Family History


I am descended from Martha Merritt  who comes right at the end. In this tree I have only included cousins of my direct ancestors. I have some more information on some of the cousins' families.For this and to share information please contact me Susan Martin on


Born:                 abt 1701

Died:                        9/8/1770 Houghton  

Buried:                     10/8/1770 St Nicholas Houghton           

Married:           17/10/1726 Wiggonholt cum Greatham

Spouse:             Martha Bunn

Baptised:           26/6/1699 Houghton

Died:                        1/10/1785 Houghton

Buried:                      9/10/1785 St Nicholas Houghton

Buried:               1785 Houghton  

Parents:             Alan Bunn & Mary Bunn

Children:           Mary Merritt b 1726 Tortington

                                 William Merritt b 1729 Amberley

                         Edward Merritt b 1731 Amberley

                         Richard Merritt b 1734 Amberley

                         Ann Merritt b 1736 Amberley

                          Richard Merritt b 1738 Amberley

                          Thomas Merritt b 1741 Amberley

1726:  Married by licence issued same day. Both were from Houghton.

1770: MI at Houghton The body of John Merriot 9/8/1770 aged 69 who departed this life the 9th of August 1770 aged 69 years

1785: He lyeth the body of Martha the wife of John Merriot who departed this life the 1 of October 1785 aged (?)6 years


Born:                   1721/1722 Houghton


Mother:                 Martha Bunn

Baptised:              14/1/1722 Houghton

Buried:                     10/7/1790 Houghton from Walberton aged 82


Spouse:                   Ann

Buried:                     24/2/1780

Children:                  Mary Bunn bapt 23/8/1739 Houghton

                                Ann Bunn bapt 29/4/1741 Houghton

                                Sarah Bunn bapt 23/5/1743 Houghton

                                Betty Bunn bapt 17/8/1744 Houghton

                                Martha Bunn bapt 17/8/1744 Houghton

1722: baptism recorded as bastard son Martha Bunn

1752: 1/1/1752  Campion Bennet apprenticed to John Bunn blacksmith Houghton


Born:           1726 Tortington

Father:     John Merritt

Mother:       Martha Bunn

Baptised:     10/3/1726

Married:      1/10/1750 Amberley

Spouse:      Edward Haben.

Baptised:  10/6/1720 East Dean

Parents;   John & Sarah Haben

Children:     Henry Merritt bapt 9/2/1747 Houghton (see Note 2)

1750: He is recorded as bachelor labourer Eastergate. On marriage licence 25/9/1750 Mary is recorded as spinster from Eastergate

Henry Merritt possibly married 9/10/1776 Felpham Elizabeth Ewen


Born:           1729 Amberley

Father;    John Merritt

Mother:       Martha Bunn

Baptised;     17/10/1729 Amberley

Buried:     possibly 17/6/1786 Wiston

Married:      19/9/1750 Petworth

Spouse:      Mary Steer

Baptised:     7/9/1726 Billingshurst

Parents:   James Steer and Mary Woodman.

Buried:     8/12/1769 Wiston

Married:   1/12/1772 Wiston Mary Percival. (probably widow of William Perciful whom she married Wiston 18/10/1756 as Mary Langridge)

Buried:        1792 Wiston or 8/6/1782 pauper, Wiston.

Children:     Mary Merritt b 1751?

                   Martha Merritt b 1753 Wiston

                   Alice Merritt b 1754 Wiston

                   John Merritt b 1756 Wiston

                William Merritt b 1758 Ashington

                   Richard Merritt bapt 2/3/1760 Ashington

                Thomas Merritt bapt 1/5/1762 Ashington

                 George Merritt bapt 26/5/1765 Ashington (see Note 5)

1750: On marriage licence of  18/9/1750 William is given as bachelor from Billingshurst and Mary from Petworth. On marriage register both from Billingshurst

1772: Marriage to Mary Percival witnessed by John Baker, George Halet. Mary probably widow of William Perciful whom she married Wiston 18/10/1756 as Mary Langridge

