Ann Mead

Female, b. circa 1749, d. circa 1831
     Ann Mead, daughter of Thomas Mead and Ann Flack, was born circa 1749. Ann married Thomas Hummerstone on 6 April 1769 at St Mary Magdalene, Great Burstead, Essex. Neither had reached 21 years of age but they were married with the consent of their parents.1

Ann was named as a beneficiary in the will of her father Thomas Mead written on 9 December 1793. He planned to leave her the sum of £50, and with the death of her mother she would also receive a share of her parents' plate, household goods, furniture and linen.2

Ann, whose husband Thomas had predeceased her, died circa 1831 and was buried in the same grave as her husband at The Independent Meeting House, Billericay, Essex, on 23 June 1831.3


  1. [S110] Parish Register of St Mary Magdalene, Great Burstead, Essex, 1768-1808, content: Baptisms 1768-1808 and Burials 1768-1808, (Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Reference: D/P 139/1/4). Marriage, 6 Apr 1769, " ... Thomas Hummerston and Anne Mead (minors) married with consent in the presence of Thomas Mead, John Stonard and George Mead ... ". [ESSPAR].
  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. [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.120. Burial. " ... Ann Hummerston of Great Burstead, relict of Thomas Hummerston aged 82 interred in the grave of her husband June 23rd 1831.. [ESSNPR].