Nathaniel Merrill, III (1634 - 1682)

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Birthplace: Lawford, Essex, England
Death: Died in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Nathaniel Merrill, III

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2. NATHANIEL7 +MERRILL (NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bef. May 25, 1634 in Lawford, Essex, England, and died January 1, 1682/83 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. He married JOANNA NINIAN October 15, 1661 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass. She was born 1628 in England, and died February 8, 1717/18 in Newbury, Essex, Mass.

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

Nathaniel(2) Merrill (Nathaniel(1)) spent his life in Newbury MA, but whether he was born in England, or in America after his father's migration, is not known. He died 1 jan 1682/83. In a "List of their names who have taken the oath of Allegiance at Newberry, 1678," (vol 30, p.56) his age is recorded as 40 years, while the age of his brother Abraham is given as 41 years. It is believed, however, that Nathaniel was the oldest of the children, a belief based on the fact that he was named as executor of his father's will, and was therefore probabley of age in March, 1655.

Addendum 1996:Baptismal records show that Nathaniel was baptized on 25 Jan 1634 in Lawford, Essex Co., England.

Children of NATHANIEL +MERRILL and JOANNA NINIAN are: 8. i. JOHN8 MERRILL, b. February 16, 1663/64, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 15, 1705, Haverhill, Essex, Mass. 9. ii. NATHANIEL MERRILL, b. February 8, 1664/65, West Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. July 4, 1738, Haverhill, Essex, Mass. 10. iii. PETER MERRILL, b. August 20, 1667, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. March 20, 1696/97, Newbury, Essex, Mass. iv. JOANNA MERRILL, b. August 5, 1669, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 30, 1670, Newbury, Essex, Mass. v. JOANNA MERRILL, b. October 14, 1670, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 30, 1670, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 11. vi. HANNAH MERRILL, b. July 12, 1672, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. February 24, 1740/41, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 12. vii. MARY MERRILL, b. September 18, 1675, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, Newbury, Essex, Mass.

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BIOGRAPHY: From A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill:

NATHANIEL2 MERRILL (Nathaniel1) spent his life in Newbury, Mass., but whether he was born in England, or in America after his father's migration, is not known. He died 1 Jan. 1682/3. In a "List of their names who have taken the oath of Allegiance at Newberry, 1678," on file with the Essex County court papers at Salem (vol. 30, p. 56), his age is recorded as 40 years, while the age of his brother Abraham is given as 41 years. It is believed, however, that Nathaniel was the oldest of the children, a belief based on the fact that he was named as executor of his father's will, and was therefore probably of age in March, 1655.

Nathaniel2 Merrill married, 15 Oct. 1661, Joanna Ninian. The name is written Ninny in the original record. In Coffin's "History of Newbury" and Hoyt's "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" it is given as Kinney, and in Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary" as Kenney. There is no record of other Ninnys, Kinneys or Kenneys in Newbury in the early years of the settlement, but there were Kenneys at Salem and elsewhere in the county. Ninian also appears as an early family name, but not frequently. Individuals at that time were indifferent with regard to the uniform spelling of family names, and clerks naturally were no more accurate in making records. General Lewis Merrill was convinced that the name was Ninian. Joanna Merrill died 8 Feb. 1717/18, aged about 90.

The estate of Nathaniel2 Merrill was inventoried at £520,7s. at his death, and his debts amounted to £46,9s.8d. He owned land in Haverhill, which he gave to his sons Nathaniel and Peter.

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Spouses/Children:

Joanna KINNEY

Nathaniel MERRILL, II+

Nathaniel married Joanna KINNEY. (Joanna KINNEY was born in 1627 and died in 1716 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA.)

