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
Hester Gallon
Marriage: 24 August 1824
William Meston
George Meston
Mary Meston
John Meston
John Thomas Meston

Spouse and Children

24 August 1824
Wooler, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    William Meston


    Mary Douglass




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.

Age 12

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

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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