[possiblyi) Mary  b 1751 who m 18/11/1868 Wiston John Hulett of Abinger, Surrey, servantman. Married with consent of Thomas Merrit, labourer. Witnessed by Thomas Meers and William Merrit]

Martha Merritt b 1753 (chr 6/1/1753) Wiston m 25/2/1772 Wiston  John Barnet. Witnessed by William Merrit, John Float. Children: John Barnett bapt 26/1/1774 Wiston, James Barnett bapt 7/4/1776 Wiston, Richard Barnett bapt 28/11/1779 Wiston, Henry Barnett bapt 5/5/1782 Wiston

Alice Meritt  b 1754 (chr 11/8/1754) Wiston m 6/9/1772 Wiston John Pierce. Married with consent of William Merit day labourer. John Pierce servantman of 24, of parish. Witnessed by John Baker and John Dale. Children: Richard Pierce bapt 3/12/1780 Heene, William Pierce bapt 29/9/1782 Heene, Sarah Pierce bapt 20/3/1785 Heene, Elizabeth Pierce bapt 26/1/1789 Heene, Ann Pierce bapt 6/3/1791 Heene, Peter Pierce bapt 5/6/1796 Heene

John Meritt  b 1756 chr 21/2/1756 Wiston  m 3/2/1777 West Grinstead Sarah Stringer bapt 7/4/1754 Shipley daughter of William & Sarah Stringer. Ann bapt 5/10/1791 West Grinstead. Ann bapt 27/10/1793 West Grinstead

George Merritt bapt 26/5/1765 Ashington possibly married 7/4/1813 Horsham Frances Washer b abt 1779 possibly in Chailey daughter of Thomas Washer and Ann Leney She died 1851 Horsham. George was a bachelor.’

1841 census: Frances widow was residing Bishoprick and living with John Steere aged 65, Jesse Clark aged 60 and Ellen Merrett aged three and a half who been baptised 10/9/1837 Horsham daughter of Susannah Merritt.


Born:          1731 Amberley

Father:        John Merritt

Mother:       Martha Bunn

Baptised:     21/2/1731 Amberley

Buried:     6/3/1801 Ashington

Married:      23/6/1755 Wiston

Spouse:      Mary Dinnig (Dinnage)

Buried:    possibly buried 8/6/1782 pauper or died 1780 Ashington

Children:John Merritt born 1757 Wiston

              Richard Merritt b 1759 Wiston

              Sarah Merritt born 1761 Wiston

              Edward Merritt born 1763 Wiston

              Ann Merritt born 1765 Wiston

              Jenny Merritt born 1766 Wiston

              William Merritt b 1767 Wiston

              Harry Merritt b 1771 Wiston         

              Martha Merritt b 1773 Wiston

              William Merritt b 1776 Wiston


1757-1776: Baptism records show family living in Wiston, children baptised in Ashington   

1755: The banns give her name as Dinnage, Marriage witnessed by William pennant and John ? Mary merit was possibly buried 8/6/1782 pauper (or died 1780 Ashington – Michael’s tree)

See at end for family of Edward and Mary Merritt


Born:        1734 Amberley

Father:     John Merritt

Mother:    Martha Bunn

Baptised:     10/12/1734 Amberley

Died:           1739 Amberley


Born:        1736 Amberley

Father:      John Merritt

Mother:     Martha Bunn

Baptised;   7/3/1736 Amberley

Married:    possibly 26/11/1762 Houghton John Witliff


Born:        1739 Amberley

Father:       John Merritt

Mother:      Martha Bunn

Baptised:   5/8/1739 Amberley

Buried:       3/1/1816 Houghton aged 77

Married:    18/10/1763 Houghton

Spouse:     Jane Bailey

Baptised:   possibly 24/2/1745/46 Stedham

Parents:   Possibly Robert & Grace Bailey

Buried:     30/7/1815 Houghton aged 71

Children:   Mary Merriott b 1764 Houghton

                 John Merriott b 1766 Houghton

                 Sarah Merriott b 1769 Amberley

                 Richard Merriott b 1770 Amberley

                 Henry  Merriott b 1771 Amberley

                 Richard Merriott b 1772 Amberley

                 William Merriott b 1776 Amberley

                 Edward Merriott b 1779 Amberley (chr 25/5/1779)

