John Vipont Gerrard1,2

b. 1831, d. 19 August 1915
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Charles Gerrard3
Birth*1831John Vipont Gerrard was born, as calculated from his reported age at death, about 1831 in County Cavan, Ireland.1,2
Marriage*17 April 1860He married Elizabeth Heyridge Buckley Walker of Portadown, County Armagh, daughter of Joseph Henry Walker Esq., M.D. and Elizabeth Hazel Rigg, on 17 April 1860 in Seagoe Church, Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland.4,5,6
Occupation*John was a farmer in Rossduff, County Waterford.1,2
(Husband) Death22 November 1906John became a widower when Elizabeth (Walker) Gerrard died on 22 November 1906.7,8
Death*19 August 1915He died a widower on 19 August 1915 in Rossduff, County Waterford, at age 84. His certified cause of death was described as Muscular Rheumatism of the neck and, for the previous three months, cardiac dilatation. John's son Charles, who resided in Rossduff, was present at his father's death.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Heyridge Buckley Walker b. 1834, d. 22 Nov 1906
Children1.John Henry Gerrard+9,10 b. 1863, d. 29 Oct 1902
2.Charles Packington Gerrard1,2 b. 1864, d. 8 Jun 1919
3.Bessie Heyridge Buckley Gerrard11,12

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, citing the Civil Records, www.irishgenealogy.ie, at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, John Vipont Gerrard, Registration of Death at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  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 Weekly Freeman's Journal, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 28 April 1860.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Weekly Freeman's Journal, April 28, 1860. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  6. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 20 April 1860, page 2. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  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 Civil Records, www.irishgenealogy.ie, at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Elizabeth Gerrard, Registration of Death at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  9. [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, www.irishgenealogy.ie at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  10. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, marriage of John Henry Gerrard and Violet Maud Wilson, https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  11. [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, www.irishgenealogy.ie, at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, marriage of Bessie Heyridge Buckley Gerrard and Andrew George Sloan, https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…

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).

Lillie Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Eliza Montserrat1
Birth*Lillie, identified as her father's eldest daughter, was born in County Dublin, Ireland.1
Marriage*18 January 1872She married Charles D. Allen M.D. on 18 January 1872 at Rathfarnham Church, County Dublin.1

Citations

  1. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 20 January 1872, page 1. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.

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 William 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.

Mary Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Mary was probably born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*1743She married William Fairtlough in 1743.1,2
(Daughter) Will3 October 1763Mary was named in the will of her father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath. Her husband and sons Oliver and Edward 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. [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.

Mary Gerrard1

b. 1793
Father*William Gerrard of Ardbraccan1 b. 1761
Mother*Jane ______1 b. 1766
Birth*1793Mary Gerrard was born about 1793 in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Mary appeared on the 1821 census in the household of her parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, She was 28 years of age.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.

Mary Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1
Mother*Mary Rochfort1
Birth*Mary Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Groom's Sister) Marriage Settlement2 March 1772Mary and her brother Thomas witnessed a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 2 March 1772 made between their father Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the first part, their brother 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.1

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.

Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father-Probable*Thomas Gerrard2
Relationship Note*Were William Gerrard and Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard of Dormstown in the county of Meath the children of one of the brothers, either Thomas Gerrard or William Gerrard of Dormstown? Are we on the right track?...

We know from her 1812 marriage settlement agreement that William and Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard were siblings. Although we don't yet know who their father was, we do have some clues to work with. Because they both resided at Dormstown, we are fairly certain they were the children of one of the brothers, either William Gerrard or Thomas Gerrard. Until we have more information, we have chosen Thomas as the more probable because of the clues we gathered about their family from her marriage settlement agreement.

A Thomas Gerrard of Chamberstown may have been another brother because he appeared in the agreement as an equal party with her brother William Gerrard. And also in her marriage settlement agreement, a second Thomas Gerrard, this one of Dormstown, signed as a witness. We're thinking he may have been their father -- or, just to make us crazy, maybe their father had been William, and he had died, and their Uncle Thomas signed as a witness to the agreement.

Input from descendants of this family would be very much appreciated...3,1
Birth*Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
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 1818.1
Marriage*before 15 August 1818She married Edward Gerrard before 15 August 1818.1

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: 1812; 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: 1810; Film# 535469, Volume 619, page 265, Deed Number 424741, image 145.
  3. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).

Mary Anne Gerrard1

b. 1784, d. 12 April 1868
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 13 Oct 1792
Mother*Jane Vipont1
Birth*1784Mary Anne Gerrard was born, as calculated from her reported age at death, about 1784 in County Meath, Ireland.1,2
(Grandchild) Administration18 December 1793When the estate of Mary's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, was granted administration on 18 December 1793, Mary's father had also died so Mary'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.3
(Minor Child) Deed Memorial10 November 1806Mary Anne 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
(Sister) Census Ireland 18211821Mary Anne appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of her brother, Thomas Gerrard, in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland. She was 25 years of age.4
Death*12 April 1868She died unmarried on 12 April 1868 at Bachelor's Hall, Rathfarnham, Dublin, the home of her nephew Samuel Gerrard. She was 84 years of age, and identified as the daughter of William Gerrard Esq. J.P., formerly of Liscartan Castle, County Meath.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: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News Letter, Wednesday Morning, April 15 1868, page 1. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.

Mary Anne Gerrard1

b. 1816, d. August 1843
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard2 b. 23 Jul 1782, d. 7 Feb 1868
Mother*Mary Ann Rotheram2 b. 1791
Birth*1816Mary Anne Gerrard was born about 1816 in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland.2
Name VariationHer name was also found in records as Marianne Gerrard.2
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Mary, enumerated as "Marianne" appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of her parents, Mary Ann and Thomas Gerrard, in Liscartan, County Meath. She was 5 years old.2
Marriage*21 September 1838She married, as his first wife, John Adams Esq., a Captain in the Royal Navy, son of Reverend Allen Noble Adams and Isabella Battersby, on 21 September 1838 in Ardbraccan, County Meath.3,1,4
Death*August 1843She died childless in August 1843 in Bettystown, County Meath, at age 27.4
Burial*25 August 1843She was interred on 25 August 1843 at Donaghpatrick, County Meath.4

Family

John Adams Esq. b. Feb 1793, d. 17 Dec 1866

Citations

  1. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Post, September 25, 1838, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  2. [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.
  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. [S1665] Benjamin William Adams and Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. The Adams family in Ireland, Scotland and England between 1214 and 1903. Includes index. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1903), pages 12-15, John Adams, Royal Navy, Rear Admiral of the White. Hereinafter cited as A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc.