-------------------- NATHANIEL7 +MERRILL (NATHANIEL6 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born Bef. May 25, 1634 in Lawford, Essex, England, and died January 1, 1682/83 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. He married JOANNA NINIAN October 15, 1661 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass. She was born 1628 in England, and died February 8, 1717/18 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. Notes for NATHANIEL +MERRILL: From "A Merrill Memorial" by Samuel Merrill, Cambridge, MA 1917-1928 Nathaniel(2) Merrill (Nathaniel(1)) spent his life in Newbury MA, but whether he was born in England, or in America after his father's migration, is not known. He died 1 jan 1682/83. In a "List of their names who have taken the oath of Allegiance at Newberry, 1678," (vol 30, p.56) his age is recorded as 40 years, while the age of his brother Abraham is given as 41 years. It is believed, however, that Nathaniel was the oldest of the children, a belief based on the fact that he was named as executor of his father's will, and was therefore probabley of age in March, 1655. Addendum 1996:Baptismal records show that Nathaniel was baptized on 25 Jan 1634 in Lawford, Essex Co., England. Children of NATHANIEL +MERRILL and JOANNA NINIAN are: 8. i. JOHN8 MERRILL, b. February 16, 1663/64, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. May 15, 1705, Haverhill, Essex, Mass. 9. ii. NATHANIEL MERRILL, b. February 8, 1664/65, West Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. July 4, 1738, Haverhill, Essex, Mass. 10. iii. PETER MERRILL, b. August 20, 1667, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. March 20, 1696/97, Newbury, Essex, Mass. iv. JOANNA MERRILL, b. August 5, 1669, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 30, 1670, Newbury, Essex, Mass. v. JOANNA MERRILL, b. October 14, 1670, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. October 30, 1670, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 11. vi. HANNAH MERRILL, b. July 12, 1672, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. February 24, 1740/41, Newbury, Essex, Mass. 12. vii. MARY MERRILL, b. September 18, 1675, Newbury, Essex, Mass; d. Unknown, Newbury, Essex, Mass. -------------------- BIOGRAPHY: From A Merrill Memorial by Samuel Merrill: NATHANIEL2 MERRILL (Nathaniel1) spent his life in Newbury, Mass., but whether he was born in England, or in America after his father's migration, is not known. He died 1 Jan. 1682/3. In a "List of their names who have taken the oath of Allegiance at Newberry, 1678," on file with the Essex County court papers at Salem (vol. 30, p. 56), his age is recorded as 40 years, while the age of his brother Abraham is given as 41 years. It is believed, however, that Nathaniel was the oldest of the children, a belief based on the fact that he was named as executor of his father's will, and was therefore probably of age in March, 1655. Nathaniel2 Merrill married, 15 Oct. 1661, Joanna Ninian. The name is written Ninny in the original record. In Coffin's "History of Newbury" and Hoyt's "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" it is given as Kinney, and in Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary" as Kenney. There is no record of other Ninnys, Kinneys or Kenneys in Newbury in the early years of the settlement, but there were Kenneys at Salem and elsewhere in the county. Ninian also appears as an early family name, but not frequently. Individuals at that time were indifferent with regard to the uniform spelling of family names, and clerks naturally were no more accurate in making records. General Lewis Merrill was convinced that the name was Ninian. Joanna Merrill died 8 Feb. 1717/18, aged about 90. The estate of Nathaniel2 Merrill was inventoried at £520,7s. at his death, and his debts amounted to £46,9s.8d. He owned land in Haverhill, which he gave to his sons Nathaniel and Peter. -------------------- Spouses/Children: Joanna KINNEY Nathaniel MERRILL, II+ Nathaniel married Joanna KINNEY. (Joanna KINNEY was born in 1627 and died in 1716 in Newbury, Essex Co, MA.)

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Nathaniel Merrill, III's Timeline

1634
May 25, 1634
Lawford, Essex, England
May 25, 1634
Lawford, Essex, England
1661
October 15, 1661
Age 27
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1663
February 16, 1663
Age 28
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1665
February 8, 1665
Age 30
West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1667
August 20, 1667
Age 33
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1670
October 14, 1670
Age 36
Newbury, Essex, MA, USA
1672
July 12, 1672
Age 38
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1675
September 18, 1675
Age 41
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1682
January 1, 1682
Age 47
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA