Sir Thomas Meade, VI, Knight

Male 1510 - 1585  (~ 75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sir 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.

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    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]

    Children:
    1. Reynold Reginald Meade was born 0___ 1536, Elmdom, Essex, England; died 0___ 1590, Elmdom, Essex, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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. 3.  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. 1. Thomas Meade, VI, Knight was born 0___ 1510, Clavering, Essex, England; died 20 May 1585, Great Easton, Essex, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  Johanna LNU

    Notes:

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

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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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/.

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    "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. 9.  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. 4. Thomas Meade, IV was born 0___ 1450, Wedmore, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1504, Clavering, Essex, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  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/.

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    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. 17.  unnamed spouse

    Notes:

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

    Children:
    1. 8. 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: 6

  1. 32.  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. 33.  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. 16. Thomas Meade, Jr. was born 1380-1390, Failand, Wraxall, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1455, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  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. 65.  Margaret Raynes
    Children:
    1. 32. Thomas atte Meade, II was born 0___ 1350, Wraxall, Somerset, England; died (Wraxall, Somerset, England).


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  Nicholas atte Mede

    Notes:

    Mead Family Genealogy

    https://sites.google.com/site/meadfamilyhistory/home

    offers diverse information ... DAH

    Nicholas — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 64. Thomas Atte Mead, I was born 0___ 1330, Bedminster, Somerset, England; died 0___ 1397, Bristol, England.