Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Charles Merryman

Male 1657 - 1725  (68 years)

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  • Name Charles Merryman 
    Born 1657  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Dec 1725  St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022655  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father John Merryman,   b. 4 May 1599, Quedgeley, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1673/74, Lancaster County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Audrie Haynie,   b. Abt 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1648  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Haile,   b. 6 Jul 1652, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1677  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Robert Merryman,   b. Bef 1676,   d. Aft 1696, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     2. Charles Merryman,   b. Abt 1677, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1722, St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland -Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. John Merryman,   b. 1678, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1749, Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Samuel Merryman,   b. Abt 1685, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1754, Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. Elizabeth Merryman,   b. Abt 1700, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1770, Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F13776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Merryman, Charles, planter, Baltimore Co., 16th Jan., 1724; 14th Jan., 1725.
      To wife Mary, extx., and dau. Elizabeth Cox, dwelling plantation jointly during life of wife Mary; at her decease to return to dau. Elizabeth Cox; also to wife Mary personal estate absolutely.
      To grandson Merryman Cox, 100 A.
      To eldest son John and youngest son Samuel, 1s. each.
      Test: Edward Cooke, James Powell, Mordecai Price, John Welch, Hannah Cox, Jonas Robinson. 18, 431.
      Charles Merryman 11.311 BA ---- Feb 5 1725 Apr 12 1726
      (also Charles Merriman)
      Appraisers: John Eaglestone, Luke Tortton.
      Next of kin: John Merriman, Samuell Merriman.
      Executrix: Mary Merriman.
      Charles Merryman 8.102 A BA 83.8.2 4.16.8 Nov 8 1726
      Payments to: Luke Trotten & John Eaglestone, Thomas Sheredine.
      Executrix: Mary Merryman.
      James Hughes 2005-05-23 16:22:56
      Posted By: Georgi
      Subject: JOHN & AUDRY MERRYMAN's children??
      Post Date: February 11, 2001 at 07:17:29
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/merryman/messages/215.html
      Forum: Merryman Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/merryman/

      Charles Merryman of Baltimore Co has long been known to come from Lancaster County, Virginia, as he was styled Wheelwright of Crototoman River, Virginia as grantee of the 300 acre tract "East Humphreys"on the northside of Patapsco River dated 30 March 1682 from Thomas Everset, planter and wife Hannah, alias Hanah Bale. Also many of the genealogies that address the family, identify records in Lancaster Co that show he was the son of John and Audrey Merriman. However, what seems to be missing from most of the material on the family is the fact that his first wife, Mary, was the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Hale/Heale and the widow of Henry King. He had a second wife Mary who appears to be the mother of his daughter, while his three sons are by Mary Hale. The Henry King who left a will dated 18 Jan 1717 in Baltimore Co appears to have been the step-son of Charles Merryman. Also in the Virginia records we find the likely reason why Charles Merriman left Virginia and came to Maryland

      The trail of evidence for the identity of Mary, wife of Charles Merryman starts with the court of 12 Nov 1672 in Lancaster Co in an action concerning the estates of Nicholas HALE and Mary Hale. A suite was filed by Henry King, who married Mary, the daughter of Nicholas Hale against George Hale, the Administrater of Mary Hale who was the administrix of the estate of Nicholas Hale. The court ordered that one-third part of the two third part of Nicholas Hale's estate and a one-third part of the estate of Mary Hale be delivered to Henry King. This action shows that Mary Hale, daughter of Nicholas and Mary married Henry King. It also indicates she had two sibblings. At the 12 March 1672/3 Court there is further action about the suite of Henry King, the husband of Mary, daughter of Nicholas Hale against George Hale, administrator of Mary Hale, who has been administrix of Nicholas Hale in which Thomas Martyn, Nicholas George, Thomas Bickley, and John Arnold on the 15th Instant were to divide the estate into three equal parts.

      On 8 March 1681/82 a suite was filed in Lancaster Co Court by Nicholas George and George Heale, securities for the Estate of Henry KING. The Court order that since Charles MERRYMAN, who had married the widow and relict of the said KING, had clandestinely departed the Country, that for the security of Nicholas GEORGE and George Heale, an Inventory of the whole Estate belonging to Charles Merriman in this County be forthwith taken by Robert PRITCHARD and Thomas PARFIT and exhibited to the next Court. This is the time of course at which Charles Merryman purchased the300 acre track "East Humphreys" in Baltimore County (30 April 1682).

