Thomas Mead

Male, b. after 1743, d. 15 May 1814
     Thomas Mead, son of Thomas Mead and Ann Flack, was born after 1743.1

He was named as a beneficiary in the will of his father Thomas Mead written on 9 December 1793. On the death of their father his presumably younger brother Robert was charged with giving Thomas a home and providing for him in every way. It would seem therefore that Thomas was living in his parents' house and was perhaps not best able to look after himself.2 His father died six months later on 14 June 1794 and in due course Thomas did live with Robert at The Grange, Great Burstead, Essex.3,4

Thomas Mead died on 15 May 1814 and was buried in The Independent Meeting House, Billericay, Essex.4


  1. [S124] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "England, Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch TM Website ( : accessed 19 Sep 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.. He was probably the first son to Thomas and Ann, the third generation of eldest sons to be named Thomas. [FSIGI]
  2. [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].
  3. [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), Entry 19. " ... In memory of / THOMAS MEAD / who died 14 June 1794 / aged 78 years ... ".. [ESSMI]
  4. [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. 116. " ... Thomas Mead of the Grange died May 15th 1814 ... ". [ESSNPR].