Joseph Merritt

M, b. 6 June 1662, d. 12 May 1754
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited1 Sep 1997
Birth*Joseph Merritt was born on 6 June 1662 in England.1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane
Death*Joseph Merritt died on 12 May 1754 at age 91.1 

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Joshua Merritt

M, b. 19 July 1835, d. 5 May 1836
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Joshua Merritt was born on 19 July 1835. 
He was the son of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Joshua Merritt died on 5 May 1836 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada

Joshua Merritt

M, b. 20 April 1847, d. 22 June 1914
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Nov 1999
Birth*Joshua Merritt was born on 20 April 1847. 
He was the son of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Joshua Merritt died on 22 June 1914 at age 67. 

Mary Merritt

F, b. 1 December 1816, d. 27 May 1907
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Mary Merritt was born on 1 December 1816 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
She was the daughter of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Mary Merritt died on 27 May 1907 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada, at age 90. 

Mary Merritt

F, b. 1768
FatherRobert Merritt b. 10 Mar 1731, d. Dec 1802
MotherElizabeth Robinson b. 1742, d. 1825
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Mary Merritt was born in 1768 in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
She was the daughter of Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson
Immigration*Mary Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1783.  

Mathilda Jane Merritt1

F, b. 16 May 1863
Last Edited20 Mar 2011
Birth*Mathilda Jane Merritt was born on 16 May 1863.1 
Marriage*She married William Frederick Austin, son of William Austin and Mary Ann Hitchcock, on 21 April 1884.1 
Burial*Mathilda Jane Merritt was buried in St. Alban's Anglican Church, Medford, New Brunswick.1 

Family

William Frederick Austin b. 8 April 1849, d. 14 December 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S2068] Marlene Hitchcock, , Marlene Hitchcock (Aylmer, Québec), downloaded 7 July 2003.

Mercy Merritt

F, b. circa 1706, d. 6 May 1721
FatherSergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt b. 31 Jan 1669/70, d. 30 Jan 1718/19
MotherMartha Marshall b. 1680
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*Mercy Merritt was born circa 1706 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.; Birth year suggested, as she was 'under age 6' when she died.1 
She was the daughter of Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt and Martha Marshall
Death*Mercy Merritt died on 6 May 1721 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..1 

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Miles E. Merritt1

M
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Marriage*Miles E. Merritt married Margaret MacDonald

Family

Margaret MacDonald
Child

Citations

  1. [S30] Dawn Cruickshank, Family history records, Saint John, New Brunswick.

Nathan Merritt

M, b. after 1673
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Nathan Merritt was born after 1673 in Rye, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Nathaniel Merritt

M, b. 4 January 1732/33, d. 10 April 1746
FatherThomas Merritt b. 1694, d. 1748
MotherMary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 Apr 1735
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Nathaniel Merritt was born on 4 January 1732/33 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill
Death*Nathaniel Merritt died on 10 April 1746 at age 13. 

Nehemiah Merritt

M, b. 1 December 1770, d. 25 March 1842
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*Nehemiah Merritt was born on 1 December 1770 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Nehemiah Merritt died on 25 March 1842 in Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada, at age 71. 

Norman I. Merritt

M, b. 3 May 1887, d. 30 November 1938
FatherIsrael Merritt b. 1 Jan 1832, d. 22 Jul 1893
MotherFrances Ann Palmer b. 16 Jan 1848, d. 19 Apr 1918
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of William White & Susanna
Descendants of William Dyer
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Silas Titus & Jane Newdyke
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited8 Mar 2005
Name Variation Norman I. Merritt is also known as I. Norman Merritt. 
Birth*He was born on 3 May 1887 in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.1 
He was the son of Israel Merritt and Frances Ann Palmer
Death*Norman I. Merritt died on 30 November 1938 at age 51.1 
Burial*He was buried in Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S1208] David Alexander Moore, "David Alexander Moore, compiled records" (San Ramon, California, U.S.A.). . Hereinafter cited as "David Alexander Moore, compiled records."

