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Descendants of James Mercer and Isabel Morgan. 9 generations and 166 named individuals. Period covered 1747-today. Mainly in Dunfermline and Inverkeithing.

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Generation 1
Family Descendant File for James MERCER
First Generation
1. James MERCER was born c1747 in Limekilns, Dunfermline Fife. He died before 1855.
James married Isabel MORGAN, daughter of William MURGAN and Katherine WATSON. Isabel was born 8 Sep 1744 in Mooringen, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland and was christened 13 Sep 1744 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. David MERCER was born 14 Jan 1775 and died 7 Jul 1865.
3 M ii. James MERCER was born 7 Dec 1769 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
4 M iii. William MERCER was born 21 Feb 1772 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
5 F iv. Agnes MERCER was born 3 Aug 1777 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
+ 6 M v. John MERCER was born c1779 and died 29 Jul 1861.
7 M vi. Robert MERCER was born 30 Jul 1780 in Westergellet, Dunfermline, Fife and was christened 23 Aug 1780.
+ 8 M vii. George MERCER was born c1781 and died 15 Jun 1855.

The + symbol indicates information on descendants in subsequent generations.


Generation 2
2. David MERCER (James) was born 14 Jan 1775 in Limekilns, Dunfermline and was christened 15 Jan 1775. He died 7 Jul 1865 in Dunfermline Fife.
Birth OPR 424/000006
Death: Dufermline, Fife 1865 p.84/100
David Mercer (clerk) widower of Charleston aged 90yrs. Father James Mercer (labourer dec.) Mother Isabella Mercer ms Morgan dec. death not certified. Registered by James Bryce (no relationship given) Limekilns.
This is David on the 1861 census for Charlestown p.11/52 with his daughter Elizabeth.

David Mercer 86 Overseer of Limeworks Dunfermline
Elizabeth Edwards dau. 40 do.
Henry Edwards son in law 40 ??? do.
Isabella gdau. 18 Handsewer do.
Helen 9 do.
John 6 do.
Margaret 2 do.

David married Isabella THOMSON, daughter of Robert THOMSON and Elspeth ROLLAND, on 8 Dec 1802 in Dunfermline. Isabella was born about 1781 in Dunfermline. She died 29 Mar 1861 in Charleston, Dunfermline.
Death: Dunfermline, Fife 1861 p.20/58
Isabella Mercer David Mercer Lime Overseer at Charleston, Dunfermline. Aged 78yrs. Father Robert Thomson Labourer dec. Mother Isabella Thomson ms Rolland. Cause of death: Disease of the lungs 5mths. Registered by Isabella Edwards, granddaughter.

They had the following children:

+ 9 F i. Isobel MERCER was born 16 Jan 1804.
10 M ii. William MERCER was born 9 May 1806 in Dunfermline.
+ 11 M iii. James MERCER was born 22 Jun 1808.
+ 12 M iv. Robert MERCER was born 7 Mar 1813 and died 4 Jun 1898.
+ 13 M v. David MERCER was born 28 Dec 1815.
+ 14 F vi. Elizabeth MERCER was born 20 Sep 1819 and died 24 Nov 1893.
15 M vii. John MERCER was born 9 Jun 1823 in Dunfermline, Fife.

 

6. John MERCER (James) was born c1779 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. He died 29 Jul 1861 in Hillend, Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
Death: Dunfermline Fife 1861 p.37/110
John Mercer labourer widower of Margaret Crichton at Hillend Dunfermline. aged 83yrs. Father James Mercer (Gardener dec.) Mother Isabella Mercer ms Morgan. Cause of death: General debility consignant with old age. Registered by Mary Mercer daughter.

John married Margaret CRICHTON. Margaret died 15 Jun 1861 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
They had the following children:

16 M i. James MERCER was born 16 Aug 1803 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
17 F ii. Grizel MERCER was born 9 Jun 1805 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
18 F iii. Isabel MERCER was born 20 Jul 1808 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
19 M iv. William MERCER was born 7 Aug 1810 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
20 F v. Mary MERCER was christened 11 Oct 1812 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
21 F vi. Margaret MERCER was christened 9 Apr 1815 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
22 F vii. Matilda MERCER was christened 20 Apr 1817 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
23 M viii. James MERCER was born 28 Mar 1819 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.

 

8. George MERCER (James) was born c1781 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. He died 15 Jun 1855 in Charleston, Dunfermline.
Death: Dunfermline Fife 1855 p.26/78
George Mercer general labourer 74yrs of Gellet Farm, Dunfermline. Father James Mercer farm servant dec. Mother Isabella Mercer ms Morgan dec. Married to Margaret Methven. Children in order of birth their names and ages: James died 21 in 1820; George 50yrs; Christian 48yrs; William 46yrs; David died 40yrs in 1852; Margaret 38yrs; John died 10yrs in 1829; Isabella died 16yrs in 1830; Betsey 32yrs.

Where died Charleston, Dunfermline. Cause of death: General decay of the system 14wks as certified by Jas Johnson MD Limekilns. Buried in Rosyth burying ground. Registered by George Mercer son.

George married Margaret METHVEN on 5 Jul 1802 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. Margaret was born 1781 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.

They had the following children:

24 M i. James MERCER was born 3 May 1803 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. Birth: OPR 424/000008 FR2591
25 M ii. George MERCER was born 16 Jun 1805 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. Birth: OPR 424/000008 FR2645
26 F iii. Christian MERCER was christened 27 Sep 1807 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. Birth: OPR 424/000009 FR2714
+ 27 M iv. William MERCER was born 29 Oct 1809 and died 2 May 1893.
28 M v. David MERCER was christened 30 Jan 1815 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. Birth: OPR 424/000009 FR2886
29 F vi. Isabel MERCER was born 9 Sep 1818 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife and was christened 13 Sep 1818 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland. Birth: OPR 424/000009 FR2974Christening: LDS Batch No. C191201
30 F vii. Margaret MERCER was born 15 Nov 1820 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. Birth: OPR 424/000012 FR3566
31 M viii. John MERCER was born c1819 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife and was christened c1829. Birth/death: LDS submission; no source available
32 F ix. Elizabeth MERCER was christened 13 Mar 1824 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
Christening: LDS Batch No. C191201
33 F x. Isabella MERCER was born c1824 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. She died c1830. Birth/death: LDS sub. no source available

Generation 3
9. Isobel MERCER (David, James) was born 16 Jan 1804 in Dunfermline.
possibly married Edward Morton

Isobel married Edward MORTON on 23 May 1830 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.
Isabella must have died before 1849 as Edward appears married to Isabella Ferguson then.

