Charles Meridyth was born on 3 December 1782 and died in 1850 (from daughter's written record). The written record refers to his mother dying when he was aged 7 and his father dying when he was about 16. The portrait is from a painting dated 1795. Charles was a solicitor and agent to the Commission of Bankrupt, 7 Hamilton's Row, Dublin and practised and lived(?) from 82 or 86 Marlborough Street, Dublin.
The King's Inns Dublin Admissions record a Charles Meredyth as the only son of Charles, Glasnevin, Co Dublin (cabinet maker) and Rebecca Molineux, deceased, over 16 ed St Wolstan's, Co. Kildare (a boarding school?) H 1799. Bond H 1804 (attorney Exchequer H 1804r). It refers to Affidavit, Jane, wife of Alexander Laughlin (guardian?). This would appear to refer to Charles..
There is a record of a marriage of a Charles Merradyth and Rebecca Mulligan on 17 January 1771 at Santry, Dublin who could be his parents.
I can find no record of Charles's marriage although a written family record refers to him marrying a Mme de Hayes. Charles's wife died after Charles but I have no details.
He appears to have had about 10 children. These include
Rebecca who married William Riddesdale Box (4/11/1829) at St Mary's Dublin. They lived at 'Bloomfield' and she was buried at Killester House, Clontarf.
Francis Marqutto who became Dean of Limerick Cathedral.
Revd John Meridyth (born 1807) who married Jemima Ellen Cannon (my great,great grandparents), a daughter of Thomas Cannon and Estelle Sarah Tandy (who is a granddaughter of General James Napper Tandy).
The Meridyth surname comprises one of the forenames of myself my father and grandfather so I have a particular interest in pursuing that family line.
|Date of Birth||3rd Dec 1782|
|Date of Death||1850|