Margaret Mercer

1823–
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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Family Time Line

Henry Mercer
1787–1845
Margaret Brown
1791–1858
Henry Mercer
1812–
Joseph Mercer
1814–1822
Elizabeth Mercer
1816–1895
William Mercer
1819–1890
Mary Ann Mercer
1821–1899
Margaret Mercer
1823–
Jane Mercer
1828–
Elizabeth Mercer
1829–
Ellen Mercer
1831–
Charlotta Mercer
1834–1836
Joseph Mercer
1840–

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World Events (8)

1823

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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