0062…Merrick Family

owlHISTORY OF STOKE GIFFORD
Edited by Adrian Kerton

 

The Merrick, Merick, Meryc or Merycke Family
features in a number of documents throughout the history of the parish.

Compiled by Mike Stanbrook

These delightful photos courtesy of Paul Roots.
Alfred Benjamin Merrick and of his wife, Eliza nee Hallam

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George Merrick born 1848 in Stoke Gifford, the coachman and caretaker for the Beaufort family.  Picture taken in 1932, probably in Banwell.

1861 Census, Hambrook
No. Name, Rel, State, M, age, F, Occupation, Birthplace, Address

70 Edward RODWAY h u 35 Agricultural labourer Glos Winterbourne
Love ? Loise ? ,, mother wid 67 Washerwoman ,, Stoke Gifford
Elizabeth MERRICK niece u 18 ,, Winterbourne
Joseph BUCKLE boarder u 48 Agricultural labourer ,, Mangotsfield

71 Martha FUGILL h u 63 Seemstress Glos Winterbourne

89 Ann MERRICK h wid 48 Seemstress Glos Stoke Gifford
Hannah ,, d u 21 Laundress ,, Winterbourne
Thomas ,, s u 15 Agricultural labourer ,, ,,
Priscilla PHILLIPS boarder m 49 Som Bath
James MERRICK gs 1 Glos Winterbourne

Winterbourne Register No 2.
Whose names are here within written are Baptized at their severall tymes as follows
Imps. In the yeare of our Lord god according to the computation of the Church of England One Thousand Six Hundred fforty ffower. 1644.

Weddings 1661.
1661 Dec 3 wed Mr William Merrick & Mrs Rachel Callowhill.

Chrissenings 1665.
1665 May 4 bap Thomas the son of Mr William Merrick & Rachel his wife.

Merrick Family Tree

Courtesy of Brendan Welsh

Merrick Chart Brendan Welsh

 

Family Tree of JOHN MERRICK .b: 1700 d: 29 December 1767

Researched by Frank Merrick Horwill

Direct Descendants of John Merrick

1   John Merrick b: 1700 d: 29 December 1767
….  +Mary b: 1695 d: 20 December 1769
………… 2   Mary Merrick
………… 2   John Merrick b: 1723 d: 19 August 1775
………………  +Arah Millett
……………………… 3   John Merrick b: Bef. 5 June 1763 in
Stoke Gifford, Gloucester, England
……………………… 3   Mark Merrick
……………………… 3   Luke Merrick
……………………… 3   Matthew Merrick
……………………… 3   Lydia Millett Merrick
……………………… 3   Benjamin Griffith Merrick b: Bef. 1779
d: 1867
……………………………  +Elizabeth Higgs
…………………………………… 4   Eliza Merrick b: 5
November 1803
…………………………………… 4   Benjamin Merrick
…………………………………… 4   Hannah Merrick b: 8
February 1808
…………………………………… 4   John Merrick b: 22 April
1811 d: 16 January 1813
…………………………………… 4   John Merrick b: 11 May
1813
…………………………………… 4   William Merrick b: 12
March 1815 d: 16 April 1894
…………………………………………  +Ellen Hughes
………………………………………………… 5   Robert
William Merrick b: 24 July 1836 in Stourport, Worcester, England
………………………………………………… 5   George P
Merrick b: 1842
………………………………………………… 5   Alfred
Benjamin Merrick b: 2 April 1844 d: 1913
………………………………………………… 5   Ellen
(Nell) Elizabeth Merrick b: 29 October 1846 d: 1940
………………………………………………… 5   Charles
Merrick b: Abt. 1852 in Bristol, Gloucester, England d: 1934 Occupation:
Theatre Manager, Ireland, then builder in Bristol
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+Blanche A Kirkley b: Abt. 1855 in Marylebone, Middlesex, England d:
1893
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6   William F Merrick b: Abt. 1875 in Belfast, Ireland
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6   Charles O Merrick b: Abt. 1876 in Belfast, Ireland
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6   Blanche Margaret Elizabeth Merrick b: 2 June 1877 in Clifton,
Gloucester, England d: March 1954 in Bristol, England
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+David Merrick Walker b: 10 April 1869 in Colinton, Midlothian, Scotland
d: 28 August 1954 in 23 Cotham Rd, Bristol,  Gloucester, England
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7   Clifford (Clive) Merrick Walker b: 9 June 1900 d: 1985
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7   Bernard Merrick Walker b: 24 August 1901
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7   Mona Merrick Walker b: 23 June 1903
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7   Vera Merrick Walker b: in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland  Occupation:
1934 Medical Missionary in India
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+Lionel Clifford Horwill b: 19 September 1890 in Devonport, Devon,
England d: 30 May 1972 in Inala Village, Blackburn South, Victoria
Occupation: Bet. 1940 & 1950 Judge, High Court, Madras
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8   Frank Merrick Horwill b: in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Occupation: Bet. 1967 & 1997 Psychologist
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+Dawn Alison Kimber b: in Coburg, Victoria
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9   Alison Louise Horwill b:  in Stawell Hospital, Victoria
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+Michael Trevor Cutter b:  in Goroka, Papua Niugini
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10   Nathaniel Michael Trevor Cutter b:  in St George’s Hospital, Kew,
Victoria
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10   Aaron Merrick James Cutter b:  in St George’s Hospital, Kew,
Victoria
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10   Sophie Alice Louise Cutter b:  in Mercy Hospital for Women, East Melbourne, Victoria
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9   Glenda Susan Merrick Horwill b:  in St George’s Hospital, Kew,Victoria
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8   Margaret Joy Horwill b:  in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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7   Eleanor Isabelle Merrick Walker b: 8 May 1909 d: 16 July 1995
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7   Freida Merrick Walker
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7   Blanche Adin Merrick Walker b: 3 March 1923 d: 16 January 1966 in
The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria
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6   Walter Alfred Merrick b: Abt. 1880 in Clifton, Gloucester, England
Occupation: Owner, Printing Works, Midsummer Norton
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6   Charles Merrick b: Aft. 1881
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6   John Albert (Bert) Merrick b: Aft. 1881
………………………………………………… 5   Frank Merrick b: 1854 d: 1940
……………………………………  *2nd Wife of William Merrick:…………..  +Jemima
……………………………………  *3rd Wife of William Merrick……………..  +Lucy
…………………………………… 4   Moses Merrick
…………………………………… 4   Mary Merrick b: 10 August 1805 d: Bef. 30 September 1805
…………………………………… 4   George Merrick
………… 2   William Merrick
………… 2   Edward Merrick
………… 2   Thomas Merrick
………… 2   George Merrick

