EARLS FAMILY CHRONICLES

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Datafile 10C - Mercer Marriages

Here we list some of the Mercer entries in the index of registered marriages and in various church records. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted and details included in the second part of this section.

First Name(s) Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
Thomas Mercer Hillsborough 1772 [c]
Henry Mercer Magheralin 1790 [b] X/0012
John Mercer Dromore, Down  1803 [a] *
Bernard Mercer Hillsborough 1817 [c]
Stothard Mercer Magheralin 1819 [b] X/0102
Isabella Mercer Dromore, Down1822 [a] *
Joshua Mercer Magheralin 1823 [b] X/0142
John Mercer Dromore, Down1824 [a] *
Jane Mercer Dromore, Down1824 [a] *
Joseph Mercer Hillsborough 1825 [c]
Mary Mercer Dromore, Down1826 [a] *
Margaret Mercer Hillsborough 1827 [c]
William Mercer Magheralin 1828 [b] X/0227
Rose Anne Mercer Magheralin 1828 [b] X/0228
Thomas Mercer Magheralin 1830 [b] X/0288
Mary Mercer Dromore, Down1831 [a] *
Hill Mercer Hillsborough 1836 [c]
Anne Mercer Hillsborough 1837 [c]
William Mercer Hillsborough 1838 [c]
Elizabeth Mercer Magheralin 1839 [b] X/99
Eleanor Mercer Dromore, Down1840 [a] *
Robert Mercer Hillsborough 1843 [c]
Alexander Mercer Dromore, Down1845 [a] *
James Mercer Banbridge 1845 2/371
James Mercer Lisburn 1845 6/527*
John Mercer Lurgan 1845 7/401 *
John Mercer Lurgan 1845 7/423 *
Elizabeth Mercer Lisburn 1846 7/85 *
William Mercer Lurgan 1846 7/510 *
William Mercer Lurgan 1846 7/529 *
Arthur Mercer Lurgan 1847 7/481 *
Bessie Mercer Lurgan 1847 7/571 *
James Mercer Lisburn 1847 7/118 *
Richard Mercer Lurgan 1847 7/527 *
Richard Mercer Banbridge 1847 2/342
Susanna Jane Mercer Lisburn 1847 7/25 *
Martha Mercer Lurgan 1848 7/505 *
Mary Mercer Lurgan 1848 7/629 *
Mary Mercer Lisburn 1848 7/78
or Hewit
William Mercer Lurgan 1848 7/552 *
Maria Jane Mercer Lurgan 1849 7/696 *
Mary Ann Mercer Lurgan 1849 7/737 *
or Barton
Robert Mercer Lurgan 1849 7/643 *
Rose Anne Mercer Lurgan 1849 7/573 *
Thomas Mercer Lurgan 1849 7/670 *
Watson Mercer Lisburn 1849 6/720
Anne Mercer Lisburn 1850 7/145
Isaac Mercer Banbridge 1850 2/583
Margaret Mercer Lisburn 1850 7/144
or Arlow
Martha Mercer Lurgan 1850 7/526 *
Samuel Mercer Banbridge 1850 2/305
Eliza Mercer Banbridge 1851 2/588
or Brownlee
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1851 7/533 *
George Mercer Lurgan 1851 7/496 *
John Mercer Lurgan 1851 7/547 *
Joshua Mercer Lurgan 1851 7/553 *
Mary Ann Mercer Banbridge 1851 2/533
Stotherd Mercer Lurgan 1851 7/552 *
Andrew Mercer Banbridge 1852 2/602
Ruth Mercer Banbridge 1852 2/593
or Ward
Arthur Mercer Lurgan 1853 7/513 *
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1853 7/510 *
Isabella Mercer Lisburn 1853 6/746 *
James Mercer Lurgan 1853 7/539 *
Margaret Mary Mercer Lurgan 1853 7/666 *
Michael Mercer Lurgan 1853 7/584 *
Thomas Mercer Banbridge 1853 2/499
William Mercer Lisburn 1853 7/82
Anne Mercer Lurgan 1854 7/677 *
Emily Mercer Lurgan 1854 7/548 *
or Lewis
Isabella Mercer Lurgan 1854 7/589 *
Rachel Mercer Banbridge 1854 2/470
Robert Mercer Lurgan 1854 7/598 *
William Mercer Lisburn 1854 7/87 *
John Mercer Lisburn 1855 7/91
John Mercer Lisburn 1855 7/103
