Im afraid I cant help you on the Puckeridge and Hoffman side of things - nearly all the names in your message are new to me.
However - Lewis Meale is my Half 1st Cousin 4 times removed ! I can trace his ancestory back 3 generations to Kent England.Im in contact with another Meale in Australia who has researched the Australian side of the Meale family.
I dont think either of us knew of the descendants of Lewis and Sarah.
Take a look at the tree onhttp://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/ - search for LOUIS (care on spelling) MEALE and look at database SMeale7891. There are some inconsistencies but it looks like a good connection. You will find my e-mail address on that site - please contact me. Regards Steve Meale