Susannah[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Female 1599 - 1673  (74 years)


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  • Born 1599  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Immigration 1633/34  [19
     
    History 1636 to death  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her surname is conjecture. Thurston (1894) states "(maiden name not certainly fixed, but probably Wolterton" Merrill (1899) agrees with this, and offers the following as semi proof: The son John is not again mentioned in the Massachusetts records, but, in 1657, probably the year in which he received his patrimony, he appeared at Hartford, Connecticut, purchased land and was elected a freeman at a session of the general court on May 20, 1658. There he became associated with Gregory Wolterton, one of the first settlers, who was a man of means and the proprietor of a large tan yard as well as of other real estate. At Wolterton's death, in July, 1674, and by his will, John Merrill became the owner of his tan yard and house and, in honor of his benefactor, John's next born son was named Wolterton, There are several possibilities in regard to the relationship between Gregory Wolterton and John Merrill, which led to this large bequest. Gregory may have been the brother of John Merrill's mother, Susannah, in which case it is probable that John went to Hartford because his uncle was there. Or, it is possible that the bequest came solely from Wolterton's interest in a young man who had been useful to him in his business and who took the place of a son, as he had no children of his own, although he was married three times. This does not, however, account for John's presence at Hartford. It is hoped that genealogical research now in progress in England under the direction of the writer may throw some light upon this important question. It has also been stated bv genealogists that John was adopted^ by Gregory Wolterton, but no authority can, at present, be found for this assertion.

      While all of this is quite nice, it has been thoroughly disproven by Sanborn (1993) [10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21]
    • On 4 February 1672, her estate was inventoried. It reads: Inventory of the estate of Susanna Jordan, deceased Jan. 25, 1672, taken Feb. 4, 1672, by William Pilsbury, Moses Pilsbury and Anthony Somerby : one cow, 31i. 15s. ; two heifers coming three yere old, 51i.; one pigg, 3 s. 4d. her wearing apparrell, 21i.; an old flockbed, a paire of sheets, an old Eug & blancket, Hi. 10s.; two old Iron potts, one pr. of pot hooks, frying pan, bucket, 2 tramells, Hi. 4s.; a little cubbard, 2 old chests, a keiler, an old hogshead & 2 trayes, 14s.; 3 old pewter dishes, an old chamber pot, a pint pott & a broken cup, 13s.; An old sword, a spit, fire shovel & tongues, 10s.; a brasen candlestick, pr. of sheep sheers, an old brasse skillet & some lumber, 3s.; total, 15li. 12s. 4d. Debts due from Abraham Merril, Hi. 10s.; Eichard Bartlet, Hi. ; Thomas Barbur, 9s. The deceased owes to Henry Short, Hi. 10s.; goodman Ordway, 5s. 5d.; John Bartlet, 2s.; Will. Bolten, 2s. 8d.; Tristrum Coffin, 12s. ; John Knight, 6s. ; to Abell Merrill for wintering two cowes 3 winters & 2 calves, 7li. 4s.; cutting & making 3 load & halfe of hay, 18s. ; charges for her funerall for coffin & digging the grave, Hi. ; due to Joane Merrill, 21i. 5s. total, 121i. 5s. Id.

      Attested in Ipswich court 25: Im: 1673 by Abell Merrill.
      Essex County Prolate Files, Docket 15,247,
      . [6, 19]
    • On 25 March 1673, the estate of Susannah Jordan was administered by Abel Merrill. [6, 14]
    Died 25 Jan 1672/73  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 8, 9, 14, 19
    Death Record of Susanna Jordan
    Death Record of Susanna Jordan
    Full Review Completed 9 Dec 2019 
    Buried Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • She is in an unmarked grave.
    Person ID I1573  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2019 

    Family 1 Nathaniel Merrill,   c. 4 May 1601, Wherstead, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1654/55, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23
    Married After 16 Mar 1625  [4, 11
    Children 
     1. John Merrill,   b. 1632 to 1634,   d. 18 Jul 1712, Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Abraham Merrill,   b. About 1636,   d. 28 Nov 1722  (Age ~ 86 years)
     3. Nathaniel Merrill,   b. 1638, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1682/83, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. Susannah Merrill,   b. 1640,   d. 10 Oct 1690, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +5. Daniel Merrill,   b. 20 Aug 1642, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1717, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Abel Merrill,   b. 20 Feb 1643/44, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1689, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Stephen Jordan,   d. 8 Feb 1669/70, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21
    Married Y  [14
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Surname: Thurston (1894) states "(maiden name not certainly fixed, but probably Wolterton" Merrill (1899) agrees with this, and offers the following as semi proof:

