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Watts alias Mercer

Discussion in 'General Family History Queries' started by GrannyBarb, Sep 5, 2016.

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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    This "Pillsbury" book is great! Thanks to our friend, the snipping tool, I have page images I can look at later on lines I haven't gotten to yet! :) I didn't get to Watts-Mercer until late, so have only done a cursory look.

    The author makes a good case that my Samuel Watts, who married two Elizabeth Ayer(s), was a Watts alias Mercer. He came to America as a very young apprentice/servant, was a bit of a naughty boy in his youth :nailbiting:, and went on to be a respectable adult - dropping the alias business. His eldest son, John, however, used the alias on some documents, which clinches the connection. ;)

    After 'morning chores' I'll capture more page images, collect them all into a folder where I can find them again (very important step), and go back to see how many of the author's sources I can find to verify.

    What is not in this book on this line, at least, are leads back to England beyond what I have already in this thread. I'll come back with a few direct quotes later, if I run across anything to further the hunt.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Even my interest perked up here as I have Guyatt from Hampshire & Mercer-[miss] of Kent marrying into my family lines.
     
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