Descendants of William Mercer


William MERCER b. c. 1757. m Elizabeth NN, d. 5 Jan 1798 at Gainsborough. m Sarah NN, d. 1817. William died 7 Nov 1815, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.
 
According to family legend, William came to Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, at the end of the 18th Century from a village named Maltby, in the North East Riding of Yorkshire, with his two sons, Joseph and William.
b1. Joseph MERCER occupation Stone Carver, and Unknown _____.

b2. William MERCER occupation Bookkeeper, and Mary Elizabeth PALMER, d. 1812, m. 27 Dec 1828, Mary Ann LACY. William died 1845, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

c1. John Fletcher MERCER (son of William MERCER and Mary Elizabeth PALMER) 17 Oct 1801, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

c2. Fletcher MERCER (son of William MERCER and Mary Elizabeth PALMER) b. 4 Oct 1802, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, occupation Seed Crusher, m. 20 Dec 1832, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, Milicent Ann MOXON, b. 1816, (daughter of Francis MOXON and Elizabeth HILL) d. 1878, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, buried: Morton Churchyard, Gainsborough. Fletcher died 3 Jul 1876, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

d1. Fletcher MERCER b. 5 Dec 1833, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, and Sarah Elizabeth GARNHILL, and Mary Elizabeth DEWDNEY, b. c1843, d. 1892, m. 1893, Annie HIBBS. Fletcher died 3 Jul 1876.

e1. Mary Elizabeth MERCER (daughter of Fletcher MERCER and Sarah Elizabeth GARNHILL) d. Young.

e2. Fletcher James MERCER (son of Fletcher MERCER and Sarah Elizabeth GARNHILL) b. 22 Jun 1861, d. 8 Dec 1922.

e3. Gertrude Elizabeth MERCER (daughter of Fletcher MERCER and Sarah Elizabeth GARNHILL) and F W STRONG.

[f1] Son STRONG.

[f2] Son STRONG.

[f3] Son STRONG.

e4. Henry Gratton MERCER (son of Fletcher MERCER and Sarah Elizabeth GARNHILL) b. 1865, d. Young.

e5. Charles Alexander MERCER (son of Fletcher MERCER and Mary Elizabeth DEWDNEY).

d2. William MERCER 16 Jan 1835, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.

d3. Francis Palmer MERCER 30 May 1836, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.

d4. Henry MERCER b. 11 May 1839, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, m. (1) 5 Oct 1864, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, Louise Juliette EMERSON, b. 2 Jun 1844, Le Havre, France, (daughter of Ralph EMERSON and Caroline WORSLEY) d. 6 Mar 1884, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, m. (2) 3 Dec 1892, Charlotte O'BRIEN. Henry died 5 Jan 1908, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

 
e1. Walter Louis MERCER (son of Henry MERCER and Louise Juliette EMERSON) b. 12 Aug 1865, and mx1 Edith Isabel LOWE, mx2. 7 Oct 1901, in Piermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa, Isabel Constance JOYNER, b. 15 Dec 1877, Kokstad, East Griqualand, RSA, (daughter of James Keith JOYNER and Sarah FORREST) d. 7 Nov 1955, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA. Walter died 10 Dec 1941, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA. Isabel:

f1. Mervyn Louis Emerson MERCER (son of Walter Louis MERCER and Edith Isabel NN) d. 7 Aug 1917, German East Arica. He lies buried in the Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery

 
He was an intelligence agent with the rank of Lieutenant and was attested on the 7th July 1917. He was shot in the chest on the 3rd August 1917 and died from his wounds on the 7th August 1917. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.


f2. Phyllis MERCER (daughter of Walter Louis MERCER and Isabel Constance JOYNER) b. 25 Jan 1903, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA, m. 1928, Douglas SMALE-ADAMS, d. 20 Jan 1953, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA. Phyllis died 15 Jun 1972, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA.

[g1] Brian Anthony William SMALE-ADAMS b. 30 Jul 1930, Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, m. 11 Jul 1958, Cynthia Sondra SOMASUNDRAM, b. 5 Nov 1932, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

[h1] Sara Melissa SMALE-ADAMS b. 11 Nov 1959, London, England.

[h2] Rebecca Jane SMALE-ADAMS b. 2 Sep 1961, London, England.

[h3] Emily Maya SMALE-ADAMS b. 28 May 1969, Cambridge, England.

[g2] Barry Kenneth SMALE-ADAMS b. 30 Jun 1932, Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, m. 4 Jul 1955, Marion June HOSKEN.

[h1] Deborah Lynn SMALE-ADAMS b. 12 Jul 1956.

[h2] Mark Richard SMALE-ADAMS b. 21 Feb 1958.

[h3] Jeremy Miles SMALE-ADAMS b. 12 Nov 1963.

f3. Douglas MERCER (son of Walter Louis MERCER and Isabel Constance JOYNER) b. 16 Jun 1905, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA, occupation Motor Car Sales Manager, m. (1) 1 Mar 1930, in Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA, Jessie Swanton HOLME, b. 2 Feb 1905, Aliwal North, Cape, RSA, (daughter of Horace Leigh HOLME and Alice Jane HARRIS) d. 23 May 1980, Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, m. (2) 25 Apr 1981, in Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, Ruth Pawlett HOLDER, b. 19 Apr 1911, Durban, Natal, RSA, (daughter of Gerald Norman HOLDER and Marjorie PAWLETT). Douglas died 22 Sep 1994, Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, buried: Brakpan, Tvl, RSA.

g1. Roderick Ian MERCER (son of Douglas MERCER and Jessie Swanton HOLME) b. 25 Oct 1931, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA, m. 28 Jan 1956, in Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, Elaine MULLER, b. 16 Nov 1937, Port Elizabeth, Cape, RSA, (daughter of Peter John Francis MULLER and Mary Elizabeth TILL).

h1. Conrod MERCER b. 6 Aug 1956, Springs, Tvl, RSA, occupation Quality Manager, m. 1 Dec 1990, in Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, Hendrika Gesina (Riekie) DU PREEZ, b. 26 Jun 1961, Kimberley, Cape, RSA, (daughter of John Snow DU PREEZ and Cornelia Juliana NEL) occupation Credit Controller.

h2. Mary-Ann MERCER b. 20 Aug 1957, Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, occupation Receptionist, m. (1) 21 Jun 1984, in Cape Town, Cape, RSA, John William KILDAY, b. 22 Jun 1954, Glasgow, Scotland, (son of John William KILDAY and Margaret AGNEW) occupation Naval Architect, m. (2) 3 Aug 1990, in Kempton Park, Tvl, RSA, Graham William DEMMER, b. 31 Aug 1957, Durban, Natal, RSA, (son of Thomas DEMMER and Gertrude *Unknown) occupation Parts Manager.

[i1] Sheldon William DEMMER (son of Graham William DEMMER and Mary-Ann MERCER) b. 6 Jul 1993, Benoni, Tvl, RSA.

g2. Victor Ivan MERCER (son of Douglas MERCER and Jessie Swanton HOLME) b. 27 Aug 1934, Springs, Tvl, RSA, m. 24 Dec 1955, in Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, Enid Joy BARNARD, d. 30 Apr 1992, Pretoria, Tvl, RSA.

h1. Ivan Douglas MERCER b. 15 Jun 1956, Salisbury, Rhodesia, m. 21 Jun 1980, in Pretoria, Tvl, RSA, Rene DENDUNNAN.

i1. Kim MERCER b. 14 Feb 1983, Pretoria, Tvl, RSA.

h2. Gillian MERCER b. 29 Jul 1957, Springs, Tvl, RSA, m. 20 Dec 1980, in Cape Town, Cape, RSA, Wayne CONNELLAN.

[i1] Keiran Dane CONNELLAN b. 14 Jun 1981, Cape Town, Cape, RSA.

h3. Debra MERCER b. 3 Jul 1959, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Cape, RSA.

g3. Terrence Edwin MERCER (son of Douglas MERCER and Jessie Swanton HOLME) b. 9 Apr 1940, Brakpan, Tvl, RSA, m. 26 Feb 19??, in Springs, Tvl, RSA, Anna DENT.

h1. Sue-Ann MERCER b. 6 Sep , Springs, Tvl, RSA, and EVANS.

[i1] Barry John EVANS.

h2. Michelle MERCER b. 9 May , Springs, Tvl, RSA.

f4. Stanley MERCER (son of Walter Louis MERCER and Isabel Constance JOYNER) b. 16 Jun 1908, Johannesburg, Tvl, RSA, m. (1) 1930, Janet Mary TUDHOPE, and Ernestine SCHULTZ, b. 1 Mar 1913. Stanley died 8 Oct 1997, Seattle, Washington, USA.

h1. Felicity MERCER (daughter of Stanley MERCER and Janet Mary TUDHOPE) b. 10 Aug 1931, m. (1) 1947, William SENDIN, m. (2) 1973, Andre Herold JOUBERT.

[i1] Leslee Ann SENDIN (daughter of William SENDIN and Felicity MERCER) b. 23 Nov 1948, m. 1976, David STONE.

[j1] Michael William STONE b. 15 Oct 1981.

[i2] Terri SENDIN (daughter of William SENDIN and Felicity MERCER) b. 1 Jan 1950, m. 1974, John GRANT.

[j1] Tarryn GRANT b. 0 Oct 1982.

[j2] Unknown GRANT b. 1985.

[i3] William E SENDIN Jr. (son of William SENDIN and Felicity MERCER).

