About Philippe Merlette
Ben notes: The information about Philippe in the Mellott-Eastman family tree has some errors in it, either from typographical errors committed by the person who put together the tree online, or by the original LDS source. He is listed as named Paul, and is also listed as son of Josias (an impossibility given that they are two years difference in age).
Other sources do list a Paul Merlet as Gideon's brother.
From the Mellott-Eastman family tree:
Person ID P3373299174 Mellott - Eastman Family Tree
Last Modified 20 May 2009
Father Josias Marles,
b. 1598, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France ,
d. 20 Feb 1655, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Mother Jeanne Robb,
b. 1602, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France ,
d. 19 Sep 1660, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Married 1618 Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Family ID F48 Group Sheet
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.
From the page of his nephew, Gideon Le Plante Merlet, on the Mellott-Eastman family tree:
!Betrothal: Wallon Church of Leyden, Holland, Betrothalbook N, p. 114: "Aenget. de Augusti 1644. Gedeon Merleth, timmerman, jongman van de Rousy, wonende op de Santestraet, vergesz. met Philip Merleth, sijn oom, wonende mede aldaer. Margriet Martijn, jongedr. van Limborch, wonende op de Langegraft, vergesz. met Jenne Martijn, haer nicht, wonende mede aldaer."
Translation is as follows:
Entered August 6, 1644. Gedeon Merlet, a carpenter from Rousy, dwelling in "Sand Street", accompanied by Phillipe Merlet, his uncle, also living there with Marguerite Martijn (Martin) from Limbourg, accompanied by Jenne Jeanne) Martijn, her cousin, also living there.