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Abraham Merlette, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mannheim, (Present Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe), Kurpfalz (Present Baden-Württemberg), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
Death: Died in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Gedeon "La Plante" Merlet and Marguerite Martijn
Husband of Elizabeth Marlet and Christina Merlette
Father of Dirck Marlet; Joris Marlet; Jan Marlet; Jannetje Marlett; Abraham Marlett, Jr. and 11 others
Brother of Marie Merlet; Paulus Merlet; Josias Merlet; Esechias Merlet; Jean-Pierre Mellott, Sr. and 1 other

Occupation: Tax Collector
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
Last Updated:

About Abraham Merlette, Sr.

From the Mellott-Eastman family tree:

http://www.reidmellott.com/Genealogy/getperson.php?personID=P3281741182&tree=metree

Abraham Merlette

Birth 26 Jan 1656 Long Island, Kings, New York, USA

(This is in error, as the Merlet family would not be in the New World for another 6 years.)

  

Gender Male

Died 1 Jun 1714 Pisacataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA


Person ID P3281741182

Mellott - Eastman Family Tree

Last Modified 20 May 2009

 

Father Gedeon La Plante Merlet,

b. Feb 1624, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France ,

d. Feb 1683, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA


Mother Margaret Martin,

b. 1622, Limbourg, Liege, Belgium ,

d. 25 Aug 1681, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

Married 21 Aug 1644

Walloon Church, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Family ID F47 Group Sheet

 

Sources

1.[S3585957191] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.

http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=7873509&pid=-1013226114


From the page of his father in the Mellott-Eastman family tree:

http://www.reidmellott.com/Genealogy/getperson.php?personID=P3281738676&tree=metree

After living in Leyden from about 1643 until the 1650's, Gedeon, Marguerite and the first three children moved to Mannheim, in the German Palatinate, an area known as a haven for French Huguenots at that time. There two more sons were born and baptized, namely Abraham and Jean Pierre MERLET, MERLETTE, MARLETTE or MARLET.

From the records of the French Huguenot Church of Mannheim, Germany: "On February 7, 1656, was baptized in the Church of Mannheim, Merlette, Abraham, son of Gedeon and Marguerite Martin."

From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS: NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY (1600-1825), edited and indexed by Carl Boyer, 3rd (Self-Published: Newhall, CA, 1978), p. 130.

"October 12, 1662. In De Purmerlander Kerck Gedeon Merlitt, wife and four children, 15, 8, 6, and 4 years old." [The four sons were Josue or Josias; Poulus or Paul; Jean Pierre or John Peter; Abraham.]

The following is an address made by C. L. Marlatt on Oct. 27, 1935 on behalf of the Huguenot Memorial Association on the occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the Edict of Nantes. The address took place at the Memorial Church of the Huguenots at Huguenot Park, Staten Island, New York. "Two additional Huguenot immigrants have recently been honored by having their names recorded in this edifice, namely Gedeon Merlet and his youngest son, Abraham." ...

Gedeon's youngest son, Abraham, married about 1677 Christence Billieu, daughter of Pierre Billieu - a Huguenot immigrant of 1661 and prominent in the early settlement of Staten Island. Two children came from this union, viz., Margaret, baptized March 31, 1678, and Abraham, May 16, 1680.

We have little information as to Abraham, the youngest son of Gedeon, except that he was for a period collector for the southern part of Staten Island.

[Mr. C. L. Marlatt, who delivered the above address, referred to his ancestor, Abraham Merlet as "the youngest child" of Gedeon's family. Perhaps in 1935 the baptismal certificate of Jean Pierre Merlet had not yet been found at the French Huguenot of Mannheim, in the Palatinate region of Germany. The baptismal record of Jean Pierre Merlet (born 1658) indicates he was born after Abraham Merlet (born 1656).]

From Bill Marlatt's Gedeon Merlett Family Tree:

http://www.malott.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=54#i33

Abraham [2] Marlett (Gedeon [1] Merlet) was born in Mannheim, Baden, Germany 1656.

He married Christience Billeau in Staten Island, NY, 1678.

