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John Merryman (abt. 1678 - bef. 1749)

John Merryman
Born about in Baltimore County, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 71 in Baltimore County, Province of Marylandmap
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John Merryman was born in 1678, in Baltimore county, Maryland, a son of Captain Charles Merryman, Sr., born 1657, in Lancaster county, Virginia and Mary Haile, born 1652, in York county, Virginia. [1]

John's father died December 22, 1725, in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore county, Maryland. In addition to "Merryman's Lot" and "Merryman's Addition" given to him by his father, John purchased from Thomas Broods in 1725 a tract of 120 acres in Baltimore County called 'Broods Improvement' and in 1739 another tract of 102 acres from Thomas Broods called 'Merryman's Purchase' which was supposed to have been located 15-20 miles north of Baltimore. In 1742 he deeded to his son Moses, a tract called 'Merryman's Delight' which was 150 acres near Warren Factory, Baltimore County.

Marriage & Children

On December 30, 1702, in Baltimore county, Maryland, John married Martha Bowen, a daughter of Jonas Bowen and Martha Henchman. [2] John & Martha were the parents of the following children:

John b. abt. 1703 d. 15 AUG 1777
Moses b. abt 1705
Joanna b. abt. 1707 m. John Clossey
Rebecca b. abt. 1709 m. Thomas Spicer d. 4 FEB 1792
Mary b. abt. 1715 m. John Edwards d. APR 1791
Temperance b. 13 SEP 1720 d. 5 JAN 1813
Charles b. 28 SEP 1723 d. 13 DEC 1729
Joseph b. 14 APR 1726 d. 1798[3]


John died June 6, 1749, in Baltimore county. He remembered his children in his Will as follows:

To son John Merriman, Jr., the land he now lives on, formerly bought of Thomas Broad.
To son Moses Merriman, land called "Merriman's Delight."
To son Joseph Merryman, land called 'Merryman's Lot, it being the plantation I now dwell on.
To my 3 sons, land called "The Addition To Merryman's Lot." To dau. Johannah Merryman, some cattle.
To dau. Mary Edwards, stock.
To sons John and Moses, stock.
To 5 daus., sheep.
Wife Martha Merryman, and son Joseph Merryman, exs.
Wit: Wm. Carter, Thomas Spicer, Edward Talbott (Quaker). [4]


  3. Maryland Historical Magazine Vol. 10.2 (1915)
  4. Prerogative Court Wills Liber 26 folio 102 []

There is a complete series of articles concerning this family available in the Maryland Historical Magazine published in 1915 online here: [1]

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