John Horsley MELDRAM (1836-1905)emigrated to Canada from North Shields in the north east of England in 1865.He was the son of George Gladston MELDRAM (1810-1854) and his wife, Martha, formerly HORSLEY. George Gladston was the son of Thomas MELDRAM(d1833) and his wife Ann GLADSTON(1773-1834). John Horsley was married to Isabella ATKINSON/THOMPSON. Their first child James Watson MELDRAM Was born en route to Canada. They had two other sons George Gladston and John William, both born in Canada. James Watson, who married Catherine SMILLIE, also a native of North Shields, had one daughter, Henrietta, and three sons,viz. John Horsley, Reay Hylton and Edward Stafford. Edward Stafford has a surviving son. I am descended from the youngest son of George Gladston and Martha MELDRAM. I am trying to trace the date and place of birth of Thomas MELDRAM, as well as descendants of all branches of the family.