Edward and Isobel had the following children:

34 F i. Isabella MORTON was born 24 Feb 1831 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.
35 M ii. Edward MORTON was born 10 Jun 1832 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.
36 F iii. Catherine MORTON was born 20 Jun 1834 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.
37 M iv. David MORTON was born 21 Feb 1836 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.
38 F v. Elizabeth MORTON was born 5 Oct 1837 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.
39 M vi. John MORTON was born 16 Sep 1839 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.
40 F vii. Anne MORTON was born 18 May 1842 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.

11. James MERCER (David, James) was born 22 Jun 1808 in Dunfermline.

James married Mary Ann. Mary was born 1823 in America (BS).

They had the following children:

41 M i. Peter MERCER was born 1852 in Dunfermline.
42 M ii. James MERCER was born 1854 in Dunfermline.
43 M iii. William MERCER was born 1858 in Dunfermline.
44 F iv. Susan MERCER was born 1861 in Dunfermline.

 

12. Robert MERCER (David, James) was born 7 Mar 1813 in Dunfermline. He died 4 Jun 1898 in Kirkcaldy.
Robert was employed Gardener.
death registered by George Grieve, grandson. no mother/father’s names given

Robert married Agnes CUMMING, daughter of John CUMMING and Mary YOUNG, on 8 Sep 1838 in Dunfermline. Agnes was born 9 Jun 1811 in Dunfermline and was christened 16 Sep 1811 in Dunfermline Fife. She died 4 Nov 1895 in Kirkcaldy. Father John Cummings; Mother Mary Young

They had the following children:

+ 45 M i. John MERCER was born about 1838.
46 F ii. Mary MERCER was born 1839 in Dunfermline, Fife.
Mary married James GRIEVE on 29 Nov 1861 in Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, Fife. James was born about 1839. He died before 1918.
47 F iii. Isabella MERCER was born 1840 in Dunfermline, Fife.
48 M iv. David MERCER (1) was born 1842 in Dunfermline, Fife.
49 F v. Margaret MERCER was born 1843 in Dunfermline, Fife.
Margaret married GRIEVE.
50 M vi. Robert MERCER was born 7 Dec 1847 in Dunfermline, Fife.
51 F vii. Agnes MERCER was born 1850 in Dunfermline, Fife.
52 F viii. Elizabeth MERCER was born 1852 in Dunfermline, Fife.

 

13. David MERCER (David, James) was born 28 Dec 1815 in Dunfermline.
David was employed Quarryman.
David married Ann WHYTE, daughter of Barzillai WHYTE and Anne WILKIE, on 30 Mar 1838 in Dunfermline. Ann was born 29 Oct 1818 in Bo’ness, Linlithgow. She died 5 Nov 1873 in Limekilns, Dunfermline Fife.
Death: Ann Wilkie Mercer married to David Mercer (boatman). aged 55yrs. Father Basil Whyte (shipmaster; deceased) Mother Ann Whyte ms Wilkie (deceased). Cause of death: Cancer of the Uterus 2yrs as certified by P. Gordon Bell physician. Registered by husband David.

David and Ann are on the 1871 census for Limekilns (Dunfermline enumeration district 3 page 30/183

David Mercer 53 Boatman born Dunfermline
Ann do. 52 Bo’ness
Agnes do. 15 Dunfermline

Ann is on her own with David probably at sea on the 1861 census for Limekilns

Ann Mercer 42 Seaman’s wife Bo’ness
Isabella do. 19 Handsewer Dunfermline
Elizabeth 14 do.
David 11 do.
Bazil 8 do.
Agnes 5 do.

David is on his own as a widower in 1881 census.

David and Ann had the following children:

+ 53 F i. Ann Wilkie MERCER was born 1839 and died 20 Jul 1903.
54 F ii. Agnes White MERCER was born 12 Dec 1855 in Limekilns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. She died 19 Mar 1877 in Limekilns, Dunfermline Fife. Death: Dunfermline, Fife 1877 p.9/26

Ann (error) White Mercer (single) 21yrs Father David Mercer(Merchant Seaman) Mother Ann Wilkie Mercer (deceased). Cause of death Phthisis Pulmonalis 2mths; Dropsy 1mth. registered by father (his signature).

55 M iii. Bazil MERCER was born 11 Jan 1853 in Limekilns, Dunfermline Fife.
+ 56 M iv. David MERCER was born 2 Jan 1850.
57 F v. Isabella MERCER was born 1843 in Limekilns, Fife, Scotland. She died 16 Oct 1913 in 36 Appin Cresc., Dunfermline, Fife.

Death: Isabella Matson, widow of Peter Matson (mason) aged 71yrs. Father David Mercer (sexton, dec.) Mother Ann Wilkie Mercer ms White). Cause of death: Carcinoma of Stomach. registered by son Henry Matson of Edgar Street, Dunfermline.

Isabella married Peter MATSON on 10 Jul 1863 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife.

Peter, Isabella and several of their children are buried in Rosyth Old burying ground (Limekilns). Photo of gravestone.

Inscription:

Peter Matson; in memory of his children; Peter who died aged 20ths 28th February 1875; John who died 23rd June 1880 aged 7mths; Elizabeth who died 24th January 1885 aged 6 and a half; also the above Peter Matson who died 5th February 1887 aged 45yrs and his wife Isabella Mercer who died 16th October 1913 aged 72yrs; Also their daughter Agnes who died in infancy.

+ 58 F vi. Elizabeth MERCER was born 1847.

 

14. Elizabeth MERCER (David, James) was born 20 Sep 1819 in Dunfermline, Fife. She died 24 Nov 1893 in Dunfermline.
Death: ~Dunfermline, fife 1893 p.141/422
Elizabeth Edward married to Henry Edward (ship pilot) at Charleston. Aged 75yrs. Father David Mercer (ploughman) dec. Mother Isabella Mercer ms Thomson (dec.). Cause of death: Age – no regular medical attendant. registered by daughter Margaret Edward

Elizabeth married Henry EDWARDS on 26 Apr 1840 in Dunfermline. Henry was born 1821 in Dunfermline.
On 1861 census with father David Mercer.

