Henry Merrow, #64 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

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Published on: 16 Jan 2015
Updated: 15 Sep 2016

Surname variations: Merrow, Merow, Merey, Merre

Descendants and Researchers

First Generation in the New World

  1. HENRY MERROW, was born probably in Scotland and died at Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 5 Nov 1685. He married at Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 19 Dec 1661, JANE (LINDES) WALLACE.

Children of Henry and Jane (Lindes) Merrow:
2. ii.     JOHN MERROW,
2. iii.   HENRY MEROW, Jr., b.1662; m. MIRIAM BROOKS
2. iv.    SARAH MERROW,
2. v.     HANNAH MERROW, b. at Reading, Massachusetts on 5 March 1668/9
2. vi.    SAMUEL MERROW, b. at Reading on 9 Oct 1670; m. MARY PAGE
2. vii.  MARY MERROW, b. at Reading on 22 Apr 1673
2. viii. ELIZABETH MERROW, b. at Reading on 20 Jul 1674
2. ix.    JOSEPH MERROW, b. at Reading on 31 Dec 1675
2. x.     DEBORAH MERROW, b. at Reading on 11 Oct 1677
2. xi.    JANE MERROW, b. at Reading on 15 Oct 1680

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

Merrow Family of Reading, Mass.

Middlesex County, MA- Probate File Papers, 1648-1871 (2)

Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

“By 1660, Nicholas [Wallace] had died or left the scene; Jane had remarried. Her new Scots husband was Henry Merre of Woburn, a former war prisoner from the Battle of Dunbar, who had arrived in Massachusetts in 1651 on the Unity.[73] Merre appeared in Middlesex County Court in Cambridge in April, 1662, to answer for “his cruell beating [of] John Wallis, his wives child, ab[ou]t 4 years old.” He was sentenced to pay a considerable bond, 20 pounds. Apparently Merre reformed in his role as stepparent, and was “released from his bond for…good Behavior” at the next court session.[74]” From American Ancestors.org “Scots for Sale”

Henry Merrow at Geni.com

5 Responses to Henry Merrow, #64 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

  1. Marion B Burgess says:

    … another excellent resource

    “Henry Merrow of Reading, Massachusetts, and his descendents named Merrow, Marrow, and Merry” author – Oscar Earl Merrow published 1954 in Winchester, Massachusetts


  2. Shanna Saleh says:

    Hello! I’m so excited to find this resource. Henry Merrow was my 8th great-grandfather. I’m trying to figure where he was taken to work after arriving here.


    • Elizabeth Boggs says:

      Hi Shanna, So glad you’ve found our site! Your best bet would be click the link at the top of this page and ask one, or all, of his researchers/descendants. It appears he stayed in Massachusetts so I would suggest searching for him using local MA resources or http://www.americanancestors.org Hope this helps!

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