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Nicknames: "Wat Carre", "Walter Ker of Cessford"
Birthplace: Cessford, Co. Roxburghe, Scotland
Death: Died in Cessford Castle, Roxburgh, Scotland
Occupation: Baron, Baron Sir
Managed by: Ann Vermeulen
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About Walter Kerr, Cessford

Walter Ker was the son of Andrew Ker and his first wife, dau. of William Douglas of Cavers. Walter was twice married, by his first wife he had: Robert, Mark, Ralph, Elizabeth, Margaret. He married 2ndly, Agnes, dau. of William, Lord Crichton, Chancellor of Scotland.

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from The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature ..., Volume 3 By William Anderson. Page 382 "His son, Walter Ker of Cessford, a powerful border baron, was, under the name of Wat Carre, one of the commissioners for settling border disputes with the English, 18th October, 1484. In 1499 he received from James IV. a grant of the site of the ruined town and castle of Roxburgh, and died 25th November 1501. With one daughter, he had two sons, Sir Robert Ker, his successor, and Mark Ker of Dolphingston and Littledean ...

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From Walter Ker, laird of Cessford

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  • KINSHIP: 2nd but eldest surviving son.
  • KINSHIP: 2nd husband of 2nd wife.
  • OFFICE: In recompense for his gift to the Abbey of fuel from the moor of Caverton the offices of Justiciar and Bailie of the whole lands of the barony of Kelso and of the lands and lordships of Sprouston and Redden, of the barony of Bowden and other lands of the Abbey in Roxburghshire, Berwichshire, Edinburgh and in the Constabulary of Haddington and a fee yearly from the lands of Bowden to be held to the said Walter Ker 1478.
  • OFFICE: One of the Commissioners for settling Border disputes with the English of the East and Middle Marches 1484.
  • OFFICE: Sat in Parliament 1491/1492.
  • OFFICE: Warden of the Marches 1501/1502.
  • ASSIGNMENTS: Witnessed a charter of John, Lord Haliburton 1449.
  • ASSIGNMENTS: He was appointed to accompany his brother the Abbot of Kelso, Lyon King of Arms and others, as escort to the almoner of King Edward IV. from the Tweed to the presence of King James III. 1478.
  • ASSIGNMENTS: One of the Scots Commissioners who signed a three-year truce with England at Coldstream 1488.
  • Appointed one of the Scots Commissioners to treat for a prorogation of Truce 1492.
  • ASSIGNMENTS: Was one of King James IV's ambassadors to England, who had safe-conduct and protection for three months 1491. Was again an envoy to England 1493.
  • GIFTS: Founded and endowed from his lands a perpetual chaplainey at the alter of St. Katherine the Virgin within the monastery church of Kelso for the soul of the late King James II, and his own soul 1475. This chaplainey he further endowned from his lands of Auld Roxburgh when he had become Laid of Cessford 1488. His charter was confirmed by King James IV. 1488.
  • TITLES: Laid of Cessford 1488.
  • PROPERTY: Succeeded father to Cessford some time after 8 May 1481.
  • PROPERTY: Had a charter from William Douglas, Lord of Cavers, granting to his nephew or grandson Walter Ker, son of Andrew Ker, his whole lands of Blackpule 1450. The name of Walter Ker comes first in the remainder of the Crown charter of Cessford granted to his father Andrew Ker 1467.
  • PROPERTY: Had a precept of sasine for the lands of Borthwickshiels and Hardenwode 1471.
  • PROPERTY: Had a charter on the resignation of his father, of the lands of Hindhope 1471.
  • PROPERTY: Had a Crown charter of the third part of the lands of Caverton 1473.
  • PROPERTY: Had a charter of the barony and castle of Cessford, including the lands of the barony of Auld Roxburgh, the lands of Altonburn and Prymside and territory of Sinailholm 1474.
  • PROPERTY: Had a second charter of the barony and castle of Cessford 1481.
  • PROPERTY: Walter Ker, now of Cessford had a charter from King James III. of the 20-merk lands of Caverton 1484.
  • PROPERTY: Had a Crown charter of the third part of the lands of Caverton 1491/1492.
  • PROPERTY: Had a Crown Charter of the lands of the barony of Cessford 1493/1494.
  • MARRIAGE: Investigate> He is said to have married, first, Isabel, daughter of John, Lord Hay of Yester, but the dates will not admit of this.
  • ERROR: Charter date> Mistakenly listed as, 'He had a charter, 15 May 1571', in 'The Scots Peerage', vol. 7, p.327 lines 9 from foot, for '1571' read '1471' - addenda and corrigenda, vol. 7 p. 153.

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http://thepeerage.com/p1490.htm#i14893

Walter Kerr was the son of Andrew Kerr and Margaret Tweedie. He married Agnes Crichton, daughter of William Crichton of that Ilk, 1st Lord Crichton. He died on 25 November 1501.

Walter Kerr lived at Caverton. He lived at Cessford, Scotland.1

Children of Walter Kerr and Agnes Crichton

1.Sir Robert Kerr+ d. a 6 Nov 1500

2.Margaret Kerr

3.Mark Kerr d. 1433

4.Elizabeth Kerr+1 d. 19 Oct 1548

5.Ralph Kerr d. a 1494

Citations

1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 560. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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From Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain: together with members of the titled ... By Peter Beauclerk Dewar Pg.770

The Universal magazine, Volume 60 Pg. 264

http://books.google.com/books?id=bS42AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA265&lpg=PA265&dq=Robert+Ker+1500&source=bl&ots=iOETQfgphY&sig=7toW2p9s8EXYlUzLwFF4DgAst0E&hl=en&ei=CvQ8TOnyKIbmsQP8rcnaCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Robert%20Ker%201500&f=false

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-------------------- Walter Kerr M, #14893, d. 25 November 1501

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Last Edited=29 Apr 2008

    Walter Kerr was the son of Andrew Kerr and Margaret Tweedie. He married Agnes Crichton, daughter of William Crichton of that Ilk, 1st Lord Crichton. He died on 25 November 1501.
    Walter Kerr lived at Caverton. He lived at Cessford, Scotland.1

Children of Walter Kerr and Agnes Crichton 1.Sir Robert Kerr+ d. a 6 Nov 1500 2.Margaret Kerr 3.Mark Kerr d. 1433 4.Elizabeth Kerr+1 d. 19 Oct 1548 5.Ralph Kerr d. a 1494 Citations 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 560. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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27 Eylül 1443
Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Cessford, Co. Roxburghe, Scotland
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