Hi rock,been doing a little research on the name Merrick,still haven't come up with the Castle yet.Do you think it could have been a Country Hall,Manor or Estate or something similar.Came across a lot of references to the name Meyrick(think Merrick is derived from this name) which seemed to own a lot of land on the Isle of Anglesey,N Wales. Have you seen the link below on the origin of Merrick,just below the section Renaissance(1509-1750) it mentions 4 brothers William,John,James & Thomas who emigrated to Charleston,Massachussetts in 1636: link is: http://users.erols.com/jmirick/geneology/mirick.htm Then I came across another interesting link about Merrickville where it states: William Merrick was born at Springfield, Massachusetts, on April 30th, 1760. His ancestors had migrated from Wales to Massachusetts nearly 125 years earlier, in 1636. Their descendants pioneered the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, and William typified those rugged men who forged a nation out of the wilderness. Men who held firmly to their beliefs, and the old adage that “God helps those who help themselves”. The North American branch of the Merrick family came from Bodorgan on the Isle of Anglesey. They were descendants of Llewellyn Merrick who had been the Captain of the Guard during the Coronation of Henry VIII, and later, the first High Sheriff of Anglesey. In the spring of 1636, four Merrick brothers arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts, from Bristol on the sailing ship “James”. They ranged in age from thirty-three to sixteen, and the Merrickville branch sprang from the sixteen year old. link: http://www.merrickvillehistory.ca/newsletters/newsletter-2-1.html If we knew the father of the 4 brothers who emigrated maybe we could do a search on his name & Bodorgan or Isle of Anglesey to see what comes up.Seems there was a lot of Meyricks or Merricks in Anglesey at that time,they probably owned large pieces of land. Interesting stuff rock,you've certainly got some impressive heritage.Look forward to your next post. Best Wishes,Paul.