William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian

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William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian KT (4 October 1763 – 27 April 1824) was the son of William Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian.

He married, firstly, Lady Harriet Hobart-Hampden,[1] a younger daughter of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire (and the divorced wife of Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore), on 14 April 1793. They had four children:

  • John Kerr, 7th Marquess of Lothian (1794–1841)
  • Lord Schomberg Robert (1795–1825), soldier, died unmarried.
  • Lady Isabella Emily Caroline (1797–1858), died unmarried.
  • Lord Henry Francis Charles (1800–1882), religious minister, married Louisa Hope, a daughter of Sir Alexander Hope.

His first wife died in 1805 and on 1 December 1806, he married Lady Harriet Scott, a younger daughter of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch. They had eight children:

  • Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Kerr (died 1871), married Charles Trefusis, 19th Baron Clinton.
  • Lady Harriet Louise Anne (died 1884), married Sir John Hepburn-Forbes, 8th Baronet.
  • Lady Frances (died 1863), married George Wade.
  • Lady Anne Katherine (died 1829), died unmarried.
  • Lady Georgiana Augusta (died 1859), married Rev. Granville Forbes.
  • Lord Charles Lennox (1814–1898), soldier, married Charlotte Hanmer, a daughter of Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet.
  • Lord Mark Ralph George (1817–1900), soldier, died unmarried.
  • Lord Frederick Herbert (1818–1896), admiral, married Emily Maitland, a daughter of Sir Peregrine Maitland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auden, W. H. "Family Ghosts". University of Stanford. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch
Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire
1812–1824
Succeeded by
John Kerr, 7th Marquess of Lothian
Preceded by
Charles Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch
Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian
1819–1824
Succeeded by
George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton
Masonic offices
Preceded by
Marquess of Huntly
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1794–1796
Succeeded by
Lord Doune
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Kerr
Marquess of Lothian
1815–1824
Succeeded by
John Kerr
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Ker
1821–1824
Succeeded by
John Kerr