Robert Mercer

1618: M.A. (University of St. Andrews.)
04/Sep/1622: Admitted to the exercise at Perth.
10/Mar/1647: Chaplain to William, Lord Cranstoun, on the exercise in Presbyteries of St.Andrews, Jedburgh and Perth
03/Oct/1652: Called to Kennoway
27/Jan/1653 Admitted to Kennoway.
Jul/1653: Married Alison Cranstoun
27/Jan/1653: Minister of Kennoway
28/April/ 1659: Married Euphan Durie
Sep/1666: Sasine of annual rent of £800 from lands of Morrickmains and others.
Died: Feb/1682.

Alison Cranston

Born: 1618
Gentlewoman to Mary, Lady Cranston.
Died: 24/Oct/1657
Children:

  • Cecil Mercer (female) Spouse: Alexander Cockburn
  • Alison Mercer

Euphan Durie

Daughter of Robert Durie of Easter Newton
Children:

  • Robert Mercer (Believed to have died in childhood.)
    From the “Fife Deaths” CD (Fife Family History Society)
    Rec#53: Parish: Markinch
    Surname: Mercer
    Relation: Rev Robert Mercer
    Relationship: Son
    Death Date: 30 June 1661

 

Rev Robert Mercer - Tombstone 1682Kennoway Parish records start in the year 1638 but the earliest occurrence of the Mercer name is that of Robert Mercer, minister of the parish from 27 January 1653 until his death at the age of 84 in February 1682. The Rev. Robert Mercer was the 5th son of James Mercer of Clevage, a member of the Baronial Mercer family of Perth and Aldie. Rev. Robert Mercer had two daughters, Cecil and Alison, to his first wife, Alison Cranstoun, who died “in childbed” on 24th October 1657. He then married Euphan Durie on 28th April 1659 and had a son named Robert.

 

 

 

Rev Robert Mercer - Pedigree

 

It is possible that the five Mercer siblings referred to on the Family Trees page were descended from Robert or his brother John.

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