Richard Mercer

M, b. 3 May 1657
Father*Edward Mercer b. 3 Jun 1626, d. 1680
Mother*Elizabeth Whitcher b. 1630, d. 12 Dec 1694
  • Richard Mercer was born at Northampton, England, on 3 May 1657.
  • He was the son of Edward Mercer and Elizabeth Whitcher.
  • Richard Mercer was baptized on 31 May 1657 at Thorpe Mandeville, Northampton, England, Father: Edward Mercer
    Mother: Elizabeth.

Richard Mercer

M, b. 1 August 1688, d. before 1710
Father*Thomas Mercer b. Dec 1655, d. 13 Sep 1716
Mother*Mary Greenaway b. 20 Jan 1665, d. 3 Jun 1723
  • Richard Mercer was born at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northampton, England, on 1 August 1688.
  • He was the son of Thomas Mercer and Mary Greenaway.
  • Richard Mercer died before 1710.

Mary Mercer

F, b. 1689, d. 1768
Father*Thomas Mercer b. Dec 1655, d. 13 Sep 1716
Mother*Mary Greenaway b. 20 Jan 1665, d. 3 Jun 1723
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 August 1710As of 26 August 1710,her married name was Pennell.

Children of Mary Mercer and William Pennell

William Pennell

M, b. 11 August 1681, d. 1757
Father*Robert Pennell d. c 1728
Mother*Hannah Johnson b. 1640, d. 1711
  • William Pennell was born at Middleton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, on 11 August 1681.
  • He was the son of Robert Pennell and Hannah Johnson.
  • William Pennell married Mary Mercer, daughter of Thomas Mercer and Mary Greenaway, on 26 August 1710 at Concord Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • William Pennell died in 1757 at Middleton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.

Children of William Pennell and Mary Mercer

Elizabeth Mercer

F, b. 14 August 1692, d. 1751
Father*Thomas Mercer b. Dec 1655, d. 13 Sep 1716
Mother*Mary Greenaway b. 20 Jan 1665, d. 3 Jun 1723
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 September 1712As of 12 September 1712,her married name was Woodward.
Married Name9 September 1716As of 9 September 1716,her married name was Vestal.
     Elizabeth Mercer was (an unknown value).

Child of Elizabeth Mercer and Joseph Woodward

Children of Elizabeth Mercer and William Vestal

Joseph Woodward

M, d. 28 September 1715
Father*Richard Woodward
Mother*Jane (?)

Child of Joseph Woodward and Elizabeth Mercer

William Vestal

M, b. 16 September 1692, d. 1746
Father*William Vestall Sr. b. 1667, d. 1701
Mother*Alice Glover b. c 1672, d. a 1700

Children of William Vestal and Elizabeth Mercer

Mary Vestal

F, b. 1725, d. 1818
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751
  • Mary Vestal was born at Pennsylvania in 1725.
  • She was the daughter of William Vestal and Elizabeth Mercer.
  • William Jay married Mary Vestal at Winchester, Fredrick Co., VA, in 1743.
  • She died in 1818 at New Burlington, Fulton Co., OH.

Child of Mary Vestal and William Jay

John Vestal

M, b. 1717
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751

David Vestal

M, b. 16 August 1736
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751

Thomas Vestal

M, b. 8 November 1727
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751

William Vestal

M, b. 1720
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751

James Vestal

M, b. circa 1730
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751

Jemima Vestal

F, b. 1737
Father*William Vestal b. 16 Sep 1692, d. 1746
Mother*Elizabeth Mercer b. 14 Aug 1692, d. 1751

Ann Mercer

F, b. 1693, d. before 15 September 1722
Father*Thomas Mercer b. Dec 1655, d. 13 Sep 1716
Mother*Mary Greenaway b. 20 Jan 1665, d. 3 Jun 1723
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 October 1713As of 28 October 1713,her married name was Pierce.

Children of Ann Mercer and Joshua Pierce

Citations

  1. [S254] Colonial Families in the U.S. unknown record type, by unknown photographer.

