Mary Ann Merson

F, #4162, b. 26 July 1859, d. 25 August 1901
     Mary Ann Merson was born on 26 July 1859 at Parish of Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of George Merson and Ann Goodbrand.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1861 census at 32 Sandend, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Merson, head; Ann Merson, wife; Maryann Merson, daughter; Georgina Merson, daughter; Maryann Hay, servant.2
She married James Gardiner at 88 Seatown, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 4 October 1878.3,4,5 As of 4 October 1878, her married name was Mary Ann Gardiner. Mary died on 25 August 1901 at 221 Seatown, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 42.6,4

Child of Mary Ann Merson and James Gardiner


  1. [S6663] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Mary Ann Merson, female. Birth: 26 JUL 1859 Fordyce, Banff, Scotland. Father: George Merson. Mother: Ann Godbrand (sic)."
  2. [S6757] 1861, Scottish Census, "Maryann Merson, daughter, female, age 1, born in Banffshire, Fordyce, resident at 32 Village of Sandend."
  3. [S6662] James Gardiner to Mary Ann Merson, Marriage entry, "1878 on the Fourth day of October at No. 88 Seatown, Cullen. After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. James Gardiner, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 21, usual residence Cullen, parents Alexander Gardiner, Fisherman and Jane Gardiner M.S. Findlay. Mary Ann Merson, Domestic Servant (Spinster), age 19, usual residence Cullen, parents George Merson, Fisherman and Ann Merson M.S. Goodbrand. George Henderson Par. Minr. of Cullen. George Smith Witness. James Findlay Witness. Registered 1878 October 7th at Cullen, Jno. Allan Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S6659] James Gardiner, Mary Ann Merson, Surname: Gardiner. Forename: James. Spouse Surname: Merson. Spouse Forename: Mary Ann. Year: 1878. Ref: 150/ 11. Registration District Name: Cullen.
  6. [S6664] Mary Ann Gardiner née Merson, Register of Deaths in the Burgh of Cullen in the County of Banff, "Mary Ann Gardiner, Married to James Gardiner, Fisherman, died 1901, August Twenty Fifth 4h 0m A.M. at 221 Seatown, Cullen, Female, 42 years. Father: George Merson, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Merson M.S. Goodbrand. Cause of death: Strangulated Hernia, 8 days, As certified by T. MacHardy M.B.C.M. Cullen. Informant: James Gardiner, Widower (Present). Registered: 1901, August 26th at Cullen, John G. Dunbar, Registrar."