      For further data on Charles Merryman in Virginia, researchers are encouraged to look at the Court Order books for Lancaster County, Virginia that have been extracted by the Sparacios & the series Cavaliers and Pioneers of Virginia.
      From http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/merryman/merryman.htm

      Signed will jan 16,1724
      Estate Probated Jan 14, 1726.
      Estate Administrated Nov 8, 1726
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://uneedspeed dot net/~sdulac/WMerrymanCharles.html
      URL title: Will of Charles Merryman
      Will of Charles Merryman

      16 Jan 1724 Probated 14 Jan 1725

      Baltimore Co. MD

      SLC Family History Microfilm 0012847 Probate Records of MD Vol 17-18 1721-1726

      In the Name of God Amen. The sixteenth day of January one Thousand seven Hundred and Twenty four. I Charles MARRYMAN of Baltimore County & Province of Maryland planter being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for & calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die, Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say first and principally I give my soul into the hands of God who gave it to me and for my body I command it to the Earth to be buried in Christian and decent manner nothing doubting but altho general I ? I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching my worldly Estate is herewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise and I signeth and dispose the same in manner and form following.

      Item: I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my true and beloved wife Mary MARRYMAN to be my whole and sole Executrix to see all my lawful and just debts be paid.

      Item: I give and I bequeath my dwelling plantation with the land and woods thereunto belonging jointly and equally between my wife Mary MARRYMAN and my daughter Elizabeth COX jointly and equally to be enjoyed by the said parties during the natural life of my said wife and at her decease ?/ to my daughter Elizabeth COX and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my said Executrix all and singular my personal Estate remaining after my just debts are paid and do hereby Impower her my said Executrix ? to will I bequeath, devise and dispose the same as she shall think fit peaceably and give authority to enjoy or dispose of the same without any manner of lott hindrance or molestation from any person or persons whatsoever.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson Marryman COX one hundred acres of land beginning at the Tanners Run and running up the said run with my outward line till it comes to one Hundred acres.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son John MARRYMAN one piece of money to the value of one shilling Sterling.

      Item I give and bequeath to my youngest son Samuel MARRYMAN one piece of money to the value of one shilling sterling.

      And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annull all and every other former Testament, Wills, ? , Requests and Executors by me in any wise before this time namely Wills I bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I have hereby set my hand and seal this day and year above mentioned. Signed CHARLES (CM his mark) MARRYMAN (his Seal)

      Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Charles MARRYMAN as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us: Edward COOK, Johns (J his mark) ROBINSON, James POWELL, Mordicai (M his mark) PRICE, John ( X his mark) WELCH, Hannah (H her mark) COX.

      At the foot of the foregoing will was thus written Viz: Maryland for Baltimore County Jan 14th 1725 came Edward COOK & James POWELL Johns ROBINSON & Hanna COX subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing Will and made oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they saw the Testator Charles MARRYMAN sign and seal and heard him publish and Declare this as his Last Will and Testament at that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their knowledge and apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and that the subscribed the said will in presence of the said Testator sworn to before me Tho. Sherirdine D. Com. Baltimore County.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://gary.bossler.com/Merryman-Bill%20Merryman-GA.htm
      URL title: Descendants of John and Audrey Merryman
      He died intestate. Court of 21 Nov 1674 commissioned administration of the estate of John Merriman, dec'd to Audrey Merriman, relict of the said John Merriman. On 13 Jan 1675, William Merriman, heir of John Merriman, dec'd in administration with his mother, Audrey Merriman, petitions for his estate. The inventory was made in Nov 1674 by Thomas Chowning, George Bussey, William Sonnett, D. Parish and Dominie Therryot. Listed were a Bible annd other books, four horses, twelve cows, tables, chairs, beds, dram cups, looking glasses, kitchenware, tools, saddles and other items, total value of 20,640#, tabacco and the original grant of 500 acres.