Maynard Atkinson Gerrard1

b. 1901
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*John Henry Gerrard1 b. 1863, d. 29 Oct 1902
Mother*Violet Maude Wilson1 b. 20 Dec 1876
Birth*1901Maynard Atkinson Gerrard was born about 1901 in Kimberly, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.1
(Grandson) Census Ireland 19111911Maynard appeared on the 1911 census in the household of his grandparents, Georgiana and John Wilson Esq., at 33 Main Street, Longford No. 1 Urban, County Longford. He was 10 years old and a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S1672] Ireland Census 1911, online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of John and Georgiana Wilson, County Longford, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002908771/. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census 1911.

Minnie Annie Gerrard1

Probate*30 January 1897Probate of the will of Catherine Sophia (Gerrard) Osborne 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.1,2

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, presenting a scan of her 30 January probate information. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [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.

Rachel Gerrard1,2,3

d. 1818
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*Rachel Gerrard was born at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*1797She married Lieutenant John Knipe of the 50th Regiment in 1797.1,2,3
Death*1818She died in 1818.1,2,3

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).

Rebecca Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 11 Jan 1794
Mother*Anne Cosby2,3
(Grandchild) Will3 October 1763Rebecca was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.3
(Future Wife) Marriage Settlement2 April 1784 On 2 April 1784, Ralph Hinds of Mulhussey, County Meath, Esq. and his third son John Hinds of the first part, William Gerrard of Dormstown, in the County of Meath Esq. and his eldest daughter Rebecca Gerrard of the second part, Edward King of the City of Dublin Gentleman of the third part, and Ralph's fourth son Thomas Hinds of the City of Dublin Gentleman made a Memorial of Indentured Deed of Release. Reciting that a marriage was intended shortly to be solemnized between John Hinds and Rebecca Gerrard, Ralph Hinds did grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Edward King all that and those the town and lands of Mulhussey containing one hundred and six acres more or less and three acres of the lands of Milltown situate in the Barony of Deece and County of Meath with the rights, members and appurtenances to hold unto Edward King his heirs and assigns for and during the natural lives and life of John Smyth, second son of John Smyth of Violinstown in the County of Westmeath, and of Matthew Hinds and John Hinds, second and third sons of Ralph Hinds, and the lives and lives of them and for and during the life and lives of such person or persons from time to time entered in any renewal forever and forever thereafter interest that person, and immediately after the decease of John Hinds, that Rebecca Gerrard and her assigns should and might yearly during her life receive and take to her and there use one annuity of £100 to be issued out of and charged upon all and singularly the lands of T..... and Herede.... to be paid to Rebecca Gerrard and her assigns by two half yearly payments on every first day of May and first day of November, the first payment to be made on such of the said days as should next happen after the death of the said John Hinds, with a power for the said Rebecca to distrain (seize for payment of the debt). The deed was signed and sealed in the presence of Thomas Hinds of the City of Dublin Esq. and Christian Jordan who signed as the subscribing witness. The deed was registered on 03 April 1784.4
Marriage*April 1784She married John Hinds, son of Ralph Hinds and Esther Cannon, in April 1784.4
(Married Daughter) Will24 December 1788Rebecca 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.5,6
(Wife) Deathbefore 10 May 1794Rebecca became a widow when John Hinds died before 10 May 1794, the date his father wrote his will. John, who had previously been identified as his father's third son, was not mentioned in his father's will and John's brother Thomas, who had previously been identified as their father's fourth son, was described in the will as his third son. John's wife Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds had already been provided for by her father-in-law in her own marriage agreement. Additionally, Rebecca was identified as a widow in the marriage agreement between her sister Anne Gerrard and Michael Gibney dated 4 July 1794.7,8
(Widow) 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 1794.9
(Witness to Memorial) Deed Memorial30 May 1803Rebecca was a witness to a memorial of an indented deed dated 30 May 1803 made between her illegitimate half brother 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 1805.10
(Bride's Relative) Marriage Settlement26 August 1813Rebecca was identified as a trustee in a marriage settlement agreement for her niece Eleanora Anne Hinds dated 26 August 1813 between Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Ireland, Esq., together with Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd who were described as the wives of ______ Donnelly and James Rynd of Portlester and Ryndville, both in the County of Meath, respectively, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow, of the second part, Eleanora Anne Hinds, spinster, daughter of Sarah, of the third part, and Henry Potterton of the City of Dublin gentleman and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds of Newtown Hill in the County of Kildare, widow, of the fourth part.11
(Eldest Daughter) Deed Memorial29 April 1814Rebecca 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 1814.6

Family

John Hinds d. b 10 May 1794
Children1.Johanna Hinds5
2.Annabella Hinds12

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: 1784; Film number 531950; Volume 352; Page 567; Record number 240455. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, and Ann Cosby of the parish of St. Andrew, spinster, 13th December 1756. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1784; Film number 531950; Volume 352; Pages 567-568; Deed number 240455.
  5. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, William Gerrard, will dated 24 December 1788, probated 11 January 1794.
  6. [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.
  7. [S343] Ralph Hinds will (15 Apr 1794), Copy of the Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1805; Film# 535456, Volume 577, pages 47-48, Deed Number 384698, images 333-334.
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689.
  12. [S1402] Interviews and emails exchanged between Michael Walsh (Michael Walsh, The Great House, Llanddewi Rydderch, Monmouthshire, Wales NP79UY), and LHB, on various dates. LHB Computer Files (Summerlin, Nevada), email dated 29 June 2015, Wilson and Slator.

Roberta Lucinda Gerrard1

b. 1 April 1850, d. 1878
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Eliza Montserrat1
Birth*1 April 1850Roberta Lucinda Gerrard was born on 1 April 1850 in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland,1,2
Baptism16 May 1850 and was baptized on 16 May 1850 at the Clontarf Parish Church.2
Death*1878She died in 1878 at home in Bachelor's Hall, Rathfarnham, Dublin. She was 28 years of age.1,3
Burial*20 June 1878She was buried on 20 June 1878 in the Parish of St. George Cemetery, Dublin. Her burial record stated her age as 26.3

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, citing a suggestion from an unidentified source. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, baptism of Roberta Lucinda Gerrard, https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, burial of Roberta Gerrard at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…

Samuel Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Samuel was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's 1763 will as his eldest son.1,2,3,4
ResidenceFebruary 1739 In February 1739, Samuel lived in Donaghpatrick, County Meath.5
Marriage Settlement*9 February 1739A memorial of indented deeds of lease and release dated 08 and 9 February 1739, the deed of release made between Samuel Gerrard of Donaghpatrick in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the one part, and George Rochfort of Piercetown in the county of Westmeath, gentleman, and Mary Rochfort, daughter of the said George Rochfort, of the other part.

