William Mercer, 18301892 (aged 62 years)

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.
Occupation
Coal Miner. Ironstone Miner. Labourer

Note: Employment History

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)

Birth of a brotherJames Mercer
May 21, 1833 (aged 2 years)
Note: Old Parish Register Details

Old Parish Register Details

Kennoway Parish. May 1833.

Text: James Mercer and his wife Isobella Burgess had a son born on the 21st and baptised on the 26th and named James

Baptism of a brotherJames Mercer
May 26, 1833 (aged 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJean Dalrymple
1843 (aged 12 years)

Burial of a maternal grandmotherJean Dalrymple
February 14, 1843 (aged 12 years)
Note: OPR mortcloth entry:

OPR mortcloth entry:

Burial: Kennoway 434/4 (mortcloth entries)

  • Jean Dalrymple 14 Feb 1843 “ 2 6
Death of a fatherJames Mercer
1844 (aged 13 years)

MarriageAgnes MartinView this family
March 3, 1851 (aged 20 years)
Shared note: Marriage Details.

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 March 30, 1851 (aged 20 years)

1851 Scottish Census - Robert Martin and Agnes Cairns household Book 5 page 022-023 Methil

Name Relation MC Age Sex Occupation 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
Birth of a daughterAgnes Mercer
about 1851 (aged 20 years)
Birth of a sonJames Mercer
about 1853 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a sonRobert Mercer
October 26, 1855 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Mercer
September 26, 1857 (aged 27 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Mercer
estimated 1858 (aged 27 years)

Birth of a sonAlexander Mercer
May 30, 1859 (aged 28 years)
Census April 7, 1861 (aged 30 years)

1861 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Cairns household

Name Relation MC Age Sex Occupation 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

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

Birth of a sonWilliam Mercer
March 27, 1862 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a daughterIsabella Burgess Mercer
July 16, 186419:00 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterStewart Mercer
November 26, 1867 (aged 37 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph CowanAgnes MercerView this family
December 31, 1869 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a grandsonRobert Cowan
October 28, 1870 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAgnes Martin Cowan
1872 (aged 41 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert Cowan
June 15, 1873 (aged 42 years)
Cause: Diphtheria
Marriage of a childJames MercerCatherine HunterView this family
April 10, 1874 (aged 43 years)
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Mercer
November 8, 1874 (aged 44 years)
Death of a motherIsobel Burgess
January 10, 187522:00 (aged 44 years)
Marriage of a childRobert MercerMargaret Rattray CowanView this family
December 29, 1876 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Cowan
1877 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughterElizabeth Penman Mercer
1877 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a grandsonAlexander Mercer
about 1878 (aged 47 years)
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Mercer
1878 (aged 47 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander MercerChristina WilliamsonView this family
February 22, 1878 (aged 47 years)

Marriage Certificate Details

Marriage in the District of Buckhaven in the County of Fife

When, Where and How Married: 22/02/1878 at Methil, Wemyss after Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland

Groom: Alexander Mercer, Coalminer (Bachelor) Age: 18 Usual Residence: Methilhill, Wemyss Father: William Mercer, Coalminer Mother: Agnes Mercer. MS Martin

Bride: Christina Williamson, Mill Worker (Spinster) Age: 18 Usual Residence: Innerleven, Markinch Father: John Williamson, Carter Mother: Lexy Williamson, MS Brodie

Officiating Minister: Thomas Morison, Minister of Methil Witness: William Mercer Witness: Allison Lawrie Registered: 25/02/1878 at Buckhaven

Death of a brotherAndrew Mercer
June 22, 1878 (aged 47 years)
Cause: Neuralgia and immediate cause of death supposed heart disease - 8 days
Birth of a grandsonJoseph Cowan
1879 (aged 48 years)
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Mercer
September 27, 1879 (aged 49 years)

Birth of a granddaughterAlexandrina Mercer
1879 (aged 48 years)
Death of a wifeAgnes Martin
July 5, 1880 (aged 49 years)
Birth of a grandsonJames Mercer
about 1880 (aged 49 years)
Census April 3, 1881 (aged 50 years)

1881 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Martin household

Address: Irelands Row

Name Relation MC Age Sex Occupation 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

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

Birth of a granddaughterIsabella Mercer Cowan
September 23, 1881 (aged 51 years)
Birth of a grandsonRobert Cowan Mercer
March 19, 1882 (aged 51 years)

Birth of a granddaughterAgnes Martin Mercer
1883 (aged 52 years)
Birth of a grandsonJames Cowan
1884 (aged 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAgnes Martin Mercer
March 24, 1884 (aged 53 years)

Birth of a granddaughterStewart Cowan
1886 (aged 55 years)
Birth of a grandsonJoseph Cowan Mercer
April 10, 1886 (aged 55 years)

Birth of a grandsonJohn Scott
1887 (aged 56 years)
Marriage of a childJohn ScottIsabella Burgess MercerView this family
April 8, 1887 (aged 56 years)
Shared note: Marriage Details.

