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Mark KERR, 1st Earl of Lothian

Male 1553 - 1609  (56 years)


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  • Name Mark KERR 
    Name Suffix 1st Earl of Lothian 
    Gender Male 
    Born 1553  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 April 1609  Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newbattle Abbey Private Burial Ground
    Person ID I35915  Clan Moffat UK
    Last Modified 17 January 2016 

    Father Mark KERR, Commendator of Newbattle,   b. about 1520, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 August 1584, Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Lady Helen LESLIE,   b. about 1525, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 October 1594, Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Family ID F10484  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hon. Margaret MAXWELL,   b. about 1555, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1617, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Lady Agnes KERR,   b. about 1540, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F10477  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was the son of Mark Kerr, abbot of Newbattle, Midlothian, and Helen Leslie, sister of the Earl of Rothes. Mark was Vicar of Linton in 1567. He was appointed Master of Requests in 1577 made a baron and Privy Counsellor in 1587, and created a Lord of Parliament as Lord Newbattle in 1591. An English list of the Scottish nobility states his residences were 'Morphele' and Prestongrange. His wife was a sister of Lord Herries. He acted as interim Lord Chancellor of Scotland in 1604. He was created Earl of Lothian in 1606.



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