William Graham Kerr, b1824

William Graham Kerr on IGI, born 14 April 1824 Stirling, Scotland. He did not appear to spend much time at home. After being picked up in his parents house in Stirling in 1841 census, age 15. He disappears, apart from a mention in his fathers will in 1871.

However I am reasonably confident that his family was

I am unclear as to whether he was, like many of his family, a UP minister. He certainly spent much time abroad, but I feel that he may have been a merchant, rather than a minister. Nowhere is he referred to as a minister, and his fathers will does not use "Rev" for him,. His wife in 1871 census is given as " Income Derived From Foreign Securities".

1861 census - they are missing

However "Margaret G Kerr, age 11" and "Eliza G Kerr, age 9" are listed as daughters of James Kerr, their birthplace is Singapore. These two have to be grandchildren of James and Margaret Kerr, as Margaret would have to have been 50 when they were born.

1871 census

Catherine Ker. Born England, age: 38. Head of household at 7 Albert Terrace, St Cuthberts Edinburgh. Income Derived From Foreign Securites

Household Members:
Virginia Ker, age 14, born Java
Henry Ker, age 12, Blantyre, Lanarkshire
Katherine Ker, age 10, born Melbourne, Australia,
Arthur W Ker, age 7, born Melbourne, Australia,

There is also a Frances Kerr, grand daughter 8, born Batavia in Java, East Indies living with grandparents James Kerr in Stirling.

1881 census

Catherine Ker, Born England, age: 48. Head of household at 11 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh Newington

Household Members:
Virginia Ker 24, born Java
Henry Ker 22, medical student, born Blantyre, Lanarkshire
Katherine Ker 20, born Australia

1891 census - they are missing

1901 census

Catherine Ker. born: England.Age: 68. Occupation: Annintant. Living in the household of her daughter Virginia (now Jameson) at 16 Coates Cres, Edinburgh St George.

His father James Kerr