Martha Jane Mercer Banbridge 1855 2/475 *
Anna Hull Mercer Lurgan 1856 7/652 *
Elizabeth Mercer Lisburn 1856 7/101
Arthur Mercer Lurgan 1857 7/514 *
George Mercer Lisburn 1857 6/731
James Mercer Lurgan 1857 7/669 *
John Mercer Lisburn 1857 6/680
Margaret Mercer Lisburn 1857 7/91
Sarah Jane Mercer Banbridge 1857 2/629
Thomas Mercer Lurgan 1857 7/508 *
Anne Jane Mercer Banbridge 1858 2/450
Sarah Mercer Banbridge 1858 2/452
Anne Mercer Lurgan 1859 7/598 *
Charlotte Mercer Lurgan 1859 7/559 *
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1859 7/597 *
Samuel Mercer Lurgan 1859 7/633 *
Thomas Mercer Banbridge 1859 2/476
Thomas Mercer Lisburn 1859 6/696
Mary Jane Mercer Lisburn 1860 7/77
Sarah Mercer Lisburn 1860 7/25
William Mercer Lurgan 1860 7/482 *
Adam Mercer Lurgan 1861 7/532
Agnes Mercer Banbridge 1861 2/547 *
Elizabeth Mercer Banbridge 1861 2/482 *
Martha Mercer Lisburn 1861 7/44
or Weir
William Mercer Lurgan 1861 7/565
Adams Mercer Lisburn 1862 6/729
or Wilson
Charlotte Mercer Lurgan 1862 7/507 *
John Mercer Banbridge 1862 2/623
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1863 7/381
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1863 7/431
Mary Mercer Banbridge 1863 2/401
Robert Mant. Mercer Lisburn 1863 7/37
Hugh Mercer Lurgan 1864 6/1018*
Jane Mercer Lurgan 1865 16/988*
Robert Mercer Lurgan 1865 6/811 *
Robert Mercer Lurgan 1865 11/882*
Susanna PriscillaMercer Lurgan 1865 11/911*
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1866 11/844*
Rachel Mercer Lurgan 1866 16/957*
Mary Anne Mercer Lurgan 1867 1/857 *
James Mercer Lurgan 1868 6/809 *
Andrew Mercer Lurgan 1869 6/811 *
John Mercer Lurgan 1869 1/828 *
Margaret Mercer Lurgan 1870 11/809*
Ellen Mercer Lurgan 1871 11/823
John Mercer Lurgan 1872 16/913
Sarah Mercer Lurgan 1872 1/865
Elizabeth Mercer Lurgan 1873 11/779
Alice Mercer Lurgan 1875 6/89
James Mercer Lurgan 1876 11/907
Margaret Mercer Lurgan 1876 6/841
Henry Mercer Lurgan 1877 6/795
Rose Ann Mercer Lurgan 1877 16/949
Samuel Mercer Lurgan 1877 16/913
Robert Mercer Lurgan 1878(3)  1/909
Mary Mercer Lurgan 1878(4)1/981
Isabella Mercer Lisburn 1879(2)1/759
Margaret Mercer Lisburn 1879(2)1/771
Richard Mercer Lisburn 1879(4)1/847
James Mercer Lurgan 1880(1)1/831
Henry Mercer Lurgan 1880(4)1/944
Agnes Mercer Lisburn 1881(1)1/769
Arthur Mercer Lurgan 1881(3)1/861
Rachel Mercer Lurgan 1881(4)1/952
John Mercer Lurgan 1882(1)1/833
Sarah Emma Mercer Lurgan 1882(1)1/806
Dawson Mercer Banbridge 1882(4)1/213
Richard Mercer Banbridge 1882(4)1/245
Sarah Mercer Lisburn 1882(4)1/807
Anna Maria Mercer Lurgan 1884(1)1/773
Henry Mercer Lurgan 1884(1)1/773
William Mercer Lisburn 1884(2)1/769
John Mercer Lurgan 1884(3)1/897
James Mercer Lurgan 1884(4)1/885
Arthur Mercer Lurgan 1885(2)1/850
William John Mercer Lurgan 1885*
Robert Mercer Lurgan 1886(3)1/811
Richard Mercer Lurgan 1887(2)1/853
William Mercer Banbridge 1887(4)1/257
Howard Mercer Banbridge 1888(1)1/213
John Mercer Banbridge 1888(1)1/221
Mary Ann Mercer Banbridge 1888(1)1/233
James Mercer Lurgan 1888(3)1/866
James Mercer Lurgan 1889(3)1/885
William Mercer Lurgan 1892(4)1/947
Joseph Pickering Mercer Belfast 1893(2)1/464
Thomas Davis Mercer Lisburn 1893(4)1/885
Mary Mercer Lurgan 1895(2)1/899

