Robert Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland

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Robert Kerr

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Altonburn, Scotland
Death: July 24, 1505 (55-63)
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Son of Andrew Kerr, of Auldbounburn and Cessford and Margaret Tweedie
Husband of Margaret (Marjorie) Clifford
Father of Thomas Carr
Brother of Baron Thomas Kerr of Smailholm later of Ferniehurst; Margaret Kerr, Countess of Erroll; William Kerr of Yair and Ralph Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland
Half brother of Walter Kerr, Laird of Cessford and Andrew Ker of Cessford

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About Robert Kerr, Abbot at Kelso, Scotland

In 1468 Robert Ker, the 4th son of Andrew Ker of Cessford was appointed Abbot of Kelso Abbey, founded as a Tironensian house in 1128. Robert remained Abbot until 1503 and members of the Cessford Kers certainly benefitted from his important and powerful position. source

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Altonburn, Scotland
Age 23
July 24, 1505
Age 59