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    Default Rev William Mercer Pitsligo Parish 1720

    Greetings All;

    I am a direct descendent of Rev William Mercer and am looking for parish records (births, baptisms, etc.) for his family. He was the minister for the old kirk in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire (from 1720 to 1748). His wife was Ann(e) Monro, daughter of either Sir John Monro, or Andrew Munro, Sheriff Clerk of Moray depending which account you believe!

    I am also interested in any records relating to his father (Thomas Mercer of Todlaw, Bannifshire and Smiddyburn, married to one Isobel Smith), and his brother John (minister of Tyrie, Aberdeenshire 1710 thru 1761).

    I realize that the records I am looking for are quite old. However since these records were kept by the parish, these records should still exist.

    As an aside, Gen Hugh Mercer of Americn Revolution was one of William's sons. All of the Mercer Counties in the US are named after him.

    Thank you in advance

    Warmest regards

    Mark Mercer

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    Default William Mercer

    You may already know this, but Familysearch has the following information:

    Thomas Mercer
    christened: 28 Jan 1658 Saint Nicolas, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Died: 1 July 1723

    Isobel Smith
    Born: 2 Nov 1662 Smidibourne, Scotland

    John Mercer
    born: 18 Dec of Kinnellar, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Died 18 Oct 1671

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    Mark,

    Not sure whether you know, but biographical details of all ministers of the Church of Scotland, from the Reformation onwards (1560) are given in Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, edited by Hew Scott. Information given covers the career of each Minister as well as details of family and any published works. You may get some extra information on Rev Mercer and family from that source.

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    Default Re William Mercer

    Dear pmouritsen and Elwyn Soutter:
    Thank you for your quick reply.

    As you know, every bit of information is appreciated.


    I had some of the details, but not all.

    Warmest Regards

    Mark Mercer

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    If you go to
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb....Aberdeen.htm#P

    All the batch numbers for the Pitsligo parish registers are there. Click on the dates you are interested in and then do a search for Mercer or any other name you wish to trace.
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    Default re William Mercer

    Thank you for the link to the records

    Is there another source for pre: 1720 records?

    Thank you Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerofoil View Post
    Thank you for the link to the records

    Is there another source for pre: 1720 records?

    Thank you Mark
    I think that is possibly all that's on the IGI
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    Have found that William and his wife Ann are burried in Peathill cemetry ,along with a David Stephenson.
    Stone 184
    A friend has the Peathill MI's I will ask her for a full transcription of the stone.
    I will have a look through the online MI index to see if anything comes up for Thomas Mercer and Isobel Smith.
    Jane
    Last edited by jane.harrison.9; 20-06-2008 at 2:40 PM. Reason: stone number

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    There is a John Mercer buried at Tyrie 31/3/1761. stone 141.
    Nothing for Thomas or Isobel in Aberdeenshire MI's. Sadly not all of Banffshire has been transcribed yet , but it should be soon.
    Sometimes if I haven't been able to find anything on the IGI the MI's have come up trumps especially if later family is buried there too.
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    Sorry for the delay Mark. My friend is on holiday until next week. Will let you have details as soon as poss.
    Jane.

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