Jane, I have also traced the meares from Ireland and England. There was a Meares(Meare) Courtin Westmeath Co., Longford, Ireland going back fom 1400-1600. I have been in touch and they a book written by Rev. Robert Meares that would love to explore...Thomas Meares(Merres) came from London 1620 on the Bonadventure Ship. I will download anthing that I have if you want. John K. Meares
558 Sunnyside Dr. SE Concord, N.C. 28025 E-mail email@example.com.
Also you might want to get in touch with Karri Hulme in Nevada who has publishedThe Thomas Meares Family. firstname.lastname@example.org