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This is my personal research into the Kerr/Carr surname in the Kilmore, Magheradrool, Down & Loughinisland Parish areas

* means a family connection

Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1838

Head of the House Parish Townland Tax year
Henry CARR Magheradrool Lower Ballykine 1834
Patrick CARR Magheradrool Lower Ballykine 1834
Redmond CARR Magheradrool Lower Ballykine 1834
Hugh KERR Magheradrool Drumaness 1834
Edward KERR Kilmore Teconnet 1833
Francis KERR Kilmore Tullynacree 1833
John KERR Kilmore Tullynacree 1833
John KERR Kilmore Murvagh Clogher 1833
Patrick KERR Kilmore Murvagh Clogher 1833
Widow KERR Kilmore Murvagh Clogher 1833
Robert KERR Kilmore Magheralone 1833

Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - 1864

Head of the House type leased landlord/owner Parish Townland
Arthur KERR house & garden William B. Forde Magheradrool Drumsnade
Bernard KERR     Magheradrool Ballykine Lower
Catherine KERR     Loughinisland Seavaghan
Charles CARR     Down John St, Downpatrick
David S. KER     Down Demesne of Down
*Edward KERR 13 acres Alexander J.R Stewart Kilmore Drumnaconagher
Edward CARR 18 acres William B. Forde Kilmore Teconnaught
Eliza KERR house John Davey Magheradrool Drumsnade
Felix KERR     Magheradrool Ballykine Lower
George KERR     Down Woodgrange
Henry KERR     Down Hollymount
James KERR house John M Roberts Kilmore Listooder
James CARR     Loughinisland Clough village
John CARR     Down Demesne of Down
*John CARR 7 acres William B. Forde Kilmore Murvaclogher/Broclough
John KERR 4 acres William B. Forde Kilmore Magheralone
John CARR garden William B. Forde Magheradrool Ballynahinch
John CARR yard William Brown Magheradrool Church Street, Ballynahinch
John CARR building/garden David S. Ker Magheradrool Gasworks Rd, Ballynahinch
John KERR     Magheradrool Ballykine Lower
John KERR     Magheradrool Glasdrumman
Margaret CARR     Down Pound Lane, Downpatrick
Mary KERR     Loughinisland Tievenadarragh
Michael KERR     Loughinisland Seavaghan
Patrick CARR a mason ; 6 acres William B. Forde Kilmore Murvaclogher/Broclough
Patrick CARR a farmer;27 acres William B. Forde Kilmore Murvaclogher/Broclough
Patrick KERR     Magheradrool Ballykine Lower
Watson CARR     Down Fountain St, Downpatrick
William KERR     Magheradrool Ballykine Lower

1901 Census of Loughinisland parish

Name Relation ship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Where born
Magheradrool Townland              
John CARR Servant of John Thompson Catholic can read 60 Farm labourer Not married Co. Down
Edendarrif townland
Stephenson KERR owner Catholic read & write 57 farmer married Co. Down
Martha KERR his wife Catholic read & write 43 - married Co. Down
Mary KERR daughter Catholic read & write 15 seamstress unmarried Co. Down
Bernard KERR son Catholic read & write 13 scholar - Co. Down
Hugh Henry KERR son Catholic read 5 scholar - Co. Down
Jane KERR daughter Catholic - 3 - - Co. Down
Alice KERR daughter Catholic - 5m - - Co. Down
Creevycarnonan Townland
in a dwelling house owned by James Orr

Samuel CARR
head of the house Presbyterian cannot read 24 agricultural labourer married Co. Down
Sarah CARR wife Presbyterian read & write 20 seamstress married Co Down
Magheralone Townland Living with his sister Mary and her family, 4 roomed house            
Patrick CARR Owner/head Catholic read & write 42 farmer unmarried Co Down
Teconnaught Townland              
Richard KERR owner Catholic read & write 45 farmer widower Co Down
Sarah Anne KERR daughter Catholic read & write 6 scholar - Co Down
Seavaghan Townland
Living with his sister Catherine Carlin.
           
