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Families covered: Kerr of Ancram (Ancrum), Kerr of Crailing, Kerr of Ferniehirst, Kerr of Lothian, Kerr of Newton, Kerr of Oxnam, Kerr of Primside, Kerr of Woodheid

                               
Thomas Kerr of Smailholm (later of Crailing & Hownam), 1st of Ferniehirst (d before 24.06.1484)
m. Margaret Ker (dau of Sir Thomas Ker of Ferniehirst)
1. Sir Andrew Kerr of Ferniehirst (d after 04.10.1545)
  m. (before 06.11.1501) Janet Home (dau of Sir Patrick Home of Polwarth)
  A. Thomas Kerr (dvp 1523-4)
B. Sir John Kerr of Ferniehirst (d 1562)
  m. Catherine Ker (dau of Sir Andrew Ker of Cessford)
  i. Sir Thomas Kerr of Oxnam, later of Ferniehirst (d 1585)
  m1. (mcrt 10.02.1561-2) Janet Kirkaldy (dau/heir of Sir William Kirkaldy of Grange)
  a. Sir Andrew Kerr, 1st Lord Jedburgh (d 1631)
  m. (mcrt 20.10.1584) Anna Stewart (dau of Andrew Stewart, Master of Ochiltree)
(1) Sir Andrew Kerr of Oxnam, Master of Jedburgh (dvpsp 20.12.1628)
  m. (c12.1614) Margaret Kerr (b c1570, d 15.03.1645, dau of Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian)
  (2) Margaret Kerr (a 1648)
  m. Sir John Macdowall of Garthland (d 1637)
  (3) Jean Kerr (a 1648)
  m. Thomas Kennedy of Pinwhirrie (d by 1648)
  (4) Alison Kerr (a 1648) --
  m. (mcrt 07.1620) John Rutherford of Hunthill (a 1648) --
  (5) Lilias Kerr (d by 1648)
  m. _ McCulloch
  (6)+ other issue (a 1648) - Anne, Mary
  b. William Kerr, later Kirkaldy of Grange (d before 13.01.1598-9)
  m. (mcrt 14.02.1586-7) Elizabeth Lyon (dau of John Lyon, Lord Glamis, Chancellor)
  (1) Alexander Kerr, de jure 2nd Lord Jedburgh (2nd son)
  (A) John Kerr, de jure 3rd Lord Jedburgh (dspm before 15.09.1669)
  (2)+ other issue - William, Jean (a 19.02.1607), Isabel (a 01.1598-9)
c. Mary Kerr
  m. James Douglas, Commendator of Melrose
  d. Julian Kerr (d 30.03.1637)
  m1. Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth (d 10.06.1609)
  m2. (09.1613) Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington (b 1563, d 29.05.1637)
  e. Margaret Kerr (dsp 24.05.1594)
  m. (mcrt 24/28.10.1584) Robert Melville, 2nd Lord of Monymail
  m2. (1569) Janet Scott (dau of Sir William Scott of Kirkurd, younger of Buccleuch)
f. Thomas Kerr of Oxnam and Over Crailing (dsp 14.09.1601)
  g. Sir James Kerr of Oxnam and Crailing (d 1645)
  m. Mary Rutherford (dau of James Rutherford of Hundalie of Hunderlie)
  (1) Robert Kerr of Crailing, 2nd/4th Lord Jedburgh (dsps 04.08.1692)
  m. (before 1656) Christian Hamilton (d 1688, dau of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick)
(2) Jean Kerr
  m. John Ker of West Nisbet (of the Cavers branch)
  h. Robert Kerr (Carr or Carre), Earl of Somerset (bur 17.07.1645)
  m. (26.12.1613) Frances Howard (d 23.08.1632, dau of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk)
  (1) Anne Carr (b 09.12.1615, d 10.05.1684)
  m. (11.07.1637) William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford (b 08.1616, d 07.09.1700)
  i. Anne Kerr (d 27.02.1650)
  m. (mcrt 30.08.1613) John Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Balmerino (d 01.03.1649)
  ii. Margaret Kerr
  m. (before 12.09.1560) John Hay, 5th Lord of Yester (b c1537, d 08.1586)
  iii. Elizabeth Kerr
  m. (c1560) Andrew Lundin (dsp c1597)
  iv.+ other issue - Andrew of Nethergogar (d by 24.08.1581), William (a 1561, dsp), John (a 10.1581)
C. Robert Kerr of Woodheid and Ancram (d 02.1588)
  m. Isabel Home (dau of David Home of Wedderburn)
  i. William Kerr of Ancram and Woodheid (d 15/20.12.1590)
  m. Margaret Dundas (dau of Alexander Dundas of Fingask)
  a. Sir Robert Kerr, 1st Earl of Ancram (b 1578, d 12.1654)
  m1. (before 24.01.1607) Elizabeth Murray (d before 1620, dau of Sir John Murray of Blackbarony)
  (1) Sir William Kerr, 1st/3rd Earl of Lothian (b c1605, d 10.1675)
  m. (09.12.1631) Anne Kerr, 'Countess of Lothian' (d 26.03.1667, dau of Robert Kerr, 2nd Earl of Lothian)
  (A) Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian (b 08.03.1636, d 15.02.1702-3)
