The earliest Mead we have in the family history is Willam from Edlesborough, born about 1770 and who married Elizabeth Munday at Edlesborough on the 13 September 1790. They had at least 5 children baptized at Edlesborough
His youngest son John married Mary Ann Cook who is from a large family from the village of Billington to the north of Edlesborough. More on the Cooks later.
He was married twice and had 7 children with hs first wife, Mary Ann Cook, and 4 with his second, Jane Bates. He died in Edlesborough in 1933.
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