Sir Michael Mercer
Michael was born c.1378.
Following his father’s death in 1390-1, he was in ward to Sir Walter Stewart, Lord of Brechin (the King’s brother.)
On 12/Jun/1402 he and his wife received a Charter from King Robert III for annual rents from Fynlater, in Aberdeenshire.
With the consent of his son and heir, Andrew, he granted Charter to his other son, Robert, for lands at Baleif.
He died c.1440.
Michael’s wife was the daughter of Sir Robert Stewart of Shanbothy and Durisdeer, descendant of the first four High Stewards of Scotland and ancestor of the Stuart Kings. He was killed in 1403 at the Battle of Shrewsbury
Her great grandfather, John Stuart of Bonhill, was killed at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298.
Elizabeth and Michael were married before 1396, apparently in minority.