• Walter Ker
Walter Ker Marker
• Walter Ker  ‎(I1260)‎
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Given Names: Walter
Surname: Ker

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 1656 Dalsert, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: 10 June 1748 ‎(Age 92)‎ Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 1656 Dalsert, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Immigration December 1685 ‎(Age 29)‎ Perth Amboy, NJ

Death 10 June 1748 ‎(Age 92)‎ Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ

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Immediate Family  (F463)
• Margaret Johnstone
1661 - 1734
• John Kerr
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Margaret Ker
1691 - 1769
James Kerr
1692 -
Samuel Ker
-
Joseph Ker
-
William Ker
1700 - 1777


Notes

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Walter Ker was persecuted in his native Scotland for his strict Presbyterian religious faith under James II, and for this he was banished for life from Scotland.

Walter Ker sailed with 200 co-religionists led by the Laird of Pitlochie, George Scot, on the death ship Henry and Francis, from Leith, Scotland in September 1685. 70 died during the voyage, including George Scot.

The Ker clan in America followed a strict Presbyterianism for generations. Walter was an elder in the Tennent Church in Freehold, NJ, and was buried with his wife Margaret nearby.

Note
According to Dobson, Walter Kerr was a Covenanter and a prisoner in Canongate Tolbooth.

He was transported from Leith on the _Henry and Francis_, master Richard Hutton, to east New Jersey by John Johnston, druggist, 5 Sep 1685

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Sources

Source
This Old Monmouth of Ours
Publication: Moreau Brothers Freehold, NJ 1932
Citation Details:  p. 302

Source
The Kerr Clan of New Jersey
Publication: Shawver Co., Morrison, IL, 1931
Citation Details:  p. 5

Source
History of the Old Tennent church: with biographical sketches of its pastors
Publication: Freehold, NJ James S. Yard & Sons 1897 http://books.google.com/books?id=Yo5JAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA5&dq=History+of+Tennent+Church&hl=en&ei=3xGhTZ-dMtGUtwek5r2gAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=snippet&q=Kerr&f=false
Citation Details:  p. 116

Source
directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1670-1775
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD 1983
Citation Details:  p. 87

Source
Illinois Society, DAR
Publication: Genealogical Records Committee 1965
Citation Details:  Report of the Illinois Society of the DAR, 1965

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Media

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Close Relatives
Family with • Margaret Johnstone
• Walter Ker
Birth 1656 Dalsert, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 10 June 1748 ‎(Age 92)‎ Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ
5 years
Wife
 
• Margaret Johnstone
Birth 1661
Death 1 October 1734 ‎(Age 73)‎ NJ
#1
Son
• John Kerr
Birth NJ
Death Date Unknown
#2
Daughter
Margaret Ker
Birth 6 January 1691 35 30
Death 30 September 1769 ‎(Age 78)‎
1 year
#3
Son
James Kerr
Birth before 1692 36 31 NJ
Death Age: unknown
#4
Son
Samuel Ker
Death Date Unknown
#5
Son
Joseph Ker
Death Date Unknown
#6
Son
William Ker
Birth about 1700 44 39 NJ
Death 14 July 1777 ‎(Age 77)‎ Lamington, NJ, USA