Thomas Douglas Meston

17 November 1803–13 October 1874 (Age 70)
South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Douglas

Thomas Douglas Meston was born on 17 November 1803, in South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Meston and Mary Douglass. He married Hester Gallon on 24 August 1824, in Wooler, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 13 October 1874, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Douglas Meston
1803–1874
Hester Gallon
1805–
Marriage: 24 August 1824
William Meston
1825–1875
George Meston
1826–
Mary Meston
1828–1828
John Meston
1830–
John Thomas Meston
1831–1832

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 August 1824
Wooler, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    William Meston

    MaleMale

    Mary Douglass

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 5

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 12

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 20

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ths D Meston in household of Geo Meston, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Meston, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thos Douglas Merton, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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