William Mercer

30 June 1833–
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Mercer was born on 30 June 1833, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Mercer, was 27 and his mother, Charlotte Rothwell, was 25. He married Sarah Lord in 1860, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wardleworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Castleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1861, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as draper in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Mercer
Sarah Lord
Marriage: 1860
Frank Mercer
Clara Mercer
William Mercer
Alfred Mercer
Mary Jane Mercer
Florence Mercer
Herbert Mercer

Spouse and Children

Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Frank Mercer


    Clara Mercer


    William Mercer


    Alfred Mercer


    Mary Jane Mercer


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 9

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 10

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 45

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Mercer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Mercer, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Mercer, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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