Mercy Walker

about 1686–28 August 1758 (Age 72)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Walker was born about 1686, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Capt James Walker III, was 41 and her mother, Bathsheba Brooks, was 31. She married Thomas Elliot about 1701, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 28 August 1758, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Elliot
Mercy Walker
Marriage: about 1701
Noah Elliot
Marcy Elliot
Mary Elliott
Abiah Elliott
Thomas Elliott
Mehetabel Elliot
Jane Elliot
Elizabeth Elliott

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Elliot



about 1701
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


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Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mercy Elliot (born Walker), 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. IV (S-Z)
  • Memorial of the Walkers of the Old Plymouth Colony

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