Egginton & Meller Family Tree


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picture Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1844 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
    Christening: 7 Apr 1844 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
          Death: 8 Dec 1918 - Chicago, Illinois, USA
         Burial: 11 Dec 1918 - Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago, US

Parents
         Father: John Meller (kc)
         Mother: Frances Geary

Spouses and Children
1. *Ann Wheatley
       Marriage: 20 May 1866 - St Clement's, Nechells, Birmingham, Warks, England
       Children:
                1. Frances Meller
                2. Charles Meller
                3. George Henry Meller
                4. Mary Ann Meller
                5. Rachel Meller
                6. Samuel Meller
                7. Henry Meller
                8. Thomas Meller
                9. Sarah Meller

Notes
General:
My thanks go to Carol King for making the connection between the Peterborough and Chicago families. Look to her 'Dukelow-Schwartz' tree on Ancestry for more details of the Illinois clan.

b: Charles Mellor 1844 Apr-May-Jun Hinckley Leics v15 p75
bap: Chas. Mellor 07 Apr 1844 Higham On The Hill, Leicester, England f: John Mellor m: Frances IGI

1851: Cottage, Higham on the Hill. John Mellor 59,w Frances 41, Thomas 12, Emma 9, Charles 7, Samuel 5, Maria 2, Sarah 3m (Anc:'Neller')
1861: Village, Higham on the Hill. Frances 50 Coal Dealer & Potter, Thomas 22, Charles 17 Carter, Myra 12, Elizabeth 10
1866m Ann Wheatley in Aston, Birmingham, Warks, England
1871: Tower St, Fletton, Peterborough, Hunts Charles Meller 27 b:Higham. Striker - Wagon Co, w Ann 23, Frances 1 b:Peterborough
1872 Emigrate to Chicago, USA
1880: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Charles Meller 36 b:Eng Blacksmith, Annie 33 b:Eng, Francisca 11 b Eng, Charles 8 b:Eng, George 7 b:Illinois, Mary Ann 5 b:Illinois, Rachel 3 b:Illinois, Samuel 3m b:Illinois
1900: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Charles Meller 57 b:Eng Blacksmith, Annie 52 b:Eng, Charles 28 b:Eng Machinist, Mary 25 b:Illinois Bookkeeper, Rachel 23 b:Illinois, Samuel 20 b:Illinois Machinist, Henry 18 b:Illinois Blacksmith app, Thomas 16 b:Illinois Machinist app, Sarah 14 b:Illinois scholar LDS
1910: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Charles Meller 66 wid b:Eng Blacksmith, Charles 38 b:Eng Machinist, Thomas 25 b:Illinois Machinist, Sarah 24 b:Illinois, gs Charles 16 b: Illinois Clerk (Ship Chandler), gs George 11 b:Illinois Clerk (Office Machines) (George's d1909 children)

d: Charles Mellor b:01 Mar 1844 England age:74y 9m 7d:08 Dec 1918 at 2431 Moffett, Chicago, Cook, Illinois bur: 11 Dec 1918 Rose Hill
Film: 1309177 Folder: 4005175 Image: 1751 Ref: cn 40950 Collection: Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922

NB. Charles's death certificate has caused considerable confusion as it bears an important error: the 'informant', Sarah Hoaglund (his daughter b1885), gave Charles's father as 'Ralph'.

After many hours of research, no suitable Ralph was found who might possibly be Charles's father. The question was finally answered by looking more closely at Charles's wife and their children.


The UK birth certificate of their daughter Frances b1869, the US birth record of George H b1873 and the US death record of Thomas b1884 all give their mother's name as Anne Wheatley.

Armed with both names it was then possible to find their marriage details and obtain a copy of the marriage certificate which shows that the father of the Charles Meller who married Ann Wheatley on 20 May 1866 at St Clement's Church, Nechells, Birmingham, England was '
Earthenware Dealer, John Meller'. This is in line with Charles's baptism records.

