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Carr [Kerr], Robert, earl of Somerset (1585/6?–1645), favourite of James I

Alastair Bellany

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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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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