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Edward Myrfin, Sr.

Also Known As: "Murfyn"
Birthplace: Downe, Kent, England
Death: between March 3, 1527 and May 10, 1528
London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: London, Middlesex, England, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Mirfyn, Lord Mayor of London and Alice Murfyn
Husband of Alice North
Father of Edward Myrfin, Jr.
Brother of Mary Judde and George Mervyn
Half brother of John Mervyn; Richard Mervyn; Francis Mervyn; Thomas Mervyn; Margaret Mervyn and 3 others

Occupation: Skinner
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About Edward Myrfin, Sr.

Edward Myrfin1

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Edward Myrfin is the son of Sir Thomas Myrfin.1 He married Alice Squire, daughter of Oliver Squire.1  He was a skinner.1


From Cromwell, Mirfyn et al (LONG) 1998

A number of sources, including Boyd's "Citizens of London" (no. 16,682), state that Thomas Mirfyn was son of George Mirfyn of Ely, Cambridgeshire. His wife is given as Alice Squire, daughter of Oliver Squire, of Southley, Hampshire, but this informantion is incomplete and partly inaccurate. William Camden's The Visitation of the County of Huntingdon... [1613], ed. by SIr Henry Ellis (Camden Society, 43 [1849]), 79-80, shows that Thomas Myryn, miles [knight] married Elizabeth Squyer and had a son named Edward, but it was by his marriage to Elizabeth Don, daughter and heir of Sir Angell Don, knight, alderman of London (his wife is stated to be a Hawardine of Cheshire) ... Pedigrees of the families in the County of Kent... (London, 1830), 39. Berry States that Edward Mirfine, the son of Sir Thomas Mirfine and Elizabeth Squire, married Alice, daughter of Oliver Squyer, wife of Edward North, Lord North. Berry shows that Sir Thomas was father of three daughters and coheirs (his son Edward is stated to have died without issue, but in any event the daughters would be coheirs of their mother) ...

The Complete Peerage 9:651, shows that Lord North married (1) about 1528, Alice, widow of Edward Mirfyn of London {{Citizen and skinner, son of Sir Thomas Myrfyn, Lord Mayor of London 1518-19, by Alice his wife. His will, made in Mar. 1527/8, when his son Edward was yet unborn, was pr. 11 May 1528 (P. C. C. 31 Porch). There is a M. I. at Kirtling (see Lysons' Cambridgeshire, p. 225) to Edward the son, b. in London, a great traveller, who d. 1553, in his 27th year [?].}},

will of Thomas Myrfin

From Fasciculus Mervinensis, notes historical, genealogical, and heraldic of the family of Mervyn (Google eBook) William Richard Drake (sir.) page vii - viii

2nd Sept., 1523 Will of SIR THOMAS MERFYN, Knight.

My body to be buried in the Chamel house in Paulis Churchyarde in London where the body of Dame Alice late my wife lieth buried and there where my tombe is made. And I will that I be honestly buried after and according to my degre. And Where for mariage to be had betweene me and Dame Elizabeth my wife doughter of Aungell Donne late Citezein and Alderman of London and Anne his wife decessed ... then I will that my said wife for terme of hir lyfe shalhaue all my houses landes and ten'tes of Merditche and Wrayttes w' thappurten'nces in the parishe of Homechurch in the countieof Essex my manor of Downe w1 thapp'ten'nces in the countie of Kent and those my londcs and ten'tes lying in the parishes of Fanchurch and Aldermary and of saint Petyr in Cornehil ...

.... And then also I will and my mynde is that my sonne Edward Mirfyn immediately after the death of my said wife shall haue all my howses or ten'tes of Merdith or Wraittes with thappurten'nces in the parishe of Homechurch in the Lordship of Havering at Bowre in the Countie of Essex my houses londes and tenementes in the parishe of saint Mary Fanchurch, those two newe houses in Bogerrowe lying in the parishe of saint Antonyne and of saint Johns in Walbroke to be and remayn to Mary my doughter and to the heires of hir bodye laufully begotten. And for default of suche issue to be and remayn to Fraunces my doughter and to the heires of hir body. ....

And I will that the churchyarde on the south side of saint Agnes chapell of the said Church of saint Antonyne shalbe pavid w' Brabant stone that is to sey from the Est ende vnto the West ende of the said chapell and a faire stone of marble to be laide in the myddes of the said churchyarde with all my Childerns names to be graven and sett on the same stone of marble that is to seyd Thomas, John, George, Thomas, John, Fraunces, Richard, John, Robert, Edward, and Bartilmewe, Margaret, Mary, and Fraunces, and that this be doon within one yere after my decesse.

The Residue of all and singuler my goodes I will shalbe equally deuided in two partes and porcions, wherof I will the one moytie shalbe truely deuided to and amongesthe forsaid Edward, Mary, and Franceis my childem ; and the other moytie therof to be dispoascd in charitable dedes for the weale of my soide and all the soules abouesaid at the discrecions of myn executours. And I ordeyn and make Edward Myrfyn my sonne and Andrew Judde my sonne in lawe myn Executours,

will of Edward Myrfyn

From Fasciculus Mervinensis, notes historical, genealogical, and heraldic of the family of Mervyn (Google eBook) William Richard Drake (sir.) page viii

3 Mar. 1527. EDWARD MYRFYN, Citizen and Skinner of London. Abstract

To be buried at the charnel house in Paul's churchyard, where lye the bodies of Thomas and Alice, my father and mother, and £$ to go to repairs of the chapel.

Bequests to churches of St. Andrew-Undershaft London, and I lornchurch in parish of Havering, co. Essex. Legacies to divers servants.

To Alice Brygandyn my wife's daughter, £20 at full age or marriage, and to Agnes, another of my said wife's daughters, £6 13. 4. to her marriage, and to John Brygandyn, my wife's son, 5 marks.

To Pargi-icr and his wife and child, money and wearing apparel. To Richard Southwood, wearing apparel, bedding, &°.

To my wife Alice my manor of Burtyns, in the town of Frecknam, co. Suffolk, for life; remainder to the child she now goeth with; but if said child die before coming to full age, then the said manor to go to Alice Brygandyn, my wife's daughter.

To my brother in law, Andrew Judde, a furred gown and 5 marks, and to my sister his wife a ring of 40 To Richard Bury my jackett of black velvet. Residue to my wife and the child she now goeth with, and my wife to be Executrix. My brother in law Andrew Judde, and Richard Bury, gentleman, to be overseers. Proved in London, 11 May, 1528, by the Executrix. (Regr. 31 Poreh.)


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1690. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
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Edward Myrfin, Sr.'s Timeline

March 3, 1527
London, Middlesex, England
London, Middlesex, England
London, Middlesex, England, United States
Downe, Kent, England