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William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

Shirley Hackett (View posts)
Posted: 24 Apr 2003 8:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
William KERR, Beith, married Janet BLAIR, Kilbarchan, Renfrew on Nov 6, 1851. Place and date of birth/death, and names of parents, unknown for both. Children found are:

1. William KERR born 24 March 1856 Roebank, Beith, Ayr Scotland, married Mary McBride Reid 1879 in Glasgow, died in Paisley 1902. William Sr and Janet Kerr are not shown as deceased on William Jr's marriage record. William Jr is my ggrandfather and I have names and dates of birth of his children.

2. Thomas KERR born 12 Mar 1863 Lochfaulds, Beith

3. Janet KERR born 14 May 1865 Lochfaulds, Beith

4. Agnes KERR born 08 Dec 1867 Lochfaulds, Beith

5. George KERR born 08 Mar 1871 Bunswynd, Beith, died 08 March 1873 Bunswynd Beith.

William Sr's occupation usually shows as railway surfaceman.
Any information on this family would be most appreciated.

Re: William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

Posted: 24 Apr 2003 12:58PM GMT
Classification: Census
Edited: 28 Mar 2004 9:38PM GMT
Surnames: Kerr
Hi there,

Kerr was a very common name in Beith - I attach details from the 1841 Census which, may prove useful.

?Throws Kerr James M 20y painter jrnymn AYR
Back Burn Kerr William M 30y ag lab AYR
Bogfauld Kerr Robert M 10y male servant AYR
Bogfauld Kerr Andrew M 10y male servant AYR
Braehead Kerr Marion F 5y AYR
Broadstone Kerr Mathew M 30y ag lab AYR
Broadstone Kerr Isabella F 20y OUC
Broadstone Kerr Mary F 1y AYR
Broadstone Kerr Hugh M 40y ag lab AYR
Broadstone Kerr Margaret F 35y AYR
Broadstone Kerr Margaret F 15y AYR
Broadstone Kerr William M 6y AYR
Broadstone Kerr Hugh M 4y AYR
Broadstone Kerr Jean F 4m AYR
Bunswynd Kerr Margaret F 11y AYR
Bunswynd Kerr William M 40y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Bunswynd Kerr Janet F 40y AYR
Bunswynd Kerr Margaret F 6y AYR
Bunswynd Kerr Mary F 60y pirn winder AYR
Bunswynd Kerr John M 20y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Bunswynd Kerr Robert M 40y labourer AYR
Church Road Kerr William M 14y cotton hand loom weaver appren AYR
Church Road Kerr John M 11y cotton hand loom weaver appren AYR
Clayholes Kerr Thomas M 7y AYR
Clayholes Kerr Robert M 35y ag lab OUC
Clayholes Kerr Mary F 25y OUC
Clayholes Kerr Margret F 11y AYR
Clayholes Kerr Mary F 6y AYR
Clayholes Kerr Robert M 2y AYR
Clayholes Kerr Ann F 2m AYR
Clayholes Kerr Ann F 25y over sewer AYR
Clayholew Kerr George M 60y auctioner AYR
Clayholew Kerr Margret F 40y OUC
Craighouse Kerr Mary F 20y female servant AYR
Crummock Street Kerr James M 10y AYR
Crummock Street Kerr Martha F 2y OUC
Fullwood Head Kerr John M 45y farmer AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr Jane F 45y AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr James M 15y ag lab AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr John M 12y AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr Samuel M 10y AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr William M 8y AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr Jane F 6y AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr George M 4y AYR
Fullwood Head Kerr Agnes F 20y female servant OUC
Gateside Kerr Margaret F 15y sowester AYR
Gateside Kerr Andrew M 55y ag lab AYR
Gateside Kerr Janet F 45y pirn winder AYR
Gateside Kerr Mary F 20y female servant AYR
Gateside Kerr William M 15y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Gateside Kerr Andrew M 15y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Gateside Kerr James M 12y AYR
Gateside Kerr William M 45y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Gateside Kerr Jean F 45y AYR
Gateside Kerr John M 50y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Gateside Kerr James M 40y ag lab AYR
Gateside Kerr Margaret F 35y AYR
Gateside Kerr Robert M 12y AYR
Gateside Kerr Barbara F 10y AYR
Gateside Kerr James M 8y AYR
Gateside Kerr Jean F 6y AYR
Gateside Kerr John M 4y AYR
Gateside Kerr Mary F 2y AYR
Gateside Kerr Andrew M 14y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Gateside of Fullwood Head Kerr Widow F 70y AYR
Grangevale Kerr Mary F 15y female servant AYR
Grangevale Kerr Janet F 20y female servant AYR
Gree Kerr Matthew M 35y farmer AYR
Gree Kerr Barbra F 25y AYR
Gree Kerr John M 10y AYR
Gree Kerr Margaret F 8y AYR
Gree Kerr Lillias F 6y AYR
Gree Kerr Robert M 4y AYR
Gree Kerr Matthew M 2y AYR
Gree Kerr Barbra F 4m AYR
Head Street Kerr Martha F 80y independent AYR
Head Street Kerr Margaret F 25y female servant OUC
Laigh Road Kerr John M 30y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Laigh Road Kerr Janet F 30y thread winder AYR
Laigh Road Kerr Margaret F 10y AYR
Laigh Road Kerr Martha F 8y AYR
Laigh Road Kerr James M 5y AYR
Laigh Road Kerr John M 3y AYR
Laigh Road Kerr Leanora F 2y AYR
Laigh Road Kerr Philip M 1m AYR
Langbarr Cottage Kerr John M 30y coal miner AYR
Langbarr Cottage Kerr Janet F 30y AYR
Langbarr Cottage Kerr Elizabeth F 5y AYR
Langbarr Cottage Kerr Robert M 6y AYR
Langbarr Cottage Kerr William M 3y AYR
Langbarr Cottage Kerr Bryce M 7m AYR
Main Street Kerr Mathew M 30y labourer AYR
Main Street Kerr Margaret F 30y AYR
Main Street Kerr Isabella F 8y AYR
Main Street Kerr Mary F 6y AYR
Main Street Kerr Mathew M 3y AYR
Main Street Kerr Janet F 1y AYR
