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John Merritt

Male 1661 - 1740  (79 years)


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  • Name John Merritt 
    Born 17 February 1661  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will John Merritt died intestate. Administration on his estate was given on July 1740 to his son John Merritt. Division was made to widow Mrs. Elizabeth Merritt; Ichabod Merrett, Henry Merrett, David Merrett, Ezakiel Merrett, Deborah Hatch, Elizabeth Prout, Mary Buck, Abigail House and the legal representatives of Ruth Lincoln, deceased. During his lifetime his son Henry had received £40 toward his portion; David, £32; Ezekiel £5; and John, Thomas and Jonathan Merrett had received their full portions. 
    Died 5 July 1740  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried First Parish Cemetery, Scituate Harbor Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John was part proprietor of Conihasset 20 May 1686.

      John Merritt and wife Elizabeth, of Scituate, were charged Mar 1687/8 for fornication having had a child born “twelve weeks too soon...twenty-seven weeks afer marriage, Plymouth Court Records, 1:194.

      John died age 79 years 3 months 16 days. [1, 2, 3]
    Person ID I2447  Schirado
    Last Modified 28 July 2013 

    Father John Merritt,   b. about 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 November 1676, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wyborn,   b. Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1677 
    Married 3 April 1655  Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Henry and Elizabeth were married by Capt. Humphrey Atherton
    Family ID F2494  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Pincin,   b. 7 March 1663/4, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 April 1746, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married about January 1687 
    Children 
    +1. John Merritt,   b. August 1687, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 September 1760, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +2. Thomas Merritt,   b. September 1688, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1724, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    +3. Deborah Merritt,   b. December 1689, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Elizabeth Merritt,   b. February 1690/1, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 22 May 1754  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +5. Mary Merritt,   b. November 1692, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 August 1755, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +6. Ruth Merritt,   b. May 1694, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 October 1721, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    +7. Ichabod Merritt,   b. October 1695, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Hannah Merritt,   b. February 1696/7, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 11 February 1733  (Age ~ 35 years)
    +9. Henry Merritt,   b. May 1699, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Abigail Merritt,   b. November 1700, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1779, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +11. Jonathan Merritt,   b. May 1702, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 October 1758, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    +12. David Merritt,   b. October 1703, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Ebenezer Merritt,   b. 25 December 1705, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. August 1707, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +14. Ezekiel Merritt,   b. 22 March 1709/10, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1735  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S695] Douglas Merritt, (New York: Tobias A. Wright Publ., 1916).

    2. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    3. [S709] Plymouth County bastards and other little mistakes, Alicia Crane Williams.


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