Gen. John Manners KERR 
- Born: 30 Oct 1766
- Baptised: 31 Oct 1766, St Giles Northampton
- Marriage (1): Isabella ERRINGTON  on 25 Apr 1791 in St Michael Barbados WI
- Marriage (2): Margaret DAVIES 
- Marriage (3): Catharine LLOYD  on 15 Jan 1829
- Died: 1 Apr 1843, Maesmor Hall Denbighshire WLS aged 76
John Manners Kerr
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1766
Baptism Date: 31 Oct 1766
Baptism Place: Northampton, St Giles, Northamptonshire, England
Register Type: Parish Registers
Father: William Kerr
Mother: Charlotte Kerr
John Manners Kerr
Marriage Date: 25 Apr 1791
Marriage Place: Saint Michael,Barbadoes,Caribbean
Spouse: Isabella Errington
FHL Film Number: 1157925
Statutes at Large
Lt Gen John Manners Ker was a signatory to a petition to King George III dated 21 May 1816 supporting the establishment of schools in the Highlands and in the northern parts of Great Britain for relieving distress and promoting the general welfare of the northern parts of Great Britain.
General John Manners Kerr
Death Age: 74
Notice Type: Death
Birth Date: abt 1769
Death Date: 1 Apr 1843
Death Place: North Wales
Publication Date: 11 Apr 1843
John Manners Kerr
Registration Year 1843
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration district Corwen Merionethshire
General J M Kerr.
April 1. At Maesmor Heath, Wales, aged 74, Gen John Manners Kerr.
General Kerr was appointed Ensign in the 111th foot 21 February, 1785, which he joined at Gibraltar, and there remained till 24 September 1787, when he was promoted to a Lieutenancy in the 4th Battalion 60th foot; and 10 November 1790, to a company. He served with his Regiment in Barbados until the commencement of the war in 1793, when he proceeded with it to the attack of Tobago. He remained there in garrison, with the exception of a short time at St Vincent's, until appointed Major 29 June, 1794. He continued in the West Indies until May 1795, having on 25 October 1794 received the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the army, with the appointment of Col Commandant of the Northampton Fencibles. In March 1798 he exchanged into the 62nd foot, 1 January 1801 was appointed Col in the army, and Brigadier General in the West Indies 5 February following. He commanded the islands of Granada, Dominica, Barbados, and St Vincent's, until June 1804, when he returned to England on account of ill-health.
In September of the latter year he was placed on the staff of the North West District, and had the command of the volunteer force of Manchester and its neighbourhood: he continued there till June 1806, and in July was appointed to the staff in Ireland. 25 April, 1808, he received the rank of Major General, and on the 26 September of that year he was removed from the Irish staff to that of Colchester and Woodbridge; and in June 1809 to the Sussex district. The 25 June 1810, he was appointed Col of the late 5th Royal Veteran Battalion. He attained the rank of Lieutenant General in 1813 and that of General in 1830.
Gentleman's Magazine Volume 55 1843
Image Courtesy of Mark Humphries 2016.
1. John Manners Kerr: Arms, Monument and Will.
John left his entire estate to his wife Catherine, after his death the portrait on this website was to go to his daughter Mary Alston
John married Isabella ERRINGTON  [MRIN: 1392], daughter of George ERRINGTON  and Isabella WILKINSON , on 25 Apr 1791 in St Michael Barbados WI. (Isabella ERRINGTON  was born on 17 Apr 1774 in Barbados WI and died on 14 Oct 1808.)
John next married Margaret DAVIES  [MRIN: 8459]. (Margaret DAVIES  was born about 1770.)
John next married Catharine LLOYD  [MRIN: 8460] on 15 Jan 1829. (Catharine LLOYD  was born about 1776.)