[a] Records of the parish of Dromore, County Down.
[b] Records of the parish of Magheralin, County Down [X = LDS M700101].
[c] Records of the parish of Hillsborough, County Down.


Thomas Mercer and Susana Jordan were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on May 1, 1772 [vestry minutes].

Henry Mercer and Elizabeth McDowal were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Oct.12, 1790.

John Mercer of Listullycurran was married to Elizabeth McMillan of Granogue in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Sep.4, 1803.

Bernard Mercer and Elizabeth Stanfield were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Jan.18, 1817.

Stothard Mercer and Eleanor Pickering were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin in June, 1819.

Isabella Mercer of Dromore was married to John Massey of Garvaghy in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Jun.1, 1822.

Joshua Mercer and Anne Cordner were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Nov.4, 1823.

John Mercer of Dromore was married to Agnes Jamison of Dromore in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Oct.22, 1824.

Jane Mercer of Dromore was married to James Murphy of Dromore in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Oct.16, 1824.

Joseph Mercer of Hillsborough and Margaret Cously? of Dromore were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Oct.5, 1825. Stephenson Mercer was a witness.

Mary Mercer of Dromore was married to William Martin of Dromore in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Nov.14, 1826.

Margaret Mercer and Richard Standfield of Hillsborough were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Feb.26, 1827. Bernard Mercer was a witness.

William Mercer and Mary McKinley were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Feb.17, 1828.

Rose Anne Mercer and Coslett Waring were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Feb.26, 1828.

Mary Mercer of Dromore was married to James Baxter of Dromore in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Nov.7, 1831.

Thomas Mercer and Charlotte King were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Apr.3, 1830.

Hill Mercer and Alice Gorman of Hillsborough were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Dec.16, 1836.

Anne Mercer of Moira and John Stanfield were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Dec.8, 1837. Bernard Mercer was a witness.

William Mercer and Margaret Stanfield of Hillsborough were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Sep.6, 1838. Bernard Mercer was a witness.

Elizabeth Mercer and Robert Symington were married in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Oct.24, 1839.

Eleanor Mercer of Dromore was married to Samuel Wright of Dromore in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, on Dec.25, 1840.

Robert Mercer and Mary McAlister were married in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Dec.10, 1843.

Alexander Mercer was married to Margaret Arlow in the Parish Church of Dromore, County Down, in 1845.

James Mercer, full age, of the parish of Hillsborough (father: Moses Mercer) to Ellen White (formerly Davis) on Sep.12, 1845, in Hillsborough Parish Church.

John Mercer, 23, bachelor, farmer, of Taughblane, parish of Hillsborough (father: Bernard Mercer, farmer) to Anne Beatty, 23, spinster, of Lurgan (father: Richard Beatty, grocer) on Aug.15, 1845, in the parish church of Shankill, Lurgan. Both signed.

John Mercer, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Donaghcloney (father: John Mercer, labourer) to Jane Carson, full age, spinster, of Anaghanoon(?) (father: Richard Carson, labourer) in Meetinghouse, parish of Donaghcloney on Nov.8, 1845.

Elizabeth Mercer, full age, of Hillsborough (father: Moses Mercer) to Alexander Brownlee on Jan.20, 1846, in Hillsborough Presbyterian Church.

William Mercer, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Parish of Tartaraghan (father: Arthur Mercer, farmer) to Margaret Tedford, full age, spinster, of parish of Drumcree (father: John Tedford, weaver) on Jan.15, 1846, in Parish Church of Drumcree, County Armagh. Both made their marks.

