Mar. 12, 1671 Concord Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA
Sarah Goldstone was probably born in Tenterden, Kent, England around 1602. She was the daughter of John Goldstone and Frances Thompson. She married Joseph Merriam about 1623, probably in Tudeley. He followed his father in the business of being a clothier, and obviously was successful. He formed a partnership to charter a ship and take freight and passengers to New England. Joseph, Sarah and their five children also sailed on that ship, the"Castle" of London, which arrived in Charlestown in July 1638. They settled in Concord, joined the church, and Joseph was admitted as a freeman. Joseph's life in New England was very brief, however, for he died on January 1, 1640/1. His will was written on December 29. His oldest son had not yet reached legal age, so he charged his brother and two of the leading citizens of the town with carrying out his plans for his family. Joseph made his wife executrix of the will with power to sell off parts of his estate to bring up the children. Sarah had a son, John, born on the ninth of July, seven months after Joseph died.
Sarah later married Joseph Wheeler of Concord, who was not the brother of GEORGE WHEELER. Sarah and Joseph had two children. Sarah died in Concord on March 12, 1670/1.
The will of her brother, Robert Golstone, in 1637 names all of the children of Joseph & Sarah Meriam as; William Meriam, Sarah (Meriam) Wheeler, Joseph Meriam, Elizabeth Meriam, Hannah Meriam and John Meriam