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14. George Keir, 2nd son of John Keir (Sr.) (~1739-1818).

Welcome to the 14th Blog entry in this current series of articles – now researching specifically the Keir family from Horsforth, Yorkshire. As promised at the end of the previous Blog #13 we will now look at the three sons of John Keir & Sarah Smith (1732-1786).

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13. John Keir (Sr.) (~1739-1818) ‘of Horsforth’ – Part (ii) The Later Years (Perthshire).

Welcome to the 13th Blog entry in this current series of articles now looking specifically at the Keir family from Horsforth, Yorkshire; this ‘line’ being closely associated with their cousins, the Keirs of Aberdalgie in Perthshire, Scotland (the topic of the majority of  previous entries). This blog continues directly on from the foregoing offering (Blog #12: John Keir (Sr.) (~1739-1818) ‘of Horsforth’ – Part (i) The Early Years (Yorkshire)).

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12. John Keir (Sr.) (~1739-1818) ‘of Horsforth’ – Part (i) The Early Years (Yorkshire).

Welcome to the 12th Blog entry in this current series of articles looking at the Keir family from Aberdalgie, Perthshire, Scotland. This blog is a departure from the ‘norm’ established in the previous 11 blogs. Having exhausted the issue of Rodger Keir and Isabel Armour, we return to Horsforth in Yorkshire to ‘pick up’ hints about the Keir family who can be found there once George Keir (Sr.) (and family) had departed for more northerly climes, (circa 1763). (See the previous blog #11.)

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11. George Keir Sr. (1705-1788) (Part III) – A return to Scottish roots

Welcome to the 11th Blog entry in this current series of articles looking at the Keir family from Aberdalgie (and Kirkliston). Recalling from part II (Blog #9) we are tracing George Keir Senior (the 3rd son of Rodger Keir and Isabel Armour) & family’s journey through-out Great Britain (from his birth in Scotland to Yorkshire and now back again).

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10. Detour: Alexander Keir of Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire

Welcome to the 10th Blog entry in this current series of articles looking at the Keir family from Aberdalgie (and Kirkliston), Scotland. Before we continue on with the third installment in the tale of  George Keir (Sr), the 3rd son of Rodger Keir and Isabel Armour (part III: A Return to Scottish Roots), we make a slight detour in our story arc to consider Alexander Keir who by the time of George Keir’s letter (dated 1761) to the newly promoted Archbishop of York (see blog #9) was working at Brodsworth Hall near York.

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