Baron Thomas Kerr of Smailholm later of Ferniehurst

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Thomas Kerr, of Ferniehurst

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Smallholm Tower, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Ferniehurst Castle, Jedburgh, Teviotdale, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and Cessford and Margaret Tweedie
Husband of Margaret Ker of Kersheugh
Father of Thomas Kerr of Ferniehirst and Sir Andrew Kerr, 7th Baron of Ferniehirst
Brother of Margaret Kerr, Countess of Erroll; Robert Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland; William Kerr of Yair and Ralph Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland
Half brother of Walter Kerr, Laird of Cessford and Andrew Ker of Cessford

Occupation: 8th Laird of Kersheugh in Teviotdale, Baron of Kerr-Krailing, Baron, Sir
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About Baron Thomas Kerr of Smailholm later of Ferniehurst

TITLE: Baron of FERNIEHURST

NOTE:

Thomas (3rd son), initially of Smailholm, later of Ferniehirst; in 1483 exchanged Smailholm for Crailing and Hownam with John Home of Whitrig; married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehirst, which he thus acquired, holding it from the Earl of Angus. [Burke's Peerage]


Thomas Kerr lived at Smailholm, Berwickshire, Scotland. He lived at Ferniehirst, Midlothian, Scotland.

He died after 24 June 1484.


Message sent to manager regarding this profile on 20th Dec 2015:

I have linked this profile as son of Andrew Kerr and second wife Margaret Tweedle however the birth date you have for him, 1529 is a little late, I think. Do you have any reliable sources and do you think this is a good match or do you think I should reverse this?

Terry Jackson (volunteer curator) This profile previously had no relationships recorded and b:1529 d: 1598 (may not be the same profile)

According to The Peerage:

Thomas Kerr, 1st of Ferniehirst was the son of Andrew Kerr of Auldtounburn and Cessford and Margaret Tweedie.1

He married Margaret Ker, daughter of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehurst.1 He died on 24 June 1484.1

He lived at Smailholm, Berwickshire, Scotland.1 He lived at Ferniehirst, Midlothian, Scotland.1

Children of Thomas Kerr, 1st of Ferniehirst and Margaret Ker

  1. Sir Andrew Kerr of Ferniehirst+1 d. c 4 Oct 1545
  2. Ralph Kerr+2 d. b 29 Nov 1525
  3. Thomas Kerr2 d. b 14 Aug 1539
  4. George Kerr2 d. a 1539
  5. William Kerr2 d. a 1568

Citations [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2400. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37] [S37] BP2003. [S37]

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Baron Thomas Kerr of Smailholm later of Ferniehurst's Timeline

1430
1430
Smallholm Tower, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1445
1445
Age 15
Ferniehirst, Midlothian, Scotland
1479
1479
Age 49
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
1484
June 24, 1484
Age 54
Ferniehurst Castle, Jedburgh, Teviotdale, Scotland