                 Henry  Merriott b 1781 Amberley (chr 25/2/1781)

Mary Merriott bapt 26/8/1764 Houghton married 12/10/1790 Houghton Richard Humphry

John Merriott  bapt 11/1766 Houghton

Sarah Merriott bapt 5/3/1769 Amberley

Richard Merriott bapt  3/3/1770 Amberley

Henry  Merriott bapt 3/3/1771 Amberley

Richard Merriott bapt 18/2/1772 Amberley

William Merriott  bapt 25/2/1776 Amberley  died 1858 Worthing district married 1/1/1805 Lyminster Grace Ruff born abt 1780 died 1843 Worthing district. Children: Charles Merriott bapt 24/6/1810 Houghton; Richard Merriott  bapt 17/5/1812 Houghton;; Mary Merriott bapt 26/6/1814 Houghton; Ann Merriott bapt 6/10/1816 Houghton; Thomas Merriott bapt 21/3/1819 Houghton; Henry Merriott bapt 1/4/1821 Houghton; Sarah Merriott bapt 12/3/1826 Houghton; Jane Merriott bapt 29/6/1828 Houghton

1805: At marriage he was from Aldingbourne

1841 census: Residing Houghton. Occupation: labourer. Jane Merritt under 12 months also with them

1851 census: Widowed William residing Houghton Village Cottage with daughter Mary. Occupation: formerly labourer

Edward Merriott bapt  25/5/1779 Amberley buried 26/5/1821 Houghton from Climping married 9/8/1803 Bury Hannah Pulling. Baptised 6/8/1786 Bury daughter of  William & Grace Pulling Children: Mary Merriott bapt 23/12/1804 Bury; Edward Marriott bapt 28/12/1806 Bury; Martha Marriott bapt 15/1/1809 Bury James Merriott bapt 19/5/1811 Bury; ; Jane Merritt bapt 18/1/1818 Climping; William Merritt bapt 18/4/1820 Climping; Jane Merritt bapt 18/1/1818 Climping

1818: On baptismal record Climping Edward given as a shepherd


James  Merriott bapt 30/12/1783 Amberley bur 13/1/1784 Amberley


Born:         1741 Amberley

Father:       John Merritt

Mother:     Martha Bunn

Buried:    28/1/1810 Houghton

Baptised:  22/10/1741 Amberley

Married:    12/12/1771 Storrington?

Spouse:    Mary Sadler

Born:         1741 Storrington ??

Married:     10/10/1791 West Grinstead

Spouse:      Mary Botting

Children:  Sarah Merriott b 1774 Houghton

1741: Licence issued 12/12/1771 but not record of marriage. Thomas was a servantman of 29 from Houghton. Mary a spinster of 30 from Storrington. Sponsor Jo Saker husbandman and farmer, Storrington

1791: Banns only, at Ashurst.Thomas a widower from Ashurst. Mary from West Grinstead.

Sarah Merriott bapt 24/4/1774 Houghton buried 29/4/1799 Houghton


Children of Edward & Mary Dinnage.


