Mary Mead

Female, b. circa 1677
     Mary Mead, daughter of George Mead and Mary ____, was born circa 1677 and was baptized on 9 September 1677 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.1

She married Joseph Watts before 17 October 1700.2

Mary was named as a beneficiary in the will of her father George Mead written on 17 October 1700. She was to receive "...the sume of Twenty Shillings ... ". Quite probably she had received something more substantial on the occasion of her marriage.3

Child of Mary Mead and Joseph Watts


  1. [S91] Microfilm of the Parish Registers of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, 1654 to 1712 (Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England. Reference: D/P 98 1/2, reel 94). "1677 ... The daughter of George Meade was baptized - September 9". [HRTPAR].
    It would seem likely that this was the baptism of Mary, the first daughter of George and Mary and therefore named after her mother.
  2. [S79] Will of George Mead, yeoman of Sawbridgeworth, dated 17 October 1700, proved 25 February 1708/1709 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. (The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England. Reference: PROB11/508). [DOC0010/WIL0009].
    The will mentions, "... Mary my Daughter the Wife of Joseph Watts ..."..
  3. [S79] Will of George Mead of Sawbridgeworth, Herts., yeoman, 1709.