FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS MEYRICK AND
THOMAS MEYRICK was born about 1762 in Broseley, Shropshire, England to Thomas Meyrick and, according to family stories, Miss Foley (daughter of Lord Foley). He married SUSANNAH COLEY or COWLEY in about 1792. She was born about 1770 in Gloucestershire, England, the daughter of Robert Cowley and Mary Brown. Susannah was christened 25 March 1770 in Cherington, Gloucestershire. Thomas died 24 January 1848 in Darnal Cottage, Tenbury, Worcester, England, and was buried 28 January in the Knighton churchyard, Knighton, Worcester, England. Susannah died 28 July 1826 in Darnal Cottage, and was buried in the Knighton churchyard.
A diary left by John Meyrick, the son of James Meyrick records, "Thomas
Meyrick is my grandfather. He was born at Brosley, Shropshire, England.
Died at Darnell Cottage near Trembery. Buried in Nighton Church Yard, Nighton
Parish, Worcestershire, England. His wife's name Sushannah Coley. She died
at the same place and was buried by his side."
and Susannah had the following children:
born 18 November 1792 in Neen Sollors, Shropshire, England; died in Worsell,
born about 1793.
born in 1794 in Darnal Cottage; died at the same place.
born about 1796 in Darnal Cottage; died in Plymouth, Devon, England.
born 15 January 1796 in Darnal Cottage; married Elizabeth Ann Bumford;
died 11 May 1871 in Mt. Pleasant, San Pete, Utah.
christened 21 January 1798.
(Delilah), born 16 Feb 1800 in Knighton, Worcester, England; died in
Darnal Cottage; buried 24 November 1801 in Knighton.
born 28 March 1802 in Knighton; died 2 March 1827.
(Kizirey), born about 1803 in Darnal Cottage; died at the same place.
born 11 March 1804 in Knighton; died in November 1823 in London, England.
born 17 April 1806 in Darnal Cottage; died at sea.
born at Darnal Cottage; christened 17 Oct 1808; married Thomas Ayens.
born 19 February 1811 in Knighton; married William Adams.
30 May 1814.
John Meyrick's diary; Family Group sheet prepared by Bryant Merrick; IGI;
Knighton parish register, FHL# 992215; death certificate (Thomas).
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS MEYRICK AND
Thomas Meyrick was christened 20 August 1730 in Knighton. According to a diary left by John Meyrick, Thomas' great-grandson, he married Miss Foley: "Great-grand Father's name is Thomas Meyrick. His wife's name was Foley. She was a daughter of Lord Foley in England. She died in England. I do not know where he died. That is the great reason the Meyricks cannot get the money that is coming to them, for there was a great sum of money left for three children by the mother, for them when they came of age. It is in the Bank of England. It was put in that Bank for them and Thomas Meyrick (his son) is my grandfather." Whether this story is true or just family legend has not been proven. No marriage record has been found for Thomas Meyrick and Miss Foley.
Thomas was the sole executor for his father's will in 1759, and was named in his brother John's will in 1785, and his brother Edward's will in 1798. Thomas must have had some wealth. He donated to the church in Knighton: "The church...is a compatively modern edifice. Thomas Meyrick in 1770 bequeathed 40 pounds." (www.british-history.ac.uk) He also donated for a school: "A small school for the gratuitous instruction of poor children, to which Mr. Barnsley bequeathed 50 pounds, and Mr. Thomas Meyrick and Lieutenant-Colonel Winwood each gave a portion of the land, is supported partly by these benefactions, and partly by subscription." (www.genuki.org) Thomas is said to have died in 1805.
Thomas had the following child:
1. Thomas, born in about 1762 in Broseley; married Susannah Coley; died
24 January 1848 in Darnell Cottage, Tenbury, Worcester; buried 28 January
1848 in Knighton.
SOURCES: John Meyrick's diary; IGI; Knighton parish register; death
date by CJF Comyn from family papers; www.genuki.org; www.british-history.ac.uk.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT AND MARY MEYRICK
Robert Meyrick was born in about 1694, of Knighton, the son of Robert
and Judith Meyrick. He married Mary. Robert's occupation was mercer and
woolstapler. A mercer sold fine fabrics, such as silk and velvet, and a
woolstapler was a wool merchant. Mary must have died before 1759, as she
is not mentioned in Robert's will.
