William Merriman

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

The Life 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
Susannah Badcock
Marriage: about 12 June 1828
Alfred Merriman
Catherine Merriman
Elizabeth Ann Merriman
Edwin Merriman
Jane Merriman
Walter Leonard Merriman

Spouse and Children


    Susannah Badcock


about 12 June 1828
Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom


    Alfred Merriman


    Jane Merriman


    Catherine Merriman


    Elizabeth Ann Merriman


    Edwin Merriman


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+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

1 English: nickname, an elaborated form of Merry 1.2 Irish: Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Merriman, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Merriman in entry for Walter Leonard Merriman, "England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • William in entry for Jane Merriman, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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