Susanna Mickelburgh

Female, b. circa 1771, d. 22 May 1858
     Susanna Mickelburgh was born circa 1771.1

On 29 June 1797 at St Mary, Whitechapel, London (Middlesex), Susanna Mickelburgh married Robert Mead, son of Thomas Mead and Ann Flack, by licence.2

Susanna was named as a beneficiary in the will of her husband Robert Mead written on 22 January 1818. The Executors of the will were to manage Robert's property and the farm at The Grange, Great Burstead, Essex, after his death for the benefit of his family until the lease expired. Then Robert's estate would be divided among the family. Susanna would receive the bed, bedstead and furniture bought at Mr. Bannister’s sale, six chamber black rush bottom chairs, a chest of drawers, a round mahogany tea table, a painted hutch with till, a mahogany card table with drawer, the looking glass in the little parlour and clock in the keeping room and a share of Robert’s plate, linen and china. She would also receive the £100 left to her by her brother Henry (and used in the meantime by Robert) plus another £70. Robert's land and property at South Green, Little Riddens, five cottages and Stone Croft would be held by Susanna as long as she looked after their daughter Sally until her marriage and their son David until he became 21; but when David reached the age of 12, Stone Croft would be conveyed to Robert and Susanna’s son William. When Susanna died, all the property was to be sold and the monies divided among the three children - William, Sally and David.3

Susanna died on 22 May 1858 and was buried at The Independent Meeting House, Billericay, Essex, in the same grave as her husband.4

Children of Susanna Mickelburgh and Robert Mead


  1. [S22] Monumental inscription on the grave headstone of Robert Mead, 1819 (The Old Meeting House Burial Ground, Billericay, Essex), photographed and transcribed by A.R. Mead 16 March 1991. " ... ALSO OF SUSANNA HIS WIDOW / WHO DIED MAY 22ND 1858 / AGED 87 YEARS ... ". [ESSMI].
    Approximate date of birth calculated from age at death.
  2. [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, " ... Robert Mead, Widower of this Parish, and Susanna Mickelburgh, Spinster of the same, married in this church by Licence this twenty ninth day of June in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven By me Edwd. Robson Curate. This marriage was solemnised between us Robert Mead [signed] The mark X of Susanna Mickelburgh In the Presence of John Flowerday Elizabeth Witham ... ". Although this marriage was unexpectedly found in Whitechapel, Susanna did end her days in East London and may well have had family there. John Flowerday was a relation of some kind; the surname is mentioned in her uncle Henry Mickelburgh's will. [MDXPAR]
  3. [S3] Will of Robert Mead, farmer of Great Burstead Grange, dated 22 January 1818, proved 22 September 1819 in the Commissary Court of the Bishop of London. (Essex County Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Reference: D/ABW 122/2/63). [WIL0012/DOC0005].
  4. [S22] Monumental inscription Robert Mead, 1819.
    The daughter of Robert and Susanna, Sally, was also later interred in this grave.