Merrifield Family Page

Anne MERRIFIELD was born in 1662 in St Columb Major Cornwall. She was the daughter of James MERRIFIELD and Mary CODE and was baptised at St Columb Major on 31 March 1662. Anne married William HORNABROOK in 1689 in St Columb Major, Cornwall and they had five children. (see Hornabrook Family History)

Anne Merrifield was my 6 x Great Grandmother.

The Parish records show various spellings for the name of MERRIFIELD over the years: Merrifield, Merifield, Merrifeild and Merifeild.

Towards the early part of the 16th Century there were three men named MERRIFIELD living at St Columb Major, Cornwall, brothers possibly: Edward, Thomas and Walter.

Edward MERRIFIELD was my 11 x Great Grandfather. I have not found a marriage record for him and his wife is not named on any of the baptismal records for his children. I can find records for 6 children for Edward (see below). There are records of four children for Thomas MERRIFIELD : Agnes (1542-1543), William (1544), Petronell(1545-1545) and Richard (1547-1547). There are also four records for Walter MERRIFIELD : Otes (1544), William (1546), Jane (1548-1549) and William (1550).

Children of Edward Merrifield                   Top of the page

Jane was baptised at St Columb Major on 2 April 1542. It is believed that she married Harrie DEVONSHIRE on 10 February 1581 at St Columb Major but nothing further is known about either of them>

Vivianwas baptised at St Columb major on 28 July 1544 and buried ther on 4 October 1544.

Richardwas baptised at St Columb major on 27 October 1545>. No other information.

Thomas was my 10 x Great Grandfather. He was baptised at St Columb Major on 4 April 1548. On 16 November 1573, at St Columb Major, he married Pascae SPREY. Pascae had been baptised there on 29 March 1551. Thomas and Pascae had 8 children. Pascae was buried at St Columb on 11 May 1602 and Thomas on 13 July 1623.

Elinor was baptised at St Columb Major on 28 September 1550. I have found no further information about her.

Harrie (Henry) was baptised on 7 August 1553 at St Columb major. He married Philipe EDYE at the church there on 8 July 1577 and they had 4 children: Johane (1578), Johane (1582), Richard (1585) and Elinor (1587). Philipe was buried at St Columb Major on 8 January 1615 and Harrie followed her there three weeks later being buried on 27 January 1615.

Children of Thomas Merrifield & Pascae Sprey                   Top of the page

William was my 9 x Great Grandfather. He was baptised at St Columb Major on 30 July 1576. Nothing much else is known about him except for a record of a son Richard baptised at St Columb Major on 7 December 1602 and a record for his burial on 16 February 1628

Olyffe baptised at St Columb Major on 10 March 1578. Died an Infant

Olyffe baptised at St Columb Major 8 october 1579 and buried there on 31 July 1583.

Zenobia baptised at St Columb Major on 8 April 1582 and married there on 29 April 1622 to Richard HITCHINGE. Zenobia and Richard had three children : Petronelle HITCHINGS baptised at St Columb Major on 7 February 1622 and buried there on 8 April 1623. Alicia HITHNANSbaptised at Breage 30 November 1626. Petrus HITHNANS baptised at Breage 17 February 1627 and buried there in 1628.

Olyffe baptised at St Columb Major on 20 April 1585.

John baptised at St Columb major on 14 April 1589, married Dorathe PROUT on 25 November 1613. They had a daughter Elizabeth baptised at Crowan, Cornwall on 8 May 1622.

Agnes was baptised at St Columb Major on 17 April 1593 and buried there on 13 November 1615.

Elizabeth was baptised at St Columb Major on 12 May 1594.

Richard Merrifield & Agnes Mayhow                   Top of the page

Richard was my 8 x Great Grandfather. He was baptised at St Columb Major on 7 December 1602 the son of William MERRIFIELD and an unknown mother. At St Columb Major on 15 October 1627 he married Agnes (Ann) MAYHOWJohn MAYHOW baptised at Blisland 12 December 1606. Richard and Agnes had 4 children. Agnes was buried at St Columb Major on 7 December 1638. Richard died about 1654, he left a Will that was proved on 8 June 1654.

James MERRIFIELD was my 7 x Great Grandfather he was baptised at St Columb Major on 3 April 1628. He was the son of Richard MERRIFIELD and Agnes (Ann) Mayhow.. James married Mary CODE on 23 January 1653 at St Columb Major. James and Mary had 6 six children.

William was baptised at St Columb Major on 14 March 1629. he married Jone WESTCOTT there on 10 July 1659 and they had seven children.

John was baptised at St Columb Major on 1 January 1633 and was buried there on 2 February 1665. He married Beaton Baylieffe at St Columb on 27 March 1658.

Mary was baptised at St Columb Major on 23 April 1637.

James Merrifield & Mary Code                   Top of the page

James and Mary were married at St Columb Major on 23 January 1653, they had six children.

Mary was baptised at St Columb Major on 13 December 1654 and was buried there on 22 February 1672.

Richard was baptised at St Columb Major on 1 November 1656.

John was baptised at St Columb Major on 4 June 1659.

Anne was baptised at St Columb Major on 31 March 1662. On 26 october 1689 she married William HORNABROOK at St Columb Major. Anne and William had five children. (See Hornabrook Family Page). Anne was buried at St Columb Major on 10 November 1738 and William on 9 May 1740. William died in 1740 .

James was baptised at St Columb Major on 18 September 1664.

Edward was baptised at St Columb Major on 20 June 1669.

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