Henry and Elizabeth had the following children:

59 F i. Isabella Hutcheson EDWARDS was born 1844 in Charleston, Dunfermline.
60 F ii. Helen EDWARDS was born 1852 in Dunfermline and was christened 22 May 1853 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
61 M iii. John EDWARDS was born 1855 in Dunfermline.
62 F iv. Margaret Archibald Whyte EDWARDS was born 19 Mar 1859 in Dunfermline and was christened 24 Apr 1859 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
63 F v. Catherine Steel EDWARDS was born 1 Nov 1845 in Dunfermline and was christened 16 Nov 1845 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
64 F vi. Margaret EDWARDS was born 29 Oct 1861 in Dunfermline.
65 F vii. Isabella EDWARDS was christened 29 Aug 1841 in United Association Burgh Seceders, Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
66 M viii. David EDWARDS was born 1847.
67 M ix. Henry EDWARDS was born 1843.

 

27. William MERCER (George, James) was born 29 Oct 1809 in Dunfermline Landward, Fife. He died 2 May 1893 in Charleston, Dunfermline.
Birth: OPR 424/000009 FR2758
Death: GROS Dunfermline, Fife 1893 p.59/176

William Mercer (ploughman) widower of Agnes Millar aged 83yrs of Charlestown, Dunfermline. Father William Mercer (ploughman dec.) Mother Margaret Mercer ms Methven (dec.). Cause of death: Chronic bronchitis; senile debility. Registered by dau. Margaret Mercer.

William married Agnes MILLAR on 1837 in Ceres, Fife. Agnes was born 1809.
They had the following children:

68 M i. Andrew MERCER was born 15 Feb 1844 in Largo, Fife, Scotland.
69 F ii. Margaret MERCER was born 20 Jul 1845 in Largo, Fife, Scotland.
70 F iii. Agnes MERCER was born 22 Apr 1849 in Culross, Perth, Scotland.
71 M iv. William MERCER was born 1 Jun 1851 in Tulliallan, Perth, Scotland and was christened 29 Jun 1851 in Tulliallan, Perth, Scotland.

Generation 4
45. John MERCER (Robert, David, James) was born about 1838 in Dunfermline.
John married (1) Agnes BLYTHE (2), daughter of John BLYTH and Catherine MACKIE, on 9 Jun 1867 in Cattlehill, Aberdour Parish. Agnes was born 19 Dec 1847 in Beath, Fife and was christened 16 Jan 1848 in Beath.
All siblings of Agnes on 1851 census Beath apart from Catherine. Birth reg. as Blyth becomes Blythe on marriage certificate.

They had the following children:

72 F i. Catherine Mackie MERCER was born 29 Jun 1868 in Aberdour Parish, Fife.
73 M ii. Robert Blythe MERCER was born 15 Sep 1869 in Beath, Fife.
74 M iii. John Blyth MERCER was born 19 Jan 1871 in Aberdour Parish, Fife.
+ 75 M iv. George Blythe MERCER was born 23 Apr 1874 and died 1 Aug 1947.
76 M v. James MERCER was born 1877 in Aberdour Parish, Fife.
77 F vi. Agnes Cummings MERCER was born 1 Jul 1882 in Ballingry, Fife.
Agnes married William KINGHORN on 3 Jun 1910 in Ladybank, Collessie, Fife. William was born Unknown in Unknown.
78 M vii. David MERCER was born 27 Mar 1885 in Cardenbarns, Auchterderran, Fife.
John also married (2) Barbara HENDERSON. Barbara was born about 1850 in Kirkcaldy area.

 

53. Ann Wilkie MERCER (David, David, James) was born 1839 in Dunfermline. She died 20 Jul 1903 in 1 Abbot Place, Inverkeithing.
DEATH: Inverkeithing, Fife 1903 p.7/20
Ann Gavin (nurse, widow of Hugh Gavin,labourer) aged 63yrs. Father David Mercer (labourer dec.) Mother Ann White. Cause of Death: Spinal Meningitis 3mths. Registered by son Robert Gavin (his signature).

Ann married Hugh GAVIN, son of James GAVIN and Sarah LIVINGSTONE, on 18 May 1858 in Dunfermline. Hugh was born about 1835 in Castlemacadam, Wicklow, Ireland. He died 24 Oct 1902 in 1 Abbot Place, Inverkeithing.
Hugh enlisted in the Wicklow Rifles militia in November 1854 signing up at Rathdrum Towm. He transferred to the Royal Artillary in Dublin in January 1855. He was still based at the Dublin barracks when he married Ann Mercer in 1858. Hugh was in the Crimea where he received medals for the battle of Sebastapol and the Turkish medal. He served for nearly eight years in India and Burma being discharged just befor the birth of daughter Martha in Burma in 1876. His physical description is given as 5ft 6in; black hair; dark complexion and hazel eyes with a well built physique.

Death: Inverkeithing, Fife 1902 p.12/35
Hugh Gavin (labourer and army pensioner, married to Ann Mercer); aged 66yrs; Father —- Gavin, Mother Sarah Livingstone (both dec.) Cause of death: Cerebral Heamorrhage 1month. Registered by son Hugh Gavin (his signature) residing at 5 Callender Road, Falkirk

Fife, Dunfermline 1858 p.25/50
At North Chapel Street Dunfermline; Church of Scotland.
Hugh Gavin 23yrs of North Chapel Street, Dunfermline. Soldier Father James Gavin (Carpenter) dec. Mother Sarah Gavin MS Livingston
Ann Mercer 19yrs of Douglas Street, Dunfermline. Father David Mercer (Mariner) Mother Ann Mercer MS White
Witnesses: James McGill and Janet Healy

Hugh and Ann had the following children:

79 F i. Mary Ann GAVIN (3) was born 30 Oct 1859 in Dunfermline, Fife.
Marriage: Inverkeithing Fife 3rd June 1881 at Queen Street, Inverkeithing after banns according to the Church of Scotland.
Mary Ann Gavin 21 Factory worker Queen Street, Inverkeithing Father Hugh Gavin, labourer in saw mill; Mother Agnes Mercer (mistake Ann)
James McDonald, 22 Carter Queen Street, Inverkeithing. Father John McDonald, shoemaker; Mother ? Evans. married by John G. Robertson minister of Inverkeithing. Witnesses William McDonald and Sarah Gavin.
Death: Inverkeithing, Fife 1907 p.6/17
Mary Ann McDonald (married to James McDonald (Carter) aged 46 yrs.
Father Hugh Gavin (army pensioner, labourer, dec) Mother Ann Gavin MS Mercer. Cause of Death: Cancer of the Liver. Registered by James McDonald (his x mark) widower.
Mary married James MCDONALD (4) on 3 Jun 1881 in Queen Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. James was born about 1859 in Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
80 M ii. David GAVIN was born Mar Qtr 1863 in West Derby, 8b 482 England. He died 14 May 1889 in Abbot Place, Inverkeithing.
David was employed Sailor In 1881 Census.
DEATH: Inverkeithing Fife 1889 p.9/26
David Gavin (Seaman) single Aged 26yrs. Father Hugh Gavin (Carter); Mother Ann Gavin MS Mercer. Cause of death: Phthisis Pulmonaris 5mths. Registered by brother in law David Duff.

