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Families covered: Mervyn of Durford, Mirfine (Murfyn) of Ely, Mervyn of Fonthill Gifford (Fontel Giffard), Marvin of Pertwood, Mervyn of Petersfield, Mervyn of Trillick

Richard Mervyn or Mervin or Marvin or Marvyn
m. Dorothy Squire (dau of Thomas Squire of Squire's Court)
1. Ralph Mervyn
  m. _ Parre
The layout within MGH implies that the connection from the above generations to the following John is not certain. We have seen them repeated in some web sites but others omit the generation of Ralph. VCH (Wiltshire, vol 13, South-West, Parishes: Fonthill Gifford) starts with the following John.
  A. John Mervyn ('of Church Lawford'?) of Fonthill Gifford or Giffard, Wiltshire (a 1476)
  m. Joan Hungerford (dau of Lord Hungerford of Heytesbury)
  i. Walter Mervyn of Fonthill Gifford, Sheriff of Wiltshire (d 12.07.1512)
  m1. Joan (dsp)
  m2. Mary Mompesson (dau of John Mompesson of Bathampton by Isabel, dau/coheir of Thomas Drewe)
a. John Mervyn (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Greene (a 1512, dau of John Greene of Stotfold by Edith, dau of Nicholas Latimer)
  (1) Sir John Mervyn of Fonthill Gifford (d 19.06.1566)
  m1. Jane Baskerville (dau of Philip Baskerville of Sherborne, widow of William Peverell of Bradford)
  (A) Sir James Mervyn of Fonthill Gifford (d 01.05.1611)
m1. Amy Clark (dau of Valentine Clark (by Elizabeth, dau of Roland Bridges), widow of Edmund Horne of Sarsden)
  (i) Lucy Mervyn (d before 04.1610)
  m. (before 28.08.1584) George Touchet, 11th Lord Audley, later 1st Earl of Castlehaven (b c1551, d 20.12.1616/7)
  m2. (after 1594) Deborah Pilkington (dau of James Pilkington, Bishop of Durham, widow of Walter Dunche of Little Wytham)
(B) Edmund Mervyn (a 1578)
  m. (19.02.1558-9) Jane Catesby (dau of Sir Richard Catesby, widow of Robert Gaynesford of Carshalton)
  (i) Edmund Mervyn (a 1578, 2nd son)
  m. Ann Huddleston
  (a) James Mervyn
  (b) Anne Mervyn (bur 09.11.1657) possibly fits here
  m. Matthew Davies of Chicksgrove (bpt 04.1595, d 1678)
(ii)+ other issue (a 1578) - John, Richard
  (C) Ambrose Mervyn (a 1610, 5th son)
  m. Susan Upton (dau of Geoffry Upton of Warminster)
  (i) Philip Mervyn (a 1610)
  (D) Eleanor Mervyn
  m. Robert Hill of Yarde
  (E) Margaret Mervyn (a 1566)
  m. John Cook of Underbridge
  (F) Elizabeth Mervyn
m. John Ryves of Damory Court (d 1587)
  (G) daughter
  m. _ Ufton
  (H) Anne Mervyn
  m. Edward Corduroy of Shute
  (I)+ other issue - John (dsp), Philip (a 1578, dsp), Edith (d unm), 2 daughters (dsp)
  m2. Elizabeth Mompesson (dsp 1581, dau of John Mompesson of Bathampton, widow of Sir Richard Perkins of Ufton)
(2) Elizabeth Mervyn
  m. Thomas Hall of Bradford
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - William, George
  b. Sir Edmund Mervyn of Durford Abbey, Sussex (d 1553, judge)
  m1. Eleanor Welles (dau of Thomas Welles)
  (1) William Mervyn
  (A) son (b by 1550)
  (2) Eleanor Mervyn (a 1550)
m. Richard Rous of Rogate (son of Roger of Modbury)
  (3)+ other issue - Edmund (parson of Bramshot), Edward, Francis, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Agnes
  m2. Elizabeth Pakenham (a 1553, dau/coheir of Sir Edmund Pakenham of Bramshot)
  (9) Geffery Mervyn
  (10) Henry Mervyn of Durford (d before 03.1609)
  m1. Edith Windsor (dau of Sir Anthony Windsor by Elizabeth, dau of Sir Henry Lovell of Harting)
  (A) Edmund Mervyn of Petersfield, Hampshire (d 09.09.1604)
  m. Anna Jephson (d before 07.1628, dau of William Jephson of Froyle, sister of Sir John)
(i) Sir Henry Mervyn of Petersfield & Trillick (Co. Tyrone) (bpt 26.12.1583, d 30.05.1646, "Admiral and Captain-General of the Narrow Seas")
  m. Christian Touchet (dau of George, Lord Audley of Heleigh by Lucy Mervyn)
  (a) James Mervyn (dvp bur 12.07.1641)
  m. Elizabeth Philipott (d 13.05.1640, dau of Sir John Philipott or Philpott of Thruxton)
  (b) Sir Audley Mervyn of Trillick (bur 26.10.1675, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons)
MGH does not follow this line. The following comes from various web sites, supported by cross-references from elsewhere in the database.
  m1. Mary Dillon
  ((1)) Sir Henry Mervyn of Trillick Castle & Omagh Castle, Sheriff of co. Tyrone (d 1701)
  m1. Hannah Moore (dau of Pierce Moore)
m2. Elizabeth Blennerhasset (dau of Sir Leonard Blennerhasset by Deborah Mervyn)
  ((A)) Sir Audley Mervyn of Trillick Castle (aka Castle Mervyn)
  m. Olivia Coote (dau of Richard Coote, 1st Lord)
  ((i)) Henry Mervyn (dsp 01.02.1747/8)
  m. (1711) Mary Tichborne
  ((ii)) Anne Mervyn
  m1. Hugh Edwards of Castle Gore
  m2. (1739) James Richardson, later Mervyn, of Castlehill & Springtown (d 1753)
((iii)) Lucy Mervyn (d 1737)
  m. (1714) Wentworth Harman
  ((iv)) Eleanor Mervyn (d 07.1767)
  m. (1727) Christopher Irvine of Castle Irvine
  ((B)) Elizabeth Mervyn
  m. William Archdale or Archdall of Castle Archdall
  ((C)) Martha Mervyn
  m. Edward Carey
((D)) Deborah Mervyn
  m. James Moutray of Favour Royal
  ((E)) Lucy Mervyn
  m. (1683) James Corry of Castle Coole
  m3. Susan Balfour (dau of William Balfour)
  ((2)) Lucy Mervyn
  ((3)) Elizabeth Mervyn
  m. Joseph Pratt
  m2. Martha Clotworthy (dau of Sir Hugh Clotworthy, sister of John, Viscount (not Earl) Massereene)
  ((4))+ other issue - Hugh, George, Christian
  (c) Deborah Mervyn (a 1646)
  m1. Sir Leonard Blenerhasset
m2. Rory Maguire (son of Bren, Lord Maguire)
  (d) Frances Mervyn (a 1646)
  m. _ Coach
  (e) Katharine Mervyn (a 1646)
  m. William Messar
  (f)+ other issue - Lucy, Elizabeth (a 1646)
  (ii) Edmund Mervyn (d 14.08.1634 in Dublin, 5th son)
  m. Mary Clifford (dau of Sir Alexander Clifford of London)
  (a)+ issue - Clifford, Frances
  (iii) Elizabeth Mervyn (bpt 02.04.1582)
  m. (29.07.1600) Peter Bettesworth
(iv) Blanche Mervyn
  m. John Evatt (d 1634, Dean of Elphin)
  (v) Jane Mervyn apparently of this generation, sister of Sir Henry & Elizabeth
  m. Richard Bettesworth
  (vi)+ other issue - William (bpt 16.02.1586, bur 09.03.1586), Edmond (bpt 15.11.1593, bur 30.12.1593), Francis (bpt/bur 23.05.1599), Philip, Richard, Anne (bpt 17.10.1585), Dorothy (bpt 19.03.1594, bur 14.02.1598), Catherine (bpt 07.09.1600)
  m2. Jane
  c. Eleanor Mervyn
  m. Ambrose Dauntsey of West Lavington
  d. daughter
  m. _ Fitzjames of Redlinch possibly here?