William Mercer, 24, bachelor, weaver, of Portadown (father: William Mercer, chandler) to Emily Lewis, 25, spinster, of Portadown (father: George Lewis, weaver) on Jan.11, 1846, in the Parish Church of Portadown. Both made their marks.

James Mercer, 48, widower, pensioner of Hillsborough (father: Moses Mercer, deceased) to Mary Jane Lockhart, 23, spinster, of Hillsborough (father: Joseph Lockhart, farmer) on Dec.3, 1847, in the Registry Office, Lisburn. He signed, she made her mark.

Arthur Mercer, 21, bachelor, labourer, of Clonmakate (father: Arthur Mercer, farmer) to Martha Brannen, 17, spinster, of Ballynarry (father: Robert Brannen, farmer) in Church of Milltown, County Armagh on July 27, 1847. He made his mark, she signed. Robert Brannen was a witness.

Richard Mercer, 27, bachelor, weaver, of Ballyknock, parish of Moira (father: Lenox Mercer) to Sarah Lavery, 18, spinster, of ?, parish of Moira (father: Hugh Lavery) in the Church of Moira on Oct.15, 1847.

Susanna Jane Mercer, 18, of Craig-a-Coy, Parish of Drumbo, (father: Samuel Mercer) to George Young on Jun.23, 1847, in Legacurry Presbyterian Church.

James Girdwood(?), 24, bachelor, merchant of Belfast (father: John Girdwood, farmer) to Bessie Mercer, 20, spinster, of Ballymacateer (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) in Lurgan Presbyterian Church. Both signed.

George Ansley, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Troy(?) (father: Thomas Ansley, farmer) to Martha Mercer, 16, spinster, of ? (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) in parish Church of Drumcree, County Armagh, on Aug.3, 1848. He signed, she made her mark. Henry Mercer and M. Ansley were witnesses.

William Mercer, 22, a bachelor and engineer, of Glasgow, Scotland (father: John Mercer, labourer) to Sarah McVeagh, 20, of Magheralin (father: Robert McVeagh, teacher) on Aug.14, 1848, in the Church of the Holy Trinity, parish of Magheralin. Both signed. Anne McVeagh was a witness.

James Gilmor, 25, bachelor, weaver, of Tiscullen, parish of Aghagallion (father: John Gilmor, weaver) to Mary Mercer, 24, spinster, of Tiscullen (father: James Mercer, weaver) on Oct.1, 1848, in the Registry Office, Lurgan. Linton(?) Mercer and Maria Jane Mercer were witnesses.

John Saunderson, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Breagh (father: William Saunderson, farmer) to Rose Anne Mercer, full age, spinster, of Derrycaw (father: John Mercer, weaver) on Dec.18, 1849, in the Parish Church of Drumcree, County Armagh. He signed, she made her mark.

Robert Mercer, 26, bachelor, weaver, of Kinego, Parish of Seagoe (father: William Mercer, weaver) to Mary Anne Lackey, 19, spinster, of the same place (father: George Lackey, labourer) in the Parish Church of Seagoe on March 3, 1849. Both made their marks.

Thomas Mercer, 30, bachelor, weaver, of Moyntaghs, Aghagallon (father: James Mercer, weaver) to Eliza Doon, 18, spinster, of Tanaghmore North (father: James Doon, farmer) on Sept.12, 1849, in the parish church in Lurgan, Parish of Shankill. He signed, she made her mark.

Andrew Geddis, 23, bachelor, weaver, of Knockramor (father: Henry Geddis, farmer) to Maria Jane Mercer, 21, spinster, of Lurgan (father: Duke Mercer, publican) on March 30, 1849, in the Presbyterian Church, Lurgan. Both signed. Henry Mercer was a witness.

Robert Best, 42, widower, tobacco-worker, of Lurgan (father: David Best, shoemaker) to Mary Anne Mercer, 42, widow, of Lurgan (father: Peter Barton, schoolmaster) on Dec.28, 1849, in the Registry Office, Lurgan. Both made their marks.

