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These are records are in published parish records found at the NY Public Library: "Christenings, Marriages and Burials from 1575." I have gathered some family records together where the relationships appear clear. There are clearly more Wells groups than Merrills, so it would seem that we need to look elsewhere for Merrill family records. Our Richard Merrill is here as husband and father, but not as a child, so his siblings remain unknown. Don't miss Bob Davidson's Merrill research!

Tysoe Marriages from 1575

  • 1582 Sep 18 Wyllm Sargant Isabell Merill
  • 1593 Aug -- Tho Eglinton Elyzabeth Welles
  • 1600 Aug 4 Jhames Eglyton Elyzabeth Welles
  • 1633 Jul 2 Tho Merrill Alice Neale
  • 1686 Dec 14 John Dunne Susannah Merrill
  • 1719 Oct 6 Michael Wells Anne Whatcutt
  • 1721 Nov 5 Philip Wells Anne Hiet

Banns published but marriage not at Tysoe

  • 1792 Apr 2 Wm Townsend Sarah Wells banns wit: Robt Wells, Tho Townsend
  • 1792 Apr 2 Wm Walker Mary Wells banns wit: Robt Wells, John Pargiter
  • 1796 Oct 25 Robt Wells Elizabeth Ainge lic. wit: Tho Hitchman, Robt Austin
  • 1832 Apr 12 Wm Rose Charlotte Wells lic. wit: Harriott Wells, John Barron, Daniel Wells

Taxes

  • 1662 Hearth Tax, Tysoe: Mary Wells, widow, 2 hearths
  • 1671 Hearth Tax, Temple Tysoe: Richard Merrill, 1 hearth
  • 1671 Hearth Tax, Church Tysoe: Thomas Wells, 1 hearth
  • Over Tysoe: no Wells or Merrill

Christenings, Marriages and Burials from 1575

Mid-1600s Vicar: Wm Stevanage; from 1671: John Heath.

VARIOUS RICHARDS als MERRILL

1593 Feb 5 Richards Agnes dau Geo Richards als Merill
1631 Aug 24 Georg Richards als Merrill buried
1651 Jun 5 Mary Richards alias Merell buried
1666 Nov 27 Richards als Merrill Mary dau Wm & Jane bapt.
1668 Aug 23 Richards als Merrill Geo son Wm & Jane bapt.
1676 Apr 5 Merrill Wm son Wm & Jane -- placement here unsure but seems he might belong with the two above

FAMILY OF PHILLIP WELLES: one or two generations?

1619 Mar 31 Welles Margery dau Phillip bapt; buried 1635 Aug 16
1621 Jan 14 Welles Thomas son Phillip bapt.
1625 Apr 23 Welles Mary dau Phillip bapt.
1631 Jun 18 Welles Ursala dau Phillip bapt.
1645 Jun 8 Welles Francis dau Philip bapt.
1648 Dec 17 Welles John son Phillip bapt.
1651 Nov 16 Welles Susanna dau Phillip bapt.
Either of two burial records may belong here:
1661/2 Mar 7 Phillip Wells buried
1687 Jun 2 Phillipe Wells buried

FAMILY OF ANN & PHILLIP WELLES

1722 Dec 6 Welles Isaac son Phillip & Ann bapt; buried 1730 Jul 3
1725 Sep 17 Welles Edward son Phillip & Ann bapt; buried 1725 Sep 19
1727 Aug 6 Welles Ann dau Phillip & Ann bapt.
One of these burial records would be for the wife and mother here:
1742 Aug 3 Ann Wells, widow buried
1742 Oct 16 Ann Wells, widow buried
1754 May 30 Ann Wells, widow buried
1756 Jul 16 Ann Wells buried

FAMILY OF THOMAS WELLES:

1644 Sep 15 Welles An dau Thomas bapt.
1647 Oct 6 Welles Phillip son Thomas bapt & buryed Oct 7
1648 Oct 29 Welles Thomas son Thomas bapt.
1650 Dec 13 Welles Phillippe son Thomas bapt; buried 1653/4 Feb 16
1695 Oct 7 Thomas Welles buried

FAMILY OF EMMA & THOMAS WELLES

1654 May 1 Welles Phillip son Thomas & Emma bapt.
1655 Nov 29 Welles Michaell son Thomas & Emma bapt; buried 1657 Aug 1
1657 Aug 29 Welles Isaac son Thomas & Emma bapt.
1659 Dec 22 Welles Emme dau Thomas & Emma bapt.
1661 Dec 16 Welles Alice dau Thomas & Emma bapt.
1663 Dec 16 Welles Michaell son Thomas & Emma bapt.
1666 Jul 20 Welles Judeth dau Thomas & Emma bapt.
1681 Feb 11 Thomas Wells buried
1691/2 Feb 2 Emma Wells, widow buried

FAMILY OF THOMAS MERRILL

1634 Dec 7 Merrill Geo son Thomas bapt.

FAMILY OF SUSANNA WELLES & RICHARD MERRILL

[1651 Nov 16 Welles Susanna dau Phillip bapt.]
1668 Apr 13 Merrill Wm son Richard & Susanna bapt.
1673 May 13 Merrill Mary dau Richard & Susanna bapt.
1675 Jan 31 Merrill Anne dau Richard & Susanna bapt.
1679 Sep 17 Merwill Phillip son Richard & Susanna bapt.