Othniel R. Merritt

M, b. 15 April 1878, d. 14 March 1960
FatherIsrael Merritt b. 1 Jan 1832, d. 22 Jul 1893
MotherFrances Ann Palmer b. 16 Jan 1848, d. 19 Apr 1918
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of William White & Susanna
Descendants of William Dyer
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Silas Titus & Jane Newdyke
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited14 Mar 2003
Note*Othniel Merritt researched the Merritt ancestry for both sides of his parents family, his father Israel Merritt and his mother Francis Ann Palmer. He reserched back to when they arrived in the U.S.A. from England, their moving to Canada as Loyalists, and up through his parents' and sibilings' families. He completed this and sent a copy to his sister Alice dated April 1958. During his travels Othniel said that they were remodeling one of the ancestral homes in Saint John, New Brunswick for records of the Loyalists. On the bottom of the last page of many that Othniel sent to his brother Charles E. Merritt was the following: 'From here (Marcus Palmer (Sr) Of Hampstead you already have all the Palmer data I have been able to find. It's all the result of 2 years hard work and the writing of over 100 letters of inquiry and the spending of over $100.00 cash to get all the data I did on the Palmers & Merritts. You now have full data on both the Merritts and the Palmers right back from yourself to England without a single break in it. (O.R.).' 
Marriage*Othniel R. Merritt married Luella A. Boyer on 19 July 1877.1 
Birth*Othniel R. Merritt was born on 15 April 1878 in Bristol, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.1 
He was the son of Israel Merritt and Frances Ann Palmer
Death*Othniel R. Merritt died on 14 March 1960 at age 81.1 

Family

Luella A. Boyer b. circa 1878
Children

Citations

  1. [S255] David Moore, online http://www.geocities.com/david_al_moore. Hereinafter cited as David Moore.

Phebe Merritt

F, b. 10 January 1811, d. 9 March 1885
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Phebe Merritt was born on 10 January 1811 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
She was the daughter of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Phebe Merritt died on 9 March 1885 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada, at age 74. 

Phoebe Merritt

F, b. 16 January 1843, d. 15 December 1918
FatherGilbert Robinson Merritt b. 11 Sep 1807, d. 7 Oct 1857
MotherLydia Golding b. 5 Oct 1809, d. 11 Oct 1885
Last Edited5 Nov 1999
Birth*Phoebe Merritt was born on 16 January 1843. 
She was the daughter of Gilbert Robinson Merritt and Lydia Golding
Death*Phoebe Merritt died on 15 December 1918 at age 75. 

Phoebe Merritt

F, b. 22 July 1768, d. 31 May 1855
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Phoebe Merritt was born on 22 July 1768 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
She was the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Phoebe Merritt died on 31 May 1855 at age 86. 

