John Ker 1673-1735

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Lord John KER or KERR 1673-1735

Ker's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *481)

Biographical Note

Third son of Robert Ker, 1st Marquess of Lothian (1636–1703), he had a career in the British army, commanding the 31st Regiment from 1715 to his death.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks 17062/*481 Ker, The Right Honble. Lord John.

The extent and disposition of his library is not known.

His brothers are also recorded as users of bookplates: William Ker, 2nd Marquess of Lothian, and Lord Charles Ker.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • The Scots Peerage, vol. 5, Edinburgh, 1908, p. 478.