Anne (Stanley) Kerr
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Anne (Stanley) Kerr (abt. 1600 - abt. 1657)

Anne "Countess of Ancram" Kerr formerly Stanley aka Portman
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 20 Jul 1615 (to 24 Feb 1621) [location unknown]
Wife of — married before 27 Oct 1621 [location unknown]
Died about at about age 57 in Englandmap
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Lady Anne Stanley, Countess of Ancrum was buried in the chapel of St Nicholas in Westminster Abbey on 15th February 1657 but she has no gravestone remaining nor a monument. She was the only surviving daughter of William, 6th Earl of Derby and his wife Lady Elizabeth de Vere (who was buried in the Abbey on 11th March 1627). Her first husband was Sir Henry Portman and in 1621 she married Robert Ker (Kerr or Carr), 1st Earl of Ancrum (he died in Amsterdam in 1654). Their daughter Henrietta Maria was buried in the chapel on 4th January 1647.

Buried in Westminster Abbey [1]

Her daughter Henrietta Maria Kerr (d. 1647) was also buried in the Abbey. There is no monument.

The Folger Shakespeare Library has a manuscript recipe book (V.a.612) connected with the family and according to the title, compiled in part by Anne's eldest daughter Vere Kerr (c. 1622-1708) who married Henry Wilkinson.

Another daughter, Elizabeth Kerr married Colonel Nathaniel Rich. Her fourth daughter's name seems to be unrecorded.

Her eldest surving son Charles Kerr became the 2nd Earl of Ancram. His younger brother was Stanley Kerr.

(Anne Stanley or Kerr, Countess of Ancram can easily be confused with her contemporary, Anne Kerr, Countess of Lothian.)


  1. Complete Baronetage Creations by James I: Page 90 Portman

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