Elizabeth Merrick (Tilley)

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Elizabeth Merrick (Tilley)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Tilley Merrill"
Birthplace: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Colony
Death: August 21, 1684 (53-54)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Tilley, of Windsor and Edith Camp
Wife of Thomas Merrick
Mother of Lt. James Merrick; Capt. John Merrick; Elizabeth Day; Tilley Merrick; Abigail Ferry (Merrick) and 3 others

Managed by: Chad Bouldin
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About Elizabeth Merrick (Tilley)

Apparently her dad came over in 1635, but not sure whether Elizabeth was born yet.

Elizabeth Tilley1 d. 21 August 1684

    Her ancestry has not been found but she was definitely not the woman of this name who crossed on the Mayflower and maried John Howland. Elizabeth Tilley married Thomas Merrick on 21 August 1653. Elizabeth Tilley died on 21 August 1684.

Child of Elizabeth Tilley and Thomas Merrick Capt. John Merrick+ b. 9 Nov 1658, d. 10 Apr 1748 Citations [S61] George E. McCracken, "President Hayes."


OK was Elizabeth's Tilley's grandfather on the MAYFLOWER????? John Tilley on Mayflower married to Joan Hurst see following from site

FATHER - John TIlley (Mayflower) + Joan Hurst married 1596 > Children

Rose Tilley 1597-1602 SON - John Tilley 1599-1636 Robert Tilley 1604-1687 Elizabeth Tilley 1607-1687 (Younger John's Sister Elizabeth) SON - John Tilley + Edith (? maiden name) married 1636 > Children Edmund Tilley 1630-1685 Elizabeth Tilley 1632 -1684 (Younger John's Daughter Elizabeth) Younger John Tilley's DAUGHTER Elizabeth Tilley married Thomas Merrick (1620-1704) (Son of Rev. Jon Meyrick) in 1653. She was his 2nd marriage. They had 7 children together> Miriam Merrick 1656-1684

Captain John Merrick 1658-1743 (There are 3 daughters named Elizabeth Merrick listed as 1654-1660 / 1661 / 1655-1743 So it is thought they may have consecutively had one die at 6 yrs old, one stillborn, and one who lived 88 years - each named Elizabeth because they really wanted to use the name for a living child.) Thomas Merrick Jr. 1664- Tilley Merrick 1667-1736 James Merrick 1669-1765 Abigail Merrick 1673-1753 So, simplified, John Tilley the younger had both a sister and a daughter named Elizabeth Tilley. (By the way - His son Edmond married an Elizabeth and both John's paternal Grandmother as well as his maternal Great Great grandmother were also named Elizabeth.) commented Feb 16 by L Davenport G2G Rookie

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tilley-139 Biography Elizabeth was born in 1620. She passed away in 1684. She was buried at the Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. One profile for Elizabeth indicated she was born in 1632 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Marriage to Thomas Merrick Aug. 21, 1653.[1]

Children: (incomplete list)

Tilly[2] James[3] [4] Abigail[5] Death: Aug. 21, 1684.[6]

Thomas' death: Sept. 7, 1704.[7]

Possible information regarding Elizabeth's parentage from Descendants of John Porter, p. 49:

Thomas Merrick... married (second wife) 1653, Elizabeth Tilley, daughter of William Tllley, [who came] from England in the ship "Abigail," in 1635, with his wife Alice.[8] Sources Ancestral File Number: 8JQP-N0 The Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts. The Great Migration: Ships to New England 1633-35.[http://www.winthropsociety.com/ships.php#passname Winthrop Society. The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. 1635-9: Volume 1. Compiled by Henry Porter Andrews. G.W. Ball, Publisher, Saratoga Springs, 1893. S32: Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998. Repository REPO6 Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College (Holt, 1885) Vol. 1, Page 431 Footnotes ↑ "MERRICK... Thomas and Elizabeth Tilly, Aug. 21, 1653."HR and "MIRRICK... [torn]mas [Thomas, written in a different handwriting] and Elisabeth Tilley, 21: 8m: 1653." Springfield Vital Records, Marriages, Book 1, p. 13. ↑ "MIRICK... Tilly, s. Thomas, Oct. 20, 1667."Springfield Vital Records, Births, Book 1, p. 21, and "MIRICK... Tilly, s. Thomas and Eliz:, Oct. 20, 1667." HR. ↑ "MIRICK... James, s. Thomas and Elizabeth, Mar. 2, 1669/70." Springfield Vital Records, Births, Book 1, p. 22 and "MIRRICK... James, s. Thomas and Elizabeth, Mar. 2, 1669/70." HR ↑ "MERRICK... James, Lt., a. 95 y., Sept. 8, 1765." CR3 and "MIRICK... James, Lt, Sept. 8, 1765."Springfield Vital Records, Deaths, Book 2, p. 57. ↑ "MIRICK... Abigail, d. Thomas and Eliz, Sept. 7, 1673. HR and "MIRICK... Abigaill, d. Thomas, Sept. 7, 1673." Springfield Vital Records, Births, Book 1, p. 24. ↑ "MIRRICK... Elizabeth, w. Thomas, Aug. 21, 1684." HR and "MIRRICKE... Elizabeth, w. Thomas, Aug. 21, 1684." Springfield Vital Records, Deaths, Book 1, p. 51. ↑ "MIRICK... Thomas Senior, Sept. 7, 1704."Springfield Vital Records, Deaths, Book 1, p. 98. ↑ N.B. William and Nathaniel are the only people surnamed Tilly/Tylly on the Abigail's 1635 passenger list. (Winthrop Society). However, those lists were generated in England, and there was usually some shuffling of names before departure.

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Elizabeth Merrick (Tilley)'s Timeline

Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Colony
August 26, 1654
Springfield, Massachusetts
May 1, 1655
November 9, 1658
Springfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 4, 1661
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
January 2, 1663
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
October 20, 1667
March 2, 1669
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
September 1, 1673
Hampden, Massachusetts, United States