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