Susanna Flack

Female, b. circa 1757, d. circa 1796
     Susanna Flack, daughter of William Flack and Martha Sabin, was born circa 1757 probably at Ware, Hertfordshire.1,2 She was baptised Susan but at the time of her marriage and thereafter she was known as Susanna.

Susanna married Robert Mead, son of Thomas Mead and Ann Flack, on 21 November 1782 at St Nicholas, Laindon, Essex, by licence. While Robert was recorded as being from Laindon, Susanna was from Ware in Hertfordshire.3

After bearing nine children in thirteen years, of whom only one was known to have survived to become an adult, Susanna herself died circa 1796.4

Children of Susanna Flack and Robert Mead


  1. [S115] Correspondence from D.C. Green, Chepstow, to A.R. Mead A.R. Mead's records, Epsom, Surrey, reference COR7, relating to Robert Mead's family and descendants, 1742-1920. DCG refers to Manor Court Books, Land Tax returns, Quit Rents, the IGI and Robert Mead's will and descendants; source references are generally not identified. [COR7/2-6]
  2. [S120] D. Carr and J. Flack, Flack Geneaology Website ( : accessed 6 January 2012), a source of Flack genealogy data and family history information. [FLAC9999]
    Entry for Susan Flack c1757-. The website cites: "Will of William Flack Gentleman of Ware Herts 1791. 'my child Susan Mead' ".
    Although baptised Susan but known in the Mead Family as Susanna there are no other conflicts of information. As Susan, according to her father's will: she married a Mead, her father was William (also known as William Flack the elder), her brother was William and their home was at Waters Place. All these facts were also mentioned in her husband Robert Mead's will.
  3. [S117] Unknown compiler. ( : accessed 25 August 2011)Parish Register of St Nicholas, Laindon, Essex, 1775-1821, content: Marriages 1775-1812 with banns 1775-1821, Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England, reference D/P 278/1/7. p. 8, entry no. 32, " ... Robert Mead of this Parish of Laindon, Bachelor, and Susanna Flack of the Parish of Ware in the County of Hertfordshire were married in this Church by Licence this 21st day of November in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two By me Wm Potter Curate. This marriage was solemnized between Us Robert Mead [signed] Susanna Flack [signed] In the Presence of Thos Hummerstone [Sarah?] Flack John Jackson. Susanna and Robert were first cousins as they shared Robert Flack of Thorley (1687-1750) as a grandfather. It is likely that there were close ties between the two families since the days when the Mead family also lived near Ware. [ESSPAR, M0005]
  4. [S116] Unknown compiler. ( : accessed 11 November 2010)Parish Register of St Mary Whitechapel, Middlesex, 1754-1921, content: Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, reference P93/MRY1, Item 032. p. 471. " ... 1797, 29 June, No. 1298. Robert Mead, Widower of this Parish, and Susanna Mickelburgh, Spinster of the same, married in this church ... ". Robert was a widower in 1797 therefore his first wife Susanna had died. [MDXPAR]