Carr/Ker/Kerr

Name origin: This surname has several significations; Caer, Cornish British, a city, a town, a fort, a castle. Carre French, a stout, broad-shouldered man. Cawr, Welsh, a giant. The family is of Norman and French origin; William Karrie was a noble in the train of William the Conqueror.

Andrew Ker

b.abt.1482 Midlothian, Scotland; parents ukn
m.Janet Home

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Ker b.June 17, 1500

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John Ker

b.June 17, 1500 Ferniehirst, Midothian, Scotland; s/o Andrew Ker and Janet Home
d.1562 Scotland
m.Katherine ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Ker b.abt.1540

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Thomas Ker

b.June 17, 1529 London, England; s/o John and Katherine Ker
m.(1)abt.1540 ukn
m.(2)1569 Janet Scott

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Carr b.May 16, 1542

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William Carr

b.May 16, 1542 London, England; s/o Thomas Ker and 1st wife
m.abt.1590 London, England ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. George Carr b.Aug. 15, 1599

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George Carr

b.Aug. 15, 1599 London, England; s/o William Carr
d.Apr. 4, 1682 Salisbury, MA
m.(1)Lucinda Devenport
b.abt.1601 London, England
d.1620/21 Plymouth, MA
m.(2)Elizabeth Oliver
b.Apr. 12, 1624 Bristol, Gloucester, England d/o Thomas Oliver and Ann Purchase
d.May 6, 1691 Salisbury, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. James Carr b.Apr. 28, 1650

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700 by Holmes: Carr, George: shipwright, was at Ipswich, Mass., 1633, removed to Salisbury, Mass., 1640, and 1662 was at Amesbury, Mass.

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James Carr

b.Apr. 28, 1650 Salisbury, MA; s/o George Carr and Elizabeth Oliver
d.Aug. 5, 1726 Salisbury, MA
m.Nov. 14, 1677 Salisbury, MA Mary Sears

CHILDREN included:

  1. Hepzibah Carr b.April 24, 1692 Newbury, MA d.July 6, Newbury, MA 1765 m.July 15, 1714 Newbury, MA Charles Chase

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______ Carr

    CHILD:
  1. Catherine Carr b.1700 Belfast, Ireland d.Nov. 19, 1769 Woolwich, ME m.1724 Thomas Stinson

______ Carr

    CHILD:
  1. Ruth Carr b.ca.1758 m.John Miller

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