"(II) Ensign William (2), eldest child of Lieutenant William (I) and Rebecca Merrick, was born in Eastham, September 15, 1643, and died in Harwich, October 30, 1732, aged eighty-nine. He was admitted freeman of Eastham about 1675. About the end of the century William Myrick moved to Harwich, where he became a permanent citizen. October 16, 1700, a church was organized at Harwich and he became one of the eight constituent male members. On February 9, 1704, the wife of Ensign William Myrick was admitted to the church. At a town meeting held March 20, 1701, Ensign William Myrick was elected to represent the town as agent, as occasion might require "that our town's bounds may be fully known." In 1719 he represented the town in the general court. In 1722 he was surveyor of highways for the town. In 1725 he is reported as having children of school age. His will, dated May 5, 1723, was proved November 9, 1732. He married (first), May 23, 1667, Abigail Hopkins, born in October, 1644, daughter of Giles and Catherine (Wheldon) Hopkins. Giles was a son of Stephen Hopkins, one of the Mayflower Pilgrims. He married (second) Elizabeth, whose surname is unknown. The children of William and Abigail (Hopkins) Merrick were: Rebecca, William, Stephen, Nathaniel, Hannah, Benjamin, John, Joshua and Ruth."