Birth: 1881 census record Inverkeithing, Fife

+ 81 F iii. Sarah Eliza GAVIN was born Sept Qtr 1864.
+ 82 F iv. Isabella GAVIN was born 1872.
83 F v. Martha GAVIN was born 1877 in Burma.
marriage: Inverkeithing, Fife 1998 p.4/8.
Martha Gavin 21 Housekeeper Abbot Place, Inverkeithing. Father Hugh Gavin, Nightwatchman in shipyard; Mother Ann Mercer.
Arthur Frank Davis 24 Engine Fitter, Abbot Place, Inverkeithing. Father Frank Davis Joiner journeyman; mother Joan Davis McDonald.
married by Wm. Stephen minister of Inverkeithing. Witnesses Alexander Gavin and Mary W. McLaren
Martha married (1) Arthur Frank DAVIS (5) on 29 Apr 1898 in Abbot Place, Inverkeithing. Arthur was born about 1874 in Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
Arthur was employed Engine Fitter.
Martha also married (2) John Kilgour ROSS (6) on 1 Jul 1911 in The Manse, Inverkeithing, Fife. John was born about 1876 in Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
John was employed Joiner (journeyman).
Marriage: Martha Duff 34 Widow Abbot Place
John Kilgour Ross 35 Bachelor 18 High Street, Inv. Father John Ross Army Pensioner (dec) and Dhristina Forsyth. Witnesses James Ross and Janet Duff
84 M vi. Hugh GAVIN was born 1879 in Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
+ 85 M vii. Robert GAVIN was born about 1882.
86 F viii. Helen GAVIN was born 1867 in Unknown. She died 24 Jan 1885 in Abbott Place, Inverkeithing, Fife.
DEATH: Inverkeithing, Fife 1885 p.2/6
Helen Gavin (factory worker, single) 17yrs. Father Hugh Gavin (Carter) Mother Ann Gavin MS Mercer. Cause of Death: phthisis Pulmonaris 6 months. Registered by father H. Gavin (his signature)

 

56. David MERCER (David, David, James) was born 2 Jan 1850 in Dunfermline, Fife.
David married Ann. Ann was born 1848 in Fossaway, Perth.
They had the following children:

87 M i. David MERCER was born 1870 in Burntisland, Fife.
88 M ii. John MERCER was born 1872 in Burntisland, Fife.
89 F iii. Clementina MERCER was born 1874 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
90 F iv. Agnes MERCER was born 1879 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
91 M v. Bazil MERCER was born 1880 in Inverkeithing, Fife.

58. Elizabeth MERCER (David, David, James) was born 1847 in Limekilns, Fife, Scotland.
Elizabeth married William ANDERSON. William was born 1852 in Gawkhall, Fife, Scotland.
They had the following children:

92 M i. John ANDERSON was born 1879 in Limekilns, Dunfermline Fife.

Generation 5
75. George Blythe MERCER (7) (John, Robert, David, James) was born 23 Apr 1874 in Aberdour, Fife. He died 1 Aug 1947 in Perthshire.
George was employed Gardener.
started as a ploughman. After marriage became coalpit labourer, then into service as gardener.

George married Ellen Beveridge CHAPLAIN “Helen” (8), daughter of David CHAPLAIN and Ellen BEVERIDGE, on 18 Aug 1899 in Kirkcaldy. Helen was born 16 Aug 1881 in Ballingry, Fife. She died 26 Apr 1961.

They had the following children:

+ 93 M i. Robert Blythe MERCER was born 19 Mar 1913 and died Feb 1992.

 

81. Sarah Eliza GAVIN (Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born Sept Qtr 1864 in Elham, Kent. Vol. 2a Page 765.
Sarah married (1) David DUFF, son of James DUFF and Janet SCOTLAND, on 4 Jun 1886 in Abbot Place, Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland. David was born about 12 Jul 1860 in Kilspindie, Perthshire. He died 1938 in Inverkeithing.
David was employed Quarryman.
was a quarry man, had been in Scots Guards at time of marriage

They had the following children:

