'Meredith02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Meredyth of Carlandstown, Meredyth of Dollardstown, Meredyth of Greenhills, Meredyth of Newton, Meredyth of Shrowland

(1) Although we use the spelling 'Meredyth' used by the named sources, we have been advised that many members of this family spell their name 'Meredith'.
(2) A contributor (KW, 03.06.06) has kindly drawn our attention to http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sharonmh/Meredith/ which corrects the information previously made public about this family. We have yet to correct this page for the errors reported in that site but aim to do so in the near future. It appears that, amongst other things, the descent claimed for at least the later 'baronets' may have been falsely made.
Richard Meredyth, Bishop of Leighlin (d 1597, to Ireland)
m. Sarah Bathotor Bathow (she m2. Adam Loftus, 1st Viscount of Ely)
1. Sir Robert Meredyth of Greenhills and Shrewdland (d 1668, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland)
  m. (1618) Anne Usher (d 12.05.1669, dau of Sir William Usher)
  A. Sir William Meredyth, 1st Bart of Greenhills (dvp bur 14.02.1664-5)
  m. (11.1655) Mary King (bur 12.09.1669, dau of Sir Robert King, sister of Lord Kingston)
  i. Sir Richard Meredyth of Shrowland, 2nd Bart of Greenhills (b 1657, bur 08.10.1743)
  m. (09.01.1702/3) Sarah Paul (bur 15.03.1769, dau of Jeffery Paul of Bough)
  a. Sir Robert Meredyth of Shrowland, 3rd Bart of Greenhills (bur 18.02.1746/7)
  m. (1732) Sarah Cosby (bur 09.09.1755, dau of Dudley Cosby of Stradbally Hall)
  (1) Sir Richard Meredyth of Shrowland, 4th Bart of Greenhills (b 01.1733, dsp 1777)
  m. (20.06.1754) Martha Matthews (dau of Major Samuel Matthews of Bonnettstown)
  b. Sir Paul Meredyth, 5th Bart of Greenhills (b c1720, d unm 1783)
  c. Sir Moore Meredyth in Cambridge, 6th Bart of Greenhills (d unm c1790)
d. Joshua Paul Meredyth of Clonegown
  m. Susannah Colles (dau of Barry Colles of Kilcollen)
  (1) Sir Barry Colles Meredyth of Pelletstown, 7th Bart of Greenhills, Sheriff of co. Dublin (b c1749, d 14.10.1813)
  m. (14.07.1770) Elizabeth Eastwood (dau of John Eastwood of Castleton)
  (A) Sir Joshua Colles Meredyth, 8th Bart of Greenhills (b 01.06.1771, d 27.07.1850)
  m1. (16.09.1795) Maria Nugent (b c1778, d 15.10.1813, dau of Lawrence Coyne Nugent by Barbara Cheevers)
  (i) Frances Meredyth
  m. Philip O'Reilly (d 1859)
  (ii) Barbara Meredyth (d 14.02.1874)
  m1. (07.1822) Eyre Tilson Coote, 3rd Lord Castlecoote (b 21.09.1793, dsp 1827)
  m2. (07.1828) Joseph Leeson, 4th Earl of Milltown (b 11.02.1799, d 31.01.1866)
  (iii) Maria Meredyth
  m. (1840) William Butler (d 1848)
  (iv) Theresa Meredyth
  m. James Macevoy of Tobertynan (d 1834)
  m2. (1822) Doligny Edwards (dsp 25.01.1864, dau of Col. _ Edwards of London by Sarah Robinson)
  (B) John Meredyth (dsp 1810)
  m. _ Swan of Lincoln
  (C) Sir Edward Newenham Meredyth, 9th Bart of Greenhills (b 01.05.1776, d 03.1865) had issue
  m1. (1819) Lucretia Holmes (d 1837, dau of Samuel Holmes)
  m2. (1838, sp) Elizabeth Creed (dau of James Creed of Uregare)
(D) Charles Meredyth (Major)
  m. _ Jervis
  (i)+ issue - Charles (d unm), Edward
  (E) Barry Meredyth (d 1800)
  m. Bridget Dollard of Kilkenny
  (i) John Barry Meredyth (b 1800)
  (F) Isabella Meredyth (dsp)
  m. John H. Taylor of Timmon Castle
(G) Susanna Meredyth
  m. (Luke) Godfrey (Colonel, son of Sir John, Bart)
  (H) Eliza Meredyth
  m. Townley Richardson
  (I) Sarah Meredyth
  m. W.H. Boys of Elford
  (2) Joshua Paul Meredyth
  m. Elizabeth Bonham
(A) Joshua Paul Meredyth (dsp)
  (B) Susanna Meredyth
  m. (1807) Sir Charles Burton, Bart (b 17.05.1779, d 06.01.1830)
  b.+ 2 daughters
  B. Alice Meredyth (d by 1698) probably of this generation
  m. (1653) Charles Coote, 2nd Earl of Mountrath (b c1630, d 30.08.1672)
The 2nd article in BP1870 jumps from Bishop Richard to his great-grandson, Thomas of Newtown, reporting that the descent came through the Bishop's 2nd son Sir Thomas of Dollardstown. The intervening generations (but not the wives) come from TCB.
