also Ker and Carr
|Kerr, Ker, Carr Carre.
sometimes pronounced Care, Car or Cur were a notorious reiving family and
one of the few to survive intact and to retain their status and their
lands in spite of serious quarrelling amongst themselves. They are
noted for being left handed.
Two branches of the family lived near
Jedburgh, the Kers Of Cessford and the Kerrs of Ferniehirst, and a deadly
feud existed between them.
Sir Thomas Kerr of Ferniehirst fought for
Mary, Queen of Scots at the Battle of Langside, while Sir Water Ker of
Cessford took the side of
The feud was only ended after the Union of the Crowns with the marriage of Anne Ker of Cessford to William Kerr of Ferniehirst.
The chief of the Clan in the Marquis of Lothian.Kerr, Ker. Carr,
Possibly from the Gaelic carr, fortress. A dweller at a fort.
Not only at feud within themselves, the Kerrs feuded with the Scotts, Rutherfords and Turnbulls.
See also Cessford