Death at Ardgare

Strathearn Herald, 30th December 1911

ESTATE FALLS TO THE UNITED FREE CHURCH

Miss Kerr, the last member of a well-known family, died at her residence, Ardgare, Shandon, on Wednesday night, at the age of 85. Her father, an Ayrshire man made a fortune as a tobacco merchant in Virginia and on his return to Scotland purchased the estate of Robertland, near Stewarton, in Ayrshire.

Miss Kerr maintained the best traditions of the family for liberality, her benefactions to Church and philanthropic scales being on a large scale, while she was a generous contributor to all local charities. She will be missed especially by Shandon United Free Church, of which she was a member.

In terms of her late brother’s will the United Free Church of Scotland will benefit to a very large extent, Miss Kerr only having the life-rent of the family estates, which, it is understood, now go to the Church.

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