Mercy Danks

1681–1742 (Age 60)
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Danks was born on 16 February 1681, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Robert Danks, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Swift, was 40. She married Joshua Willes on 19 May 1709, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died about 1742, at the age of 61.

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Mercy Danks
Joshua Willes
Marriage: 19 May 1709
Martha Willes
Zervia Willes
Azubah Willes
Hannah Willis

Spouse & Children

19 May 1709
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Daniel . In England the name is found chiefly in Birmingham.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mercy Danks, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Danks in entry for Joshua Willis, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Danks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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