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The 'Ralph' mentioned by Sarah Hoaglund (b1885, daughter of Charles & Ann) is probably Charles's half-brother b1826, ie 18yrs his senior (old enough to be his father). They both moved to Birmingham, married there in the 1860s and then moved on to Peterborough where both worked as 'smiths' on railway wagons. Clearly there was a strong bond between Ralph & Charles but not that of father & son (unless Sarah knew something we don't).

Marriage Notes (Ann Wheatley)
Charles Mellor & Ann Wheatley 1866 Apr-May-Jun Aston (1837-1924) Warwickshire 6d 429

1866 May 20 - Marriage Solemnized at St Clement's Church in the parish of St Clement's Nechells in the County of Warwick
Charles Mellor . 22 . Bachelor . Striker . Bk 156 Cato Street . John Mellor . Earthenware Dealer
Ann Wheatley . 19 . Spinster . """""" . Bk 156 Cato Street . Joseph Wheatley . Baker

Witnesses: John Tomlinson & Selina Tomlinson

John Tomlinson is Ann's step-father b1823 in Derbyshire
Selina is Ann's sister, married to Frederick Tomlinson b1839 in Derbyshire


picture Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1860 - Sedgley
    Christening: 
          Death: 1901 - Stafford
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: James Meller
         Mother: Ann Olerenshaw

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah Jane Fisher
       Marriage: 1884 - Dudley
       Children:
                1. Lily Elizabeth Meller

2. Thirza Plimmer
       Marriage: 1893 - Dudley
       Children:
                1. Emma Meller

Notes
General:

1861: Lower Rounds Hill, Coseley, Tipton James 25 Brickmaker, w Ann 24, James 5. Samuel 3, Charles 10m.
1871: Park Lane, Tipton James 36 Brickmaker, w Emma 36, James 15. Samuel 13, Charles 11, Thomas 8, John 6, George 4 & a load of Matthewses: Richard 20, Thomas 17, James 15, William 11 all described as 'son-in-law'
1881: Horse Shoe Row, Tipton, James 46 Brickmaker, w Emma 44, Charles 20, Thomas 17, John 16, George 14, Mary Ann 11
Marriage Notes (Thirza Plimmer)
Charles Miller & Thirza Plimmer 1893 Jul-Aug-Sep Dudley 6c 42

picture Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1840 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
    Christening: 2 Jan 1842 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
          Death: Bef 1881 - Tipton
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Samuel Meller (kc)
         Mother: Mary Corral (Currin) (kc)

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary
       Marriage: Abt 1869 - Sedgeley
       Children:
                1. Sarah Ann Meller
                2. Charles Meller

Notes
General:

1841: Higham. Samuel Mellor 25 Hawker (of Pottery?) with w Mary 25, James 7, Samuel 2, Charles 2m living with Currins: Elizabeth 80, John 60 (Corrall ) & Hannah 20, John 8, Ann 4m
1851: Higham. Mary Mellor 38 Ribbon Maker, James 16, Samuel 14, Charles 12, Sarah 10
1861: Lower Round Hill, Sedgley Edward Trow 40, Emma 38, Marget 5, ldg Robert Evins 20, ldgr Charles Meller 20 Brickmaker
1871: 4 Round Hill, Coseley, Sedgley. Charles Maller 30 Lab in Brick works, Mary 29, Sarah Ain 2, Charles 2m

picture Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1864 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
    Christening: 5 Jun 1864 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Meller
         Mother: Eliza Robinson


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Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1870 - Tipton
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Charles Meller
         Mother: Mary

Spouses and Children
1. *Susannah
       Marriage: 
       Children:
                1. Ernest H Meller

Notes
General:

