Tracing MEYRICK / MERRICK ancestors in Shropshire beyond 1660

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Kate Merrick
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: Tuesday, 16-03-2021

Dear all, I am trying to trace my Merrick / Meyrick ancestors. I have managed to get back to my 9th Great Grandfather Andrew Meyrick born 1660 in Meole Brace. He was married to Martha Meyrick who I believe was also born around the same time in the same place. However, my research has stopped there. My intention is to try and track their journey over generations from Yorkshire to Shropshire to Wales, as I believe this is where the Meyrick/Merrick lineage originated. The names of my male ancestors (G Grandfathers) below are: 

Andrew Meyrick  Abt. 1660 Meole Brace, Shropshire

Andrew Meyrick abt 1685 Clun Shropshire

John Meyrick 1707 Westbury, Shropshire, England

John Meyrick was born in January 1738 Alberbury, Shropshire      Farmer

John Meyrick 1769 in Alberbury, Shropshire        

Richard Merrick was born in 1787 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire

I wonder if anyone may know anything more about the Meyricks or be able to point me in the direction where I might find out more about them or be able to go back a little further? The above information was all found on Ancestry so it's limited to names and dates and places for now. 

Thank you in advance, 


Graham Hollox
Last seen: 4 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: Friday, 19-03-2021

Kate. I am unable to help directly, but wonder if you have come across an Elizabeth Merric, who died on May 8th aged 21. She is buried in the old St Mary's Church in Broseley/Jackfield and we can find no links to her. Good luck. Graham Hollox

Lucy Collins
Last seen: 3 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: Friday, 16-04-2021


I am also researching Meyrick's

I have gotten back only to my 2nd Great Grandfather then I hit the proverbial brick wall.

William Meyrick DOB 1796 Clun, Shropshire DOD unknow 

          spouse Mary Ann Martin DOB 1797 Sedgley, Staffordshire DOD April 1867 Dudley, Staffordshire, Wed on 10/26/1826  Saint Alkmund,Shrewsbury,Shropshire,England


    Son  - William  DOB Bef June 1928 Lifeton,staffordshire DOD 12/3/1905 Sapcote, Blaby District, Leicestershire    spouse Mary Beck DOB 1829 Elford, Lichfield District, Staffordshire DOD 2/5/1898  Sapcote, Blaby District, Leicestershire

     Daughter  -  Mary  DOB 1841 West Broomwick, Staffordshire DOD unknown no further information

      Son - George DOB 1841  Benthall, Shropshire DOD 6/7/1925 Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, USA     Spouse  Catherine Conway DOB 1/18/1846 Oldham, Lancashire DOD 9/5/1916 Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, USA

     Daughter- Jane DOB 1846 West Bromwich, Staffordshire DOD Unknown no further information 

If we aren't related we must be in the same clan?


Kate Merrick
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: Tuesday, 16-03-2021

Thank you for your message Graham, my apologies as I've only just seen it. I havent come across Elizabeth Merric but I will certainly keep my eyes peeled for her as I resume my ancestry search. Will post any updates if there is anything to report. Best, kate

Kate Merrick
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: Tuesday, 16-03-2021

Hi Lucy, 

I imagine we must be related! I haven't come across William and Mary Ann in my direct paternal line yet but that may just be because I've been following my direct paternal line and not looking at cousins etc. I am about to resume my search so will keep an eye out. Where have you been searching?