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Andrew Ker of Cessford

Also Known As: "Andrew Kerr"
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and Cessford and daughter of William Douglas of Cavers
Husband of Margaret Hepburn of Dunsyre
Brother of Walter Kerr, Laird of Cessford
Half brother of Baron Thomas Kerr of Smailholm later of Ferniehurst; Margaret Kerr, Countess of Erroll; Robert Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland; William Kerr of Yair and Ralph Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland

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About Andrew Ker of Cessford

Andrew Ker of Cessford

  • Birth:  of, Cessford, Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland   [1] 
  • Death:  Between Oct 1466 and Apr 1467  [1] 
  • Father  Andrew Ker, of, Attonburn, Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland ,   d. 3 Jul 1483 
  • Mother [Unknown] Douglas, of, Cavers, Roxburghshire, Scotland


  1. Abt 1460 to Margaret Hepburn, daughter of Sir Patrick Hepburn, 1st Lord Hailes and Ellen Wallace; her 2nd marriage.


  1. Margaret Ker, of, Cessford, Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland. "It is on record that John Home of Ersilton married a Margaret Ker, but she was daughter of James Ker of Gateshaw and the later history of Margaret Ker of Cessford does not seem known."


  • KINSHIP: 1st son and heir-apparent by 1st wife.
  • RESIDENCE: Of Cessford {Cessford, Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland}.
  • RESIDENCE: Of Auldtonburn
  • PUNISHMENT: Remission> received a remission with his father and others for aiding and abetting Robert, Lord Boyd, in carrying off King James III from Linlithgow 1466.


  1. [S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 4 p. 384.
  2. [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 572. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2400.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1949.


  1. The Scots Peerage page 148. "Margaret Hepburn was married ... secondly, to Andrew Ker, eldest son of Andrew Ker of Auldtounburn, and first of Cessford, who predeceased her, dying v.p. between 13 October 1466, and April 1467."


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October 13, 1466