Reciting that whereas Hugh Wilton Esq., by indenture of lease bearing date the 7th of February then instant did demise and set unto the said Samuel Gerrard the town and lands thereinafter assigned for the three lives thereinafter named.

And further reciting that whereas a marriage by God and mission was intended to be had and solemnized by and between the said Samuel Gerrard and the said Mary Rochfort.

The said indenture did therefore witness that the said Samuel Gerrard, for and in consideration of the said intended marriage and of the sum of £500 sterling marriage portion of the said Mary Rochfort, and in order to make some provision for the said Mary in case she shall survive the said Samuel Gerrard, he the said Samuel Gerrard did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and make over to the said George Rochfort, in his actual possession then being by indenture bearing date the day last before the day of said release, and to his heirs, all that and those the town and lands of Paslicktown, containing by estimation 211 acres profitable land plantation measure, with the appurtenances then in the tenure and occupancy of the said Samuel Gerrard, situate, lying and being in the barony of Fartullagh and county of Westmeath, and all the estate right, title and interest whatsoever of the said Samuel Gerrard to the said premises by virtue of the said recited indenture of lease. To hold all and single the said assigned premises unto the said George Rochfort, his heirs and assigns, from thenceforth, for and during the natural lives and life of William Briggs, eldest son of Benjamin Briggs of Castletown in the county of Westmeath, the said Mary Rochfort and Samuel Gerrard, and the survivors and the survivor of them, upon special trust and confidence that the said George Rochfort, his heirs and assigns, do and shall permit and suffer the said Samuel Gerrard and his assigns to take the yearly rents, issues and profits of the said assigned premises during the term of his natural life. And, in case the said Mary Rochfort shall happen to survive the said Samuel Gerrard having issue by him living at the time of his death, then upon special trust and confidence that the said George Rochfort, his heirs and assigns, do permit and suffer the said Mary Rochfort and her assigns, to have and receive the yearly rents and profits thereof for and during the term of her natural life.

The deeds of lease and release were witnessed by John Rochfort of Piercetown in the county of Westmeath, gentleman, and Mary Bagnall, daughter to Timothy Bagnall, of Rathue (Rahugh?), in said county, gentleman. The memorial was executed, signed and sealed by George Rochfort, and witnessed by the said John Rochfort and the Reverend John Ross, clerk. It was registered on 14 June 1746.5
Marriage*before 14 June 1746He married Mary Rochfort of Piercetown, County Westmeath, daughter of George Rochfort and Elizabeth Moore Hamilton, before 14 June 1746, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.5
Residence*December 1756At the time of his brother William's marriage in December 1756, Samuel lived in Parcellstown, County Westmeath.6
(Groom's Brother) Deed Memorial13 December 1756Samuel was named as a trustee in a memorial deed bearing date 13 December 1756 made between Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, gentleman, sole executor of the last will and testament of his brother Samuel Gerrard, late of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., deceased, and the said Thomas is also the residual legatee of the said Samuel, of the first part, Thomas Cosby of Ballieborough, County Cavan, gentleman, and Samuel Gerrard of Parcellstown in the county of Westmeath, gentleman, of the second part, and William Gerrard, son of the said Thomas Gerrard, and Anne Cosby of the city of Dublin, spinster sister of the said Thomas Cosby, of the third part.

Reciting that Eleazer Edwards the younger of London, merchant, by lease therein mentioned did demise, lease and let to farm unto the said Samuel, deceased, all those two several parcels of land commonly called and known by the name of Tankardstown, County Meath, containing on the east part 219 acres Irish measure little more or less and on the west part 186 acres Irish measure little more or less and all those two several parcels of land called Castlemartin, land containing on the east part 92 acres Irish measure little more or less and all that parcel of land called Great Aganstown containing 7 and 20 acres Irish measure little more or less and all that parcel of land called Betaghstown containing 142 acres Irish measure little more or less, which said several parcels of lands contain in the whole and together by estimation 756 acres Irish plantation measure or 1,225 acres English statute measure or thereabouts according to a survey formerly taken thereof by Alexander Stewart by the order and appointment of the Fraternity of Drapers of the city of London all which said lands are situate lying and being in the Baronies of Kells and Navan in the county of east Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland with the appurtenances for the term and at the rent therein mentioned.

And also reciting that a marriage was intended to be had and solemnized between the said William Gerrard and the said Ann Cosby. And, by which said deed, the said Thomas Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign and make over unto their trustees, Ann Cosby's brother Thomas Cosby of Ballieborough, and William Gerrard's brother Samuel Gerrard of Parcellstown, all that and those the herein before mentioned lands and premises in and by the said recited indenture of lease demised with all appurtenances upon and under and subject to the several trusts, provisos, limitations and agreements therein mentioned.

The deed was signed and sealed by all parties, witnessed by Hugh Reilly and Robert Wallis, both of the city of Dublin, and registered on 14 December 1756.6
(Son) Will3 October 1763Samuel was named in the will of his father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.1
(Heir at Law) DeathNovember 1763Samuel, as eldest son, was Heir at Law and succeeded at Liscartan when his father died in November 1763.1
Deed Memorial*20 December 1771A memorial of an indented deed bearing date 20 December 1771 was made whereby Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq., executor of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, gentleman, deceased, for the consideration therein mentioned, demised unto Charles Vipont of Bellevue in the county of Dublin, Esq., all that and those the castles, towns and lands of Liscartan in the county of Meath, containing 430 acres more or less with the appurtenances.

To hold to the said Charles Vipont, his executors, administrators and assigns, from the 25th day of March next for the term of 20 years and 6 months at the yearly rent of one peppercorn payable on every Christmas subject to redemption on payment of the sum therein mentioned with interest.

Which said deed was duly executed by the parties thereto in the presence of, and witnessed by, Christopher Abbott and Robert Warren of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. The memorial was also duly executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard in the presence of the same witnesses, and registered on 23 December 1771.7
(Groom's Father) Marriage Settlement2 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 1773.8
Deed Memorial*10 June 1773A memorial of an indented deed dated 09 and 10 June 1773 was made between Samuel Gerrard, heir and executor of his father Thomas Gerrard, late of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, deceased, of the one part and Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the said county of Meath, gentleman and Samuel's brother, of the other part.

