Guy Meek



By Christopher A. Meek

12. Guy Meek was born about 1686 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He owned Solmon Hill about 1711. He resided in 1733 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He resided in Orange Co., VA about 1734. (Deed Book 1, page 126 17 Feb 1735/tax list 1739). On 25 Oct 1736 Guy Meek was issued a summons for tresspassing. The deputy sheriff stated "I went in order to arrest the said Meek but he resisted and kept me off by force so I left a copy". The case was dismissed. He was mentioned in his father's will.

He married Dorothy Cobby about 1706. Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 7, pages 166/167, St Annís Parish, 9 Apr 1722, Vestry proceedings summons Guy Meek and Dorothy Cobby for incontinent living. Guy Meek and Dorothy Cobby had the following children:

  • 31. John Meek was born in 1707. Source unknown, Not listed in church records/connection to father is questionable. DNA proved John and Thomas born 1708 shared a common ancestor.
  • 32. Thomas Meek was born in 1708 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Not listed in church records/connection to father is questionable.
  • 33. Isaac Meek was born on 4 Mar 1710 in Anne Arundel Co., MD according to parish records. He owned Ridgsby Beginning on 10 Mar 1743 in Anne Arundel Co., MD (Deed Book R. B. #2 p182). He also purchased 50 acres known as Vernallas in 1745. Deed Book B. B. #2 p113 dated 11 Jan 1757 indicates that Isaac sell all of his land to John Mercer. In April 1758 his wife Rachel gives up her right of Dower.
    There is no evidence that the following refers to Isaac Meek of Anne Arundel Co., MD.
    Harrison Co., WV Deed Book #3 p52 dated 1778 Land Grant for Isaac Meek for 360 acres on the waters of Lost Run. Harrison Co., WV Deed Book 1 p330 dated 1790 between Isaac Meek and wife Rachel of the County of Harrison Co., WV first part and John Duvall sold 360 acres on Lost Run and Bankleg Run.
    There is no evidence of who Isaac's children were.
    • 60. Isaac Meek was born on 14 Jan 1746.
      DNA testing proves that Isaac was not related to John born 1707 or Thomas born 1708.
    • 70. Sylvester Meek
  • 34. Nathan Meek was born on 24 Mar 1715 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Parish records connect him to parents
  • 35. Jacob Meek was born on 29 May 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Parish records connect him to parents. He owned Inspection on 16 Dec 1745 in Prince George Co., MD, according to abstracts. He owned Kent Beginning on 7 Feb 1748 in Frederick Co., MD. He owned Meek Delight on 4 May 1748 in Frederick Co., MD.

    He married Mary ______. On 9 Mar 1752 Jacob sells land on the west side of the Snowdon River to William Ridgeley (s/o Charles Ridgeley). Mary signs the deed. On 20 Oct 1765 Jacob sells "Kent" to Thomas Roberts. Mary relinquishes her rights of dower.

    Note: There is no evidence known to this author which would indicate who any of Jacob's children were. Traditional genealogies attribute some of the children of Jacob Meek, son of Adam of Lincolnshire, England, to this Jacob. This may be possible as there is no evidence that Jacob Meek of Lincolnshire was even in America. Nor is there any evidence of who his children were. However, DNA evidence proves that those children came from at least three unrelated families.
  • 36. Laurane Meek was baptized on 24 Jun 1719 according to parish records.
  • 37. James Meek. Connection uncertain, not sure why he is listed.

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