William Merrick, Jr. (1643 - 1732) MP

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Birthplace: Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Yeoman
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About William Merrick, Jr.

Alternate Data, omitted during merge of 12/15/09:

Birth Location(s): Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Death Date(s): 10/20/1732

Death Location(s): Brewster (Barnstable) Massachusetts

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SECOND GENERATION.

Ensign William2, son of (William1) and Rebecca Merrick, born September 15, 1643, at Eastham, Mass. Married 1st. May 23, 1667, Abigail Hopkins, daughter of Giles and Catherine (Wheldon) Hopkins;

she born October, 1644; died ; her father, Giles,

was son of Stephen Hopkins, who came in the "Mayflower."

William married, 2nd., Elizabeth . He was admitted a legal voter of Eastham, 1675. About the end of the century he moved to Harwich, where he became a prominent citizen. The records of Harwich carry the name as "Myrick."

On October 16, 1700, a church was gathered at Harwich, consisting of eight male members, of whom William Merrick was one. On February 9, 1704, the wife of Ensign William Myrick was also admitted to the church.

At a town meeting assembled 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." He represented the town in General Assembly in 1719. In 1722 he was Surveyor of Highways for the town. In 1725 he is reported as having children of school age. He died October 30, 1732. His will was dated May 5, 1723, and was proved November 9, 1732.

His nine children, all by his first wife, Abigail Hopkins were—

i. Rebecca, b. November 28, 1668; m. Sparrow;

died before 1723.

ii. William, b. August 1, 1670; died March 20, 1671.

iii. Stephen, b. March 26, 1673

iv. Nathaniel, b. , 1675, m. Alice Freeman.

v. Hannah, b. ; m. John Snow.

vi. Benjamin, b. .

vii. John, b ; m. Anna Sears.

viii. Joshua, b. ,1680.

ix. Ruth, b. , 1684: m. 1st, November 4, 1710,

Sumuel Sears; he died and she m. 2nd., Chillingworth Foster (his third wife); she died February 13, 1766.

Source:

Genealogy of the Merrick-Mirick-Myrick family of Massachusetts, 1636-1902. Compiled by George Byron Merrick. Tracy, Gibbs & Co., 1902. Digitized May 21, 2007 from original at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. 494 pages

William Merrick18 was born on 15 Sep 1643 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.16,18 He was buried in 1732 in Brewster Cemetery, Harwich, Massachusetts.18 He died on 30 Oct 1732 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.18

William Merrick appeared on the 1670 list of Eastham freeman, and he served there as surveyor of highways in 1678-9 and as a grand juror in 1684. He moved to the north precinct of Harwich before 1694, the year in which he petitioned for incorporation of the town. He was one of seven who established the church at Harwich in 1700 and his second wife joined in 1704. He served as an ensign in the militia from 1702 to 1709 and represented Harwich in the General Assembly in 1719.

The will of William Myrick of Harwich, yeoman, dated 5 May 1723 with codicil of 29 August 1729, both proved 29 November 1732, mentioned with Elizabeth and the "estate she brot with her;" four sons "living at Harwich;" viz. Benjamin, Nathaniel, Stephen and Joshua; Stephen's wife Deborah' son John; father-in-law Giles Hopkins; children of deceased daughter Rebecca Sparrow; daughter Ruth Sears; daughter-in-law Mercy Witherel, and daugher-in-law Rachel Hugens.

By deed of 3 February 1741 Benjamin Mirrick and Nathinel Mirrick, yeomen, and Chillingsowrth Forster, blacksmith and Ruth, his wife, seamstress, all of Harwich conveyed land in Eastham to Janathan and Joseph Sparrow both of Eastham, husbandmen, as intended by Mr. William Mirrick, late of Harwich, he being grandfather of grantees and father or grantors.

Parents: William MERRICK and Rebecca TRACY.

Spouse: Abigail Hopkins. William Merrick and Abigail Hopkins were married on 23 May 1667 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.16,18

FROM ANOTHER SOURCE:

Family of William Merrick and Abigail Hopkins

HUSBAND William Merrick163

	Birth	

15 Sep 1643

Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts163,447

Burial

1732

Brewster Cemetery, Harwich, Massachusetts163

Death

30 Oct 1732

Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts163

Marriage

23 May 1667

Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts163,447

Father William MERRICK

Mother Rebecca TRACY

WIFE Abigail Hopkins

	Birth	

Oct 1644

Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts163

Death

Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts163

Father Giles HOPKINS

Mother Catherine WHELDON

CHILDREN

(II) Ensign William (2), eldest child of 
Lieutenant William (1) 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 prominent 
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.

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

C0MPILED UNDER THE EDIT0RIAL SUPERVISI0N 0F EZRA S. STEARNS 
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William Merrick, Jr.'s Timeline

1643
September 15, 1643
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1667
May 23, 1667
Age 23
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1668
November 28, 1668
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1670
August 1, 1670
Age 26
Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
1673
March 26, 1673
Age 29
Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
1674
1674
Age 30
Eastham, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1675
1675
Age 31
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1680
1680
Age 36
Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
1680
Age 36
Eastham, Barnstable, MA
1684
1684
Age 40
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts