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Posted by: Marilyn Roth (ID *****9310) Date: February 06, 2009 at 14:53:11
In Reply to: Maryland Dunham family by kathy Holden of 3445

MD Historical Magazine, 10:176+, MD Historical Soc., Baltimore, 1915, Francis B. CULVER, Merryman Family:

John MERRYMAN, Charles City Co., VA, 10 May 1638, patented 150 acres adjoining Weyanoke and land of Perce LENNON [Wm. & Mary Qtrly., 5:49]. That may be the John MERRYMAN [1] who transported to Virginia his wife Audrey by 1649 [GREER's Early VA Immigrants, p. 225]. John MERRYMAN died in Virginia by 1680. Widow Audrey m. Edward CARTER in Lancaster Co., VA.

Lancaster Co. deed, 10 Nov. 1680, from Wm. & John MERRYMAN, sons of John, decd., & Edward CARTER & Audrie, his wife, widow of John MERRYMAN, to Lt. Col. Jno. CARTER & Capt. David FOX, for the use of the county to establish a town, 50 a. of a patent of 14 Nov. 1649, to sd. John MERRIMAN, decd. [VA Hist. Mag., 5:430].

Charles MERRYMAN [2] (ca. 1656, VA - 22 Dec. 1725, Balto. Co., MD) of Currotoman River, Lancaster Co., VA, wheelwright, was referred to in Baltimore Co., MD, in a deed of 30 Mar. 1682, when he purchased from Thomas & Hannah [BALL] EVEREST of Patapsco R., Balto., 300 acres, "East Humphreys," originally surveyed for Mary HUMPHREYS [IR:AM:176].

In March 1698/9, Capt. John FERRY, Back R., Balto. Co., designated friend Charles MERRYMAN to bring up the orphans of John BORING, whose widow FERRY had married.

The will of Charles MERRYMAN, pr. 4 Jan. 1725/6, named wf. Mary, exx., sons John & Samuel, dau. Eliz. COX, & grandson Merryman COX. Charles MERRYMAN had

Charles [3] (by 1680 - 17 May 1722, St. Paul's Episcopal Parish, will pr. 23 Je. 1722) m. ca. 1702, Jane, who m2. 6 Aug. 1723, St. Paul's, Benj. KNIGHT.
John, will pr. 6 Je. 1749
Samuel, will of 16 Jan. 1754, pr. 23 Mar. 1754.
Elizabeth, m. 25 Sep. 1722, Jacob COX.

Charles MERRYMAN & Jane had

William, b. 1703, m. Margaret LANE, dau/o Dutton LANE.
(John) Charles, b. by 1705, m. 27 Feb. 1730, St. Paul's, Millison / Millicent HAILES.
Ann, b. 17__, m. by 1732, Benj. RICHARDS, ch. at St. Paul's.
Elizabeth, b. ca. 171_, m. 13 Sep. 1730, Joseph CROSS
Jemima, b. 171_, m. 19 Je. 1735, Henry STEVENSON
Kedemoth, b. 23 Mar. 1717 {had child in 1741 by Henry QUINE als JAMES}
Mary, b. 27 Mar. 1719, m. 17 Dec. 1734, Wm. HALL.

William MERRYMAN (of Chas. 3, 2, John 1) received by will of his father, half of "Merryman's Beginning" & "Brotherly Fellowship," Balto. Co. On 11 July 1746, Wm. & bro. Chas. deeded the former tract to Charles Ridgely, & Wm. & wf. Margaret conveyed to him part of "Hampton Court."

Wm. & Margaret had

Jemima (24 Nov. 1726 - 13 Aug. 1736)
Margaret (24 Feb. 1727/8 - 5 Aug. 1736)
William, b. 11 Apr. 1729
George, b. 25 Oct. 1734
Joanna, b. 15 Oct. 1736
Chloe, b. 28 Feb. 1741.

That's as far as the article by CULVER followed this direct line. Robert BARNES' Balto. Co. Families, 1659 - 1759, says that John MERRYMAN was church warden of St. Mary's Parish, Lancaster Co., VA. He notes that there was also an Elizabeth, b. by 1652, mentioned in wills of Gyles TAVERNER, 1655, & John BONNY, 1666. Charles' dau. Eliz., who m1. Jacob COX, who d. 1 Nov. 1724, m2. 3 Sep. 1727, Samuel SMITH.

Charles MERRYMAN [3] m. by 24 Je. 1702, Jane, widow of Joseph PEAKE and daughter of Jane LONG, probably by Jane's second husband Maj. Thos. LONG.

Dutton LANE made his will in 1713, leaving part of "Hampton Court" to dau. Margaret.

That's as far as R. BARNES followed this line.

MD Calendar of Wills: John MERRIMAN, Balto. Co., made 1746, pr. 6 Je. 1749. To son John, land where he lives, bought of Thos. BROAD. To son Moses, "Merriman's Delight." To son Joseph, home pl., "Merryman's Lot." To dau. Johanna MERRYMAN, dau. Mary EDWARDS, & sons John & Moses. Sheep to five daughters. Coexs. wf. Martha & son Joseph. Wit. Wm. CARTER, Thos. SPICER, & Edward TALBOTT, Quaker.

Samuel MERRYMAN, Balto., 16 Jan., 23 Mar. 1754. To eldest son Samuel, "Drunkard's Hall." To daus. Rebecah PRICE & Citurah PARISH. To son Nicholas, "Merryman's Pasture." Pr. by Benj. BOWER {sic, BOWEN}. Wit. Benj. BOWER, Edw. STEVENSON, Wm. OLIVER.

One John MERRIMAN m. 30 Dec. 1725, St. Paul's, Sarah ROGERS. Another John MERRYMAN m. Dec. 1777, Sarah (ROGERS) SMITH, wid/o Capt. John Addison SMITH [MD M, by BARNES].

Bill & Martha REAMY, Records of St. Paul's, Balto.:
Benjamin RICHARDS & Ann had Ruth, b. 27 Apr. 1733, & Charles, b. 23 Feb. 1747.

Can you add anything for the MERRYMAN family so far?

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