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Thursday, May 10, 2012

What is a Mercer?

A mercer is a dealer in textiles. William Munford came to Virginia as an agent of his brother John Munford, a London grocer. He described himself in various deeds as a mercer, sometimes a tobacconist. Source: William and Mary Quarterly Vol 3, page 128; York County records vol 1657-62 pp 28, 135.

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