Robert Merritt

M, b. 10 March 1731, d. December 1802
FatherThomas Merritt b. 1694, d. 1748
MotherMary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 Apr 1735
Last Edited3 Feb 2012
Note*Some notes list him as born 1740 and/or dead 1822 This is a history of that Merritt Branch descended from Robert Merritt, a Loyalist of Westchester County New York State, who, early in 1783, went to Nova Scotia to establish for himself and his family a New Home under the British Crown. Like several thousand other Loyalists, he went first to Port Roseway (now Shelbume) in present day Nova Scotia. There he filed on two land claims -- one on the mainland, the other (50 acres) on McNutts Island in Shelbume Harbor. After a very discouraging winter of extreme cold, gales and storms, and on discovering, upon clearing much of the land, that the Shelburne soil was very rough and rocky and ill-fitted for profitable farming, the migrants proceeded to petition the British Government to be moved elsewhere. By June 1784, more than 8,000 of the 9,000 people at Shelburne and environs pulled up stakes and moved away. Some went to Halifax, others to Digby. Most of these 8,000 went to Parr Town (now Saint John) at the mouth of the Saint John River. Some few of these settled in Parr Town; the most of them, however, went on up the Saint John River to settle along its banks and its largest tributaries on lands assigned to them by the British Government. This was done to recompense them for the confiscation by the Americans of their American property. So by determination and hard work they attained contentment and success. Here they found peace. In the 1600's Champlain landed French settlers at the mouth of the St. John River and also on an island not far off from the present Town of St. Andrews. A year later he came back from France with fresh supplies for these settlements and with new settlers whom he landed in the Annapolis Valley and nearby points in present Nova Scotia. This was repeated in the following years. Under the French rule all that is now New Brunswick and also Nova Scotia was named Acadia. This name they both held till 1713 when Acadia was ceded by France to Great Britain. Once under the British Crown, Britishers began to come there from both the Old Country and from the American Provinces. Since many of these from Britain were from Scotland, the name Acadia was replaced by the name Nova Scotia. All Acadia bore this new name (Nova Scotia) till August 8, 1784 when the British Parliament separated the northem half of the Province from the southern half, giving to the northern half the name New Brunswick. To New Brunswick it also gave a Parliament and a Governor of its own. Fredericton became its Capital. After that date Nova Scotia meant only the southern half and the Halifax government no longer held jurisdiction over New Brunswick or its people. During 1783 and the first half of 1784 more than 20,000 Loyalists came direct to New Brunswick. In early 1784 more than 8,000 more Loyalists came there from Shelbome. Thus the new Province of New Brunswick started with around 30,000 people of British stock. Our Robert Merritt was among those who left Shelbome early in 1784 and came to Parr Town and settled on farms up along the St. John River, on land assigned to them by the British Govemment. Here hope and courage began to tum the dense forests into tillable fields with comfortable homes for its people. Robert Merritt took up a land grant on the Long Reach, the part of that country between where the Bellisle and Kennebecosis Rivers emptied into the St. John River. His holdings were forty odd miles up the St. John River on the west side at, what a few years later, becameHampstead, Queens County. Later he added to his land grant. Robert's brother Thomas IV went to St. John and lived there the balance of his live. He died in 1821 aged 92 years and is buried in Kings Square Cemetery. Two of Thomas' sons, David D. and Nehemiah, also lived the balance of their lives in St. John, becoming wealthy merchants there. His oldest son, Thomas V, went to St. Catherines, Ontario in 1796 and settled there and there raised his family. When the war ended, notice was posted that all rebels who wished to do so could return to their homes and property unmolested. Believing in the sincerity of that proclaimation Thomas IV and two of his sons, Thomas V and Shuball, went back to Bedford their former home. Soon after their return a riot broke out in Bedford with the Whigs fighting the retumed (former) rebels and in this riot, Shuball was shot down in the street in front of his wife's parents' home, and killed. Immediately following that, after Thomes IV and his son David gave Shuball decent burial, Thomas IV and 3 of his sons -- Thomas V, David and Nehemiah -- left Bedford, never to retum, and went to New York City. There they joined the first shipload of Loyalists leaving for the St. John River Country. Mary Hamilton joined her husband (Thomas V) in the exodus. During the stay in New York waiting for the ship to sail she gave birth to a daughter who soon died. When winter came to Parr Town (later St. John city) all found its cold and foggy weather very trying, especially Mary Hamilton Merritt, bom and raised in the Carolinas. Before the spring of 1784 she gave birth to another daughter and it too soon died there. With the coming of the 1784 summer Thomas V and his wife Mary returned to New York City and later to Bedford, Westchester County where they lived for a few years. Then in the late 1794 she again gave birth to another daughter. Colonel Simcoe made a trip overland in 1795 to Upper Canada to try to secure land grants for his Rangers. His visit proved successful so he returned to New York State and proclaimed to his old soldiers that they could get fine land, free in Ontario. Result -- hundreds took his advice. Thomas Merritt V and his wife Mary with their two young children joined these and 1796 they all went to Ontario -- overland. The Merritts settled at what is now St. Catherines, Ontario where more children were bom to them. Thomas V died there in 1842. A Robert listed in ref'd book, arrived on the ship Cy (Cyrus?). Robert Merritt, Probate, 1801 [Abstract] Robert Merritt of the parish of Hampstead in the County of Queens and province of New Brunswick. After the payment of all my just debts and funeral charges, I give to my wife Elizabeth the whole of my lands, cows, sheep, hogs, house and household furniture during her natural life. To my son Caleb the sum of ten shillings. To my granddaughter Anna ____ one cow and three sheep and one bed and bedding and six chairs, one pot and one kettle and six knives and forks and six spoons and whatever may remain of my estate after my time comes shall be equally divided among my three sons and five daughters only, with the provision that there shall be paid to my grandson and granddaughter ____ _____ and Elizabeth Merritts the sum of six pounds five shillings each. I do hearby ordain John Golding Esq. And my sons Gilbert and Jorael [spelling unsure] executors. Witnesses: Stephen Golding Thomas Golding Robert Merritt Sr. and his wife Elizabeth lived and raised their 6 children in Hampstead, Long Island, NY. After the Revolutinonary War between the U.S. and Great Britain, the British Govt. offered to transport all Loyalist to Canada and give them tracts of land. Robert of Westchester Co., N.Y. early in 1783 with his brother and his own wife and their 6 children along with 10,000 other Loyalist went to Port Roseway (now Shelborne) Nova Scotia, Can. They were transported and given land by the British Government. He filed land claims on the mainland & McNutt Island. Dissatisfied, 8000 of the 9000 Loyalist including Robert moved to N.B. in 1784. It was a harsh very cold winter and the soil was not suitable for farming. Until Aug 8, 1784 New Brunswick was part of Nova Scotia. At this date the new Province of New Brunswick was established with Fredricton as its Capitol. Robert Merritt took a land grant 40 miles up the St.John river on the West side. This land is called 'Long Reach' which is between where the Bellesile and Kennebecosis Rivers empty into the St. John River. Later his district became Hampstead and the surrounding County, Queens County. Some Loyalists went to Halifax, a few to Digby, most of them to Parr Town (Now St.John) and up the river to farms assigned to them by the British Government. Robert lived at Long Reach, N.B., Canada. Robert, from Queen's County, NY listed in the 'Returns of derelict Property within the British Lines assigned or leased by His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Robertson for His Majesty's use or for the relief of his Loyal Subjects driven from their Habitations by the Rebels.' 'The King's Loyal Americans: The Canadian Fact' Passenger Lists. By B. Wood-Holt (1991), p. 281. 
Birth*Robert Merritt was born on 10 March 1731 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill
Marriage*Robert Merritt married Elizabeth Robinson before 1763 in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
Immigration*Robert Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1783.  
Death*He died in December 1802 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada, at age 71.1 

