Crawford Davison Kerr

1790 - 13th May 1878

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of George and Isabella Kerr and partner in Baillie Kerr and Company (q.v).   

Trustee for marriage settlement of Alex. George Milne (q.v.) and Dorothea Milne in Grenada 958A&B and 995A & B and for Ellen Welchman (lately Jeffrey, née Katz) for British Guiana 378 A, B & C.

  1. Baptised 10/03/1790 St George in the East Middx. Married Susan Adams at Ryde Hampshire 15/01/1824. Formerly of 4 Kensington Gardens but lately of 9 Great Stuart Street Edinburgh, died 13/05/1878. Personal estate under £9000.

  2. At 6 Harley Street in 1830; 4 Kensington Garden Terrace in 1841; also at Lloyds Place, Lewisham in the census of 1841; back at Kensington Garden Terrace in the census of 1861.


Crawford Davison Kerr also appears as a correspondent of Jardine Matheson for Lindsays & Co. [n.d.]

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1912 [database online];, England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940 [database online]; children's names are drawn for, Pallots Baptism Index for England 1780-1837 [database online] and, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; London Gazette, Issue 24605, 16/07/1878, p. 4178; National Probate Calendar 1878.

  2., Westminster Rate Books 1634-1900 [database online]; 1841 and 1861 censuses online.

Further Information

(1) Mary (2) Susan Adams (1824)
With (1) Crawford [Davison], Mary, Eliz. Gordon, Charles Simpson, Charlotte Fairly Tod, Isabella Margaret, Geo. (1812-), Geo. (1817-)

Associated Claims (4)

£9,979 10s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)
£9,025 8s 4d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,211 8s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (Trustee)
£7,186 12s 6d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee
1830 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Gledstanes,Kerr & Co.
East India merchant  
Name partner
Baillie, Kerr and Co.
General overseas merchant  

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator
Notes →
The two men were also almost certainly business...
Trustee → Testator

Addresses (4)

4 Kensington Garden Terrace, London, Middlesex, London, England
6 Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Lloyds Place, Lewisham, London, Kent, London, England