Person:William Merrick (1)

m. 1641/1642
  1. Ensign William Merrick1643 - 1732
  2. Stephen Merrick1646 - bef 1705
  3. Rebecca Merrick1648 -
  4. Mary Merrick1650 - bet 1692/93
  5. Ruth Myrick1652 - 1680
  6. Sarah Merrick1654 - 1696
  7. John Merrick1656/57 -
  8. Isaac Merrick1660/61 -
  9. Joseph Merrick1662 - 1737
  10. Benjamin Merrick1664/65 -
m. 23 May 1667
  1. Rebecca Merrick1668 - bef 1723
  2. William Merrick1670 - 1670/71
  3. Benjamin Merrick1673 -
  4. Stephen Merrick1673 - 1732
  5. Nathaniel Merrick1674 - 1743
  6. Hannah MerrickABT 1676 -
  7. John MerrickAbt 1680 - 1753
  8. Joshua Merrick1680 - 1740
  9. Ruth Merrick1683 - 1766
  • HEnsign William Merrick1643 - 1732
  • WElizabeth Smith1648 - aft 1732/33
m. aft. 1690
Facts and Events
Name[6] Ensign William Merrick
Alt Name Ensign William Myrick
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 15 Sep 1643 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 23 May 1667 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesto Abigail Hopkins
Marriage aft. 1690 to Elizabeth Smith
Death[5] 30 Oct 1732 Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number 840Q-48
References
  1. Merrick, George Byron. Merrick-"Genealogy of the Merrick-Mirick-Myrick Family of Massachusetts, 1636-1902". (Madison, Wis.: Tracy, Gibbs & Co., 1902.), William Merrick, of Eastham - pg. 13-93.
  2.   Merrick Genealogy (2), p. 20.
  3. Vital Records of Eastham and Orleans, Mass., in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 5:23.

    The Children of William Merick
    a sonn named William borne 15 september 1643.

  4.   Stearns, Ezra S.; William F. Whitcher; and Edward Everett Parker. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), p890.

    "(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."

  5. Harwich, Mass., Vital Records, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 13:70.

    october the 30 day 1732 Then Ensign william myrick died.

  6. William and his father both held the title of Ensign, and each is sometimes referred to as "Ensign William".