George was the son of George Mercer and his wife, Mary Inglis. George (senior) was born 16 Oct 1696 in Balgowan, Perthshire, Scotland, where he became a master mason. He left Perth in 1718 and relocated to London, England
It has come to our attention that a Glasgow museum, Provand’s Lordship, has on exhibit a 17th century chair with an apparent connection to the Mercers of Perth. From the style of its construction the chair is thought to have
This crest was received recently from the owner of a cottage in the area of Saline, Fife, Scotland. It is thought that it may have been part of an older building belonging to the family Mercer of Saline. James
We have added some information on the life of Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer, hero of the American War of Independence.
A revamp of the main part of this website has been completed (at 29th July). This will make the website easier to use when viewed on devices with smaller screens. Should you experience any difficulties accessing any of the information
We have been able to make more updates to the Thomas Mercer tree, specifically to the family of Second Lt. Andrew Mercer, with details of his wife Edith Binge and their children. Details are courtesy of Erica Gregory, grand-daughter of
We have been able to make some updates to the Thomas Mercer tree for the family of George Brown Mercer. We have an entry for the family on the 1901 Scottish Census. We have an entry for the family on the 1911
The NLS has introduced a family history blog “Written by staff in the Reference Services team, the blog will highlight Scottish material in the collection which may be of interest to local and family historians”. This might be useful in
The National Library of Scotland have made available online a huge collection of historical maps of Scotland. A list of these can be seen at this page. If you are researching Scottish ancestry these can be quite useful.