Bridget Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father-Probable*Thomas Gerrard1,2
Relationship Note*Was Bridget Gerrard of Tankardstown and Dormstown, County Meath, the daughter of William Gerrard or Thomas Gerrard? That is our question...

Specific information indicating Bridget's parentage has not been found yet, although we do have clues. She resided at both Tankardstown and Dormstown, so we are fairly certain she was the daughter of one of the brothers, either William Gerrard or Thomas Gerrard. Until we have more information, we have chosen Thomas as the more probable for two reasons: first, because we think it unlikely that Bridget would have paid her father £400 pounds for her lease of Tankardstown in 1803, and secondly, because we think it unlikely she would have given, rather than sold, her lease on those lands to her uncle when she married in 1810.3,1
Birth*Bridget Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1,2
Deed Memorial*30 May 1803A memorial of an indented deed dated 30 May 1803 was made between William Gerrard of Tankardstown, County Meath, Esquire of the one part and Bridget Gerrard of Tankardstown aforesaid, spinster, of the other part.

Whereby after reciting that James Halpin of the city of Dublin Esquire did by bids (at a probate auction?) bearing date 5 November 1801 demise and set unto the said William Gerrard all that part of the lands of Tankardstown situate, lying and being in the barony of Lower Navan and county of Meath containing 113 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches, be the same more or less, now or late in the possession of the said William Gerrard which said demised premises are bounded on the east by the road leading from Nobber to Trim, on the west by part of the lands of Martry then in the possession of Michael Nowlan, on the north by the river called the Blackwater, and on the south by the high road leading from Navan to Kells.

To hold to the said William Gerrard, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from the first day of November then instant for and during the natural life of his present Majesty King George III, and in the case of the death or demise of his said Majesty before the expiration of 34 years to be completed from the said first day of November then past, then to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns for the residue of the said term of 34 years.

The said William Gerrard, in consideration of the sum of £400 sterling to him paid by the said Bridget Gerrard, did grant, bargain, release, assign and make over unto the said Bridget Gerrard, her executors, administrators and assigns, for and during the natural life of his present Majesty being said George III and for and during the residue of the said term of 34 years thereof granted.

The deed and the memorial were signed and sealed by William Gerrard and witnessed by Thomas Shields, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds and Thomas Hinds, all of Eccles Street, Dublin. It was registered on 1 June 1805.1
Marriage Settlement*8 January 1810A memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 8 January 1810 was made between William Christian of Ardbraccan, County Meath, gentleman, of the first part, Bridget Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, spinster, of the second part, and Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown aforesaid, gentleman, of the third part.

After reciting among other things that a (marriage) was to be had and solemnized between the said William Christian and Bridget Gerrard, she the said Bridget granted, bargained, sold, assigned, released and confirmed unto the said Thomas Gerrard, his actual possession then being by virtue of the deed and statute therein mentioned, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those that part of the lands of Tankardstown situate in the Lower Barony of Navan and county of Meath aforesaid containing 113 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches, be the same more or less, now in the possession of said Bridget, bounded on the east by the road leading from Nobber to Trim, on the (west) by part of the lands of Martry in possession of Michael Nowlan, on the north by the river called the Blackwater, and on the south by the high road leading from Navan to Kells, and also many tenements, edifices and buildings on said premises together with the lease and assignment of said premises therein recited, to hold for the life of his Majesty King George III and, in case of his death before the expiration of the term of 34 years to be completed from the first day of the said month, then to hold to the said Thomas Gerrard, his heirs and assigns for so much of said term of 34 years as should (become open or be unused) at the death of his said Majesty subject to the trust provisions, conditions and agreements thereinafter recited, expressed and declared of and concluding the same, but to and for no other use, trust, intent or purpose whatsoever.

The agreement was signed and sealed by William Christian and witnessed by Thomas Hinds and Christian Rafferty, both of Eccles Street, Dublin. It was registered on 20 February 1810.2
Marriage*8 January 1810She married William Christian of Ardbraccan, County Meath, a cotton manufacturer on 8 January 1810.2,4

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1805; Film# 535456, Volume 577, pages 47-48, Deed Number 384698, images 333-334. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1810; Film# 535469, Volume 619, page 265, Deed Number 424741, image 145.
  3. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of William Christian of "Arbracan", County Meath, cotton manufacturer, and Bridget Gerrard of the parish of St. Michan, spinster, 8th January 1810. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Catherine Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 11 Jan 1794
(Unmarried Daughter) Will24 December 1788Catherine was named in the will of her father dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. Unfortunately, we haven't learned what his will actually said.2,3
(Spinster) Marriage Settlement4 July 1794A memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 4 July 1794 was made between Michael Gibney of Dormstown, County Meath, gentleman, and Anne Gibney otherwise Gerrard, his wife, of the first part, Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin, gentleman, attorney-at-law, and John Gibney of Navan in the county of Meath, gentleman, physician, of the second part, and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, widow, Elizabeth Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard, spinsters of the third part.

Whereby reciting among other things that the said Anne was, under the will of her father, William Gerrard, entitled to £5,000, and that a marriage was had between said Michael and Anne Gibney, said deed witnessed that said Michael and Anne Gibney, at the requisition of her sisters, Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard, executors of their father William Gerrard's estate, and as a previous condition to their paying over said £5,000, and in consideration of 5 shillings apiece to them paid by the said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney, and in order to secure a provision for said Anne and the issue of said marriage, the said Michael and Anne granted, sold, assigned and made over to the said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney and the survivor of them, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns £3,000 secured by the bonds and judgments set forth in a schedule to said deed annexed.

To have, hold, receive and take said £3,000 to said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney and the survivor of them, and the heirs, executors, administrators and assigns of such survivor, with the consent upon trust, to lay or continue the same out at interest or to lay out the same in the purchase of such real freehold or leasehold estates or interests as they, or the survivor of them, or the heirs, executors, administrators or assigns of such survivor, with the consent of said Michael Gibney, should think proper, and that they should suffer said Michael and his assigns during his life to receive such rents, interest, money or produce as same should yield, and after the death of said Michael, to suffer the said Anne during her life to receive such rents, interest or produce, and it was thereby agreed that if there should be more than one child living of said marriage at the death of said Michael, that he might by his will, or by any deed to be duly attested to, devise or dispose of said £3,000, or the rents, issues, interest or produce thereof in such shares among such children if more than one, as he shall appoint, and for want of such appointment to be divided equally, provided such children attain their age of 21 or day of marriage. And if there be but one child of said marriage, such only child, on the death of said Michael and Anne, to take said £3,000 or the produce thereof. And it was thereby agreed that if said Michael should die in the life time of Anne, she was vested with a like power of appointment and that if said Michael or Anne should die in the life time of the other of them, leaving no child or children at his or her decease, then the survivor of them, his or her executors, administrators or assigns, should take to his or their own use and behoof said £3,000 and all interest to be had thereby to be disposed of as he, she or they should think proper.

The execution of the deed and memorial were witnessed by Francis Beatty Whitehead of the city of Dublin, gentleman, and Robert Johnson, servant to Thomas Hinds, and signed and sealed by Michael Gibney. Robert Johnson made an oath that he saw all the parties, Michael Gibney, Anne Gibney, Thomas Hinds, John Gibney, Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard, respectively, execute the deed and saw Michael Gibney duly execute the memorial. It was registered on 1 Aug 1794.4
(Bride's Sister) Marriage Settlement7 February 1795Catherine was a witness to a memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 7 February 1795 was made between William Foster of Bachelors Lodge, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, Elizabeth Gerrard of the city of Dublin, spinster, of the second part and Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin, gentleman, as trustee of the third part.

Whereby after reciting, among other things, that a marriage was intended shortly to be had and solemnized between the said William Foster and Elizabeth Gerrard, the deed witnessed that the said Elizabeth Gerrard for the considerations therein mentioned, with the consent and approbation of the said William Foster, did give, grant, bargain, sell and make over to the said Thomas Hinds all that and those the sum of £500 therein mentioned to be charged and payable out of the lands of Dormstown in the county of Meath therein mentioned for and to Elizabeth Gerrard and also all that and these the sum of £80 payable yearly unto the said Elizabeth Gerrard out of the lands of Tankardstown in the said county as therein before and in the will of William Gerrard Esq. therein named, mentioned and also several bonds and warrants described on a schedule enclosed on said deed face and every the judgment which may have been entered thereunto amounting in the whole to the principle sum of £4,080 this and all other the estate and property to which the said Elizabeth is entitled, under and by virtue of said will.

To hold said real sums of money and the securities for the same and the annuity or yearly sum of £80 and all other the said estate and effects to which said Elizabeth is entitled under the said will unto the said Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature thereof, respectively, upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes therein mentioned, expressed and declared of and concerning the same as by said deed more fully appears.

The agreement was signed and sealed by William Foster and Elizabeth Gerrard and witnessed by Elizabeth's sister, [:Bride's Sister] of the city of Dublin, spinster, and Andrew Byrne, also of Dublin, gentleman. It was registered on 12 February 1795.5
Marriage Settlement*27 February 1799A memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 27 February 1799 was made between John Small of the city of Dublin, gentleman, attorney-at-law of the first part, Catherine Gerrard of the city of Dublin, spinster of the second part, and Thomas Hinds of Dublin, gentleman of the third part as trustee.

Reciting among other things that a marriage was intended to be shortly had and solemnized between the said John Small and Catherine Gerrard and witnessing that the said Catherine Gerrard, in pursuance of the agreement therein recited, did by and with the consent and approbation of the said John Small give, grant, bargain, sell and make over unto the said Thomas Hinds all that and those the several bonds and warrants mentioned, contained and particularly described in a schedule thereto annexed and all and every the judgments which have been entered thereon amounting in the whole to the principle sum of £4,000 and all other the estate and property to which the said Catherine was entitled.

To hold the said several sums of money and the securities unto the said Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature thereof, respectively, upon trust and to and for the intents and purposes therein mentioned, expressed and declared of and concerning the same.

