William John Merrick was born 11 February 1871 in Bungaraby, New South Wales, Australia to James Robert Merrick (1842-1926) and Martha Louisa Gibbs (1846-1905) and died 12 August 1938 in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Lilian May Medhurst (1889-1971) 28 November 1908 in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland.


Offspring of William John Merrick and Lilian May Medhurst (1889-1971)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Charles Merrick (1909-1966)
George Cecil Merrick (1911-1993)
Ivy May Merrick (1912-?)
Lila Maud Merrick (1914-1987)
Claude James Merrick (1915-1985)
Linda Pearl Merrick (1918-1986)
Minnie Madge Merrick (1920-?)
Darcy Robert Merrick (1922-1985)
Olive Clara Merrick (1924-1997)
Allen Reginald Merrick (1925-1985)
John Harrison Merrick (1926-?)
Colin Douglas Merrick (1928-?)


Some researchers have confused him with his cousin William John Edward Merrick (1871-1902).
Common ancestors of William John Merrick (1871-1938) and Lilian May Medhurst (1889-1971)

  1. Edward Merrick (c1763-1839)
  2. Joseph Merrick (1800-1875)
  3. Mary Elizabeth Russell (1765-1840)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • AWT:db: :3099223, id: I607271658 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: ajmurphy, id: I122 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: cbk_ssh_h_a_sls, id: I11556 — no longer available
  • AWT:db: medhurst, id: I536 — no longer available
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 15260/1938

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