Sir Michael Mercer
Michael was born c.1378.
Following the death of his father, Sir Andrew Mercer around 1390, he was in ward to Sir Walter Stewart, Lord of Brechin (the King’s brother.)
On 12th June, 1402 he and his wife received a Charter from King Robert III for annual rents from Fynlater, in Aberdeenshire.
With the consent of his son and heir, Andrew, he granted Charter to his other son, Robert, for lands at Baleif.
He died c.1440.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Robert Stewart of Shanbothy and Durisdeer, descendant of the first four High Stewards of Scotland and ancestor of the Stuart Kings.
Sir Robert was killed in 1403 at the Battle of Shrewsbury...read more...
Her great grandfather, John Stuart of Bonhill, was killed at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298.
Elizabeth and Michael were married before 1396, apparently in minority.