Kerr Armorial Bearings

 

KERR of Cessford (earlier - of Altonburn): Vert, on a chevron, between three unicorns’ heads, erased, Argent, armed and maned, Or, as many mullets, Sable. 1) Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Gules, three mascles, Or (reportedly for Vipont, but probably correctly for St. Michael), 2nd and 3rd, Azure, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets of eight points, Vert (for Kerr); 2) Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, Azure, and in base a unicorn's head, erased, Argent; 3) Vert, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, Gules, and in base a unicorn's head, erased, Argent, horned, Or.

KERR of Cessford (earlier – of Altonburn):
Vert, on a chevron, between three unicorns’ heads, erased, Argent, armed and maned, Or, as many mullets, Sable.
1) Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Gules, three mascles, Or (reportedly for Vipont, but probably correctly for St. Michael), 2nd and 3rd, Azure, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets of eight points, Vert (for Kerr);
2) Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, Azure, and in base a unicorn’s head, erased, Argent;
3) Vert, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, Gules, and in base a unicorn’s head, erased, Argent, horned, Or.

KERR of Ferniehurst Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, of the field.

KERR of Ferniehurst
Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, of the field.

KERR, Duke of Roxburghe Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Vert, on a chevron, between three unicorns’ heads, erased, Argent, armed and maned, Or, as many mullets, Sable (for Kerr); 2nd and 3rd, Gules, three mascles, Or (for Vipont).

KERR, Duke of Roxburghe
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Vert, on a chevron, between three unicorns’ heads, erased, Argent, armed and maned, Or, as many mullets, Sable (for Kerr); 2nd and 3rd, Gules, three mascles, Or (for Vipont).

KERR, Marquess of Lothian Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure, the sun in his splendour, Proper (for the title of Lothian); 2nd and 3rd, Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, of the field (for Kerr).

KERR, Marquess of Lothian
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure, the sun in his splendour, Proper (for the title of Lothian); 2nd and 3rd, Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three mullets, of the field (for Kerr).

Anciently Recorded in Scotland

KER OF SESFUIRDE Quarterly: 1st and 4th Gules, three mascles Or (Weapont) 2nd and 3rd Azure, on a chevron Argent three mullets of eight points Vert (Ker). Sir David Lindsay's Armorial, 1542 DL311

KER OF SESFUIRDE
Quarterly: 1st and 4th Gules, three mascles Or (Weapont) 2nd and 3rd Azure, on a chevron Argent three mullets of eight points Vert (Ker).
Sir David Lindsay’s Armorial, 1542
DL311

KER OF SESFURD Gules, on a chevron Argent three mullets Azure and in base a unicorn's head erased Argent Seton Armorial, 1591 SN271

KER OF SESFURD
Gules, on a chevron Argent three mullets Azure and in base a unicorn’s head erased Argent
Seton Armorial, 1591
SN271

KER OF SESFORDVert, on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules and in base a unicorn's head erased Argent horned Or Dunvegan Armorial, c1600 DV170

KER OF SESFORDVert, on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules and in base a unicorn’s head erased Argent horned Or
Dunvegan Armorial, c1600
DV170

KER OF SESSFORDVert, on a chevron between three unicorns' heads erased Argent as many stars Sable.  Alexander Nisbet's System of Heraldry 1722

KER OF SESSFORDVert, on a chevron between three unicorns’ heads erased Argent as many stars Sable.
Alexander Nisbet’s System of Heraldry 1722

KER OF PHERNIHIRST Gules, on a chevron Argent three cinquefoils Gules and in base a stag's head erased Or. Queen Mary's Roll, 1562 - QM005

KER OF PHERNIHIRST
Gules, on a chevron Argent three cinquefoils Gules and in base a stag’s head erased Or.
Queen Mary’s Roll, 1562 – QM005

KER OF PHAIRNYHIRST Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets Azure in base a stag's head erased Or. Armorial of Sir David Lindsay of the Mount (Secundus)

KER OF PHAIRNYHIRST
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets Azure in base a stag’s head erased Or.
Armorial of Sir David Lindsay of the Mount (Secundus)

KER OF FERNIEHURST Gules, on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules Alexander Nisbet's System of Heraldry 1722

KER OF FERNIEHURST
Gules, on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules
Alexander Nisbet’s System of Heraldry 1722

KER OF SAMYSTOVN 	Argent, a unicorn rampant Sable. 	Foreman's Armorial, 1563 FAL180

