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Elizabeth Merry (Parkhurst)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Hilliard"
Birthplace: St. Mary in the Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Vineyard Haven, Dukes, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: unknown
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Parkhurst and Phebe Parkhurst
Wife of Emanuel Hilliard and Joseph Merry
Mother of Timothy Hilliard; Elizabeth Mayhew; Martha Rankin; Bathsheba Pease and Samuel Merry
Sister of Phebe Arnold; Mary Carter; Samuel Parkhurst; Deborah Smith; George Parkhurst, Jr. and 6 others
Half sister of Sarah Alger; Benjamin Parkhurst; Daniel Parkhurst; Joshua Parkhurst and Caleb Parkhurst

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About Elizabeth Merry

Elizabeth Parkhurst was christened on 18 May 1628, in Ipswich, Co. Suffolk, England at parish of St. Mary-le-Tower, b in St. Margaret parish. It is not known when she died and no stone marks her grave.

  • parents: George Parkhurst & Phebe Leete.

Elizabeth was probably living with her Aunt Ruth (Leete) Dalton in Hampton, NH prior to her first marriage in 1650. She moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1670 with her second husband.


  1. Emanual Hill(i)ard, circa 1650, in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH. Died, 20 Oct 1657, in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH (Hampton,NH VRs Vol. 1 p. 557). Emanual drowned along with seven other people on a vessel that left Hampton River bound for Boston. He was probably a seaman or fisherman, and also a farmer, as he had been deeded a farm shortly before he died. The farm had been given to him by Rev. Timothy Dalton (the husband of Elizabeth's Aunt Ruth). 4 children.
  2. Joseph Merry, 14 Dec 1659, in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH (50 Colonists p. 259). Born, circa 1607, in England (Martha's Vineyard Hist. Vol. III, p. 330). Died, 5 Apr 1710, in West Tisbury, Dukes Co., MA Carpenter. 4 children.


  • I deleted the originally stated (and oft cited on many web pages) date of her death, pending additional research, because she can't be dead and still be getting married and giving birth. I found one page with an approximate year and added it as a placeholder. If anyone finds a better date with documentation, please change this one.


Jessica German


  1. GEORGE-1 PARKHURST SELECTED DESCENDANTS 15 MAY 1997 Prepared by: Peter George Parkhurst


Married Emannuel Hilliard 4/10/1640 in Hampton, NH Married Joseph Merry 12/13/1649 in Hampton, NH

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Elizabeth Merry's Timeline

May 18, 1626
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
May 18, 1628
Age 2
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
May 18, 1628
Age 2
St Margaret, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
May 18, 1628
Age 2
Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
May 18, 1628
Age 2
St Margaret, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 18
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Age 20
Hampton, Upper Plantation, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 22, 1654
Age 27
Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA