Wollidge - 1600s - England or America
In 1655 Phillip WOLLIDGE, 'planter' of Salisbury, Massechusetts, was described as 'nephew' of Joseph MERRIE of Hampton, and also of Henry MUNDAY of Salisbury.
Joseph Merrie was buried Martha's Vineyard in 1710, age 103. (Honestly, not a typo; on his gravestone, and recorded elsewhere!). So was born about 1607.His roots in England have not been traced, and there are very few clues. Phillip as a 'nephew' might indicate that Joseph's first wife, Mary, was a Wollidge, but might also indicate any of several possible relationships through Joseph's own family or his wife's family.
In the hope of developing more clues to Joseph's roots, I would be interested to hear of ANY seventeenth-century marriages, or other links, between any of these three names:
WOLLIDGE, WOOLIDGE, WORLEGE, WOOLRIDGE etc.
MERRY, MERRIE, MERY, MEREY, MYRRY etc.
MONDAY, MUNDY, MUNDEE, MONDEY etc.