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 in 1871 census at Maesmor Hall, living there with the last Lloyd sister Grace Lloyd. William is "Captain Militia". They have one servant. (Grace Lloyd has 8 servants.) 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 27 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 in 1881 census at Maesmor Hall. He is "J.P." They have 6 servants.
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 in 1891 census at Maesmor Hall. 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 in 1901 census at Maesmor Hall. They have 5 servants.
Elizabeth dies, 1908:
She died 11 May 1908, age 95 yrs.
See probate. Granted 5 Jan 1909 to William.
William dies, 1911:
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 in 1911 census at Maesmor. She has 4 servants. Signs herself "Mrs. S. Kerr" [Susie Kerr].
Mary Susan dies, 1961:
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:
mar 1stly, 9 Nov 1875,
Jean Harriet Alice Colville
[born 1850 or 1851,
They mar at parish church, West Lexham, Norfolk [GRO.UK].
She is "Jane" in [Burkes LG, 1886], "Joan" in [Walford, 1892] but "Jean" in census.
She was dau of Thomas Colville of Annfield, Stirling, Scotland.
They are listed
in 1881 Census
67 North St,
They have 3 servants.
They are listed in 1891 Census at Guilsfield, near Welshpool, Wales. He is "land agent". They have 3 servants.
Jean is described in probate as of Glan William, Tan-y-Bwlch, Merionethshire.
She died 6 May 1898, age 47 or 48 yrs, at Lower Garth, Welshpool.
(todo) See death of Jean Harriet A Kerr, age 48, Llanfyllin, [GRO.UK], 2nd qr 1898, vol 11 b, p 144.
See probate granted 29 Aug 1898. Lists her as "Jane".
He had issue by 1st wife:
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:
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