Hugh Mercer (1725–1777)

Early Years King James II Mercer was born on January 17, 1725, at Pitsligo Kirk, the family farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His parents were William Mercer, a Presbyterian minister, and Ann Monro Mercer. By 1744, he had obtained a medical degree from the University of Aberdeen. Mercer and his family were Jacobites, meaning that they … Continue reading Hugh Mercer (1725–1777)