KER OF SAMYSTOVN
Argent, a unicorn rampant Sable. Foreman’s Armorial, 1563
FAL180

KER OF CHATTO 	Gules, on a chevron Argent three stars Gules and in base a buck's head erased Argent, a crescent Argent in chief all within a bordure Azure 	Alexander Nisbet's System of Heraldry 1722

KER OF CHATTO
Gules, on a chevron Argent three stars Gules and in base a buck’s head erased A
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Gules on a chevron between a crescent in chief Argent and a stag’s head in base erased Or three mullets of the first. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

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Officially Recorded in Scotland

KER OF CAVERS 	Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field within a bordure chequy of the second and first. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7

KER OF CAVERS
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field within a bordure chequy of the second and first. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

KER OF CHATTO 	Gules on a chevron between a crescent in chief Argent and a stag's head in base erased Or three mullets of the first within a bordure Azure. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7

KER OF CHATTO
Gules on a chevron between a crescent in chief Argent and a stag’s head in base erased Or three mullets of the first within a bordure Azure. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

KER OF KNOCK 	Azure on a chevron Argent between two holly leaves in chief proper and [in base] a unicorn's head erased of the second attired Or three mullets Gules. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7

KER OF KNOCK
Azure on a chevron Argent between two holly leaves in chief proper and [in base] a unicorn’s head erased of the second attired Or three mullets Gules. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

KER OF LITTLEDEAN 	Quarterly 1st & 4th Vert on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules and in base a unicorn's head erased of the second 2nd & 3rd Azure three crosses moline Argent (for Ainslie of Dolphinton). 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7

KER OF LITTLEDEAN
Quarterly 1st & 4th Vert on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules and in base a unicorn’s head erased of the second 2nd & 3rd Azure three crosses moline Argent (for Ainslie of Dolphinton). Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

KER OF MORISTON 	Quarterly 1st & 4th Vert on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules and in base a unicorn's head erased of the second 2nd & 3rd Azure three crosses moline Argent (for Ainslie of Dolphinton) all within a bordure Argent. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7

KER OF MORISTON
Quarterly 1st & 4th Vert on a chevron Argent three mullets Gules and in base a unicorn’s head erased of the second 2nd & 3rd Azure three crosses moline Argent (for Ainslie of Dolphinton) all within a bordure Argent. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

Master Andrew KER Sheriff of Linlithgo 	Vert on a chevron crenelle between a unicorn's head erased in chief and a stag's head couped in base Argent three mullets Sable. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7

Master Andrew KER
Sheriff of Linlithgo
Vert on a chevron crenelle between a unicorn’s head erased in chief and a stag’s head couped in base Argent three mullets Sable. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7

KER OF SUNDERLANDHALL 	Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the first and in base a stag's head erased Or all within a bordure invected of the second. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1672-7 1st Matric

KER OF SUNDERLANDHALL
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the first and in base a stag’s head erased Or all within a bordure invected of the second. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1672-7 1st Matric

KER OF YAIR now of SUNDERLANDHALL 	Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets Azure in base a stag's head erased Or guttee de sang. . 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1692-8 2nd Matric

KER OF YAIR now of SUNDERLANDHALL
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets Azure in base a stag’s head erased Or guttee de sang. . Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1692-8 2nd Matric

KERR OF BOUGHTRIG 	Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field within a bordure of the second. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1787

KERR OF BOUGHTRIG
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field within a bordure of the second. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1787

William KERR Physician, Northampton 	Gules on a chevron between a fleur de lys in chief and a martlet in base Argent three mullets of the field. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1787

William KERR
Physician, Northampton
Gules on a chevron between a fleur de lys in chief and a martlet in base Argent three mullets of the field. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1787

Colonel James KERR H.E.I.C.S. 	Gules on a chevron embattled between a fleur de lys in chief and a martlet in base Argent three mullets of the field. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1806

Colonel James KERR
H.E.I.C.S.
Gules on a chevron embattled between a fleur de lys in chief and a martlet in base Argent three mullets of the field. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1806

SCOTT KERR OF CHATTO 	Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron between a crescent in chief Argent and a stag's head in base erased Or three mullets of the first within a bordure Azure. 2nd & 3rd Or on a bend Azure a mullet of six points between two crescents of the field and in the sinister chief point a rose Gules stalked and barbed proper surmounted of a martlet Argent. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1837