FROM GEOFF MERRICK.
1768 – December 6 – Winterbourne,  –  married:  William Merrick of
Mangotsfield & Mary Prosser of Winterbourne
1769 – November 5 – Mangotsfield – baptised:  Thomas Merrick
1789 – February 27 – Horfield – married:  Thomas Merrick and Love
Lewis, both of Mangotsfield
They must have settled in Stoke Gifford, and I believe all of their children were
baptised at St. Michaels –  Mary, 1789.  Anne, 1790.  Love, 1793.   Edward* 1795.  Ruth 1798, Hannah, 1800.  Elizabeth 1802.  Elizabeth 1804.  William 1806.  John  1809.
(despite bearing at least 10 children, Love lived till the ripe old age
of 84, being buried at SG on April 19, 1848.)

1819 – June 8, Bristol.  Married:  Edward* Merrick and Sarah Lodge
(he was a carpenter/wheelwright in Stoke Gifford).  Their children baptised in
various parishes –
John*, 1822, Filton.  Jane, 1823, Filton.  Mary, 1824, Almondsbury.
Anne, 1826, Almondsbury.  William 1828 SG.  Thomas, 1830, SG.  Hannah, ? George, 1833,

1841 Census records Edward and Sarah with 5 of their children living at
Harry Stoke, whilst John* is living separately as a house servant.
(both Edward and Sarah were buried in Stoke Gifford.  She in 1849 and he in 1854)
1846 – June, Bristol.  Married:  John* Merrick and Mary Tiley.
Their children all registered at Clifton district:  George,* 1848.
Edwin 1849.  Anne 1850.  John 1852.  Harriet 1855.  William 1857.  Elizabeth 1860.  Edward 1862. 1869, June:  Clifton.
Married:  George* Merrick and Selina Pike.
(At this time, George was working as coachman at Stoke House)
Their children and places of birth:-
George, 1869,  Ham Lane, Stapleton.  John, 1871, Stoke House.  James,  1873, Stoke House.  Mary, 1877, Stoke House.  William, 1879, Stoke House.  Maria, 1880, Cheddar.  Charles, 1882, Cheddar.  (George and Selina were caretakers of Stoke House after the Duchess of Beaufort either died or moved away until the house was rented to Admiral Close, when they left to live in Cheddar).

George, 1869, was my grandfather.  He moved up north to Stockport with  the Great Western Railway, and  in 1893, married Elizabeth Fox, the daughter of a local police sergeant.  As for his siblings, only John remained in Bristol and had six daughters. The others went to live in London, Bournemouth, Banwell, and Weston.  Prior to 1768 there are two or three Merrick families in Winterbourne Parish records.

John and Mary Merrick born around 1700  in the record above, are identical to the Winterbourne parents of William Merrick who was baptised December 12th 1725 . His first wife was Anne with their marriage being about 1749, they had six children but Anne died giving birth to their last child in September 1758. In 1759 he married again to Mary Curtis who must have come from a strong puritan family as their three children were named Ruth, Virtue and Hester, Mary also died in  childbirth in February 1763. At the age of 43 he married again for the third and last time to Mary Prosser who I feel was probably a widow as they only had two children, Thomas 1769 and Grace 1772.

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