1871: 4 Round Hill, Coseley, Sedgley. Charles Maller 30 Lab in Brick works, Mary 29, Sarah Ain 2, Charles 2m
1881:125 Simons Passage, Tipton. Thomas Willetts 40, Mary Willetts 35, Margaret A. 14, Sarah A. 13, Charles 12
1891: Ct 1 Hall St, Tipton. Thomas Willetts 52, w Mary Willetts 47, sd Sarah Ann Mellor 24 b:Tipton, ss Charles Mellor 21 b:Tipton Canal Boatman/Barges, Francis Willetts 2
1901: 16 Boat Row, Tipton. Charles Mellor 29 Canal Boatman/Carter, Susannah 26, Ernest H 3

picture Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1871 - England
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Charles Meller
         Mother: Ann Wheatley

Notes
General:
No matching birth or baptism records have yet been found for Charles (UK or US)

1880: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Charles Meller 36 Blacksmith, Annie 33, Francisca 11, Charles 8, George 7, Mary Ann 5, Rachel 3, Samuel 3m
1900: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Charles Meller 57 Blacksmith, Annie 52, Charles 28, Mary 25, Rachel 23, Samuel 20, Henry 18, Thomas 16, Sarah 14
1910: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. Charles Meller 66 wid b:Eng Blacksmith, Charles 38 b:Eng Machinist, Thomas 25 b:Illinois Machinist, Sarah 24 b:Illinois, gs Charles 16 b: Illinois Clerk (Ship Chandler), gs George 11 b:Illinois Clerk (Office Machines) (George's d1909 children)
1920: Chicago 28, Cook, Illinois. Chas Meller 49 unm

Not this one - born too early & dies following year:
b:Charles Mellor 1871 Jan-Feb-Mar Birmingham (1837-1924) Warwickshire 6d 45
d:Charles Mellor 1 1872 Jul-Aug-Sep Birmingham (1837-1924) Warwickshire 6d 34

picture Charles Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1898 - Wimblebury
    Christening: 22 Sep 1898 - Hednesford, Staffs
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: James Meller
         Mother: Susannah Turner


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Charles Joseph Meller

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Samuel Joseph Meller
         Mother: Lydia Baxter


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Charles Oliver Meller

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 9 Jan 1898 - Kings Bromley
    Christening: 
          Death: 1974 - Lichfield
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Samuel Meller
         Mother: Sarah Page

Notes
General:

b:Charles Oliver Meller Jan-Feb-Mar 1898 Lichfield 6b 505

1901: Elmhurst. Samuel Meller 30 Ag Lab, w Sarah 26, Samuel 4, Charlie 3
1911: Elmhurst. Samuel Meller 41 Farm Lab, w Sarah 38, Samuel Joseph 14, Charles Oliver 13

Roman Catholic on War Record

d:Charles Oliver Meller 76 b:9 Jan 1898 d:Jan-Feb-Mar 1974 Lichfield 9b 778

picture Clara Mary Ann Meller



      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1 Aug 1859 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
    Christening: 16 Oct 1859 - Higham on the Hill, Leics
          Death: 12 Nov 1940 - Market Bosworth
         Burial: in Higham on the Hill, Leics

Parents
         Father: George Meller
         Mother: Eliza Robinson

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas Beebe
       Marriage: 17 Jun 1880 - Dadlington
       Children:
                1. George William Beebe
                2. Thomas Beebe
                3. Alice Beebe

2. William Ward
       Marriage: 18 May 1891 - St Mary's, Nuneaton
       Children:
                1. William Ward
                2. Albert Ward
                3. Ida Elizabeth Ward
                4. Arthur Ernest Ward
                5. Grace Edith Ward
                6. Edgar Ward
                7. Cecil Ward

Notes
General:

