John Merrill
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John Richard Merrill (bef. 1820 - 1905)

John Richard Merrill
Born before in Caxton, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 27 Apr 1841 in Gt Gransden, Huntingdonshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gt Gransden, Huntingdonshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jun 2018
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John was baptised on 10 Aug 1820, the son of John Merrill and Mary Bright. [1] His father who was a shoemaker, died in June the following year.

He married Ruth Chandler at Gt Gransden on 27 Apr 1841[2], and lived there for the rest of his life.

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) [3]

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. [4]

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. [5]

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 [6]

1881 John R Merrill head marr 61 ag lab b Caxton; Ruth Merrill wife 63 b Gt Gransden [7]

1891- John R Merrill head marr 71 ag lab b Caxton; Ruth Merrill wife 73 b Gt Gransden [8]

1901 John R Merrill head widower 81 retired agricultural labourer born Caxton, Cambs; Mary A Merrill daughter single 50 born Gt Gransden [9]

He died in the March quarter 1905 in Gt Gransden, Huntingdonshire, age 84. [10]


  1. Caxton parish register
  2. Gt Gransden parish register
  3. 1841 census of England and Wales
  4. 1851 census of England and Wales
  5. 1861 census of England and Wales
  6. 1871 census of England and Wales
  7. 1881 census of England and Wales
  8. 1891 census of England and Wales
  9. 1901 census of England and Wales
  10. England and Wales death registrations; GRO Reference: 1905 M Quarter in CAXTON Volume 03B Page 283; Age 84

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