      By Nov 1680, his widow had married Edward Carter. A deed of Nov 1680 reads: "Indenture between William, the eldest son of John Merriman, late of said county, Charles Merriman, Lancaster wheelwright, youngest son of said John Merriman, and Edward Carter of the same county and Audrey his wife, the late widow and relict of the said John Merriman, dec'd... to Col. John Carter and Capt. David Fox, gentlemen for 1000# tabacco... being part of 500 acres granted to John Merriman 14 Nov 1649... 50 acres standing on the point at the mouth of small creek...".
      Oldest son and was thought to have been under age 40 when he died (making him born before 1685); but would have been older when he died because in an address sent to King William III late in 1696, congratulating him on his deliverance from assassination; among the signatures of his 'Loyal Subjects' and 'true Englishmen' is that of 'Charles Merriman (sic), Capt.' of the Baltimore County Rangers.

      From: James Hughes [mailto:]
      Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:25 PM
      Subject: RE: Good Neighborhood

      I'm wondering if two tracts of land called Good Neighborhood are one in the same. Nicholas Kroesen was the great grandfather of Pearce Krusor who married my Elizabeth Marshall dau. of William Marshall and Dorothy "Dolly" Roy Griffin. The other reference I have to Good Neighborhood names C. Merryman and Thomas Nash but has no date. I'm wondering if it could be Charles Merryman and if Thomas Nash is same who was b. Westmoreland, VA and d. CC.

      Maryland Indexes Marriage References MSA S 1527

      Kroesen, Nicholas, m. by 29 may 1770, Mary (N), who joins him in conveying part Aquila's Inheritance and 50 a. part Good Neighborhood (BALR AL#B:245).

      Dates: n.d.
      Description: 279: York Road No. 1 - Galaway and Clarks Ground, part of; _______ and Taylors Range Govanstown; Spheres property; Bryan T. Perin to Brian Trabana; York Road and Quaker Lane; Part of Ridgely's Whim and Bryons Chance; Larkin Read to Emoh Crocker; Whiteford to Smith South of 10 Mile Stone; Deed of Rossiter Scotts Property; John McCubbins property; Part of Vans Hall Parlett and Wife; Good Neighborhood C. Merryman; Thomas Nash to Thomas Sheppard; Hannahs Lot, Dawsons Survey for W. G. Howard; Part of "Sheredians Discovery"; John Litzinger to John W. Treadway; George G. Hooper to John S. Stansberry; Description in John E. Taylor's Will; Part of Merryman's Lot, Huntington, Garrisons Meadow, Ridgleys Whim, Sheredines Discovery, Brians Chance and the whole of the Tract called Thomas Wills; Brian to McDonald, Taylors Lot, Part of "Hannahs Lot", Part of "Brians Fancy" and "Bulls Range"; Robert A. Taylor to James Curley; Dan G. McCoy and Wn of J. A. to Priscilla Barker; Hopkins Property sold to R. A. Taylor (Friends Discovery); Galloway and Clarks Property; Robert Ramsay to David C. Spiniger; Joshua M. Bosly Property; Part of "Blythenia Cambria"; Hazard et al. from Hopkins; Lots in Towson; Hopkins to Baker, deed Govans; Part of Lot No. 4 Calder Estate
      Accession No.: C2843 MSA No.: CE71-279

      (Survey Papers)
      MSA CE71

      http://guide.mdsa dot net/unit_list.cfm?mode=view&series=CE71&ID=279&action=COAGSERE&sort=ID&CFI D=3384076&CFTOKEN=12428879
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL title:
      folio 22 June Court - Anno Domino 1692
      Northside of Patapscoe Hundred

      Charles Merriman
      Henry King 2

      Folio 274 June Court Anno Dom: 1694
      South Side of Back River in July Anno Dom. 1694 (North Side Potapsco)

