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Nicholas de Meriet


  • Marriage: Nicholas de Meriet 1282

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• Background Information. 1282
Nicholas de Meriet, in 6 K.Ric. I. (1195), was pne of the King's Justiciars in Dorset and Somerset for assessing the tax on lands towards the King's ransom [Madox's Exchequer, i. 592]. In 3 John (1201), he paid 20 marks scutage for one knight's fee held in chief, for one knight's fee and a half held of the Honor of Moretain, and for half a knight's fee held of the Honor of Gloucester [ibm. 665]. Nicholas de Meriet and Agatha his wife, in 1203, owed 20 marks for peaceably holding a hide of land in Wily, Wilts, and the fee farm of the said ville of Earl Reginald [Pipe Roll, Wiltescir 5 Joh. Nova Oblata: Dodsworth MSS. in Bodl. Lib. vol. 14, fol. 78b]. In 14 John (1212), the sheriff of Dorset and Somerset accounts for £12 6s. 6£d., being the issues for two years of the lands of Nicholas de Meriet which John Wac had in farm [Dodsw. MSS.]. Nicholas de Meriet, with the consent of Agatha his wife and Hugh his son and heir, gave, by charter, to the Priory of Bruton his chapel of Lopene. Among the witnesses to this charter are his brothers, Henry and Thomas de Meriet [Bruton Cartulary, penes the Earl of Ilchester, p. 146]. This charter is without date, but there follows a confirmation of it by Jocelyn, Bishop of Bath and Wells; and as Jocelyn was consecrated to the See, 28 May, 1206, the gift must have been made subsequent to that day.

~Genealogy of the Somersetshire Family of Meriet, pp. 7-8

Agatha married Nicholas de Meriet, son of Henry de Meriet and Unknown. (Nicholas de Meriet was born in Merriott, Somerset, England and died about 1229 in Somerset, England 1282.)

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