Janes-Melus Family Tree

Charles Meredith Janes, Jennet Auld Janes

Charles Meredith JanesAge: 50 years18241874

Charles Meredith Janes

not Janes Also known as Jeans

not Janes Also known as Jeans
Birth about 1824
Baptism August 5, 1824
Birth of a sisterMatilda Meredith Janes
about 1828 (Age 4 years)
Fact 3
Baptism of a sisterMatilda Meredith Janes
April 7, 1828 (Age 4 years)
Immigration 1839 (Age 15 years)
Charles delivered mail by horseback from London to Errol,probably viathe Egremont Road.
about 1840 (Age 16 years)

Settled 1848 (Age 24 years)
Stagedriver, recorded on crown grant
1851 (Age 27 years)

Land grant January 16, 1851 (Age 27 years)
Property October 1, 1851 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
Agnes Anna Janes
November 7, 1851 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
Charles Hamilton Janes
October 13, 1854 (Age 30 years)
Innkeeper, Maple Leaf or Maple Grove Hotel, on old Highway 7 (EgremontRoad) in Warwick Village
1854 (Age 30 years)

Property December 23, 1854 (Age 30 years)
Fact 4 between 1853 and 1854 (Age 29 years)
MarriageJennet AuldView this family
1856 (Age 32 years)

Property February 13, 1856 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
Mary Ann Ingles Janes
October 7, 1857 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
William Janes
February 22, 1860 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
Samuel Janes M.D.
October 16, 1861 (Age 37 years)
Fact 2 1861 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
Robert Auld Janes
May 20, 1862 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
Janet Allen Janes
March 10, 1864 (Age 40 years)
Property May 5, 1865 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas Ingles Janes
June 16, 1866 (Age 42 years)
Death of a motherAnna Bond
December 8, 1869 (Age 45 years)
Fact 5 1869 (Age 45 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel Meredith Janes
May 27, 1870 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
Margaret Ann Janes
January 22, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
Margaret Lena Thomas
July 18, 1872 (Age 48 years)
Finances 1874 (Age 50 years)
Health 1874 (Age 50 years)
Will 1874 (Age 50 years)
Death March 10, 1874 (Age 50 years)
Burial 1874 (Age 50 years)
one storey log cabin
1956 (81 years after death)
Church of England, but brick from his brickyard was used for KnoxPresbyterian, Warwick Twp.

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 12, 1812St. John's Church, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
15 months
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
7 years
5 years
younger sister
Family with Jennet Auld - View this family
Marriage: 1856
-4 years
3 years
3 years
2 years
William Janes, Mary McGillicuddy JanesWilliam Janes
Birth: February 22, 1860Janes Homestead, Lot 14, 3NER, Warwick Township, Lambton County
Death: December 29, 1929at farm on lot 9, second line north in Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
20 months
7 months
22 months
2 years
5 years

