Ellis Mercer

Holcombe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ellis

When Ellis Mercer was born in 1870, in Holcombe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Mercer, was 36 and his mother, Priscilla Boothman, was 33. He lived in Whittingham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Chipping, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Robert Mercer
Priscilla Boothman
George Thomas Mercer
William Mercer
Ellen Mercer
Robert Mercer
James Mercer
Richard Mercer
Ellis Mercer
John Mercer
Sarah Mercer
Richard Mercer
Elizabeth Ann Mercer

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World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 8

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.

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 31

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

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)

  • Ellis Mercer in household of Robert Mercer, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ellis Mercey in household of Robert Mercey, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Ellis Mercer in household of Robert Mercer, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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