1861: Farm House, Weddington, Warks. George Meller 24 Ag Lab, w Eliza (nee Robinson) 24, Clara 1, Eliza 1m
1871: Higham, Leics. Thomas Suffolk 45 & Elizabeth Suffolk 50, b-i-l James Robinson 45, n Joseph Robinson 18, step-gd Clara Meller 11
1881: Nuneaton Fields. Charles Christian Jee 61 Farmer 142-acres & family, serv Clara Beeby 21 mar Kitchen Girl, also Emma Arnold 17
First husband, Thomas Beebe, committed suicide on 11 Jan 1891 by throwing himself under a train on the railway line between Hinckley and Nuneaton
1891: 1 Bull St, Attleborough, Nuneaton. Clara Beeby 31 wid Charwoman, Thomas 8, Alice 7
1901: Higham, Leics. William Ward 40 Stone loader, Clara Ward 41, Albert 8, Arthur 3, Edith 1
1911: Hinckley district. William Ward 46, Clara 50, Arthur 14, Edith Grace 12, Edgar, 10
Research:
Clive
The farthest I've got back to with the Meller family is 1836 and George Meller who was my G/G/Grandfather Born c1836 at Higham On The Hill. Died Q/ Ending Jun 1897 in the district of Hinckley { I think it was at Sutton Cheney as he had a coal
Business there } He married Elisa Robinson the, illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Robinson Eliza Born c1836 at H.O.T.H. Died 1897 They had six children all Born at Higham. Clara Mary Ann. Born 1 Aug 1859, Elizabeth Born c1860, Frances Born c1866, Ann Mary Born c1869, John A Born c1873, Ada Emma Born c1876
Clara married Thomas Beebe { who was born Beeby } 17 Jun 1880 at Dadlington They had three children, George William Beeby Born 2 Sep 1880 at Higham and lived with his Gran and Grandad Meller until he left school, he Died Oct 1958 at Bedworth and was Buried Beebe. Thomas Beebe my Grandfather Born 27 Aug 1882 at Cold Comfort Hinckley Died 7 Jan 1964 at Nuneaton. Alice Beebe Born 6 Feb 1884 at Fenn Lanes Stoke Golding Died 27 Apr 1972 at Nuneaton. She is Carol Hollingworth Grandmother
I hav'nt got your Samuel Meller in my tree, could he be the father to my George ?
As for finding Clara in the 1881 census she was married and living in as a servant in a farm at Nuneaton fields the Nuneaton Side of the A5 road, and Thomas was living with his mother and father and down as single. A member of NNWFHS once asked me if I had read the History of the Meller Family of Higham and I told her that I had'nt she said that she would borrow it for me to read, but the person who had it, had loaned it out to some one who had lost it so I never did read it. I did wonder if Hinckley Library had a copy. I've checked at Nuneaton, which have the History of Higham but not the Meller's
In January 1891 Thomas and Clara were living with their children Thomas and Alice at No 1 Bull Street Attleborough,which is only a mile and half to the place where he committed suicide at Hydes Pastures which is in Warwickshire that field comes under the district of Hinckley so I had to get his death certificate from Leicester. Thomas died on 11 Jan 1891 and Buried 15 Jan at Dadlington
Then on the 18 May 1891 Clara married a William Ward Born c1863 at Coventry Died 12/13 Nov 1940 at Market Bosworth Buried at Higham. They were married at St Mary's Church Nuneaton, On 17 Aug 1891 Clara gave birth to a son William Ward { she must have been pregnant when Thomas killed himself } at No 3 Court Abbey Street Nuneaton, they then must have moved to Higham as William Died 18 Oct 1892 at Higham age 14 Mths they then had six more children all Born at Higham Albert Born 26 May 1893. Ida Elizabeth Born 22 Jan 1895. Arther Enest Born 1 Jun 1897. Grace Edith Born 22 Jan 1899. Died 15 Jul 1995 at Melton Mowbray. Edgar Born Q/Ending Sep 1901. Cecil Born 17 Feb 1904, Died Jan 1909
At Higham
Clara Mary Ann Meller / Beebe / Ward Died 12/13 Nov 1940 at Market Bosworth and Buried at Higham On The Hill with William Ward

Hope this is of use to you
Tom Beebe


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