FAMILY OF JANE & JOHN MERRILL

1671 Jun 20 Merrill Jane dau John & Jane bapt.

FAMILY OF ELIZABETH & THOMAS WELLES

1675 Nov 10 Wells Mary dau Thomas & Elizabeth bapt; buried 1679 Oct 21
1677 Jan 19 Welles Thomas son Thomas & Elizabeth bapt.
1680 Jun 20 Welles Mary dau Thomas & Elizabeth bapt.
1682 Nov 13 Welles Phillip son Thomas & Elizabeth bapt.
1685 Feb 2 Welles Wincotte son Thomas & Elizabeth bapt.
1736/7 Jan 25 Thomas Wells buried: the son, above?

FAMILY OF ISAAC & MARY WELLES

1684 May 17 Welles Thomas son Isaac & Mary bapt.
1685 Feb 10 Welles Phillip son Isaac & Mary bapt.
1687 Dec 4 Welles Phillip son Isaac & Mary bapt.
1689 Mar 9 Welles Michael son Isaac & Mary bapt.
1692 Apr 7 Welles Emme dau Isaac & Mary bapt.
1713 Dec 13 Isaac Wells buried

FAMILY OF ANN & THOMAS WELLES

1711/2 Feb 22 Welles Thomas son Thomas & Ann bapt.
1719 Nov 13 Welles Wm son Thomas & Ann bapt.
One of these burial records would be for the wife and mother here:
1742 Aug 3 Ann Wells, widow buried
1742 Oct 16 Ann Wells, widow buried
1754 May 30 Ann Wells, widow buried
1756 Jul 16 Ann Wells buried

FAMILY OF ELIZABETH & JOHN WELLES

1771 Aug 22 Willes Thomas son John & Elizabeth bapt.

FAMILY OF BROWN WELLS

m1 -- Banns published but marriage not at Tysoe:
1770 Oct 27 Brown Wells married Sarah Newman of Compton Winiate lic. wit: Tho Hitchman, Rd Winter
1771 Oct 4 Wells Robert son Brown & Sarah bapt
1773 Jan 29 Wells Brown son Brown & Sarah bapt; buried 1774 Jun 14
1775 Feb 7 Welles Mary dau Brown & Sarah bapt
1776 Sep 2 Welles Thomas son Brown & Sarah bapt
1778 Feb 27 Welles Richard son Brown & Sarah bapt; buried 1778 Mar 6
1778 Mar 6 Sarah Wells wife of Brown buried
m2 -- Banns published but marriage not at Tysoe:
1787 Oct 17 Brown Wells, widower married Sarah Sabin lic. wit: Geo Watts, John Pargiter
1788 Jul 27 Welles John son Brown & Sarah bapt
1790 Apr 3 Brown Wells buried
1837 May 19 Robert Wells, age 65 buried: would seem to be the son, above

FAMILY OF ELIZABETH & ROBERT WELLES: seem to be two groups

1797 Apr 7 Welles Sarah dau Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1798 Dec 9 Welles Ann dau Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1801 Sep 20 Welles Mary dau Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1803 Aug 28 Welles Charlott dau Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1805 Jun 16 Welles Robert Newman son Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1807 Aug 9 Wells Daniel son Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1809 May 5 Wells Wm son Robert & Elizabeth bapt.
1813 Dec 19 Wells Richard son Robert & Elizabeth, labourer, bapt.
1815 Jun 13 Welles Geo son Robert & Elizabeth, farmer, bapt.

OTHER WELLES RECORDS, not in groups or group unidentified:

1721 Aug 14 Elizabeth Wells buried
1730 May 15 William Wells son Thomas & Elizabeth buried
1737/8 Feb 15 Mary Wells, widow buried
1746 Jan 3 Phillip Wells buried
1753 Aug 19 Michael Wells buried
1801 Dec 25 Welles Samuel illeg son Lucy Colcot bapt.
1802 Feb 19 Welles William son Edmund & Elizabeth bapt.
1804 Nov 19 John Welles buried
1809 Oct 8 Welles Wm son Daniel & Charlotte bapt.
1820 Aug 31 Welles Andrew son Ann Wells bapt.
1820 Dec 4 Andrew Wells, 13 weeks buried
1832 Nov 7 Welles Sarah dau Daniel & Hannah, carpenter bapt.

OTHER MERRILL RECORDS, not in groups:

1817 Nov 3 Merille Wm, age 86 buried

OTHER RICHARDS RECORDS, without mention of Merrill:

Eliza Richards marriage bond T 1593

Tysoe Wills, Administrations, etc., in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Worcester 1451 - 1652

Richards als Merrill, Thomas senior, husbandman, TT 1591 will and inventory
Richards als Merrill, George, T 1631 will and inventory