The agreement was executed, signed and sealed by Catherine Gerrard and witnessed by Thomas Pilkington of the city of Dublin, gentleman, and Catherine's sister Elizabeth (Gerrard) Foster of Dormstown in the county of Meath. It was registered on 12 June 1799.6
Marriage*before 12 June 1799She married John Small before 12 June 1799, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.6,3
(4th Daughter) Deed Memorial29 April 1814Catherine was a participant with others in her extended Gerrard family, on a Memorial deed dated 29 April 1814 that included her niece Eleanora Anne and her husband Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow and mother of Eleanora Anne, Martha Hinds of Trim, spinster, daughter of Sarah, and John Hinds of the City of Dublin, gentleman and only son of Sarah of Trim of the second part, Anne (Gerrard) Gibney of Eccles Street in the City of Dublin, widow, John Small of Rutland Square in the City of Dublin, Esq. and Catherine (Gerrard) Small, his wife, and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, widow of the third part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the County of Meath, clerk of the fourth part, and Thomas Hinds of Newtown in County Kildare, Esq. of the fifth part, made a Memorial of an indentured deed agreement. The deed began with a review of four pertinent events: William Gerrard's 1788 will and subsequent 1790 probate, the death of Matthew Hinds, husband of William's daughter Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, before or in 1809, and the 1813 marriage settlement agreement for Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Potterton.

Reciting that William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, gentleman, deceased, made his will dated 24 December 1788 and thereby, amongst bequests to his other daughters, bequeathed unto the Reverend Singleton Harlowe, Robert Waller and James Gibney, his trustees, an amount of £1200 in trust that they and his survivors and the executors and administrators of such survivors, should place out the same at interest and permit his daughter Sarah Hinds to receive the yearly interest for her separate use. And further, that after the death of his daughter Sarah, the trustees, their executors and administrators, should transfer the £1200 to such of Sarah's children as should be then living, and that by her will she should approve and appoint his daughters Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard executors. Reciting further that William Gerrard died without altering his will and that it was proved in the Court of Prerogative Probate granted to Elizabeth Gerrard, Catherine Gerrard, since married to John Small, and Anne Gibney, three of the executors named and that the £1200 bequeathed by the will to Sarah was secured by the bond of Robert Waller, deceased, then of Ministown in the County of Meath, Esq. bearing date of 22 February 1790 with an attorney's warrant for confession of judgment in the final sum of £2400 conditioned for payment of the principal sum of £1200 under the will of William Gerrard upon which Anne Gibney, Rebecca Hinds, John Small and Catherine his wife did, around 1809, obtain a judgment in the Court of Common Pleas against Robert Waller stating that Matthew Hinds, husband of Sarah, was since dead leaving his widow Sarah and three children, namely Eleanora Anne, Martha and John Hinds, all of whom had attained their respective ages of 21 years. Next the deed explained that, by an indented deed of four parts dated 26 August 1813 and made between Thomas Potterton, Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd of the first part, Sarah Hinds of the second part, Eleanora Anne, then Hinds, of the third part, and Henry Potterton, gentleman, and Rebecca Hinds of the fourth part, the deed recited that a marriage was intended shortly to be had between Thomas Potterton and Eleanora Anne Hinds, and reciting that £1200 was held in trust for Sarah, mother of Eleanora Anne, and that on the result of the marriage being accomplished, Sarah had agreed that £600 of the £1200 should be payable to Thomas Potterton immediately after Sarah's death; then the agreement witnessed that in consideration of the intended marriage and the £600, Thomas made a provision for Eleanora in case she should outlive him and her issue. The indenture further witnessed a deed in which Sarah, in consideration of the intended marriage, had made provisions for Eleanora Anne and did give, grant and appoint the £600, being one-half of the £1200, to Eleanora Anne, her executors, administrators and assigns to be payable to Eleanora Anne, her executors, administrators or assigns immediately after the death her mother, Sarah. Then it was witnessed that the marriage had taken effect and that Thomas Potterton, by virtue of his marriage settlement deed, was entitled to the £600 upon Sarah's decease and that Thomas desired to sell the £600 and had applied to Reverend Mungo Henry Waller who had agreed to the purchase. Thomas had agreed to accept £400, which Mungo had agreed to pay to him. The other parties to the deed had agreed to ratify and confirm the purchase and to relinquish to Mungo all their right, title and claim in default of an appointment by Sarah, or in case of the decease of any or all of her children in her lifetime, or in case Sarah should execute her power of appointment so as to otherwise disappoint Thomas and Eleanora Anne or their issue of the £600 or of any part thereof. The indenture witnessed that, upon execution of the agreement and in consideration of the £400 paid by Mungo to Thomas Potterton, and of £1 apiece paid to Eleanora Anne Potterton, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, Martha Hinds, John Hinds, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, John and Catherine (Gerrard) Small and Anne (Gerrard) Gibney, Thomas and Eleanora Potterton, Sarah, Martha and John Hinds, did grant, bargain and assign, and Rebecca Hinds, John and Catherine Small, and Anne Gibney confirmed unto Mungo H. Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns, the principal sum of £600, and reciting that by deed and Memorial, Rebecca Hinds, John and Catherine Small and Anne Gibney did assign to Thomas Hinds as trustee, his executors, administrators and assigns, a judgment. It was thereby declared that the £600 was invested with Thomas Hinds in trust as to £600 and the interest thereof from the death of Sarah Hinds for Mungo H. Waller and the interest due and to grow due on the fact of the judgment in trust for Sarah Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns for life. And after her decease, as to the monies secured by the judgment above, £600 for the person or persons whom Sarah should appoint. The deed and Memorial was signed and witnessed by each of the parties involved on various dates, and was registered on 4 May 1814.3
(Sister) Will13 December 1817Catherine and her husband were witnesses to the will of her sister Anne Gibney on 13 December 1817.7

Family

John Small

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1794; Film number 535733; Volume 500; Pages 21-22; Deed number 308065. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, William Gerrard, will dated 24 December 1788, probated 11 January 1794. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1794; Film number 535733; Volume 500; Pages 21-22; Deed number 308065, images 339-340.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1795; Film# 545052, Volume 482, page 386, Deed Number312042, image 208.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1799; Film# 536060, Volume 520, page 202, Deed Number 339821, image 114.
  7. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the National Archive of Ireland, T/1435+6, and stating that the envelope reads: Michael Gibney, Grazier and Farmer 1803; and also: Gibney, Anne, widow, 1817
    (Jameson – 4 Dec 1935 – possibly solicitors office from where they submitted). Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Catherine Sophia Gerrard1,2

b. 1809, d. 1 September 1896
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 b. 23 Jul 1782, d. 7 Feb 1868
Mother*Mary Ann Rotheram1 b. 1791
Birth*1809Catherine Sophia Gerrard was born about 1809 in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland, her parent's eldest daughter.1,2
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Catherine appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of her parents, Mary Ann and Thomas Gerrard, in Liscartan, County Meath. She was 12 years old.1
Marriage*28 June 1838She married Jonathan Osborne M.D. of Harcourt Street on 28 June 1838 in Ardbraccan, County Meath.2,3
(Wife) Death22 January 1864Catherine Sophia became a widow when Jonathan Osborne M.D. died on 22 January 1864.4
Probate9 February 1864Catherine Sophia was appointed sole executrix of her husband's will, with three codicils, which was proved at the Principal Registry on 9 February 1864. Jonathan was identified as formerly of Harcourt Street in the city of Dublin, and late of Clermont, Blackrock in the county of Dublin. His effects, by the oath of his widow and sole executrix, totaled under £4,000.4
Death*1 September 1896She died a widow on 1 September 1896 at her home at 2 Mosaphir Terrace, Glenageary, Kingstown, County Dublin.5,6
Probate*30 January 1897Probate of her will was granted on 30 January 1897 at Dublin to Minnie Annie Gerrard of St. Mary's Ville, Ardeevin Road, Dalkey in the county of Dublin, spinster. Catherine's estate vas valued at £5,702 and there was no additional information identifying her relationship to Minnie Annie.5,6

Family

Jonathan Osborne M.D. d. 22 Jan 1864

Citations

  1. [S1643] Ireland Census 1821, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of Thomas Gerrard, townland of Liscartan, Parish of Liscartan, Barony of Lower Navan in the county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1821.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Freeman's Journal, June 30, 1838. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  4. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, presenting a scan of her 30 January probate information.
  6. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…

Charles Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 13 Oct 1792
Mother*Jane Vipont1
Birth*Charles Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Grandchild) Administration18 December 1793When the estate of Charles's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, was granted administration on 18 December 1793, Charles's father had also died so Charles's mother was granted administration of his grandfather's estate. The administration documents named his grandchildren, William and Jane's children, Sophia Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.2
(Minor Child) Deed Memorial10 November 1806Charles was a minor child when his father died in 1792. His mother's second husband, John Smith, was appointed his legal guardian until his eldest brother Thomas reached the age of maturity in 1803 and took letters of guardianship for all of his younger brothers and sisters. In 1806, with his mother's and John Smith's agreement, his brother Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, finalized a trust for the sole benefit of all his brothers and sisters, Sophia Webb otherwise Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.1
(Bride's Brother) Marriage Settlement6 July 1814Charles was named as a trustee for his sister Jane in a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 6 July 1814 made between John Morris of Skreen Castle of the county of Meath, Esq., of the first part, Jane Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, spinster, of the second part, Charles Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Walter Keating of Sylvan Park in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Reciting that Brabazon Morris of Tankardstown in the county of Meath, father of John Morris, party thereto, was previous to 01 February 1812 seized of and in, all that and those, the town and lands of Skreen, set in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath aforesaid containing, according to a survey formerly made thereof, 355 aces, 3 roods and 16 perches and the dwelling house, buildings and improvements thereon under and by virtue of a lease for three lives with covenants for renewal executed to him the said Brabazon Morris thereof by John Phepoc of Armagh in the county of Armagh Esq. and Richard Phepoc, eldest son and heir at law of the said John Phepoc, at the yearly rent of £407, 4p. And said Brabazon Morris being also seized of various other denominations of lands which were particularly specified in the indenture next therein after in part recited and being largely indebted to various people in considerable sums owed by judgments dated 01 February 1812 made between Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the city of Dublin Esq. of the other part, conveying the said town and lands of Skreen as well as several other lands and premises therein particularly mentioned and devised to the said George Williams in trust in the ways and in the manner therein mentioned to pay the several debts and encumbrances in a schedule to said deed annexed.

