Edward Spencer Meara (1830 - 1886) MP

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Birthplace: Ballynakill Parish, Waterford, Ireland
Death: Died in Middlesex, England
Occupation: Royal Navy Commander
Managed by: June Barnes
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About Edward Spencer Meara

Edward Spencer Meara, captain of the vessel HMS Nymphe used in anti-slavery operations in the late 1860s of the coast of Africa.

Edward Spencer Meara, step-father of William, Ernest and Edith Renshaw, died on 15 June 1886, in Kensington, London; he was 56. The cause of death is not known. He left a personal estate valued at £19,659, 12s, 6d.

Reference: ADM 196/13/315 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/D7586945?... Description:

  • Name Meara, Edward Spencer
  • Date of Birth: 09 June 1830
  • Rank: Commander
  • Date of enrolment: 04 April 1851

From Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek

According to his marriage registration his father's name was George. I found George back as a tenant in the parish of BALLYNAKILL County Waterford in 1852.

  • Family Name 1 MEARA
  • Forename 1 GEORGE
  • Landlord Nicholas M Power
  • Location
  • County WATERFORD
  • Barony DECIES WITHOUT DRUM
  • Union WATERFORD
  • Parish BALLYNAKILL
  • Place Name BALLYNAKILL
  • Place Type PARISH

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp...

In the parish are several gentlemen's seats, of which the principal are May Park, the residence of George Meara, Esq., pleasantly situated near the banks of the Suir, and commanding some fine views; Mount Pleasant, the handsome residence of S. King, Esq., near the high road; Belmont, the seat of J. Roberts, Esq., situated near the river; and Ballynakill House, the property of N. Power, Esq., now occupied by a tenant. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Waterford, with the vicarages of Ballygunner, Kilma-cleague, read more : http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/B/Ballynakill-Gaultier-Waterfor...

Tithe applotment George Meara, Ballynakill http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//00458740...

Maypark is listed in the occupancy of George Meara Esq in the Slater’s Directory of 1846. The property consisted of house, offices and land with a total area over 46 acres. It was valued at £181.5 shillings. A Thomas Mack Murray was listed as the occupier of the gate house which was valued at £2 5 shillings.

http://www.mayparkhouse.ie/history.php

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http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/georgedouglas15.htm#.UiLudRZ-V1o

http://familytreeservice.co.uk/RoyalnavyshipsNymphe.html

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/archive/index.php/t-392731.html

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Commander Edward Spencer Meara's Timeline

1830
June 9, 1830
Ballynakill Parish, Waterford, Ireland
1870
May 12, 1870
Age 39
London, England
1872
1872
Age 41
1876
1876
Age 45
1886
June 15, 1886
Age 56
Middlesex, England