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Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 21:06 GMT (UK) »
Please can anyone help to find information on Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer b 1862 Glasgow but known to have been in Leith...
I would like to find his parents so i can continue my tree. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Have you looked for his birth on Scotlands People?  You can download a copy of his birth cert.  alternatively - if he married or died in Scotland his marriage/death cert will have his parents details including his mothers maiden name

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Please provide details of any census you have found him on. 
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 January 19 00:57 GMT (UK) »
No such birth listed anywhere in Scotland under either surname.

What other information do you have about him?   Can't find this combination of names anywhere.

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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 January 19 01:46 GMT (UK) »
The Scottish 1871 has a Robert Kerr b 1864 Glasgow living in Leith with parents John aged 35 b Edinburgh & Ann aged 32 b Renfrew

3 siblings
Alexander 5 b Glasgow
Katherine 3 b England
James 1 b Leith

Where did you get a middle name of Thomas from?
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 January 19 19:56 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the info, what you have given me sounds very interesting .

I will dig out my paperwork etc and give you some more clues..
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 January 19 21:20 GMT (UK) »
info and facts as requested ...

1911 England census Robert Keer b 1859 Glasgow
Possible residence in London 1891

1st child Ellen Bunyan b 1899 London
2nd child Jean Janey Keer b 1900 Aylesbury
then lived in Watford until death in 1928

Met wife Rachel Bunyan appox 1899 but cannot find any record of marriage
also middle name " Thomas " seems to have come from a family member but i cannot find any paper trace of that name.
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 January 19 23:17 GMT (UK) »
Where does Robert fit in your Family tree?  You don't know his parents/wife etc so are you descended from one of his children?

If so - please give details of the child - name - birthplace - birthyear

Is the 1911 the only census you have him on as you originally gave his birthyear as 1862.

 
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but known to have been in Leith...

How do you know?

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Possible residence in London 1891

That was Robert S Keir
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 January 19 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Births December qtr 1907   
KEER    Dolly         Watford    3a   817  mothers maiden name Bunyon

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1st child Ellen Bunyan b 1899 London
2nd child Jean Janey Keer b 1900 Aylesbury

Neither of these children are on the 1911 entry - which also shows number of years married

Mary Jane May Keer born June qtr 1900 Aylesbury - mmn Bunyan
Robert Thomas Keer b December qtr 1903 Watford

Births March qtr 1899  Nellie Bunyan     Lambeth    1d   378 mmn Young 

Baptism
Nellie Bunyan
Birth Date:    1 Jan 1899
Birth Poor Law Union:    Lambeth
Father:    Henry Bunyan
Mother:    Rachael Bunyan
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Re: Robert Thomas Kerr / Keer
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 19 January 19 00:05 GMT (UK) »
1901/1911 shows surname as Keer as do children's births.  His death was registered as Keer so I think we have to assume that's how it was spelt unless you have other documents that show a different spelling

This is the 1901 entry

Robert Keer    40 bricklayer b Lambeth
Rachel  31 b Brell -  Bucks
Nelly Keer    2 b Lambeth. Still Nellie in 1911
Janey Keer 11mths b Aylesbury - Mary in 1911
RG13 Piece 1316 Folio 18 Page 28

1891 - both girls are servants in Aylesbury

Rachel Bunyan 16 b Brill Bucks
Sophia A Bunyan 23 b Ham Green Bucks
RG12 Piece 1145 Folio 131 Page 2
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