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Biography

William John Edward Merrick was born 23 March 1871 in Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia to Joseph Merrick (1845-1922) and Matilda Payne (1846-1927) and died 6 June 1902 in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Alice Taggart (1866-1926) 21 April 1891 in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Australia, the United Kingdom.




Children


Offspring of William John Edward Merrick and Mary Alice Taggart (1866-1926)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Verlie Eveline Merrick (1891-1970)
Walter Eagles Merrick (1893-1929)
Pearly May Merrick (1895-?)
Cyrus Bertram Merrick (1897-1984)
Laura Edith Merrick (1899-?)
Amy G Merrick (c1901-?)

Note

Some researchers have confused him with his cousin William John Merrick (1871-1938).



Namesakes of William John Edward Merrick (1871-1902)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
William Merrick (1799-1874)Richmond, New South Wales, AustraliaHassans Walls, New South Wales, AustraliaEdward Merrick (c1763-1839)Mary Elizabeth Russell (1765-1840)Henrietta M Blackman (1807-1851)
William Merrick (1643-1732)Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United StatesEastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United StatesWilliam Merrick (1603-1689)Rebecca Tracy (1622-1686)Abigail Hopkins (1644-1691)
William Merrick (1603-1689)St. David's, Pembrokeshire, WalesEastham, Barnstable County, MassachusettsJohn Meyrick (1579-1650)Dorothy Bishop (1570-1650)Rebecca Tracy (1622-1686)
William Henry Merrick (1856-1925)Howes Valley, New South Wales, AustraliaSingleton, New South Wales, AustraliaCaroline Susannah Merrick (1840-1933)Catherine Matilda Manser (1869-1966)
William John Merrick (1871-1938)Bungaraby, New South Wales, AustraliaDangar Cottage Hospital, Singleton, New South Wales, AustraliaJames Robert Merrick (1842-1926)Martha Louisa Gibbs (1846-1905)Lilian May Medhurst (1889-1971)
William John Merrick (1850-1940)Macdonald River, New South Wales, AustraliaAdamstown, New South Wales, AustraliaJoseph Merrick (1800-1875)Maria Jane Wood (1815-1898)Mary Jane Gibbs (1853-1935)
William John Edward Merrick (1871-1902)Wollombi, New South Wales, AustraliaSingleton, New South Wales, AustraliaJoseph Merrick (1845-1922)Matilda Payne (1846-1927)Mary Alice Taggart (1866-1926)



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • AWT:db: ajmurphy, id: I905 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: leahb, id: I07240 — no longer available
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 7012/1902