Andrew MercerAge: 53 years18251878

Name
Andrew Mercer
Given names
Andrew
Surname
Mercer
Birth 9 April 1825 23 28
Baptism 8 May 1825 (Age 29 days)
Birth of a brotherAlexander Mercer
1 April 1827 (Age 23 months)
Baptism of a brotherAlexander Mercer
April 1827 (Age 23 months)
Note: Baptised by the Rev Patrick Wright
Birth of a brotherWilliam Mercer
20 August 1830 (Age 5 years)
Note: In the parish register entry the name Andrew has been written, then crossed out and replaced with William.
Birth of a brotherJames Mercer
21 May 1833 (Age 8 years)
Note: Old Parish Register Details
Baptism of a brotherJames Mercer
26 May 1833 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a son
#1
James Mercer
20 February 1841 (Age 15 years)
Occupation
Coal Miner
1841 (Age 15 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherJean Dalrymple
1843 (Age 17 years)

Burial of a maternal grandmotherJean Dalrymple
14 February 1843 (Age 17 years)
Note: OPR mortcloth entry:
Death of a fatherJames Mercer
1844 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Isobella Mercer
5 April 1845 (Age 19 years)
Note: Birth entry states, "Andrew Mercer, Collier and Agnes Dunsyre had a daughter born in fornication on the 5th of April 1845 and baptised by the Rev Mr Ross, Kennoway, named Isobella Mercer."
MarriageAgnes DunsyreView this family
6 March 1846 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#3
William Mercer
10 April 1846 (Age 21 years)
Occupation
Collier
1846 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Janet Mercer
1850 (Age 24 years)
Census 30 March 1851 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Mercer
1853 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#6
Alexander Mercer
4 October 1854 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Andrew Mercer
29 October 1856 (Age 31 years)
Occupation
Engineer
1856 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8
Ann Mercer
6 February 1859 (Age 33 years)
Occupation
Iron Miner
1859 (Age 33 years)

Census 7 April 1861 (Age 35 years)
Address: 69 Muirhouses
Birth of a son
#9
George Brown Mercer
1 June 1861 (Age 36 years)
Occupation
Coal Miner
1861 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#10
Agnes Mercer
16 May 1863 (Age 38 years)
Occupation
Coal Miner
1863 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a son
#11
John Mercer
6 May 1865 (Age 40 years)
Occupation
Coal Miner
1865 (Age 39 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Isabella Burgess Mercer
13 September 186811:00 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childStephen PeggieJanet MercerView this family
27 May 1870 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Agnes Mercer
20 December 1870 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
David Peggie
1871 (Age 45 years)
Census 2 April 1871 (Age 45 years)
Address: West Wemyss
Occupation
Pit Carpenter
1871 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Agnes Peggie
1872 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Margaret Peggie
1874 (Age 48 years)

Death of a motherIsobel ‘Isabella’ Burgess
10 January 187522:00 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew ThomsonIsobella MercerView this family
Type: Religious marriage
20 September 1875 (Age 50 years)
Occupation
Watchmaker
1875 (Age 49 years)

Occupation
Clock and watchmaker
1876 (Age 50 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6
Andrew Peggie
1877 (Age 51 years)
Occupation
Sawyer
1878 (Age 52 years)

Death 22 June 1878 (Age 53 years)
Cause of death: Neuralgia and immediate cause of death supposed heart disease - 8 days
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 8 January 1825Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
3 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Family with Agnes Dunsyre - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 6 March 1846Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
-5 years
son
James Mercer
Birth: 20 February 1841 15 22Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
Death: 12 January 1908Kennoway Road, Windygates, Fife, Scotland
4 years
daughter
1 year
son
5 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
21 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
23 months
daughter
2 years
son

Census1851 Scottish Census - Andrew Mercer and Agnes Dunsyre household

Kennoway, Village of Baintown, Page 10 Address: 35 Clinkhill

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
Andrew MercerHeadM25MCoalminerFife, Kennoway
Agnes MercerWifeM30FFife, Wemyss
James MercerSonS10MScholarFife, Wemyss
William MercerSonS4Mat homeFife, Wemyss
Janet MercerDaughterS9mFFife, Kennoway

Census1861 Scottish Census - Andrew Mercer and Agnes Dunsyre household

Parish 410 Auchterderran, Book 006, Page 037 Address: 69 Muirhouses Number people Blind, Deaf or Dumb 0 Number children at school 3 Number rooms with one or more windows 2

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
Andrew MercerHeadM36MCoal MinerFife, Kennoway
Agnes MercerWifeM40FFife, Wemyss
James MercerSonS18MCoal DrawerFife, Wemyss
Isobella MercerDaughterS16FFactory WorkerFife, Methil
William MercerSonS14MCoal DrawerFife, Methil
Janet MercerDaughterS10FScholarFife, Kennoway
Mary MercerDaughterS8FScholarFife, Kennoway
Alexander MercerSonS6MScholarFife, Beath
Andrew MercerSonS4MFife, Auchterderran
Ann MercerDaughterS2FFife, Auchterderran

Census1871 Scottish Census - Andrew Mercer and Agnes Dunsyre household

459 Wemyss, Book 001, page 020 Address: West Wemyss Number people Blind, Deaf or Dumb 0 Number children at school 2 Number rooms with one or more windows 2

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationBirthplaceInfirm
Andrew MercerHeadM45MPit CarpenterFife, Kennoway
Agnes MercerwifeM53FFife, Wemyss
Stephen PeggieLodgerM21MCoal LabourerFife, Wemyss
Janet PeggieLodgerM20FFife, Kennoway
Andrew MercersonS14MCoal DrawerFife, Auchterderran
Ann MercerdaughterS12FScholarFife, Auchterderran
George MercersonS9MScholarFife, Auchterderran
David PeggieGrandsonS8mMFife, Wemyss

Note
Entry from Fife Family History Society journal for Oct 2000. From article "The Fife Kalendar", court records, "Andrew Mercer, clock and watchmaker in Kennoway, received 3 months imprisonment at Cupar jail at the CSC 1 May 1876 for assaulting his wife, Agnes Dunsire." This also reported in the Edinburgh Evening News of 12 May 1876. Andrew Mercer, Kennoway, 3 months for kicking and otherwise abusing his wife. Court at Cupar.
Shared note
Newspaper article - Andrew Mercer and Agnes Dunsire: At a Jury Court held on Thirsday at Cupar, Andrew Mercer, Kennoway, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, without the option of a fine, for kicking and otherwise maltreating his wife. It was stated in defense that the woman was of dissipated habits, and that the injuries had only been inflicted in self-defence, but Sheriff Bell said there was no justification for a man assaulting his wife.
Note
Date of Betrothal: 14/Feb/1846