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Rev. William Frederick Kerr

Long Marston church, Gloucestershire (now Warwickshire).
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Rev. William Frederick Kerr,
born 15 Nov 1806.
He was educ Charterhouse school, 1814-1818.
See entry on p.137 of List of Carthusians, 1800 to 1879 (Charterhouse alumni), W.D. Parish, 1879.
He was educ St John's College, Cambridge, entered 9 Apr 1829.
See entry on p.29 of Alumni Cantabrigienses, Volume 2, Part 4.
He mar 17 June 1834 to Agnes Morris [Agnes Sophia Morris, born 1810 or 1812, Glamorganshire, S Wales].
BA 1836.
Ordained deacon 29 May 1836.
Priest 23 July 1837.

Rector of Marston Sicca parish, Gloucestershire, from 1839 to death 1878.
Church is at Long Marston, Gloucestershire (now Warwickshire).
They are listed in 1851 census at Marston Sicca.
They are listed in 1861 census at Aubrey Villa, West St, Ryde, Isle of Wight. This is clearly just a holiday address. He is listed as Rector of Marston Sicca.
They are listed in 1871 census at the Rectory, Marston Sicca. Their dau Mary and husband are with them.
Rev. William died 3 Feb 1878, age 71 yrs.
He was bur 9 Feb 1878, Marston Sicca. See burial entry from here. This shows that he performed the last burial at the church before his own burial.

Agnes went to New Zealand with her dau Mary and family.
She died 30 Sept 1895, in Tauranga district, New Zealand. See index.
She was bur at Tauranga Anglican cemetery, New Zealand.
Rev. William and Agnes had issue:

  1. Mary Kerr,
    born 17 Feb 1837 [grave].
    She mar 1869 to her 1st cousin Howard Kerr and had issue.

  2. William Frederick Kerr,
    born 1839.
    Not at home in 1851 census.
    He was educ Brighton College. He entered 1855, age 16.
    See entry on p.83 of Brighton College register, Part 1, 1847-1863, 1886.
    He became an Army officer.
    Ensign in 3rd Regiment of Foot. 1858.
    Lieutenant in 3rd Regiment 1862.
    Captain in 3rd Regiment 1868.
    He fought in the Perak War, Malaysia, 1875-76. He was decorated.
    3rd Regiment was renamed the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) in 1881. He became a Major in the Regiment in 1881.
    Listed as Major in [Burkes LG, 1886].
    Became Colonel.
    See an autograph of "Colonel W.F. Kerr, 3rd Regimental District".

[House Book of Arthur Augustus Gibbon] refers to "Major W. Kerr" on 7 Sept 1882.
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This could also be his 1st cousin William Kerr of Maesmor, Major of Northampton Militia.

Autograph of "Colonel W.F. Kerr, 3rd Regimental District".
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