Sir Thomas Meade, Jr.

Male 1390 - 1455  (65 years)


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  • Name Thomas Meade 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1380-1390  Failand, Wraxall, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Thomas Mede  [3
    Died 0___ 1455  St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I33790  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2017 

    Father Thomas atte Meade, II,   b. 0___ 1350, Wraxall, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Wraxall, Somerset, England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother unnamed spouse 
    Married ~ 1379  Wraxall, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F12399  Group Sheet

    Family unnamed spouse 
    Married ~ 1409  Wedmore, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Meade, Knight,   b. 0___ 1410, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1475, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     2. Philip Mede,   b. ~ 1415, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1457, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     3. John Mede,   b. ~ 1415, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F12398  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1380-1390 - Failand, Wraxall, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1409 - Wedmore, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1455 - St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S46362] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I100114&tree=00.

    2. [S11285] "Thomas Mede (1390-1455)", Biography, "A Covert Legacy", http://convertlegacy.blogspot.com/2012/07/sir-thomas-mede-meade.

    3. [S11283] "Thomas Mede (1390-1455)", Profile, https://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Mede/6000000003649626274, retrieved, recorded & u.

    4. [S46363] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I100116&tree=00.