Main Street Kerr Margaret F 65y oversewer AYR
Main Street Kerr John M 9y AYR
Main Street Kerr Marthew M 15y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Main Street Kerr Christina F 13y AYR
Main Street Kerr Jean F 15y female servant AYR
Manse Kerr Agnes F 25y female servant AYR
Marshyland Kerr Robert M 9y AYR
Marshyland Bridge Kerr William M 35y AYR
Marshyland Bridge Kerr Jean F 11y AYR
Marshyland Bridge Kerr Thomas M 10y AYR
Marshyland Bridge Kerr William M 8y AYR
Marshyland Bridge Kerr John M 2y AYR
Marshyland Bridge Kerr Janet F 30y AYR
Mid Bogside Kerr Robert M 30y farmer AYR
Mid Bogside Kerr Jane F 30y OUC
Mid Bogside Kerr Jane F 10y AYR
Mid Bogside Kerr William M 8y AYR
Mid Bogside Kerr James M 6y AYR
Mid Bogside Kerr John M 4y AYR
Mid Bogside Kerr Bryce M 2y AYR
Mossend Kerr Mrs Elizabeth F 50y farmer AYR
Mossend Kerr William M 25y ag lab AYR
Mossend Kerr Elizabeth F 15y AYR
Mossend Kerr John M 15y currier AYR
Mossend Kerr James M 15y AYR
Nettlehirst Kerr Agnes F 45y independent AYR
Nettlehirst Kerr Helen F 15y female servant OUC
Nettlehurst Kerr Margaret F 45y AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Robert M 35y miner AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Janet F 40y AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr James M 15y appren AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Margaret F 14y AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Robert M 10y AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Elizabeth F 5y AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Janet F 3y AYR
Nettlehurst Kerr Jean F 3m AYR
New Street Kerr Daniel M 30y ?writer V N.P. AYR
New Street Kerr Marion F 25y AYR
New Street Kerr Daniel M 25y ag lab AYR
New Street Kerr Ann F 30y dress maker AYR
New Street Kerr Agness F 5y AYR
New Street Kerr Daniel M 2y AYR
New Street Kerr Marion F 40y flax throwster AYR
New Street Kerr Jean F 35y flax throwster AYR
New Street Kerr William M 40y black smith AYR
New Street Kerr Elisabeth F 40y AYR
New Street Kerr Margret F 15y AYR
New Street Kerr Andrew M 10y AYR
New Street Kerr William M 4y AYR
New Street Kerr Cathrine F 25y female servant IRL
New Street Kerr Janet F 15y milliner AYR
Newhouse Kerr Isabella F 30y over sewer AYR
Newhouse Kerr Jannet F 25y over sewer AYR
Newhouse Kerr Jean F 25y over sewer AYR
Newton Kerr Robert M 20y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Newton Kerr Christina F 20y AYR
Newton Kerr Christina F 5m AYR
Newton Kerr William M 20y ag lab AYR
Newton Kerr Mary F 40y travelling merchant OUC
Newton Kerr Mary F 15y OVF
Newton Kerr Matthew M 50y carter AYR
Newton Kerr Mary F 50y over sewer AYR
Newton Kerr Daniel M 35y teacher AYR
Newton Kerr Andrew M 55y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
South Bun Kerr John M 25y farmer AYR
South Bun Kerr Margaret F 60y AYR
South Bun Kerr Jean F 25y AYR
South Bun Kerr Walter M 20y ag lab AYR
South Bun Kerr James M 20y ag lab AYR
Strand Kerr Margaret F 30y AYR
Strand Kerr Jessie F 3y AYR
Strand Kerr Jane F 1y AYR
Strand Kerr James M 45y grocer spirit dealer AYR
Strand Kerr Elizabeth F 30y OUC
Strand Kerr William M 10y AYR
Strand Kerr Robert M 8y AYR
Strand Kerr Elizabeth F 6y AYR
Strand Kerr James M 4y AYR
Strand Kerr Margaret F 2y AYR
Strand Kerr Thomas M 6m AYR
Strand Kerr Janet F 15y female servant AYR
Strand Kerr Jean F 40y AYR
Townhead Kerr Janet F 40y washerwoman AYR
Townhead Kerr Robert M 12y AYR
Townhead Kerr Daniel M 9y AYR
Townhead Kerr Janet F 25y dressmaker AYR
Townhead Kerr Jean F 60y sempstress AYR
Townhead Kerr Martha F 20y linen thread worker AYR
Townhead Kerr William M 20y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Townhead Kerr Jean F 70y flax spinner AYR
Warde Kerr Robert M 15y male servant AYR
Whang Kerr Janet F 40y reeler AYR
Whang Kerr William M 10y AYR
Whang Kerr Jean F 30y reeler AYR
Whang Kerr Agnes M 20y female servant AYR
Whang Kerr Andrew M 15y baker's appren AYR
Windyhouse Kerr Robert M 70y farmer AYR
Windyhouse Kerr Jean F 75y AYR
Windyhouse Kerr Thomas M 40y ag lab AYR
Windyhouse Kerr Agnes F 30y AYR
Windyhouse Kerr Janet F 5y AYR


