Andrew Ker (Kerr), Laird of Cessford
|Birthplace:||Auldtounburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland|
|Death:||Died in Cessford Castle, Newton St. Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland|
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About Andrew Ker I of Auldtounburn
TITLE: Laird of AULDTOUNBURN
Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn; had various charters of lands in Roxburghshire, including one of Cessford from the Earls of Douglas 1430-1448. [Burke's Peerage]
ANDREW KER of Kers-haugh,Ibidem. who married Mary, daughter of Herbert first lord Herries, by whom he had two sons.1.Thomas.2. John, ancestor of the Kers of Greenhead.IbidemHe was succeeded by his eldest son,VIII. THOMAS, who having built a new house in the middle of the forest about ann. 1490, gave it the name of Fernyhirst,Ibidem. and was the first who was designed by that title, which continued afterwards to be the chief seat and title of the family, till they were nobilitate.He got a new charter of the lands and ba∣rony of Fernyhirst from Archibald earl of An∣gus the superior (ante 1500) of which his son sir Andrew got a confirmation,Writs of the privy seal. bearing date 14th December 1511.He married Catharine, daughter of sir Ro∣bert Colvil, lord of Ochiltree, by whom he had three sons.1. Sir Andrew Ker of Fernyhirst.2. Ralph, ancestor of the Kers of Cavers.3. William Ker, who purchased the lands of Langley and Gilastons, anno 1537.Chart. in pub. archiv.He died anno 1499, and was succeeded by his eldest son, IX. Sir ANDREW KER,Writs of the privy seal. who was in pos∣session of the lands and barony of Fernyhirst, anno 1500, which he got confirmed to him in 1511, as before noticed.