94 F i. Ann Mercer DUFF (9) was born 1 Nov 1887 in Queen Street, Inverkeithing, Fife.
Ann was employed Factory Worker.
Ann married John MUIR (10), son of Alexander MUIR and Maggie HENDERSON, on 29 Dec 1905 in United Free Church, Inverkeithing, Fife. John was born about 1883 in Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
Inverkeithing, Fife 1905 p.8/16
John Muir (settmaker) 22yrs residing at 14 Queens Street, Inverkeithing. Father (Coal Miner) and Maggie Henderson (Factory Worker
Ann Mercer Duff (factory worker) 18yrs residing at 3 Abbot Place, Inverkeithing. Father David Duff (settmaker) Mother Sarah Duff MS Gavin
Witnesses: George Morgan and Janet Duff
95 F ii. Janet Scotland DUFF “Net” (11) was born 13 Jun 1889 in Queen Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. She died after 1965 in Spittalfield Road, Inverkeithing.
This was Auntie Net, my Nana’s elder sister.
Janet did not marry and died in the late 1960’s
96 M iii. Finlay DUFF “Cuddles” (12) was born 6 Mar 1891 in Abbot Place, Inverkeithing, Fife. He died about 1965 in Inverkeithing.
Cuddles never married and lived with his sister Net (Janet) in Spittalfield Road, Inverkeithing for many years. He had Lung cancer and it was thought he had beaten it but died several years later of a brain tumour. I remember him as a stout elderly gentleman who always wore an old fashioned waistcoat and gold pocket watch. He always had lots of time for us kids.
97 M iv. Hugh Gavin DUFF (13) was born 14 Oct 1892 in Hope Street, Inverkeithing, Fife.
Hugh was employed Sett Maker.
marriage witnesses: Arthur Frank Davis Duff; Grace Millar Adamson Kings Tcce Inverkeithing (aka Grace Chaplain ?)
Hugh married Margaret Hutton ADAMSON (14), daughter of James ADAMSON and Margaret GIBSON, on 6 Oct 1922 in ST Giles, Edinburgh by declaration. Margaret was born about 1893 in Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
Margaret was employed Paper Mill Worker.
marriage considered an ‘irregular marriage’ ie by declaration. Basically a special licence and registry office wedding.
98 F v. Davina DUFF (15) was born 3 Jul 1895 in Invertiel ? Road, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Fife. She died 18 May 1917 in 3 Abbot Place, Inverkeithing, Fife (parents).
Davina was employed Papermill Worker.
cause of death pulmonary TB. She was only 22 – another statistic of the dangers of factory work before present health and safety laws.
Davina married Robert DAVISON, son of Robert DAVISON and Barbara MUIR OR MAIR, on 7 Apr 1916 in St Peters Episcopal Church, Inverkeithing, Fife. Robert was born about 1893 in unknown, North Queensferry, Fife ? husband of Davina Duff.
Robert was employed Signal man RN voluntary reserve no 3/164 at marr.
witnesses at marriage Arthur Horton ? Ward; Mary Duff
+ 99 F vi. Mary Ann Gavin DUFF was born 6 May 1897 and died 18 Dec 1925.
+ 100 F vii. Sarah Eliza DUFF was born about 30 May 1899 and died 27 Aug 1981.
101 F viii. Rachel DUFF (16) was born 22 Jul 1901 in Queen Street, Inverkeithing. died sometime 1901
102 M ix. Arthur Frank Davis DUFF (17) was born 7 Sep 1902 in Abbot Place, Inverkeithing, Fife.
Arthur was employed Butcher.
marriage witnesses: Hugh Gavin Duff and Sarah Duff or Wadwell
Arthur married Eliza Donaldson LOW (18), daughter of George LOW and Elizabeth MYLES, on 10 Sep 1924 in St Giles, Edinburgh by declaration. Eliza was born about 1903 in Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
Eliza was employed Artists Model at time of marriage.
witnesses: Hugh Gavin Duff; Sarah Duff or Wadwell

Sarah was also not married (2) to William PEACOCK.
They had the following children:

103 F x. Ann PEACOCK was born Oct 1883 in Inverkeithing. She died 1 Oct 1884 in Abbot Place, Inverkeithing.
DEATH: Inverkeithing, Fife 1884 p.16/47
Ann Peacock (illegitimate)aged 11mths and 3wks; Father William Peacock (baker journeyman) Mother Sarah Gavin (factory worker).
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis 5mths as certified by D.D.C. Menzies LRCP&S Edinburgh; Registered by mother Sarah Gavin

 

82. Isabella GAVIN (Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1872 in India.
Isabella married Harry RYCE, son of Robert RYCE and Alison WALLACE, on 21 Aug 1891 in Prinlaws (?) Church, Leslie. Harry was born 1867 in Leslie?.
Leslie, Fife 1891 p.11/21
Harry Ryce (papermaker) 24 yrs, Hall Farm, Leslie. Father Robert Ryce (papermaker dec.) Mother Alison Ryce MS Wallace
Isabella Gavin (domestic servant) 21yrs, Hall Farm, Leslie. Father Hugh Gavin (coachman) Mother Ann Gavin MS Mercer.
Minister: James N. Hill, minister Prinlaw Church (of Scotland), Leslie.
Witnesses: James McGee and Martha Gavin

Harry and Isabella had the following children:

104 F i. Ann White RYCE was born 3 Dec 1891 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Ann married Thomas DREW.
105 M ii. Robert RYCE was born 8 Jul 1894 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Robert married (1) Annie STEWART.
Robert also married (2) Lindsay CHRISTIE.
106 F iii. Allison Wallace RYCE was born 1897 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Allison married David SIMPSON.
107 M iv. Harry RYCE was born 1902 in Longforgan, Perth. He died 1902 in Longforgan, Perth.
108 F v. Helen Sloggie RYCE was born 1902 in Longforgan, Perth. She died 1902 in Longforgan, Perth.
109 F vi. Martha Gavin RYCE was born 1904 in Longforgan, Perth. She died 1915 in Longforgan, Perth.
110 F vii. Isabella Gavin RYCE was born 1899 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Isabella married George FORRESTER.
111 M viii. Henry RYCE was born 1906 in Longforgan, Perth. He died 1906 in Longforgan, Perth.
112 M ix. David RYCE was born 1909 in Invergowrie, Perth.
+ 113 M x. Albert RYCE was born 23 Feb 1911 and died 15 May 1996.

 

85. Robert GAVIN (19) (Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born about 1882 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Marriage: 29/06/1904 at Links Hall High Street Burntisland by JS Finlayson minister of Burntisland.
Robert Gavin, 22 Joiner, Abbot Place, Inverkeithing. Father Hugh Gavin (dec) Mother Ann Mercer (dec).
Euphemia Allan 22 Domestic Servant Thistle Street, Burntisland. Father John Allan, Boilermaker (dec) Mother Mary McIntosh. Witnesses John Wallace and Janet McIntosh

Robert married Euphemia ALLAN (20) on 29 Jul 1904 in Burntisland, Fife. Euphemia was born about 1882 in Burntisland, Fife.
Burntisland, Fife p.9/17

They had the following children:

114 F i. Mary GAVIN (21) was born about 1905 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
married by the minister of the United Free Church of Scotland Inverkeithing at 43 Hope Street. Witnesses Hugh Gavin, 43 Hope Street. and Doris ? Gavin ? Admiralty Rd. Rosyth
Mary married Philip MORGAN (22) on 13 Oct 1926 in 43 Hope Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. Philip was born about 1905 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Philip was employed Papermill Worker.
living at Admiralty Road Rosyth at time of marriage. Father Philip Morgan mother Mary Lumsden.

Generation 6
93. Robert Blythe MERCER (23) (George Blythe, John, Robert, David, James) was born 19 Mar 1913 in Aberdour Fife. He died Feb 1992 in Bristol.
Robert was employed Gardener.
divorced 1961. Separated 1946. Married Edith 4 kids

Robert married (1) Edith COLE (24) on 1 Apr 1960 in Bristol. Edith was born about 1920 in England.
married after divorce qtr apr/may/june 1960 entry 7b p. 252

They had the following children:

115 F i. Desiree mother Edith Cole MERCER was born 1944 in England.

Robert also married (2) Janet Semple MCCALLUM “Jan” (25), daughter of Dugald MCCALLUM and Isabella DIXON, on 6 Sep 1934 in St. Giles District, Edinburgh. Jan was born 8 Jun 1913 in Kilsyth. She died 1997 in Dunfermline.

Jan was employed Weaver.

They had the following children:

116 F ii. Anne MERCER was born about 1932 in Dunfermline (died at 3 months).
+ 117 F iii. Unity Chaplin MERCER was born 27 Feb 1937.
+ 118 M iv. Robert Blythe MERCER was born 1942.

 

99. Mary Ann Gavin DUFF (26) (Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 6 May 1897 in 49 Bridgeton, Kirkcaldy, Fife. She died 18 Dec 1925 in 3 Abbot Place, Inverkeithing (parents home).
Mary was employed Paper Mill Worker.
mary ann died of chronic pleurisy and TB of the Larynx, a horrible lingering death. Probably no coincidence she worked amongst paper fibres all day.

witnesses at marriage: William Tracey, Shamrock Tcce, Inverkeithing; Martha Duff, Abbot Place

Mary married Henry MCGRATH (27), son of Terence MCGRATH and Rose Ann CONWAY, on 9 Jun 1923 in RC Chapel, Jamestown, Inverkeithing, Fife. Henry was born about 1897 in Jamestown, Inverkeithing, Fife ?.
Henry was employed Auctioneer.
Henry McGrath remarried and emigrated to USA sometime after Mary Ann’s death.

They had the following children:

+ 119 F i. Sarah MCGRATH was born about 1924 and died about 1972.

 

100. Sarah Eliza DUFF “Nan” (28) (Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born about 30 May 1899 in Inverkeithing. She died 27 Aug 1981 in Inverkeithing.

Death Reference Number : 012961

Nan married William Henry WADWELL, son of Edward Henry WADWELL “Henry” and Annie Amelia SCARBOROUGH, on 22 Dec 1920 in St Peters Episcopal Church, Inverkeithing, Fife. William was born about 1897 in London. He died about 1966 in Inverkeithing.
GROS Inverkeithing, Fife p.19/37

William Henry Wadwell 25yrs Able Seaman R.N. address: Commander in Chief’s Office Rosyth. Father Henry Edward Wadwell (gas work labourer) Mother Mary Anne (error) Wadwell ms Scarborough.

Sarah Eliza Duff 21 yrs (paper mill worker – overhauler) address: 3 Abbot Place, Inverkeithing. Father David Duff (sett maker) Mother Sarah Eliza Duff ms Gavin.

Witnesses: Albert John Gray and Maisie Duff

William and Nan had the following children:

+ 120 M i. Edward David Gavin WADWELL was born 23 Jul 1926 and died 1974.
+ 121 F ii. Vera WADWELL was born about 1931.
+ 122 M iii. William Henry WADWELL was born 9 Feb 1936 and died 6 May 1998.
+ 123 F iv. Beryl WADWELL was born 9 Feb 1936.

 

113. Albert RYCE (Isabella GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 23 Feb 1911 in Invergowrie, Perth. He died 15 May 1996 in Dundee.

Papermill worker. All Ryce info from John Duncan.

Albert married Elizabeth Margaret ROBBIE on 25 Jul 1936 in Dundee ?. Elizabeth was born 3 Mar 1913 in Benvie, Scotland. She died 11 Sep 2003 in Dundee.

They had the following children:

+ 124 F i. Norma Elizabeth RYCE was born 1939.

Generation 7
117. Unity Chaplin MERCER (Robert Blythe, George Blythe, John, Robert, David, James) was born 1937 in Dunfermline.
Unity married William Henry WADWELL “Billy”, son of William Henry WADWELL and Sarah Eliza DUFF “Nan”, on 25 Aug 1956 in North Queensferry. Billy was born 9 Feb 1936 in Inverkeithing. He died 6 May 1998 in Dunfermline.
Billy was employed Plaster Technician.
Billy was in the RAF as a catering clerk for 18 years (including 3 national service) serving in Cyprus and Aden during crisis years. On leaving the RAF in 1974 he did several jobs before going back to Rosyth Dockyard where he had done his apprenticeship as a shipwright. He eventually accepted severence payment in 1985 by which time Billy had worked his way up to a PTO2 level as an estimater. He decided to follow his inclinations and try something new, training as a plaster technicion. This was the job he loved working with patients.

Billy was a self educated man who had great interest in current affairs, politics, history and everything around him. He was a semi professional photographer who drove his wife daft when he turned the hall cupboard into his dark room. He appreciated music and taught himself to play the keyboard. Billy also wrote poetry, some of which he managed to get published. He was also writing a book on past Inverkeithing when he died of a massive stroke at the age of 62.

They had the following children:

+ 125 F i. Linda Anne WADWELL was born 1957.
126 F ii. Janet WADWELL was born 1962 in Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent, England.

Janet has many strings to her bow training first as a PA, then as an electrical engineer. She eventually settled on being a computer programmer and is now a computer network analyst.

Janet married Patrick CONNOR on 19 Apr 1997 in St Leonard’s Parish Church, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Patrick was born 1963 in Glasgow.
Janet and Pat married late and have been denied the children they would have liked.

+ 127 F iii. Sheila WADWELL was born 1965.
128 F iv. Kay Sheena WADWELL was born 1975 in Dunfermline.

118. Robert Blythe MERCER (Robert Blythe, George Blythe, John, Robert, David, James) was born 1942 in Dunfermline.
Robert married Sue JARVIS in Coldingham, Borders, Scotland. Sue was born about 1950 in England.
They had the following children:

129 F i. Caroline Anne MERCER was born about 1969 in Hull, England.
named after first child of parents born the year before which died of gastro enteritis aged 10 days
130 M ii. Robert Donovan MERCER was born about 1972 in Hull, England.
131 M iii. < details withheld >

119. Sarah MCGRATH (29) (Mary Ann Gavin DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born about 1924 in Inverkeithing, Fife. She died about 1972.
Sarah was brought up by her mother’s family. She was widowed young when Bill died of a heart attack. She died of cancer sometime in the early 1970’s. She worked in the local co-op for many years before her death.

