James Mead


Brief Life History of James

James Mead was born in Ireland. He had at least 2 daughters with Mary Finnigan. He died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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James Mead
Mary Finnigan
Mary C Mead
Margaret Mead

Sources (5)

  • James in entry for Mary Mead Russell, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • James in entry for Peter McKenna, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • James Mead in entry for Thomas Russell and Mary Mead Garrigan, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Children (2)

World Events (4)


The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.


Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Name Meaning


topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English mǣd), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places so named, such as Meads in Harford (Devon).

perhaps from Middle English mede ‘mead, alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water’, possibly denoting one who was fond of the drink or who made or sold mead. Compare Meader .

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

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