Whereby the said Samuel Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, bargained, sold and made over all his right title and interest of and in all that and those the castles, town and lands of Liscartan in the county of Meath containing 463 acres, 1 rood be the same more or less, together with all the houses, edifices, buildings, rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold to said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns for the remainder of the term granted by the lease under which the said Samuel Gerrard holds the said lands, subject nevertheless to the rent and covenants in the said lease mentioned which on the tenant or lessee's part are to be paid, done and performed.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by the said Samuel Gerrard in the presence of witnesses John Chamley and Christopher Abbot Jr., both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. The memorial was registered on 19 June 1773.9
Research Notes*10 June 1773The deed memorial of 09 and 10 June 1773 transferred Samuel's title of Heir at Law at Liscartan to his brother Thomas Gerrard of Martry, in effect bypassing Samuel's sons and moving the line of succession to Thomas and his male descendants.9
(Cousin) Relationship NoteSamuel was a 1st cousin 3 times removed of Thomas Gerrard Collins who would marry Bertha Madeline Frances Lambart, his wife Mary (Rochfort) Gerrard's 2nd great-grandniece, in 1903.10,11

Family

Mary Rochfort
Children1.John Gerrard+8 d. 24 Dec 1780
2.Mary Gerrard8
3.Thomas Gerrard+12
4.Samuel Gerrard12,13 b. 1751, d. 25 Dec 1833

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' third son. 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: 1746; Film# 461350, Volume 121, pages 463-464, deed number 83610, images 553-554. 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: 1756; Film# 461380, Volume 187, pages 5-6, deed number 123035.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1771; Film# 530914, Volume 281, pages 686-687, Deed Number 189262, image 363.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1773; Film# 531668, Volume 295, pages 354-355, deed number 196652, images 192-193.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1773; Film# 531671, Volume 298, page 84, Deed Number 196574, image 50.
  10. [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).
  11. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Rochfort of Westmeath, Volume II, page 1366.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.

Samuel Gerrard1

d. 14 May 1750
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard Esq.1 b. 1643, d. 14 Feb 1719
Mother*Elizabeth ______2,3,4
Birth*Samuel Gerrard was born in Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.2,4,3
Deed Memorial*22 July 1732A memorial of a deed indented, duly executed and bearing date 22 July 1732, was made between Elizabeth Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, widow and relict of Thomas Gerrard Esq., deceased, of the one part, and Samuel Gerrard of the same place, gentleman, son of the said Elizabeth Gerrard of the other part.

Reciting as therein is recited and witnessed that the said Elizabeth Gerrard, in pursuance and execution of an agreement in the said deed mentioned, and in consideration of his, the said Samuel Gerrard's undertaking to maintain, find and provide meat, drink, washing clothing and lodging for the said Elizabeth Gerrard at his own expenses during her natural life, and the payment of £100 sterling after her death unto such person or persons and in such manner as she, by her last will shall direct, and in further consideration of the love and affection which she bore unto the said Samuel, her son, and for other good and valuable causes her thereunto moving and in consideration of the sum of £1, 10s to her paid by the said Samuel, the said Elizabeth Gerrard did give, grant, bargain, sell, assign demise and set over to the said Samuel, all and singular the lands of Gibbstown, Troystown and Donaghpatrick with the impropriate tithes of the parish of Donaghpatrick, devised to her in and by the last will and testament of Thomas Gerrard, her late husband, deceased, on the said deed recited with all the stock of the said farms, corn, horses, sheep, cows and other smaller sorts of cattle, and all the household goods, both within and without, doors, plate, brass, pewter, beds and all other goods and chattels devised to her or unto which she became entitled in and by her said husband's last will, or as executrix to the same, will all rents payable by her son Thomas Gerrard in the said will mentioned, and arrears of rent, interest income and produce profit, and advantage obtained, received or granted by the said farms, tithes, goods and chattels since the death of her husband the said Thomas Gerrard with the leases of the said lands of Gibbstown, Troystown and Donaghpatrick and the said impropriate tithes of the parish of Donaghpatrick, and all her right, and all her right and interest in and to the said lands and premises.

To hold all and singular the said rents, tithes and premises with their appurtenances, unto the said Samuel Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns for and during the residue and remainder of the several terms of years of them respectively granted and then to come and unexpired. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Samuel Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns, and as his and their goods and chattels forever.

Which said deed was signed and sealed by both parties and witnessed by William Peters of Peterville in the county of Meath, Esq. and Martin Tucker of Rosteen in the same county, gentleman. The memorial was registered on 28 June 1733.5
Relationship Note*1740Samuel Gerrard of Gibbstown was a friend of Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. In 1740, Samuel visited London and Bath and was given a clandestine packet containing a printed version of Swift's letters, including those to and from Alexander Pope which were then published in 1741 by George Faulkner. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is thought by many to have been the most important English poet of the 18th century, as well as an essayist, satirist, and critic. Many of his sayings are still quoted today. Two letters from Alexander Pope to Samuel Gerrard still (2004) survive concerning the affair.6,7,4,2,3
Will*18 October 1749Samuel wrote his will dated 18 October 1749 at Clongill, County Meath,2,4,3
Residence* and later that month was of Gibbstown.8
Deed Memorial*27 October 1749A memorial of a lease dated 27 October 1749 whereby Eleazer Edwards the younger of London, merchant, did demise unto Samuel Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland all those two several parcels of land commonly called and known by the name of Tankardstown, containing on the east part 219 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and on the west part 186 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and all those two several parcels of land called Castlemartin land, containing on the east part 92 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and on the west part 90 acres, little more or less, and all that parcel of land called Great Addanstown containing 7 and 20 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and all that parcel of land called Betaghstown containing 142 acres Irish measure, little more or less. Which said several parcels of land do contain in the whole and together, by estimation, 756 acres Irish plantation measure or 1,225 English statue measure or thereabouts, according to a survey formerly taken thereof by Alexander Stewart by order and appointment of the Fraternity of Drapers of the city of London. All which said lands are situate, lying and being in the baronies of Kells and Navan in the county of east Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland. And all messuages, tenement houses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, cottages and all other erections whatsoever now standing and being in and upon and of right belonging to the said premises or any part thereof, together with all mills, wares, fishings, fowlings, waters, water courses, and all other profits, commodities, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby demised, belonging or in any wise appertaining.

To hold from the first day of May before the date thereof for 46 years at the yearly rent of £260 without any deduction except for land tax.