Marriage Details.

After Banns. Church of Scotland. Officiating Minister: James Clark, Minister of Milton of Balgonie, Markinch.

Birth of a granddaughterJanet Cowan Mercer
March 27, 1888 (aged 57 years)
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Scott
August 19, 188811:00 (aged 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughterJanet Cowan
1889 (aged 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughterAgnes Martin Scott
February 4, 189006:00 (aged 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughterMargaret Cowan Mercer
April 29, 1890 (aged 59 years)

Census April 5, 1891 (aged 60 years)
Address: Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland

1891 Scotland - Census transcript - Joseph Cowan - Household Windygates, Markinch, Fife

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Empl Empd OAC Birthplace Lang Infirm
Joseph Cowan head Mar 43 Coal Miner x Torryburn, Fife
Agnes Cowan wife Mar 39 Methil, Fife
Agnes Martin Cowan daughter Unm 18 Spinning Mill Worker x Cowdenbeath, Fife
William Cowan son 13 Coal Miner x Methil, Fife
Joseph Cowan son 11 Scholar Cowdenbeath, Fife
Isabella Mercer Cowan daughter 9 Scholar Cowdenbeath, Fife
James Cowan son 7 Scholar Markinch, Fife
Stewart Cowan daughter 5 Scholar Markinch, Fife
Janet Cowan daughter 2 Markinch, Fife
Alexander Mercer Unm 63 Pit Head Labourer x Kennoway, Fife
William Mercer Wid 60 Coal Miner x Kennoway, Fife

Rooms with one or more windows: 3

Birth of a granddaughterHelen Scott
February 20, 1892 (aged 61 years)
Death November 15, 1892 (aged 62 years)
Cause of death: Cardiac disease - 2 years
Family with parents
father
18021844
Birth: January 30, 1802 46Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: 1844
mother
17971875
Birth: 1797Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: January 10, 1875Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Marriage
Marriage: January 8, 1825Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
3 months
elder brother
18251878
Birth: April 9, 1825 23 28Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: June 22, 1878Methilhill, Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
2 years
elder brother
1827
Birth: April 1, 1827 25 30Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death:
3 years
himself
18301892
Birth: August 20, 1830 28 33Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: November 15, 1892Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
3 years
younger brother
1833
Birth: May 21, 1833 31 36Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death:
Family with Agnes Martin
himself
18301892
Birth: August 20, 1830 28 33Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death: November 15, 1892Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
wife
18261880
Birth: about 1826 23 23Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
Death: July 5, 1880Irelands Row, Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland
Marriage
Marriage: March 3, 1851Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
10 months
daughter
1851
Birth: about 1851 20 25Wemyss, Fife, Scotland
Death:
3 years
son
1853
Birth: about 1853 22 27Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death:
3 years
son
18551935
Birth: October 26, 1855 25 29Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland
Death: January 13, 1935Adeline Cottage, Kennoway Road, Windygates, Markinch, Fife, Scotland
23 months
son
18571858
Birth: September 26, 1857 27 31Beath, Fife, Scotland
Death: estimated 1858
20 months
son
1859
Birth: May 30, 1859 28 33Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death:
3 years
son
1862
Birth: March 27, 1862 31 36Kennoway, Fife, Scotland
Death:
2 years
daughter
Isabella Burgess Mercer 1864
18641925
Birth: July 16, 1864 33 38Halbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Death: April 18, 1925Milton Road, Windygates, Fife, Scotland
3 years
daughter
1867
Birth: November 26, 1867 37 41Auchtertool, Fife, Scotland
Death:
Birth

In the parish register entry the name Andrew has been written, then crossed out and replaced with William.

MarriageView

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."

CensusView

1851 Scottish Census - Robert Martin and Agnes Cairns household Book 5 page 022-023 Methil

Name Relation MC Age Sex Occupation 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
CensusView

1861 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Cairns household

Name Relation MC Age Sex Occupation 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

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

CensusView

1881 Scottish Census - William Mercer and Agnes Martin household

Address: Irelands Row

Name Relation MC Age Sex Occupation 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

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

CensusView

1891 Scotland - Census transcript - Joseph Cowan - Household Windygates, Markinch, Fife

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Empl Empd OAC Birthplace Lang Infirm
Joseph Cowan head Mar 43 Coal Miner x Torryburn, Fife
Agnes Cowan wife Mar 39 Methil, Fife
Agnes Martin Cowan daughter Unm 18 Spinning Mill Worker x Cowdenbeath, Fife
William Cowan son 13 Coal Miner x Methil, Fife
Joseph Cowan son 11 Scholar Cowdenbeath, Fife
Isabella Mercer Cowan daughter 9 Scholar Cowdenbeath, Fife
James Cowan son 7 Scholar Markinch, Fife
Stewart Cowan daughter 5 Scholar Markinch, Fife
Janet Cowan daughter 2 Markinch, Fife
Alexander Mercer Unm 63 Pit Head Labourer x Kennoway, Fife
William Mercer Wid 60 Coal Miner x Kennoway, 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)