Henry Herrick Jr.

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Herrick Jr. was born before 16 January 1640, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Henry Herrick, was 43 and his mother, Editha Laskin, was 29. He married Lydia in 1659, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1671, his occupation is listed as farmer/planter/constable. He died on 1 June 1702, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, and was buried in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Henry Herrick Jr.
Marriage: 1659
Lydia Herrick
Capt Joseph Herrick
Elizabeth Herrick
Jonathan Herrick
Samuel Herrick Sr

Sources (18)

  • Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 | Volume One | Births
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [$$$ not reliable]
  • Find A Grave Index [no grave marker; not reliable]

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Erik, itself from Proto-Scandinavian ain- ‘one, select’ + rík- ‘rule(r)’ + prosthetic H-.

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled, dark red’ or ‘salmon’, and borne by a Christian saint. In Munster and Ulster this name has been changed to Harkin .

History: The English poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) was the son of a wealthy London goldsmith, whose family had a long history in the town of Leicester. DNA analysis suggests that the modern surname is monogenetic, i.e. from a single eponymous bearer. The earliest known bearer of the name in Leicester was John Eirich, recorded as a burgess there in 1211. Leicester was one of the headquarters of the Viking army that conquered and settled the eastern midlands in the late 9th century, leading to the English adoption of many Old Norse personal names, such as Eirikr, as personal names. The initial aspirate is first recorded in the name of Nicholas Heyryke, recorded as a Leicester burgess in 1524.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Henry Herrick, Jr. (16 January 1639 – June 1702)

HENRY, bp. Salem 16 January 1639/40. He married (1) about 1663 Lydia _____. He married (2) about 1692 Sarah (Alcock) Giddings, daughter of John Alcock of York and widow of John Giddings of Ipswich. (M …

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