Regards

Duncan

Re: William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

Shirley Hackett (View posts)
Posted: 25 Apr 2003 12:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thankyou very much Duncan. The Kerrs of Beith are indeed a challenge--this census list should be helpful in sorting out which of the many William Kerrs of Beith is mine.

Regards
Shirley Hackett

Re: William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

Theresa (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2003 11:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kirkwood,Kerr, Barr,Campbell, Martin,Hill, Brown,
Dear Duncan,
Found your posting today and I have found my Kerr on your 1841 list.

Gateside Beith 1841.
James Kerr,age 40,Ag Lab.
Margaret kerr,age 35 ( ms;Barr).
Robert Kerr age 12,( did not know of him).
Barbara Kerr age 10,( she marrages a James Telford 1854).
James Kerr age 8,
Jean Kerr age 6,
John Kerr age 4.
Mary Kerr age 2 ( my gg grand mother, she marriage William Kirkwood 31 dec 1961).

There is also Janet Kerr born in 1842,she marriaged David Patton,
Thank you so much.

Do you have any census lists for Kirkwood.

Thomas Kirkwood born 1813 Dalry.father William ,mother Margaret Robertson.
Jean Kirkwood (ms;Campbell)father JohnCampbell,mother Janet Martin)
Jean Kirkwood

Thank you

Theresa

Re: William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

Posted: 8 Aug 2003 11:58AM GMT
Classification: Census
Edited: 28 Mar 2004 9:38PM GMT
Surnames: Kerr & Kirkwood
Theresa,

A whole mass of Kirkwoods in Beith in 1841 as follows:

Braehead Kirkwood James M 40y linen turner? AYR
Braehead Kirkwood Jean F 40y linen thread ?bob'r AYR
Braehead Kirkwood James M 20y cotton hand look weaver AYR
Clayholes Kirkwood William M 55y wright jrnymn AYR
Clayholes Kirkwood Margret F 45y AYR
Clayholes Kirkwood Ann F 15y AYR
Clayholes Kirkwood Margret F 5y AYR
Clayholes Kirkwood John M 20y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Clayholes Kirkwood Margret F 20y AYR
Cross Kirkwood James M 45y seed merchant AYR
Cross Kirkwood Margaret F 35y AYR
Cross Kirkwood Mary F 15y AYR
Cross Kirkwood Janet F 7y AYR
Cross Kirkwood William M 9m AYR
Cross Kirkwood Barbara F 45y independent AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood Thomas M 70y farmer AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood Janet F 60y AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood Ann F 20y AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood William M 25y farmer AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood Ann F 25y AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood Margaret F 5y AYR
Drumbuie Kirkwood Janet F 3y AYR
Gateside Kirkwood Alexander M 20y cotton hand loom weaver OUC
Head Street Kirkwood Thomas M 25y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Head Street Kirkwood Jean F 25y AYR
Head Street Kirkwood William M 3y AYR
Head Street Kirkwood Janet F 4m AYR
Head Street Kirkwood Mary F 60y clothes dresser AYR
Head Street Kirkwood John M 75y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Langbarr Cottages Kirkwood James M 25y coal miner AYR
Langbarr Cottages Kirkwood Mary F 30y AYR
Langbarr Cottages Kirkwood Hugh M 7y AYR
Langbarr Cottages Kirkwood Margaret F 5y AYR
Langbarr Cottages Kirkwood Jean F 3y AYR
New Street Kirkwood Andrew M 45y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
New Street Kirkwood Janet F 40y AYR
New Street Kirkwood Ann F 20y flax throwster AYR
New Street Kirkwood Mary F 15y over sewer AYR
New Street Kirkwood James M 15y shoe maker appren AYR
New Street Kirkwood Thomas M 45y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
New Street Kirkwood Jean F 45y flax throwster AYR
New Street Kirkwood Thomas M 7y AYR
Newton Kirkwood John M 40y carter AYR
Newton Kirkwood Mary F 40y AYR
Newton Kirkwood John M 15y cotton hand loom weaver AYR
Newton Kirkwood Robert M 12y AYR
Newton Kirkwood Janet F 10y AYR
Newton Kirkwood Ann F 8y AYR
Newton Kirkwood Mary F 5y AYR
Newton Kirkwood Margaret F 5m AYR
Railway Gates Kirkwood Hugh M 50y railway porter AYR
Railway Gates Kirkwood Margaret F 40y AYR
Railway Gates Kirkwood David M 7y AYR
Railway Gates Kirkwood Elizabeth F 3y AYR
Railway Gates Kirkwood Margaret F 8m AYR
Southridgehill Kirkwood David M 60y farmer AYR
Southridgehill Kirkwood Marion F 60y AYR
Southridgehill Kirkwood David M 25y ag lab AYR
Southridgehill Kirkwood James M 20y ag lab AYR
Southridgehill Kirkwood Margaret F 15y AYR
Whang Kirkwood Robert M 25y coal miner AYR
Whang Kirkwood Mary F 20y OUC
Whang Kirkwood Rebecca F 1y OUC
Whang Kirkwood Andrew M 55y weaver AYR
Whang Kirkwood Ann F 50y AYR
Whang Kirkwood William M 25y carter AYR
Whang Kirkwood Ann F 25y AYR
Whang Kirkwood David M 2y AYR
Whang Kirkwood Ann F 5m AYR
Whang Kirkwood Janet F 20y threadworker AYR
Whang Kirkwood Barbara F 15y female servant AYR
Whang Kirkwood Andrew M 50y merchant AYR
Whang Kirkwood Agnes F 40y OUC
Whang Kirkwood Alexander M 10y AYR
Whang Kirkwood Agnes F 7y AYR
Whang Kirkwood Allan M 24y shoemaker AYR
Whang Kirkwood Lilias F 20y OUC
Whang Kirkwood Janet F 2y OUC

