Author Topic: ANDREW KER/KERR  (Read 1550 times)

Offline terianne

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Re: ANDREW KER/KERR
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 25 March 17 21:39 GMT (UK) »
Ruther's parents are also buried at Jed Abbey - not sure where they were born - the family lived in the yetholm / Linton area

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Re: ANDREW KER/KERR
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 25 March 17 23:34 GMT (UK) »
Had a look on the Maxwell  site and ruther's sons were well known to the courts

Walter & George had paternity cases

George appears on the prison register 6 times states as mason then labourer - might look into this further

Also found Isobel Grahamslaw 1748-1779 age 30  from Ednam admitted to Kelso dispensary 29.11.1778

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Re: ANDREW KER/KERR
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 26 March 17 10:33 BST (UK) »
I wrote an article for the BFHS journal in 2011 about my Stewart ancestors in Kelso, some of whom were involved in running the Dispensary.

I have a lot of material about Grahamslaws in the past. In 1493 William Grymyslaw of Minto treasonably brought in the English of Tynedale who stole 100 head of cows and oxen, 100 sheep, 20 horses and mares and sundry utensils furth of Minto.

In 1502 Thomas Grymislaw and his accomplices, the King's rebels, were named in connection with the murder of David Henrisoune at Maxton and the stealing of livestock. And a David Oliver is accused of "art and part" with Thomas and Andrew Grymislaw in their "theftuous deeds".

It's a wonder there are any Grahamslaws left today as in 1604 a band of Turnbulls were indicted for the slaughter of William, James, John, Robert, Andrew and Thomas Grahamslaw of Little Newton, in what looks like an attempted genocide. Margaret Sanderson mentions this family, who lived in a peel tower, in her book "Mary Stewart's People" (Mercat Press, 1987).

In 1710 Alexander Graemslaw of Maxwellheugh was "dilated for bringing in cabbage to his house the last Lord's Day between sermons", his excuse being that he had had to work late at the corn mill on Saturday night and didn't have time to bring in his cabbages then.

Harry