Samuel Meek

before 1 July 1764–31 October 1846 (Age 82)
Needham, Norfolk, England

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Meek was born before 1 July 1764, in Needham, Norfolk, England, his father, Robert Meek, was 38 and his mother, Mary Newson, was 37. He married Catherine Powley on 21 February 1788, in Fakenham, Norfolk, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 October 1846, in North Creake, Norfolk, England, at the age of 82, and was buried in North Creake, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Samuel Meek
Catherine Powley
Marriage: 21 February 1788
John Meek
Mary Meek
Dorothy Meek
Simon Meek
Susan Meek
Matthew Meek
Lydia Meek
Samuel Meek
Kezia Harriet Meek

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  • Marriage
    21 February 1788Fakenham, Norfolk, England
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    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 6
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 11
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia
    Age 23
    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble, meek’ (Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, pliant, gentle’).Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named in Møre og Romsdal, in Old Norse a compound of mith ‘in the middle’ and vík ‘bay’.Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Middle Dutch micke ‘bread’.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Samuel Meek in entry for John Meek, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Samuel Meek, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Samuel Meek, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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