Abraham Merrill (1637 - 1722)

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Birthplace: Lawford, Essex, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Weaver, Deacon Congegational Church
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Abraham Merrill

4. ABRAHAM7 +MERRILL (NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bef. April 9, 1637 in Lawford, Essex, England, and died November 28, 1722. He married (1) ABIGAIL WEBSTER January 18, 1659/60 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, daughter of JOHN WEBSTER and MARY SHATSWELL. She was born 1642 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died August 12, 1712 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. He married (2) SARAH CLEMENT ROWLANDSON BOND August 15, 1713 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. She was born Abt. 1640, and died Unknown.

Notes for ABRAHAM +MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Memorial, Cambridge, MA 1917-1928

Abraham(2) Merrill (Nathaniel(1)) was born in 1636 or 1637 in Newbury, MA., and died nov 28, 1722. He was a weaver and lived in the north part of the town (now West Newbury) near the mouth of the Artichoke River. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church in Newbury, and was active in the party opposing Rev. Thomas Parker being one of the founders of the Epicopal Church. He married (1) 18 jan 1560/61 , Abigail Webster, daughter of John and Mary (Shatswell) Webster of Ipswich, who died 12 aug 1712, aged 70, and (2) in September 1713, Sarah Bond of Salisbury (widow), daughter of Robert Clements of Haverhill.

Addendum 1996:Baptismal records that Abraham Merrill was baptized on April 9 1637 in Lawford, Essex Co., England.

Children of ABRAHAM +MERRILL and ABIGAIL WEBSTER are: 22. i. ABIGAIL8 MERRILL, b. August 13, 1665, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 9, 1708, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 23. ii. MARY MERRILL, b. July 5, 1667, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 11, 1703, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 24. iii. ELIZABETH MERRILL, b. April 26, 1669, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Aft. 1712, Andover, Mass. 25. iv. HANNAH MERRILL, b. January 9, 1670/71, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Aft. 1712, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 26. v. ABRAHAM MERRILL, b. September 20, 1672, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. September 26, 1744, Amesbury, Essex, Mass. 27. vi. JOHN MERRILL, b. October 15, 1673, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 1756, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 28. vii. JONATHAN MERRILL, b. January 19, 1675/76, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, Plaistow, N.H.. 29. viii. DAVID MERRILL, b. February 20, 1677/78, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Abt. March 7, 1760, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 30. ix. SARAH MERRILL, b. October 9, 1679, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, Newbury, Essex, Mass. x. SUSANNA MERRILL, b. December 6, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. December 15, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 31. xi. PRUDENCE MERRILL, b. October 1, 1683, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 5, 1718, Amesbury, Essex, Mass.

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Abraham was born in either 1636 or 1637 according to A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill.

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Abraham, second son and child of Nathaniel

and Susanna (Jordan) Merrill, was born

about 1636, probably in Newbury, and was a weaver

by occupation, residing in that town. He subscribed

to the oath of allegiance there in 1678. He was married January 18, 1661, in Newbury, to Abigail, daughter of John and Mary (Shatswell) Webster, of Ipswich . In 1674 Abraham Merrill and wife were members of the Newbury church, of which he was deacon. Both were living in 1712. Their children were: Abraham, Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah, John, Jonathan, David, Sarah, Susanna and Prudence.

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Abraham Merrill was a weaver and lived in the north part of Newbury, Massachusetts, near the mouth of the Artichoke River. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church in Newbury and was active in the party opposing Rev. Thomas Parker, being one of the founders of the Episcopal Church.

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Abraham Merrill's Timeline

1637
April 9, 1637
Lawford, Essex, England
April 9, 1637
Lawford, Essex, England
1659
January 18, 1659
Age 21
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1665
August 13, 1665
Age 28
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1667
July 5, 1667
Age 30
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1669
April 26, 1669
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1670
January 9, 1670
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1672
September 20, 1672
Age 35
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1673
October 15, 1673
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1676
January 19, 1676
Age 38
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA