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.


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-?)


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

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

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