William Thomas Mercer
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William Thomas Mercer (Chinese: 孖沙) (17 October 1821 - 23 May 1879) was a British colonial administrator who served as the Colonial Treasurer (1845-1854), Auditor General (1854-1858), Colonial Secretary (1854-1868), and Administrator, between 15 March 1865 to 11 March 1866. He was succeeded by Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, who became the 6th Governor of Hong Kong.
Mercer married Mary Phillips Nind September 1862. Mary was born in Hargrave, Berkshire c 1836.
Mercer became Colonial Secretary on 29 November 1854 and remained thereafter the chief executive officer of the Colony until retirement on pension in 1867.
In 1869 Mercer published the book "Under the Peak; or, Jottings in Verse".
- Endacott, G. B. (2005) . A biographical sketch-book of early Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. ISBN 978-962-209-742-1.
|Auditor-General of Hong Kong
William Hepburn Rennie
|Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong
John Cardiner Austin
Sir Hercules Lord Robinson, Bt
|Administrator of Hong Kong
March 1865 – March 1866
Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell
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