Robert died in 1759, and left a will:
In the name of God, Amen, I Robert Meyrick of Ludlow in the County
of Salop, mercer and woolstapler of sound, perfect and disposing mind and
memory and understanding, praise to Almighty God, do make and ordain this
my will and testament in writing in manner and form following, that is
to say, first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty
God, hoping through the merits, death and passion of my dear Saviour and
Redeemer Jesus Christ to obtain full and free pardon of all my sins and
to inherit eternal life, and body to the earth to be decently interred
at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, and as for my worldly
estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I dispose thereof as followeth
– Imprimis, I will that my debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Meyrick the sum of two hundred
pounds. Item – I give and bequeath to my sons Adam, John and Edward the
sum of fifty pounds a piece to be paid by my executor three years after
my decease. Item – I give to my daughter Mary the sum of one hundred pounds
to be paid three years after my decease. Item – I give and bequeath to
my daughter Judith the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid three years
after my decease with the lawfull interest from the day of my death, likewise
my silver coffee pot. Item – I give to my daughter Isabella the sum of
fifty pounds to be paid three years after my decease. Item – I give to
my daughters Anne, Jane and Sage, and to my son Robert the sum of one hundred
pounds a piece with the lawfull interest thereof to commence from the days
of my death to be paid when they attain to the age of twenty one years.
But in case that either my sons or daughters shall depart this life before
the above legacies become due without any child or children lawfully begotten,
it is my will that the above legacies shall return to my executor Thomas
Meyrick. Item – I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Meyrick all that messuage,
tenement, house with the appurtenances, garden, and dwellings thereunto
belonging now in my own, the Rev. Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Bottrel’s possession
and commonly called and known by the name of Crabbmill, and all that garden
and orchard below Linney-gate now in my own, Mr. Hemmings and Mr. Yapps
possession together with my right of tenancy in them and every of them.
Also my houses in the town of Knighton and county of Radnor now in the
possession of Mr. Jno. Mills, Edw. Pryce, Samuel Richards and Jno. Miles,
with the tythes of Norton in the same county. I give and bequeath to him
and his heirs forever and all my right in them, and as for touching and
concerning all the rest, residue and remainder of my household goods and
all other cattle, chattels, and personal estate of what nature and kind
soever which I shall have at the time of my death I give and bequeath the
same to my son Thomas Meyrick aforesaid, and do hereby nominate, institute,
and appoint my son Thomas Meyrick, aforesaid executor and legatee of this
my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will or wills by
me heretofore made in witness whereof I have put my hand and seal this
eighteenth day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred fifty six.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have attested the same in the sight of the testator.
Edwd. Meyrick Daniel Wheall Adm. Meyrick
This will was proved at London before the right honourable Sir George
Lee, Knight, Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully instituted the fifteenth day of May in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six by the oath of
Thomas Meyricke, the son of the deceased and sole executor named in the
said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods,
chattels and credits of the said deceased he having been first sworn by
commission duly to administer.
Robert and Mary had the following children:
1. Isabel, christened 6 July 1725 in Knighton; called Isabella
in her father's will; married Mr. Bowdler.
2. Mary, christened 20 June 1726 in Knighton; buried 22 June
1726 in Knighton.
3. Robert, christened 7 August 1727 in Knighton.
4. Mary, christened 9 December 1730 in Knighton.
5. Thomas, christened 20 August 1730 in Knighton; may have married
Miss Foley; died in 1805.
6. Adam, christened 17 December 1731 in Knighton.
7. John, christened 5 December 1732 in Knighton; died in 1785.
(His will of 1785 mentions his brother Thomas.)
8. Edward, christened 22 March 1733 in Knighton; died in 1798;
will of Edward Meyrick, Esquire of Ludlow, proven 23 December 1798, naming
brothers Thomas and Robert Meyrick, late uncle Thomas Meyrick, sister Judith
Meyrick, sister Sage Meyrick, nephew John Meyrick of Camberwell, late brother
John Meyrick's daughters, Harriott, Sophia and Maria, sister Jane Strother,
sister Ann Meyrick, nephews Robert and Edward Strother, niece Sarah Andrews.
