Janes-Melus Family Tree

Samuel Meredith JanesAge: 77 years17931870

Name
Samuel Meredith Janes
Birth about 1793
Baptism June 18, 1793
Military service
1906 Beers Biographic Record of Lambton County states he served in theBritish Army
yes

Birth of a brotherWilliam Janes
about 1795 (Age 2 years)

Politics
Baptism of a brotherWilliam Janes
June 28, 1795 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Janes
about 1797 (Age 4 years)

Baptism of a sisterMary Janes
March 19, 1797 (Age 4 years)
MarriageAnna BondView this family
October 12, 1812 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Janes
about 1813 (Age 20 years)

Baptism of a daughterMary Janes
February 21, 1813 (Age 20 years)
Death of a daughterMary Janes
December 15, 1815 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William Kenneth Janes
September 17, 1817 (Age 24 years)
Occupation
Labourer
1817 (Age 24 years)

Baptism of a sonWilliam Kenneth Janes
October 8, 1817 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Charles Meredith Janes
about 1824 (Age 31 years)
Baptism of a sonCharles Meredith Janes
August 5, 1824 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Matilda Meredith Janes
about 1828 (Age 35 years)
Occupation
Labourer
1828 (Age 35 years)

Residence 1828 (Age 35 years)
Baptism of a daughterMatilda Meredith Janes
April 7, 1828 (Age 35 years)
Occupation
yoeman. The area where he settled is Griffeth St., Byron in 2011. Hesold this property to hi sson William in 1845.
1839 (Age 46 years)

Fact 1839 (Age 46 years)
Immigration about 1840 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Agnes Anna Janes
November 7, 1851 (Age 58 years)
Census 1851 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Samuel Janes
February 6, 1852 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3
Edward Orman
May 18, 1852 (Age 59 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4
John Burley Janes
May 2, 1853 (Age 60 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5
Charles Hamilton Janes
October 13, 1854 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Henry Janes
April 26, 1855 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Annie Bella Orman
May 1, 1855 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Eliza Jane Ormand
February 9, 1857 (Age 64 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Mary Ann Ingles Janes
October 7, 1857 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Harriet Ann Janes
October 29, 1857 (Age 64 years)

Birth of a grandson
#11
Arthur Janes
March 22, 1859 (Age 66 years)

Birth of a grandson
#12
William Janes
February 22, 1860 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13
Walter Orman
April 7, 1860 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Mary Orman
August 20, 1861 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a grandson
#15
Samuel Janes M.D.
October 16, 1861 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16
Robert Auld Janes
May 20, 1862 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Elizabeth Jane Janes
November 6, 1862 (Age 69 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Janet Allen Janes
March 10, 1864 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19
Meredith Orman
June 24, 1864 (Age 71 years)

Birth of a grandson
#20
George Murray Janes
August 7, 1864 (Age 71 years)

Birth of a grandson
#21
Truman William Ormond
March 19, 1866 (Age 73 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Susan Melinda Janes
May 7, 1866 (Age 73 years)

Birth of a grandson
#23
Thomas Ingles Janes
June 16, 1866 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#24
William Bond Janes
July 4, 1868 (Age 75 years)

Death of a wifeAnna Bond
December 8, 1869 (Age 76 years)
Residence between 1840 and 1869 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Sarah Louisa Janes
April 13, 1870 (Age 77 years)

Residence between 1869 and 1870 (Age 76 years)
Death May 27, 1870 (Age 77 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
himself
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Family with Anna Bond - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 12, 1812St. John's Church, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
15 months
daughter
5 years
son
7 years
son
5 years
daughter

Shared note
from page 4 The Janes Family History (1980) by Mary & Paul Janes From 1770 to 1890, 11 million people emigrated from the British Isles to North America. Emigration to the New World was the remedy from the "ills of mankind." What were these ills? The Industrial Revolution had created an unfortunate condition where machinery replaced 5/6 of the manpower. Agrarian consolidation caused distress, and created large numbers of paupers. Some of the oppressed and idle people showed their dissatisfaction by smashing machinery, burning factories, terrorizing rural districts and poisoning people. Money could be made by bringing in dead bodies. In this era also, the press was gagged. There was no freedom of speech; no public meetings were allowed. Agitators and reformers found life difficult if they criticized the system. Conditions in the factories and mines were little removed from slavery. Like millions of others, Samuel Meredith Janes decide to move his family from this state of affairs and try a new life in Canada. It couldn't be worse. His occupation is recorded as labourer, and later yoeman, so we can presume his conditions of living were not the best in Somersetshire. The Great Migrations Atlantic Crossing by Sailing Ship by Edwin C. Guillet, published by University of Toronto Press in 1963 describes vividly the conditions on the boats crossing the ocean. Some immigrants came with money, clothes, furnishings, household goods, harnesses, etc; some came with nothing. Many picked up diseases and died en route. But they all came with hope of a better life in North America. What a shock it must have been to come to large areas of unsettled land with no roads, post offices, mills, schools or churches. Those who had heard of the great settlements in the United Sates were especially overwhelmed that conditions in Canada were not the same. Many wanted to return but could not afford the passage; others went to the United States. Many died of tuberculosis, fever, the chills, brought on by the adverse weather conditions. But for the many who stuck it out in Canada, as did the Janes family, there were many advantages. Even though at first they lacked the daily comforts, they knew these were a goal within reach. There was hunting, fishing, plentiful food; as well a more equitable distribution of worldly goods. The class system was not so obvious. With the hospitality and the cooperative feeling of pioneer life and an abundance of food and drink, our ancestors persevered and succeeded. Only because of their perseverance are we -- the Janes kin -- here today. The pioneer Janes had to be rough and ready, because of their conditions. In learning about them, we learn about ourselves.