William MercerAge: 6218301892

Name
William Mercer
Given names
William
Surname
Mercer
Birth 20 August 1830 28 33
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 2)
Note: Old Parish Register Details
Occupation
Coal Miner. Ironstone Miner. Labourer

Note: Employment History
Baptism of a brotherJames Mercer
26 May 1833 (Age 2)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJean Dalrymple
1843 (Age 12)

Death of a fatherJames Mercer
1844 (Age 13)

MarriageAgnes MartinView this family
3 March 1851 (Age 20)
Shared note: Marriage Details.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Agnes Mercer
about 1851 (Age 20)
Census 30 March 1851 (Age 20)
Birth of a son
#2
James Mercer
about 1853 (Age 22)
Birth of a son
#3
Robert Mercer
26 October 1855 (Age 25)
Birth of a son
#4
William Mercer
26 September 1857 (Age 27)
Death of a sonWilliam Mercer
estimated 1858 (Age 27)

Birth of a son
#5
Alexander Mercer
30 May 1859 (Age 28)
Census 7 April 1861 (Age 30)
Birth of a son
#6
William Mercer
27 March 1862 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Isabella Burgess Mercer
16 July 186419:00 (Age 33)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Stewart Mercer
26 November 1867 (Age 37)
Marriage of a childJoseph CowanAgnes MercerView this family
31 December 1869 (Age 39)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Agnes Martin Cowan
1872 (Age 41)
Marriage of a childJames MercerCatherine HunterView this family
10 April 1874 (Age 43)
Birth of a grandson
#2
William Mercer
8 November 1874 (Age 44)
Death of a motherIsobel ‘Isabella’ Burgess
10 January 187522:00 (Age 44)
Marriage of a childRobert MercerMargaret Rattray CowanView this family
29 December 1876 (Age 46)
Birth of a grandson
#3
William Cowan
1877 (Age 46)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Elizabeth Penman Mercer
1877 (Age 46)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Alexander Mercer
about 1878 (Age 47)
Birth of a grandson
#6
William Mercer
1878 (Age 47)
Marriage of a childAlexander MercerChristina WilliamsonView this family
22 February 1878 (Age 47)
Death of a brotherAndrew Mercer
22 June 1878 (Age 47)
Cause: Neuralgia and immediate cause of death supposed heart disease - 8 days
Birth of a grandson
#7
Joseph Cowan
1879 (Age 48)
Birth of a grandson
#8
William Mercer
27 September 1879 (Age 49)

Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Alexandrina Mercer
1879 (Age 48)
Birth of a grandson
#10
James Mercer
about 1880 (Age 49)
Death of a wifeAgnes Martin
5 July 1880 (Age 49)
Census 3 April 1881 (Age 50)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Isabella Mercer Cowan
23 September 1881 (Age 51)
Birth of a grandson
#12
Robert Cowan Mercer
19 March 1882 (Age 51)

Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Agnes Martin Mercer
1883 (Age 52)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Agnes Martin Mercer
24 March 1884 (Age 53)

Birth of a grandson
#15
Joseph Cowan Mercer
10 April 1886 (Age 55)

Birth of a grandson
#16
John Scott
1887 (Age 56)
Marriage of a childJohn ScottIsabella Burgess MercerView this family
8 April 1887 (Age 56)
Shared note: Marriage Details.
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Janet Cowan Mercer
27 March 1888 (Age 57)
Birth of a grandson
#18
William Scott
19 August 188811:00 (Age 57)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Agnes Martin ‘Aggie’ Scott
4 February 189006:00 (Age 59)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Margaret Cowan Mercer
29 April 1890 (Age 59)

Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Helen Scott
20 February 1892 (Age 61)
Death 15 November 1892 (Age 62)
Cause of death: Cardiac disease - 2 years
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 8 January 1825Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
3 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
Family with Agnes Martin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 3 March 1851Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
10 months
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
23 months
son
20 months
son
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter

Birth
In the parish register entry the name Andrew has been written, then crossed out and replaced with William.
Marriage
Marriage Details. The Old Parish Register for Kennoway, Fife gives the marriage date and location as 3rd March 1851 Methil. Daughter Isabella's birth certificate gives the date and place as "March 1851 Leven."
Census
1851 Scottish Census - Robert Martin and Agnes Cairns household Book 5 page 022-023 Methil .start_formatted_area. .b.Name|.b.Relation|.b.MC|.b.Age|.b.Sex|.b.Occupation|.b.Birthplace| Robert Martin|Head|S|48|M|Shoemaker|Fife, Cults| Agnes Martin|wife|S|48|F||Fife, Wemyss| Alexander Martin|son|S|19|M|Weaver|Fife, Wemyss| Stewart Martin|daughter|S|16|F|Millworker|Fife, Wemyss| Robert Martin|son|S|13|M|Millworker|Fife, Wemyss| Mary Martin|daughter|S|9|F|Scholar|Fife, Wemyss| Thomas Syme|lodger|S|-|M|Weaver|Fife, Wemyss| William Mercer|son-in-law|M|21|M|Labourer|Fife, Kennoway| Agnes Mercer|daughter|M|23|F||Fife, Wemyss| .end_formatted_area.
Census
1861 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Cairns household .start_formatted_area. .b.Name|.b.Relation|.b.MC|.b.Age|.b.Sex|.b.Occupation|.b.Birthplace| William Mercer|Head|M|30|M|Labourer|Fife, Kennoway| Agnes Mercer|Wife|M|31|F||Fife, Wemyss| Agnes Mercer|Daughter|S|10|F|Scholar|Fife, Wemyss| James Mercer|Son|S|8|M|Scholar|Fife, Kennoway| Alexander Mercer|Son|S|2|M||Fife, Kennoway| .end_formatted_area. Number people Blind, Deaf or Dumb: 0 Number children at school: 2 Number rooms with one or more windows: 1
Census
1881 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Martin household Address: Irelands Row .start_formatted_area. .b.Name|.b.Relation|.b.MC|.b.Age|.b.Sex|.b.Occupation|.b.Birthplace William Mercer|Head|W|49|M|Coal Miner|Fife, Kennoway| William Mercer|son|S|19|M|Coal Miner|Fife, Kennoway| Isabella Mercer|daughter|S|17|F|General Dom Servant|Fife, Dunfermline| Stewart Mercer|daughter|S|13|F|Scholar|Fife, Auchtertool| Isabella Malcolm|Boarder|S|12|F|Scholar|Fife, Kennoway| .end_formatted_area. Note: Four houses in this small street contained Mercers. They included three Mercer-Cowan families: William Mercer and Agnes Martin Joseph Cowan and Agnes Mercer Robert Mercer and Margaret Cowan Alexander Mercer and Janet Cowan
Occupation
Employment History 03/03/1851 Coal Miner (Marriage Certificate) 30/03/1851 Labourer (1851 Scottish Census) 26/10/1855 Ironstone Miner (Child's Birth Certificate) 07/04/1861 Labourer (1861 Scottish Census) 16/07/1864 Coal Miner (Child's Birth Certificate) 03/04/1881 Coal Miner (1881 Scottish Census) 15/11/1892 Coal Miner (Death Certificate)