9. Judith, christened 6 July 1735 in Ludlow, Shropshire; will
proven 22 October 1813, naming brother Robert Meyrick, children of brother
John Meyrick, Sarah Andrews and Harriet Meyrick, Sophia Meyrick, sister
John Meyrick, nephews Robert Strother, sister Isabella Bowdler.
10. Mary, christened 7 May 1737 in Ludlow; Shropshire.
11. Anne, christened 19 March 1740 in Ludlow; died about 1813.
12. Jane, christened 15 May 1741 in Ludlow; married Mr. Strother;
died about 1813.
13. Sage (female), christened 9 September 1743 in Ludlow; died
25 August 1812, will namiing brother Robert Meyrick, sisters Jane Strother
and Ann Meyrick.
14. Robert, christened 12 February 1745 in Ludlow.
15. Sarah, christened 29 January 1747 in Ludlow; died the same
SOURCES: IGI, Knighton parish register; will of Robert Meyrick, proven
in the PCC in 1759; will of Sage Meyrick, proven in the PCC in 1813; will
of Edward Meyrick, Esquire proven 23 December 1798 in the PCC; will of
Judith Meyrick, proven 22 October 1813 in the PCC.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ROBERT AND JUDITH MEYRICK
Robert Meyrick was christened 24 May 1668 in Knighton, the son of Thomas
Meyrick and Sage Crowther. He married 1) Mary, and 2) Judith. Thomas worked
as a maltster. Thomas was buried 11 February 1723 in Knighton. Judith died
as a widow and was buried 22 May 1749 in Knighton.
Robert left a will in 1723:
In the name of God, Amen. the seventh day of January in the year
of our Lord God 1723. I, Robert Meyrick of Knighton in the County of Radnor,
Maltster, being of good and perfect memory, revoking all former wills by
me made, and hereby declareing them to be absolutely void do make this
my last will and testament in manner and form following, trusting that
only through the merits of Jesus Christ my alone Saviour I shall obtain
mercy and pardon for my sins and manyfold transgressions and inherit everlasting
life with the blessed Saints in Glory. I do dispose of that temporal estate
which the Lord hath been pleased to intrust me with as followeth. Imprimis
that all my debts which I owe of right to any person or persons be well
and truly paid by my executors herein after named or ordained, and after
my debts paid and funeral expenses performed, I leave, give and bequeath
to my wife the sum of one shilling, and all that moneys which is due to
me this day from her brothers, heirs, executors or administrators, the
principal and interest becoming due thereupon upon the fifteenth day of
March next will amount to the sum of one hundred and fifty four pounds
lawfull moneys of Great Britain for and during the term of her natural
life, and after her decease I give and bequeath what my wife has at her
decease of the above mentioned sum unto my daughter Israell, and the further
sum of fifty pounds to be paid her by my executors when she attains unto
the age of one and twenty years. And as for my undutifull son Robert, as
appears by a note of agreement under our hands witnessed by brother Adam
and Elis Coopar agreed upon by the over persuasions of them and my wife
to give him five times more than he deserves, and as for the hundred pounds
that Robert was to give bond for to my son Edward Meyrick, and to pay him
interest for the aforesaid sum from the 25th day of March last 1721, I
do apoint immediately a bond for the above said sum payable to the above
said Edward. I give and bequeath to my son Robert my silver taster that
he has in possession, tis worth more than one one shilling which is more
than he deserves. I give and bequeath unto my son in law Coopar and Sage
his wife the sum of three pounds to buy them mourning, and to their children
now living, Thomas, Sage, Judeth, and Israell, I give and bequeath to each
and every of them the sum of twenty pounds apiece to be paid the each of
them by my executors when they shall attain unto the age of one and twenty,
and in case any of these children should depart this life before they attain
to that age, my will is that the monies above mentioned be parted and equally
divided amongst the survivors. I also give and bequeath unto my granddaughter
Sage my Strip’t camblet bed with all the appurtenances there unto belonging,
and as for my son Thomas, whom I trust in my God will become yet a sober
man, I leave give, devise and bequeath unto him the 2 pernonine? meadows,
that is to say the profits of them till such times that Elis Coopar’s children
shall attain to the age of 21 years as above mentioned. And as for my son
Adam, in case he marries with Mrs. Mary Meredith of ____ I give, devise
and bequeath unto him my house, malthouse and gardens there unto belonging
for and during his natural life in case he and Mary above mentioned marry,
and at his ___ he, the said Adam leaves child or children behind him begotten
on the body of the said Mary Meredith, I give, devise and bequeath the
said malthouse, house and gardens thereunto belonging to the heirs of their
bodys, expecting the sum of one hundred pounds out of this estate, which
I may not undertake to build for 7 hundred pounds, the hundred pounds aforementioned
to be paid unto my son Thomas when he comes out of his time. In case Adam
does not marry Mary Meredtih, then I leave and bequeath the malthouse to
my son Thomas provided he be good and serve God, and he the said Thomas
to pay Adam 150 pounds. But in case Adam and Mary Meredith marry, then
it is to stand as above directed. Further more it is my will and pleasure
that Adam shall have at rent the 2 pieces of ground called pernonines?