Born:             1757 Ashington

Father:           Edward Merritt

Mother:          Mary Dinnage

Baptised:                 27/2/1757 Ashington

Died:                        1830 Shipley

Buried:                     7/3/1830 Shipley aged 73

Married:          5/11/1777 Ashington

Spouse;           Imlen Greenfield

Born:              abt 1757 Shipley

Died:              27/11/1828 Shipley as Emblend aged 71

Children:                 John Merritt b 1778 Ashington

                    Sarah  Merritt b 1779 Wiston

                     Emlin Merritt b 1781 West Grinstead

                     Henry Merritt b 1783 West Grinstead

                     Edward merritt bapt 2/10/1785 West Grinstead

                           Thomas Merritt b 1788 West Grinstead

                     George Merritt baptised 27/10/1790 West Grinstead

                      William Merritt baptised 21/7/1793 West Grinstead

                     John Merritt bapt 31/3/1799 Shipley

                      James Merritt bapt 31/3/1799 Shipley

                      Peter Merritt bapt 11/10/1801 Shipley

                     Susannah merritt b 1805 Shipley

John Merritt bapt 14/4/1778 Ashington died 1792 Shipley buried 4/4/1792 Shipley

Sarah Merritt bapt 28/11/1779 Wiston buried 28/11/1860 Broadwater married 22/10/1798 Steyning Thomas Shotter born abt 1778. Children: Esther Shotter bapt 5/3/1802 Steyning, Elizabeth Shotter bapt 7/12/1803 Broadwater

Emlin Merritt bapt 13/10/1781 West Grinstead, died 1796 West Grinstead buried 29/1/1796 Shipley

Henry Merritt bapt 12/10/1783 West Grinstead buried 13/3/1861 Shipley. Married 11/2/1804 Billingshurst Jane Dale possibly baptised 26/9/1784 Ashington daughter of John & Christian Dale buried 7/12/1846 Shipley aged 63. Children: Henry Merritt bapt 24/2/1805 Billingshurst; Thomas Merritt bapt 15/3/1807 Billingshurst ; John Merritt bapt 17/6/1809 Billingshurst; Sarah Merritt bapt 13/10/1810 Billingshurst; Esther Merritt bapt 6/5/1821 Shipley; William Merritt bapt 25/5/1823 Shipley Aaron Merritt b 1825 Shipley

1841 census: Residing Olivers, Shipley. Son Aaron and Henry Merritt aged 1 with them. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1851 census: Residing Seawyers (Sawyers?) Shipley. Widower, with son Aaron. Occupation: agricultural labourer

Thomas Merritt baptised 27/4/1788 West Grinstead died 1856 Dorking married 28/4/1812 Warnham Leah Chennell bapt 9/3/1788 Oakwood Surrey died 1824. Children: Thomas Merritt bapt 20/2/1814 Horsham; John Merritt bapt 25/2/1816 Warnham; Ann Merrit baptised 1910/1817; Henry Merritt b 1819 Warnham; Sarah Merritt baptised 8/10/1822 Warnham

1841 census:  Residing West Cott Dorking. Son Henry with them. Occupation: sawyer

Peter Merritt bapt 11/10/1801 Shipley died 1871 New Shoreham. Married Sarah born 1801 buried 14/8/1877 St maria de Haura, New Shoreham aged 76

1841 census: Residing High Street, New Shoreham. Occupaton: sawyer

1851 census: Residing Gas House Street New Shoreham. Occupation: sawyer

1861 census: Residing Ropeside, New Shoreham. Occupation: time keeper

1871 census: Residing Ropeside, New Shoreham. Occupation: labourer

Susannah Merritt b 1805 Shipley buried 3/4/1805 Shipley


Born:              1759 Ashington

Father:            Edward Merritt

Mother:         Mary Dinnage

Buried:                     22/4/1759 Ashington from Wiston

Died:              1821 Horsham district?

Married:         14/9/1783 West Grinstead

Spouse:           Katherine Parsons

Married:         4/5/1786 West Grinstead

Spouse;          Catherine Freast

Buried:                     31/10/1819 Shipley aged 58   wife of Thomas        

Children:        Mary Merritt b 1787 West Grinstead

                      Jasper Merritt b 1789 West Grinstead

                      Jonathan Merritt b 1790?

