|Also Known As:||"Merlette"|
|Birthplace:||Home on Sant Straat (Sand Street), Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden|
|Death:||Died in Probably Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden|
|Cause of death:||Died probably before family immigrated to North America|
|Managed by:||Ben M. Angel, on hiatus|
Historical records matching Esechias Merlet
About Esechias Merlet
Ben notes: There are two entries for this person on the Mellott-Eastman family tree. Given that the information came from an LDS source, it is likely that this was a data entry mistake, as the two children with similar names are registered as being born 10 days apart. The original baptismal record is listed on the father's page in the Mellott-Eastman tree.
From the Mellott-Eastman family tree:
Birth 26 Jul 1648 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died 1662 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Person ID P3281741167
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
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 his father's page on the Mellott-Eastman family tree:
There are baptismal reccords there for their children on these dates: "July 26, 1648: Esechias, son of Gedeon Merlette and Marguerite Martin. Witnesses were Paul Merlette, Augustin Goftin, Marie Cordies."
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." [Note that Gedeon's children Maria and Eseschias Merlet had died before the family emigrated from Holland in 1662.]