Family

Elizabeth Robinson b. 1742, d. 1825
Children

Citations

  1. [S260] Ed. Peter Bela Merey, compiler, Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L. (Toronto, Canada: Pro Familia, 1991). Hereinafter cited as Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L.
  2. [S6548] Correspondence with Debbie Mountain (unknown informant address), by David A. Walker. Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada).

Robert Merritt

M, b. 19 January 1689/90
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Robert Merritt was born on 19 January 1689/90 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Robert Jr. Merritt

M, b. 14 September 1771, d. 22 February 1865
FatherRobert Merritt b. 10 Mar 1731, d. Dec 1802
MotherElizabeth Robinson b. 1742, d. 1825
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Robert Jr. Merritt was born on 14 September 1771 in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Robert Merritt and Elizabeth Robinson
Immigration*Robert Jr. Merritt immigrated to Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1783.  
Death*He died on 22 February 1865 at age 93. 

Rose Merritt

F, b. 17 April 1674
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Rose Merritt was born on 17 April 1674 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Samuel Merritt

M, b. 21 August 1672
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Samuel Merritt was born on 21 August 1672 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Sarah Merritt

F, b. 15 December 1800, d. 6 June 1840
FatherGilbert Merritt b. 16 Nov 1765, d. 16 Oct 1846
MotherPhoebe Birdsill b. 14 Sep 1771, d. 27 Feb 1869
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Birth*Sarah Merritt was born on 15 December 1800 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
She was the daughter of Gilbert Merritt and Phoebe Birdsill
Death*Sarah Merritt died on 6 June 1840 in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada, at age 39. 

Shuball Merritt

M, b. 4 January 1762, d. April 1783
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Shuball Merritt was born on 4 January 1762 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Shuball Merritt died in April 1783 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A., at age 21. 

