Miriam Merry

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

The Life 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 34. 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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Family Time Line

Benjamin Skiffe
1691–1781
Miriam Merry
1705–1781
Marriage: before 1742
Elizabeth Skiff
1741–1818
John Skiff
1742–
Mary Skiffe
1744–1824

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1742
Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
children

(3)

    Elizabeth Skiff

    Female1741–1818Female

    John Skiff

    Male1742–Male

    Mary Skiffe

    Female1744–1824Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’.3 French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + rīc ‘power’; ‘ruler’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Samuel Merrey will, 1727 - Dukes Co. MA Wills 3:31
  • Miriam Merrey, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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