In recent weeks I have had the good fotune to get a reply from the forum re Thomas Henry MEECH and we think we have run this chap down to b. Battersea, London (Surrey)11 May 1861 son of Rhoda MEECH, (daughter of Samuel MEECH and Ann GALE) and died Grimsby aged 67 in 1928. His grandfather was Samuel MEECH b.c1809/11 Symondesbury,died c08/10/1895 Dorset UK the son of William MEECH (b. 1781 d.c31.01.1855, Bothenhampton)and m. 19/12/1802 in Bridport Alice (BARNES)b. 1774 d.c01/03/1841 Bothenhampton The search is now on for the parents of William. This was a common name at the time, but here's hoping for another good result!