2. Sir Thomas Meredyth of Dollardstown, co. Meath (d 1677)
The Fortescue records identify Sir Thomas's marriage to Lettice but a web site has been seen reporting that the mother of Arthur (2nd son) was Dorothea who died after Sir Thomas and so was presumably his 2ndor later wife.
  m1. Lettice Fortescue (dau of Sir Faithful Fortescue of Dromisken)
  m2. Dorothea (d 1729) mother of Arthur and presumed mother of Charles
  A. Charles Meredyth of Newton (d 1710, Major)
  i. Thomas Meredyth of Newton (d 13.01.1731)
  a. Thomas Meredyth of Newton (d 1773)
  m. Alicia Tisdall (sister (not dau) of Philip Tisdall, Attorney General of Ireland)
(1) Sir John Meredyth, 1st Bart of Newton & Carlandstown, Sheriff of co. Meath (b after 05.10.1740, d 27.10.1799)
  m. (15.08.1769) Helen English (dau of William English of Springfield)
  (A) Sir Thomas Meredyth, 2nd Bart of Carlandstown (b 07.1770, d unm 01/2.1814/5)
  (B) Sir Henry Meredyth, 3rd Bart of Carlandstown (b 06.1775, d 02.05.1859) had issue
  m. (1800) Editha Le Hunte (d 1853, dau of George Le Hunte of Artramont by Alice Mary Corry)
  (C) Catherine Meredyth (dsp)
  m. John Herbert
  (D) Frances Meredyth
  m. Thomas Jervis White (brother of Sir John, Bart of Bally Ellis)
  (E) Mary Anne Meredyth (d 1824)
  m1. John FitzGerald Auster
  m2. John Canning (Colonel, son of Francis of Foxcote)
(F) Helena Meredyth
  m. William Cruice of Rahood
  (G) Margaret Meredyth
  m. John Fortescue
  (H)+ other issue - Arthur (dsp, Colonel), Olivia
  (2) daughter
B. Arthur Meredyth of Dollardstown (d 1729) identified in a web site
  i. Thomas Meredyth (Lt. General) identified in a web site; presumed father of Arthur Francis, father of Mary
  This connection has yet to be verified and may not be secure. There was a Francis of Dollordstown who married a Mary Waller but it is not known how he fitted into this family. He might have been the same person as ...
  a. Arthur Francis Meredyth of Dollardstown
  (1) Mary Meredyth
  m. (1775) Sir Richard Gorges, later Gorges-Meredyth, 1st Bart of Catherine's Grove (b 1735, d 1821)
  b. Elizabeth Meredyth probably of this generation
  m. (1724) John White, later Jervis-white of Bally Ellis (b 05.1700, d 07.11.1769)
3. Anne Meredyth (d 18.09.1608)
  m. Sir William Colley of Edenderry (d 1645)
4. child

Main source(s): BP1870 (Meredyth, 2 branches) with some input/support from TCB (vol iii, Meredyth of Greenehill), TCB (vol IV, Meredyth of Carlandstown)
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