Stephen Merritt

M, b. 26 February 1676/77
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*Stephen Merritt was born on 26 February 1676/77 in Rye, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane

Thomas Merritt

M, b. 1694, d. 1748
FatherSergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt b. 31 Jan 1669/70, d. 30 Jan 1718/19
MotherMartha Marshall b. 1680
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Note*Their three children were bom and grew up at Rye, Westchester County, New York. After the death of his wife Mary, in 1735, Thomas III secured the services of an Aunt of his to keep house for him and his sons. She continued this task till 1749, one year after Thomas III died (at Rye), when failing health compelled her to go back to her relatives for care for herself. Since Nathaniel, the youngest of these three brothers, had died in 1746*, Thomas IV and Robert closed up the home and they each went their own way thereafter. * NOTE: This is inconsistent with other statements that Nathaniel came to New Brunswick with his two sons. 
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born in 1694 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt and Martha Marshall
Marriage*Thomas Merritt married Mary Underhill, daughter of Samuel Underhill and Mary, before 1729 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..1 
Death*Thomas Merritt died in 1748 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.

Family

Mary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 April 1735
Children

Citations

  1. [S260] Ed. Peter Bela Merey, compiler, Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L. (Toronto, Canada: Pro Familia, 1991). Hereinafter cited as Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch, U.E.L.

Thomas Merritt

M, b. 12 April 1729, d. 23 March 1821
FatherThomas Merritt b. 1694, d. 1748
MotherMary Underhill b. 1698, d. 10 Apr 1735
Last Edited5 Oct 2002
Note*RMR has birth as 24 Apr 1736 Arrived on the ship Cy (Cyrus?). Thomas and one of his sons immigrated to Canada as 'Loyalists' (Loyal to the English Queen - at this time Loyalists were given transportation and free tracts of land in Canada) early in 1783 and settled permanently in Parr Town (now the city of Saint John) at the mouth of the St.John River. 
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born on 12 April 1729 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary Underhill
Emigration*Thomas Merritt emigrated in 1783 from New York, U.S.A.
Death*He died on 23 March 1821 in Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada, at age 91. 

Family

Amy Purdy b. 2 November 1736, d. circa 1783
Children

Thomas Merritt

M, b. 28 October 1759, d. 12 May 1842
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited9 Oct 2002
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born on 28 October 1759 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*Thomas Merritt died on 12 May 1842 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, at age 82. 