SCOTT KERR OF CHATTO
Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron between a crescent in chief Argent and a stag’s head in base erased Or three mullets of the first within a bordure Azure. 2nd & 3rd Or on a bend Azure a mullet of six points between two crescents of the field and in the sinister chief point a rose Gules stalked and barbed proper surmounted of a martlet Argent. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1837

KERR OF GALLOWHILL 	Gules on a chevron Argent two mullets Azure in base a fusil of the second. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1867

KERR OF GALLOWHILL
Gules on a chevron Argent two mullets Azure in base a fusil of the second. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1867

John KERR Writer, Glasgow 	Gules on a chevron cotised Argent three mullets of the field. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1880

John KERR
Writer, Glasgow
Gules on a chevron cotised Argent three mullets of the field. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1880

Rev. Beauchamp K W KERR-PEARSE Rector of Ascot, Bucks. 	Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure the sun in his splendour proper 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field all within a bourdure quarterly Argent and Or. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1891

Rev. Beauchamp K W KERR-PEARSE
Rector of Ascot, Bucks.
Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure the sun in his splendour proper 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field all within a bourdure quarterly Argent and Or. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1891

Mrs Margaret KERR 	Argent on a chevron Azure three mullets Or on a canton ermine a man's heart proper pierced by three passion nails of the third. 	Sir James Balfour Paul's Scottish Ordinary. 1892

Mrs Margaret KERR
Argent on a chevron Azure three mullets Or on a canton ermine a man’s heart proper pierced by three passion nails of the third. Sir James Balfour Paul’s Scottish Ordinary.
1892

Sir John Henry INNES-KER Bt Duke of Roxburghe 	Quarterly, 1st and 4th grandquarters counter quartered i and iv Vert on a chevron between three unicorn’s heads erased Argent as many mullets Sable (for KER) ii and iii Gules three mascles Or (for WEAPONT) 2nd and 3rd grandquarters Argent three mullets of six points Azure (for INNES OF THAT ILK). 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 16th December 1904 18/14

Sir John Henry INNES-KER Bt
Duke of Roxburghe
Quarterly, 1st and 4th grandquarters counter quartered i and iv Vert on a chevron between three unicorn’s heads erased Argent as many mullets Sable (for KER) ii and iii Gules three mascles Or (for WEAPONT) 2nd and 3rd grandquarters Argent three mullets of six points Azure (for INNES OF THAT ILK). An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
16th December 1904 18/14

William David KER 	Vert on a chevron between two unicorns' heads erased Argent crined and horned Or in chief and a mascle of the second in base three mullets Gules. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 11th April 1910 20/63

William David KER
Vert on a chevron between two unicorns’ heads erased Argent crined and horned Or in chief and a mascle of the second in base three mullets Gules. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
11th April 1910 20/63

Hon Sir Arthur Milford KER 	Gules on a chevron invected Argent three mullets of the field and in base a stag's head erased Or powdered with guttes de sang all within a bordure invected of the second charged with a crescent of the first for difference. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 25th March 1912 21/47

Hon Sir Arthur Milford KER
Gules on a chevron invected Argent three mullets of the field and in base a stag’s head erased Or powdered with guttes de sang all within a bordure invected of the second charged with a crescent of the first for difference. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
25th March 1912 21/47

(Lord) Walter Talbot KERR 	Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field in the chief point a mullet of the second for difference. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 10th March 1913 21/80

(Lord) Walter Talbot KERR
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field in the chief point a mullet of the second for difference. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
10th March 1913 21/80

David Russell KER Canada 	Gules on a chevron invected Argent three mullets of the field and in base a stag's head erased Or guttes de sang all within a bordure invected of the second charged with three mullets of the field for difference. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 17th April 1914 22/40

David Russell KER
Canada
Gules on a chevron invected Argent three mullets of the field and in base a stag’s head erased Or guttes de sang all within a bordure invected of the second charged with three mullets of the field for difference. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
17th April 1914 22/40

tanley Chandos Stavely KER Canada 	Vert on a chevron Argent between three maple leaves slipped Or as many mullets Gules. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 5th January 1927 27/26

tanley Chandos Stavely KER
Canada
Vert on a chevron Argent between three maple leaves slipped Or as many mullets Gules. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
5th January 1927 27/26

Capt. Philip Walter KER Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms 	Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field in the chief point a mullet a bordure of the second for difference. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 8th July 1929 28/44