      The son John is not again mentioned in the Massachusetts records, but, in 1657, probably the year in which he received his patrimony, he appeared at Hartford, Connecticut, purchased land and was elected a freeman at a session of the general court on May 20, 1658. There he became associated with Gregory Wolterton, one of the first settlers, who was a man of means and the proprietor of a large tan yard as well as of other real estate. At Wolterton's death, in July, 1674, and by his will, John Merrill became the owner of his tan yard and house and, in honor of his benefactor, John's next born son was named Wolterton, There are several possibilities in regard to the relationship between Gregory Wolterton and John Merrill, which led to this large bequest. Gregory may have been the brother of John Merrill's mother, Susannah, in which case it is probable that John went to Hartford because his uncle was there. Or, it is possible that the bequest came solely from Wolterton's interest in a young man who had been useful to him in his business and who took the place of a son, as he had no children of his own, although he was married three times. This does not, however, account for John's presence at Hartford. It is hoped that genealogical research now in progress in England under the direction of the writer may throw some light upon this important question. It has also been stated bv genealogists that John was adopted^ by Gregory Wolterton, but no authority can, at present, be found for this assertion. [13, 21]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1599 - Ipswich, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - 1636 to death - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1672/73 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Burying Ground of the First Settlers, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2001] ----------- Primary Sources -------------.

    2. [S188] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Death Record of Susanna Jordan

    3. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    4. [S638] Coffin, Joshua. A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1845).

    5. [S652] Davis, Walter Goodwin. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis volume II, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995).

    6. [S1575] Dow, George Francis. The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts Volume II 1665-1674, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1917).

    7. [S1688] Drake, Samuel G. "Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume VII, 1853).

    8. [S786] Essex Institute. Vital records of Newburyport, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, volume 2 Marriages & Deaths, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1911).

    9. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Memorial ID 13270474 Susannah Merrill

    10. [S1695] Hall, W. "Notes and Queries - Wiltertuns", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume XXXVIII, 1884).

    11. [S621] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume I,, (Providence, Rhode Island: Snow & Farnham, 1897).

    12. [S646] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume III, Reprint 1916, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

    13. [S1692] Merrill, Frederick J. H. A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Merrill Family in America, (Albany, New York: Privately Printed, 1899).

    14. [S809] Merrill, Samuel. A Merrill Memorial, An Account of the Descendants of Nathaniel Merrill, An Early Settler of Newbury, Massachusetts, (Cambridge, Massachusetts: by author, 1928).

    15. [S1693] Merrill, Stephen Mason. Joshua Merrill and Family: A Family Record, (Mediapolis, Louisiana: J. W. Merrill, 1899).

    16. [S1689] Merrill, William P. "Merrill Family", (Portland, Maine: The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Volume 1, 1884).

    17. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    18. [S1696] Sanborn, Melinde Lutz and Robert Charles Anderson and Dean Crawford Smith. "The English Woltertons: Ancestors of the Waller and Brockway Families of Connecticut", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, Volume 68, 1993).

    19. [S1690] Sargent, William M. "Merrill Family", (Portland, Maine: The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Volume 3, 1886).

    20. [S1694] Thrasher, Mary. Merrill Genealogy: Descendants of Barzilla Merrill, 1764-1850, (Cooperstown, New York: Crist, Scott & Parshall, 1907).

    21. [S1691] Thurston, John H. The Ancestry of Walter M. Thurston: Giving Some Account of the Families of Carroll, De Beaufort, Merrill, Moore, Mosbaugh, Pearson, Pine, Poore, Reynolds, Van Kruyne, and Von Bauer, (Saint Paul, Minnesota: Thurston & Son, 1894).

    22. [S2003] ------------- Tertiary Sources -------------.

    23. [S808] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume III, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1861).



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