William John Edward Merrick was born 23 March 1871 in Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia to Joseph Merrick (1845-1922) and Matilda Payne (1846-1927) and died 6 June 1902 Singleton, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Alice Taggart (1866-1926) 21 April 1891 in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia.
|Offspring of William John Edward Merrick and Mary Alice Taggart (1866-1926)|
|Verlie Eveline Merrick (1891-1970)|
|Walter Eagles Merrick (1893-1929)|
|Pearly May Merrick (1895-?)|
|Cyrus Bertram Merrick (1897-1984)|
|Laura Edith Merrick (1899-?)|
|Amy G Merrick (c1901-?)|
Some researchers have confused him with his cousin William John Merrick (1871-1938).