Miriam Merry

8 April 1705–2 December 1781 (Age 76)
Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Miriam

When Miriam Merry was born on 8 April 1705, in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Merry, was 35 and her mother, Remember Luce, was 35. She married Benjamin Skiffe before 1742, in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 2 December 1781, in East Acton, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 76.

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Benjamin Skiffe
Miriam Merry
Marriage: before 1742
Elizabeth Skiff
John Skiff
Mary Skiffe

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  • Marriage
    before 1742Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English merie, mirie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge). Compare Merriman .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach, a descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively, wild, or high-spirited’. Where Irish dh has been Anglicized as g, there is possible confusion with Merrick .French: variant of Mery 1.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Miriam Merrey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Probate records, 1690-1938 [Dukes County, Massachusetts]
    • Samuel Merrey will, 1727 - Dukes Co. MA Wills 3:31

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