Reciting by another indenture dated 01 January 1813 made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the other part, Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, release the said secured lands and premises in said indenture of 1812 comprised from the payment of £700 being part of an annuity of £1,000 provided for and committed to the said Brabazon Morris by the said indenture of 01 February 1812.

And reciting that by a certain other indenture dated 01 January 1813 and made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and Brabazon Morris Jr. and John Morris, party hereto, both sons of the said Brabazon Morris the elder, of the other part. After reciting as therein is recited, the said Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, convey unto the said John Morris all that and those the town and lands of Skreen. To hold to the said John Morris, his heirs and assigns, for the life and lives granted of said town, lands and premises and for the lives and life of such other person or persons as should be thereafter named at and for the term of the original lease by virtue of the covenant for renewal therein contained, subject as therein mentioned.

And reciting that said John Morris was, by virtue of said indenture last in recital, seized and possessed of said lands of Skreen, subject to a rateable proportion of the debts, charges and encumbrances created by said indentures of 01 February 1812 and 01 January 1813.

And also reciting that Jane Gerrard, party thereto, was then possessed of £1,500 stock in five government funds and was also as one of the next of kin of William Gerrard Esq., deceased, her father, entitled to a lot or proportion of certain debts due to the estate of the said William Gerrard, which proportions it was calculated would amount to £400 or thereabouts and was also, in the right (of inheritance), entitled to an undivided 5th share of and in the lands of Belrath in the county of Meath held under a lease for a term of years and containing covenants for renewal, which yielded a profit and rents to the said Jane Gerrard of £90 per annum or thereabouts, and the said Jane Gerrard, in right aforesaid, was also in possession of one 5th part or share of the lands of Dromore, situate in the county of Down and held for a term of years which then yields an annual profitable rent of £30, said Jane Gerrard's share whereof amounts to £6 per annum.

And reciting that a marriage was then intended to be had and solemnized between the said John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and it had been agreed that said John Morris in consideration of said marriage, and of the fortune and property of the said Jane Gerrard consisting of the several premises therein and herein before specified and set forth, should charge said lands of Skreen with an annuity of £300 as a provision for the said Jane Gerrard and for their issue of the then intended marriage.

The said indenture, of which this writing was a memorial, witnessed that the said John Morris, in pursuance and execution of said agreement, and in consideration of said marriage and portion and profits of said Jane Gerrard, __________ and other considerations due also mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, release and confirm to the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating as trustees by virtue of a lease for all therein recited and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those the town and lands of Skreen, situate in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath containing to a survey formerly made 357 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches or thereabouts, together with the dwelling house, out houses and improvements thereon, bounded northerly by or by parts of the said lands of Skreen, north easterly by the great road leading from Wallerstown to Skreen, south easterly by the lands of Obertstown, southerly partly by the lands of Baconstown, Cullaghtown, Glebeland and _________, and westerly partly by the lands of Trim, with benefits of fairs, markets, tolls and customs held on or belonging to said lands of Skreen, and all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said released premises and every part thereof unto the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating, their heirs and assigns, for the lives therein mentioned and for the lives to be forever added by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal subject to such rateable proportion of said encumbrances as such lands were subject to by said several indentures before recited and upon the interests and for the uses in the said deed of which this writing was a memorial.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed by John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and witnessed by Richard Barrett Jr. of Navan Esq. and Charles Fitzsimmons of Liscartan, both in the county of Meath. The memorial was registered on 6 Dec 1814.3
Residence*November 1814Charles Gerrard, Esq. was listed as a resident of Killywilly, County Cavan, in Leet's Directory of November 1814. His brother, William Edward, was also a resident there in November 1814.4,5

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath Esq. was granted on 18th day of December 1793 to Jane Gerrard (widow of his son William) and names his grandchildren, William and Jane's children. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427.
  5. [S1625] Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814), online at www.findmypast.com, Charles Gerrard, Esq., "Killawilly", post town of Ballyconnell, county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814).

Christopher Gerrard1

Relationship Note*Where does Christopher Gerrard of Navan, County Meath, belong among our extended Gerrard family of that county? He witnessed the marriage settlement agreement between Edward Gerrard and Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard in 1812. Was he a father or brother of Edward Gerrard of Navan? Or does he belong in the line with our elusive brothers, William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown? We'd like to know where Christopher belongs..
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Residence*Christopher lived in Navan, County Meath.2
(Witness to Deed) Marriage Settlement8 February 1812He was a witness to a memorial of articles of agreement dated 8 February 1812 made between Edward Gerrard of the town of Navan in the county of Meath, shopkeeper, of the one part, Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard of Dormstown of the second part, and William Gerrard, brother of Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, also of Dormstown, gentleman, and Thomas Gerrard of Chamberstown in the county of Meath, farmer, of the third part. Christopher's relationship to any of the other parties in the deed has not yet been identified.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1818; Film# 463943, Volume 731, pages 86A-86B, Deed Number 498621, image 35. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1812; Film# 463943, Volume 731, pages 86A-86B, Deed Number 498621, image 35.

Dorothy Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Dorothy was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was identified in her father's 1763 will as his youngest daughter.1
Marriage*15 April 1758She married Houlton Bradley of the city of Dublin, stationer, by licence dated 13 April on 15 April 1758 at St. Michan, Dublin.1,2,3,4,5
(Daughter) Will3 October 1763Dorothy was named in the will of her father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath. Her husband and daughters Catherine and Mary were also mentioned.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Marriage of Bradley "Hulton" of the city of Dublin, stationer, and Dorothy Gerrard of the parish of St. Michan, spinster, directed to said parish 13th April 1758.
  3. [S1646] Deputy Keeper of Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858 (26th, 30th and 31st Reports, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, 1758 Marriage Licence, page 339, "Hulton" Bradley and Dorothy Gerrard, citing page 27. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858.
  4. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the church records on IrishGenealogy.ie at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, Marriages 1700-1800, page 37, reporting the marriage of "Houlton" Bradley, stationer and Dorothy Gerrard, spinster at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Dorothy Gerrard1,2,3

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard Esq.1,2,3 b. 1643, d. 14 Feb 1719
Mother*Elizabeth ______1,2,3
Birth*Dorothy Gerrard was born in Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*She married Thomas Welsh.1,2,3

Family

Thomas Welsh

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

Edward Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Relationship Note*It is believed that Edward Gerrard of Navan, County Meath, descends from a line of Gerrards not currently included in our Gerrard research project. So far, the only clue we have to other possible members of his family is that Christopher Gerrard of Navan was a witness to his marriage settlement agreement with Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard in 1812. Was Christopher Edward's father or brother? And we'd also like to know where Edward came from...2
Marriage Settlement*8 February 1812A memorial of articles of agreement dated 8 February 1812 was made between Edward Gerrard of the town of Navan in the county of Meath, shopkeeper, of the one part, Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard of Dormstown of the second part, and William Gerrard, brother of Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, also of Dormstown, gentleman, and Thomas Gerrard of Chamberstown in the county of Meath, farmer, of the third part.

Reciting among other things, a marriage was intended between said Edward Gerrard and said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, with whom said Edward Gerrard was to have and receive £300 as her marriage portion.

It was therefore covenanted and agreed by and between said parties thereto that said Edward Gerrard did covenant and agree with said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard that said Edward Gerrard was possessed and interested in, for the remainder of 58 years, all that tenement situate in the town of Navan consisting of a dwelling house, coach house, stable yard and offices held and enjoyed by the said Edward Gerrard under the virtue of a deed of assignment bearing date 10 January 1810 and made between Leonard Tighe of the one part and the said Edward Gerrard of the other part. Whereby the said Leonard Tighe assigned and made over to the said Edward Gerrard all his, the said Leonard Tighe's, rights, title and interest in said premises, as by said deed of assignment may more fully appear.

And the said Edward Gerrard, in case said marriage shall take effect, shall and will by good sufficient conveyances and assurances in the law, settle and assure said mentioned premises with the appurtenances unto the said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, his said intended wife, for so long a term of years of said assigned premises as is yet to come and unexpired. And said Edward Gerrard did covenant, grant and agree with said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard that in case said marriage should take effect, and he the said Edward Gerrard should happen to die in the lifetime of the said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, that then the said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard shall, from and immediately after the decease of said Edward Gerrard, stand seized or possessed of all such real and personal goods and chattels whereof the said Edward Gerrard should die seized or possessed of, or entitled to, for the intent and purpose that said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, her heirs or assigns, may by sale or mortgage of all or any part thereof, or out of the rents, issues and profits thereof, raise and levy said sum of £300 to and for the sole use of the said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, her heirs and assigns, with interest for the same at the rate of £6 by the hundred by the year, until or unless said £300 shall be otherwise well and sufficiently secured to the said Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard in the lifetime of the said Edward Gerrard by any deed or instrument or by his last will and testament.

The execution of which said deed by Edward Gerrard, Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and William Gerrard was witnessed by Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown aforesaid and Christopher Gerrard of Navan, both in the county of Meath, and the execution of the memorial thereof by the said William Gerrard was witnessed by the said Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown and Edward Cahill of the city of Dublin, gentleman, attorney-at-law.

William Gerrard signed and sealed in the presence of Thomas Gerrard and Edward Cahill, and the above named Thomas Gerrard gave his oath that he was a subscribing witness to the deed which the above writing was a memorial, and also to the above memorial, and that he saw said Edward Gerrard, Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and William Gerrard, the executing parties to said deed, duly sign, seal and deliver same, and that he saw the above named William Gerrard duly sign and seal the above memorial. It was registered more than six years later on 15 August 1818.2
(Witness to Memorial) Deed Memorial2 March 1818Edward was a witness to a memorial deed dated 2 March 1818 made between William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, both formerly of Dormstown but then of Navan in the county of Meath, gentlemen, of the one part, William Thompson of (Ballands?) in the county of Meath, Esq. of the second part, and William Bailey Wallace of the city of Dublin, Esq. of the third part.1
Marriage*before 15 August 1818He married Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, daughter of Thomas Gerrard, before 15 August 1818.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1818; Film# 463940, Volume 725, pages 556-557, Deed Number 495492, images 283-284. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1812; Film# 463943, Volume 731, pages 86A-86B, Deed Number 498621, image 35.

