This is the first time I have used the Forum & I am interested in your message. I am afraid I don't know William's parentage, but I do believe Samuel is shown on what I have of our Family Tree. I have him as son of Wm & Alice. His DOB is 25/9/1810 & he has a brother Matthew (DOB 30/8/1812) & sister Rhoda (DOB 27/11/1813)which would tie in with calling his daughter Rhoda. Presumably Thomas was illegitimate if he kept the Meech name, or did Rhoda marry another Meech? Our branch of the family descends from Samuel's brother Matthew. If you find anything about William's ancestors will you let me know, please & I will do likewise.