Name origin: The name is of French origin, identical with Merrill, "having yellow hair."

Abraham Morrill

b.1586 Hatfield, Broadoak, Essex, England; parents ukn
d.June 18, 1662
bur.June 20, 1662 Roxbury, MA
m.June 10, 1645 Salisbury, MA Sarah Clements
b.1625/26 prob.Ansley, Warwichshire, England; d/o Robert Clements and Lydia Drummer
d.Jan. 16, 1676 Salisbury, MA

    CHILDREN included (all b.Salisbury, MA):
  1. Isaac Morrill b.July 10, 1646 m.Nov. 14, 1670 Phebe Gill d/o John Gill
  2. Jacob Morrill b.Aug. 24, 1648 m.July 15, 1674 Susanna Whittier d/o Thomas Whittier
  3. Sarah Morrill b.Oct. 14, 1650 m.(1)Jan. 5, 1670/1 Philip Rowell m.(2)July 31, 1695 Onesiphorus Page m.(3)May 29, 1708 Daniel Merrill
  4. Abraham Morrill b.Nov. 14, 1652 and 1689 Sarah Bradbury, d/o Wymond Bradbury
  5. Moses Morrill b.Dec. 28, 1655 m.(1)by 1686 Rebecca Barnes d/o William Barnes m.(2)Mary ______
  6. Aaron Morrill b.Aug. 9, 1658 d.Jan. 31, 1658/9
  7. Richard Morrill b.Feb. 6, 1659/60 d.Feb. 17, 1659/70
  8. Lydia Morrill b.March 6/8, 1660/1661 Salisbury, MA d.Sept. 6, 1737 Kingston, NH m.Nov. 9, 1682 Salisbury, MA Ephraim Severence s/o John Severance
  9. Hepzibah Morrill b.Jan. 1662/3 1690 John Dibbs

FROM History of York by Banks; page 226:...Farnham is only six miles from Hatfield Broad Oak, the home of Abraham Morrill, his [Henry Sayward] partner in the mill business. He [H.S.] appeared first of record in the town of Salisbury, where on Jan. 25, 1641/2, Abraham Morrill and Henry Sayward were granted sixty acres, near the falls, in what is now Amesbury, provided they would set up a mill to grind corn before the following October. (Hoyt, Salisbury i, 251n).

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: ABRAHAM, planter, millwright and iron founder, came to Cambridge, Mass, 1632, original proprietor of Salisbury, Mass., 1642.
ISSAC, brother of preceding., b.Eng. 1588, came Roxbury, Mass., 1632.

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