Joshua Pierce

M, b. 5 January 1684, d. 15 September 1752
Father*George Pierce
Mother*Ann Gainer
     Joshua Peirce, b. 5th January, 1684; d. 15th September, 1752; m. (firstly) 28th August, 1713, Anna MERCER, dau. of Thomas and Mary MERCER of Westtown, Pa; m. (secondly) 15th September, 1722, Rachel GILPIN of Birmingham, Ga., dau. of Joseph and Hannah (GLOVER) GILPIN of Birmingham, Ga.
1. GEORGE, b. 5th May, 1714; d. 2d October, 1775; m. Lydia ROBERTS.
2. Mary, b. 3d March, 1717; m. William CLOUD.
3. Ann, b. 20th October, 1718; m. (firstly) Caleb MENDENHALL; m. (secondly) Adam REDD.1 Joshua Pierce left a will on 23 August 1752 Joshua Peirce. East Marlborough. 8/23/1752. September 23, 1752. C. 365. Provides for wife Rachel. To son George 5 shillings. To son Joshua the plantation I purchased of Daniel Harry, containing 177 acres. To son Joseph, a lot in Wilmington containing 31 perches, also 5 shillings. To son Caleb that part of my plantation I now live on containing 189 acres. To son Isaac at 21, the remainder of plantation containing 122 acres being the north part thereof. To daughters Mary Cloud and Ann Mendenhall £40 each. Executor: Son Caleb.2

Children of Joshua Pierce and Ann Mercer

Citations

  1. [S254] Colonial Families in the U.S. unknown record type, by unknown photographer.
  2. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania, Book Page: C:365.

Thomas Mercer

M, b. 29 August 1690, d. 28 January 1758
Thomas Mercer signature 1733
Father*Thomas Mercer b. Dec 1655, d. 13 Sep 1716
Mother*Mary Greenaway b. 20 Jan 1665, d. 3 Jun 1723
  • Thomas Mercer was born at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northampton, England, on 29 August 1690.
  • He was the son of Thomas Mercer and Mary Greenaway.
  • Thomas Mercer married Hannah Taylor, daughter of Josiah Taylor and Elizabeth Pennell, on 26 January 1711 at Springfield Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Thomas Mercer died on 28 January 1758 at Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 67.
  • He was buried after 28 January 1758 at Old Caln Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • His estate was probated on 19 June 1759 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
    Probate account of estate for Thomas Mercer died 28 Jan 1758 Chester PA
     Thomas Mercer was (an unknown value). On 11 February 1733 at Orphan's Court, Chester, Pennsylvania, Request for guardianship for children of Joseph Mercer by uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham; also listed as 1734.
11 Feb 1733 Chester County, PA Orphans Court for children of Joseph Mercer - uncles Thomas Mercer and John Wickersham as guardians
He left a will before 28 January 1758 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Thomas Mercer of Westtown. January 28, 1758. Adm. to Thos and Dan'l Mercer.1

Children of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor

Citations

  1. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania.

Hannah Taylor

F, b. 1692, d. 1758
Father*Josiah Taylor b. 11 Mar 1668, d. 19 Mar 1765
Mother*Elizabeth Pennell
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1710As of 1710,her married name was Mercer.
  • Hannah Taylor was born at Pennsylvania in 1692.
  • She was the daughter of Josiah Taylor and Elizabeth Pennell.
  • Hannah Taylor married Thomas Mercer, son of Thomas Mercer and Mary Greenaway, on 26 January 1711 at Springfield Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Hannah Taylor was buried in 1758 at Old Caln Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • She died in 1758.

Children of Hannah Taylor and Thomas Mercer

Rachel Mercer

F, b. 2 June 1712
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 December 1728As of 23 December 1728,her married name was Davis.
  • Rachel Mercer was born at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 2 June 1712.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • Evan Davis married Rachel Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 23 December 1728.

Daniel Mercer

M, b. 14 September 1714, d. 25 June 1807
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
  • Daniel Mercer was born at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania, on 14 September 1714.
  • He was the son of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • Rebecca Townsend married Daniel Mercer at Birmingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, on 20 November 1735.
  • He was the administrator of Thomas Mercer's estate on 19 June 1759 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Daniel Mercer died on 25 June 1807 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennslyvania, at age 92.
  • He was buried after 25 June 1807 at Kennett Friends Burial Ground, Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania.
     At Chester, Pennsylvania, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania biography of Thomas Mercer including wife Mary and son Joseph and grandson Daniel (son of Thomas).

