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First Reading

Terry F  •  Link

Mary Mercer
An attractive 17-year-old when hired as maid to Elizabeth Pepys 27 August 1664, Mary was daughter of William Mercer http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclo… in whose house Will Hewer had been living.

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:-

(b. 1647) Elizabeth Pepys' companion 1664-6; the daughter of William and Nichola Mercer of St. Olive's parish. Her mother (probably a widow by 1664) lived on the n. side of Crutched Friars (? in French Ordinary Court), where Will Hewer lodged with her. She died in 1673. Mary had two brothers: James (b. 1649) and William (1651 - 71), the latter of whom is mentioned by name in the diary. The parish registers record only her sisters Sarah and Elizabeth.

Second Reading

Ricadus  •  Link

She and her brother both died young, in their twenties.

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