Capt. Philip Walter KER
Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms
Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field in the chief point a mullet a bordure of the second for difference. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
8th July 1929 28/44

William Walter Raleigh KERR 	Gules on a chevron between three eagles close Argent as many mullets of the field. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 28th February 1935 31/37

William Walter Raleigh KERR
Gules on a chevron between three eagles close Argent as many mullets of the field. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
28th February 1935 31/37

Maj. Francis Ernest KERR 	Gules on a chevron engrailed Argent three mullets of the field. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 27th December 1937 32/79

Maj. Francis Ernest KERR
Gules on a chevron engrailed Argent three mullets of the field. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
27th December 1937 32/79

Most Hon Sir Philip Henry KERR Marquis of Lothian 	Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure the sun in his splendour Or - as a coat of augmentation for the peerages of Lothian 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field (for Kerr of Fernihurst). 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 20th February 1941 34/27

Most Hon Sir Philip Henry KERR
Marquis of Lothian
Quarterly 1st & 4th Azure the sun in his splendour Or – as a coat of augmentation for the peerages of Lothian 2nd & 3rd Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field (for Kerr of Fernihurst). An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
20th February 1941 34/27

Lt Col the Rt Hon Charles Iain KERR Baron Teviot 	Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field (for Kerr of Fernihurst) 2nd & 3rd Per fess Gules and Vert on a chevron Argent between in chief three mascles Or and in base a unicorn's head of the third horned of the fourth three mullets of the first at the fess point of the escutcheon a Rose Or. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 5th November 1943 34/78

Lt Col the Rt Hon Charles Iain KERR
Baron Teviot
Quarterly 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field (for Kerr of Fernihurst) 2nd & 3rd Per fess Gules and Vert on a chevron Argent between in chief three mascles Or and in base a unicorn’s head of the third horned of the fourth three mullets of the first at the fess point of the escutcheon a Rose Or. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
5th November 1943 34/78

Rt Hon Sir Archibald CLARK-KERR Baron Inverchapel 	Per pale dexter Gules sinister per fess Sable and Or a fess cheuy Azure and Argent surmounted of a chevron of the last charged with three mullets of the first all between the sun in his splendour of the third and a boar's head couped of the fifth armed of the third and langued of the first inchief and a crescent in base counter changed. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 6th June 1948 36/133

Rt Hon Sir Archibald CLARK-KERR
Baron Inverchapel
Per pale dexter Gules sinister per fess Sable and Or a fess cheuy Azure and Argent surmounted of a chevron of the last charged with three mullets of the first all between the sun in his splendour of the third and a boar’s head couped of the fifth armed of the third and langued of the first inchief and a crescent in base counter changed. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
6th June 1948 36/133

George KERR OF FULWOODHEAD 	Gules on a chevron Argent cottised Or three mullets of the first and in base a hunting horn of the second stringed of the third. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 28th March 1968 51/40

George KERR OF FULWOODHEAD
Gules on a chevron Argent cottised Or three mullets of the first and in base a hunting horn of the second stringed of the third. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
28th March 1968 51/40

ames William Coul KERR 	Gules on a chevron cottised Argent a martlet between two escallops Azure. 	An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973 27th August 1968 51/60

ames William Coul KERR
Gules on a chevron cottised Argent a martlet between two escallops Azure. An Ordinary of Arms Volume II 1902-1973
27th August 1968 51/60

Alistair William Jackson KERR 	Gules, a chevron argent, three fleurs-de-Lys of the first. 	Court of the Lord Lyon 26th January 2001

Alistair William Jackson KERR
Gules, a chevron argent, three fleurs-de-Lys of the first. Court of the Lord Lyon
26th January 2001

 Kerr Alistair William Jackson Kerr Arms: Gules, a chevron argent, three fleurs-de-Lys of the first Crest: a unicorn's head erased Argent, armed and maned Or , charged on the neck with a fleur-de-Lys Gules Motto: SEMPER SERIO Granted at the Court of the Lord Lyon 26th January 2001.

Kerr
Alistair William Jackson Kerr
Arms: Gules, a chevron argent, three fleurs-de-Lys of the first
Crest: a unicorn’s head erased Argent, armed and maned Or , charged on the neck with a fleur-de-Lys Gules
Motto: SEMPER SERIO
Granted at the Court of the Lord Lyon 26th January 2001.

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