John Todd, full age, bachelor, of Derrylettiff (father: Arthur Todd, farmer) to Martha Mercer, full age, spinster, of Cannagola (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) on Dec.19, 1850, in the parish church of Drumcree, County Armagh. He signed, she made her mark. Robert Todd and Arthur Mercer were witnesses.

George Mercer, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Carnagola (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) to Sarah Berry, full age, spinster, of Derrylettiff (father: Jonathan Berry, farmer) on Apr.12, 1851, in the Parish Church of Drumcree.

John Mercer, 37, widower, of Annaclerk(?) (father: Thomas Mercer, weaver) to Elizabeth McCoullough, 25, spinster, of Ballyquin (?) (father: Richard(?) McCoullough, labourer) on Oct.21, 1851, in the Parish Church of Waringstown, Parish of Donacloney.

Stotherd Mercer, 22, a bachelor and a weaver of Ballymackeonan (father: Stotherd Mercer, warper), to Eliza McCoy, 21, spinster, weaver, of Dromo and Drumcro (?) (father: William McCoy, weaver) on May 16, 1851, in the Parish Church of Magheralin.

Elizabeth Mercer, 22, spinster, of Ballymacmain (father: Joshua Mercer, labourer) to David Irwin, 21, bachelor, weaver, of Ballymckeonan (father: Thomas Irwin, labourer) on Sep.20, 1851, in the Parish Church of Magheralin. Robert Mercer and Margaret McCoy were witnesses.

Joshua Mercer, 50, widower, farmer, of Ballymacmain (father: Stothard Mercer, farmer) to Adamson Leinster, 35, widow, servant, of Grace Hall Cottage (father: James Wilson, farmer) on Sep.26, 1851, in the Parish Church of Magheralin.

Atkinson Woodhouse, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Drumlellum, Tartaraghan, Armagh (father: Charles Woodhouse, farmer) to Elizabeth Mercer, full age, spinster, of Unshinagh (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) on Aug.18, 1853, in the parish church of Drumcree. He signed, she made her mark. John Mercer and Thomas Woodhouse were witnesses.

Arthur Mercer, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Cannagola (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) to Elizabeth Mullen, full age, spinster, of Drumharriff (father: John Mullen, farmer) on Oct.27, 1853, in parish church of Drumcree. He signed, she made her mark. Robert Hyde and Hugh Montgomery were witnesses.

James Mercer, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Unshinagh (father: Arthur Mercer, farmer) to Eliza Boyce, 20, spinster, of Breagh (father: John Boyce, farmer) on Jan.26, 1853, in the parish church of Tartaraghan. Both signed. John Mercer was a witness.

Michael Mercer, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Listullycurren, Dromore (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) to Mary Megarry, full age, spinster, of Ballyknock, Moira (father: John Megarry, farmer) on June 25, 1853, in the Church of St. John, Moira. He signed, she made her mark. William and Eliza Megarry were witnesses.

William Hunter Malcolm, full age, bachelor, merchant, of Belfast (father: Andrew George Malcolm, presbyterian minister) to Margaret Mary Mercer, full age, spinster, of Farm Lodge, Lurgan (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) on Aug.9, 1853, in Presbyterian Church, Lurgan. Both signed.

Thomas Davis, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Anacloy(?), parish of Blaris to Isabella Mercer, full age, spinster, of Toughblane (father: Bernard Mercer, farmer) in the Parish Church of Hillsborough on Sep.16, 1853. Andrew Mercer was a witness.

William Mercer, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Corcreeny (father: William Mercer, weaver) to Agnes Shaw, full age, spinster, of Maze Half Town(?) (father: Richard Shaw, weaver) on Mar.10, 1854, in Hillsborough Presbyterian Church. Samuel Mercer and William Shaw were witnesses.

John McCullum, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Ballyworkan (father: John McCullum, labourer) to Emily Lewis alias Mercer, full age, widow, of Armagh (father: George Lewis, weaver) on Oct.2, 1854, in the Church of Portadown, parish of Drumcree.

William John McCoy, 25, bachelor, weaver, of Ballymacbredan(?) (father: William McCoy, labourer) to Isabella Mercer, 18, spinster, weaver, of Ballymacmain (father: John Mercer, carpenter) on May 27, 1854, in the parish church of Magheralin. John Mercer was a witness.

