Name: Ralph Ker
Suffix: 1st of Kershaugh
Prefix: Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1270
Change Date: 19 NOV 2002
The two main rival branches of the Kerrs descended from two brothers, Ralph and John who were living near Jedburgh in the 14th century; the Kerrs of Ferniehurst were descended from the eldest and the Kers of Cessford from John.
Two members of the family of KER, probably from Lancashire stock came to Scotland about the close of the 14th century where they settled in Roxburghshire, founding the two great families of Cessford and Ferniehirst or Kerashaugh as Ferniehirst was first called. It is not know whether the two Anglo - Normans were brothers but they were probably related. Their names are John and Ralph, the former being ancestors of the Kerr's of Cessford, originally styled Auldounburn and the Forest of Selkirk - the latter being the progenitor of the Ker's of Ferniehirst, first styled Kershaugh.
Father: Richard Fitzwilliam Ker
- Thomas Ker b: ABT 1295 in Kershaugh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
- Type: Gedcom File
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