Eleanor Gerrard1,2,3

d. 15 March 1782
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,3,2 b. 1715, d. 11 Sep 1784
Mother*Elinor Carroll1,3,2
Birth*Eleanor Gerrard was born at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland,1,3,2
Death*15 March 1782 and died on 15 March 1782.1,3,2

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Eleanor Gerrard1,2,3

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3 b. 9 Dec 1779, d. 7 Apr 1836
Mother*Letitia Garnett1,2,3
Birth*Eleanor Gerrard was born at Boynehill, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*October 1861She married Joseph Clarke Collins Esq. of Garvey Lodge, County Fermanagh, son of Robert Collins Esq., in October 1861.1,4,2,3
Name VariationShe may have been called Ellen.5
(Wife) Death1871Eleanor became a widow when Joseph Clarke Collins Esq. died in 1871.4
(Sister) Census Ireland 19011901Eleanor, who was enumerated as "Ellen", appeared on the 1901 census in the household of her brother Thomas Gerrard at Gibstown Demesne, parish of Donaghpatrick, county of Meath. She was 70 years of age and a widow, and her brother was 66 and single. Thomas employed 9 servants who resided in his household in 1901, a butler, a footman, a pantboy, a cook and domestic servant, a kitchen maid, a laundress and 3 housemaids. Everyone in his household could read and write.5
(Sister) Death1913Eleanor's son Thomas inherited as Heir at Law at Gibbstown when her brother Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown died in 1913.6,5

Family

Joseph Clarke Collins Esq. d. 1871
Children1.Thomas Gerrard Collins4 b. 1866
2.John Gerrard Collins4 b. 1867

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  4. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the 1901 Census, household of Thomas Gerrard, house 13, Gibstown Demesne, Donaghpatrick, Meath at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Meath/…
  6. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council & Order of Precedence (99th Edition), downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949), Lambart, page 1156. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition).

Eleanora Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Edward Gerrard1 d. 16 Apr 1866
Mother*Mary Anne Bennison1
Birth*Eleanora Gerrard was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
(Unmarried Daughter) Will5 April 1866Eleanora's father made his last will and testament on 5 April 1866 at Corglass, County Cavan. He identified himself as William Edward Gerrard of Corglass, parish of Kildrumsherdan, county of Cavan, sick of body, sound of mind and memory. He bequeathed one half of the rent from his townland of Balrathboyne (in the county of Meath), being the sum of £24, 4s, 6p, to his son Thomas W. Gerrard, and the other half of the rent from that townland, he bequeathed to his daughter Martha Wilton. He bequeathed the sum of 5 shillings to his daughter Eleanora Gerrard, an amount he thought would cover the cost and expenses of his sickness and funeral expense, and for paying his lawful debts, a half year's rent, the sum being £24, 4s, 6p, with any remaining after paying all bills to be divided between his legatees Thomas Gerrard and Martha Wilton. He nominated his son Thomas Gerrard and daughter Martha Wilton to both act as executors. The will was witnessed by his son-in-law, Joseph Wilton, and Andrew Brady.1

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, William Edward Gerrard will dated 5 April 1866. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.

Elizabeth Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 11 Jan 1794
Mother*Anne Cosby2,3
(Grandchild) Will3 October 1763Elizabeth was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.2
(Unmarried Daughter) Will24 December 1788Elizabeth was named in the will of her father dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. Unfortunately, we haven't learned what his will actually said.4,5
(Spinster) Marriage Settlement4 July 1794A memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 4 July 1794 was made between Michael Gibney of Dormstown, County Meath, gentleman, and Anne Gibney otherwise Gerrard, his wife, of the first part, Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin, gentleman, attorney-at-law, and John Gibney of Navan in the county of Meath, gentleman, physician, of the second part, and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds, widow, Elizabeth Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard, spinsters of the third part.

Whereby reciting among other things that the said Anne was, under the will of her father, William Gerrard, entitled to £5,000, and that a marriage was had between said Michael and Anne Gibney, said deed witnessed that said Michael and Anne Gibney, at the requisition of her sisters, Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard, executors of their father William Gerrard's estate, and as a previous condition to their paying over said £5,000, and in consideration of 5 shillings apiece to them paid by the said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney, and in order to secure a provision for said Anne and the issue of said marriage, the said Michael and Anne granted, sold, assigned and made over to the said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney and the survivor of them, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns £3,000 secured by the bonds and judgments set forth in a schedule to said deed annexed.

To have, hold, receive and take said £3,000 to said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney and the survivor of them, and the heirs, executors, administrators and assigns of such survivor, with the consent upon trust, to lay or continue the same out at interest or to lay out the same in the purchase of such real freehold or leasehold estates or interests as they, or the survivor of them, or the heirs, executors, administrators or assigns of such survivor, with the consent of said Michael Gibney, should think proper, and that they should suffer said Michael and his assigns during his life to receive such rents, interest, money or produce as same should yield, and after the death of said Michael, to suffer the said Anne during her life to receive such rents, interest or produce, and it was thereby agreed that if there should be more than one child living of said marriage at the death of said Michael, that he might by his will, or by any deed to be duly attested to, devise or dispose of said £3,000, or the rents, issues, interest or produce thereof in such shares among such children if more than one, as he shall appoint, and for want of such appointment to be divided equally, provided such children attain their age of 21 or day of marriage. And if there be but one child of said marriage, such only child, on the death of said Michael and Anne, to take said £3,000 or the produce thereof. And it was thereby agreed that if said Michael should die in the life time of Anne, she was vested with a like power of appointment and that if said Michael or Anne should die in the life time of the other of them, leaving no child or children at his or her decease, then the survivor of them, his or her executors, administrators or assigns, should take to his or their own use and behoof said £3,000 and all interest to be had thereby to be disposed of as he, she or they should think proper.

The execution of the deed and memorial were witnessed by Francis Beatty Whitehead of the city of Dublin, gentleman, and Robert Johnson, servant to Thomas Hinds, and signed and sealed by Michael Gibney. Robert Johnson made an oath that he saw all the parties, Michael Gibney, Anne Gibney, Thomas Hinds, John Gibney, Rebecca Hinds, Elizabeth Gerrard and Catherine Gerrard, respectively, execute the deed and saw Michael Gibney duly execute the memorial. It was registered on 1 Aug 1794.6
Marriage*12 January 1795She married William Foster on 12 January 1795 at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dublin.7,8,9,10
Marriage Settlement*7 February 1795A memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 7 February 1795 was made between William Foster of Bachelors Lodge, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, Elizabeth Gerrard of the city of Dublin, spinster, of the second part and Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin, gentleman, as trustee of the third part.

Whereby after reciting, among other things, that a marriage was intended shortly to be had and solemnized between the said William Foster and Elizabeth Gerrard, the deed witnessed that the said Elizabeth Gerrard for the considerations therein mentioned, with the consent and approbation of the said William Foster, did give, grant, bargain, sell and make over to the said Thomas Hinds all that and those the sum of £500 therein mentioned to be charged and payable out of the lands of Dormstown in the county of Meath therein mentioned for and to Elizabeth Gerrard and also all that and these the sum of £80 payable yearly unto the said Elizabeth Gerrard out of the lands of Tankardstown in the said county as therein before and in the will of William Gerrard Esq. therein named, mentioned and also several bonds and warrants described on a schedule enclosed on said deed face and every the judgment which may have been entered thereunto amounting in the whole to the principle sum of £4,080 this and all other the estate and property to which the said Elizabeth is entitled, under and by virtue of said will.

To hold said real sums of money and the securities for the same and the annuity or yearly sum of £80 and all other the said estate and effects to which said Elizabeth is entitled under the said will unto the said Thomas Hinds, his executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature thereof, respectively, upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes therein mentioned, expressed and declared of and concerning the same as by said deed more fully appears.

The agreement was signed and sealed by William Foster and Elizabeth Gerrard and witnessed by Elizabeth's sister, [:Bride's Sister] of the city of Dublin, spinster, and Andrew Byrne, also of Dublin, gentleman. It was registered on 12 February 1795.7
(Bride's Sister) Marriage Settlement27 February 1799Elizabeth was a witness to a memorial of an indented deed of settlement dated 27 February 1799 made between John Small of the city of Dublin, gentleman, attorney-at-law of the first part, and her sister Catherine Gerrard of the city of Dublin, spinster of the second part, and Thomas Hinds of Dublin, gentleman of the third part as trustee.11

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1794; Film number 535733; Volume 500; Pages 21-22; Deed number 308065. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Marriage of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, and Ann Cosby of the parish of St. Andrew, spinster, 13th December 1756.
  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, William Gerrard, will dated 24 December 1788, probated 11 January 1794.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1794; Film number 535733; Volume 500; Pages 21-22; Deed number 308065, images 339-340.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1795; Film# 545052, Volume 482, page 386, Deed Number312042, image 208.
  8. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the church records on IrishGenealogy.ie at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  9. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, marriage of William "Forster" and Elizabeth Gerrard on 12 January 1795 at St. Mary with image at
    https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  10. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, the date on the image of the parish register reads 12 January 1795, and the transcription of the date of the marriage of William "Forster" and Elizabeth Gerrard search results, reads 12 January 1794 at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1799; Film# 536060, Volume 520, page 202, Deed Number 339821, image 114.
  12. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates.

