Sally Mead

Female, b. 5 December 1797, d. 17 November 1882
     Sally Mead, daughter of Robert Mead and Susanna Mickelburgh, was born at Great Burstead, Essex, on 5 December 1797 and was baptized on 2 January 1798 at The Independent Meeting House, Billericay, Essex.1

Sally was named as a beneficiary in the will of her father Robert Mead written on 22 January 1818. The Executors of the will were to manage Robert's property and the farm at The Grange, Great Burstead, Essex, after his death for the benefit of his family until the lease expired. Then Robert's estate would be divided among the family. Sally would receive Robert’s best bedstead and furniture bought at Mr. Steven’s sale, the single chest of drawers which was his mother’s, the looking glass in a gilt frame, six chamber chairs bought from Mr. William Jackson and a share of Robert’s plate, linen and china. She would also receive £100. Her mother Susanna was to look after her until she married.2

In 1861 at High Street, Billericay, Essex.3

Sally Mead died on 17 November 1882 at 8 Chester Road, Dartford Park Hill, Kentish Town, Middlesex, at age 84 and was buried at The Independent Meeting House, Billericay, Essex.


  1. [S1] Microfilm of the Dissenters Register of The Protestant Independant Congregation of Billericay, Essex, 1778-1837, content: Baptisms and Burials, (Public Record Office (PRO), Kew, Surrey, England. Reference: RG4 1499). p. 37. “ ... Sally, daughter of Robert & Susannah Mead born December 5th 1797 in the parish of Gt Burstead, baptized January 2nd 1798 by R. Fry ... ”. [ESSNPR].
    As Sally's birth is specified as being in the parish of Great Burstead it is probable that the family were living at The Grange, Great Burstead by this date.
  2. [S3] Will of Robert Mead, farmer of Great Burstead Grange, dated 22 January 1818, proved 22 September 1819 in the Commissary Court of the Bishop of London. (Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Reference: D/ABW 122/2/63). [WIL0012/DOC0005].
  3. [S136] Website ( : accessed 03 January 2008), household of Thomas Thompson (b 1804). Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Source Citation: Class: RG 9; Piece: 1076; Folio: 8; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542748. [C1861-0006].
    "Billericay High St; Thomas Thompson, Head, Mar, M, 57, Chelsea Pensioner, Essex, Gt Burstead, Blind [obscured]; Myra Rachel Thompson, Wife, Mar, F, 37, Essex, Gt Burstead; John Mead, Son-in-law, M, 12, Scholar, Essex, Gt Burstead; Sarah Ann Thompson, F, 6, Scholar, Essex, Gt Burstead; Thomas A Thompson, M, 3, Essex, Gt Burstead; William Thompson, Nephew, M, 8, Middlesex, Beth[nal Green?]; Sarah Cave, Visitor, ?, F, 60, Essex, Gt Burstead."