Name: Sir William KERR
Given Name: Sir William
Birth: 16 May 1542 in Fennerhurst, Scotland
Name: William Kerr
* Sex: M
* ALIA: William /Carr/
* Birth: 16 MAY 1542 in Ferniehirst, Scotland
* Death: in London, England
* Reference Number: 4645
William took his mother's maiden name to continue the line, but his
children reverted to Carr when their father failed to inherit the
Grange property. (David Carr notes)
According to Billy Neil Carr, his uncle Charlie wrote a book on Amasa
Carr (1830), showing his descendants and mentioning what he knew of
Amasa's ancestors. Quoting Charlie's book, the first three
generations were based on "the framed 'Pedigree of Governor Caleb
Carr' that hangs on the wall of the living room in the old Carr
Homestead in Jamestown, RI."
Sir William Carr was born in Scotland on 16 May 1542. He married Mary
Ann Clifford Carr, sister of Lord Somerset. Sir William changed the
name Kerr, first to Kelso then to Carr.
Sir William was the son of Sir John Kerr and Katherine, daughter of
Sir Andrew Kerr of Cesford. Sir John reportedly rescued Mary Queen of
Scots in the incursion against Scotland. Sir John was born 17 June
1500 and died 1562.
Sir John was the son of Lord Andrew Kerr, born in Scotland in 1450.
He married Janet, daughter of Lord Patrick Hume.
Date: 5/29/99 9:17:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sherry Howell)
Reply-to: email@example.com (Sherry Howell)
Hi Pat ,
My name is Bryan I'm also tracing my roots. It seems I can go back
farther on the Carr side
than any other.
Do you have Benjiman Carrs two other sons
They where:Richard &Andrew W.
Benjiman Carr's father(Sir William Kerr) changed his name from Kerr
to Kelso and then to Carr
Hope that I've been helpful I have more If you need it.
Father: Thomas Kerr b: ABT. 1520 in Ferniehirst Castle, Scotland
Mother: Janet Kirkcaldy b: ABT. 1520 in Grange, Scotland
Marriage 1 Mary Ann Clifford b: ABT. 1573 in England
* Married: ABT. 1591 in London, England
1. Benjamin Carr b: 18 AUG 1592 in London, England
2. William Carr b: 17 JUN 1597 in London, England
3. George Carr b: 15 AUG 1599 in near London, England
4. James Carr b: 1602 in London, England
5. Richard Carr b: 1606 in London, England
Father: Thomas KERR b: Abt 1520 in Ferniehirst Castle, Scotland
Mother: Janet KIRKCALDY b: Abt 1520 in Grange, Scotland
Mary Ann CLIFFORD b: Abt 1573 in England
in London, England
- Benjamin CARR b: 18 Aug 1592 in London, England