  m. (mcrt 01.1660-1) Jean Campbell (d 18.05.1700/31.07.1712, dau of Archibald Campbell, 8th Earl of Argyll)
(i) William Kerr, 2nd Marquess of Lothian (b 1661, d 28.02.1722)
  m. (mcrt 30.06.1685) Jane Campbell (d 31.07.1712, dau of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll)
  (a) William Kerr, 3rd Marquess of Lothian (d 28.07.1767)
  m1. Margaret Nicholson (d 30.09.1759, dau of Sir Thomas Nicholson, Bart of Kemnay)
((1)) William Henry Kerr, 4th Marquess of Lothian (b c1709, d 12.04.1775, General)
  m. (06.11.1735) Caroline Darcy (d 15.11.1778, dau of Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holderness)
  ((A)) William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian (b 13.03.1737, d 1815)
  m. (1762) Elizabeth Fortescue (b 03.04.1745, d 30.09.1780, dau of Chichester Fortescue of Dromiskin)
((i)) William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian (b 04.10.1763, d 27.04.1824) had issue
  m1. (14.04.1793) Henrietta Hobart (b 07.04.1762, d 14.07.1805, dau of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire)
  m2. (01.12.1806) Harriet Scott (b 01.12.1780, d 18.04.1833, dau of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch)
  ((ii)) Charles Beauchamp Kerr (b 19.07.1775, d 02.03.1816) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Crump (d 10.11.1830, dau of William Crump of Farnham)
  ((iii)) Mark Robert Kerr (b 12.11.1776, d 09.09.1840, Vice Admiral) had issue
m. (18.07.1799) Charlotte MacDonnell, Countess of Antrim (d 26.10.1835, dau of Randall MacDonnell, Marquess of Antrim)
  Their eldest surviving son became 4th Earl of Antrim.
  ((iv)) Robert Kerr (b 14.09.1780, Major General) had issue
  m. (14.06.1806) Mary Gilbert (d 27.11.1861, dau of Rev. Edmund Gilbert)
  ((v)) Elizabeth Kerr (dsp 13.08.1822)
  m. (20.11.1794/5) John Evelyn Pierrepont Dormer, 10th Lord (b 03.1771, dsp 09.12.1826)
  ((vi)) Mary Kerr (d 06.02.1791)
  m. (08.12.1788) Frederick St. John (b 20.12.1765, d 19.11.1844, General)
  ((vii)) Louisa Kerr (d 1819)
  m. (02.06.1793) Arthur Atherley
  ((viii))+ other issue (d young) - Caroline Sidney, Harriet
  ((B)) Louisa Kerr (d 1830)
  m. (25.12.1758/9) Lord George Henry Lennox (d 1805)
((C)) Wilhelmina Emilia Kerr
  m. (02.01.1783) John McLeod (Colonel)
  ((2))+ other issue - Robert (d Culloden 16.04.1746), Jane (d young)
  m2. (01.10.1760) Jean Janet Kerr (d 26.12.1787, dau of Charles Kerr of Cramond) @@ below
  (b) Anne Kerr (d 1727)
  m1. Alexander Home, 7th Earl of Home (d 1720)
  m2. Henry Ogle
  (c) Jean Kerr (d 03.1768)
  m. (before 1703) William Cranstoun, 5th Lord (d 17.01.1726-7)
  (d) Elizabeth Kerr (d 22.05.1758)
  m. (c1711) George Ross, 13th Lord of Halkhead (b 08.04.1681, d 17.06.1754)
(e) Mary Kerr (d 17.11.1768)
  m. Alexander Hamilton of Ballincrieff (d 1763)
  (ii) Charles Kerr of Cramond (d 1735)
  m. Janet Murray (d 01.12.1755, dau of Sir David Murray of Stanhope)
  (a) Robert Kerr of Newfield (eldest son)
  ((1)) Eleanor Kerr
  m. Walter Campbell of Shawfield
((2)) Katharine Kerr
  m. James Ritchie of Craigton and Busbie (b 1722, d 1799, 'Tobacco Lord')
  (b) Jean Janet Kerr (d 26.12.1787)
  m. (01.10.1760) William Kerr, 3rd Marquess of Lothian (d 28.07.1767) @@ above
  (c) Elizabeth Kerr (b c1714, d 21.02.1799)
  m.(06.08.1750) James Kerr of Bughtrig (d 24.01.1768)
  (d)+ 11 other children
  (iii) Mary Kerr (bpt 10.1674, d 22.01.1736)
  m. (13.12.1692) James Douglas, 2nd Marquess of Douglas (b c1646, d 25.02.1700)
  (iv)+ other issue - John (bpt 01.04.1673, dsp bur 14.08.1728), Mark (bpt 1676, d unm 02.02.1752, General, Governor of Guernsey), James (bpt 1679, d unm), Margaret (bpt 12.1670, d young), Jean (bpt 12.1671, d young), Margaret (bpt 05.1678, d young), Annabella (bpt 10.1682, d young)
  (B) Sir William Kerr of Halden (b 22.12.1638)
  m. (c07.1664) Agnes Cockburn (dau of John Cockburn of Ormiston)
(i) William Kerr (d 1721)
  (C) Charles Kerr of Abbotrule (b 17.07.1642) ancestor of Kerrs of Abbotrule
  m. Cecily Scott (dau of Patrick Scott of Langshaw (Ancrum?))
