English Research

The Meriwether Society is conducting research into the English origins of our immigrant ancestor, Nicholas Meriwether, who arrived in Virginia by 1653. The research is conducted by members of the Society and professional researchers in the London area and outlying counties. To aid in our search we have established a "Meriwether" DNA haplotype which we are using to find a match with a descendant from a known location in England. These efforts are funded by contributions to our memorial fund which was established to memorialize and honor members of our Meriwether family.

We have identified Meriwethers (or variant spellings) that were resident in 19 counties sometime from the 13th through the 17th centuries. Most of these were in the southern part of England known as the "Cradle of Virginia" with the largest concentration in Kent and Wiltshire counties. Approximately 18 instances of a Nicholas have been identified but, so far, we have not connected any with our Nicholas.

The Search goes on.

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