In which lease is contained a covenant for executing a lease or grant of the premises to the said Samuel Gerrard, his executors, administrators or assigns, in case the said Eleazer Edwards, his executors or administrators shall, during the continuance of that lease, purchase, obtain or take a further grant or lease from The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Fraternity of Drapers, their successors or assigns, for all such further term, estate or interest so to be purchased or obtained one year only excepted at the same rent and covenants as are in said lease contained.

The lease was witnessed by Samuel Purlement of the city of Bath, gentleman, and Bartholomew Hall of Clongill, Meath, and the memorial was witnessed by the said Bartholomew Hall and Michael Argent of the city of Dublin, gentleman. Samuel's brother Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan signed and sealed the memorial in the presence of Bartholomew Hall and Michael Argent, and the within named Bartholomew Hall gave his oath that he saw the lease of which the within is a memorial executed by the party thereto and saw the within memorial signed and sealed by Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, brother and sole executor of the within named Samuel Gerrard, deceased. The memorial was registered on 26 May 1750.8
Death*14 May 1750Samuel had died without issue on 14 May 1750. His will was proved on 26 May 1750.2,4,3
(Brother) Will3 October 1763Samuel was mentioned in the will of his brother, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.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. [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.
  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, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  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: 1733; Film# 461339, Volume 73, pages 309-310, Deed Number 51186, images 172-173. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S1680] Pat Rogers, The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2004), page 137. Hereinafter cited as The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia.
  7. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, The Very Reverend Jonathan Swift, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Swift. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1750; Film# 560264, Volume 139, pages 446-447, Deed Number 94944, images 426-547.

Samuel Gerrard1,2,3

b. 6 July 1777, d. September 1818
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*6 July 1777Samuel Gerrard was born on 6 July 1777 at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland,1,2,3
Death*September 1818 and died unmarried in September 1818 at age 41.1,2,3

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).

Samuel Gerrard1

b. 1814, d. 22 April 1882
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*1814Samuel Gerrard was born about 1814 in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821Samuel appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents, Mary Ann and Thomas Gerrard, in Liscartan, County Meath. He was 7 years old.1
Marriage*11 April 1838He married Hannah Eliza Montserrat of Bay View, County Dublin, daughter of William Dean Montserrat Esq., on 11 April 1838 at St. Thomas's Church, Dublin.2,3
Residence1847Samuel was listed in the Dublin Almanac and General Register of 1847. He was a solicitor at 2 Vernon Parade, Clontarf Strand, Dublin, and 84 Upper Gardiner Street.2,4
Residence*His family later lived at Bachelor's Hall, Rathfarnham, Dublin.5
(Son) Death7 February 1868Samuel's father died at Samuel's home on 7 February 1868.6,7
(Nephew) Death12 April 1868His father's sister, Mary Anne Gerrard, died at Samuel's home two months later on 12 April 1868.8
Occupation*Samuel was a solicitor.9,10,4
Illness*For several months, Samuel suffered from chronic bronchitis and emphysema10
Death*22 April 1882 and died at the age of 68 on 22 April 1882 at 86 Lower Baggot Street, County Dublin, the home of his son John N. Gerrard who was present at his death.10,9
Burial*25 April 1882He was buried on 25 April 1882 in the Parish of St. George Cemetery, Dublin.11
Probate*28 June 1882The probate of his will was granted to his widow Hannah Elizabeth Gerrard, also of Bachelor's Hall, as sole executrix, and proved at the Principal Registry on 28 June 1882. Samuel's probate papers gave his place of death as Bachelor's Hall, his home. He was described as being formerly of Blessington Street, Dublin, late of Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, and then of Bachelor's Hall, Rathfarnham, County Dublin. £1,696, 14s, 1d was the value of his effects.9

Family

Hannah Eliza Montserrat
Children1.Thomas Gerrard12 b. 19 Jul 1840
2.Samuel William Gerrard13 b. 1841, d. 29 Dec 1869
3.John Netterville Gerrard14 b. 1843, d. 3 Dec 1891
4.Lillie Gerrard15
5.Hannah Annette Gerrard16 b. 7 Jun 1845, d. Sep 1845
6.Edward Rotheram Gerrard+16 b. 1846, d. 3 Feb 1880
7.Isabella Gerrard17 b. Sep 1846, d. Oct 1846
8.Arthur Staples Gerrard18 b. 19 Oct 1847
9.Elizabeth Hannah Gerrard16 b. 17 Nov 1848
10.Roberta Lucinda Gerrard16 b. 1 Apr 1850, d. 1878
11.Child Gerrard19 b. 1856

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. [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."
  3. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Post, April 12, 1838. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  4. [S1666] The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland, for the year of our Lord 1847, being the tenth year of the reign of her present majesty Victoria, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Dublin, Ireland: Pettigrew and Oulton, 1847), page 499. Hereinafter cited as The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland, 1847.
  5. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast Newsletter, Monday, 10 February 1868, page 1. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  6. [S1662] The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast Newsletter, Monday, 10 February 1868, page 1, reporting his age as 86.
  7. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Thomas Gerrard, date of death 7 February 1868 in Dublin. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  8. [S1662] The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News Letter, Wednesday Morning, April 15 1868, page 1.
  9. [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/…
  10. [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.
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, burial of Samuel Gerrard of Rathfarnham at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  12. [S1662] The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 12 October 1869, page 1.
  13. [S1662] The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 5 February 1870, page 1.
  14. [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.
  15. [S1662] The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 20 January 1872, page 1.
  16. [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 suggestion from an unidentified source.
  17. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, burial of Isabella Gerrard at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  18. [S1662] The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 9 December 1873, page 1.
  19. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, burial of an unnamed child of Samuel Gerrard of Rathfarnham at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…

Samuel Gerrard1

b. 1751, d. 25 December 1833
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard2,1
Mother*Mary Rochfort2,1
Birth*1751Samuel Gerrard was born, as calculated from his reported age at death, about 1751 in County Meath, Ireland.1,3
Residence*Samuel lived in Dunleer, County Louth.1
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 1803.1
(Uncle) Deed MemorialMay 1813John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard were named as the three lives in the deed agreement their father made with John as a part of his marriage settlement agreement. After John's death, John's daughter Maria became the third life with Thomas and Samuel, as confirmed in a memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated May 1813 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
(Uncle) Marriage Settlement7 September 1816Samuel was one of two trustees named in a memorial of indented deeds of lease and release dated 6 and 7 September 1816 respectively made between the Honorable Martha Wingfield of the city of Dublin in Ireland, spinster, of the first part, James MacCormick of the same city, Esq., of the second part, Thomas Gerrard of Tallyho, County Westmeath, in Ireland, Esq., of the third part, Samuel Gerrard of the same place, Esq., the only son of the said Thomas Gerrard of the fourth part, Thomas Leversage Fowler of Pendeford in the parish of Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England, Esq., of the fifth part, Elizabeth Fowler of Pendeford aforesaid, spinster, eldest daughter of the said Thomas Leversage Fowler by his late wife Harriett, of the sixth part, and Edward John Littleton of Teddesley Hall in Staffordshire, England, Esq., and the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Clonmore in the county of Louth, Ireland, of the seventh part.