Hope this helps!

Best Regards

Duncan

Re: Thank you

Theresa (View posts)
Posted: 11 Aug 2003 7:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kerr,Kirkwood,Campbell,Robertson.
Dear Duncan,

Brilliant,

Thank you so much,
My Kirkwood are there,
Head St,
Thomas Kirkwood age 25 cotton hand weaver.
Jean Kirkwood age 25,(ms Jean Campbell).
William Kirkwood age 3 ( my line).
Janet 4 months.
I belive that Thomas father was William Kirkwood and mother Margaret Robertson, married 13 july 1811 Dalry.
Thank for your time,

Theresa

Re: KERRS of Ayrshire

Posted: 15 Oct 2003 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2005 4:01AM GMT
Hello,
I'm looking for the parents of a Barbara Kerr who married James Maitland circa 1830-35 in or around Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Would anyone know of these Kerrs and Maitlands? Thank you!!!!!

Re: William KERR of Beith, Ayrshire

Posted: 17 Nov 2004 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Sep 2005 12:20PM GMT
Surnames: KERR / THORBURN
What a help this 1841 extraction was .. Thank you! My Kerr ancestors are at Bunswyrd. Would it be at all possible to get the same sort of information for the THORBURN families of Beith?

Regards
Leanne

Re: Thorburn of Beith, Ayrshire

Duncan Malcolm (View posts)
Posted: 17 Nov 2004 5:18PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: Thorburn & Kerr
Herewith:

Coal Work Thorborn Marion F 20y IRL
Kirkstyle Thorburn Ann F 15y female servant AYR
Strand Thorburn Barbara F 14y linen thread reeler AYR
Strand Thorburn Elizabeth F 8y AYR
Strand Thorburn Andrew M 6y AYR
Strand Thorburn Marion F 4y AYR
Strand Thorburn John M 3y AYR

Looks like Barbara was a very responsible young lady.

Regards

Duncan

Re: Thorburn of Beith, Ayrshire

Posted: 17 Nov 2004 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Sep 2005 12:20PM GMT
Thank you for that information Duncan.

Yes, you are right it does appear that the children are *alone*. I have seen the Strand details before, but I was hoping that maybe the parent's would turn up somewhere else on the Beith census as i know that they were still alive at this time .. but alas!

Are you aware whether the rest of Ayr has been archived and available? Thomas Thorburn was the father of these children and was a Shoemaker of Whang St. Beith in 1837.

I was also hoping to stumble upon other kin. I've been quite lucky with my searching on the Kerr side actually.

I do thank you, once again, for your post.

Regards
Leanne
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