Herbert Newton Jarrett Kerr

23rd Sep 1785 - 26th Dec 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Sarah Newton Jarrett and David Kerr, nephew of John Jarrett (1746-1809) and Herbert Newton Jarrett III (d. 1829), and brother-in-law of John Baillie (q.v.). Joint owner with brother William Mitchell Kerr (q.v.) of Spring Garden, which was inherited through their mother's family. Given as H.N.Kerr in the compensation records.

  1. Born 23/09/1785. Married 27/05/1816 Marcella Richardson (died 1868) at St Marylebone. After their marriage they resided at Balguy, near Dundee Scotland, and after that at St Ann's Cottage near Brechin, given to them by David Kerr, before moving to 40 Inverleith Row Edinburgh. Reportedly 'had a great antipathy to slavery', and sold the Jamaica properties of which he was sole owner 'and freed many of the slaves', buying an annuity with the proceeds of sale. Died at 40 Inverleith Row Edinburgh 26/12/1874. His sons [later the Hon.] William and David went to Jamaica in 1834 and re-established family participation in the sugar economy.


  1. www.orange-tree-valley.co.uk [accessed 30/06/2011]. The site draws on the works of H.N.J. Kerr's nephew William James Kerr, although the comment about slavery is drawn from an informal source, the aunt of the author of the website. No corroboration has yet been found.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
H. N. Kerr
Marcella Richardson
David (1817-1880), Hon. William (1819-1898), Herbert Jarrett (1821-), Thomas Richardson (1822-1908), Frances Richardson (1824-1896), John Lawrenson (1827-1855), Dugald Campbell (1830-1858)

Associated Claims (1)

£4,612 16s 6d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (7)

Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins
First Cousins
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

40 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
St Ann's Cottage, Brechin, Forfarshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland