Samuel Mercer

27 August 1770–
Great Harwood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Mercer was christened on 27 August 1770, in Great Harwood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Morris, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Shaw, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Morris
1725–
Sarah Shaw
1726–
Grace Morris
1750–
John Merser
1751–
Thomas Morris
1753–1846
Thomas Mercer
1756–
Giles Mercer
1759–
Abraham Mercer
1761–1761
Jane Morris
1762–
James Morris
1765–
Samuel Mercer
1770–

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World Events (3)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Samuel Morris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Morris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Morris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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