Commander John Davis Mercer




William Charles Fahie Mercer, born 1814 St Kitts, son of John Davis Mercer, was convicted of fraud in Gibraltar in 1836 and was given a sentence of transportation for life. He sailed on the Sarah, departing for Van Diemen’s Land on 29/12/1836. On 23/12/1844 a pardon was granted: ‘Government Notice – Colonial Secretary’s Office Dec. 23rd, 1844 – The Queen has been pleased to authorise the issue of a Conditional Pardon to William Charles Fahie Mercer, who was tried at Gibraltar, in 1836. – By His Excellency’s Command, J. E. Bicheno.’ Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 – 1857). William seems to have died in 1891 in Australia.