William Ker, 2nd Earl of Roxburghe

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William Ker, 2nd Earl of Roxburghe (1622 – 2 July 1675) was the grandson of Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburghe. He was born William Drummond, the youngest son of John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Perth, and Jean Ker, daughter of Robert. Since Robert died in 1650 without a male heir to inherit his titles and estates, these passed to William by special arrangement ratified by Parliament. He subsequently changed his name to Ker, and married his cousin, also called Jean Ker.[1]

His son Robert inherited his titles on his death in 1675.

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Robert Ker
Earl of Roxburghe
1650–1675
Succeeded by
Robert Ker

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, Volume 47