The memorial is complicated and mentions several other people in addition to the parties involved in its development and execution. Samuel Gerrard and John Gerrard, both deceased, were the father and older brother, respectively, of Thomas Gerrard of the third part, and Samuel the father was a brother-in law of Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere, also deceased. George Rochfort, the 2nd Earl of Belvedere and also deceased, was the son of Robert Rochfort and a first cousin to Thomas Gerrard and nephew to Samuel Gerrard the father. John Rochfort Esq. was a second cousin to Thomas Gerrard, being the grandson of the brother of Thomas Gerrard's maternal grandfather. Tompson Lyons and James Callentine were tenants on part of the lands of Paslicktown in the county of Westmeath, and John Bagnell and John Lewis were each mentioned as being one of the lives, or cestui que vies on different lease agreements. The memorial began:

Reciting among other things, indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 30th and 31st of March 1767, and registered the (date left blank) in (Book, page and deed number left blank), being a lease from Samuel Gerrard, father of the said Thomas Gerrard, to his brother-in-law, the Honorable Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere, of part of the lands of Paslicktown, County Westmeath, for three lives with a covenant for perpetual renewal at the yearly rent of £34, 19s, 8.5p.

And reciting that under an intermediate conveyance, and ultimately certain indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 27th and 28th of December 1810 and registered the 4th day of September 1807 (which doesn't make sense) in Book 627, Page 49 and No. 433862, the said Thomas Gerrard became entitled to the demised lands and premises for all said estate of the said Robert Rochfort therein.

And reciting indentures of lease and release dated the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777 and registered the 3rd day of May 1780 in Book 334, Page 315 and No. 223478, being a lease from the said Samuel Gerrard the father, to the said Thomas Gerrard on part of the lands of Paslicktown, County Westmeath, for three lives with a covenant for perpetual renewal at the yearly rent of £86.

And reciting indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 31st day of September 1810 and the 1st day of January 1811 and registered the 7th day of February in the year 1811 in Book 633, Page 263 and No. 433982, being a mortgage from the said Thomas Gerrard to the said Martha Wingfield of the premises comprised in both the aforesaid leases for securing the sum of £1,300 and interest.

And reciting among other things, indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 20th and 21st of September 1815 and registered the same 21st day of September in Book 693, Page 344 and No. 476076, being a second mortgage of all the aforesaid premises from the said Thomas Gerrard to the said James MacCormick for securing the sum of £190 and interest.

And reciting indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 28th and 29th of April 1786 and registered the (date left blank) in (Book, page and Deed number left blank), being a lease from their cousin, George Rochfort, the late Earl of Belvedere, to the said Thomas Gerrard and John Rochfort Esq. of the town and lands of Boherquill in County Westmeath for three lives at the yearly rent of £122, 17s together with 6s in the pound as receivers fees.

And reciting an indenture dated the 29th of October then last and registered the (date left blank) in (Book, page and deed number left blank), being a deed of partition between the said Thomas Gerrard and John Rochfort of the said town and lands of Boherquill under which 118 acres of the same lands were allotted to the said Thomas Gerrard in severalty and the yearly rent of £684, 3s, and £1, 14s in receivers fees were approved in respect of the same allotment.

And reciting an intended marriage of the said Samuel Gerrard the son, party thereto, and Elizabeth Fowler, and showing the fortune to which the said Elizabeth Fowler was entitled consisting of the sum of £6,666, 17s in 3 percent consolidated bank annuities, and an expected portion of £833, 6s, 8p, being 1/6 part of the several sums of £3,000, £1,000 and £1,000 with benefit of survivorship on contingencies on her father and mother's marriage settlement, and a deed of appointment in exercise of a power therein contained and bearing date the day next before the day of the date of the release now memorialized, and a sum of £2,000 agreed to be secured as another portion for her benefit by the bond of her father the said Thomas Leversage Fowler, to be paid within 12 calendar months after his decease.

And reciting that upon the treaty of the said then intended marriage, the said Thomas Gerrard agreed to convey and assure the life-hold lands and premises to which he was entitled under the several therein recited indentures, to and upon the uses and trusts and with the parties therein after declared and contained thereof, for the several benefits for himself and the said Samuel Gerrard the son and Elizabeth Fowler and the issue of the said then intended marriage, and that he also agreed to assign several debts or sums of money due to him from different persons by judgments entered separately in His Majesty's Courts of Record in Ireland, or some of them, unto trustees, the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, upon the trusts therein after declared thereof by way of indemnity as therein, and no part hereinafter mentioned.

It is by the now memorialized indenture of release witnessed that in pursuance of the therein recited agreements, and in consideration of the sum of £1,300 to the said Martha Wingfield and of the sum of £190 to the said James MacCormick, paid by or by the direction of the said Elizabeth Fowler out of part of her fortune as therein mentioned, with the privity and consent of the said Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard the son, testified as therein expressed in discharge of the like sums secured to them respectively on mortgages of the premises severally comprised in the said indentures of the 30 and 31 days of March 1767 and the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777.

And also in consideration of the said then intended marriage between the said Samuel Gerrard the son and Elizabeth Fowler, and of the residue of her fortune so disposed and agreed to be disposed of as therein mentioned, and for the nominal consideration of 10 shillings to the said Martha Wingfield and James MacCormick at the request and by the direction of the said Thomas Gerrard testified as therein presented, he did bargain, sell and release, and the said Thomas Gerrard did grant, release and confirm unto the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, in their actual possession by virtue of the now memorialized deed of lease, and their executors and administrators, all that and those the different parts of the town and lands of Paslicktown, situate and being in the barony of Fartullagh in the county of Westmeath aforesaid, comprised in the several indentures of the 30 and 31 of March 1767 and the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777 together with the capital messuage or Mansion House and the offices thereto called Tallyho House erected on part of the lands comprised in the same indentures, and all other erections and buildings thereon, and also all that, the aforesaid part of the said lands of Boherquill, containing 118 acres plantation measure more or less which was conveyed or allotted in severalty by the said indenture of the 29 day of October then last to the said Thomas Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, as his and their several proportion of the town, land and other premises comprised on the said indenture of the 28th and 29th day of April 1786, all which said town, land and other premises thereby released were then in the several occupations of the said Thomas Gerrard, Tompson Lyons and James Callentine or their respective under-tenants, with the appurtenants thereto belonging.