Elizabeth Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Elizabeth was probably born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married ______ Taylor.1
(Daughter) Will3 October 1763Elizabeth was named in the will of her father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath. Her husband and daughter Catherine were also mentioned.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Elizabeth Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1 d. 24 Dec 1780
Mother*Hannah Wynne1
Birth*Elizabeth Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Deed Memorial10 June 1803A memorial of an indented deed of lease and release, the release dated 10 June 1803 was made between the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Dunleer in the county of Louth, the grandson of Thomas Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the one part, Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, then of the city of Dublin, spinsters, the only daughters and co-heiresses at law of John Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the second part, and which said John Gerrard was the eldest son of Samuel Gerrard, the eldest son of Thomas, and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited, the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of £4,200 sterling, and the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, in considerations therein mentioned according to their respective rights, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, alien, release unto the said John Gerrard of Gibbstown, in his possession then being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made as therein mentioned, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said towns and lands of Gibbstown, Troystown and Great Donaghpatrick consisting in the whole, by a survey lately made thereof, of 600 acres plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Meath.

To hold the said towns, lands, and premises to the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, forever.

The deed and the memorial were executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard, and witnessed by Arthur Dunn of the city of Dublin, Esq. and Christopher Cusack of Rathaldron in the county of Meath, Esq. The memorial was registered on 6 July 1803.1
(Daughter) Deed MemorialMay 1813A memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated May 1813 was made between Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, daughters and only children and co-heiresses of John Gerrard late of Curristown, County Westmeath, spinsters, of the one part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath, clerk, executor of Robert Waller, late of Allenstown aforesaid, deceased, of the second part, and George Thompson of Clonskeagh Castle in the county of Dublin, Esq. of the third part.

Reciting that by indenture of 13 November 1764, Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere demised and set to Samuel Gerrard of Curristown all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) containing 508 acres more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Westmeath. To hold to the said Samuel Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, from the 7th of November then last, for the lives of John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard, sons of the said Samuel Gerrard, with a covenant for perpetual renewal on the full of each life at the yearly rent of £404 payable half yearly as therein mentioned.

And also reciting that by indenture bearing date the 2nd of March 1772 and made between the said Samuel Gerrard, then of Liscartan, of the first part, John Gerrard, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Samuel of the second part, and the Reverend John Wynne and Hannah (Wynne) Gerrard, his daughter, of the third part, that the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of a marriage then to be had between the said John Gerrard and the said Hannah Gerrard, and also in consideration of the marriage portion of the said Hannah Wynne, had assigned to the said John Gerrard as a provision for him, all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) with their appurtenances thereunto belonging. To hold unto the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for the lives of him, the said John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard with the covenant for perpetual renewal as therein mentioned.

And reciting that the said John Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, did demise the said lands and premises unto the said John Wynne, to hold to the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators or assigns, for the term of 99 years in trust to the intent and purpose that the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators or assigns should receive the rents and profits of the said lands and there such to pay the said Hannah Wynne one annuity or yearly sum of £100 during her life, and also reciting that the said John Gerrard, on or about the 24th of November1780, made and published his last will and testament and thereby devised unto his daughters, the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, all his estate and interest in the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, with such benefit of survivorship as therein mentioned.

And also reciting that by indented deed bearing date the 23rd of December 1780 the said John Gerrard did assign and make over unto Robert Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) in trust to permit and suffer, after payments of the rent and of the annuity of £100 to the said Hannah Gerrard, the issue male and female of the said John Gerrard on the body of the said Hannah Wynne to receive the rents, issues and profits of said lands as co-partners and tenants in common, share and share alike, and to the heirs of their respective bodies.

And also reciting that the said Robert Waller was then dead and that the said Mungo Henry Waller was his executor and personal representative.

And also reciting that by indenture dated the 4th of June 1800 the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard renewed the lease of the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) with the Honorable William Leesam in whom the estate and interest of the said Robert, Earl of Belvedere became legally vested by adding the life of the said Maria Gerrard to the said term in the removal of the said John Gerrard, deceased, and reciting that the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard were all unmarried and that they attained their ages of 21 years, and that they being desirous of disposing of said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) had agreed to sell and convey to the said George Thompson for the considerations therein after mentioned.

The deed witnessed that the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, for and in consideration of the sum of £2,000 to them in hand paid at or before the perfection of the said deed, and also in consideration of 5 shillings to the said Mungo H. Waller in hand paid, they, and each of them, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and make over to the said George Thompson, in his actual possession by virtue of a bargain to him made, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said parts of the said towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?), situate in the county of Westmeath with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. To hold to the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural lives and life of the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard and Maria Gerrard, and the survivor of them, and for the lives of such other persons as shall forever be added thereto by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal in the original lease of said lands, contract subject, nevertheless, to the rents and covenants in the original lease mentioned.

The said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard did covenant that they had good right, full power, and lawful and absolute authority to make the said conveyance to the said George Thompson, and that they did not do, commit or suffer to be done any act, matter or thing to charge or encumber the said lands, and present but that the same was freely discharged from all encumbrances whatsoever except said annuity of £100 payable to the said Hannah Wynne as herein before mentioned, and of the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, paying the rent and performing the covenants in the original lease thereof contained, might peacefully and quietly hold and enjoy the said lands and premises.

The memorial was executed, signed and sealed by Maria, Hannah and Elizabeth Gerrard, and witnessed by Thomas Thompson and Michael Reilly. It was registered on 18 May 1813.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film# 595086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187.

Elizabeth Mary Gerrard1,2,3

d. 1909
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3 b. 9 Dec 1779, d. 7 Apr 1836
Mother*Letitia Garnett1,2,3
Birth*Elizabeth Mary Gerrard was born in Boynehill, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*April 1867She married Major H. T. Johnston of Ratoath, County Meath, son of Reverend Henry Johnston, in April 1867.1,2,3
Death*1909She died in 1909.4

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  4. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates.

Hannah Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1 d. 24 Dec 1780
Mother*Hannah Wynne1
Birth*Hannah Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Deed Memorial10 June 1803A memorial of an indented deed of lease and release, the release dated 10 June 1803 was made between the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Dunleer in the county of Louth, the grandson of Thomas Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the one part, Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, then of the city of Dublin, spinsters, the only daughters and co-heiresses at law of John Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the second part, and which said John Gerrard was the eldest son of Samuel Gerrard, the eldest son of Thomas, and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited, the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of £4,200 sterling, and the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, in considerations therein mentioned according to their respective rights, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, alien, release unto the said John Gerrard of Gibbstown, in his possession then being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made as therein mentioned, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said towns and lands of Gibbstown, Troystown and Great Donaghpatrick consisting in the whole, by a survey lately made thereof, of 600 acres plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Meath.

To hold the said towns, lands, and premises to the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, forever.

The deed and the memorial were executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard, and witnessed by Arthur Dunn of the city of Dublin, Esq. and Christopher Cusack of Rathaldron in the county of Meath, Esq. The memorial was registered on 6 July 1803.1
(Daughter) Deed MemorialMay 1813A memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated May 1813 was made between Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, daughters and only children and co-heiresses of John Gerrard late of Curristown, County Westmeath, spinsters, of the one part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath, clerk, executor of Robert Waller, late of Allenstown aforesaid, deceased, of the second part, and George Thompson of Clonskeagh Castle in the county of Dublin, Esq. of the third part.

Reciting that by indenture of 13 November 1764, Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere demised and set to Samuel Gerrard of Curristown all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) containing 508 acres more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Westmeath. To hold to the said Samuel Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, from the 7th of November then last, for the lives of John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard, sons of the said Samuel Gerrard, with a covenant for perpetual renewal on the full of each life at the yearly rent of £404 payable half yearly as therein mentioned.

And also reciting that by indenture bearing date the 2nd of March 1772 and made between the said Samuel Gerrard, then of Liscartan, of the first part, John Gerrard, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Samuel of the second part, and the Reverend John Wynne and Hannah (Wynne) Gerrard, his daughter, of the third part, that the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of a marriage then to be had between the said John Gerrard and the said Hannah Gerrard, and also in consideration of the marriage portion of the said Hannah Wynne, had assigned to the said John Gerrard as a provision for him, all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) with their appurtenances thereunto belonging. To hold unto the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for the lives of him, the said John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard with the covenant for perpetual renewal as therein mentioned.

And reciting that the said John Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, did demise the said lands and premises unto the said John Wynne, to hold to the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators or assigns, for the term of 99 years in trust to the intent and purpose that the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators or assigns should receive the rents and profits of the said lands and there such to pay the said Hannah Wynne one annuity or yearly sum of £100 during her life, and also reciting that the said John Gerrard, on or about the 24th of November1780, made and published his last will and testament and thereby devised unto his daughters, the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, all his estate and interest in the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, with such benefit of survivorship as therein mentioned.

And also reciting that by indented deed bearing date the 23rd of December 1780 the said John Gerrard did assign and make over unto Robert Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) in trust to permit and suffer, after payments of the rent and of the annuity of £100 to the said Hannah Gerrard, the issue male and female of the said John Gerrard on the body of the said Hannah Wynne to receive the rents, issues and profits of said lands as co-partners and tenants in common, share and share alike, and to the heirs of their respective bodies.

And also reciting that the said Robert Waller was then dead and that the said Mungo Henry Waller was his executor and personal representative.

And also reciting that by indenture dated the 4th of June 1800 the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard renewed the lease of the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) with the Honorable William Leesam in whom the estate and interest of the said Robert, Earl of Belvedere became legally vested by adding the life of the said Maria Gerrard to the said term in the removal of the said John Gerrard, deceased, and reciting that the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard were all unmarried and that they attained their ages of 21 years, and that they being desirous of disposing of said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) had agreed to sell and convey to the said George Thompson for the considerations therein after mentioned.

The deed witnessed that the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, for and in consideration of the sum of £2,000 to them in hand paid at or before the perfection of the said deed, and also in consideration of 5 shillings to the said Mungo H. Waller in hand paid, they, and each of them, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and make over to the said George Thompson, in his actual possession by virtue of a bargain to him made, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said parts of the said towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?), situate in the county of Westmeath with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. To hold to the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural lives and life of the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard and Maria Gerrard, and the survivor of them, and for the lives of such other persons as shall forever be added thereto by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal in the original lease of said lands, contract subject, nevertheless, to the rents and covenants in the original lease mentioned.