Robert Mercer, 23, bachelor, weaver, of Ballymackeonan (father: Stothard Mercer, farmer) to Susana Clark, 23, spinster, dressmaker of Moira (father: Archibald Clark, blacksmith) on Mar.10, 1854, in the Church of St. John, Moira. Both signed.

James Maxwell, 20, bachelor, weaver, of Taheran(?) (father: Richard Maxwell, manufacturer) to Anne Mercer, 21, spinster, of Ballymackmain (father: Joshua Mercer, manufacturer) on Oct.27, 1854, in the Presbyterian Church, Lurgan. William Mercer was a witness.

Robert McKee, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Ballyshiel, parish of Ballymore (father: Edward McKee, weaver) to Martha Jane Mercer, full age, spinster, of Clare, parish of Ballymore (father: Robert Mercer, blacksmith) on Oct.12, 1855, in Clare Presbyterian Church.

John Bell Jr., full age, bachelor, linen merchant, of White House, Belfast (father: Richard Bell, linen merchant) to Anna Hull Mercer, spinster, of Farm Lodge, Lurgan (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) on Aug.20, 1856, in the Presbyterian Church, Lurgan.

Thomas Mercer, under age, bachelor, farmer, of Unshinagh (father: Arthur Mercer, farmer) to Selena Ann Todd, of age, spinster, of Clanamisha(?) (father: John Todd, farmer) in the parish church of Drumcree, Portadown on Feb.25, 1857. William Todd was a witness.

Arthur Mercer, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Unshinagh (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) to Ann Eliza Love, under age, spinster, of Inishakeel(?) (father: Robert Love, farmer) in Parish Church of Drumcree, Portadown, on Jul.9, 1857. Stevenson Mercer was a witness.

James Mercer, full age, bachelor, shoemaker, of Lurgan (father: Luke Mercer, victualler) to Ann Cully, minor, spinster, of Knocknackane (father: James Cully, weaver) in Moira Presbyterian Church on Nov.5, 1857.

John Wilson, 26, bachelor, shopkeeper, of Magheralin (father: Thomas Wilson, weaver) to Charlotte Mercer, 26, spinster, of Magheralin (father: Stothard Mercer, steward) in the Parish Church of Magheralin on Nov.29, 1859.

Francis Wilson, full age, widower, labourer, of Lurgan (father: John Wilson, labourer) to Elizabeth Mercer, 21, spinster, weaver, of Shankill (father: James Mercer, farmer) in the Parish Church of Shankill on Nov.11, 1859. Henry Mercer and Boyd Graham were witnesses (see below).

Samuel Mahaffy, 21, bachelor, shoemaker, of Lurgan (father: James Mahaffy, shoemaker) to Anne Mercer, 17, spinster, of Lurgan (father: James Mercer, farmer) in the Parish Church of Shankill on Oct.15, 1859. Henry Mercer and Boyd Graham were witnesses (see above).

Samuel Mercer, full age, bachelor, gardener, of Belfast (father: William Mercer, weaver) to Mary Shaw, full age, spinster, of Half-town(?), Moira(?) (father: Richard Shaw, weaver) in Moira Presbyterian Church on Dec.24, 1859. Thomas Shaw and William Mercer were witnesses.

William Mercer, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Unshina (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) to Sarah Proctor, full age, spinster, of Canagola (father: Richard Proctor, farmer) on Aug.16, 1860, in the Parish Church of Drumcree. Richard Proctor was a witness.

John Sharp, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Drumnamather, parish of Mullaghbrack, County Armagh (father: Robert Sharp, weaver) to Elizabeth Mercer, full age, spinster, of Clare, parish of Ballymore (father: Robert Mercer, blacksmith) in Clare Presbyterian Church, parish of Ballymore, Banbridge on Sep.12, 1861.

Agnes Mercer, full age, spinster, of Listullycurran, Dromore (father: Samuel Mercer, farmer) to Robert Standfield, full age, bachelor, farmer of same place (father: William Standfield, farmer) in the Second Presbyterian Church of Dromore on Apr.24, 1861. One of the witnesses was Stephenson Mercer.