                      Edward Merritt b 1792 Shipley

                       John Merritt b 1793 Shipley

                      Margaret Merritt b 1795 Shipley

                       Samuel Merritt b 1798 Shipley

                       Solomon Merritt b 1801 Shipley

                         Martha Merritt b 1802 Shipley

Mary Merritt bapt 28/5/1787 West Grinstead

Jasper Merritt bapt 9/3/1789 West Grinstead died 24/8/1840 Shipley, buried 30/8/1840 Shipley. Cause of death decline. Married 21/4/1821 Shipley Mary Charman bapt 23/3/1800 Shipley daughter of Henry Charman and Ann Stringer. She was buried 5/2/1869 Shipley. Children: Frances Merritt bapt 3/6/1821 Shipley; Jasper Merritt bapt 23/3/1823 Shipley Solomon Merritt bapt 5/2/1826 Shipley; Sarah Merritt bapt 25/5/1828 Shipley; William Merritt bapt 12/12/1830 Shipley; James Merritt bapt 25/11/1835; Reuben Merritt born 7/5/1839 baptised 9/6/1939 Shipley.

Jonathan Merritt born 1790 died 1791?

Edward Merritt bapt 13/5/1792

John Merritt bapt 24/7/1793 Shipley buried 21/1/1800 Shipley

Margaret Merritt b 1795 baptised 26/3/1795 Shipley aged 18 months

Samuel Merritt baptised 17/6/1798 Shipley married 1826 Ann Woolven. Children; Jane Merritt bapt 7/11/1827 West Grinstead

1826: marriage licence only. He aged 27 from Shipley, she aged 22 from West Grinstead

Martha Merritt bapt 9/5/1802 Shipley

Solomon Merritt bapt 5/4/1801 Shipley died 1883 Upper Beeding married 3/5/1826 Shipley Ann Aylwood 1804-1876. Children: Mary Merritt bapt 10/6/1826 Shipley; Stephen Merritt baptised 9/3/1828 Shipley; Emily Merritt bapt 21/6/1829 Shipley; George Meritt bapt 20/5/1832 Shipley; Hannah Merritt bapt 13/2/1835 Shipley; Allen Merritt 14/11/1838 Shipley bapt 19/11/1838 died 1839 Shipley;

1841 census: Residing Greenstreet, Shipley. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1861 census: Residing Knell Gardens, Upper Beeding. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1871 census: Residing Lower Horton, Upper Beesing. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1881 census: Widower residing Pound House Upper Beeding with daughter Hannah Kent. Occupation: agricultural labourer


Born:            1761 Ashington

Married:        Edward Merritt

Mother:         Mary Dinnage

Baptised:      1/3/1761 Ashington

Married:        26/4/1791 Wiston

Spouse:         Richard Wood

Children:       William Merritt bapt 4/9/1785 Shipley

                      Henry Merritt bapt 22/6/1788 Shipley died 1861 Shipley


Born:            1762/3 Wiston

Father:         Edward merritt

Mother:        Mary Dinnage

Baptised:                 9/1/1763 Ashington from Wiston

Buried:                    12/4/1824 Shipley from Ashington

Married:                  16/2/1785 Shipley

Spouse:        Rachel Standen.

Baptised:      5/1/1763 Cuckfield

Parents:                   Samuel & Ann Standen

Died:             2/6/1824 Shipley from Ashington

Children:      Ann Merritt bapt 22/5/1785 Shipley

                    Samuel Merritt b 1788 Shipley (see Note 2)

                     Edward b 1788 (chr 1/6/1788) Shipley                                   

                    Michael Merritt bapt 30/5/1790 Shipley

                    Frances Merritt b. 1792 Shipley (see Note 3)

                     Reuben Merritt b 1793 Shipley (see Note 4)

                    Benjamin Merritt b 1797 Shipley (see Note 5)

                     Ruth Merritt b 1799 Shipley (see Note 6)

                    Charlotte Merritt b 1802 Ashington (see Note 7)

1785: On marriage licence he was given as bachelor 22+ husbandman Bolney. She 21+ spinster Shipley