at the yearly rent of nine pounds per annum, he paying my executors that
sum of two payments, that is to say at Michaelmas and Lady Day. And as
for my son Edward, I give and bequeath unto him one hundred pounds more
than I have ordered his brother Robert to pay him, and I doe appoint Edward
and my brother Adam to be sole executors of this my last will and testament,
requesting brother Thomas Meyrick and Mr. Andrew Davies to see this my
last will performed. To brother Thomas Meyrick I give and bequeath my young
nag which I request him to keepe and not to dispose of, ‘twill make a smart
summer nag. And to my very good friend Mr. Andrew Davies of ____, I leave
and bequeath to him as a small token of my love, one guinea to be payd
him by my executors within twelve months after my decease. As for my man
Petter Bartley, when we last reckon’d I wrong’d myself of forty shillings
which sum I give and bequeath him, as also my best drugget shirt of cloaths,
and riding coat. To Samuel Roberts of Sallop, I give and bequeath to him
my broadcloth coate, wastcoate and fustian breeches. To my kinsman James
Davies, I give and bequeath to him my dark gray drugget coate and 2 strong
shirts, and as to my man Thomas, I leave him my shoes and all my stockings.
And to my wife I give and bequeath to her more than before mention’d my
bay mare, that is now at Ludlow, and to my brother Adam, I give and bequeath
to him the sum of ten pounds for his care and paines. In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seals.
(Robert Meyrick Senior).
Seal’d and signed this eight day of January 1723 in the sight and presence of us. Sealed and signed in the sight and presence of us whose names are underwritten. Memorandum this 6th day of Feburary 1723 by the order of Mr. Robert Meyrick Senior the word devise is interlin’d in three several places, within mentioned.
Witness: Stansall Griffiths Andrew Davies
Robert and Mary had the following child:
1. Sage, (female) christened 20 January 1693 in Knighton; married
Ellis Cooper; had children Thomas, Sage, Judeth and Israell.
Robert and Judith had the following children:
1. Robert, born about 1694 of Knighton; married Mary; died in
1759 of Ludlow.
2. Judeth, christened 16 March 1699 in Knighton; buried 12 September
1718 in Knighton.
3. Thomas, christened 13 January 1701 in Knighton.
4. Adam, christened 7 February 1702 in Knighton; married Mary;
buried 5 November 1759, "buried Mr. Adam Meyrick" in Knighton.
5. George, christened 2 February 1704 in Knighton; buried 19
6. Israel (female), christened 11 September 1707 in Knighton.
7. Edward, christened 27 February 1709 in Knighton; married Joyce;
occupation innkeeper in Knighton; will proven in the PCC 9 March 1779,
naming wife Joice, son Robert Meyrick, daughter Joice Kinsey.
