Sometimes spelt Ker or Carr.
- Sources yet to be consulted:
of Cessford and Auldtounburn,
on Scottish border with England,
in 1451 he was granted the barony of Old Roxburgh
as at 1457 he held post of Warden of the Marches,
of Smailholm, 1st of Ferniehirst,
mar Margaret Ker [dau of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehirst,
on Scottish border with England],
he inherited Ferniehirst by mar,
ancestor of Kerr of Ferniehirst,
he died pre-1484,
Sir Andrew Kerr,
mar pre-1501 to
he died post-1545,
ancestor of Kerr of Ancram, Roxburghshire,
mar Isabel Home
Robert III, King of Scotland
and of Henry I],
he died Feb 1588,
of Ancram and Woodheid,
mar Margaret Dundas
Robert II, King of Scotland
and of Henry I],
he was assassinated in Edinburgh, Dec 1590,
by his cousin
the future 1st Earl of Roxburghe,
Robert Kerr, 1st Earl of Ancram,
born 1578, cr 1633.
Ancestor of Earls of Ancram, Earls of Lothian
and Marquesses of Lothian.
The family seat is still
Ferniehirst (or Ferniehurst) Castle,
Sir Thomas Kerr,
See his ancestors
by Leo van de Pas.
Ferniehirst (or Ferniehurst) Castle, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
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Descended from Kerr of Ferniehirst (above) are the
, of Greenhead, Roxburghshire
Carr of Etal
, Northumberland, were said to be related to these Kerr Baronets.
They possibly descend from a younger brother of Sir Andrew Kerr, 1st Baronet (died 1665).
Of this family is:
- Ker / Kerr genealogy
by Peter Barns-Graham
- Clan Kerr
- Kerr Family Association
- Duke of Roxburghe
(Earls of Roxburghe, Dukes of Roxburghe)
- Marquess of Lothian
(Earls of Lothian, Lords Jedburgh, Earls of Ancram, Marquesses of Lothian)
- Michael Kerr, 13th Marquess of Lothian, born 1945.
Tory politician who
for much of his life was
"Michael Ancram", MP.
- Sir Andrew Kerr, of Ferniehirst, above, is ancestor of:
- Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset
(sometimes spelt Kerr),