Family:Joseph Merriam and Sarah Goldstone (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt 1623 Tudeley, Kent, Eng
Abt 1626 England
Abt 1630
Est 1632
Abt 1636

From Historic Homes and Institutions...

by Ellery Bicknell Crane, Volume 4, p 19:

(II) Joseph Merriam, son of William Merriam (I), was born in Hadlow, county Kent, England, and all of the name Merriam in America trace their lineages to him. He was an "undertaker" or stockholder in the ship "Castle," which arrived at Charlestown in July, 1638. He also settled in Concord, Massachusetts. He was admitted a freeman March 14, 1638-39. He died January 1, 1640-41. His will was proved October 26, 1642. His wife was left the whole estate for bringing up of all the children until they were of age. Children of Joseph and Sarah Merriam:
  1. William;
  2. Joseph;
  3. a daughter who married John Buss;
  4. Elizabeth, married Thomas Henchman, of Charlestown;
  5. Sarah, married William Hall;
  6. John, born July 9, 1641.

Children as of 1637

"Genealogical Gleanings in England," NEHGR 50:507 (1896)

[The will of Robert Goldston, brother of Sara Goldstone who married Joseph Merriam]

Item, I given and bequeath unto William, Sara, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth and Hanna, the six children of the said Joseph Mirriam by the said Sara his now wife, to either of them the like sum of six pounds apiece, to be paid them within five years next after my decease.

Posthumous mentions of their children

His widow was about two months pregnant when he died. Sarah, his widow, married again to Lieut. Joseph Wheeler on May 19, 1642. "The three sons, William, Joseph, and John, joined in a quitclaim deed of any rights they might be supposed to have in the estate of Joseph Wheeler, "their father-in-law", April 17, 1667. Brooke Family Web Site - lacking more direct citation.