Walterii Merrick(e) (General)

by kandi, Sunday, October 20, 2019, 19:02 (223 days ago)


I'm searching for any information on a Walter(ii) Merrick(e) born 1648 in the Ross area and married to Marthae. Their son Walter Merrick born 1668 in Aymestry married Mary Pye of Newland, daughter of John Pye of Kilpeck.

I can't find parents for Walter(ii) and would appreciate any help or advice.


Kandi K

Walterii Merrick(e)

by Peter Preece @, Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:49 (222 days ago) @ kandi

Hi kandi,
Re the Merricks the following may help. Thomas Merrick was married to Mawde who died 1596,their son James Merrick married Joan Gwatkin in 1618. James was born in 1594, his wife Joan died 1658. James and Joan had a son Walter born 1668??? who married Mary Payne who died 1723.

Walter and Mary had a son Walter b1683-d1732 who in 1704 at King Stanley, Glos. married Mary
Pye who died in 1679. They had a son Aristarchus b1710 d1794.

Joan Gwatkin came from a well to-do family in Fownhope.

Mary Pye came from noble family - her grandfather was Sir John Pye. They married in Glos. because Walter was a Quaker and the Pyes were C of E.

I hope this is of help. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Walterii Merrick(e)

by kandi, Monday, October 21, 2019, 16:48 (222 days ago) @ Peter Preece

Dear Peter,

Brilliant! Thank you so much. I am looking forward to following up on all the information you have provided. I have been stuck on Walterii and Marthae for weeks and it would appear I may have had the wrong set of parents. I'm finding the links to the Quakers of great interest too.


Walter Merrick

by Peter Preece @, Monday, October 21, 2019, 19:31 (222 days ago) @ kandi

Hi Kandi,
The date for the birth of Walter Merrick of 1668 is wrong-his mother dying in 1658!

There is a lot of info re the Quakers, I would suggest you find these 2 books-

1 "Sufferings of early Quakers" by Joseph Besse published in 2008 ISBN 978-1-85072-375-2
West Midlands

2 "The Story of Ross" by Pat Hughes and Heather Hurley published in 1999 by Logaston
Press. ISBN 1 873827 11 3

I hope these may help you. Both books have a lot of info re Merricks.


Walter Merrick

by kandi, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 14:28 (199 days ago) @ Peter Preece

Hello Peter,

Thank you for the book recommendations -I have managed to source both.

I wonder if you know anything about Arnold (Garbett) Meyrick? I am finding him quite tricky to follow...this is what I have:

Arnold Merrick (born 1804) in Kingstone, Herefordshire to Arnold Merrick and Margaret Baugh; Arnold's parents were John Merrick and Susannah (nee Baker); John's parents were Aristarchus of Thruxton and Mary Hallett.

Arnold (who added the Garbett to his name later in life - I understand where this comes from) married Priscilla Mary Duffield from Buckinghamshire. The marriage took place in Oxford in 1848 and I have followed their descendants easily enough.

According to their marriage certificate Arnold was a widower. I thought I had found his first wife as Anne Wilson (married in Manchester Cathedral 1845); Arnold was listed as a widower here too.

However, there is another Arnold Merrick born around 1803/1804 and living in Thruxton. He is shown on a number of other trees as having married three times - Anne Wilson, Matilda Coxhead and Frances. He is also shown on these trees as the son of Arnold and Margaret (nee Baugh).

I'm assuming there are a number of cross-overs occurring - do you have info that would help me?


Walter Merrick

by MPGriffiths @, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 20:43 (199 days ago) @ kandi

Had a look at the marriage at St Mary's Church in the Parish of Manchester - 9 March 1846 - between

Arnold MERRICK aged 42, Widower, occupation: Bookmaker (see there is an Arnold on the 1841 census also a Bookmaker) -
father: Arnold Merrick, occupation: Farmer

to Anne WILSON


Checked with the GRO Index

MERRICK, Anne Sophia - mother's maiden name: WILSON

GRO REFERENCE: 1846 J QUARTER in Saint Luke Middlesex, Volume 02 Page 305


This is on Family Search with links to actual copy baptism

Westerminster, St Marylebone:


5 March

Anne Sophia - daughter of Arnold & Ann MERRICK, residence: Charlotte Street

occupation of Arnold is an Acct CLERK (which assume is the same as being a Book-keeper)

born 31 May 1846


This family is still around on later census returns

Ancestry: Transcribed as MERRIL/Family Seach MERRICK

High Street, Hereford City District 2

Page 11 of 32

Francis 40 (male)
Arnold -35 Bookkeeper
Francis - 35 (female)
William - 10
Francis - 9
Ediwn - 8
Rosanna - 5
Arnold - 2
Frances - 11 Mo (female) ***
Eliza WILLIAMS - 25
Elizabeth COOPER - 15


MERRICK Frances Elizabeth: Mother's Maiden name: WILLIAMS

1840 J Quarter, Hereford and Dore - Volume 26 Page 183

Walter Merrick

by MPGriffiths @, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 21:20 (199 days ago) @ MPGriffiths


Ann MERRICK born 1846 in London

1851 Census, Leominster

Lower March

John MERRICK - aged 55 Ag. Lab, born Herefordshire
Pricilla MERRICK - wife aged 48
Ann MERRICK - Visitor aged 4 - born London

Walter Merrick

by Mike Pinchin @, Bedford, England, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 23:07 (199 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

In the BNA Hereford Journal - Wednesday 01 October 1828,

Yesterday was married, at Hom Lacy [Holme Lacy], by the Rev. Mr. Phillips, Mr. Arnold Merrick, Bookseller, of this city, to Frances, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Williams, Eign-street

Arnold Merrick

by Peter Preece @, Thursday, November 14, 2019, 13:08 (198 days ago) @ kandi

Re the Merricks.

