Mercer, Peter [Stewart]


Student United College 1835-1836 Gk. Jun.; Lat. Jun. 1836-1837 Gk. Prov.; Log.; Math. 1 1837-1838 Gk. Prov.; Math. 2 &3; Ethics. 1839-1840 Gk. Prov.; Physics.

D.D. 9.2.1878.


Born 16.12.1821 at Perth son of James Mercer and Margaret [?Stewart].


Theology student U.P. Church [United Presbyterian Church] 1838-1843.

Licensed by Dundee U.P. presbytery [Dundee United Presbyterian presbytery] 1843.

U.P. minister [United Presbyterian minister] Mainsriddell 1846-1849. Drymen 1850-1854. Joined Free Church in 1856.

Minister Port Adelaide 1855-1861 (resigned). Went to Victoria. Held charges at Taradale 1 year, Richmond 2 years, Echuca & Deniliquin 6 years. General Secretary of Church and interim Professor of Sacred Languages, Ormond College 1865-1883. Moderator General Assembly of Victoria 1882-1884.


Died at Mentone, Victoria [Australia] 2.9.1902.


  • R. Hamilton, Jubilee history of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria p373
  • Small i 234, 264
  • Edinburgh, New College, G. Brown, Annals of the Divinity Hall of the Secession Church of Scotland...(?1869) Manuscript UPC3
  • Argus 3.9.1902 p7
  • Information from Miss Penny Mercer, 24 M’Intyre Drive, Altona 3018, 8.9.1986