Abraham Marlett and Christience Billeau had the following child:

1. Abraham [3] Marlatt was born 16 May 1680.

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Christening: 2 FEB 1655/56 Huguenot Church, Mannheim, Palatinate, GERMANY -------------------- Abraham is believed to have been married twice during his life. He married first in about 1677 in New York to Christence Billieu. Christence, who was listed in at least one Staten Island record as "Corten Billieu", was the daughter of Peter Billieu. According to available records, on 17 mar 1678, Abraham Marlet was given one half of a lot of land on Staten Island by his brother Paulus. This lot was apparently being received by Paulus out of his father's land patent. Other records indicate that Abraham was elected in 1698 and again in 1703, to be the Tax Collector for the South Division of Staten Island. Sometime after his first wife passed away, Abraham married for a second time to a woman named Ellizabeth. Although a number of researchers believe her to be Elizabeth Morgan, this has not been substantiated. After their marriage, Abraham and Elizabeth settled at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey. Abraham died at Piscataway in 1716. His will, which was dated 6June 1714, was subsequently probated before the Middlesex County Court on 16 May1716.

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Abraham Merlette, Sr.'s Timeline

1655
December 1655
Mannheim, (Present Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe), Kurpfalz (Present Baden-Württemberg), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1656
January 26, 1656
Mannheim, (Present Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe), Kurpfalz (Present Baden-Württemberg), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1662
October 12, 1662
Age 6
Amsterdam, Holland (Present Noord-Holland), Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (present The Netherlands)

Departed aboard the ship "De Purmerlander Kerck."
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From Ships Passenger Lists on Olive Tree Genealogy by Lorine McGinnis Schulze:
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/nnship44.shtml

DE PURMERLANDER KERCK (THE PURMERLAND CHURCH)
Sailed from Amsterdam Oct. 12 1662, arrived New Amsterdam 18 Feb 1663
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"Gideon Merlitt" and wife and 4 children:
Presumed to be:
Josias, listed as age 15 (age 17)
Paulus, listed as age 8 (age 9)
Abraham, listed as age 6 (age 7 on departure, age 8 on arrival)
Jean-Pierre, age 4 (nearly 5 on arrival)
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The complete passenger list:

Claes Paulusz. From Ditmarsen, and wife
Nicolaes Du Pui from Artois, wife and 3 children ages 6, 5 and 2
Ernou Du Tois from Ryssel, wife and child 14 years old
Gideon Merlitt, wife and 4 children ages 15,8,6 and 4
Louis Lackman wife and 3 children ages 6,4, and 2
Jacques Cossaris, wife and 2 children ages 5 and 1 ½
Jan de Conchilier
Jan Bocholte, wife and 5 children ages 13, 9,8,4 and 1
Jacob Colff from Leyden, wife and 2 children ages 5 and 3
Judith Jansz., maiden from Leyden
Carsten Jansen
Ferdinandus DeMulder
Isaac Verniele, wife and 4 children all over 20 years
Abelis Setskoorn
Claes Jansen Van Heyningen

1663
February 18, 1663
Age 7
New Amsterdam (Present New York City), New Netherlands (Present New York), (Present USA)

Arrived aboard the ship "De Purmerlander Kerck."
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From Ships Passenger Lists on Olive Tree Genealogy by Lorine McGinnis Schulze:
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/nnship44.shtml

DE PURMERLANDER KERCK (THE PURMERLAND CHURCH)
Sailed from Amsterdam Oct. 12 1662, arrived New Amsterdam 18 Feb 1663
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Gideon Merlitt, wife and 4 children ages 15,8,6 and 4

1677
1677
Age 21
Staten Island (within present New York City), Richmond County, Province of New York, (Present USA)
1679
1679
Age 23
Flatbush, Middlewoods, Long Island, Province of New York
1680
May 16, 1680
Age 24
Flatbush, Middlewoods, Long Island, Province of New York
May 16, 1680
Age 24
Flatbush, Middlewoods, Long Island, Province of New York
1682
1682
Age 26
Raritan, Somerset County, Province of New Jersey
1684
May 18, 1684
Age 28
Raritan, Somerset County, Province of New Jersey