This is topic No 2, and also relates to Eliza Corlett's ancestors. Eliza's grandfather was Thomas Arthur Corlett MHK (1734-1784) who married Sarah Kerr, Carr or Karr, the spellings varying.
Thomas Arthur was born on 26 Sept 1734, and married Sarah Kerr at Lezayre on 23 Dec 1756 when he was 22. I have trawled thru the birth records for the island for a suitable girl, and unless she was from across, the ONLY candidate seems to be Sarah Kerr, the daughter of Dr Andrew Kerr of Douglas and his wife, Mary Christian, who was baptised at Douglas St Matthews on 18 April 1740, so was 16 at the date of the wedding, so would need parental consent, but that would be permissible. It seems that she died at Homerton, Middlesex in 1828 tho I have no precise date, so would be about 88 by then, so it all makes sense, but can anybody cast any light on it ?
Dr Andrew Kerr seems to have lived in Douglas as all the couples children were baptised at St Matthews, but interestingly he and Mary Christian were married at Maughold on 16 Oct 1729, so given the common practice of marriages in the girl's parish, she could be a Maughold Christian, but I hear voices crying out that there are an ample supply of Christians in Maughold, and a Mary Xtian of unknown birth date, and unallocated family is not easy to pin down.
SO, does anyone have any thoughts on Sarah Kerr herself, or on her presumed parents, Andrew Kerr and Mary Christian. Also does anyone have any thoughts on what sort of doctor Andrew Kerr was - medical or otherwise ? If medical, he is one of the earliest medical men on the Island.