Robert Ker, 1st Earl o Roxburghe
Robert Ker, 1st Earl o Roxburghe (1570? – 1650) wis a Scottis nobleman. He wis the eldest son o William Ker o Cessford (died 1605), and grandson of Sir Walter Ker o Cessford (d. c. 1584), who fought against Mary I, Queen o Scots, baith at Carberry Hill an at Langside.
He subscribit the Keeng's Covenant at Holyrood in 1638, an joined the Keeng's pairty in the ceevil war. When the Keeng attemptit tae arrest five members o the House of Commons in 1642, Ker kept the door o the chamber open (see airticle on William Lenthall). He supportit the "Engagement" for the Keeng's rescue in 1648, an was consequently deprivit o his office as Keeper o the Privy Seal in 1649.
He deed at Floors, his residence near Kelsae, on 18 Januar 1650. His son Harry, Laird Ker, haed deed in Januar 1643. Consequently his titles an estates passed bi special arrangement tae his grandson, William Drummond (d. 1675), the youngest son o his dochter Jean an her husband John Drummond, 2nt Earl o Pairth. William teuk the name o Ker, became 2nt Earl o Roxburghe, an marriet his cousin, Laird Ker's dochter Jean.
- This airticle incorporates text fae a publication nou in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11t ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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