Ann Merritt bapt 22/5/1785 Shipley

Samuel Merritt bapt 1/6/1788 Shipley buried 2/3/1828 Shipley

Frances Merritt bapt 29/3/1792 Shipleyburied 24/6/1794 Shipley

Reuben Merritt bapt 24/1/1793 Shipley buried 10/4/1824 Shipley

Benjamin Merritt bapt 12/2/1797 Shipley buried 19/9/1852 married 28/10/1819 Fittleworth Mary Kenshott (possibly born 6/2/1798 baptised 25/2/1798  Petworth daughter of Martha Kingshott buried 6/2/1869 Shipley. Children: Eliza Merritt bapt 9/6/1822 Shipley; William Merritt born 1825 Shipley; Ann Merritt bapt 31/5/1829 Shipley; Ruth Merritt bapt 5/12/1830 Shipley; Henry Merritt bapt 7/4/1833 Shipley; Alfred Merritt bapt 12/4/1835; Ellen Merritt bapt 8/10/1837 Shipley;. Elizabeth Merritt bapt 8/10/1837; David Merritt born 2/5/1843 Shipley, baptised 11/6/1843

1819: At time of marriage Benjamin was from Stopham

1841 census: Residing Shipley. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1851 census: Residing Baker’s Gate Shipley. Occupation: agricultural labourer, pauper

1861 census: Widow mary residing Palmers, Shipley

Ruth Merritt bapt 18/8/1799 Shipley died 1863 West Grinstead married 6/10/1819 Shipley James Laker  1784-1869. Children: Mary Laker bapt 30/1/1820 West Grinstead; Ruth laker bapt 21/6/1829 West Grinstead; Rachel Laker bapt 20/11/1831 West Grinstead; Harriett Laker bapt 30/3/1833 West Grinstead; Peter Laker bapt 21/9/1834 West Grinstead; Hephzibar Laker bapt 9/8/1840 West Grinstead

Charlotte merritt bapt 31/1/1802 Ashington died 1863 Nuthurst buried 17/11/1863 West Grinstead married 15/2/1824 Shipley Benjamin Flint. 1801-1874. Children: Allen Flint baptised 25/7/1824 West Grinstead Matthew Flint bapt 19/7/1929 West Grinstead; Deborah flint bapt 11/12/1831 West Grinstead; Agnes Flint bapt 26/1/1834 West Grinstead; Harriet Flint bapt 4/9/1836 West Grinstead; Maria Flint BAPT 24/5/1840 West Grinstead; Emily Flint b 12/12/1842 Shipley bapt 22/1/1843; Fanny Flint b 28/2/1845 Shipley, bapt 30/3/1845


Born:           1765

Father:       Edward Merritt

Mother:       Mary Dinnage

Baptised;   18/5/1765

Married;      Wiston 11/9/1785  

Spouse:      James Jutten

Baptised;     possibly 30/12/1753 Shipley son of William & Elizabeth

Children:     Martha Jutten bapt 9/7/1786 Washington

1785: At marriage he was from West Grinstead. Witnessed by John Baker, Henry Sturt


Born:             1766

Father:                     Edward Merritt

Mother:          Mary Dinnage

Baptised:        1/1/1767

Married:         17/3/1788 Horsham

Spouse:                   Thomas Potter

Children:         Susannah Potter bapt 4/5/1788 Warnham

                       Hannah Potter bapt 23/1/1803 Warnham

1788: Married by licence issued 15/3/1788. She was called Jane aged 22 from Storrington. He was aged 23 Husbandman Horsham


Born:                        1769 Ashington

Father:          Edward Merritt

Mother:         Mary Dinnage

Baptised:                 17/6/1769 Ashinton

Buried:         12/3/1847 Wiston

Married :       9/10/1795 Wiston

Spouse:         Mary Liliot .

