John Kerr Scotland Jamaica

Biography of John Kerr

John Kerr studied an Arts course at the University of Glasgow, matriculating in the year 1760 and taking a class in Greek. He was the eldest son of church minister, John Kerr, who worked in Carmunock parish.

Later, Kerr emigrated to Jamaica, and settled in St Elizabeth parish, in the south-west of the island.


Archival Materials

  • W Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913)


John Kerr
GU Degree: Arts, 1760;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Son of a Scottish church minister; emigrated to Jamaica
Record last updated: 22nd Apr 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, St Elizabeth parish

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student