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John George Merrill

NameJohn George Merrill     descendant tree, etc
FatherSamuel Merrill
MotherEliza Cooke
Born1857  (source: Monumental Inscription)
Married Ada Page 
Died10 Nov 1926   age 69  (source: Monumental Inscription, photograph available)
Buried  at Desborough  (source: Monumental Inscription)

1841 Census

1851 Census

1861 Census : Rothwell, Northamptonshire
134Well LaneCensus date: 7 April 1861
Samuel MerrillHead Mar 66[?] LabourerRothwell  Northamptonshire
Eliza MerrillWife Mar 43 Rothwell 
Elizabeth MerrillDaur Un 18 Rothwell 
Mary Ann MerrillDaur 6 Rothwell 
John MerrillSon 3 Rothwell 

1871 Census : Rothwell, Northamptonshire
170Well LaneCensus date: 2 April 1871
Samuel MerrilHead Mar 76 Ag LabRothwell  Northamptonshire
Eliza MerrilWife Mar 53 Rothwell 
John MerrillSon 13 Ag LabRothwell 
David MillerBoarder Widr 76 Annuitant
Rushton  Northamptonshire

1881 Census : Rothwell, Northamptonshire
125Mumpers EndCensus date: 3 April 1881
John G OwenHead Mar 29 ClickerWellingboro'  Northamptonshire
Alma A OwenWife Mar 26 Rothwell 
William M OwenSon 2 Rothwell 
John G MerrillBoarder Unm 21 MilkmanRothwell 

1891 Census: Desborough
26Bakers Row no. 4Census date: 1 April 1891
John MerrillHead M 32 LabourerRothwell  Northamptonshire
Ada MerrillWife M 28 MachinistDesborough 
Samuel MerrillSon 8 ScholarDesborough 
Mary MerrillDaur 6 ScholarDesborough 
Lizzie MerrillDaur 3 Desborough 
Kate MerrillDaur 1 Desborough 

1901 Census: Desborough
4Station Rd no. 14Census date: 31 March 1901
John G MerrillHead M 39 Ironstone Labourer, WorkerRothwell  Northamptonshire
Ada MerrillWife M 38 Corset Machinist, Worker, At homeDesborough 
Samuel MerrillSon S 18 Cattle Man for Farm, WorkerRothwell  Northamptonshire
Mary E MerrillDaur S 16 Corset Machinist, WorkerDesborough 
Elizabeth MerrillDaur S 13 Desborough 
Kate MerrillDaur S 11 Desborough 
Arthur W MerrillSon S 9 Desborough 
Annie MerrillDaur S 6 Desborough 
Hilda MerrillDaur S 3 Desborough 
John G MerrillSon S 1 Desborough 

1911 Census : Desborough
162Rails Cottages. Gold StCensus date: 2 April 1911
John George MerrillHead Mar 48 Labour Urban Council, workerRothwell  Northamptonshire
Ada MerrillWife Mar 28y
  born: 9
  living: 9
47 Desborough 
Samuel James MerrillSon S 27 Farm Labour, workerRothwell  Northamptonshire
Mary Ellen MerrillDaur S 25 Corset Hand, workerDesborough 
Lizzie MerrillDaur S 23 Corset Hand, workerDesborough 
Arthur William MerrillSon S 18 Corset Hand, workerDesborough 
Annie MerrillDaur S 16 Corset Hand, workerDesborough 
Hilda MerrillDaur 13 Shoe Hand, workerDesborough 
John George MerrillSon 11 School BoyDesborough 
Cyril Frank MerrillSon 6 School BoyDesborough 
Ernest Roneld MerrillGrand Son 2 Desborough 

1919 (non census address/occupation)
Rails Cottages, Gold St Desboroughsource: British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
John George Merrill Father of soldier
Ada Merrill Mother of soldier
Annie Merrill 24 Sister of soldier
Hilda Merrill 22 Sister of soldier
George Merrill19 Brother of soldier
Cyril Merrill14 Brother of soldier
Ernest Ronald Merrill10 Nephew of soldier
Kate Holmes 29 Sister of soldier
Arthur William Holmes4 Nephew of soldier
Address given 17-07-1919 on statement of relatives of deceased soldier (Arthur William Merrill).
Kate's husband had also been killed in the war, so she and her son were probably living with her parents at this time (the form shows only the street, not a house number)

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