Re: Gunmaking Meers of Birmingham England
By Zynnya November 16, 2005 at 03:48:36
I have a James Meers HAMMOND (1797-1830) who married Eliza KING at Lurgashall, Sussex, 22 May 1823.
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James was the son of William HAMMOND & Elizabeth MITCHELL.
I can only guess that the MEERS name may have come from Elizabeth's mother's maiden name?
William's uncle was born in Gosport, Hampshire, but I don't know when the move was made to Sussex.
James & Eliza's daughter, Maria, married a MEREDITH - the MEREDITHs were from Birmingham, eg the grandfather of the groom, John MEREDITH was a 'most eminent barrister, of Birmingham'.
Do any of these names ring a bell?