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MERRIAM, George

Male Abt 1603 - 1675


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  • Name  MERRIAM, George   [1
    Born  Abt 1603  Tudeley, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  MERIAM, George  [2
    Residence  Bef 1637  Tonbridge, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Freeman  2 Jun 1641 
    Died  29 Dec 1675  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • South Burying Ground
    Notes 
    • George Merriam resided in Tunbridge, Kent Co., England 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 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.
      Among the "Feet of Fines" or deeds of land in the county of Kent, A.D. 1638, Easter term, Charles I., is a conveyance by "George Mirriam and Susanna his wife" of "Two messuages, two barns, two gardens, two orchards, and six acres of land in Tewdley, co. Kent," to "Anne Towne, widow."
      He made his home in Concord, where several children were born in addition to those registered in Tunbridge. Death had invaded the ranks, hosever, and we find names repeated.

      THE WILL OF GEORGE MERRIAM

      I George Merriam 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 myfive 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 MERRIAM.
      Signed & Sealed
      In the presence of
      Joseph Estabrook
      Robert Mirriam
      Thomas Burges
      mark
      Proved 4 April 1676

      Pope Book, pages 36 - 38 (3).
    Person ID  I5751  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  29 Dec 2016 

    Father  MERRIAM, William,   b. Bef 11 May 1564, , Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Nov 1635 
    Mother  BURGES, Sarah,   b. 1559, Goudhurst, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Hadlow, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1496  Group Sheet

    Family  RAVEN, Susanna,   b. , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  16 Oct 1627  Tonbridge, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Susan,   d. 2 Feb 1706/07
     02. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1628,   d. Bef 4 Dec 1628
     03. MERRIAM, Mary,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1630,   d. 10 Aug 1646, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     04. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. Bef 18 Jan 1634/35,   d. Bef 14 May 1636
     05. MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. Bef 26 Feb 1636/37, Tonbridge, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location
     06. MERRIAM, Sarah,   b. 17 May 1639, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1681
     07. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. 8 Nov 1641, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1691
    >08. MERRIAM, Samuel,   b. 21 Jul 1643, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     09. MERRIAM, Abigail,   b. 15 May 1645, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1684
    >10. MERRIAM, Hannah,   b. Abt 14 May 1647, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  23 Oct 2013 
    Family ID  F4289  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1603 - Tudeley, Kent, , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1627 - Tonbridge, Kent, , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1637 - Tonbridge, Kent, , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1675 - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    CONCORD, Massachusetts: Early Documents - MERRIAM, George, Will dated 1676
    CONCORD, Massachusetts: Early Documents - MERRIAM, George, Will dated 1676
    A scan of the original document, courtesy of Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA

  • Sources 
    1. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), Page 32, 36 (3) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S142] WEBSITE: FIND A GRAVE, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=meriam&GSfn=george&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=59761589&df=all& (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), Page 36 (3) (Reliability: 3).