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John Colclough Mercier

John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 30 Aug 2009 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Colclough and Mercier
Any assistance would be much appreciated.

I have recently come across my 4xgreat grandfather John Colclough Mercier. I am particularly intrigued by him as he was an artisit (as was his son Charles who has a couple of portraits in the National Portraits Gallery in London). However, after some Google searches I have found a John Colclough Mercier who has a long line dating back to the tudor period including a Sir Anthony Colclough, an officer in Henry VIII's army who owned Tintern Abbey in Ireland.

I cannot see John Colclough Mercier being a very popular name and would like to link the two lineages together. The information I have on John Colclough Mercier is that he was born circa 1813 in Ireland. He died in 1864 in Anglesey, Wales.

If the two John Colclough Merciers are one of the same, this would suggest that his mother would have been 59 years of age when she gave birth to John (Mary Ann Colclough, born circa 1759, married to a John Mercier).

Any information would be very welcome.

Regards,
Christian McCale

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 31 Aug 2009 7:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
My further thoughts consider that Mary Ann Colclough and John Mercier maybe my 4xgreat grandfather John Colclough Mercier's grandparents, suggesting a missing generation.

Mary Ann Colclough and John Mercier had 9 children from what I can see, of which four boys: -

John Colclough;
Abel;
William; and
George.

I don't wish to throw in a red herring, but one of these could be my 4xggrandfathers father???

If anyone could shed any light on this, it would be appreciated.

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 15 Aug 2012 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mercier, Colclough
I have just come upon your post and perhaps at this stage you have the answer to your questions.

John Colclough Mercier, the portrait painter who died in Wales in 1864, was the elder son of John Colclough Mercier who himself was the eldest son of John Mercier and Mary Colclough. Her ancestor was Sir Anthony Colclough who came to Ireland in the reign of Henry VII.
John Mercier was the grandson of a french Huguenot, de Mercier, who left the Langue D'oc rgion of France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, going first to England and then settling near Goresgrove, Kilkenny.

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 20 Aug 2012 2:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mercier
I have just read your post and also the ones posted previously which you referred to. John Colclough Mercier (d 1864) was my 2 X Great Grandfather on my Mother's side of the family. I have got the Colclough family more or less traced back to around 1200 but the missing threads I have are the Mercier's between David who it seems died about 1716 and to the dates of birth and death of John Mercier, father of John Colclough Mercier if that makes sense. I have found the Internet quite helpful in providing information though one can't rely on accuracy there.

I would appreciate hearing from you with anything you are able to assist me with.

Thank you

Stephen Sherring

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 20 Aug 2012 11:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'd be interested to read about the tracing of the Colcloughs to 1200.

Also, are you related to the Shearin family that intermarried with the Colcloughs?

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 8:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Many thanks Kath for your very informative account. It is comforting to know that I am on the right tracks.

When I made the link a couple of years ago, I thought that I had got carried away with hints from other peoples research. You then get confused about what information you have confirmed and what you have added/assumed with no real sources.

The Colclough line is certainly interesting. I don't know much about the Merciers though ... any information that you have would be very much appreciated.

Regards,

Christian McCale

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for responding to the thread Stephen. John Colclough Mercier (1813-1864) was my 4xgreat grandfather. My great grandmother on my maternal side was a Mercier (Eleanor Vyvyan), daughter of Maunsell Mercier, grand-daughter of Charles Mercier.

I am intrigued to know your lineage to John Colclough Mercier. If you would prefer my email is mcc41e@gmail.com

Regards,

Christian McCale

Re: John Colclough Mercier

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
GGBonner,

I believe there are many more on here that know more than I do regarding the Colclough lineage. I am not familiar with the Shearins unfortunately, but good luck all the same.

Regards,

Christian.
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