      Charles Meriman 1

      Folio 524-525 November Court Anno Dom: 1695
      North Side of Potapsco Hundred

      Charles Merryman, sen.
      Charles Merryman, jun. 2


      Headington, Clifford E.
      Early parishes and hundreds, Baltimore County, Md., including tax lists, years 1692, 1694, 1695
      Baltimore, Md.: Ida Charles Wilkins Foundation, 1954, 60 pgs.
      Thomas Marshall 8.134 A BA 15.2.8 Feb 5 1683/4
      Payments to: Capt. Richard Hill, Stephen Francis, Charles Maryman,
      Administrator: John Howard of Anne Arundel County.
      1674-1678 Lancaster County Va Order Book; {Antient Press} pg 317
      Lancaster County Court 10th of March 1674/75
      - Whereas CHARLES MERRIMAN, Apprentice to WILLIAM BENDALL, beinge seized by peticon for a debt due from the saide BENDALL to Major EDWARD DALE and complaineing to this Cort of the same, It is the opinion of this Cort: that the saide MERRIMAN not (as beinge an Apprentice to learne a Trade) lyeable to bee seized by execucon for debt of his saide Master; therefore doe dischardge the saide MERRIMAN from ye sde exectucon
      1678-1681 Lancaster County Order Book #2: pg 37
      Lancaster county Court 9th of February 1680/81
      Att this Court, CHARLES MERRIMAN doth oblidge hymselfe his heirs &c, to pay or cause to bee paide unto Mr, EDWD, CARTER, his heires &c,, one third pte: of the tobaccoe received for the County Lande beinge for his Mothers shre of the saide Lande, the saide EDWARD CARTER doth likewise in Court binde hymselfe his heires &c, att the time of the decease of his now Wife, AUDRIE, and Mother to the saide MERRIMAN, to pay unto the saide CHARLES MERRIMAN his heires &c. or assignes the saide third pte; of the tobaccoe
      1678-1681 Lancaster County Order Book #2: pg 48
      Lancaster county Court 13th of July 1681
      - CHARLES MERRIMAN on beinge bounde over to this Court upon Suspicon of the feloniously stealeing of goods from on Boarde a Sloope belongings to a LIVERPOOLE Ship late rideing in RAPPA RIVER and belonginge to JOHN HANDCOCK, Marriner, beIongine to the saide Ship, and this Court findeing sufficient evidence for suspicion, doe therefore order that the Sheriffe of this County forthwith: take into his Custody the body of the saide MERRIMAN and hym safely to deteyne untill hee enter into Bond wth: sufficient security for his appeareance before the Rt. Honble, Governor and Councill the fourth day of the nexte Genii. Cort: helde at JAMES CITTY then and there to stand to and abide teh awarde of the saide Court concerneing the p:misses. It is further ordered by this Court that SAMUELL JEWELL be bounde wth: good security to p:secute the saide CHARLES MERRIMAN att the time ( ) saide and that. STEPHEN CHILTON, THOMAS WHITE and MARGRET SIKES bee ( ) to be then and there to )
      1678-1681 Lancaster County Order Book #2: pg 74
      Lancaster county Court 8th of March 1681/82
      - MARY MERRIMAN, Wife of CHARLES MERRIMAN, doth in Court freely relinquish all right of Dower to the lande solde formerly by her saide Husband to ( ) MERRIMAN in this County
      1678-1681 Lancaster County Order Book #2: pg 79
      Lancaster county Court 8th of March 1681/82
      - Whereas it appeares to this Court that CHARLES MERRIMAN stands indebted unto RICHARD MARSHALL five hundred fifty and six pounds of tobaccoe and ca: p Bill and departeing this Countrey wth:out satisfieing the same, the saide MARSHALL obtained an Attachmt. against the Estate of the saide MERRIMAN in this County, which appeares by the retorne thereof land exelcuted upon all the tobaccoe due to hym in the handes of Major EDWARD DALE, which noe p:son appeareing to replevy the sde. Attachmt., Judgemt is therefore granted against the same soe attached wth: costs
      - Upon the peticon of NICHOLAS GEORGE and GEORGE HEALE, Securities for the Estate of HENERY KING (deced), It is ordered by this Court (CHARLES MERRIMAN who married the Widdowe and Relicte of the saide KING beinge clandestinely departed this Countrey), that for the security of the saide NICHOLAS GEORGE and GEORGE HEALE, that an Inventory of the whole Estate belonginge to the saide MERRIMAN in this County bee forthwith: taken by ROBERT PRITCHARD and THOMAS PARFIT and exhibited to the nexte Court, the saide NICHOLAS GEORGE and GEORGE HEALE to secure the sde. Estate.
      John Leasor 25.108 I BA 4.18.9 Jul 2 1705
      Appraisers: Charles Merryman, Sr., Nicholas Rogers.
      Miles Temple 25.108 I BA 27.14.0 Jun 11 1705
      The amount of the inventory also included #1262. Appraisers: Charles Merriman, John Harrell. List of debts: John Hayes, John Eglestone.

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