Re: Francis Alexander Kerr Born 6 February 1828

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gbr37114
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Re: Francis Alexander Kerr Born 6 February 1828

Post by gbr37114 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:00 am

Can anyone help me find the death of Francis Alexander Kerr born 6 Feb 1828 in Woolwich, Kent but married to Helen Dawson 13 February 1848 at Gorbals, Glasgow or 5 March 1846 at Dunblane (both of this parish). He is shown on 1851 census of Dunblane, Perthshire, 1861 census at St James St, Govan, Glasgow, Present at death of daughter Marion Kerr died 15 May 1864 1 Napier St, Govan, Glasgow. On 1871 census, Helen Kerr age 42 of 44 Paterson St, Govan, Glasgow says Husband in Australia. 1881 census Helen 52 a widow of 333 Eglinton St, Govan, Glasgow, 1891 census Helen 62 a widow of Abbortsford Place, Govan, Glasgow, then in 1895 Helen died age 67 at 100 George St, Glasgow which says she is married to Francis Kerr, Coal Salesman indicating Francis Kerr might still be alive. He has not been found in Australia. Francis Kerr's parents were John Kerr and Louisa Young and they married in Southampton, Hampshire on 31 October 1814 because John Kerr was of the H.M. Royal Artillery. Louisa was a widow when they married and her first married name was Chapman.
I would appreciate any help finding the death of Francis Alexander Kerr b. 1828 death unknown
Thank you
Gail

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Re: Francis Alexander Kerr Born 6 February 1828

Post by Currie » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:40 pm

Hello Gail,

There’s an article concerning a person by that name on this page of the Glasgow Herald, August 4, 1875. It’s about half way down the column headed GREENOCK and starts with Hamilton.—
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D ... %2C5281242

There’s a death notice in the Glasgow Herald, February 21, 1895, which says she was a widow. See first column this page.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=W ... %2C4356175

DEATHS.
KERR.—Suddenly, on 18th inst., at 100 George Street, Helen Dawson, widow of Francis Kerr, and eldest daughter of the late Robert Dawson, Newton, near Dunblane.

Alan

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Re: Francis Alexander Kerr Born 6 February 1828

Post by gbr37114 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:25 pm

Hello Alan
Thank you so much for this information. It all helps to put a timeline together for Francis A Kerr.
So then it means that Francis A Kerr must of died sometime after 1875 when he was fined about the carriage.
It is interesting that on his wife's death certificate, it says she is married (not widow) to Francis Kerr, Coal Salesman, so now I know he is deceased by the time she died in 1895.
I really appreciate this information as it is so helpful, thank you.
Regards
Gail
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