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Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and Cessford

Also Known As: "Andrew Kerr"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Auldtounburn,Roxburghshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Cessford Castle,Newton St Boswells,Roxburghshire,Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and ? nn Kerr
Husband of daughter of William Douglas of Cavers and Margaret Tweedie
Father of Walter Kerr, Laird of Cessford; Andrew Ker of Cessford; Baron Thomas Kerr of Smailholm later of Ferniehurst; Margaret Kerr, Countess of Erroll; Robert Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland and 2 others
Brother of James Ker of Primside ancestor of Kers of Linton; Margaret Ker and Thomas Ker ancestor of Kers of Gateshaw

Occupation: Baron, Baron Sir
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About Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and Cessford

TITLE: Laird of CESSFORD

NOTE:

Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn and Cessford; with the eclipse of the Douglas's and his consequent tenure directly of the Crown, his power increased; had a charter of Crown lands of the territorial Barony of Old Roxburgh 1451; Warden Middle March 1457; married 1st a daughter of William Douglas of Cavers; married 2nd Margaret, daughter of James Tweedie of Drummelzier, and died c 8 May 1481. [Burke's Peerage]

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  • Andrew Ker1,2
  • M, #66563, b. circa 1405, d. after 8 May 1481
  • Father Andrew Ker1 d. c Dec 1444
  • Andrew Ker married Margery Douglas, daughter of William Douglas, 2nd Laird of Cavers.1 Andrew Ker was born circa 1405 at of Cessford & Auldtounburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He died after 8 May 1481.1,2
  • Family Margery Douglas b. c 1425, d. 1484
  • Children
    • Andrew Ker4,1 d. bt 13 Oct 1466 - Apr 1467
    • George Ker+
    • Margaret Ker+1,2
    • Walter Ker+1 d. 25 Nov 1501
    • Thomas Ker+5 d. b 24 Jun 1484
  • Citations
  • [S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 2134.
  • [S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 2427.
  • [S11649] Clan MacFarlane & Associated Clans Genealogy.
  • [S11566] The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 148.
  • [S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 1593.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2215.htm#i66563

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  • Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn and Cessford1
  • M, #14895, b. 1405, d. after 8 May 1481
  • Last Edited=19 Apr 2014
  • Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn and Cessford was born in 1405 at Auldtounburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland.2 He was the son of Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn.1 He married, secondly, Margaret Tweedie, daughter of James Tweedie of Drummelzier.1 He married, firstly, unknown daughter Douglas, daughter of William Douglas, 2nd of Cavers.1 He died after 8 May 1481.1
  • In 1451 he had a charter of the Corwn lands of the Barony of Old Roxburgh.1 He held the office of Warden of the Middle March in 1457.1 He lived at Auldtounburn, Scotland.1 He lived at Cessford, Scotland.1
  • Children of Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn and Cessford and Margaret Tweedie
    • Thomas Kerr, 1st of Ferniehirst+1 d. 24 Jun 1484
    • Margaret Kerr+3
    • Robert Kerr3 d. b Jun 1505
    • William Kerr of Yair3
    • Ralph Kerr3
  • Children of Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn and Cessford and unknown daughter Douglas
    • Walter Kerr of Cessford+ d. 25 Nov 1501
    • Andrew Kerr, younger of Aultounbrun and Cessford+1 d. c 27 Apr 1467
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2400. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S6286] Clan MacFarlane and associated clans genealogy, online http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info. Hereinafter cited as Clan MacFarlane.
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p1490.htm#i14895

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  • 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
  • Pg.264
  • .... According to the learned antiquary, Sir George McKenzie, the firft of this family, who fettled in the fouthern parts of Scotland, was Robert de Ker, who flourifhed in the beginning of the 14th century, and in the reigns of King Robert and David Bruce. His fon John became proprietor of the whole barony of Auldtownburn, in the fhire of Roxburgh; and had a fon, who feems to have been a man of confiderable note; for he obtained letters of fafe conduct from King Edward III, for himfelf and twelve Knights in his retinue, to pafs through England in 1363.
  • His grandfon, Andrew Ker, was armour-bearer to Archibald Duke of Turenne, Earl of Douglas, from whom he obtained a charter of the lands and barony of Prymfide, wherein he is ftyled 'Nobilis vir, Andreas Ker dominus the Auldtownburn.' He died about the year 1450, in the reign of James II; and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, Andrew Ker, who was a man of parts, highly efteemed by the King juft mentioned, and concerned in moft of the public trafactions of the time. In 1459, he was appointed one of the Ambaffadores extraordinary to the count England. He died about the year 1486, leaving iffue four fons, of whom Walter, the eldeft, was named one of the Scotch Commiffioners to treat with the Englifh, in 1484; and in 1491, and 1494, one of the Ambaffadors extraordinary to the court of England. he died in 1502, having had
  • Pg.265
  • iffue a daughter, Elifabeth, and a fon, Sir Robert Ker, who married Chriftain Rutherford, daughter of Philip Rutherford, and died in the beginning of the year 1500, leaving a fon, Sir Andrew Ker, who fucceeded his grandfather, and, being a man of great parts, was often employed in negociations of importance, which he managed with dexterity and fuccefs. By his wife, daughter of William, third Lord Creichton, of Sanquhar, he had five fons and two daughters. .... etc.

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Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and Cessford's Timeline

1405
1405
Auldtounburn,Roxburghshire,Scotland
1430
1430
Age 25
Smallholm Tower, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1446
1446
Age 41
Altonburn, Scotland
1453
1453
Age 48
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1460
1460
Age 55
Cessford, Co. Roxburghe, Scotland
1481
May 8, 1481
Age 76
Cessford Castle,Newton St Boswells,Roxburghshire,Scotland
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