Sir Andrew Kerr of Ferniehirst, Kt.

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Andrew Kerr of Ferniehirst, Kt.

Also Known As: "Andrew Ker"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Castle Ferniehirst, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Kerr, of Calverton and Christian Rutherford, Baroness Ker of Haldon
Husband of Janet Kerr and Lady Agnes Kerr (Crichton)
Father of Sir Thomas Kerr, Kt.; Sir John Kerr of Ferniehirst, Lord of Ferniehirst Castle; Isabel Kerr; Sir Robert Kerr, Kt.; Isabel Kerr and 5 others
Brother of Sir Andrew Kerr, Kt., of Cessford and George Ker of Fawdonside

Occupation: Baron of Ferniehirst Castle
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About Sir Andrew Kerr of Ferniehirst, Kt.

TITLE: Laird of FERNIHIRST

NOTE: Legend says they are of Norman descent from Ralph, one of two brothers who lived near Jedburgh in the 14th century. -------------------- The name of Carr, Ker, Kerr or Karre is as old as the Norman Conquest by William of Normandy in 1066. One of the followers of William I is recorded in the Roll Of The Gattle Abbey as the name of Karre.The early descendants of this Norman soldier and succeeding generations spread on both sides of the border of England and Scotland.Direct lines can be traced through various peerage books of England and Scotland to Andrew Kerr I, the 6th Baron of Ferniehirst, Scotland. He was born in 1450, created Baron in 1480 and knighted in 1483. He and his son Andrew II, 7th Baron of Ferniehirst, were remarkable men for talent and undaunted courage, conspicious in reigns of James IV and James V. Andrew Kerr II, died in 1543. His son Sir John Kerr, 8th Baron of Ferniehirst, did great service against the English and rescued Queen Mary from incursions by the English against the Scots. Sir Thomas, 9th Baron and son of Sir John, was also devoted to Queen Mary's interests. (Quoted from Watson's 'The House of Carr'1926).

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Sir Andrew Kerr of Ferniehirst, Kt.'s Timeline

1480
1480
Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1494
1494
Age 14
1500
June 17, 1500
Age 20
Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1501
November 6, 1501
Age 21
Scotland
1502
1502
Age 22
Cessford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1508
1508
Age 28
Newton St. Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1510
1510
Age 30
Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1515
1515
Age 35
Scotland
1516
1516
Age 36
Cessford, The Scottish Borders
1518
1518
Age 38
Probably Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland