William Merriman

Maleabout 1791–about March 1847

Brief Life History of William

When William Merriman was born about 1791, in Shepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Merriman, was 26 and his mother, Martha Mills, was 23. 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 57.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (8)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 12 June 1828Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +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


    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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