Please be aware that there are at least 4 or 5 Arnold Merricks alive during this period-mid
1800s, in or from Herefordshire.
Arnold Merrick married to Margaret Baugh in 1789 had a son Arnold Merrick born 1804 at Thruxton
This Arnold Merrick married 1845 to Anne Wilson bpt 28.05.1818.Her father was George Wilson sea captain. Arnold describes himself as a widower. A year later in 1846 Arnold and Anne marry again but at a different church. He again describes himself as a widower.

Anne Sophia was born two and a half months after this marriage. She was baptised in London 10 months after her birth.

I think that the Ann Merrick shown as a visitor in the 1851 Census
to John Merrick and Priscilla (nee Preece) in Leominster is correct.

Arnold had another marriage in July 1848 to Priscilla Mary Duffield, Again he describes himself
as a widower. At about this time he changed the spelling of his name to Meyrick. This marriage
appears to be bigamous as Ann Wilson was still alive.

On Ancestry Family Trees there is a good tree that shows that Anne Sophia and her mother emigrated to South Africa.,

I hope that this will help.

Regards Peter Preece

Arnold Merrick

by MPGriffiths @, Thursday, November 14, 2019, 15:11 (198 days ago) @ Peter Preece

Public Members Tree Ancestry

Annie Sophia MERRICK

Marriage: 3 August 1865 Durban KwaZulu-Natal South Africa



Arnold Merrick

by MPGriffiths @, Thursday, November 14, 2019, 15:29 (198 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Looking for Ann MERRICK c1810


There is on the 1851 Census, Oxfordshire, Wootton : District 1a page 34 of 37

(Arnold married in Oxfordshire, 1848)


Ann MERICK : Visitor, unmarried, aged 40 - born Scotland

at the home of Matha REASE aged 60 Laundrefs, born Middx, Arlingham


There is a William REECE of Oxford, Parish of St Thomas, buried at Woodstock, 7 June 1863 aged 73

Earlier baptisms at Wootton (Oxon) children of Martha and William - (William's occupation was a Servant)

? Did he work with Arnold


Ann WILSON's father was George WILSON, Sea Captain on the marriage certificate and Anne in 1846 was aged 36.

There is a burial at Woodstock, Oxfordshire

18 November 1861

Martha REECE aged 70

Arnold Merrick

by kandi, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 20:32 (118 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Thank you all for your responses.

I have been trying to follow all the leads you have provided along with some other information I have been given by descendants. It is all quite baffling so please bear with me as I try to think this all through in this email.

I think there are a number of cross-overs between an Arnold Merrick born in Thruxton in 1803/4 and an Arnold Merrick born in Kingston in 1802. I’m certain this Arnold is the one who eventually married Priscilla Mary Duffield in Oxford in 1848.

This Arnold is thought by members of his family to have run away to sea and also to have been a courier to George IV. If he did run away to sea then maybe Ann Wilson’s father was his Captain and this is how they met??? I am puzzled by this marriage with one service in Manchester Cathedral...I didn’t know they remarried a year later? The marriage record in the cathedral shows Arnold’s profession as a Clerk...this is a little ambiguous...what kind of Clerk? His status is also shown as a Widower...even more puzzling. Did Arnold from Kingston marry her or did Arnold from Thruxton marry her...I’m not sure.
The other women involved are Matilda Coxhead and Frances Williams. Arnold from Thruxton certainly ended up with Frances and they had a large family with him supporting them as a Book-Seller. I think at least one of his sons followed him into this business.

Which Arnold married Matilda who died in 1846?

It is odd that Kingston Arnold changed the spelling of his name and added Garbett to become Arnold Garbett Meyrick - perhaps he was
running away again and wanted to hide his identity. The Garbett was adopted from his Aunt Charlotte’s husband James Garbett. James was a clergyman and he and Charlotte had 5 sons, 4 of whom followed their father into the church, with one becoming an Archdeacon.

Arnold Garbett Meyrick can be found on an 1861 census in the employ of Percy Barrington as a Butler in Westbury Bucks. This is not far away from Priscilla Mary who was at another address in Fringford Oxfordshire...Henry and Hubert their surviving sons were with her. Priscilla Mary was a schoolteacher. Arnold Garbett Meyrick’s occupation was listed as Butler on Henry Duffield’s baptismal record.

Priscilla Mary died in 1868 and by that time had returned to her family home in King’s Sutton, Northamptonshire where she is buried. Arnold Garbett died a year later and is buried there too so it looks as though they lived there together for a time. Priscilla was only 47 when she died and Arnold was 69. Both their sons went into the church but tragically Hubert died in a bathing accident in Devon at age 20. Henry Duffield lived and married my cousin Mary Maude Fountain Cross,

Any further thoughts from you would be warmly received.

Best wishes,

Arnold Merrick

by kandi, Monday, February 03, 2020, 21:40 (117 days ago) @ kandi

Hi again,

Sorry, I made a mistake on my last post ref Arnold Garbett Meyrick - he was (it is thought) a courier to William IV not George IV.

As ever,

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