Mercy French

Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy French was born in 1717, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, her father, William French, was 26 and her mother, Mrs William French, was 21. She married John Goacher on 1 December 1747, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.

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Mercy French
John Goacher
Marriage: 1 December 1747
John Goacher
George Goacher
Ann Geocher
Ruth Goacher
Mary Goacher
William Goacher
William Goacher
Joseph Goacher
Robert Goacher

Spouse & Children

1 December 1747
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1717–Female

  • Lucy French


World Events (7)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 3

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 35

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 37

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mercy French, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Mary French, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mercy FRENCH - Published information: female

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