Thomas Merritt

M, b. May 1634, d. 10 November 1725
FatherHenry Merritt b. 1590
MotherDeborah b. c 1595
Last Edited24 Nov 2010
Note*The first American ancestor of our (Hampstead, N.B.) Robert Sr. was Thomas Merritt. In 1662 Thomas came over from England to Massachusetts. He brought over with him his wife Jane and their three young children -- John, Alice and Joseph. Jane was the daughter of Thomas and Alice (Seabrook) Sherwood. They lived in Massachussetts only a few months, at Watertown -- then moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut where they lived for eleven years. During that eleven years, five more children were bom to them. In 1673 Thomas and his family moved to Rye, Westchester County, New York Province where still five more children were bom to them. Jane and Thomas died at Rye. 1662 is when he first appears in records at Wethersfield, Conn. It is supposed that this was about the time, or a little beforebefore, when he immigrated from England. According to various Merritt genealogies, it has been said that Thomas, his wife Jane, and their three oldest sons Immigrated from England about 1662. This is the year that he first shows up in Wethersfield, Connecticut--having purchased land here from Thomas Standish. The lot is adjoined by other Standish land on the north, the land of Robert Francis on the west, and the road to the south (Vol. 2, p30, Wethersfield town records). 
Note*This note is from Jim Merrit, descendant of Charles E. Merritt (1888-1966). This Jane is not Jane Sherwood, as a number of genealogies have it listed. Who exactly Thomas Merritt's first wife was, I don't know. Following is part of an e-mail I wrote to other Merritt decendants, with the evidence as to why Jane Sherwood is not Thomas Merritt's wife (as I see it). Thomas Sherwood, the father to Jane Sherwood, came from Ipwich England in 1636, with his wife and their four youngest children. According to a Sherwood genealogy (Daniel Sherwood and his paternal Ancestors), Thomas Sherwood's older children 'were left behind to come later, it is thought with Robert Seabrook, in 1638/9--namely: Jane, Tamsen... Mary, and Sarah;  though we have seen it stated that Jane [Sherwood] married (in England), a Mr. Thompson, or Thomasine.  The date Jane is thought to have come over from England his about 24 years before the Merritt records have it.  If this were to follow, Jane would have been about 2 according to the date we have her born, and hardly married to Thomas Merritt, or a Mr Thompson/Thomasine (as listed in the Sherwood source above).  So, Jane must have either: been born much earlier than the date we have her born at (since she was one of the older four of eight children), or, she must have come much later, around the time we thought Thomas Merritt immigrated. If she was born much earlier, and did come to America around 1638/39, it seems more doubtful that she would have been married to Thomas, and had so many children with him.  Since she must have been older that Thomas Sherwood Jr., who was 10 in 1636.  He was the oldest of the Sherwood children to come over from Ipwich with his father and wife.  So, Jane would have had to be at least about 12 in 1636, which puts her at 36 when she married Thomas Merritt in 1656.  That's a little old to start having a dozen kids. Not a reasonable possibility. If she came over later with Thomas Merritt, somewhere between 1650-1662, that does not seem right either.  Thomas Sherwood came over in 1636. That's a fact.  I think it must be, as the Sherwood genealogy says, that Thomas Sherwood left his oldest four children in England to come later.  We have Jane Sherwood as being born in 1636.  I'm sure that her mother and father would not have left an infant in England while they packed up and moved to America. So, where does that leave us?  Either Jane was born much later, and possibly Thomas Merritt, as we really don't know for sure when he was born. Though it is possible, I doubt that back then a 22 year old Thomas Merritt would  have married a women much older than him.  More support for this is all the children he had with his first wife.  She couldn't have been much older than him to have all these children.  From the way this is starting to look, according to my logic anyway, is that Thomas Merritt's first wife was *not* Jane Sherwood, as the Revised Merritt Records state.  This is who my great uncle Othneil Merritt had as his first wife as well, though I don't know where he got the information.  I don't think he got his information from the Revised Merritt records, as a number of dates are different, and Othneil's records are lacking many dates. I guess this leaves me wondering if we really have any evidence that Jane Sherwood was the first wife of Thomas Merritt. It appears very unlikely, given the above. I tend to believe his first wife was another Jane, who's maiden name remains unknown.1 
Birth*Thomas Merritt was born in May 1634 in England.2 
He was the son of Henry Merritt and Deborah
Marriage*Thomas Merritt married Jane, daughter of Thomas Sherwood and Alice Seabrook, on 3 December 1656. 
Emigration*Thomas Merritt emigrated circa 1662 from England
Death*He died on 10 November 1725 in Rye, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A., at age 91.2 

Family

Jane b. 3 December 1636, d. 4 January 1684/85
Children

Citations

  1. [S258] Interview with Jim Merritt,. Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada).
  2. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.

Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt

M, b. 31 January 1669/70, d. 30 January 1718/19
FatherThomas Merritt b. May 1634, d. 10 Nov 1725
MotherJane b. 3 Dec 1636, d. 4 Jan 1684/85
Last Edited10 Oct 2002
Birth*Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt was born on 31 January 1669/70 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Jane
Marriage*Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt married Martha Marshall, daughter of John Marshall and Sarah Webb, before 1694 in Rye, New York, U.S.A..2 
Death*Sergeant Thomas Jr. Merritt died on 30 January 1718/19 in Rye, New York, U.S.A., at age 48.1 

Family

Martha Marshall b. 1680
Children

Citations

  1. [S281] Douglas Merritt, Revised Merritt Records (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1916). Hereinafter cited as Revised Merritt Records.
  2. [S280] LL.B. Spencer P. Mead, Ye Historie of ye Town of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn. (Harrison, New York: Reprinted by Harbor Hill Books, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ye Historie of ye Town of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn.