To hold the town, lands and other premises thereby released unto the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, their executors, administrators and assigns from thenceforth in the manner following, that is to say, to hold all such parts of the same premises as were comprised in the said indentures of lease and release of the 30 and 31 days of March 1767 for the lives and life of his present Majesty King George III, the then cestui que vies under the same indentures, and for all such other lives and life, terms, estates and interest for which the same premises might be thereafter granted by virtue of or under the covenant in the same indenture of release contained for renewal, or any tenant right or benefit of renewal whatsoever, under and subject nevertheless to the payment from thenceforth of the yearly rent of £34, 19s, 8.5p reserved by the same indenture.

And to hold the performance and observance of the covenants, provisions and agreements therein contained on the lessee or tenants part to be performed and observed as to all such parts of the premises thereby released as were comprised in the said indentures of lease and release of the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777, for the lives and life of John Lewis and John Rochfort, the then cestui que vies under the same indentures, and the survivor of them, and for all such other lives and life, term, estate and interest for which the same premises might be thereafter granted by virtue of or under the covenant in the same indenture of release contained for renewal or any tenant right or benefit of renewal whatsoever under and subject nevertheless from thenceforth of the yearly rent of £86 reserved by the same indenture and to the performance and observance of the covenants, provisions and agreements therein contained on the lessees or tenants part to be performed and observed and as to all such parts of the premises thereby released as were comprised in the said indentures of lease and release of the 28th and 29th days of April 1786 and in the said indenture of the 29th day of October then last for the lives and life of John Rochfort, Samuel Gerrard the son, and John Bagnell, the cestui que vies named in the said indenture of the 29th day of April 1786 and the survivors and survivor of them and for any other term which might be thereafter granted therein under any tenant right or favor whatsoever, under and subject nevertheless to the payment from thenceforth of the apportioned yearly rent of £68, 4s, 3p and £1, 14s receivers fees, part of the said yearly rent of £122, 17s and receivers fees reserved by the said last mentioned indenture.

And to hold the performance and observance of the covenants, provisions and agreements contained on the lessee or tenants part to be performed and observed as far as respect to such of the premises thereby granted as were in the now memorialized indenture comprised and as to all and singular the town, lands and other premises thereby released so severally subject as aforesaid to and upon the several uses and trusts and with and subject to the powers and provisions therein and in part herein mentioned, that is to say to the use of the said Thomas Gerrard and his heirs until the said intended marriage should take effect but subject until that event to the said mortgage debts or principal sums of £1,300 and £190 on part of the same premises and thereby advanced and satisfied out of the fortune of the said Elizabeth Fowler as aforesaid and the interest thereof respectively for the benefit of the said Elizabeth Fowler and from and immediately after the solemnization of the said then intended marriage and freed and wholly discharged of and from the same mortgage debts or principal sums and all interest and arrears of interest thereof to upon and for the several uses trusts, intents and purposes and with and subject to the several powers and provisions therein declared and contained of and concerning the same for the several benefits of the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard the son, and Elizabeth Fowler and the issue of the said then intended marriage.

And it is by the now memorialized indenture of lease also witnessed that in further pursuance of the said recited agreements on the part of the said Thomas Gerrard, and in consideration of the said then intended marriage, and for other the considerations thereinafter expressed, the said Thomas Gerrard did covenant with the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, their executors, administrators and assigns, in case the said then intended marriage should take effect, then within three calendar months after the solemnization thereof, at his own expense, to assign and assure as well the said several therein before recited judgment debts entered of record in Ireland against the said Samuel Gerrard the father, and his eldest son John Gerrard, brother of Thomas Gerrard, and each of them for the several sums of money then vested in or otherwise payable to him the said Thomas Gerrard and therein before recited of all which several judgments thereby covenanted to be assigned proper memorials are intended to be enrolled immediately after the execution of such respective assignments thereof, and all monies due and owing thereon respectively and all powers and remedies for the same unto the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, their executors, administrators and assigns, upon the trusts therein declared thereof as indemnity in the first place unto the said town, lands and other premises respectively comprised in the said several indentures of lease and release of the 30th and 31st days of March 1767 and the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777 and to the person and persons for the time being beneficially entitled under the trusts and powers therein before contained in respect of the same, of and for the payment of the said several yearly rents of £34, 19s, 8.5p and £86 reserved by the same several indentures of release and each of them, and all powers and remedies given for the recovery thereof or any part thereof respectively, and all costs and expenses to be incurred on account of the same, or any of them, or any non payments thereon respectively, and in the next place unto the lands and other premises conveyed or released in severalty to the said Thomas Gerrard his heirs and assigns by the same indenture of the 29th day of October then last and thereby released, and to the person and persons for the time being beneficially entitled thereto as aforesaid in respect of the same of and from the defects and imperfections in the said indenture of the 29th day of April 1786, or in the said partition made by the same indenture of the 29th day of October then last of the premises therein comprised, or by reason of the conveyance thereby made of the last mentioned premises, or any inability to dispose thereof, or any inability to dispose hereof, or any other infirmary of settle in the same premises or any of them, and of and from all actions or suit, cause or causes of actions or suit, evictions, interruptions, costs, charges, damages and expenses, claims and demands whatsoever, of or by the owner or owners for the time being of the revision and inheritance of the last mentioned premises on account of any such defects, imperfections, inabilities or infirmary and subject thereto in trust for the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns, which said indenture of release now memorialized contained other covenants and clauses and the same as to the execution thereof by the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard the son, Thomas Leversage Fowler, Elizabeth Fowler, and also this memorial as the execution thereof by the said Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard the son.

The several agreements were each signed and sealed in England by the appropriate parties and witnessed by James Holyoake of Tettenhall, Staffordshire, attorney, William Thacker of Penn, Staffordshire, attorney-at-law, and Elizabeth Moore, servant to the said Thomas Leversage Fowler, and which said deed and the memorial as to the execution by Samuel Gerrard, clerk, was witnessed by James Dunn of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and Charles James Howard, clerk to the said James. It was registered on 06 May 1817.4
Death*25 December 1833The Reverend Samuel Gerrard, Rector of Clonmore, County Louth, died on 25 December 1833 at age 82.3

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.
  3. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 7 January 1834, page 3. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1817, Film# 463934, Volume 714, pages 574-A-574-E, Deed number 488909, images 532-534.

