Post by basildonhistory on Aug 27, 2020 12:53:35 GMT
James Mead was born in Laindon on 20 October 1754 By 1808 he and his wife were living and working on Fairmead Farm in Basildon.
They had seven children between 1784 and 1801 in Basildon.
On 1 June 1808 James and Elizabeth travelled to market in Romford. On their way home their horse was startled and their carriage tipped over. As the horse bolted the carriage ran them both over killing James instantly, whilst Elizabeth clung to life for a few more hours.
On 5 June 1808 they were buried at Holy Cross Church, Basildon.
James and Elizabeth are my 13x Great Grandparents.