Miriam Merry

Brief Life History 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 1741, 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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Family Time Line

Benjamin Skiffe
1691–1781
Miriam Merry
1705–1781
Marriage: before 1741
Elizabeth Skiff
1741–1819
John Skiff
1742–
Mary Skiffe
1744–1824

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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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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