Person:George Merriam (4)

m.
  1. William Merriam1581 -
  2. Joane Merriam1583 -
  3. Margaret Merriam1585 - Aft 1635
  4. Sarah MerriamAbt 1590 - 1682
  5. Susan MerriamAbt 1594 - Aft 1635
  6. Unknown MerriamAbt 1598 - Bef 1635
  7. Joseph MerriamAbt 1600 - 1640/41
  8. George MerriamEst 1603 - 1675
  9. Frances MerriamAbt 1603 - Bef 1681
  10. Susan MirriamAbt 1605 -
  11. Margaret MirriamAbt 1607 -
  12. Miss MerriamAbt 1612 -
  13. Deacon Robert MerriamCal 1613 - 1681/82
  14. _____ MirriamAbt 1616 - Bef 1635
  • HGeorge MerriamEst 1603 - 1675
  • WSusan RavenEst 1607 - 1675
m. 16 Oct 1627
  1. Mary Merriam1628 - 1628
  2. Mary Merriam1630 - 1646
  3. Susanna MerriamEst 1632 - 1706/07
  4. Elizabeth Merriam1635 - 1636
  5. Joseph Merriam1637 -
  6. Sarah Merriam1640 - 1676
  7. Elizabeth Merriam1641 - 1691
  8. Samuel Meriam1643 -
  9. Abigail Merriam1645 - 1684
  10. Hannah Merriam1647 - 1682
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] George Merriam
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1603 Tudeley, Kent, England (probably)
Marriage 16 Oct 1627 Tonbridge, Kent, Englandto Susan Raven
Other[1] 2 Jun 1641 Admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Will[1] 8 Oct 1675
Death[1][2] 29 Dec 1675 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[3] South Burying Place, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 4 Apr 1676 Will proved.

The Will of George Merriam

"I George Mirriam of Concord in New Engld. in the Coun. of Midd. being in perfect memory do make this my last will and testamt, in manner & forme as following.

first I comitt and comend my Soul into the hands of God my mercifull father, who hath called mee to the fellowship of his son Jesus Cht. in whom I have believed, knowing he is able to keep yt wch I have comitted to him, and my body to be decently buryed, beleiveing the resurrecon thereof to Eternall life, As touching the temporal estate that God hath given mee ac followeth.

Itm. I give to my beloved wife all my moveables to be at her dispose. Itm. I give to my five daughters, Sarah Gove of Cambridge, Elizab. West of Salem, Hannah Axdell of Marlbury, Susan Scotchford of Concord and Abigail Bateman of Concord, these sevrall parcels of land hereafter mentioned, namely: Eighteen accrs of upland beyond Crane feild. Six accrs meadow at faire haven, Two accrs of plow land in the South feild, Two accrs of meadow in the great meadow, fifteen accrs of woodland beyond Cedar Swamp, five accrs of woodland by Mr Flynts pond, fourten accrs of wood land at ye head of ye oxpasture. Eight accrs of land by ye suburbs neere Rocky meadow, fifty seaven accrs of land, & forty five accrs of land, at ye lower end of Elme brook meadow, Thirten accrs of meadow called Birch meadow, to be equally divided between them, as they shall agree among themselves, or upon non agreemt by a Comittee mutually chosen between them. Itm. I give to my sonn Samuel my houseing & lands joyneing thereunto, cont'. three lotts, being in quantity thirty accrs more or less, & six accrs meadow in the Town meadow, with two accrs of upland thereto adjoyneing, & twelve of meadow in Elm brook meadow, with four accrs of swamp & upland joyneing thereto, & two accrs in Cedar swamp, provided that this my son Samuel do well provide for comfortable maintenance of his mother during her naturall life, & take care for her decent buryall wn deceased, My will also is that if Susan my wife for her greater conveniency shall choose to live with any of her daughters, or any other place in Concord, that then my said son Samuel shall allow five pounds p ann to his mother in such provissions as are meet for her in the place shee shall from time to time be in; Also I appoynt my said son Samuel Executor of this my last will and testamt. In witness whereof I set to my hand & seale, this 8th day of Octob. one thousand six hundred seaventy & five.

George Mirryam.

Signed & Sealed In the presence of

Joseph Estabrook
Robert Mirriam
Thomas Burges
mark

Proved 4 April 1676"[1]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 George Merriam, in Pope, Charles Henry. Merriam Genealogy in England and America: Including the "Genealogical Memoranda" of Charles Pierce Merriam, the Collections of James Sheldon Merriam, etc. (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1906)
    36-38.

    George (Merriam), born in England, date and place not yet learned, but not far from the year 1603; married at Tunbridge, Kent, 16 October, 1627, Susan (Susanna) Raven, and resided there till 1637, certainly, perhaps till the time of his removal to New England. The first trace of his presence in this country is after the death of [his brother] Joseph. He was admitted to freemanship 2 June, 1641, and must have been here some little time before to become a member of the church, which was then a prerequisite to freemanship; but the fact that he was not one of the overseers of Joseph's will looks as if he was not in the plantation at that date. … He made his home in Concord, where several children were born in addition to those registered at Tunbridge. Death had invaded the ranks, however, and we find names repeated. He died 29 December, 1675.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)
    3:197.

    Meriam, George, Concord, freem. 2 Jan. 1641, by w. Susannah had Elizabeth b. 8 or 11 Nov. 1641; Samuel 21 July 1642; Hannah, 14 July 1645; Abigail, July 1647; Sarah, 17 July 1649; and Susanna. His w. d. 8 Oct. 1675, and he d. 29 Dec aft. One of the ds. d. 10 Aug. 1646.

  3. George Meriam, in Find A Grave.