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Thomas Merritt (1831 - 1903)

Thomas Merritt
Born in Ashampstead, Berkshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1854 in Finchampstead, Berkshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 31 Jan 1878 in Queensland, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Queensland, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jun 2018
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Thomas migrated to Queensland, Australia with sons George and John on the Indus in 1874.


Name: Thomas Meritt
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1831
Baptism Date: 28 Aug 1831
Baptism Place: Ashampstead, Berkshire, England
Father: Richard Meritt
Mother: Martha
FHL Film Number: 1279444
Name: Thomas Merritt
Spouse: Sarah Mearing
Registration Year: 1854
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district: Wokingham
County: Berkshire Country: England
Volume: 2c Page: 563
Name: Thomas Merritt
Death Date: 17 Jan 1903
Death Place: Queensland
Father's name: Richard Merritt
Mother's name: Martha
Registration Year: 1903
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 002235
Page Number: 17752



Name: Thomas Merit Age: 40 Birth Year: abt 1834 Ship Name: Indus Port of Departure: London, England Port of Arrival: Brisbane Arrival date: 29 Dec 1874

Name: Thomas Merit Age: 40 Birth Year: abt 1834 Arrival date: 29 Dec 1874 Arrival Place: Queensland, Australia Ship: Indus Title: Assisted Immigration 1848 to 1912 Page Number: 844 QSA Item: 18477 Microfilm: Z1958 Microfilm 2: M1698


  • CENSUS 1841, almost illegible, very faint

Name: Thomas Merritt Age: 9 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Gender: Male Where born: Berkshire, England Civil Parish: Ashampstead Hundred: Moreton County: Berkshire Country: England Registration district: Bradfield Sub-registration district: Bucklebury Household Members: Name Age Richard Merritt 40; Martha Merritt 45; Thomas Merritt 9. Source Citation Class: HO107; Piece: 23; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Ashampstead; County: Berkshire; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 10; Page: 14; Line: 20; GSU roll: 241202

  • CENSUS 1861

Name: Thomas Merritt Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: 1832 Relation: Head Spouse's Name: Sarah Merritt Gender: Male Where born: Ashampstead, Berkshire, England Civil Parish: Ashampstead County: Berkshire Country: England Registration district: Bradfield Sub-registration district: Bucklebury ED, institution, or vessel: 6 Household schedule number: 54 Household Members: Name Age Thomas Merritt 29; Sarah Merritt 31; George Merritt 7; John Merritt 1: Source Citation Class: RG 9; Piece: 742; Folio: 89; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542694

  • CENSUS 1871, states Richard was his uncle, but it is his father, might have been enumerated incorrectly.

Burnt Hill, Bradfield, Berkshire, England Household Members First name(s) Last name Relationship Age Thomas Merrett Head 40; John Merrett Son 11; Richard Merrett Uncle 76. Census details First name(s) Thomas Last name Merrett Relationship Head Marital status Widowed Sex Male Age 40 Birth year 1831 Birth place England Birth county Berkshire Occupation Agricultural Labourer Street Burnt Hill Parish Bradfield County Berkshire Country England Registration district Bradfield Archive reference RG10 Piece number 1275 Folio 82 Page 10

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