Deacon MERRILL John[1]

Male 1636 - 1712  (76 years)


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  • Name MERRILL John 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 16 Feb 1636  Lawford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Merrill Memorial says ca. 1635.
    Gender Male 
    Adopted CA 1655  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Bef 1657  [6
    _UID 0C950D38EB9ED5118A064445535400001575 
    Died 18 Jul 1712  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Notes 
    • He settled in Hartford as early as 1657, in which year he became an owner of land there. It is probable that he went to Hartford before coming of age, for he is said to have been adopted by his uncle Gregory Wilterton, an original proprietor of that town. He was admitted a freeman 20 May, 1658. He was a tanner, and lived on the south side of Elm St., on the second lot west from the corner of Main St. After some years he removed to the West Division of the town, now West Hartford, where he made large purchases of land in 1683 and the following years. In 1684, 1694 and 1700 he was a "townsman," or selectman, and he was a deacon of the Second Church. He married, 23 Sept. 1663, Sarah Watson, daughter of John and Margaret (Smith) Watson of Hartford. His eight sons and two daughters, and the daughters 'husbands. were all living at his death.
    Person ID I15180  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2019 

    Father MERRILL Nathaniel,   b. 1 May 1601, Wherestead, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1655, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother WILTERTON Susannah,   b. Abt 1610, Wherestead, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1672/3, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1635  [5
    • It is supposed that Nathaniel was married before leaving England. However Savage, in the "Genealogical Dictionary of New England" (published in 1861) states that Nathaniel Merrill married Susanna Jordan (this may have just been copied from Coffin's "History of Newbury" (1845). After his death, his widow married Stephen Jordan (or Jourdain).
    Family ID F1533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father WILTERTON Gregory,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F49254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WATSON Sarah Margaret,   b. 1632, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1663  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • [The Merrill Newsletter, Vol 2 No 4]
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F5771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1636 - Lawford, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAdopted - CA 1655 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1663 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1712 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S195] Book-Merrill Memorial, 1:165.

    2. [S150] Internet-GENDEX.
      http://library.monterey.edu/merrill/family/follett/d0031/I0356.html

    3. [S195] Book-Merrill Memorial, 1:161.

    4. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.384.















































































    5. [S159] Correspondence-Internet-Lynde Randall, 11/2/97 5:37.

    6. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.243.

    7. [S195] Book-Merrill Memorial.

    8. [S150] Internet-GENDEX.
      http://library.monterey.edu/merrill/family/follett/d0033/I0141.html