William Merriman

about 1791–about March 1847 (Age 56)
Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Merriman was born about 1791, in Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Merriman, was 25 and his mother, Martha Mills, was 21. He married Susannah Badcock about 12 June 1828, in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died about March 1847, in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 56.

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William Merriman
about 1791–1847
Susannah Badcock
Marriage: about 12 June 1828
Alfred Merriman
Catherine Merriman
Elizabeth Ann Merriman
Edwin Merriman
about 1841–1848
Jane Merriman
Walter Leonard Merriman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 12 June 1828Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 10
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 17
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    Age 24
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English:nickname from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ + man ‘man’. Compare Merry 1. This surname is established in Ireland (perhaps as an Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name; compare Marmion ) as well as England.there has probably been some confusion with Marriman, probably an occupational name meaning ‘servant of Mary’, from the female personal name Mary (see Marie ) + Middle English man in the sense ‘servant’, or perhaps a pet form of Mary using the hypocoristic suffix -man. The surname Marriman is now vanishingly rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • William Merriman in entry for Jane Merriman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Merriman, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Legacy NFS Source: William Merriman - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: about March 1847; Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

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