Michael CARR Owner/head Catholic read & write 50 farmer unmarried Co Down


1901 Census of Kilmore parish

Name Relation ship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Where born
Drumnaconagher Townland Dwelling of 4 rooms            
*Joseph KERR owner Catholic read & write 45 farmer married Co Down
*Maggie KERR wife Catholic read & write 40 dressmaker married Co Down
* Mary KERR daughter Catholic read & write 15 dressmaker unmarried Co Down
Edward KERR son Catholic read & write 13 scholar - Co Down
Norah KERR daughter Catholic read & write 11 scholar - Co Down
Alice KERR daughter Catholic read & write 9 scholar - Co Down
John KERR son Catholic read & write 6 scholar - Co Down

1901 Census of Magheradrool Parish

Name Relation ship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Where born
Town of Ballynahinch Hotel in Greenlawn Street owned by Patrick Fitzpatrick            
Alice Carr servant Catholic read & write 25 waitress unmarried Co Down
  Dwelling #6 two rooms in Greenlawn Street owned by D Ker            
Catherine Kerr head Catholic can read 62 Mondicant (pauper) unmarried Co Down

Gravestone Inscriptions:

Loughinisland Old Graveyard:
Edward KERR of Teconnet d. 28 Apr 1869 age 73
son John KERR d. 19 Dec 1862 age 21

Patrick CARR- Broclough d. 24 Aug 1884 age 82

Surnames of Ireland- Mathieson based on 1890 Census
CARR - 35 listed in Ulster, mainly in Donegal, Galway & Dublin

Loughinisland Church Bicentenary 1787-1987
Richard CARR of Teconnaught mentioned amongst other dignitaries as assisting with the collection at the Solemn Dedication of St Macartan's Church, 1907 28th July

Spinning Wheel premium 1796
KERRs listed in Co Down were in Drumgath, Kilkeel x 2, Newry, Clonallan & Garvaghy parishes

Ballynahinch Parish Register (feint & Illegible)
Births:
29 Nov 1827 ;Mick, son of John Maraner; sponsors Ned Maraner & Rob. CARR 1/-
1832; Robert Kerr; son of Redmon Kerr; sponsor Patrick Kerr


Birth Certificate
:
Extract- Parish of Loughinisland
Joseph Edward KERR son of Joseph KERR and Maggie KERR born on------------- baptised 2nd February 1888: sponsors: Henry McCormack & M. A. McCormack- extract 11th May 1958

Vaccination Certificate:
No: 16 in the register of Births- Union of Downpatrick…… Require you to have - John CARR- vaccinated within 3 months after birth: dated 8th day of June 1895: signed I. Dickson, registrar of Births, Deaths , Ballynahinch. Please attend the following vaccination station- Buckshead- Friday 10th July.
You are required to have this Child vaccinated by the latest 24th August 1895 under penalty of 20 shillings.

Civil Registration of Births: use this information to order a birth certificate from the General Records Office. Online ordering available on http://www.groni.gov.uk

Date Name Registration District Volume Page number Birth date Parents
1864 Isabella Kerr Downpatrick 16   496    
1864 William Kerr Downpatrick 6 550    
1864 William John Kerr Downpatrick 16 489    
1866 Charles Henry Kerr Downpatrick 1 554    
1866 Sarah Jane Sheil Kerr Downpatrick 11 5553    
1866 William Kerr Downpatrick 6 621    
1867 Alexander Carr Downpatrick 1 549    
1867 George Carr Downpatrick 16 529    
1867 Margaret Carr Downpatrick 16 531    
1867 William Carr Downpatrick 11 552    
1867 Elizabeth Kerr Downpatrick 11 535    
1867 William Kerr Downpatrick 16 549    
1868 Rachel Kerr Crossgar - - 24 Sep 1868 John KERR & Sarah Kelly
1868 John Carr Downpatrick 6 628    
1868 Peter Carr Downpatrick 6 612    
1868 William John Carr Downpatrick 1 559    
1868 Eliza Kerr Downpatrick 6 641    
1869 Elizabeth Kerr Crossgar - - 5 May 1869 Miss Ellen KERR
1869 Edward Carr Downpatrick 11 534    
1869 Hugh Carr Downpatrick - -    
1869 Jane Carr Downpatrick - -    
1869 Nicholas Carr Downpatrick 16 525    
1869 Eliza Jane Kerr Downpatrick 1 583    
1869 James Kerr Downpatrick 11 548    
1869 Robert Kerr Downpatrick 16 544    
1869 Vincent Joseph Kerr Downpatrick 11

