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John Kerr (1852- ), principal owner of Dick, Kerr and Co
1852 Born in Glasgow, possibly the son of John Kerr and his wife Margaret Bruce nee Dick
Married Helen Melville of Falkirk
1881 John Kerr 28, iron merchant, lived in Wandsworth with Helen M. Kerr 23, John Bruce Kerr 2, Helen M.M. Kerr 4 months
1882 Senior employee of W. B. Dick and Co, so much so that he represented the company at the launch ceremony of the South Staffordshire and Birmingham District Steam Tramways, together with W. B. Dick.
1883 Dick, Kerr and Co was formed with John Kerr to take on the railway and tramway related activities built up by W. B. Dick and Co; for several years it shared the London office address of W. B. Dick and Co.
Patented a portable railway and rolling stock
1888 John Kerr, an engineer, lived in Putney with Ellen Margaret Kerr at the time of the baptism of their child Edith Mary Bruce Kerr
1891 John Kerr 38, engineer and contractor, employer, lived in Putney with Helen M Kerr 33, H M M Kerr 10, M B D Kerr 9, Louie M Kerr 7, M J Douglas Kerr 5, Edith M B Kerr 3
1898 Two Scotsmen, W. B. Dick and John Kerr, founded the Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works, registered on 25 April to acquire works at Preston, Lancashire. In 1905, its name was changed to United Electric Car Co .
1899 John Kerr was one of the directors of the English Electric Manufacturing Co which was incorporated as a public company, for purpose of manufacturing, at its own new works at Preston, every variety of electrical machinery, particularly for use by railways and tramways.
1901 John Kerr 48, mechanical engineer, lived in Gilmerton, East Lothian with Helen M Kerr 43, Helen M M Kerr 20, Margaret B D Kerr 19, Louis M Kerr 17, Edith M B Kerr 13
1903 Elected as MP for Preston
1905 He and his family had to evacuate the house near Hemel Hempstead he was renting from T F Halsey MP when it caught fire
1907 Stood down from Parliament at the election
1911 Mr J Kerr, lived at Chorleywood with 12 others in the household
1911 John Kerr, retired engineer, 59, lived in Chorleywood with Helen M Kerr 53, Edith Kerr, 23
1912 Lived at Chorleywood, Herts