Family Summary


Address: 103 Dale Street
Husband: William Kerr
Wife: Ellen Kerr
Children: 7 children in total - boys and girls

6 live with parents
1 girl is 'in service'

Children at home at 1861 census
John (31) : Carter
James (23) : Blacksmith
Helen (20) : Dressmaker
Mary (17) : Cotton Weaver


Other Relatives: Alexander (Nephew) aged 5 at 1861 Census
Employment: Former Railway Labourer
Other Information: Came from Campsie on Whitsunday 1853

Information received from Michelle Goostrey on 25th October 2006

"My ggrandfather, John Doran was born in Glasgow 24th March 1887 and lists his father as John Doran and mother as Catherine Carr.  I then looked and found their marriage certificate and found more details regarding the family, as follows.....  John Doran married Catherine Carr on 20th October 1886, (shotgun marriage), at St Johns Chapel, (cannot read the rest).  It lists his fathers name, surname and rank or profession as being John Doran, Quay Laborour and his mothers surname both before and after marriage.

When it comes to Catherine, her father is down as a James Carr/Kerr-deceased, and her mother as being a Helen Carr, nee Phillips.  The address listed as their usual residence is 103 Dale Street, Govan, Glasgow.  This is confusing me as, after reading the extracts from the diary from January 1854, this is ten years before Catherine was born, (1864) and considering she was supposedly born in Ireland, leads me to believe that either the family switched to and from this address between Glasgow and Ireland or that considering she married an Irish man it was naturally assumed she was also Irish when in fact she could well have been Scottish born and bred too." 

(NOTE: Although further research has been carried out so far no direct link has been proved between William Kerr's Family and Catherine Carr/Kerr. 

Carr and Kerr would sound very similar when spoken in an Irish accent) 

Notes: Note also that Dale Street is now called Tradeston Street and should not be confused with Dale Street in Dalmarnock

NOTE: We are particularly interested in obtaining any information no matter how speculative that may relate to this family.