Margaret Mercer

Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Mercer was born in 1823, in Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Mercer, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Brown, was 32.

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Henry Mercer
Margaret Brown
Henry Mercer
Joseph Mercer
Elizabeth Mercer
William Mercer
Mary Ann Mercer
Margaret Mercer
Jane Mercer
Elizabeth Mercer
Ellen Mercer
Charlotta Mercer
Joseph Mercer

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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 2

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.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 31

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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 (2)

  • Mary Mercer in household of Henry Mercer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Margaret Mercer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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