Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
mar 1stly, 1736, to Helenor Cranstoun [dau of Rev. John Cranstoun,
Minister of Ancrum,
This must be the mar of William Kerr and "Hellener Cranstown", 30 Sept 1735, at Alwinton (also called Allenton), Northumberland, England. See transcript and transcript.
mar 2ndly to Marianne Scott.
He died 1785-86, age 76-77 yrs.
He had issue by 1st wife:
Cleuchside and Bloodylaws, near Oxnam.
From modern map.
See satellite view.
The Journal of Sir Walter Scott for 7 Feb 1826 says that Jane Kerr is "daughter and co-heiress of a wealthy Antigua merchant, has been known to me all my life. Her father was a relation of ours of a Scotch calculation. He was of a good family, Kerr of Bloodielaws, but decayed."
Can't see any obvious connection of Scott and Kerr.
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