527

   
1870 Ellen Jane Kerr Crossgar - - 24 Jun 1870 Miss Sarah KERR
1870 Catherine Carr Downpatrick 11 532    
1870 Jane Carr Downpatrick 16 543    
1870 John Carr Downpatrick 11 543    
1870 David Kerr Downpatrick 16 540 30 Nov 1870 David KERR & Rose Toner
1870 John Kerr Downpatrick 11 532    
1870 Mary Jane Kerr Downpatrick 11 532 20 Sep 1870 Thomas KERR & Jane Banks
1870 Richard John Kerr Downpatrick 1 614 28 Jan 1870 Nicholas KERR & Mary Ann
1870 Robert Kerr Downpatrick 11 558    
1871 Ellen Kerr Crossgar - - 10 Jun 1871 John KERR & Sarah Kelly
1871 Isabella Kerr Crossgar - - 17 Sep 1871 James KERR & Susanna Wallace
1871 Francis Carr Downpatrick 6 591    
1871 James Carr Downpatrick 16 525    
1871 Mary Ann Carr Downpatrick 1 576    
1871 Thomas Joseph Carr Downpatrick 11 537    
1871 Esther Kerr Downpatrick 16 537    
1871 James Alexander Kerr Downpatrick 1 600    
1871 John Kerr Downpatrick 6 601    
1872 James Carr Downpatrick 6 591    
1872 Elizabeth Kerr Downpatrick 6 595    
1872 Mary Carr Downpatrick 16 529    
1872 Mary Ann Carr Downpatrick 16 540    
1872 David Alexander Kerr Downpatrick 1 598    
1872 Patrick Kerr Downpatrick 6 526    
1873 Alice Carr Downpatrick 11 511    
1873 Caroline Sargent Carr Downpatrick 11 528    
1873 Mary Ann Carr Downpatrick 11 511    
1873 Hugh Kerr Downpatrick 6 625    
1873 Mary Kerr Downpatrick 1 591    
1874 Jane Kerr Crossgar - - 9 Jul 1874 James KERR & Margaret McKendry
1874 Elizabeth Carr Downpatrick 16 502    
1874 Hugh Carr Downpatrick 1 544    
1874 Hugh Kerr Downpatrick 1 562    
1874 John Kerr Downpatrick 11 667    
1874 Mary Carr Downpatrick 6 591    
1874 Mary Josephine Kerr Downpatrick 6 580    
1874 Patrick Carr Downpatrick 1 536    
1874 Sarah Carr Downpatrick 11 644    
1874 Thomas Carr Downpatrick 16 494    
1874 Catherine Kerr Downpatrick 6 583    
1874 Charles Kerr Downpatrick 6 599    
1874 Elizabeth Kerr Downpatrick 6 579    
1874 Hugh Kerr Downpatrick 1 562    
1874 James Kerr Downpatrick 11 668    
1874 John Kerr Downpatrick 11 667    
1874 Martha Kerr Downpatrick 11 647 30 Jun 1874 Thomas KERR & Jane Banks
1874 Mary Josephine Kerr Downpatrick 6 580    
1875 Catherine E. Carr Downpatrick 6 582    
1875 Francis Carr Downpatrick 16 490    
1875 Patrick Carr Downpatrick 6 574    
1875 John Patrick Kerr Downpatrick 11 532    
1876 Jane Carr Downpatrick 16 502    
1876 Mary Carr Downpatrick 11 521    
1876 Thomas James Kerr Downpatrick 6 571    
1876 William Carr Downpatrick 16 496    
1876 Esther Kerr Downpatrick 1 596    
1876 John Kerr Downpatrick 1 593    
1876 Mary Ann Kerr Downpatrick 11 & 1 539 & 569    
1876 Sarah Theresa Kerr Downpatrick 16 514    
1876 male child Kerr Downpatrick 11 538    
1877 James Carr Downpatrick 11 518    
1877 Rose Ann Carr Downpatrick 6 560    
1877 Hugh Kerr Downpatrick 11 538    
1877 Margaret Kerr Downpatrick 1 572    
1877 Susan Kerr Downpatrick 1 557    
1877 William John Kerr Downpatrick 6 581    
1877 male child Kerr Downpatrick 11 534    
1885 4thQ Mary Kerr Belfast 1 280    
1885 4th Q Mary Ellen Kerr Belfast 1 371    
1885 3rd Q Mary Kerr ** Downpatrick 1 437    

 

Loughinisland Parish Register- hard to read
Marriages:
1824- John McNamara m. Mary CARR of Broclough---- 6/3 given to the priest
2 May 1830 -marriage of John CARR of Broclough to Eliza Savage of Taconet- £1 given to the priest.
1836- Edward Carr -------

Deaths:
25 Jan 1815 ----- CARR of Murvaugh; priest given £1.3.0

Civil Registration of Deaths; use this information to order a death certificate from the General Records Office. Online ordering available on http://www.groni.gov.uk

