Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Andrew Kerr, of Cessford and Auldtounburn, on Scottish border with England,
Thomas Kerr, of Smailholm, 1st of Ferniehirst,
mar Margaret Ker [dau of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehirst, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, on Scottish border with England],
he inherited Ferniehirst by mar,
ancestor of Kerr of Ferniehirst,
he died pre-1484,
Sir Andrew Kerr, of Ferniehirst,
mar pre-1501 to Janet Home,
he died post-1545,
William Kerr, of Ancram and Woodheid,
mar Margaret Dundas [descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I],
he was assassinated in Edinburgh, Dec 1590, by his cousin Robert Ker, the future 1st Earl of Roxburghe,
Sir William Carr (and here and search),
of Etal, Northumberland,
sometimes written Kerr,
styled himself as 8th Baronet Kerr, of Greenhead, but this was not officially recognised,
Etal Manor was built for him in 1748, at the E end of Etal village (see map),
Thomas Hopper and Margaret Smirk worked in his service,
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