Victor Palmer Merritt1

M, b. 31 August 1912, d. 23 August 2006
ChartsDescendants of David Walker & Margaret Hetherington
Last Edited16 May 2009
Name-ComVictor Palmer Merritt is commonly known as Vic.2 
Birth*He was born on 31 August 1912.3 
Marriage*He married Alva Jean Walker, daughter of Ira David Walker and Bessie Whitehead, on 14 June 1941.1,3 
Death*Victor Palmer Merritt died on 23 August 2006 at age 93.3 
Burial*He was buried in Harris Cemetery, Harris, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Inscription: MERRITT / Alva Jean / July 21, 1915 / Dec. 1, 1997 / Victor Palmer / Oct. 31, 1912 / Aug. 23, 2006 / Married / June 14 / 1941.2
Tombstone - Victor Palmer Merritt and Alva Jean Walker, Harris Cemetery, Harris, Saskatchewan. Photo courtesy of Lois (Corscadden) Andrews.

Family

Alva Jean Walker b. 21 July 1915, d. 1 December 1997

Citations

  1. [S362] Harold Cairns, Electronic Family File, Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island.
  2. [S2498] Lois Anne (Corscadden) Andrews, "Lois Anne (Corscadden) Andrews, personal Communication," e-mail message to David Walker. Hereinafter cited as "Lois Anne (Corscadden) Andrews, personal Communication."
  3. [S2502] Interview with Marlene (Walker) McLean , by David Walker. Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada).

William Merritt

M, b. 22 October 1773, d. 30 March 1849
FatherThomas Merritt b. 12 Apr 1729, d. 23 Mar 1821
MotherAmy Purdy b. 2 Nov 1736, d. c 1783
Last Edited16 Nov 1999
Birth*William Merritt was born on 22 October 1773 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S.A.
He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Amy Purdy
Death*William Merritt died on 30 March 1849 at age 75. 

William Merritt

M, b. 10 November 1905, d. 26 July 1906
FatherOthniel R. Merritt b. 15 Apr 1878, d. 14 Mar 1960
MotherLuella A. Boyer b. c 1878
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of David Arthur Walker
ChartsDescendants of Marcus Palmer & Nancy Ann Slocum
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of William White & Susanna
Descendants of William Dyer
Descendants of Hugh Hull & Elinor
Descendants of Silas Titus & Jane Newdyke
Descendants of John Drake & Christiana Billet
Descendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited14 Jun 2004
Birth*William Merritt was born on 10 November 1905. 
He was the son of Othniel R. Merritt and Luella A. Boyer
Death*William Merritt died on 26 July 1906 in Moncton, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
Burial*He was buried in Fairhaven Cemetery, Moncton, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada

William Merritt1

M
Last Edited7 Jul 2003
Marriage*William Merritt married Rideout.1 

Family

Rideout
Child

Citations

  1. [S2068] Marlene Hitchcock, , Marlene Hitchcock (Aylmer, Québec), downloaded 7 July 2003.

M. Ruth Merson1

F, b. 16 March 1921, d. 6 September 2000
ChartsDescendants of John Townsend & Catherine Abel
Last Edited7 Feb 2014
Birth*M. Ruth Merson was born on 16 March 1921.1 
Marriage*She married James K. Cousins, son of George C. Cousins and Lorena Rosella Woodside.1 
Death*M. Ruth Merson died on 6 September 2000 at age 79.1 
Burial*She was buried in Geddie Memorial Cemetery, Springbrook, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 46.49454,-63.50757.
Inscription: COUSINS / James K. Cousins / Aug. 6, 1915 - Dec. 31, 1969 / His Wife / M. Ruth Merson / Mar. 16, 1921 - Sept. 6, 2000.1
Tombstone, James K. Cousins (1915-1969), his wife M. Ruth Merson (1921-2000). Geddie Memorial Cemetery, Springbrook, Queens County, Prince Edward Island.

Family

James K. Cousins b. 6 August 1915, d. 31 December 1969

Citations

  1. [S8928] Tombstone, Geddie Memorial Cemetery, Springbrook, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada, James K. Cousins & M. Ruth Merson marker inscription; read by David A. Walker, 12 September 2013.

Mary E. Merywather1

F, b. 1801, d. 1885
Last Edited19 Dec 2007
Marriage*Mary E. Merywather married John Webster.1 
Birth*Mary E. Merywather was born in 1801 in Bristol, England.1 
Death*She died in 1885 in Kensington, Prince County, Prince Edward Island.1 

Family

John Webster b. 1800, d. 1885
Child

Citations

  1. [S362] Harold Cairns, Electronic Family File, Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island.