Date & Quarter Name Age Registration District Volume & Page Number
1908 3rd Q Christopher Carr 75 Downpatrick 1 320
1909 2nd Q Daniel Carr 72 Downpatrick 1 415
1909 3rdQ Bessie Kerr 52 Downpatrick 1 336
1909 3rd Q Margaret Kerr 70 Downpatrick 1 331
1909 4th Q Charles Carr 56 Downpatrick 1 406
1909 4th Q Margaret Kerr 17 Downpatrick 1 399
1909 4th Q Margaret Kerr 92 Downpatrick 1 400
1910 1st Q John Kerr 50 Downpatrick 1 439
1910 2nd Q Ellen Carr 73 Downpatrick 1 462
1910 4th Q Robert Carr 69 Downpatrick 1 360
1911 4th Q James Kerr 5 Downpatrick 1 369
1911 4th Q Rose Kerr 77 Downpatrick 1 356
1912 4th Q Eliza Kerr 74 Downpatrick 1 387
1913 2nd Q Mary Ellen Carr 2 Downpatrick 1 401
1913 2nd Q Sarah Carr 88 Downpatrick 1 404
1913 4th Q Thomas John Carr 1 Downpatrick 1 350

Index to Irish Films Vol 1: by Joyce Parsons & Jeanne Jensen Vol. 1 SAG
Joseph KERR ( damaged) 1882 Drumadoney Co Down Film #101016 Box Sect 5; item order 9 of 55

Vol 3:Elizabeth CARR age 13 -3 leases- 1815 Drumbeg; Co Down
Mary CARR - 3 leases, died 1853, Drumbeg; Co Down

Index to Irish Wills, Vol 4: Phillimore & Thrift, Dromore District- Newry & Mourne 1728-1858
James CARR of Ballynahinch-1828 probate

Newspaper clipping
Thursday, 7th May 196---- Death of Nora KERR, born 2 Feb 1890 Broclough, Co Down married to John Davey in Ireland on 8 September 1920, emigrated to Janesville, Milwaukee USA, 43 years before she died. Two brothers predeceased her, one daughter & one son predeceased, one daughter Mary Jo Reck, Bridgman, Michigan USA and sister Mary KERR still alive (Therefore dated must be between 1962 and 1966)
I, the undersigned certify that John, the child of Joseph CARR of Broclough in Co Down aged 3 months has been vaccinated on 6th September 1895.

Old Documents:
"Agreement made this 22nd day of July in the year of our Lord 1888 between Patrick KERR of the townland of Broclough in the parish of Loughinisland in Co Down of the one part & Joseph KERR of Tyconnett in the parish of Loughinisland of the other part.
By this agreement the said Patrick KERR makes over to the said Joseph KERR whatever of property of houses, lands & household furniture he is possessed of and the said Joseph KERR pays to the said Patrick KERR the sum of £25.
Witnesses: John Jenings & James Crawford
Parties to the agreement signed: Patt CARR & Joseph KERR
Dated this 22nd July in 1888.

Ministry of Finance
Land Purchases Annuities Certificate: Folio 11072

Co. Down Registered owner: Joseph KERR 1962 address to Mary Marner, Drumnaconagher
Murvaclogher townland or Broaghclough on Tareesh Lane off Buckshead- approx. 6 acres- 4 fields
Also #58 Comber Road, Drumnaconagher- 5 fields
1= ha- 1.497 acres 3.70
2= 0.562 1.39
3= 0.922 2.28
4 1.210 2.99
5= 0.910 2.25

Rent Receipt:
Tenant's number 308: Received from Mr Joseph Kerr the sum of nine pounds. Being for one year's rent due to Alexander John Robert Stewart, Esquire on the First day of November 1895 out of holding in the townland of Drummatticonnor, Co Down.
Dated this 28th day of April 1896. Signed Edmond Murphy- agent per James Silcock.

High Court of Justice in Ireland-Specially endorsed Writ.
Order 111, Rule 6, prepared by Henry C. McCammon- Plaintiff's solicitor, 55 Lower Gardner Street, Dublin & Ballynahinch - 1903
Between James A. Mills & John McCurry & Joseph CARR
To:- John McCurry of Broclough & Joseph CARR of Drumnaconagher both farmers
We command you, that within ten days of service of Writ…….. appearance to be entered in an action at the Suit of James A. Mills .
Witness: Edward Baron Ashbourne, Lord Chancellor of Ireland - 13th January 1903

Plantiff's claim is for £12.5.0 For principal and interest & Bank charges due on for of defendant's joint & several promissory notes dates 2nd December 1901 & make payable to Alexander Taylor for order on the 1st November 1902 & by the said Alexander Taylor endorsed to one Hugh Currie, who in turn endorsed same to the Plaintiff for value.
The following are particulars:
1902- 2nd December: To amount of promissory note in margin £12.0.0
1902- 4th November Bank charges 2.6
1903- 12th January Interest to date 2.6
£12.5.0
Further interest until paid or judgement
And £1.10.0 for costs & upon payment of £12.5.0 & £1.10.0 costs within 4 days after Service, further proceedings will be stayed.

 

Last updated November 2002
by Ros Davies