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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
|| see FAMILY TREE
|Born: Abt 1624 Tudley, Kent, England
|Died: 22/May/1698 Lynn, Essex, England
||Merriam Genealogy by Charles Henry Pope 1906
Testimony of Jeremiah Shepard Aged 42 who Testifyeth and saith that being
present with William Meriam Sr. at his last sickness, his last will and mind
with reference to the disposall of his outward estate was That his wife
Sarah should out of his estate have maintained for her 2 cowes & a beast to
ride upon, a bed and furniture. In the Leantoo wherin he then lay, and alsoe
a Bras ketle with the use of sd Room during her life; and what he had
allready conveyed to his children should be confirmed to ym; his eldest son
Joseph to enjoy what lands he had bequeathed to him and his two sons William
and John should have the remainder of the Lands equally divided
1. Joseph Merriam b. Abt 1650
2. Elizabeth Merriam b. 08/Nov/1654
3. John Merriam b. 13/Sep/1657
4. Sarah Merriam b. 03/Jun/1660
5. Rebecca Merriam b. 21/Oct/1662
6. Sarah Merriam b. 14/Sep/1664
7. William Merriam b. 08/Mar/1667-68
8. John Merriam
Merriam Genealogy by Charles Henry Pope 1906
William, born in England, probably at Tewdley, in the county of Kent, about
1624; came as a boy to Concord, Mass., and entered into the life of the new
plantation. Joined the church, and was made a freeman of the colony, May 2,
1649. He was one of the witnesses to the will of Joseph How 24 (2), 1651. The "goodman
Merriam," who owned a lot of land in Hampon, N. H., May 2, 1655, may be - we may
say must be - this man; but there is no evidence that he resided there. He had
already settled at Lynn, where he married first Elizabeth, daughter of Allen
Breed. Her father gave them, June 26, 1666, a good portion, 200 acres of farm
land, all in Lynn, in the southern part, now called by the ancient name Saugus.
He married second, Oct 11, 1676, Anna Jones, who died July 29, 1677. He married
third, Sarah------, who survived him.
He served as a trooper in King Philip's War, enrolled Feb. 29, 1675-6, in Capt.
George Curwin's company, and received 4-10's for his services. He died in 1689'
was buried 22 May, 1689.
William is mentioned in the will of his grandfather,