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  • ID: I4628
  • Name: Andrew Ker
  • Suffix: of Cessford
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 18 JUL 1526 in nr Melrose
  • Note: Killed while escorting James V to Edinburgh
  • Cause: Killed in battle
  • Note:

    The Battle of Melrose:
    In 1526, on the 25th July, Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch attempted to rescue the young King James V (1513 - 1542) from the clutches of the over-powerful Douglas, Earl of Angus while on a journey from Jedburgh to Edinburgh. Battle was joined at Skirmis Hill, the site of the present Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose. Buccleuch was defeated, losing some 80 of his 600 spear men. The Douglas lost some 100 men killed including the Laird of Cessford. This death triggered a murderous feud between the Kers of Cessford and the Scotts of Buccleuch.
  • _UID: BDAADBB380A0482C83A0C642CF47AF7EF766
  • Change Date: 21 FEB 2008

    Father: Robert Ker
    Mother: Christian Rutherfurd

    Marriage 1 Agnes Crichton b: 1488
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Mark Kerr
    2. Has Children Walter Ker
    3. Has Children Catherine Kerr
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