Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
William Kerr, of Maesmor Hall (see here),
mar 1stly, 27 Mar 1852 [him age 21, her age 39]
near Maesmor [GRO.UK],
to Elizabeth Parry [Elizabeth Mary Parry, bapt 7th July 1812].
She married at age 39 and then had 4 children.
At son's birth 1853
William is listed as "gentleman", living
(must be Esgair Llyverin), Pennal,
W of Machynlleth,
W coast of C Wales
They are listed in 1861 census at Llanenddwyn, Merionethshire. He is "Captain Militia". They have 3 servants.
They later lived at Maesmor Hall.
They are listed at Maesmor Hall in [Census, 1871]. He is "Captain Militia". They have 1 servant. Their children are not listed there.
He was on the committee which managed the estate of Elizabeth's sister Jane Parry after 1872. In an affidavit 27th Jan 1873 he said "I have unfortunately not the slightest doubt that she is and has been unsound mind and is incapable of managing her own affairs".
The committee contributed to the building of St. Catherine's Church, Maerdy, near Maesmor (built 1878, NOT St. Katherine's).
[Hubbard, 1986] says that William Kerr gave the land for the church, and is also credited as being the "designer" of the church.
They are listed at Maesmor Hall in [Census, 1881]. He is "J.P." They have 6 servants.
[House Book of Arthur Augustus Gibbon] refers to "Major W. Kerr" on 7 Sept 1882.
Listed in [Burkes LG, 1886] as Major of Northampton Militia.
After her sister Jane died 1889, Elizabeth was administratrix of estate, settlement dated 10th March 1890.
They are listed at Maesmor Hall in [Census, 1891]. He is "living on his own means". They have 5 servants.
He is listed in [Walford, 1892] as a Justice of the Peace for Denbighshire and also as Hon. Major of the Northampton and Rutland Militia.
They are listed at Maesmor Hall in [Census, 1901]. They have 5 servants.
Elizabeth died 11 May 1908, age 95 yrs.
See probate. Granted 5 Jan 1909 to William.
William mar 2ndly, in old age, July 1908 [him age 78, her age 41]
to Mary Susan Wayne [Susie, born Sept 1866,
dau of Robert Sewallis Wayne
and Georgiana Reynolds Sydney].
He died 10 Mar 1911, age 80 yrs.
(todo) See death of William Kerr, age 80, Corwen, [GRO.UK], 1st qr 1911, vol 11 b, p 253,
See probate. Probate of William Kerr, of Maesmor, granted 22 July 1911 to "Mary Susan Kerr", widow.
Mary Susan is listed at Maesmor in 1911 census. She has 4 servants. Signs herself "Mrs. S. Kerr" [Susie Kerr].
She died 16 May 1961, Bath, age 94 yrs (an amazing 131 years after her husband was born, and 148 years after her husband's first wife was born).
William had issue by 1st wife Elizabeth:
He was living Margaret Street, London, at 2nd mar.
[House Book of Arthur Augustus Gibbon] refers to a wedding present for W.J. Kerr on 23 May 1899.
He mar 2ndly, 1 June 1899, London, to Florence Maud May Winter [born 1868 or 1869, Drayton, Norfolk].
They mar at All Saints, Margaret Street, London. See church entry.
She was dau of Henry Burton Winter, Colonel, Royal Fusiliers. She was living Cromer, Norfolk, at mar.
They lived Cromer, Norfolk, at least 1901 to 1911.
They are listed in 1901 census at The Lodge, Cliff Avenue, Cromer, Norfolk. He is "living on own means". They have 5 servants.
They are listed in 1911 census at Faldonside, Cliff Avenue, Cromer, Norfolk. His income is "private means". They have a governess and 4 servants.
See auction notice where he is selling off 1470 acres of the Maesmor estate on 7 Dec 1920.
He had issue by 2nd wife:
mar 2ndly to ---- and had issue:
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