Samuel Meredith Janes, 17931870 (aged 77 years)

Name
Samuel Meredith /Janes/
Birth about 1793
Baptism June 18, 1793 (aged 0)
Military service
1906 Beers Biographic Record of Lambton County states he served in theBritish Army

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

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

Baptism of a sisterMary Janes
March 19, 1797 (aged 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Jeanes
February 4, 1807 (aged 14 years)
MarriageAnna BondView this family
October 12, 1812 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Janes
about 1813 (aged 20 years)

Baptism of a daughterMary Janes
February 21, 1813 (aged 20 years)
Death of a daughterMary Janes
December 15, 1815 (aged 22 years)
Occupation
Labourer
1817 (aged 24 years)

Birth of a sonWilliam Kenneth Janes
September 17, 1817 (aged 24 years)
Baptism of a sonWilliam Kenneth Janes
October 8, 1817 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a sonCharles Meredith Janes
about 1824 (aged 31 years)
Baptism of a sonCharles Meredith Janes
August 5, 1824 (aged 31 years)
Occupation
Labourer
1828 (aged 35 years)

Residence 1828 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a daughterMatilda Meredith Janes
about 1828 (aged 35 years)
Baptism of a daughterMatilda Meredith Janes
April 7, 1828 (aged 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 (aged 46 years)

Fact 1839 (aged 46 years)
Immigration about 1840 (aged 47 years)
Census 1851 (aged 58 years)
Residence between 1840 and 1869 (aged 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAgnes Anna Janes
November 7, 1851 (aged 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAgnes Anna Janes
1851 (aged 58 years)

Birth of a grandsonSamuel Janes
February 6, 1852 (aged 59 years)

Birth of a grandsonEdward Orman
May 18, 1852 (aged 59 years)

Birth of a grandsonJohn Burley Janes
May 2, 1853 (aged 60 years)

Birth of a grandsonCharles Hamilton Janes
October 13, 1854 (aged 61 years)
Birth of a grandsonHenry Janes
April 26, 1855 (aged 62 years)

Birth of a granddaughterAnnie Bella Orman
May 1, 1855 (aged 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughterEliza Jane Ormand
February 9, 1857 (aged 64 years)

Birth of a granddaughterMary Ann Ingles Janes
October 7, 1857 (aged 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughterHarriet Ann Janes
October 29, 1857 (aged 64 years)

Birth of a grandsonArthur Janes
March 22, 1859 (aged 66 years)

Birth of a grandsonWilliam Janes
February 22, 1860 (aged 67 years)
Birth of a grandsonWalter Orman
April 7, 1860 (aged 67 years)

Birth of a granddaughterMary Orman
August 20, 1861 (aged 68 years)

Birth of a grandsonSamuel Janes M.D.
October 16, 1861 (aged 68 years)
Birth of a grandsonRobert Auld Janes
May 20, 1862 (aged 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughterElizabeth Jane Janes
November 6, 1862 (aged 69 years)

Birth of a granddaughterJanet Allen Janes
March 10, 1864 (aged 71 years)
Birth of a grandsonMeredith Orman
June 24, 1864 (aged 71 years)

Birth of a grandsonGeorge Murray Janes
August 7, 1864 (aged 71 years)

Birth of a grandsonTruman William Ormond
March 19, 1866 (aged 73 years)

Birth of a granddaughterSusan Melinda Janes
May 7, 1866 (aged 73 years)

Birth of a grandsonThomas Ingles Janes
June 16, 1866 (aged 73 years)
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Bond Janes
July 4, 1868 (aged 75 years)

Residence between 1869 and 1870 (aged 77 years)
Death of a wifeAnna Bond
December 8, 1869 (aged 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughterSarah Louisa Janes
April 13, 1870 (aged 77 years)

Death of a fatherSamuel Jeanes

Death of a motherMary Jeanes

Politics
Death May 27, 1870 (aged 77 years)
Burial 1870 (aged 77 years)
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.

Family with parents
father
mother
himself
17931870
Birth: about 1793Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
Death: May 27, 1870Warwick, Ontario, Canada
3 years
younger brother
1795
Birth: about 1795
Death:
3 years
younger sister
1797
Birth: about 1797
Death:
Family with Anna Bond
himself
17931870
Birth: about 1793Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
Death: May 27, 1870Warwick, Ontario, Canada
wife
17941869
Birth: June 1794
Death: December 8, 1869Westminster Township, Ontario, Canada
Marriage MarriageOctober 12, 1812St. John's Church, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
15 months
daughter
18131815
Birth: about 1813
Death: December 15, 1815Glastonbury, England
5 years
son
18171888
Birth: September 17, 1817Glastonbury, England
Death: June 6, 1888Delaware, Ontario, Canada
7 years
son
Charles Meredith Janes, Jennet Auld Janes
18241874
Birth: about 1824Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
Death: March 10, 1874Warwick, Ontario
5 years
daughter
18281902
Birth: about 1828Glastonbury, England
Death: July 19, 1902Byron, Ontario, Canada