Jane Kerr

11 August 1806–22 February 1891 (Age 84)
Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

When Jane Kerr was born on 11 August 1806, in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Kerr, was 35 and her mother, Helen Ramage, was 34. She married James Ritchie on 27 May 1832. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 22 February 1891, in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

James Ritchie
1802–1888
Jane Kerr
1806–1891
Marriage: 27 May 1832
James Ritchie
1833–1913
Helen Ritchie
1835–
David Ritchie
1844–1926
John Ritchie
1837–
Gilbert Ritchie
1839–1868
William Ritchie
1842–1927
Margaret Crichton Ritchie
1848–1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 May 1832
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Kerr

    Male1771–Male

    Helen Ramage

    Female1772–Female

siblings

(6)

    James Kerr

    Male1597–1886Male

    Jean Kerr

    Female1798–Female

    William Kerr

    Male1802–Male

    David Kerr

    Male1803–1883Male

    Alexander Kerr

    Male1804–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 5

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1830

Age 24

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood, northern Middle English kerr (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wronghanded’, ‘left-handed’.2 Irish: see Carr .3 This surname has also absorbed examples of German Kehr .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Ritchie in entry for David Ritchie and Elisabeth Catharine Bowden, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Jean Kerr in entry for James Ritchie, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Jean Kerr Ritchie, "Find A Grave Index"

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