Thomas Mead

Male, b. circa 1716, d. 14 June 1794
     Thomas Mead, son of Thomas Mead and Mary Adams, was born circa 1716.1

He was named as a beneficiary in the will of his father Thomas Mead written on 22 January 1742. The will stated, "... I give to my Son Thomas Mead the Sum of three hundred pounds ... the ffurniture of my Room over the Pantry and of my Men Servant's Chamber ...".2

Thomas married Ann Flack, daughter of Robert Flack and Mary ____, on 1 December 1743 at Thorley, Hertfordshire.3,4 He was mentioned in the will of Robert Flack, written on 28 October 1749, where daughter Ann was referred to as being the wife of Thomas Mead of Billericay.5

On 7 June 1755 Thomas' mother Mary died intestate. Administration was granted to him on 3 July 1755.6

Thomas made a will on 9 December 1793 in which he described himself as a gentleman of Billericay, Essex. He had recently entered into an agreement with Joseph Gray whereby he surrendered all his freehold and copyhold land, goods, chattels and effects, in return for an annuity of £40 for the rest of his life. Thomas also made provision for his wife Ann, his five living children, namely Thomas, Robert, Mary Stonard, Martha Clements and Ann Hummerstone; his grandchildren William Mead, Elizabeth Mead and Mary, James, John, William and Ann, the children of Martha Clements, were also named as beneficiaries. Thomas' son Robert was named as the sole executor of the will.7

Unfortunately he was unable to enjoy his annuity for long, for he died on 14 June 1794 and was buried in The Independent Meeting House, Billericay, Essex.1

Children of Thomas Mead and Ann Flack


  1. [S113] Transcripts of memorial stones, Monumental Inscriptions South Essex Volume 1 - Old Meeting Burial Ground, Billericay, Essex, CD-ROM (Research Centre, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT: Essex Society for Family History, 2008), " ... In memory of / THOMAS MEAD / who died 14 June 1794 / aged 78 years / ... ".. [ESSMI]
  2. [S89] Will of Thomas Mead, yeoman of Great Burstead, Essex, dated 22 January 1742, proved 21 June 1744 in the Commissary Court of The Bishop of London. (Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Reference: D/ABR 23/100). [DOC0004/WIL0010].
  3. [S120] D. Carr and J. Flack, Flack Geneaology Website ( : accessed 19 September 2009), a source of Flack genealogy data and family history information. [FLAC9999]
    Entry for Ann Flack c1721-. The website cites: "Thorley, Hertfordshire: Parish Records, Church of LDS, Marriages. 1 Dec 1743 Thomas Mead of the county of Essex and Ann Flack of Thorley, Hertfordshire by licence".
  4. [S124] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch TM Website ( : accessed 19 September 2009), Thos. Mead and Ann Flack, 01 Dec 1743. Source: Parish registers and miscellaneous parish records, 1539-1962 Church of England. Parish Church of Thorley (Hertfordshire). Microfilm of original records in the Hertfordshire County Record Office. Hertfordshire Record Office: D/P 108 1/4, 10, 3/1-2, 8/1, 5-6, 25/1-4. [FSIGI]
  5. [S103] Will of Robert Flack, farmer of Thorley, dated 28 October 1749, proved 20 December 1750 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. (The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England. Reference: PROB11/784). [DOC0015/WIL0049].
  6. [S96] Letters of administration of the estate of Mary Mead, widow of Great Burstead, Essex, on 3 July 1755, (Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Reference: D/ABAc 22). "On the Third day of the said Month of July [1755] Issued forth a Commission to Thomas Mead the Natural and Lawful Son and one of the next of kin of Mary Mead late of Great Burstead in the County of Essex Widow Deceased to Administer the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased he being first sworn duly to Administer". [DOC0001/ADM0001].
  7. [S102] Will of Thomas Mead, gentleman of Great Burstead, Essex, dated 9 December 1793, proved 22 August 1794 in the Commissary of Bishop of London. (Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Reference: D/ABR 28/488). [DOC0008/WIL0011].