Maud de Meschines

F, b. circa 1163, d. 6 January 1232
Last Edited3 Feb 2012
Birth*Maud de Meschines was born circa 1163 in Cheshire, England
Death*She died on 6 January 1232. 

Family

David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon b. 1144, d. 17 June 1219
Child

Charlotte Emma Meskimen1

F, b. 23 December 2001
MotherJulie Allison Mileham1 b. 27 Oct 1969
Relationship4th cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
Last Edited15 May 2008
Birth*Charlotte Emma Meskimen was born on 23 December 2001.1 
She was the daughter of Julie Allison Mileham.1 

Citations

  1. [S3216] "Descendants William Glover & Ann Watmough", Elaine S. Glover (Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.), to David A. Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada); Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker, Edwards, Ontario, Canada. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants William Glover & Ann Watmough."

Tanner James Meskimen1

M, b. 5 January 2005
MotherJulie Allison Mileham1 b. 27 Oct 1969
Relationship4th cousin 2 times removed of David Arthur Walker
Last Edited15 May 2008
Birth*Tanner James Meskimen was born on 5 January 2005.1 
He was the son of Julie Allison Mileham.1 

Citations

  1. [S3216] "Descendants William Glover & Ann Watmough", Elaine S. Glover (Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.), to David A. Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada); Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker, Edwards, Ontario, Canada. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants William Glover & Ann Watmough."

? Messenger

M
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Lorena Messenger1

F
Last Edited18 May 2011
Marriage*Lorena Messenger married Kenneth Voorhis Stamp, son of Elmer E. Stamp and Eva D. Voorhis

Family

Kenneth Voorhis Stamp b. 26 February 1888

Citations

  1. [S1067] Allan Lee Tieman, "Allan Lee Tieman, compiled records" (Blue Island, Illinois). . Hereinafter cited as "Allan Lee Tieman, compiled records."

Caterina Messina

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Leonardo Catalano
Child

Filippo Messina

M, b. circa 1710
Last Edited16 Apr 2001
Birth*Filippo Messina was born circa 1710. 
Marriage*He married Leonarda Vajro circa 1740. 

Family

Leonarda Vajro b. circa 1720
Child

Francesca Messina

F, b. circa 1740
FatherFilippo Messina b. c 1710
MotherLeonarda Vajro b. c 1720
Last Edited16 Apr 2001
Birth*Francesca Messina was born circa 1740 in Sicily
She was the daughter of Filippo Messina and Leonarda Vajro
Marriage*Francesca Messina married Pietro Lombardo, son of Giuliano Lombardo and Margherita Racina, circa 1780. 

Family

Pietro Lombardo b. circa 1750
Child

Lulu M Messingham1

F, b. circa 1880
ChartsDescendants of John Cory & Agnis Wauker
Last Edited28 Mar 2003
Birth*Lulu M Messingham was born circa 1880.1 
Marriage*She married Charles E. Goodwin, son of Thomas Chester Goodwin and Amanda Jane Davis, on 16 August 1900.1 

Family

Charles E. Goodwin b. 16 July 1877

Citations

  1. [S2043] Cory Family Society. This site contains genealogies of several early Corey/Cory families., online http://www.coryfamsoc.com. Hereinafter cited as Cory Family Society.

Ellen Maria Metcalf1

F
ChartsDescendants of William Dyer
Last Edited12 Dec 2002

Family

Benjamin Dyer Washburn b. 3 March 1825
Child

Citations

  1. [S1663] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929). Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Taunton, Mass. to 1850.

Hannah Metcalf

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

John Sherman
Child

Augusta Metcalfe

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Walter Leslie Bragg b. 1872

Charles Metcalfe

M
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Catherine Pullar
Child

Eliza Metcalfe

F
Last Edited16 Apr 2001

Family

Thomas Sweet
Child

Esther Metcalfe1

F, b. November 1761
ChartsDescendants of Silas Titus & Jane Newdyke
Last Edited3 Apr 2011
Birth*Esther Metcalfe was born in November 1761.1 
Marriage*She married David Darling, son of John Darling and Hannah Healy

Family

David Darling b. 14 April 1753

Citations

  1. [S1005] William R. Arthurs, word processor file, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.