No proof of the parents or birthplace of John Marriott have been found that directly connect to the Maryland settler. Some genealogies give his birthplace as Fareham, Hampshire, England. He was living in Maryland by 26 APR 1664 when John Westlake entered his right to claim land on the eastern shore for himself, Magdalen his wife and John Marrott his son in part of his six rights to be made good.  John Marriott was most likely the stepson of John Westlake via a previous marriage of his wife Magdalen.
Marriage & Family
John Marriott was married to the widow of Peter Porter, Sarah Acton, sometime before this letter was written to Captain Thomas Francis at Rhode River on the 2nd of September 1681:
Mr Edward Dorsey came here last night very late and brought news that the Indians had robb'd John Marriott, beaten him and his wife and turned them out of Doores, I Designe to day being the second of September to goe up and carry tenn or a dozen men along and see what damage the Indians have done,if you please to send me any further ordrs be pleased to direct it to Towne to him who is
Sr Your most humble Servt
September the 2d 1681: Robert Proctor
Another entry expands of this stating:
nine Indians came to his house the first of September instant in the morning and pressed hard for Entrance into his house which he resisted takeing his Gunn in his hand, and standing upon his guard, willing his wife to take her Children and make escape to the next Plantation 
John Marriott was definitely married to Sarah Acton as her second husband. It is not known if she was the mother of all his children as no birth records have been found for any of them. The following children, likely born between 1680 and 1700 were left legacies in his will which does not mention his wife:
Abstract of Will
20 AUG 1716 I John Marriott of Anne Arundel County, planter being sick . . .
I give to my son, Joseph Marriott all that tract of land called Cawdwell whereon he now lives.
I give to my son Emanuel Marriott one hundred acres of land whereon he is now seated being part of a tract of land called Hereford and also my dwelling plantation.
I give to my son John Marriott the remaining part of the tract called Hereford and also 100 acres of land at the south west end of a tract of land called Brooksby’s Point.
I give to my two sons Augustine Marriott and Silvanus Marriott the remaining part of the tract called Brooksby and also 240 acres of land lying near Patuxant River being part of a tract called Shepard’s Forest which lands I give equally between my two sons.
I give to John Riggs 50 acres of land the remaining part of the tract called Shepards Forest.
I give to my son Augustine Marriott a mulatto wench called Dence
I give to son Silvanus Marriott a mulatto boy called Jack, the said two mulattos to be apraised notwithstanding and be paid them in part of their share of my personal estate.
I give to Henry Sewell the sum of 40 shillings.
I give to my daughter Ann Gambrell the sum of five pounds and the personal estate she is now possessed of except one hand mill which she now hath.
I give to my daughter Sarah Marriott the sum of 30 pounds
As to the remaining part of my personal estate after all my just debts and legacies have been paid shall be equally divided among my five sons: Joseph, Emanuel, John, Augustine and Silvanus Marriott and appoint my two sons Joseph and Augustine Marriott my executors.
Signed with a signature and witnessed by Peter Porter, Wm. Stevens and Edm. Benson. Probated 10 MAR 1718.
11 MAY 1719: An inventory of the estate was taken by Alexander Warfied (sealed), Richard Warfield (sealed), Emanuell Marriott and Silvanus Marriott (neither sealed). Total value 251.8.8
Owned books, a parcel of new goods, mohair, buttons & thread, a parcel of cotton. A parcel of old pedling things (was he a merchant of some sort?)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with John: