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Carr [Kerr], Robert, earl of Somersetlocked

(1585/6?–1645)
  • Alastair Bellany

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Carr [Kerr], Robert, earl of Somerset (1585/6?–1645), favourite of James I, was born in Scotland, probably in 1585 or 1586, the youngest son of Thomas Ker (d. 1586), laird of Ferniehirst, and his second wife, Jean (Janet) Scott (b. c. 1548, d. after 1593)...

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