The names of this branch are ancestors of Charlie Mead. His great-grandfather names are Mead, Peppiatt, Cook, Hamp, Bird, Janes, Veasey & Hinde. The trees currently available are Mead, Cook, Hamp, Bird, Peppiatt & Janes
The families come from the low agricultural lands to the north-west of the Chiltern Hills and were mainly farm laboureres, straw dealers & plaiters. The influence of the Non-Conformist Churches were strong and some emigrated to Utah after missionaries from the Mormons visited inthe 1850's. Others moved into the towns of Dunstable and Luton for manufacturing work.
Revised Feb 2021.