Cornelius Merry Genealogy

Record modified: 2016-08-17
This is my direct ancestor 10 generations back.

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Cornelius Merry |
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Born: 1641-00-00 Ireland
Died: 1701-00-00 Northampton, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts USA
Marriages:
1. 1663-08-11 Rachael Ball

Children of Cornelius Merry and Rachael Ball:
John Merry b. 1665-11-09
Cornelius II Merry b. 1666-11-09
Sarah Merry b. 1668-01-15
Rachel Merry b. 1670-08-30
Leah Merry b. 1681-08-00
*Mindwell Merry b. 1682-00-00
Hannah Merry b. 1684-12-02


Notes:

from RootsWeb:
birth and death date and place, children and birthdates

They also had a son John 1664-05-17 d 1665-01-05.

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Another RootsWeb entry shows his father as Abraham Merry.

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He came to America as an indentured servant.

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There is a book called 'DESCENDANTS OF CORNELIUS MERRY' by Irwin & Isabella Merry, published 1968.

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Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33

On 17 October 1664 "Edmund Hart lately of Waymouth, planter," purchased of Praisever Turner of Northampton, miller, one-half of two parcels which Turner had purchased of Edward Griswold of Windsor, at Worronoco, "being seven or eight miles ... from Springfield": one-half of twenty-five acres of meadow, and one-half of twenty-five acres of upland meadow (the other half of each lot being sold to Cornelius Merrey)

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see "The Profane, the Civil, and the Godly" by Richard P. Gildrie (Penn State Press, 2004).

Apparently Cornelius was among the profane.

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Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Northampton births

John s/o Cornelius and Rachel Merry born 1664-05-17
John s/o Cornelius and Rachel Merry born 1665-11-09
Sarah d/o Cornelius and Rachel Merry born 1667-01-15
Rachel d/o Cornelius and Rachel Merry born 1670-08-03
Leah d/o Cornelius and Rachel Merry born 1681-08-16
Hannah d/o Cornelius and Rachel Merry born 1684-12-02

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