SOURCE: IGI; Knighton parish register; will of Robert Meyrick proven
in the PCC 21 March 1723; will of Edward Meyrick, proven in the PCC 9 March
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
AND SAGE CROWTHER
Thomas Meyrick was christened 15 January 1641 in Knighton, the son of
George and Israel Meyrick. He married Sage Crowther 20 July 1667 in Church
Stretton, Shropshire, England. He died and was buried 8 October 1679 in
Knighton. Thomas and Sage had the following children:
1. Robert, christened 24 May 1668 in Knighton; married Judith;
buried 11 February 1723 in Knighton.
2. Thomas, christened 1 August 1669 in Chirbury, Shropshire;
died in 1724 of Ludlow, Shropshire. Thomas was a wool stapler and mercer
of Ludlow, and left a will in 1724, listing brother Adam Meyrick, nephews
Robert, Thomas, Adam and Edward, niece Israell Meyrick, niece Sage Cooper,
sister-in-law Elizabeth Barrett wife of Onslow Barrett, nieces Sage Fant
and Mary Barrett, nephew Thomas Barrett, nephew Onslow Barrett, kinsman
James Davies, Anne Smith, widow, sister to James Davies, sister-in-law
Judith Meyrick, widow, father-in-law Walter Ball and Jane his wife, Ellis
Cooper of Knighton and Sage his wife. Adam Meyrick was sole executor for
Thomas's will proven in the PCC.
3. Adam, christened 10 September 1670 in Knighton; died in 1734
of Ludlow. Adam left a will in 1734, listing nephews Robert, Adam, Edward,
and Thomas Meyrick, niece Israel Meyrick. Nephew Robert Meyrick is named
as the sole executor of Adam's will, proven in the PCC.
4. Israel (female), christened 13 October 1673 in Knighton; died
24 September 1679; buried 8 October 1679 in Knighton.
SOURCES: IGI, Knighton parish register; will of Thomas Meyrick, proven
in the PCC in 1724; will of Adam Meyrick, proven in the PCC in 1734.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
GEORGE AND ISRAEL MEYRICK
George Meyrick was christened 23 June 1605 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, the son of John Meyrick and Anne Hucke. He married Israel. George must have died before 1650, as the will of Israel Meyrick in 1650 shows her as a widow.
The will of Israel Meyrick states:
In the name of God, Amen. The twelfth day of July in the year of
our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty, I, Israell Merick of Knighton
in the County of Radnor, widdow, being sickly, aged and impotent, but being
of good and perfect remembrance, God be praysed, do make and declare this
my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say,
first I doe give and commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God, my
maker, and his sonn Jesus Christ, my maker and redeemer by whose merits
I hope to be served, and the Holy Ghost my sanctifier, three persons but
one eternall God. And my body to the earth whence it came, to be buried
in Christian burial. I doe give and bequeath to my loving brother in law
James Mericke all my wood lying and being whatsoever. I do give and bequeath
to Thomas Garner of Knighton aforesaid the summ of twenty shillings of
lawfull money of England. I give to Catherine the wife of the said James
Mericke my best gown, my best petticoat and my best apron. I give to my
sister Barbara Lyuloh? my one saryd gown, petticoat and apron and hat.
I give and bequeath to my only sonne Thomas Mericke all the rest and residue
of all my goods, cattel, chattels, debts, substance and domains whatsoever,
my funereall expenses to be expended out of the same. And I do hereby nominate
and appoynt my said sonne Thomas Mericke my sole executor of this my last
will and testament.
George and Israle had the following child:
1. Thomas, christened 15 January 1641 in Knighton, Worcester;
married Sage Crowther 20 July 1687 in Church Stretton, Shropshire; buried
8 October 1679 in Knighton, Worcester.
SOURCES: IGI, Knighton, Worcester parish register; the will of Israel
Meyrick, proven in the PCC in 1650.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
AND ANNE HUCKE
John Meyrick was born in about 1560 of Ludlow, Shropshire, England.
He married Anne Hucke 14 April 1591 in Ludlow. Anne was christened 2 September
1563 in Ludlow. John and Anne had the following children:
1. Anne, christened 21 January 1596 in Ludlow.
2. George, christened 23 June 1605 in Ludlow; died before 1650.
3. James, married Catherine; mentioned in will of sister-in-law
Israel Meyrick in 1650.
SOURCES: IGI; will of Israel Meyrick, proven 1650 in the PCC.
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