James Malcolmson, 28, bachelor, sergeant in R.A., of Ballymagin (father: John Malcolmson, weaver) to Charlotte Jane Mercer, 22, spinster of Ballymagin (father: Thomas Mercer, weaver) on Jun.4, 1862, in the Parish Church of Magheralin. Witnesses were William King and Cherrie Mercer.

Hugh Mercer, full age, bachelor, esquire, of Lurgan (father: Henry Mercer, gentleman) to Annie Elizabeth Armstrong, full age, spinster, of Eden-Hall, Seagoe (father: Thomas Armstrong, gentleman) on May 18, 1864, in the Parish Church of Seagoe. Both signed.

Robert Mercer, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Cannagola (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) to Margaret Ann Kingsborough, minor, spinster, of Drumalis (father: Henry Kingsborough, farmer) on Apr.21, 1865, in the Parish Church of Drumcree, County Armagh. Both signed. Mercer Stevenson was a witness (written in same hand as rest of form so may have confused first and last names).

Francis Lowdon(?), full age, bachelor, farmer, of Derrycaw (father: Robert Lowdon(?), farmer) to Jane Mercer, full age, spinster, of Derrycaw (father: Henry Mercer, farmer) on Dec.7, 1865, in the Parish Church of Drumcree, County Armagh. Both signed. William Mercer was a witness.

Robert Mercer, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Ballynagowan, parish of Drumcree (father: John Mercer, weaver) to Mary Beattie, minor, spinster, of Corcrain (father: John Beattie, weaver) on Sep.22, 1865, in the Parish Church of Portadown. Both made their marks.

Robert Porter, full age, bachelor, flax spinner, of Belfast (father: James Porter, presbyterian minister) to Susanna Priscilla Mercer, full age, spinster, of Ballymacateer (father: Henry Mercer, gentleman) on Sep.6, 1865, in First Presbyterian Church, Lurgan. Both signed. Hugh Mercer, Jr., was a witness.

James Gould, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Moygannon (father: John Gould, labourer) to Rachel Mercer, full age, spinster, of Ballygunahan (father: William Mercer, labourer) on Nov.29, 1866, in the Parish Church, Waringstown. Both made their marks. Thomas Mercer was a witness.

James Smith, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Clonmakate (father: Thomas Smith, labourer) to Elizabeth Mercer, minor, spinster, of Clonmakate (father: William Mercer, labourer) on Sep.27, 1866, in the District Church of Milltown, County Armagh.

Joseph White, full age, bachelor, weaver, of Magheralin (father: Solomon White, blacksmith) to Mary Ann Mercer, full age, spinster of Magheralin (father: Thomas Mercer, farmer) in 1867 in the Parish Church of Magheralin. He made his mark, she signed. Thomas and Alice Mercer were witnesses.

James Mercer, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Listullycurran, Dromore Parish (father: James Mercer, weaver) to Margaret Armstrong, minor, spinster, of Ballygowan, Moira (father: James Armstrong, weaver) on May 3, 1868, in the Church of St. John, Moira. He signed, she made her mark. Samuel Mercer was a witness.

John Carroll, 40, widower, weaver, of Lurgan (father: William Carroll) to Jane Mercer, 21, of Lurgan (father: Henry Mercer, weaver) on Jan.9, 1869, in Parish Church of Lurgan.

Andrew Mercer, 26, bachelor, farmer, of Aughindrenarm(?), Hillsborough (father: William Mercer, farmer) to Anne Megarry, 22, spinster, of Byknock(?), parish of Moira (father: James Megarry, deceased farmer) on May 4, 1869, in the Parish Church of St. John, Moira.

Richard Matchett, 21, bachelor, farmer, of Derrycor (father: Richard Matchett, farmer) to Margaret Mercer, 21, spinster, of Ballynarry, County Armagh (father: Arthur Mercer, farmer) on Sep.29, 1870, in the District Church of Milltown.

William John Mercer, a farm labourer of Ballymagin, County Down, and member of the Church of Ireland (father: Thomas Mercer, farm labourer) was on Dec.25, 1885, in St. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Ballymacarrett, County Down, married to Sarah Anne Hewitt of 15 Cable Street, spinster and member of the Church of Ireland (father: James Hewitt, farm labourer). Witnesses were Richardson Hewitt and Charlotte Jane McKinley.

Last updated 9/9/99.


Christopher E. Brennen