Isabella Burgess MercerAge: 79 years18681947

Name
Isabella Burgess Mercer
Given names
Isabella Burgess
Surname
Mercer
Birth September 13, 186811:00 23
Birth of a half-sisterAgnes Mercer
December 20, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Census April 2, 1871 (Age 2 years)
Address: 113 - Easter Kennoway
Marriage of a parentAndrew ThomsonIsobella MercerView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 20, 1875 (Age 7 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherAndrew Mercer
June 22, 1878 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Neuralgia and immediate cause of death supposed heart disease - 8 days
Death of a motherIsobella Mercer
November 26, 1878 (Age 10 years)
Cause: (Supposed) Consumption six months.
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 12 years)
Address: 2 Irelands Row
Death of a maternal grandmotherAgnes Dunsyre
October 10, 1887 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Annie McAuslan
1889 (Age 20 years)
Religious marriageJames HepburnView this family
June 5, 1891 (Age 22 years)
Note: After Banns According to the forms of the Church of Scotland
Occupation
Flaxmill Worker
1891 (Age 22 years)

Adoption of a daughterAnnie McAuslan

Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Death September 17, 1947 (Age 79 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
herself
Isabella Burgess Mercer
Birth: September 13, 1868 23Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: September 17, 194784 Randolph Street, Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland
Mother’s family with Unknown Bennet? - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
half-sister
Mother’s family with Andrew Thomson - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: September 20, 1875Methil, Fife, Scotland
Family with James Hepburn - View this family
husband
herself
Isabella Burgess Mercer
Birth: September 13, 1868 23Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: September 17, 194784 Randolph Street, Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland
Marriage: June 5, 1891Cameron Bridge, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
-17 months
daughter

Census
1871 Scottish Census - Isobel Mercer née Burgess household .start_formatted_area. .b.Name|.b.Relation|.b.MC|.b.Age|.b.Sex|.b.Occupation|.b.Birthplace| Isabella Mercer|Head|Wid|72|F||Fife, Kennoway| Alexander Mercer|son|U|43|M|Labourer|Fife, Kennoway| Isobella Mercer|Granddaughter|U|25|F||Fife, Methil| Isabella McCallum|GGranddaughter||2|F||Fife, Kennoway| Agnes Bennet|GGranddaughter||4m|F||Fife, Kennoway| .end_formatted_area.
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
Marriage
After Banns According to the forms of the Church of Scotland
Note
(Notes from Dorothy Cross) Illegitimate (Father's name not recorded on Birth Certificate). - Named on 1871 Census as Isabella McCallum - Possibly named as Isabella Malcolm on 1881 census (sounds similar to "McCallum.") - Interestingly she was named as Isabella Mercer Burgess, not Burgess Mercer, on the Marriage Certificate so whether she changed it round for some reason I don't know, but my Gran's sister Isabella Mercer Burgess Bogie was named after her in 1892. - They may have met through Mercer family ties because in 1891 James Hepburn was a lodger at Rosie Street, Wemyss in the household of Stephen Peggie and his wife Janet Mercer, Isabella's Aunt. The John Hepburn also living in the same house was James's uncle.