Parents:                   Samuel & Elizabeth Liliot

Baptised:                  20/12/1772 Wiston

Buried:                     21/11/1844 Wiston from Ashington

Children:              Martha Merritt b 1795 Wiston

                                 Thomas Merritt b 1795 Wiston                                                                      

                               Daniel Meritt  b 1800 Wiston                                       

                               Mary Merrit  b 1802 Wiston

                                  Moses merritt b 1805 Wiston

                                   Peter Merritt b 1807 Wiston

                                  Samuel Merritt b 1808 Wiston

1795: On marriage Mary was from Bramber

1841 census: Thomas and Mary residing Ashington with son Thomas. Occupation: labourer

Martha Merritt bapt 2/8/1795 Wiston married 11/7/1815 Washington Richard Bourne. Children: Richard Bourne bapt 22/6/1817 Balcombe; William Bourne bapt 7/11/1819 Balcombe; Thomas Bourne bapt 5/8/1821 Balcombe; Emma Bourne bapt 17/8/1823 balcombe; Elizabeth Bourne bapt 11/6/1826 Balcombe; Henry Bourne bapt 6/4/1828 Balcombe; George Bourne bapt 8/8/1830 Balcombe; Peter Bourne bapt 17/8/1833 Balcombe

1815: Married by licence issued same day. Bondsman Richard Streat farmer Washington. Martha married with consent of father Thomas a labourer. Richard 22 living Bolney

Thomas Merritt chr 2/8/1795 Wiston buried 20/121869 Ashington from Buncton married 13/10/1823 Wiston Elizabeth Searle  born 1799 West Grinstead (possibly Elizabeth Sale baptised 28/7/1799 daughter of James and Elizabeth) buried 26/1/1875 Buncton aged 76. Children: Mary merritt b 1825 Ashington; Ann Merritt b 1826 Ashington; Peter Merritt b 1829 Ashington died 1912 Lewisham. Married Caroline Dean. Had issue; Samuel Merritt b 1832 Ashington died 1902 Holdenhurst, Kent married mary Clayton 1830-1894. Had issue; William Merritt b 1833 Ashington died 1913 Westhampnett. Married =Sarah Walder 1836-1910. Had issue; Harriett Merritt b 1835 Ashington; Thomas Merritt b 1838 Ashington; Daniel Merritt  b 1840 Ashington; Elizabeth Merritt b 1841 Ashington; Ruth merritt b 1844 Ashington bapt 4/10/1844 Wiston

1823: At marriage Elizabeth living Ashurst

1851 census: Residing Buncton, Ashington. Occupation: farm labourer

1861 census: Residing Buncton, Ashington. Occupation: agricultural labourer

Daniel Merritt chr 28/9/1800 Wiston buried 17/8/1870 Clapham from Findon  married 12/12/1824 Thakeham  Sarah Mercer baptised 17/8/1800 Thakeham daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth buried 21/3/1860 Clapham. Children: Ruth Merritt born 1825 Wiston; James Merritt  baptised 7/1/1827 Wiston bur Wiston 20/10/1827 9 months; Fanny Merritt b 1831 Wiston bapt 16/1/1834; Alfred Merritt bapt 6/4/1834 Wiston married Ann Quaile b 1833. had issue

1851 census: residing Lower Chawton, Washington. Occupation: gamekeeper

1861 census: Residing Toll Gate, Long Furlong, Clapham. Occupation: agricultural labourer

Mary Merritt chr 21/2/1802 Wiston married 14/6/1824 Washington John Hawkins. Children: Emma Hawkins b 1824 Brighton; William Hawkins b 1825 Brighton; Agnes Hawkins n 1830 Edburton; Peter Hawkins b 1832 Edburton died 1876 Rotherhithe; Matilda Hawkins b 1833 Edburton; Frank Hawkins b 1836 Edburton; John Hawkins b 1838 Edburton; Harriett Hawkins v 1840 Edburton; Heorge Hawkins b 1847 Brighton