The said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard did covenant that they had good right, full power, and lawful and absolute authority to make the said conveyance to the said George Thompson, and that they did not do, commit or suffer to be done any act, matter or thing to charge or encumber the said lands, and present but that the same was freely discharged from all encumbrances whatsoever except said annuity of £100 payable to the said Hannah Wynne as herein before mentioned, and of the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, paying the rent and performing the covenants in the original lease thereof contained, might peacefully and quietly hold and enjoy the said lands and premises.

The memorial was executed, signed and sealed by Maria, Hannah and Elizabeth Gerrard, and witnessed by Thomas Thompson and Michael Reilly. It was registered on 18 May 1813.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film# 595086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187.

Jacob Gerrard1

Marriage*1798He married, as her second husband, Mehetable (Buckles) Garrard, daughter of James Buckles and Sarah Garrard, about 1798.1

Family

Mehetable Buckles b. 14 Aug 1772, d. 8 Oct 1836

Citations

  1. [S1579] Carl M. Hale, "Descendants of Robert Buckles I", online at http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/h/a/l/Carl-M-Hale/…, Generation No. 3, citing: Shirley (Coy) Beeching, (E-mail:e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Robert Buckles I.

Jane Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 13 Oct 1792
Mother*Jane Vipont1
Birth*Jane Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Grandchild) Administration18 December 1793When the estate of Jane's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, was granted administration on 18 December 1793, Jane's father had also died so Jane's mother was granted administration of her grandfather's estate. The administration documents named his grandchildren, William and Jane's children, Sophia Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.2
(Minor Child) Deed Memorial10 November 1806Jane was a minor child when her father died in 1792. Her mother's second husband, John Smith, was appointed her legal guardian until her eldest brother Thomas reached the age of maturity in 1803 and took letters of guardianship for all of his younger brothers and sisters. In 1806, with her mother's and John Smith's agreement, her brother Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, finalized a trust for the sole benefit of all his brothers and sisters, Sophia Webb otherwise Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.1
Marriage Settlement*6 July 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 6 July 1814 was made between John Morris of Skreen Castle of the county of Meath, Esq., of the first part, Jane Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, spinster, of the second part, Charles Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Walter Keating of Sylvan Park in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Reciting that Brabazon Morris of Tankardstown in the county of Meath, father of John Morris, party thereto, was previous to 01 February 1812 seized of and in, all that and those, the town and lands of Skreen, set in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath aforesaid containing, according to a survey formerly made thereof, 355 aces, 3 roods and 16 perches and the dwelling house, buildings and improvements thereon under and by virtue of a lease for three lives with covenants for renewal executed to him the said Brabazon Morris thereof by John Phepoc of Armagh in the county of Armagh Esq. and Richard Phepoc, eldest son and heir at law of the said John Phepoc, at the yearly rent of £407, 4p. And said Brabazon Morris being also seized of various other denominations of lands which were particularly specified in the indenture next therein after in part recited and being largely indebted to various people in considerable sums owed by judgments dated 01 February 1812 made between Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the city of Dublin Esq. of the other part, conveying the said town and lands of Skreen as well as several other lands and premises therein particularly mentioned and devised to the said George Williams in trust in the ways and in the manner therein mentioned to pay the several debts and encumbrances in a schedule to said deed annexed.

Reciting by another indenture dated 01 January 1813 made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and George Williams of the other part, Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, release the said secured lands and premises in said indenture of 1812 comprised from the payment of £700 being part of an annuity of £1,000 provided for and committed to the said Brabazon Morris by the said indenture of 01 February 1812.

And reciting that by a certain other indenture dated 01 January 1813 and made between the said Brabazon Morris of the one part and Brabazon Morris Jr. and John Morris, party hereto, both sons of the said Brabazon Morris the elder, of the other part. After reciting as therein is recited, the said Brabazon Morris did, for the considerations therein mentioned, convey unto the said John Morris all that and those the town and lands of Skreen. To hold to the said John Morris, his heirs and assigns, for the life and lives granted of said town, lands and premises and for the lives and life of such other person or persons as should be thereafter named at and for the term of the original lease by virtue of the covenant for renewal therein contained, subject as therein mentioned.

And reciting that said John Morris was, by virtue of said indenture last in recital, seized and possessed of said lands of Skreen, subject to a rateable proportion of the debts, charges and encumbrances created by said indentures of 01 February 1812 and 01 January 1813.

And also reciting that Jane Gerrard, party thereto, was then possessed of £1,500 stock in five government funds and was also as one of the next of kin of William Gerrard Esq., deceased, her father, entitled to a lot or proportion of certain debts due to the estate of the said William Gerrard, which proportions it was calculated would amount to £400 or thereabouts and was also, in the right (of inheritance), entitled to an undivided 5th share of and in the lands of Belrath in the county of Meath held under a lease for a term of years and containing covenants for renewal, which yielded a profit and rents to the said Jane Gerrard of £90 per annum or thereabouts, and the said Jane Gerrard, in right aforesaid, was also in possession of one 5th part or share of the lands of Dromore, situate in the county of Down and held for a term of years which then yields an annual profitable rent of £30, said Jane Gerrard's share whereof amounts to £6 per annum.

And reciting that a marriage was then intended to be had and solemnized between the said John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and it had been agreed that said John Morris in consideration of said marriage, and of the fortune and property of the said Jane Gerrard consisting of the several premises therein and herein before specified and set forth, should charge said lands of Skreen with an annuity of £300 as a provision for the said Jane Gerrard and for their issue of the then intended marriage.

The said indenture, of which this writing was a memorial, witnessed that the said John Morris, in pursuance and execution of said agreement, and in consideration of said marriage and portion and profits of said Jane Gerrard, __________ and other considerations due also mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, release and confirm to the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating as trustees by virtue of a lease for all therein recited and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those the town and lands of Skreen, situate in the barony of Skreen in the county of Meath containing to a survey formerly made 357 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches or thereabouts, together with the dwelling house, out houses and improvements thereon, bounded northerly by or by parts of the said lands of Skreen, north easterly by the great road leading from Wallerstown to Skreen, south easterly by the lands of Obertstown, southerly partly by the lands of Baconstown, Cullaghtown, Glebeland and _________, and westerly partly by the lands of Trim, with benefits of fairs, markets, tolls and customs held on or belonging to said lands of Skreen, and all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said released premises and every part thereof unto the said Charles Gerrard and Walter Keating, their heirs and assigns, for the lives therein mentioned and for the lives to be forever added by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal subject to such rateable proportion of said encumbrances as such lands were subject to by said several indentures before recited and upon the interests and for the uses in the said deed of which this writing was a memorial.

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed by John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and witnessed by Richard Barrett Jr. of Navan Esq. and Charles Fitzsimmons of Liscartan, both in the county of Meath. The memorial was registered on 6 Dec 1814.3
Marriage*before 6 December 1814She married John Morris of Skreen Castle, County Meath, son of Brabazon Morris and Ann Hamlin, before 6 December 1814, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.4

Family

John Morris

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath Esq. was granted on 18th day of December 1793 to Jane Gerrard (widow of his son William) and names his grandchildren, William and Jane's children. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1815; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328.

John Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*John was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's 1763 will as his youngest son.1,2,3,4
(Son) Will3 October 1763John was named in the will of his father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.1
Deed Memorial20 July 1773A memorial of an indented deed dated 20 July 1773 was made whereby John Gerrard of Dulane in the county of Meath, gentleman, for the considerations therein mentioned, demised unto Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the county of Meath, gentleman, all that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon occupied then by John Gerrard containing by estimation 181 acres 2 roods and 8 perches of profitable land, plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the Barony of Kells and county of Meath with all and singular appurtenances thereunto belonging in as full and ample manner as John Gerrard then held and enjoyed.

To hold the said demised premises with the said appurtenances unto Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns from the first day of May last for and during the term of 199 years provided that John Gerrard's interest in the lands shall so long continue subject to the yearly rent of a peppercorn and subject also to redemption on payment of £500 plus interest.

The deed was duly executed by the parties and witnessed by Mary Joy of Derryhall, County Westmeath, spinster, and William Gerrard, son of Thomas Gerrard of Martry, and registered on 24 July 1773.5
Marriage*13 August 1778He married Mary Lyons of County Meath on 13 August 1778 in County Meath.6

Family

Mary Lyons

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632, although listed in error as his parents' eldest son and heir. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  4. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1773; Film# 531672, Volume 299, pages 26-27, deed number 197050, image 20. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S1644] Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages, 1771-1812, online at www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages, 1771-1812.

John Gerrard1

(Relation) Will3 October 1763John was named in the will of Thomas Gerrard dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath. John was identified simply as a relation.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

John Gerrard1,2,3

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard Esq.1,2,3 b. 1643, d. 14 Feb 1719
Mother*Elizabeth ______1,2,3
Birth*John Gerrard was born in Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*25 July 1709He married Margaret Flood of Castleknock, County Dublin by license dated 25 July 1709.1,2,3
(Heir at Law) Probate15 March 1719John, as eldest son, was Heir at Law and succeeded his father at Gibbstown in 1719 when his father died.2,3
Estate*At his death, John was succeeded at Gibbstown by his only son Thomas.3,2,1

Family

Margaret Flood
Child1.Thomas Gerrard+1,2,3 b. 1715, d. 11 Sep 1784

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

John Gerrard1,2,3

d. November 1858
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3 b. 1715, d. 11 Sep 1784
Mother*Elinor Carroll1,2,3
Birth*John Gerrard was born at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
(Heir at Law) Administration21 December 1784John, as eldest son, was Heir at Law and succeeded at Gibbstown when his father died in 1784.4
Deed Memorial*10 June 1803A memorial of an indented deed of lease and release, the release dated 10 June 1803 was made between the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Dunleer in the county of Louth, the grandson of Thomas Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the one part, Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, then of the city of Dublin, spinsters, the only daughters and co-heiresses at law of John Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the second part, and which said John Gerrard was the eldest son of Samuel Gerrard, the eldest son of Thomas, and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited, the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of £4,200 sterling, and the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, in considerations therein mentioned according to their respective rights, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, alien, release unto the said John Gerrard of Gibbstown, in his possession then being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made as therein mentioned, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said towns and lands of Gibbstown, Troystown and Great Donaghpatrick consisting in the whole, by a survey lately made thereof, of 600 acres plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Meath.