  (D) John Kerr (b 03.08.1647)
  (i) Frances Kerr
  m. (mcrt 21.04.1722) George Livingstone of Bedlormie
  (E) Anne Kerr (b 26.11.1631, d 30.08.1658)
  m. (01/11.01.1652) Alexander Fraser, Master of Saltoun (b 1630, dvp 11.1682)
  (F) Elizabeth Kerr (b 06.09.1633)
  m. (23.08.1649) John Borthwick, 9th Lord (b 09.02.1616, dsp before 27.11.1675)
(G) Mary Kerr (b 28.03.1640, d 03.1708)
  m. (28.07.1659) James Brodie of Brodie (b 15.09.1637, d 03.1708)
  (H) Margaret Kerr (b 26.06.1645)
  m. (1666) James Richardson of Smeatoun
  (I) Vere Kerr (b 24.04.1649, d 17.04.1674)
  m. (23/8.01.1668) Neil Campbell of Ardmaddie (b 1630/1, d 04.1692)
  (J) Henrietta Kerr (b 02.02.1653, d 30.06.1741)
  m. (mcrt 27.11.1673) Sir Francis Scott, 1st Bart of Thirlestane (b 11.05.1645, d 07.03.1712)
(K)+ other issue - Harry (b 07.03.1645, d 12.10.1648), Jeane (b 13.01.1635, d 10.1636), Margaret (b 06.10.1637, d 03.1643), Lilias (b 29.07.1654, d unm)
  m2. (1621) Anne Stanley (dau of William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby)
  (2) Charles Kerr, 2nd Earl of Ancram (d 09.1690)
  m. (before 01.05.1662) ?? (a 05.02.1675-6)
  (A) son (dvpsp 1676)
  (3) Vere Kerr
  m. (before 1654) Dr. Wilkinson of Oxford
  (4) Elizabeth Kerr
  m. (c1663) Nathaniel Rich (Colonel)
  (5)+ other issue - Charles (dsp after 08.1666), 2 daughters
  b. Sir Thomas Kerr of Redden (3rd son)
  m1. Jean Kerr (dau of James Kerr or Ker of Chatto)
  m2. Mary Douglas
  c. Isabel Kerr
  m. John Ker of Corbet
  d.+ other issue - William of Overtoun (a 1632), Andrew (d unm), George
  ii. Robert Kerr of Newton
  m. (mcrt 14.10.1586) Helen Grahamslaw (dau of John Grahamslaw of Newton)
  a. Robert Kerr of Newton had issue
  m. Euphemia Douglas
iii. Thomas Kerr (a 04.1596)
  iv. Catherine Kerr
  m. (mcrt 21.05.1566) Henry Haliburton of Merton
v. Isobel Kerr
  m. (mcrt 1566) George Douglas, younger of Bonjedward
  partner(s) unknown
  vi.+ other issue (a 1574) - Robert, William
  D. Janet Kerr (a 1546)
  m. (c26.11.1519) George Turnbull of Bedrule
  E. Isabel Kerr (d 01.05.1585) --
  m. (before 27.09.1543) Sir Walter Ker of Cessford (d 01.05.1581) --
  F. Christian Kerr
  m. Sir James Douglas, 6th of Cavers (d 07.1558)
  G. Margaret Kerr
  m1. James Menzies, 1st of Culdares
  m2. _ Hay of Smithfield
2. Ralph Kerr or Ker of Prymsideloch or Primside (d before 29.11.1525)
  m1. Margaret Murray (dau of _ Murray of Falahill)
  m2. Margaret Rutherford
3.+ other issue - Thomas (d before 14.08.1539, Abbot of Kelso), George (a 14.08.1539), William of Langlie & Gillistongues (a 1566)

Main source(s): TSP (Jedburgh), TSP (Lothian), BP1934 (Lothian)
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