Sarah married William PRATTIS. William was born about 1924 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
They had the following children:

132 M i. William PRATTIS “Billy” (30) was born about 1945 in Inverkeithing, Fife.

Billy was in the merchant navy for a long time. He married and had 2 sons and a daughter called Gillian (b. about 1976). Billy had the Duff trademark red hair as does daughter Gillian.

120. Edward David Gavin WADWELL (Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 23 Jul 1926 in Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland. He died 1974 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Eddie was active in local politics serving as an SNP councillor for Inverkeithing during the late sixties and early seventies. His premature death from heart disease was a shock to this small community as well as family and friends. Eddie was an Engineer at Rosyth Dockyard.

Edward married Margaret Monaghon TURNBULL on 31 Dec 1949 in Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland. Margaret was born 1929 in Fife, Scotlland.

Margaret is still living. She did not remarry.

They had the following children:

+ 133 F i. Jacquiline WADWELL was born 1951.
+ 134 M ii. Derek WADWELL was born 1953.

121. Vera WADWELL (Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born about 1931 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Vera married Peter CONNELLY. Peter was born about 1930 in Dunfermline area.
They had the following children:

135 M i. Miles CONNELLY was born about 1952 in Inverkeithing.

Miles married Margaret on 1978 in Inverkeithing, Fife. Margaret was born 1955 in Inverkeithing, Fife.
Miles and Margaret have not been blessed with children much to their regret.

+ 136 F ii. Denise CONNELLY was born 20 Dec 1960.

 

122. William Henry WADWELL “Billy” (Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 9 Feb 1936 in Inverkeithing. He died 6 May 1998 in Dunfermline.
Billy was employed Plaster Technician.
Billy was in the RAF as a catering clerk for 18 years (including 3 national service) serving in Cyprus and Aden during crisis years. On leaving the RAF in 1974 he did several jobs before going back to Rosyth Dockyard where he had done his apprenticeship as a shipwright. He eventually accepted severence payment in 1985 by which time Billy had worked his way up to a PTO2 level as an estimater. He decided to follow his inclinations and try something new, training as a plaster technicion. This was the job he loved working with patients.

Billy was a self educated man who had great interest in current affairs, politics, history and everything around him. He was a semi professional photographer who drove his wife daft when he turned the hall cupboard into his dark room. He appreciated music and taught himself to play the keyboard. Billy also wrote poetry, some of which he managed to get published. He was also writing a book on past Inverkeithing when he died of a massive stroke at the age of 62.

Billy married Unity Chaplin MERCER, daughter of Robert Blythe MERCER and Janet Semple MCCALLUM “Jan”, on 25 Aug 1956 in North Queensferry. Unity was born 1937 in Dunfermline.
They had the following children:

+ 137 F i. Linda Anne WADWELL was born 1957.
138 F ii. Janet WADWELL was born 1962 in Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent, England.

Janet has many strings to her bow training first as a PA, then as an electrical engineer. She eventually settled on being a computer programmer and is now a computer network analyst.

Janet married Patrick CONNOR on 19 Apr 1997 in St Leonard’s Parish Church, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Patrick was born 1963 in Glasgow.
Janet and Pat married late and have been denied the children they would have liked.

+ 139 F iii. Sheila WADWELL was born 1965.
140 F iv. Kay Sheena WADWELL was born 1975 in Dunfermline.

123. Beryl WADWELL (Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1936 in Inverkeithing, twin of William.
Beryl married Tommy MCNAUGHTON. Tommy was born about 1935 in Dunfermline area.
They had the following children:

141 M i. Russell MCNAUGHTON was born about 1959 in Inverkeithing.

Russell has never married.

 

124. Norma Elizabeth RYCE (Albert RYCE, Isabella GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1939 in Invergowrie, Perth.
Norma married John DUNCAN on 12 Jul 1961 in Dundee. John was born 1938 in Dundee.
They had the following children:

142 F i. Lesley Elizabeth DUNCAN was born 1964 in Hong Kong.
143 F ii. Gail Helen DUNCAN was born 1966 in Hong Kong.
144 F iii. Nicola Margaret DUNCAN was born 1967 in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Generation 8
125. Linda Anne WADWELL (Unity Chaplin MERCER, Robert Blythe, George Blythe, John, Robert, David, James) was born 20 Dec 1957 in North Queensferry.
Special Needs Teacher.

Linda married (1) Gregor Charles JONES, son of William Charles JONES and Irene MACGREGOR, on 27 Aug 1977 in Inverkeithing. Gregor was born 1956 in Rosyth.
divorced 11th February 1986

They had the following children:

145 F i. Angela Irene TEMPLE was born in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

Angela is birth registered as Angela Irene Jones. She adopted her stepfather’s surname of Temple.

Angela is a part qualified accountant and as yet unmarried.

146 M ii. Kenneth JONES (31) was born 13 Mar 1980 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife. He died 15 Mar 1980.

born 11 weeks premature, Kenneth only survived for 36 hours.

147 M iii. Robert William TEMPLE was born 1984 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

Linda also married (2) Keith TEMPLE, son of Robert TEMPLE “Bobby” and Joyce Mary Lane WATSON, on 2 Jul 1988 in Inverkeithing. Keith was born 1961 in Dunfermline.
Keith was employed Lorry Driver.
They had the following children:

148 F iv. Leona Claire TEMPLE was born 1990 in Dunfermline.

127. Sheila WADWELL (Unity Chaplin MERCER, Robert Blythe, George Blythe, John, Robert, David, James) was born 12 Sep 1965 in Hackgreen, Crewe, Cheshire, England.
Sheila was not married (1) to Andrew CLOUGH “Andy”. Andy was born 1970 in Crossgates, Dunfermline.
Andy is a train engineer.

They had the following children:

149 M i. Lewis CLOUGH was born 1998 in Dunfermline.
150 M ii. Elliot CLOUGH was born 2002 in Dunfermline.

Sheila also married (2) John MERRILL. John was born 1958 in Worksop, Yorkshire.
They had the following children:

+ 151 F iii. Rachael MERRILL was born 1983.