Moses Merritt b 1805 Wiston died 1883 buried Findon from North End m 1st 21/6/1828 Washington Eliza  Dale died Thakeham Union 1839 aged 30 buried 26/11/1839 Warminghurst m 2nd 10/10/1841 Mary Goodyer bapt 30/3/1814 Sullington son of John and Deborah buried 30/6/1893.Findon  Children : George Merritt b 1828 Wiston;  Ellis Merritt  b 1830 Wiston; James Merritt b 1832 Wiston; Ellen Merritt bapt 3/8/1834 Washington; Walter Merritt bapt 21/2/ 1836 Wiston; William Merritt bapt 28/9/1839 Warminghurst; Thomas Merritt b 1843 Washington;  Sarah Merritt b 1844 Washington; Robert Merritt b 1847 Washington; John Merritt b 1849 Washington Henry (Harry) Merritt b 1852 Washington; Samuel Merritt b 1854 Washingtont; John Frederick Merritt b 18/02/1849 Washington

1841 census: Residing Thakeham workhouse with his children

1851 census: Residing Washington. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1861 census: Residing North End Findon. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1871 census: Residing North End, Findon. Occupation: agricultural labourer, paralysed

1881 census: Residing Nepcote, Findon. Occupation: pauper.

Peter Merritt bapt 25/1/1807 Washington buried 11/1/1875 Wiston  married 15/7/1834 Washington Eleanor Hickox  baptised 5/5/1805 Bradwater daughter of John and Eleanor? buried 30/12/1892 Wiston from Hole Street. Children: Mary Merritt bapt 12/7/1835 Wiston ; Elizabeth Merritt bapt 11/12/1836;  Bridget Merritt bapt 19/8/1838 Washington; Harry Merritt bapt 10/5/1840 Washington; George Merritt bapt 14/6/1842 Washington; Charles Merritt bapt 28/5/1844 Washington; Peter Merritt bapt 6/12/1846 Washington; Eleanor Merritt bapt 11/1/1849 Washington; Thomas Merritt bapt 4/3/1855 Wiston

1841 census: Residing Street, Washington. Occupation: brickmaker

1851 census: Residing Washington. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1861 census: Residing Wiston. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1871 census: Residing Hole Street Cottage Wiston. Occupation: agricultural labourer

Samuel Merritt bapt 15/5/1808 Washington buried 24/6/ 1891 Henfield. Married 23/11/1834 Botolphs Harriett Lulham baptised 11/9/1814 Botlolphs daughter of John and Charlotte died 1903 Steyning district. Children: Thomas Merritt b 1835; Samuel Merritt b 1837; Charlotte Merritt bapt 8/9/1839 Upper Beeding;;.Mary Merritt bapt 19/12/1841 Upper Beeding; Harriet  Merritt bapt 31/3/1844 Upper Beeding; George Merritt b 1849 Washington; Alfred Merritt b 1851 Washington ; Benjamin Merritt b 1854 Washington;; Fanny Merritt b 1856 Washington; Emily Merritt b 1859 Washington

1834: At marriage Samuel was a bachelor Steyning

1841 census: Residing (Upper) Beeding: Occupation: blacksmith

1851 census: Residing Washington. Occupation: blacksmith (labourer)

1861 census: Residing School House, Washington. Occupation: Blacksmith

1871 census: Residing Hacketts, henfield. Occupation: blacksmith (servant)

1881 census: Residing High Street henfield. Occupation: blacksmith. Son Alfred, unmarried, agricultural labourer with them

1891 census: Residing London Road Henfield. Son Alfred unmarried, agricultural labourer with them


Born:                1771

Father:             Edward Merritt

Mother:            Mary Dinnage

Baptised:                 7/6/1771 Ashington

Buried:;               1/4/1777 Ashington


Born:            1773

Father:          Edward merritt

Mother:         Mary Dinnage

Baptised:        9/10/1773 Ashington

Married:        THOMAS STEER


Born:              b 1776 Ashington

Father:           Edward merritt

Mother:           Mary Dinnage

Baptised:                 18/3/1776 Ashington