil parish in the county of Somerset, England. It is situated on raised ground, in the Somerset Levels between the River Axe and River Brue, often called the Isle of Wedmore. It forms part of Sedgemoor district. Map & description for Wedmore...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Children:
    1. 8. Thomas Meade, IV was born 0___ 1450, Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1504, Clavering, Essex, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Thomas Meade, Jr. was born 1380-1390, Failand, Wraxall, Somerset, England (son of Thomas atte Meade, II and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1455, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas Mede

    Notes:

    About Thomas Mede

    According to William Barrett in "History and antiquities of the city of Bristol", Thomas Mede of Wraxall is the descendant (probably great grandson) of Nicholas atte Mede (born about 1305), who was assessed for taxes in Somerset in 1327/28. Sir Thomas Mede was his son.

    Source Citation

    "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/3MZT-SPD : accessed 22 August 2012), entry for Thomas /Mede/.

    end of profile

    Thomas Mede (Thomas atte, Thomas atte) was born Abt. 1390 in Fayland, Wraxall, Somerset, and died 1455 in St.Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.

    Thomas Mede was a merchant in Bristol. He was a juror in 1428 and was commissioned to collect taxes in 1429, 1430 and 1436. It is not certain that he was the same person as the Thomas Mede whose will was dated 1454 and was probated in 1455 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC).
    There are a couple of reasons to think he was.

    The will of Thomas atte Mede says he was the rector of the church of Elizabeth in Mundford, Norfolk. He requested a stone in memory of "Thomas atte Mede, once rector of this church, and Agnes his mother." In the PCC records he is called Thomas Mede of St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. At the Bristol end there are references to Sir Thomas Mede. He was not a knight; this was a courtesy title given to a priest. The question remains how a medieval Catholic priest had children.

    In fact, it was not uncommon for a widower to take holy orders. The more famous example of this in Bristol was William Canynges, who was ordained after the deathof his wife.

    Children of Thomas Mede are:
    + 4 i. Thomas Mede, born Abt. 1410; died Abt. 1457 in St.Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.
    + 5 ii. Philip Mede, born Abt. 1415; died 1475 in St.Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.
    + 6 iii.John Mede, born Abt. 1415 in St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol."

    Birth:
    View map of Somerset... http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Somerset_UK_location_map.svg&page=1
    View map and history of Wraxall, Somerset... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wraxall,_Somerset

    Died:
    View map and history of Redcliffe, Bristol... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redcliffe,_Bristol

    Thomas married unnamed spouse ~ 1409, Wedmore, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  unnamed spouse

    Notes:

    Married:
    View map and description of Wedmore... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedmore

    Children:
    1. 16. Thomas Meade, Knight was born 0___ 1410, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; died 20 Dec 1475, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
    2. Philip Mede was born ~ 1415, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; died ~ 1457, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
    3. John Mede was born ~ 1415, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Thomas atte Meade, II was born 0___ 1350, Wraxall, Somerset, England (son of Thomas Atte Mead, I and Margaret Raynes); died (Wraxall, Somerset, England).

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Wraxall is a village in North Somerset in England. The parish of the same name also included Nailsea and Flax Bourton until 1811. View map and history of Wraxall... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wraxall,_Somerset

    Died:
    Wraxall is a village in North Somerset in England. The parish of the same name also included Nailsea and Flax Bourton until 1811. View map and history of Wraxall... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wraxall,_Somerset

    Thomas married unnamed spouse ~ 1379, Wraxall, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  unnamed spouse

    Notes:

    Married:
    Wraxall is a village in North Somerset in England. The parish of the same name also included Nailsea and Flax Bourton until 1811. View map and history of Wraxall... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wraxall,_Somerset

    Children:
    1. 32. Thomas Meade, Jr. was born 1380-1390, Failand, Wraxall, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1455, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  Thomas Atte Mead, I was born 0___ 1330, Bedminster, Somerset, England (son of Nicholas atte Mede and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1397, Bristol, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas Meade
    • Also Known As: Thomas Mede

    Notes:

    About Thomas Atte Mead, I

    According to John Smyth in the Lives of the Berkeleys, the Mede family originated in Failand, Wraxall. This would mean that Thomas was the son of Nicholas atte Mede of Waxall, Somerset, who paid the lay subsidy in 1327.

    1364. Deed (charter of enfeoffment). Thomas Mannyng of Bedminster to Thomas atte Mede (great grandfather of Thomas and Philip Mede of Bristol) of Bedminster all his lands with buildings in the west street of Bedminster which Richard Schapp lately held. To hold to the grantee his heirs and assigns for ever, paying annually one penny at Hockday. Thomas atte Mede has paid 10 marks.

    1377 Order to stay the execution of the king's writ against Ivo Fitzwarin, knight, Thomas Mede and others as at the request of Ralph bishop of Salisbury they were excommunicated, and now they have appealed to the see of Rome from that sentence as being unjust. The like to the sheriff of Somerset and the sheriff of Dorset.

    Source Citation

    "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/3MZT-SPN : accessed 22 August 2012), entry for Thomas Atte /Mede/.

    Thomas — Margaret Raynes. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  Margaret Raynes
    Children:
    1. 64. Thomas atte Meade, II was born 0___ 1350, Wraxall, Somerset, England; died (Wraxall, Somerset, England).