Immigrant from London in the "Whale" 1632 to Boston

Nathaniel Merriman, Captain, son of George Merriman of London, born 2 June 1613 England, died 13 February 1693/4 aged 80 Wallingford, Ct. He married 1649 Joan ( ) #2339. She died 8 December 1709 aged 81 at Wallingford. Nathaniel came from London England in the "Whale" to Boston, Ma. in 1632. He appeared at New Haven, 1641; He served in the Pequot War; a signer of the "Fundamental Agreement" of the New Haven Colonists; Ensign of the New Haven Artillery Company in 1662. In October 1665 he was confirmed Sergeant, of the New Haven Train band by the General Court. In 1672 he removed to Wallingford, where he was confirmed Lieutenant of the Train band in 1672. On 1 November 1675 he was appointed Captain of the Troop of Dragoons raised in New Haven in King Philip's War, and in 1691-92 was by vote continued in that office. He signed the Plantation Covenant at New Haven in 1639, and in 1673 was on a committee to fix the boundary lines between Wallingfrd and other towns. He served as deputy to the General Court from Wallingford. Although he was not a resident, he was allowed 5 acres on his taxable New Haven estate, undoubtedly for war service in the Pequot War.
Nathaniel d. 19 Dec 1675 in King Phillip's War
John b. 26 Sept 1651 New Haven
Hannah b. 16 May 1651 New Haven, m. 1 12 Nov 1668 New Haven to John Ives; m. 2nd, 17 Aug 1682 Wallingford to Joseph Benham.
ABIGAIL m. John Hitchcock
Mary b. 12 July 1657 New Haven, bp 27 June 1661 New Haven, m. 9 June 1674 Wallingford to Thomas Curtis.
John b. Feb 1659 New Haven, bp 27 June 1661 New Haven, d. 1741, Captain, m. 1st, 28 Mar 1683 Wallingford to Hannah Lines, d. of Ralph and Alice Lines. Ch: Esther, Abigail, George. He m. 2nd, 20 Nov 1690 Wallingford to Elizabeth Peck, d. of John and Mary (Moss) Peck. Ch: John, Israel, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Caleb. He m. 3rd, Hannah (Dewey) Newberry, wid. of Benjamin Newberry, divorced. He m. 4th, Elizabeth Brown, d. of Eleazer and Sarah (Bulkeley) Brown, and wid of both Michael Todd and Samuel Street.
Samuel b. 29 Sep 1662 New Haven, d. 25 Sep 1694, m. Anna Street, d. of Samuel and Anna (Miles) Street. Ch: Nathaniel d. y., Nathaniel, Theophilus, Samuel.
Caleb b. May 1665 New Haven, d. 19 July 1703 Wallingford, Corpl., m. 9 July 1690 Wallingford, Mary, d. of Eliasaph and Mary Preston. She m. 2nd, Samuel Munson. Ch: Moses, Elizabeth, Eliasaph, Hannah, Phebe, Lydia d. y., Lydia, 2 sons, b. and d. 1667
Elizabeth b. 14 Sept 1669 New Haven, d. 2 Feb 1749 aged 81, m. 1st, 2 Dec 1685 Ebenezer Lewis, m. 2nd William Frederick.

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