James Merrill (1688 - 1757)

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Birthplace: Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Managed by: Ruth Callahan (Partington)
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About James Merrill

45. JAMES8 MERRILL (ABEL7 +MERRILL, NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born January 27, 1688/89 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died March 16, 1757 in Falmouth, Cumberland, Me. He married MARY ADAMS November 23, 1714 in Newbury, Essex Co., MA, daughter of ROBERT ADAMS and REBECCA KNIGHT. She was born March 5, 1699/00 in Newbury, Essex, Mass, and died Unknown in Falmouth, Cumberland, Me.

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

James(3) Merrill (Abel(2)) was born 27 Jan 1688/89 in Newbury, MA and died 16 mar 1757 in Falmouth, ME. He lived in Newbury until about 1725 and then removed to Stratham, NH, whence in 1738 he removed to New Casco(Falmouth), ME. He owned a large farm on the northeast side of the Presumpscot River, which he bought from Gen., Waldo. In 1739 he was admitted to the First Church in Falmouth, and was selectman several years from 1741. In his will he is styled "gentleman." He married 23 Nove 1714 in Newbury, Mary Adams, daughter of Robert and Rebecca (Knight( Adams of Newbury. (See "A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, MA, and His descentants," by Andrew N. Adams[pub.1900.] There is some conflict of authorities with regard to the parentage of Mary Adams, and the dates of her birth and marriage)

Children of JAMES MERRILL and MARY ADAMS are: 177. i. ISRAEL9 MERRILL, b. July 27, 1715, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown. 178. ii. HUMPHREY MERRILL, b. January 18, 1717/18, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. January 1, 1815, New Casco, Me. iii. REBECCA MERRILL, b. November 4, 1720, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown; m. JOHN CAWLEY, Unknown; b. Abt. 1718, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me; d. Unknown. 179. iv. PRISCILLA MERRILL, b. January 7, 1721/22, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, New Boston, Maine. 180. v. ADAMS MERRILL, b. December 4, 1728, Stratham, NH; d. December 26, 1802, Falmouth, Maine. 181. vi. JAMES B. MERRILL, b. April 13, 1731, Stratham, NH; d. November 16, 1806, Penobscot. 182. vii. JOSHUA MERRILL, b. March 15, 1732/33, Stratham, NH; d. September 21, 1808, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me. 183. viii. MARY MERRILL, b. January 14, 1735/36, Stratham, NH; d. Unknown. ix. DOROTHY MERRILL, b. December 10, 1738, Stratham, NH; d. Unknown. 184. x. SUSANNA MERRILL, b. January 11, 1739/40, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me; d. Unknown. 185. xi. SILAS MERRILL, b. July 6, 1743, Falmouth, Me; d. Aft. 1791, Falmouth, Me.

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He made his will Apr. 6, 1753: it was proved Oct. 2, 1757.

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James was born on January 27, 1688 or 1689 according to A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill. -------------------- On November 25, 1714 he married 23. Mary Adams. They lived in Newbury until 1725 when they moved to Stratham, New Hampshire, where they lived until 1738. They then moved to New Casco, also known as Falmouth, ME.

Children of James Merrill and Mary Adams are:

  1. Israel, born July 27, 1715 in Newbury.
  2. Humphrey, born January 18, 1717/18, in Newbury; d. January 1, 1815.
  3. Rebecca, born November 4, 1720, in Newbury; married Joh Calley or Cawley of Falmouth.
  4. Priscilla, born January 7, 1721/22, in Newbury; married Richard Merrill, October 24, 1742.
  5. Adams, born December 4, 1728 in Stratham; died December 26, 1802.
  6. James, born April 13, 1731 in Stratham; died November 16, 1806.
  7. Joshua, born March 15, 1732/33 in Stratham; September 21, 1808.
  8. Mary, born January 14, 1735/6 in Stratham; married September 29, 1750, Capt. Samul Noyes.
  9. Dorothy, born December 10, 1738 in Stratham; died unmarried.
 10. (11) Susanna Merrill, born January 11, 1739/40 in Falmouth, ME; married Moses Adams.
 11. Silas, born July 6, 1743.
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James Merrill's Timeline

1688
January 27, 1688
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1715
July 27, 1715
Age 27
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1717
January 18, 1717
Age 28
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1720
November 4, 1720
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1721
January 7, 1721
Age 32
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1724
November 23, 1724
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1728
December 4, 1728
Age 40
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1731
April 13, 1731
Age 43
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1733
March 15, 1733
Age 45
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
1736
January 14, 1736
Age 47
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA