They had eight children - John 1842; William 1844; William 1846, Benjamin 1848; Marian 1850; Hannah 1853; Elizabeth 1855, George 1858
The family appeared in all censuses living in Gt Gransden, Huntingdonshire:
1841- Elizabeth Chandler 65; (Ruth's mother); William Chandler 18; separate household, same house; John Merrill 21, Ruth Merrill 23; Ann Purser 7 (Ruth's niece whose mother Hannah died in 1838) 
1851 - Richard Merrill head married 31 ag lab b Caxton Cambs; Ruth Merrill 33 b Gransden; John Merrill son 9 scholar b Gransden; William Merrill son 5 scholar b Gransden; Mary Ann Merrill daughter 10mths b Gransden. 
1861 - John R Merrill, head, married 42, ag lab, born Caxton; Ruth Merrill, wife 43 born Gt Gransden; John, son, 18, ag lab; William son, 15, ag lab; Hannah dau 8 scholar; Elizabeth dau 5; George son 3. Children all born Gt Gransden. 
1871 - John Merrill H M 51 ag lab b Caxton; Ruth Merrill wife 53 b Gt Gransden; William Merrill son 25 ag lab ; Mary A Merrill dau 20 b Gt Gransden; George Merrill son 13 b Gt Gransden 
1881 John R Merrill head marr 61 ag lab b Caxton; Ruth Merrill wife 63 b Gt Gransden 
1891- John R Merrill head marr 71 ag lab b Caxton; Ruth Merrill wife 73 b Gt Gransden 
1901 John R Merrill head widower 81 retired agricultural labourer born Caxton, Cambs; Mary A Merrill daughter single 50 born Gt Gransden 
He died in the March quarter 1905 in Gt Gransden, Huntingdonshire, age 84. 
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