Name: John Ker
Residence: Forest of Selkirk
Change Date: 19 NOV 2002
Of the forest of Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland in 1357; had a charter of lands in Auldtownburn in 1358.
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 known 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