Catherine Kinross Kerr b1825

William Proctor 1850 Bathia Steedman 1853 John Steedman 1814 Margaret Graham 1800 James Kerr 1796

1826 Catherine Kinross Kerr born to James Kerr, solicitor and Margaret Graham according to the detail about her parents from her death certificate. The use of Kinross as a Christian name is because her grandmother was a Catherine Kinross. Her birthplace is listed as Stirling in later censuses. I have not been able to find her actual birth record on ScotlandsPeople. However IGI list her birth twice, both to the correct parents in Stirling but on different dates. One born 28 Dec 1825 and baptised 29 Jan 1826 (this should be the correct one) and another on 28 Jan 1828 and baptised 10 Feb 1828 (this is probably a mistranscription for her sister Isabella)

1841 census. The family of James Kerr and his wife Margaret is listed, but there is no sign of a Catherine Kinross Kerr (she is aged 15 at this time). They are living at Broad St, Stirling.

James Kerr age 45, Margaret Kerr his wife age 40, and children William Kerr 15, Isabella Kerr 13, Jane Kerr 9, Agnes Kerr 7, Mary Kerr 4, Janet Kerr 2, plus Margaret Kinross, age 30 a servant.

Meanwhile there is a Catherine Kerr listed elsewhere in the census she is age 17 and living at Callander Road, Falkirk, and is the only suitable candidate that I can find in the census, which may or may not be her. The enumerator seems just to have listed all the inhabitants of Callander Rd. Catherine appears to be the only Kerr, and is a servant.

Broad Street Stirling around 1900

1848 Married in Stirling on 20 September 1848. The Rev John Steedman of the First United Presbyterian Congregation and Catherine Kinross Kerr, daughter of James Kerr, Writer, both of this parish, by Rev David Stewart. Her husband is 12 years older than she.

One can then follow her life as the wife of Rev John Steedman at the United Presbyterian Church in Stirling. She had a number of children.

The family started life at 17 Allan Park, Stirling

17 Allan Park, Stirling

17 Allan Park, Stirling

Today 17 Allan Park, Stirling is sheltered housing " a large converted Georgian house at 17 Allan Park (for 8 residents). The house is in a prestigious area only a few minutes walk from the town centre for shops and coffee shops, churches and the Albert Hall, the Smith Gallery & Museum, the Library and the Kings Park, and the surroundings of wide tree-lined streets, public gardens, and views of Stirling Castle. There is a lift in the house."

Abercrombie Place, Stirling

By 1881 census they are living at 12 Abercromby Place, Stirling.

1888 Catherine Kinross Steedman (nee Kerr) death cert gives her death at Eaglesham Manse, Renfrewshire (6 miles south of Glasgow) at 5.30pm on 6th August 1888, death of Catherine Kinross Steedman, age 62.5 years widow of Rev John Steedman of United Presbyterian Church, Stirling and daughter of James Kerr (solicitor, deceased) and Margaret Kerr (nee Graham, deceased). Reported by son William Steedman, who was present. William Steedman was the Minister at Eaglesham Church from 1875 to 1901. William (b 1850) he is listed as the minister at Eaglesham Church from 1875 till his death in 1901.

married to Rev John Steedman b1814