From the will of Francis Mercer, clerk, rector of Godsmanton, Dorset, dated Jan. 25, 1667, proved Jan. 31, 1668 [transcribed in Henry F. Waters' Genealogical Gleanings in England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1901), 1:787]:
I give thirty pounds to the children or child of my son Peter Mercer, another thirty pounds to the children or child of my daughter Jane now the unhappy wife of Edward Furber. . . .