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Elizabeth MERCER (1860-1934)

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Elizabeth MERCER, 1920, age 59

Name: Elizabeth MERCER
Sex: Female
Father: Arthur MERCER (c. 1822-1863)
Mother: Mary Ann KNIGHT (c. 1831-1906)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 12 Dec 1860 Aston, Birmingham, UK1,2,3,4
7 Court, Birchall Street
Q4 1860 Aston 6d 250 for Elizabeth MERCER
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 0) Infant At Home; Deritend, Birmingham, UK5
6 Court 7 Birchall St, Deritend, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Elizabeth MERCER stated age 4 months
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 10) Child In Lodgings; Birmingham, UK6
Court 12 House 1, 50 Rea Street, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Elizabeth MERCER stated age 10
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 20) Button Coverer; Birmingham, UK7
3 Victoria Buildings, Clive Terrace, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Elizabeth MERCER stated age 20
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 30) Button Coverer; Birmingham, UK8
15 Court 6 House, Highgate Street, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Elizabeth PERRY stated age 30
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 40) Housewife; Birmingham, UK9
3 Albert Terrace, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Elizabeth PERRY stated age 40
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 50) Housewife; Birmingham, UK10
3 Albert Terrace, Ladypool Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK
Entry was for Elizabeth PERRY stated age 50
Death 9 Mar 1934 (age 73) Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK11
1b Raddlebarn Road
Q1 1934 Birmingham 6d 641 for Elizabeth PERRY stated age 73

Marriage

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Spouse: John PERRY, 1920, age 61

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Son: Hubert John PERRY, 1919, age 28

Spouse John PERRY (1858-1925)
Children Hubert John PERRY (1891-1983)
Marriage 25 Dec 1889 (age 29) Aston, Birmingham, UK12
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Bordesley, Aston, Birmingham, UK
Q4 1889 Aston 6d 521 for John PERRY m Elizabeth MERCER
Father of John PERRY was Joseph PERRY, a Cart Gear Maker

Individual Note

Elizabeth MERCER was born in 1860 as the fifth of six children. Her father was Arthur MERCER, a House Painter, and her mother was Mary MERCER nee KNIGHT. Elizabeth's father died in 1864 when she was aged 3, and her mother then married again to Thomas GARDNER in 1867. In 1871 aged 10, the Census shows Elizabeth lodging with her stepfather Thomas GARDNER and her mother (Mary GARDNER formerly MERCER nee KNIGHT). By 1881 aged 20 she (and her blind brother Arthur MERCER) were lodgers living in Clive Terrace, Birmingham. Elizabeth MERCER worked as a Button Coverer throughout the 1880's. In 1889 aged 29 Elizabeth MERCER, a spinster of no stated occupation, became the 2nd wife of John PERRY, a File Cutter. Elizabeth was illiterate at the date of her marriage. Elizabeth gave birth to Hubert John PERRY, her only child, in Aston in 1891. Elizabeth outlived her husband John who died in 1925 aged 66. Elizabeth herself died in Selly Oak in 1934 aged 73.

 

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Sources

1"UK GRO B Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/b_elizabeth_mercer.pdf
2"UK FreeBMD Bir".
3"Surname Origin". See https://www.surnamedb.com/surname/kirkwood
4"Family Tree". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/tree_elizabeth_mercer_b_1860.pdf
5"UK Census 1861". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1861_arthur_mercer.pdf
6"UK Census 1871". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1871_elizabeth_mercer.pdf
7"UK Census 1881". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1881_elizabeth_mercer.pdf
8"UK Census 1891". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1891_john_perry_jnr.pdf
9"UK Census 1901". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1901_john_perry_jnr.pdf
10"UK Census 1911". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/c_1911_john_perry_jnr.pdf
11"UK GRO D Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/d_elizabeth_perry_nee_mercer.pdf
12"UK GRO M Cert.". See http://fhweb.fastmail.com/lnk/m_john_perry_elizabeth_mercer.pdf