William MercerAge: 62 years18301892

Name
William Mercer
Given names
William
Surname
Mercer
Birth August 20, 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
May 21, 1833 (Age 2 years)
Note: Old Parish Register Details
Occupation
Coal Miner. Ironstone Miner. Labourer

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

Burial of a maternal grandmotherJean Dalrymple
February 14, 1843 (Age 12 years)
Note: OPR mortcloth entry:
Death of a fatherJames Mercer
1844 (Age 13 years)

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

Birth of a son
#5
Alexander Mercer
May 30, 1859 (Age 28 years)
Census April 7, 1861 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#6
William Mercer
March 27, 1862 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Isabella Burgess Mercer
July 16, 186419:00 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Stewart Mercer
November 26, 1867 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph CowanAgnes MercerView this family
December 31, 1869 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Robert Cowan
October 28, 1870 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Agnes Martin Cowan
1872 (Age 41 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert Cowan
June 15, 1873 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Diphtheria
Marriage of a childJames MercerCatherine HunterView this family
April 10, 1874 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3
William Mercer
November 8, 1874 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherIsobel “Isabella” Burgess
January 10, 187522:00 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childRobert MercerMargaret Rattray CowanView this family
December 29, 1876 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
William Cowan
1877 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Elizabeth Penman Mercer
1877 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Alexander Mercer
about 1878 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7
William Mercer
1878 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander MercerChristina WilliamsonView this family
February 22, 1878 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherAndrew Mercer
June 22, 1878 (Age 47 years)
Cause: Neuralgia and immediate cause of death supposed heart disease - 8 days
Birth of a grandson
#8
Joseph Cowan
1879 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9
William Mercer
September 27, 1879 (Age 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Alexandrina Mercer
1879 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11
James Mercer
about 1880 (Age 49 years)
Death of a wifeAgnes Martin
July 5, 1880 (Age 49 years)
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Isabella Mercer Cowan
September 23, 1881 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13
Robert Cowan Mercer
March 19, 1882 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Agnes Martin Mercer
1883 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15
James Cowan
1884 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Agnes Martin Mercer
March 24, 1884 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Stewart Cowan
1886 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#18
Joseph Cowan Mercer
April 10, 1886 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a grandson
#19
John Scott
1887 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childJohn ScottIsabella Burgess MercerView this family
April 8, 1887 (Age 56 years)
Shared note: Marriage Details.
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Janet Cowan Mercer
March 27, 1888 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21
William Scott
August 19, 188811:00 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22
Janet Cowan
1889 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#23
Agnes Martin “Aggie” Scott
February 4, 189006:00 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Margaret Cowan Mercer
April 29, 1890 (Age 59 years)

Census April 5, 1891 (Age 60 years)
Address: Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Helen Scott
February 20, 1892 (Age 61 years)
Death November 15, 1892 (Age 62 years)
Cause of death: Cardiac disease - 2 years
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 8, 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: March 3, 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."
Census1851 Scottish Census - Robert Martin and Agnes Cairns household

Book 5 page 022-023 Methil

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationBirthplace
Robert MartinHeadS48MShoemakerFife, Cults
Agnes MartinwifeS48FFife, Wemyss
Alexander MartinsonS19MWeaverFife, Wemyss
Stewart MartindaughterS16FMillworkerFife, Wemyss
Robert MartinsonS13MMillworkerFife, Wemyss
Mary MartindaughterS9FScholarFife, Wemyss
Thomas SymelodgerS-MWeaverFife, Wemyss
William Mercerson-in-lawM21MLabourerFife, Kennoway
Agnes MercerdaughterM23FFife, Wemyss

Census1861 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Cairns household

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationBirthplace
William MercerHeadM30MLabourerFife, Kennoway
Agnes MercerWifeM31FFife, Wemyss
Agnes MercerDaughterS10FScholarFife, Wemyss
James MercerSonS8MScholarFife, Kennoway
Alexander MercerSonS2MFife, Kennoway

Number people Blind, Deaf or Dumb: 0 Number children at school: 2 Number rooms with one or more windows: 1

Census1881 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Martin household

Address: Irelands Row

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationBirthplace
William MercerHeadW49MCoal MinerFife, Kennoway
William MercersonS19MCoal MinerFife, Kennoway
Isabella MercerdaughterS17FGeneral Dom ServantFife, Dunfermline
Stewart MercerdaughterS13FScholarFife, Auchtertool
Isabella MalcolmBoarderS12FScholarFife, Kennoway

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

Census1891 Scotland - Census transcript - Joseph Cowan - Household

Windygates, Markinch, Fife

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmplEmpdOACBirthplaceLangInfirm
Joseph CowanheadMar43Coal MinerxTorryburn, Fife
Agnes CowanwifeMar39Methil, Fife
Agnes Martin CowandaughterUnm18Spinning Mill WorkerxCowdenbeath, Fife
William Cowanson13Coal MinerxMethil, Fife
Joseph Cowanson11ScholarCowdenbeath, Fife
Isabella Mercer Cowandaughter9ScholarCowdenbeath, Fife
James Cowanson7ScholarMarkinch, Fife
Stewart Cowandaughter5ScholarMarkinch, Fife
Janet Cowandaughter2Markinch, Fife
Alexander MercerUnm63Pit Head LabourerxKennoway, Fife
William MercerWid60Coal MinerxKennoway, Fife

Rooms with one or more windows: 3

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)