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Captain James Nelson Hamilton McAlister Kerr

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I am looking for information on Captain James Nelson Hamilton McAlister Kerr. What is known is that he was an elected vice-president of the Lancashire Football Association between 1881 and 1886 through his connections with Church Football Club (Blackburn). He was subsequently the first President of the Isle of Man Football Association in 1890 (Association was founded in February of that year) and 1890-91. He died in Manchester in 1908, aged 62.
 

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Is this him 1881?
James Kerr Boundary St, Chorlton, Hulme, Lancashire. Males 35 single. Paper Warehouseman. Boarder. Birthplace: Monswald, Scotland.
Page Number: 21 Registration Number: RG11 Piece/Folio: 3926/104







 

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He does not seem to be using all those names as very little turns up when searching.
 

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Could the OP give details of where the information came from. There is no references to him at Isle of Man Football Association, Lancashire Football Association or Church Football Club (Blackburn) and no death record in Manchester.
 

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He’s listed in the Lancashire Football Associaton Limited, Directory of Members Hand Book under past and present officers. Vice Presidents J. Kerr (church) 1881-1881.
 

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Maybe a possible in 1881 as the event place is Church.

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Event place Church Lancashire
Registration district Blackburn

James Kerr - age 48 - occupaion Turkey Red Dyer and Printer - Born Scotland
Sarah Frances wife - age 26 - Born Whitley Cheshire

Reg No. RG11
Piece/Folio 4200/45

Not been able to locate them after 1881, but their son James Dundas Kerr is in Goldalming Surrey in 1901 and marries in British Columbia Canada in 1910. He emirgrated 1906 according the the Canadian 1911 census.
 

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First name(s) JamesLast name KerrAge Full AgeMarriage year 1877Marriage date 31 Oct 1877Marriage place DaresburySpouse's first name(s) Sarah FrancesSpouse's last name RowlandSpouse's age Full AgeBride's father's name Peter RowlandCity or town DaresburyCounty CheshireCountry England
 

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Sarah FrancesLast name RowlandName note -Marriage year 1877Marriage date 31 Oct 1877Marriage place DaresburyFather's first name(s) PeterFather's last name RowlandSpouse's first name(s) JamesSpouse's last name KerrSpouse's father's first name(s) JohnSpouse's father's last name KerrCounty CheshireCountry EnglandRecord set England Marriages 1538-1973
 

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SARAH FRANCESLast name ROWLANDBirth year 1854Birth quarter 1Registration month -Mother's maiden name MoretonDistrict RuncornCounty CheshireCountry EnglandVolume 8APage 198Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
 

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SARAH FRANCESLast name KERRGender FemaleBirth day -Birth month -Birth year 1854Age 46Death quarter 4Death year 1900District FyldeCounty LancashireVolume 8EPage 469Country England
 

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PeterLast name RowlandName note -Marriage year 1833Marriage date 17 Jun 1833Marriage place WarringtonSpouse's first name(s) AliceSpouse's last name MoretonCounty LancashireCountry EnglandRecord set England Marriages 1538-1973Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
 

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1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
New John Street West, Saint Stephens, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status *** Age Birth year Occupation Birth place JohnKerrHeadMarriedMale491802Chair MakerScotlandMaryKerrWifeMarriedFemale411810-Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EnglandMargaretKerrDaughterUnmarriedFemale151836Warehouse GirlSt Pancras, Middlesex, EnglandJamesKerrSon-Male101841Errand BoyBirmingham, Warwickshire, EnglandAgnesKerrDaughter-Female01851
 
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Could the OP give details of where the information came from. There is no references to him at Isle of Man Football Association, Lancashire Football Association or Church Football Club (Blackburn) and no death record in Manchester.
'Captain' Kerr - actual date of death is 10th March 1908. (Would have been circa 35 at time of 1881 Census)
I published the Centenary history for the Isle of Man Football Association in 1990 and there certainly are references to him in local Manx newspapers for 1890!
Also I was in Preston on 28th February 2019 and visited the Lancashire County Archives there - the Minute Book for the Lancashire Football Association shows he was an elected vice-president for 5 years between 1881 and 1886.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Colin Moore
 

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