  e. Jane Mervyn
  m. Edward Burley of Writtle
  ii. Hugh Mervyn
  a. daughter
  m. _ Bughton of Corsham
  iii. William Mervyn or Marvin of Wiltshire
  MGH does not follow this line other than to show that a grandson of John (of Fontel Giffard), by Joan Hungerford, was the William Mervyn of Pertwood who m. Margaret Fletcher. The following comes from Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623, Marvin) which shows that that William's parents were William (the first mentioned therein) and ...
  m. Joanna Brother (d before 01.03.1506, sister/heir of John Brother of Pertwood)
  a. William Mervyn or Marvin of Pertwood, Sheriff of Wiltshire & Dorset
  m. Margaret Fletcher (dau of William Fletcher)
  (1) John Marvin of Pertwood
  m. Avis Cockerell (dau of John Cockerell of Stoughton)
(A) John Marvin of Pertwood (d before 23.11.1601)
  m. (14.09.1561) Melior Goldesborow (dau of Robert Goldesborow of Knoyle)
  (i) Thomas Marvin of Pertwood (dsp before 20.05.1633, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Edwardes (dau of John Edwardes of Westbury)
  (ii) George Marvin 'of Upton Knoel' (a 1623)
  m. Elizabeth Rives (dau of Robert Rives of Ranston)
  (a) John Marvin of Knoyle (b c1595, a 1623)
  m. (18.09.1622) Anna Topp (dau of John Topp of Stockton)
  ((1)) Margaret Marvin (b 1622-3)
  (b) Melior Marvin
  m. John Hayter of Little Langford
  (c)+ other issue - Mathew (b c1599), Richard (b c1600, d 17.10.1669, Chancellor of Exeter Cathedral), Thomas (b c1613), Elizabeth, Margaret
  (iii) William Marvin
  (a) Thomas Marvin
  (iv) Augustine Marvin of Knoll, Wiltshire (d before 17.11.1637)
  m. Presilla Samborne (dau of Francis Samborne of Mayden Newton)
  (a)+ issue - Augustine (b c1619), Christopher, Dorothy (b c1611), Mary (b c1614), Vertue (b c1621), Presilla (b c1622), Anne
  (v) Ambrose Marvin
  m. Elizabeth Willoughby (dau of John Willoughby)
  (a)+ issue - Nicholas, John, Christopher
  (vi)+ other issue - Christopher (dvpsp before 30.4.1591), John (dsp)
  (B) Philipp Marvin
  (i) Andrew Marvin
  (a)+ issue - William, Katherine
  (ii) William Marvin of London (d before 13.04.1621)
  m1. Anne
  (a)+ issue - Elizabeth, Susan
  m2. Eleanor Newman (dau of Edward Newman)
  (iii) Frideswide Marvin
  m. John Adams of Hindon
  (C) Margaret Marvin
  m. Adelm Whitaker of Edington
  (2) Elizabeth Marvin
  iv. George Mirfine (Mervyn or Merfyn or Marfin) of Ely, Cambridgeshire (d 1523) possibly fits here
George is not mentioned by MGH but he is shown by www.geni.com as of this generation. The following comes from CountyGen (Kent, Berry, 1830, p39) which starts with George. Berry does not name his wife but www.geni.com suggests that she was ...
  m. Katherine
  a. Sir Thomas Mirfine (Mervyn or Mirfyn or Murfyn) of Ely, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (a 1518, skinner)
  m1. Elizabeth Squyer or Squier
  (1) Edward Mirfine (Mervyn or Murfyn) (dsp)
  m. Alice Squyer (dau of Oliver Squyer of Southamptonshire, m2. Edward North, Lord North)
  m2. Elizabeth Donne (dau/heir of Sir Angel Donne or Doon or Dom (alderman of London, by Anne Hawarden or Hawardine of Cheshire), m2. Sir Thomas Denys)
  (2) Margaret Mirfine or Murfyn
  m. Roger Halle of London
  (3) Mary Mirfine or Murfyn
  m. Sir Andrew Judde
  (4) Frances Mirfine or Murfyn (bur 1533)
  m. (1518) Sir Richard Cromwell
  v. Elizabeth Mervyn or Marvyn (d 09.08.1493) shown by www.geni.com as of this generation
  m. Richard Cave of Stanford

Main source(s): MGH (NS1, vol 1 (1874), 'The Fountel-Giffard Branch of the Mervyn Family' (p358+) & 'The Durford Abbey Branch of the Mervyn Family' (p422+)) with input as reported above
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