John Meyrick was born 1 January 1579 in St. David, Pembrokeshire, Wales to William Meyrick (1546-1593) and Janet Verch Ienen (1550-1589) and died 26 June 1650 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Dorothy Bishop (1570-1650) circa 1602 in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.


That the Myricks of America are descended from the purist Celtic stock is established from the best of authorities, to wit Burke's Peerage and noblest Cambrian blood and have possessed the same ancestral estate at Bodorgan, Anglesey, Wales without interruption for about 1,000 years.


Reverend John Meyrick was born in 1579 in Pembrokeshire, St. David's parish in Wales. He was Rector of Llandachya. He was married in 1602 to his wife Dorothy Bishop was born in 1570 in Pembrokeshire, St. David's parish in Wales. Dorothy was the daughter of Matthew Bishop and Elizabeth Young. They had 14 children , the last William. The family emigrated in 1636 to U.S.A . He died on June 26, 1650 in Roxbury.


Offspring of John Meyrick and Dorothy Bishop (1570-1650)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Merrick (1603-1689) 15 September 1603 St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales 6 March 1689 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Rebecca Tracy (1622-1686)

Sarah Merrick (1608-1687) 1608 St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales 1687 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts John Atkinson (1636-1715)

James Merrick (1612-1708) 1612 St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2 April 1708 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Margaret Merrick (1616-1708)

John Merrick (1614-1679) 1614 St. David, Pembrokeshire, Wales 15 February 1679 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Hopestill Wyborne (1619-1676)

Thomas Merrick (1620-1704) 1620 St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales 7 September 1704 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Sarah Stebbins (1623-1649)
Elizabeth Tilley (1630-1684)


Offspring of William Meyrick and Janet Verch Ienen (1550-1589)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Richard Meyrick (1563-)
John Meyrick (1579-1650) 1 January 1579 St. David, Pembrokeshire, Wales 26 June 1650 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Dorothy Bishop (1570-1650)

Offspring of William Meyrick and Maud Powell (c1555-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Owen Meyrick (1591-)
Robert Meyrick (1593-)
Janet Meyrick (1595-)



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Bodorgan manor

This person is a member of the Meyrick Family of Bodorgan Manor which has been prominent family of Royal Welsh blood since the 6th Century. The family resided at Bodorgan Manor in Bodorgan, Isle of Anglesey, Wales and a lineal descendants of both the soverign Prince of Wales of the Welsh Royal family and from King Edward I, eldest son, the first Prince of Wales of the English Royal family.

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