To hold the said towns, lands, and premises to the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, forever.

The deed and the memorial were executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard, and witnessed by Arthur Dunn of the city of Dublin, Esq. and Christopher Cusack of Rathaldron in the county of Meath, Esq. The memorial was registered on 6 July 1803.5
(2nd Cousin) Marriage Settlement10 November 1805A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 10 November 1805 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, George Rotheram of Crossdrum in the said county of Meath and Mary Ann Rotheram, spinster, third daughter of the said George Rotheram of the second part and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath aforesaid Esq. and Thomas Battersby of Glenidan in the county of Westmeath Esq. of the third part.

Reciting that a marriage was agreed upon between the said Thomas Gerrard and Mary Ann Rotheram.

And further reciting that Samuel Gibbons of Mountainstown in the county of Meath Esq. had by indented deeds of lease and release bearing dates the 4th and 5th days of February 1785 granted unto William Gerrard Esq., deceased, all that and those the town and lands of Upper and Lower Graigs, situate in the lower barony of Navan in the county of Meath aforesaid containing 272 acres and 15 perches, be the same more or less. To hold unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for three lives therein named, and the survivor of them, and for such other lives as should forever thereafter be added to the term thereby granted, pursuant to a covenant therein contained for renewing the same forever subject to the rent fines for renewal and covenants therein mentioned.

And further reciting that the Right Honorable Charles, Lord Cadogan of New Burlington Street in the county of Middlesex, England, by indented deeds of lease and release bearing dates the 10th and 11th days of October 1787, granted to the said William Gerrard all that and those the castles, lands and farms called and known by the name of Liscartan in the county of Meath containing 465 acres, be the same more or less, and with the appurtenances. To hold unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for three lives therein named, and for the survivor of them, and for such other lives as should forever thereafter be added to the term thereby granted, pursuant to a covenant therein contained for renewing the same forever, subject to the rent fine for renewal and covenants therein mentioned.

And whereas the said William Gerrard died several years since, and the said Thomas Gerrard, his eldest son and heir-at-law, became, on the death of his said father, entitled to the said lands of Graigs and Liscartan, the said Thomas therefore, by said deed of which this is a memorial, in consideration of the said marriage and for other considerations therein mentioned, hath granted unto the said John Gerrard of Gibbstown and Thomas Battersby as trustees, all that and those the said town and lands of Upper and Lower Graigs situate in the lower barony of Navan and county of Meath aforesaid, with the appurtenances. To hold unto the said John Gerrard and Thomas Battersby, and the survivor of them, his heirs and assigns for the lives in the said deed named and for such other lives as should forever hereafter be added pursuant to the covenant contained in part in said recited deed for renewing the same forever, subject to the rents, covenants and fines for renewal in said deeds particularly reserved and mentioned upon the trusts and for the several uses and purposes in said deed, of which this is a memorial, mentioned and contained.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by Thomas Gerrard and witnessed by Jeremiah Smith. The memorial was registered on 22 September 1806.6
Occupation*John was a successful grazier in County Meath.7
Marriage*1822He married Marcella Netterville, daughter of Frederick Netterville and Mary Keogh, in 1822.8,1,7,2,3
Occupation*Soon after their marriage, John and Marcella began to convert Marcella's 7,000 acre estate in County Galway into grazing pasture. In order to make that happen 67 families, between 270 and 447 persons, "had to be put off their land, their cottages destroyed, all to be replaced by cattle bought at the Ballinasloe fair."7
Historical Note*13 March 1846 Other landlords followed the Gerrard's lead as they began showing that tenanted land could be made far more profitable by converting it into grazing pasture. Then, with the spread of the Great Famine, and with many small farms unable to produce and becoming worthless, more and more landlords began to replace their tenants with cattle. George Charles Bingham, Earl of Lucan, alone evicted 2,000 people between 1846 and 1849 and would become known as the Great Exterminator. Ireland's first official figures of recorded evictions were in 1849, and 16,686 evictions were recorded that year alone.

Information about the evictions was learned from a newspaper article published in the Galway Advertiser. A transcription of the full article may be viewed here.7
Name VariationWhile working with his wife's lands, John became known as John Netterville Gerrard.9
Land Records*1855He was recorded as John N. Gerrard on Griffith's Valuation for 1855 with large holdings in County Galway. In the parish of Killian, his land holdings were particularly significant. He held part or all of the townlands of Ballynacorra, also known as Netterville, Ballynalahy, Boherbannagh, Cloghbrack, Cloonavihony, Gunnode, Kilcoosh, Lahagrogher, Newbridge, Newgrove, Newvillage, Rushestown, Summerhill, Tohergar, Toomard, Tully, Windfield and Woodbrook; and in the parish of Ballynakill, he held part or all of the townlands of Ballinlass, Ballymakill, Carrownagappul, and Longford.9
Death*November 1858He died without issue in November 1858 and was succeeded as Heir at Law at Gibbstown by his nephew, Thomas Gerrard, eldest son of his younger brother Thomas.10,11,2,12

Family

Marcella Netterville b. 1777, d. 18 Nov 1865

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Esq. to Ellinor Gerrard, the wife and relict, granted 2nd day of September 1784. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1806; Film# 535459, Volume 582, pages 469-470, deed number 395349, images 550-551.
  7. [S1639] 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased', The Galway Advertiser, online at http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/68791/…, 24 October 2013. Hereinafter cited as Galway Advertiser, 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased.'
  8. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  9. [S1653] Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, John N. Gerrard, County Galway, 1855. Hereinafter cited as Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864.
  10. [S1639] Galway Advertiser, 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased', 24 October 2013, although reporting the year of his death as 1858.
  11. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume I, page 632, incorrectly reporting his death in November of "1838."
  12. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition), page 262, incorrectly reporting his death in November of 1838.

John Gerrard1

d. 24 December 1780
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1
Mother*Mary Rochfort2
Birth*John Gerrard was born at Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage Settlement*2 March 1772A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 2 March 1772 was made between Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the first part, John Gerrard, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Samuel Gerrard of the second part, the Reverend John Wynne of Ardbraccan in the county of Meath, clerk, and Hannah Wynne, his eldest daughter, of the third part.

Reciting that a marriage was agreed on between the said John Gerrard and Hannah Wynne, and that the said John Wynne assigned unto said John Gerrard as a portion for said Hannah £1,000, part of a sum devised to the said John Wynne and his issue by the will of his father Captain Owen Wynne.

The said Samuel Gerrard therefore, for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, conveyed and assigned unto his son the said John Gerrard, in his possession being by virtue of a lease for a year, all that part of the lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Killbalbraigh, containing 508 acres more or less, situate in the county of Westmeath, which were demised to the said Samuel Gerrard by the Right Honorable Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere by deeds of lease and release bearing date the 12th and 13th days of November 1764 for three lives renewable forever at the yearly rent of £404 and a peppercorn fine on each renewal.

To hold unto the said John Gerrard his heirs and assigns forever, subject to the rents and covenants reserved and mentioned in and by the said deed of release executed by the said Earl of Belvedere,

And the said John Gerrard demised the said premises unto the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators and assigns, for the term of 99 years to commence the first day of May next proceeding the day of the death of the said John Gerrard upon trust, that in case said marriage should take effect, and that said Hannah should survive her said intended husband, that the said John Wynne should receive the rents and profits of all said lands and, in the first place, pay the ground rent and fines, and in the next place, pay unto the said Hannah and her assigns, one annuity of £100 sterling as a jointure and in full of all dower, and the said John Gerrard covenanted to charge his personal estate with £1,000 as a provision for the children of the said intended marriage.

The deed was duly executed by all parties and was witnessed by Cornet Thomas Gerrard of the 12th Regiment of Dragoons and Mary Gerrard, daughter of Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan. The memorial was registered on 26 June 1773.1
Marriage*before 26 June 1773He married Hannah Wynne of County Westmeath, daughter of Reverend John Wynne and Mary ______, before 26 June 1773, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.1,3
Deed Memorial*25 March 1780A memorial of a deed dated 25 March 1780 was made between William Gerrard of the city of Dublin, gentleman, of the first part, John Gerrard in the county of Meath, gentleman, and Hannah Gerrard otherwise Wynne, his wife, of the second part, and Robert Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath aforesaid, Esq., of the third part.

Reciting as therein is recited and witnesseth that the said William Gerrard for the considerations therein mentioned hath given, granted, bargained and sold unto the said Robert Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns, one annuity yearly rent or sum of £30 sterling, in trust, for the sole use and benefit of the said Hannah Gerrard. The said annuity to be issuing out of and chargeable upon all that and those the town and lands of Liscartan, situate in the county of Meath aforesaid.

To hold unto the said Robert Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns, for thirteen years from the first of November last, by which deed it is declared that the said annuity, or any part thereof, shall not be at the disposal of, or subject to, the contractual debts or judgments of the said John Gerrard.

The deed was duly executed, signed and sealed by William Gerrard, John Gerrard and Robert Waller, and witnessed by Richard Foster of Scallanstown in the county of Meath, gentleman, and Robert McCormick of Liscartan aforesaid, farmer. The memorial was registered on 10 April 1780.4
Will*24 November 1780John Gerrard made and published his last will and testament on or about 24 November 1780.5
Death*24 December 1780He was putting his affairs in order and probably died on or not long after 24 December 1780.5

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1773; Film# 531668, Volume 295, pages 354-355, deed number 196652, images 192-193. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1746; Film# 461350, Volume 121, pages 463-464, deed number 83610, images 553-554.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, abstract of the will of John Wynne dated 8 July 1776 and proved on 2nd May 1781, rector of Kilkenny west and vicar of Castlepollard, both in the county of Westmeath. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1780; Film# 531702, Volume 331, page 546, Deed Number 223215, image 296.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film# 595086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391.

John Gerrard1

b. 1790
Father*William Gerrard of Ardbraccan1 b. 1761
Mother*Jane ______1 b. 1766
Birth*1790John Gerrard was born about 1790 in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821John appeared on the 1821 census in the household of his parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, He was 31 years of age and worked as a linen weaver.1

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of William Gerrard, 1821, townland of Ardbraccan, parish of Ardbraccan, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.