 

133. Jacquiline WADWELL (Edward David Gavin WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1951 in Dunfermline, Fife.
Jacquiline married Norman Ferguson WALLACE on 1970 in St Peters Episcopal Church, Inverkeithing, Fife. Norman was born 1948 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.
They had the following children:

+ 152 F i. Lisa Ann WALLACE was born 1973.
153 M ii. Malcolm Edward James WALLACE was born 1975 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

 

134. Derek WADWELL (Edward David Gavin WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1953 in Inverkeithing.
Derek married Eileen NOT SURE. Eileen was born about 1949 in England.
Eileen had 3 children when she married Derek – Carla, Kirsty and Danae. They emigrated to Canada about 1990 and now live on the East coast. Carla and Kirsty did not emigrate with them. Derek is a Joiner.

Derek and Eileen had the following children:

154 M i. Stewart WADWELL was born about 1977 in Dunfermline.

 

136. Denise CONNELLY (Vera WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1960 in Inverkeithing.
Denise was employed Nurse.
Married to Robert. 2 Kids.

Denise married Robert NEILL on 1982 in Inverkeithing, Fife. Robert was born 1959 in Unknown.
They had the following children:

155 M i. Conner was born 1990 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

Conner has Down’s Syndrome, but is doing very well.

156 F ii. Collette Cathryn Sara NEILL was born 1997 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

137. Linda Anne WADWELL (William Henry WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1957 in North Queensferry.
Special Needs Teacher.

Linda married (1) Gregor Charles JONES, son of William Charles JONES and Irene MACGREGOR, on 27 Aug 1977 in Inverkeithing. Gregor was born 1956 in Rosyth.
divorced 11th February 1986

They had the following children:

157 F i. Angela Irene TEMPLE was born 1979 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

Angela is birth registered as Angela Irene Jones. She adopted her stepfather’s surname of Temple.

Angela is a part qualified accountant and as yet unmarried.

158 M ii. Kenneth JONES31 was born 1980 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife. He died 15 Mar 1980.

born 11 weeks premature, Kenneth only survived for 36 hours.

159 M iii. Robert William TEMPLE was born 1984 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.

Linda also married (2) Keith TEMPLE, son of Robert TEMPLE “Bobby” and Joyce Mary Lane WATSON, on 1988 in Inverkeithing. Keith was born 1961 in Dunfermline.
Keith was employed Lorry Driver.
They had the following children:

160 F iv. Leona Claire TEMPLE was born 1990 in Dunfermline.

 

139. Sheila WADWELL (William Henry WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 12 Sep 1965 in Hackgreen, Crewe, Cheshire, England.
Sheila was not married (1) to Andrew CLOUGH “Andy”. Andy was born 1970 in Crossgates, Dunfermline.
Andy is a train engineer.
They had the following children:

161 M i. Lewis CLOUGH was born 1998 in Dunfermline.
162 M ii. Elliot CLOUGH was born 2002 in Dunfermline.

Sheila also married (2) John MERRILL. John was born 1958 in Worksop, Yorkshire.

They had the following children:

+ 163 F iii. Rachael MERRILL was born 1983.

Generation 9
151. Rachael MERRILL (Sheila WADWELL, Unity Chaplin MERCER, Robert Blythe, George Blythe, John, Robert, David, James) was born in 1983 in Portsmouth.
Rachael married Douglas COVILLE on 2003 in Dunfermline Town House, Fife, Scotland. Douglas was born 1975 in Fife, Scotlland.
Douglas has a son Daniel now 10 yrs from a previous relationship who lives with them full time. Rachael did really well taking on a stepson at the tender age of 20yrs. She is expecting another baby in February 2006

Douglas and Rachael had the following children:

164 M i. Ewan COVILLE was born Aug 2003 in Forth Park Maternity Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

152. Lisa Ann WALLACE (Jacquiline WADWELL, Edward David Gavin WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born 1973 in Dunfermline Maternity Hospital, Fife.
She had the following children:

165 M i. Callum Matthew WALLACE was born 1996 in Gobowen.

 

163. Rachael MERRILL (Sheila WADWELL, William Henry WADWELL, Sarah Eliza DUFF, Sarah Eliza GAVIN, Ann Wilkie MERCER, David, David, James) was born in 1983 in Portsmouth.
Rachael married Douglas COVILLE on 2003 in Dunfermline Town House, Fife, Scotland. Douglas was born 1975 in Fife, Scotlland.
Douglas has a son Daniel now 10 yrs from a previous relationship who lives with them full time. Rachael did really well taking on a stepson at the tender age of 20yrs. She is expecting another baby in February 2006

Douglas and Rachael had the following children:

166 M i. Ewan COVILLE was born Aug 2003 in Forth Park Maternity Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Appendix A: Sources
Note that before any of the reference links below can be used, the appropriate generation must be visible above. So if any of the reference links below does not work, expand all the generations above and try the link again.

1 Source Of Data. IGI.
2 Source Of Data. GRO; IGI; 1851 census.
3 Source Of Data. marriage record.
4 Source Of Data. GROS marriage record p4/8.
5 Source Of Data. GROS marriage record.
6 Source Of Data. GROS marriage record.
7 Source Of Data. records.
8 Source Of Data. GROS birth/death records.
9 Source Of Data. GROS birth 46/138; marriage 8/16.
10 Source Of Data. GROS marriage 8/16.
11 Source Of Data. GROS p.27 entry no. 79.
12 Source Of Data. GROS birth 5/15.
13 Source Of Data. GROS p23/69 birth; marriage 537/1074.
14 Source Of Data. GROS 537/1074.
15 Source Of Data. GROS: birth 106/316; marriage 6/12; death 18/53.
16 Source Of Data. GROS 19/55.
17 Source Of Data. GROS: birth24/72; marriage 454/908;.
18 Source Of Data. GROS: marriage 454/908.
19 Source Of Data. marriage record GROS.
20 Source Of Data. GROS marriage record.
21 Source Of Data. GROS marriage record.
22 Source Of Data. GROS marriage record.
23 Source Of Data. birth/marriage certificates/granddaughter.
24 Source Of Data. GROS list 1837online.
25 Source Of Data. granddaughter.
26 Source Of Data. GROS: birth 83/247; marriage 6/12; death 15/45.
27 Source Of Data. GROS: marriage 6/12.
28 Source Of Data. death certificate/granddaughter.
29 Source Of Data. Family.
30 Source Of Data. family.
31 Source Of Data. Mother/Gros.

 

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