Children of Daniel Mercer and Rebecca Townsend

Robert Mercer

M, b. 26 September 1716, d. 3 February 1785
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
  • Robert Mercer was born at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 26 September 1716.
  • He was the son of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • Olive Pyle married Robert Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 1 September 1734.
  • He died on 3 February 1785 at Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, at age 68.

Children of Robert Mercer and Olive Pyle

Evan Davis

M
  • Evan Davis married Rachel Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 23 December 1728.

Rebecca Townsend

F, b. 1710, d. 13 October 1792
Father*John Townsend
Mother*Catherine (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 November 1735As of 20 November 1735,her married name was Mercer.
  • Rebecca Townsend was born at Long Island, New York, in 1710.
  • She was the daughter of John Townsend and Catherine (?).
  • Rebecca Townsend married Daniel Mercer at Birmingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, on 20 November 1735.
  • Rebecca Townsend died on 13 October 1792 at East Marlborough, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • She was buried after 13 October 1792 at Kennett Friends Burial Ground, Kennett Square, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Children of Rebecca Townsend and Daniel Mercer

Olive Pyle

F, b. 1714, d. 1780
Father*William Pyle d. 12 Jan 1789
Mother*Olive Bennett b. 1690, d. 1732
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 September 1734As of 1 September 1734,her married name was Mercer.
  • Olive Pyle was born at Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1714.
  • She was the daughter of William Pyle and Olive Bennett.
  • Olive Pyle married Robert Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 1 September 1734.
  • Olive Pyle died in 1780.

Children of Olive Pyle and Robert Mercer

Thomas Mercer

M, b. 26 August 1718
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
  • Thomas Mercer was born on 26 August 1718 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • Thomas Mercer was the administrator of Thomas Mercer's estate on 19 June 1759 at Chester, Pennsylvania.

Ann Mercer

F, b. 8 August 1720, d. 16 January 1786
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 April 1763As of 20 April 1763,her married name was Seal.
  • Ann Mercer was born on 8 August 1720 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • John Polis Seal married Ann Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 20 April 1763.
  • She died on 16 January 1786 at age 65 Prove date from will.
     Ann Mercer left a will on 8 September 1785 at Chester, Pennsylvania, Seal, Ann Polis. Westtown. Sept. 8, 1785. Jan. 16, 1786. To my husband John Polis Seal £13.4 per annum during life. To my brother Daniel Mercer 20 shillings. To brother Robert Mercer £20. To my late sister Hannah Yearsley's children £50, that is £6.5 to each of them, Lydia Smith, Robert, Isaac and Thomas Yearsley, Ann Eavenson, Hannah, Patience and Nathan Yearsley, to be paid them at decease of my husband. To sisters Mary Matlack and Patience Smedley and brother Thomas Mercer, £50 each. To negro Hannah £9. Executor: Brother Thomas Mercer. John Polis Seal's power to his wife dated Sept. 8, 1785, recorded.1

Citations

  1. [S229] Pennsylvania Wills Chester County Wills, by Pennsylvania.

John Polis Seal

M
  • John Polis Seal married Ann Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 20 April 1763.

Hannah Mercer

F, b. 28 March 1724, d. 27 December 1770
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameSeptember 1746As of September 1746,her married name was Yearsley.
  • Hannah Mercer was born on 28 March 1724 at Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • Thomas Yearsley married Hannah Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, in September 1746.
  • She died on 27 December 1770 at Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 46.

Children of Hannah Mercer and Thomas Yearsley

Thomas Yearsley

M, b. 19 November 1723, d. 17 June 1770
  • Thomas Yearsley was born on 19 November 1723 at Thornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Thomas Yearsley married Hannah Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, in September 1746.
  • Thomas Yearsley died on 17 June 1770 at Thornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 46.

Children of Thomas Yearsley and Hannah Mercer

Phebe Mercer

F, b. 20 May 1726
Father*Thomas Mercer b. 29 Aug 1690, d. 28 Jan 1758
Mother*Hannah Taylor b. 1692, d. 1758
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 August 1743As of 20 August 1743,her married name was Martin.
  • Phebe Mercer was born on 20 May 1726 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Mercer and Hannah Taylor.
  • John Martin married Phebe Mercer at Chester, Pennsylvania, on 20 August 1743.