MARIOTE KER IS, GIVEN THE FREEDOM OF THE GUILD BY THE KING'S REQUEST.
This entry has been transcribed, as it is the only woman's name which appears upon the Burgess Roll. The precise position which the lady occupied has not been discovered, nor is there any evident reason for the KING'S recommendation. The name Of KER, though not common in Dundee at the time, had been long associated with the Burgh ROBERT DE KERE, Burgess of Dundee, having purchased a portion of Wester Craigie and of Westfield of Dundee from SIR ANDREW GRAY in 1429. In the seventeenth century the name of KER was brought into close connection with Dundee through the intermarriages of the SCRYMGEOURS and HALIBURTONS with the family of the EARL OF ROXBURGHE, and some of their names are inscribed on later pages of this Roll.