George Meriton

Date 1634-1711?
Biographical NotesLegal writer. Meriton inherited an estate at Castle Leavington, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, in 1653 or 1654. Following this he studied law, and became an attorney at nearby Northallerton. From the 1660s he began to publish legal works, and it is for these he is best known, although by the 1670s he was also publishing on a number of subjects including English History, Yorkshire dialect, and Geography. It was in this period he published 'A Geographical Description of the World' (1671), though his name did not appear on the title page until later editions. In 1700 Meriton was granted an LLB from the University of Dublin. His cousin, William Palliser, was a bishop in Ireland. His exact date or place of death is unknown. His will was proved on 15 March, 1711. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of Certain Precepts & Observations for Those that Intend to Travell (1671) in A Geographical Description of the World