[i4] Mark SENDIN (son of William SENDIN and Felicity MERCER).

h2. John MERCER (son of Stanley MERCER and Janet Mary TUDHOPE) b. 2 Sep 1933, m. (1) 1953, Joy _____, m. (2) 1970, Jane Penrose MORRIS. John died 10 Aug 1976.

i1. Sugnee MERCER (daughter of John MERCER and Joy _____) b. 17 Jul 1961.

i2. Yvette MERCER (daughter of John MERCER and Jane Penrose MORRIS) b. 2 Sep 19??.

i3. Kim MERCER (daughter of John MERCER and Jane Penrose MORRIS) b. 15 Sep 19??.

h3. Kevin MERCER (son of Stanley MERCER and Ernestine SCHULTZ) b. 8 Feb 1937, m. (1) 28 Sep 1963, Lynne Marie BABCOCK, m. (2) 19 Apr 1981, Sue GRIFFITH.

i1. Sean Sebastian MERCER (son of Kevin MERCER and Lynne Marie BABCOCK) b. 4 Mar 1966.

i2. Shaya Megan MERCER (daughter of Kevin MERCER and Lynne Marie BABCOCK) b. 30 Nov 1970.

i3. Sarah Joy MERCER (daughter of Kevin MERCER and Sue GRIFFITH) b. ?? Mar 1985.

h4. Phillip Anthony MERCER (son of Stanley MERCER and Ernestine SCHULTZ) b. 5 Feb 1938, d. 23 Jun 1940.

h5. David MERCER (son of Stanley MERCER and Ernestine SCHULTZ) b. 23 Nov 1948, m. 3 Mar 1973, Glenda KUMM.

e2. Caroline Amelia MERCER also known as: Sister Mary St Thomas (daughter of Henry MERCER and Louise Juliette EMERSON) b. 25 Aug 1867, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, occupation Catholic Nun, d. 22 Mar 1949, Royston, England.
 
Caroline Amelia Mercer entered at Tyburn Convent 31 March 1906. She became a novice at Tyburn on the 9 October 1906, when she received the habit and a new religious name: Sister Mary St Thomas of Canterbury, of Jesus.

She made her first profession at Tyburn 15 October 1907 and her perpetual profession at Ste Marie, Ganshoren, Belgium on the 30 September 1910. She returned to Tyburn and was named Secretary General on the 20 June 1913. She was re-elected to this office twice, at the general chapters of 1914 and 1922.

At the general chapter of 1924 she was elected a General Councillor and re-elected to this office at the general chapters of 1926 and 1933.

She moved from Tyburn to St Benedict's Priory, Royston, Hertfordshire on the 1 August 1928. In October 1933 the mother house was moved from Tyburn to Amiens in France, so Mother St Thomas went there.

The community at Amiens fled to Louvigne in Britanny when the Germans invaded France and so Mother St Thomas was in occupied France until the general chapter of 1945, which she attended. She was not re-elected and returned to St Benedict's Priory, Royston on the 21 November 1945, where she was appointed Dean.

 

She died on the 22 March 1949 at Royston and was buried there in the priory's own cemetery on the 24 March 1949.

When this priory was transferred to Wadhurst in Sussex in October 1964, the bodies were transferred to a common grave at Cambridge cemetery.

From Mother St Thomas's necrology, the following information was obtained: she was a great niece of the American writer Emerson on her mother's side, and had literary gifts. She translated from the French nearly all the writings of Dom Columba Marmion, Abbot of Ma Maredsous abbey in Belgium, and also his biography by Dom Roymond Thibault.

She gave instructions to women who were preparing to become catholics, and prepared many children for their first communion and confirmation. She had great love for the poor and for the 'down-and-outs.'

A number of her books and a volume of her poems are kept in the convent library at Tyburn. they do not bear her name, but the author is given as 'a nun of Tyburn Convent,' which was the custom then in many religious orders.

 


 
e3. Eleanor Louize MERCER also known as: Nellie  (daughter of Henry MERCER and Louise Juliette EMERSON) b.c. 1870 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. Occupation Artist.

 
She was an artist and had her work accepted by the Royal Academy. She apparently did exquisite metal work, some of which was on permanent display at Mappin & Webb, silver smiths of London, all of which was destroyed during the bombing of London during the War.
e4. Arthur Emerson MERCER  (son of Henry MERCER and Louise Juliette EMERSON) b. c. 1873 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. and Unknown _____.

f1. Millicent MERCER.

f2. Peter MERCER.

e5. Millicent Ethel MERCER  (son of Henry MERCER and Louise Juliette EMERSON) b. c. 1875 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. and Unknown

e6. Henry Lancelot MERCER  (son of Henry MERCER and Louise Juliette EMERSON) b. c. 1880 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. and Unknown

e7. Lance MERCER (son of Henry MERCER and Charlotte O'BRIEN).

e8. Kathleen MERCER (daughter of Henry MERCER and Charlotte O'BRIEN).

c3. William MERCER (son of William MERCER and Mary Elizabeth PALMER) 2 Jan 1805, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, d. 1826.

c4. John Grafton MERCER (son of William MERCER and Mary Elizabeth PALMER) 6 Aug 1806, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

c5. Mary Anne MERCER (daughter of William MERCER and Mary Ann LACY) 14 Feb 1832, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

c6. Louisa MERCER (daughter of William MERCER and Mary Ann LACY) 14 Feb 1832, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

c7. William Lacy MERCER (son of William MERCER and Mary Ann LACY) 2 Feb 1833, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.

 

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