KEER, George Edwardes

1851 - 1901

George Edwardes Keer, was born at Framlingham, Suffolk in 1851, eldest child of George Keer (1828-1877), a surgeon and general practitioner, and his wife Elizabeth née Cordy, who married at Framlingham in 1850. In 1861, Dr Keer was a 32 year old surgeon living at The Hill, Wickham Market, Suffolk with his 30 year old wife Elizabeth and their five children, George Edwardes 9, Kate Ellen 8, John Cordy 6, Sarah [Scotchmer] 4 and Frederick William (1857-1955). Young George, who took up his father's profession, as G. Edwardes Keer of Woodbridge exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial and Art Exhibition at New Street Assembly Rooms in February 1880, 14 drawings including 'Tiger', 'Runaway Horse', 'Wild Boar at Bay', and 'Zulu Warrior' and in 1883 when held at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge, as George Edwardes Ker, a further ten pencil drawings including 'Zulu Negro', 'Wild Boar at Bay' other being animal drawings. In 1881, as George Edwardes Kear, a physician & surgeon, living at Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk with his 28 year old sister Kate Ellen with two indoor servants. He changed his name to George Cordy Edwardes-Ker and as George Cordy Ker, he married at Woodbridge in 1885, Edith Mary (20 April 1857-1952), daughter of Revd Rolla Rouse, rector of Woodbridge. In 1891, as George Cordy Edwardes-Ker, surgeon, living at Church Street, Woodbridge with his 33 year old wife and their two children, Douglas Rouse 5 and Christabel 3. They were still there in 1901 with two more children Isabel Alice Mary 6 and Rosamund Edith Mary 3. George Cordy Edwardes-Ker died at Lambeth, London in 1901 and buried in Woodbridge Municipal Cemetery.

His wife Edith Mary Rouse was a sister of Evelyn Augusta Rouse [q.v.] and was also the aunt to Miss Rouse [q.v.]