|1. ||Edward MARVIN was born abt. 1550, Ramsey or Wrabness, England; died 13 or 14 Nov 1615. |
- Fact: Son of Rynalde and Johan Marvin
"Descendants of Reinhold and Matthew Marvin": Edward, son of Rynalde and Johan Marvin, was born in Ramsey or Wrabness, and from a comparison of dates about 1550, or a little earlier.....His father had six children living in 1554, of whose relative ages we know nothing. His birth-place is thought to have been the corner estate, which by his father's will he was to inherit on his mother's death, and which he bequeathed to his son Edward. He also owned several farms in Ramsey and its vicinity, some of which he disposed of to his sons before his death, confirming the arrangement in his will. "Moye House and land of Moys," which can be located on the amps cited, near the boundary of Ramsey and Great Oakley, and not far from the marshy shore line of Tendring Hundred, he gave to his son Richard. Other "landes, medowes, woodes and pasters" in the same neighborhood he gave to Reinold. Another son, Robert, took his lands in Frating, a parish west of the Bentleys; to Matthew, the youngest son, was bequeath "the mentchon howse called Edons, alles (alias)Dreybrocks ....that I now dwelle in."
This mansion is in Great Bentley, still standing in good repair and bearing its ancient name, though showing evidence of various changes inside and out, since Edward died. The large room on the main floor, with its carved beams in the ceiling, and the stair-case to the chambers above, are thought to date from the period when Edward lived there; by the kindness of the present occupants we are able to give views of the building in its present condition. With this property Matthew further received "ij Croftes of land called Hartles and Brocken Heddes," for which he was to pay to his mother every year during her life, on the Feast of the Annunciation, and on St. Michael's Day (25 march and 29 September), at the mansion, "the full sume of Sexe Powndes of good and Lawfull money of England."
Edward died 13 or 14 Nov., 1615; his will is dated on the 13th, and the Register has this entry two days later: "Edward Meruin was buried the xvth November." The will was proved 17 January following. He married Margaret----, who survived him. St. mary's Register, under date of 28 May, 1633, has: "Margaret Meruin widow of Edward Meruin decd buried." He was probably married before he went to Great Bentley, as the births of his elder children are not recorded there.
Whether Edward removed from his previous home because of the troubles in St. Michael's, Ramsey, whose Vicar, John White, according to a Presbyterian writer, was "a candalous liver," and not long before had been "indicted for a common barrater," we cannot tell; if all the charges made against him were true, there would have been good reason for a change, but no doubt allowance must be made for the troublous state of affairs and the ecclesiastical contests at that time. White died shortly before October, 1592; the following June two of Edward's children were christened at Great Bentley. These are the first of the name recorde there; the Register begins in 1558, but some years are missing.
Edward — Margaret UNKNOWN. [Group Sheet]
- Reinold MARVIN was christened 25 Oct 1594, St. Mary's Church, Great Bentley, Essex, England; died 1662, Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.
- Matthew MARVIN was born Bef 26 Mar 1599, Great Bentley, Essex Co., England; died 26 Dec 1679, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.