Shared note
Taken from The Janes Family History (1980) by Mary & Paul Janes ISBN 09696963-1-0 page 3: Our sources have been many and varied. Registry offices in Middlesex & Lambton Counties, and the Ontario archives provided information on property. Libraries gave census information, as well as history on properties. We referred to Beers Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Lambton, Ont.1906, also to Local Siftings from the Past, Watford, Ont. 1880; as well the 1878 Atlas of Lambton County. Microfilm from the London Free Press gave us some obituaries and history. A great deal of information came to us from the records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Genealogical Library in Toronto. They have detailed records of births, deaths and marriages from many countries there, or at their head office in Salt Lake City, Utah. One lead which we have been unable to follow up is Boyd's Marriage Register which would give complete names and marriage dates of our ancestors in England. Also we received information from the History of the Janes-Peek Family by Dr. Reba N. Collins, 1975. For our search of family records in the Taunton Registry office, Somersetshire, England, we relied upon the work of Miss Pat Lewis of Cot Orchard, Stewley, Illminster, Somersetshire, England. She might have gone back further, but with the names JANES and JONES being written in almost the same manner in the mid-1700s, the search would have been more difficult, more costly, and much more confusing. We have discovered that even in our Canadian records the name spelling changes. For example, the crown grant in Lambton County was given to CHARLES JONES (CHARLES MEREDITH JANES). However our records have been cross-checked by date to make them as accurate as possible. page 4: It is thought the name originally came from the French DE JEAN or DE JEANNE, being anglicized by dropping the DE. Sometimes the name was spelled JEANES, other times JANES. It was pronounced the same way. One branch changed the spelling to JEANS; another made it JAYNES. Because old documents were hand-written and often difficult to read, it has been difficult for historians to transcribe correctly. In addition to the JANES who immigrated from England, several others from various countries now use the name. There are JANES from Germany, from Austria (originally JANESCH), from Croatia, from Bohemia. From Spain the original spelling was YANES; from Greece JANOS or JANUS. The Polish JANECEK and JANISZEWSKI have also been shortened to JANES. What connection, if any, these families have to our Janes, is unknown (se Collins book). page 5: One romantic origin of the JANES name is as follows. According to The Janes Family History by Rev. Frederic Janes, published by Scribner & Co. in 1868, some American Janes' are said to be descendants of GUIDO DE JANES, a general of the French Confederacy who accompanied Henry II to England in 1154. For his valor and service, this Janes received from the King the manor of Kirtland or Kirtling in Cambridgeshire. Some of these estates were still in the family name in the mid-1800s. A grandson of general Janes, GEOFFRY DE JANES took up arms with Baldwin, Count of Flanders, about 1200-1204, helping pave the way for Baldwin to become King of Jerusalem. GEOFFRY DE JANES returned to England, then with his son GUY or GUIDO DE JANES, made three pilgrimages to the Holy Land. The escallop shells on the coat of arms commemorate those events. Links between these military DE JANES and our JANES are not known. page 5: A coat of arms of the Janes family is described as follows: arms -- argent or white; a lion rampant - azure blue between 3 escallop shells, gules (red). crest -- out of a ducal coronet (crown) gold a demi-lion rampant azure -- holding between the paws an escallop shell, gules. The lion rampant in the arms shows that the ancestor had won a battle while in command of the forces engaged. The escallop shells show that he had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The ducal coronet was given to those who held command in the armies of the sovereign duke of the French Confederation. Gules is for fortitude, creative power; azure is loyalty or splendour; argent is serenity or nobility. Whether this is the coat of arms of our Janes family is unknown. Additional information (1986): The surname Janes appears patronymical (Father's name). It is associated with the English -- meaning descendant of Jah, a pet form of John, meaning gracious gift of Jehovah. There are 314 Janes listed in Newfoundland and 244 in Ontario, but none in Prince Edward Island. Variations of the name are Jane, Jannis, Jan, Jans, Jaine, Jayne, Janyes, Jeynes, Janyn, Johns. Tombstone (Bethel Cemetery, Warwick Twp; east side in front of pine tree; grey stone): In memory of Charles M. Janes died Mar. 10, 1874 aged 48 yr. 10 mo. 4 da. A native of Somersetshire, England Jennet wife of Charles Janes Died Aug. 14, 1900 aged 71 yr. 6 mo. A native of Whilburn, Scotland The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord p. 34 CROWN GRANT document "Charles Jones [sic] of the town of London in the County of Middlesex, stagedriver the assignee of John Sykes, a discharged Seaman from the Royal Navy .... the west half of Lot Number Fourteen in the third Concession North of the Egremont Road of the aforesaid Township of Warwick.... At Toronto, this Sixteenth day of Jnauary in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty one and in the fourteenth year of Our Reign [Queen Victoria]. p. 35 INDENTURE document .... made the Twenty third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, in pursuance of the Act to facilitate the Conveyance of Real Property, Between John Kemp of the Township of Warwick in the County of Lambton of the Province of Canada, Yoeman and Catharine Kemp of the same place, Wife of the said party OF THE SECOND PART: and Charles Meredith Janes of the Township of Warwick in the County and Province aforesaid, Innkeeper, OF THE THIRD PART Witnesseth, That in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and twenty five pounds of lawful money of Canada, now paid by the said party of the third part to the said party of the first part ... that certain parcel or tract of Land and Premises, situate, lying and being in the Township of Warwick, containing by admeasurement, Forty nine Acres be the same more or less, being composed of the South half of the East half of Lot Number Fourteen in the Third Concession North of the Egremont Road in the said Township of Warwick, except one rod in width along the West side of the said South half of the East half of Said Lot running from the Third Concession to the North half of said Lot. Which said one rod in Width was Deeded by the Honble George Jervis Goodhue, of the Town of London, to Alexander Duncan on the Tenth day of February, one thousand Eight hundred and fifty three.... [Signed by John Kemp, Cathrine Kemp's mark, Charles M. Janes and witnessed by James Menerey and Charles M. Barnes]
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Media objectMaple Leaf Hotel, built in 1835, was one of the oldest hotels in the province before it destroyed by fire in 1947. The first library was located under the stairs in the lobby. Ethel Smith went to Toronto to receive her training as librarian.Maple Leaf Hotel, built in 1835, was one of the oldest hotels in the province before it destroyed by fire in 1947. The first library was located under the stairs in the lobby. Ethel Smith went to Toronto to receive her training as librarian.
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