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MERRIAM, Joseph

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  • Name MERRIAM, Joseph   [1
    Born Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See page 48 in Pope book for complete text of will.
    Died 21 Oct 1702  Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Joseph Merriam, was made freeman 18 April 1691. We are fortunate in having his will.

      THE WILL OF JOSEPH MERRIAM

      In the Name of our Lord God Amen I Joseph Merriam of Lyn in the
      County of Essex in the Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England
      being sick and weak of body, yet god of his goodnes affording to me my
      Right Understanding take this oppertunity to make this my Last will
      & testiment as foUoweth

      first I commit my spirit in to the hands of my blesed Redeemer ye Lord
      Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth to be Desently bur>'ed at ye Dis-
      cretion of my Executrix here after named and for my worldly Estate I
      will & bequeath as followeth

      Imprs that all my just Debts be duely & honestly paid

      2 I will & bequeathe to my sone Ebenezbr Merriam the one full &
      just halfe of my housing & Lands to be to him his heirs & assigns for
      Ever

      3 I will & bequethe to my sone Theophilus Merriam the other full &
      just halfe of my houseing & Lands to be to him his heirs & assigns for
      Ever

      4 my will is that my two sons above named shall pay to my beloved
      wife Sarah yearely & Every year duering the time shee shall Remaine my
      widdow Eight bushells of Indean Corn & one hundred weight of pourk
      Equally betwixt them all to be good & merchantable; allso to keepe
      & maintaine at their owne Cost & Charge two Cows Dureing the time

      aforesaid which is in lieu of her Dower or thirds in my Estate

      5 I give to my Daughter Sarah Merriam seven pounds to be paid in
      or as money by my two sons abovesd Eaqually betwixt them within two
      years after my decease

      6 I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Merriam seven pounds in or as
      money to be paid within foure years after my decease Eaqually betwixt
      my two sons abovesd

      7 I give to my Daughter Mary seven pounds in or as money to be paid
      Eaqually by my two sons abovesd without within two years after my
      Decese

      8 I will & apoint my beloved wife Sarah my sole Executrix to this my
      Last will & testiment

      in witnes whereof & for the Confermation of this my Last Will &
      testiment I the above sd Joseph Meriam hathe affixed my hand & scale
      this seventeenth Day of October Annoque Domini : one thousand and
      seven hundred & two

      Joseph Merriam
      his I signe (seal)
      Signed sealed & . . .
      in prsents of us
      William Merriam
      Thomas Cheever
      Mary Cheever
      Her mark
      Endorsed on the back ^1710 June 30.

      Pope Book, page 48 (9).
    Person ID I4427  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2018 

    Father MERRIAM, William,   b. Abt 1624, Tudeley, Kent, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1689, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother BREED, Elizabeth,   b. 26 Dec 1634, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1676, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Aft 1642 
    Family ID F1500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JENKINS, Sarah,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Aug 1675  Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. MERRIAM, Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. MERRIAM, Joseph,   b. 10 Jul 1676, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. MERRIAM, Benjamin,   b. 23 Apr 1678, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. MERRIAM, Sarah,   b. 21 Feb 1679/80, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1705, Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     5. MERRIAM, Elizabeth,   b. 2 Jul 1683, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. MERRIAM, Ebenezer,   b. 11 Feb 1685, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1753, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. MERRIAM, Theophilus,   b. 16 Jul 1688, Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1744, Lynn (Saugus River), Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - - Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1675 - Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1702 - Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S255] GENEALOGY: MERRIAM GENEALOGY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, Pope, Charles Henry - 1906, (Reprint compiled by John Merriam Kingsbury through Bullbrier Press - 1986), pages 44, 48, 49 (9). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S828] VITAL Record: Massachusetts, USA - Lynn, (http://ma-vitalrecords.org/) (Reliability: 2).