|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1844|
William Merrick was recommended by Governor Simcoe to build the mill to open up the Rideau. The mill is located near the site called "Factory Village" and on the Ka-ya-derosseras Creek, where General Gordon also built a grist mill. He and his wife, Sylvia Comstock, came to Canada as United Empire Loyalists, where he founded the town of Merrickville, near Montreal, in 1789. Other residences of William Merrick are New Oswegatchie and Sorrel, Quebec, Canada. This source also gives the year of death for William Merrick as 1842. (Snowdon - North Wales, Britain to Union, New York, USA (Southwest of Syracuse, NY).
Per 'Lanark Legacy: Nineteenth Century Glimpses of an Ontario County', Pg 204, William Merrick was licensed in the 1830s at Merrickville for a 42-gallon still and later an 85-gallon unit for the the manufacture of 'spirituous liquors'.
In 1999 the Merrickville Library Genealogical Reference Center had record that William Merrick moved to Merrickville when William Jr was three years old or approximately 1790.
Sylvia Comstock Mirick (____ - 1848)
Charlotte Mirick Collar (1793 - 1867)*
William Merrick (1793 - 1867)*
Aaron Merrick (1800 - 1870)*
Stephen Hedger Mirick (1807 - 1860)*
In Memory Of William Mirick Esqr Who Died July 5th 1844 Aged 81 Y'rs 2 Ms And 5 Days
Collar Hill Cemetery
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Maintained by: RPFederly
Originally Created by: Linda Church
Record added: Oct 23, 2010
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