Reverend John Gerrard1,2,3

b. between 1715 and 1719, d. September 1787
Birth*between 1715 and 1719Our sources estimate that John Gerrard was born about between 1715 and 1719, and we suggest his birth was probably earlier. His daughter Sarah was born in 1740 and it was likely that John was at least 21 years of age when he married. Even if Sarah was his first child, we estimate his birth to have been between 1715 and 1719.4,1
Name-SpellingsOther spellings of this GERRARD family's surname found in our research were Garrard and GARARD.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Mehetable ______.3
Death*September 1787He died in September 1787 in Berkeley County, Virginia.4
Historical Note*1787The town of Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, Virginia, was established as a town in 1787 by the Virginia House of Burgesses. The town was named for the Reverend John Gerrard, tie first pastor of Mill Creek Baptist Church which was organized by early settlers around 1743. Shortly after being ordained in 1751, Reverend Samuel Heaton was also assigned to the Mill Creek Baptist church for a short time, possibly to study under the Reverend John Gerrard. Some descendants of Samuel Heaton and his brothers intermarried with descendants of other families of this Baptist church as they began their move west toward Ohio around 1796.5

Family

Mehetable ______
Child1.Sarah Garrard+4 b. 5 Dec 1740, d. 1 Dec 1815

Citations

  1. [S1580] Early Ministers in West Virginia, online at http://www.wvhcgs.com/ministers.htm, his surname spelled "Gerrard". Hereinafter cited as Early Ministers in West Virginia.
  2. [S1578] Ronald J. Buckles, The Buckles Family : 250 Years in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes Brewster and related families. Robert Buckles (1702-1790) emigrated from England to Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and married Ann Brown. Descendants lived in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and elsewhere. (Harlingen, Texas: Berco Press, 1976), Chapter 3, pages 12-19, his surname spelled "Garrard". Hereinafter cited as The Buckles Family : 250 Years in America.
  3. [S1579] Carl M. Hale, "Descendants of Robert Buckles I", online at http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/h/a/l/Carl-M-Hale/…, Generation No. 2, citing: Shirley (Coy) Beeching, (E-mail:e-mail address), his surname spelled "Garard". Hereinafter cited as Robert Buckles I.
  4. [S1578] Ronald J. Buckles, The Buckles Family : 250 Years in America, Chapter 3, pages 12-19.
  5. [S1580] Early Ministers in West Virginia, online at http://www.wvhcgs.com/ministers.htm

John N. Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Eliza Montserrat1
(Son) Death22 April 1882John was present at the death of his father on 22 April 1882.2,3

Citations

  1. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, copy of certified civil report of death of Samuel Gerrard of Bachelor Hall, Rathfarnham, Dublin, John's father. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, copy of certified civil report of death of Samuel Gerrard of Bachelor Hall, Rathfarnham, Dublin.
  3. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.

Letitia Catherine Gerrard1,2,3

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3 b. 9 Dec 1779, d. 7 Apr 1836
Mother*Letitia Garnett1,2,3
Birth*Letitia Catherine Gerrard was born at Boynehill, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*June 1870She married Arthur Le Champion Möller, son of Captain ______ Möller, in June 1870.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

Margaret Gerrard1,2,3

d. 18 April 1805
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3 b. 1715, d. 11 Sep 1784
Mother*Elinor Carroll1,2,3
Birth*Margaret Gerrard was born at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland,1,2,3
Death*18 April 1805 and died on 18 April 1805.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).

Maria Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1 d. 24 Dec 1780
Mother*Hannah Wynne1
Birth*Maria Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Deed Memorial10 June 1803A memorial of an indented deed of lease and release, the release dated 10 June 1803 was made between the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Dunleer in the county of Louth, the grandson of Thomas Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the one part, Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, then of the city of Dublin, spinsters, the only daughters and co-heiresses at law of John Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the second part, and which said John Gerrard was the eldest son of Samuel Gerrard, the eldest son of Thomas, and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited, the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of £4,200 sterling, and the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, in considerations therein mentioned according to their respective rights, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, alien, release unto the said John Gerrard of Gibbstown, in his possession then being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made as therein mentioned, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said towns and lands of Gibbstown, Troystown and Great Donaghpatrick consisting in the whole, by a survey lately made thereof, of 600 acres plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Meath.

To hold the said towns, lands, and premises to the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, forever.

The deed and the memorial were executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard, and witnessed by Arthur Dunn of the city of Dublin, Esq. and Christopher Cusack of Rathaldron in the county of Meath, Esq. The memorial was registered on 6 July 1803.1
Deed Memorial*May 1813A memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated May 1813 was made between Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, daughters and only children and co-heiresses of John Gerrard late of Curristown, County Westmeath, spinsters, of the one part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath, clerk, executor of Robert Waller, late of Allenstown aforesaid, deceased, of the second part, and George Thompson of Clonskeagh Castle in the county of Dublin, Esq. of the third part.

Reciting that by indenture of 13 November 1764, Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere demised and set to Samuel Gerrard of Curristown all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) containing 508 acres more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Westmeath. To hold to the said Samuel Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, from the 7th of November then last, for the lives of John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard, sons of the said Samuel Gerrard, with a covenant for perpetual renewal on the full of each life at the yearly rent of £404 payable half yearly as therein mentioned.

And also reciting that by indenture bearing date the 2nd of March 1772 and made between the said Samuel Gerrard, then of Liscartan, of the first part, John Gerrard, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Samuel of the second part, and the Reverend John Wynne and Hannah (Wynne) Gerrard, his daughter, of the third part, that the said Samuel Gerrard, in consideration of a marriage then to be had between the said John Gerrard and the said Hannah Gerrard, and also in consideration of the marriage portion of the said Hannah Wynne, had assigned to the said John Gerrard as a provision for him, all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) with their appurtenances thereunto belonging. To hold unto the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for the lives of him, the said John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard with the covenant for perpetual renewal as therein mentioned.

And reciting that the said John Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, did demise the said lands and premises unto the said John Wynne, to hold to the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators or assigns, for the term of 99 years in trust to the intent and purpose that the said John Wynne, his executors, administrators or assigns should receive the rents and profits of the said lands and there such to pay the said Hannah Wynne one annuity or yearly sum of £100 during her life, and also reciting that the said John Gerrard, on or about the 24th of November1780, made and published his last will and testament and thereby devised unto his daughters, the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, all his estate and interest in the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, with such benefit of survivorship as therein mentioned.

And also reciting that by indented deed bearing date the 23rd of December 1780 the said John Gerrard did assign and make over unto Robert Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) in trust to permit and suffer, after payments of the rent and of the annuity of £100 to the said Hannah Gerrard, the issue male and female of the said John Gerrard on the body of the said Hannah Wynne to receive the rents, issues and profits of said lands as co-partners and tenants in common, share and share alike, and to the heirs of their respective bodies.

And also reciting that the said Robert Waller was then dead and that the said Mungo Henry Waller was his executor and personal representative.

And also reciting that by indenture dated the 4th of June 1800 the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard renewed the lease of the said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) with the Honorable William Leesam in whom the estate and interest of the said Robert, Earl of Belvedere became legally vested by adding the life of the said Maria Gerrard to the said term in the removal of the said John Gerrard, deceased, and reciting that the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard were all unmarried and that they attained their ages of 21 years, and that they being desirous of disposing of said lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?) had agreed to sell and convey to the said George Thompson for the considerations therein after mentioned.

The deed witnessed that the said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, for and in consideration of the sum of £2,000 to them in hand paid at or before the perfection of the said deed, and also in consideration of 5 shillings to the said Mungo H. Waller in hand paid, they, and each of them, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and make over to the said George Thompson, in his actual possession by virtue of a bargain to him made, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those the said parts of the said towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kilballbragh (?), situate in the county of Westmeath with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. To hold to the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural lives and life of the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard and Maria Gerrard, and the survivor of them, and for the lives of such other persons as shall forever be added thereto by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal in the original lease of said lands, contract subject, nevertheless, to the rents and covenants in the original lease mentioned.

The said Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard did covenant that they had good right, full power, and lawful and absolute authority to make the said conveyance to the said George Thompson, and that they did not do, commit or suffer to be done any act, matter or thing to charge or encumber the said lands, and present but that the same was freely discharged from all encumbrances whatsoever except said annuity of £100 payable to the said Hannah Wynne as herein before mentioned, and of the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, paying the rent and performing the covenants in the original lease thereof contained, might peacefully and quietly hold and enjoy the said lands and premises.

The memorial was executed, signed and sealed by Maria, Hannah and Elizabeth Gerrard, and witnessed by Thomas Thompson and Michael Reilly. It was registered on 18 May 1813.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film# 595086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187.

Martha Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Edward Gerrard1 d. 16 Apr 1866
Mother*Mary Anne Bennison1
Birth*Martha Gerrard was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married Joseph Wilton.1
(Married Daughter) Will5 April 1866Martha's father made his last will and testament on 5 April 1866 at Corglass, County Cavan. He identified himself as William Edward Gerrard of Corglass, parish of Kildrumsherdan, county of Cavan, sick of body, sound of mind and memory. He bequeathed one half of the rent from his townland of Balrathboyne (in the county of Meath), being the sum of £24, 4s, 6p, to his son Thomas W. Gerrard, and the other half of the rent from that townland, he bequeathed to his daughter Martha Wilton. He bequeathed the sum of 5 shillings to his daughter Eleanora Gerrard, an amount he thought would cover the cost and expenses of his sickness and funeral expense, and for paying his lawful debts, a half year's rent, the sum being £24, 4s, 6p, with any remaining after paying all bills to be divided between his legatees Thomas Gerrard and Martha Wilton. He nominated his son Thomas Gerrard and daughter Martha Wilton to both act as executors. The will was witnessed by his son-in-law, Joseph Wilton, and Andrew Brady.1

Family

Joseph Wilton

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, William Edward Gerrard will dated 5 April 1866. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.