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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Meeking(s) of Foxearth

I am trying to find out about the family of Sarah MEEKING, who was born about 1800, and who married an ancestor of mine, William BRYNING, in London in 1823.
I am aware that Charles MEEKING was born in Foxearth in about 1800 - he ended up sireing a wealthy family who took over the Richings Park estate in Buckinghamshire in the 1850s (source 1861 census for Iver, Bucks). Some family (flimsy) evidence has it that Sarah was related to this family.
So was Sarah MEEKING a sister to Charles? Who were Charles Meekings parents? IGI is not very helpful although there is a Sarah Meeking b 1801 to William and Sarah - but in Lowestoft, some way off. Are local Parish records of that time existing which might show Charles Meeking birth/christening and therefore his parents - and any siblings?
Anyone shed any light on this one?

Martyn Guy

5 Comments:

Anonymous info@gt3turbo.com said...

Hello,
I just found your comments regarding Sarah Meeking. My Grandfather was Charles Meeking Bryning and my Great Grandmother was Sarah Meeking who was married to William Brying born 1802. All that I've read on your post appears to be correct although I'm not sure about Foxearth. Sarah was related to Charles Meeking but I must admit I'm not quite sure in what way. Believe it or not I talked to a member of my family who actually visited Richings Park and talked about it before she died some years ago at the age of 104. I can be contacted via my son's email address which is info@gt3turbo.com as I too am trying to find out more about Sarah Meeking. If you could ask my son Myles to forward any your contact to me that would be great. Regards,
John Bryning.

4 October 2009 at 10:32  
Blogger John Bryning said...

In reply to your request dated May 30 2009. Sarah Meeking was born 1801 or 1802 and believe it or not is my great grandmother.

Married to William Bryning who was also born in 1802, they had eight children: Sarah (b. 1827), Francis (b. 1828), Edward (b.1830), John Goode (b.1832), Ann Elizabeth (b. 1835), Henry Meeking (b. 1838), Charles Meeking (b. 1840) and Alfred (b. 1844)

Sarah Meeking was most definitely related to Charles Meeking as in conversations with members of my family (many years ago) they talked about their visits to Richings Park.

I think you have your dates and people wrong regarding Lowestoft. A Sarah Waghorn, daughter of Sarah Bryning and William Waghorn was born in this town in 1857 (or there abouts) address: 11 Arnold Street, Lowestoft, Suffork.

My grandfather by the way was Charles Meeking Bryning.

Please give me a ring any time 01799 586578

8 October 2009 at 17:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reply to your request dated May 30 2009. Sarah Meeking was born 1801 or 1802 and believe it or not is my great grandmother.

Married to William Bryning who was also born in 1802, they had eight children: Sarah (b. 1827), Francis (b. 1828), Edward (b.1830), John Goode (b.1832), Ann Elizabeth (b. 1835), Henry Meeking (b. 1838), Charles Meeking (b. 1840) and Alfred (b. 1844)

Sarah Meeking was most definitely related to Charles Meeking as in conversations with members of my family (many years ago) they talked about their visits to Richings Park.

I think you have your dates and people wrong regarding Lowestoft. A Sarah Waghorn, daughter of Sarah Bryning and William Waghorn was born in this town in 1857 (or there abouts) address: 11 Arnold Street, Lowestoft, Suffork.
My grandfather by the way was
Charles Meeking Bryning.

Please give me a ring any time

01799 586578

20 October 2009 at 10:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you any body still interested as this is 5 years down the line
you can find a marriage of the above couple in the year 1823 dated 11 september
marriage at st stephens church
COLEMAN STREET CITY OF LONDON
THATS SARAH MEEKINGS AND WILLIAM BRYING
REGARDS VIC HILL SUFFOLK

28 July 2015 at 19:56  
Blogger hilly said...

this couple married
on 11 september 1823
in ST STEPHENS STREET COLEMAN STREET CITY OF LONDON
REGARDS vic hill suffolk

28 July 2015 at 20:01  

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