Samuel Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1
Military Service*Before his marriage, Samuel had served in the 3rd (or the King's own) Regiment of the Dragoons.2
Marriage Settlement*7 September 1816A memorial of indented deeds of lease and release dated 6 and 7 September 1816 respectively were made between the Honorable Martha Wingfield of the city of Dublin in Ireland, spinster, of the first part, James MacCormick of the same city, Esq., of the second part, Thomas Gerrard of Tallyho, County Westmeath, in Ireland, Esq., of the third part, Samuel Gerrard of the same place, Esq., the only son of the said Thomas Gerrard of the fourth part, Thomas Leversage Fowler of Pendeford in the parish of Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England, Esq., of the fifth part, Elizabeth Fowler of Pendeford aforesaid, spinster, eldest daughter of the said Thomas Leversage Fowler by his late wife Harriett, of the sixth part, and Edward John Littleton of Teddesley Hall in Staffordshire, England, Esq., and the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Clonmore in the county of Louth, Ireland, of the seventh part.

The memorial is complicated and mentions several other people in addition to the parties involved in its development and execution. Samuel Gerrard and John Gerrard, both deceased, were the father and older brother, respectively, of Thomas Gerrard of the third part, and Samuel the father was a brother-in law of Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere, also deceased. George Rochfort, the 2nd Earl of Belvedere and also deceased, was the son of Robert Rochfort and a first cousin to Thomas Gerrard and nephew to Samuel Gerrard the father. John Rochfort Esq. was a second cousin to Thomas Gerrard, being the grandson of the brother of Thomas Gerrard's maternal grandfather. Tompson Lyons and James Callentine were tenants on part of the lands of Paslicktown in the county of Westmeath, and John Bagnell and John Lewis were each mentioned as being one of the lives, or cestui que vies on different lease agreements. The memorial began:

Reciting among other things, indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 30th and 31st of March 1767, and registered the (date left blank) in (Book, page and deed number left blank), being a lease from Samuel Gerrard, father of the said Thomas Gerrard, to his brother-in-law, the Honorable Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere, of part of the lands of Paslicktown, County Westmeath, for three lives with a covenant for perpetual renewal at the yearly rent of £34, 19s, 8.5p.

And reciting that under an intermediate conveyance, and ultimately certain indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 27th and 28th of December 1810 and registered the 4th day of September 1807 (which doesn't make sense) in Book 627, Page 49 and No. 433862, the said Thomas Gerrard became entitled to the demised lands and premises for all said estate of the said Robert Rochfort therein.

And reciting indentures of lease and release dated the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777 and registered the 3rd day of May 1780 in Book 334, Page 315 and No. 223478, being a lease from the said Samuel Gerrard the father, to the said Thomas Gerrard on part of the lands of Paslicktown, County Westmeath, for three lives with a covenant for perpetual renewal at the yearly rent of £86.

And reciting indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 31st day of September 1810 and the 1st day of January 1811 and registered the 7th day of February in the year 1811 in Book 633, Page 263 and No. 433982, being a mortgage from the said Thomas Gerrard to the said Martha Wingfield of the premises comprised in both the aforesaid leases for securing the sum of £1,300 and interest.

And reciting among other things, indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 20th and 21st of September 1815 and registered the same 21st day of September in Book 693, Page 344 and No. 476076, being a second mortgage of all the aforesaid premises from the said Thomas Gerrard to the said James MacCormick for securing the sum of £190 and interest.

And reciting indentures of lease and release dated respectively the 28th and 29th of April 1786 and registered the (date left blank) in (Book, page and Deed number left blank), being a lease from their cousin, George Rochfort, the late Earl of Belvedere, to the said Thomas Gerrard and John Rochfort Esq. of the town and lands of Boherquill in County Westmeath for three lives at the yearly rent of £122, 17s together with 6s in the pound as receivers fees.

And reciting an indenture dated the 29th of October then last and registered the (date left blank) in (Book, page and deed number left blank), being a deed of partition between the said Thomas Gerrard and John Rochfort of the said town and lands of Boherquill under which 118 acres of the same lands were allotted to the said Thomas Gerrard in severalty and the yearly rent of £684, 3s, and £1, 14s in receivers fees were approved in respect of the same allotment.

And reciting an intended marriage of the said Samuel Gerrard the son, party thereto, and Elizabeth Fowler, and showing the fortune to which the said Elizabeth Fowler was entitled consisting of the sum of £6,666, 17s in 3 percent consolidated bank annuities, and an expected portion of £833, 6s, 8p, being 1/6 part of the several sums of £3,000, £1,000 and £1,000 with benefit of survivorship on contingencies on her father and mother's marriage settlement, and a deed of appointment in exercise of a power therein contained and bearing date the day next before the day of the date of the release now memorialized, and a sum of £2,000 agreed to be secured as another portion for her benefit by the bond of her father the said Thomas Leversage Fowler, to be paid within 12 calendar months after his decease.

And reciting that upon the treaty of the said then intended marriage, the said Thomas Gerrard agreed to convey and assure the life-hold lands and premises to which he was entitled under the several therein recited indentures, to and upon the uses and trusts and with the parties therein after declared and contained thereof, for the several benefits for himself and the said Samuel Gerrard the son and Elizabeth Fowler and the issue of the said then intended marriage, and that he also agreed to assign several debts or sums of money due to him from different persons by judgments entered separately in His Majesty's Courts of Record in Ireland, or some of them, unto trustees, the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, upon the trusts therein after declared thereof by way of indemnity as therein, and no part hereinafter mentioned.

It is by the now memorialized indenture of release witnessed that in pursuance of the therein recited agreements, and in consideration of the sum of £1,300 to the said Martha Wingfield and of the sum of £190 to the said James MacCormick, paid by or by the direction of the said Elizabeth Fowler out of part of her fortune as therein mentioned, with the privity and consent of the said Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard the son, testified as therein expressed in discharge of the like sums secured to them respectively on mortgages of the premises severally comprised in the said indentures of the 30 and 31 days of March 1767 and the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777.

And also in consideration of the said then intended marriage between the said Samuel Gerrard the son and Elizabeth Fowler, and of the residue of her fortune so disposed and agreed to be disposed of as therein mentioned, and for the nominal consideration of 10 shillings to the said Martha Wingfield and James MacCormick at the request and by the direction of the said Thomas Gerrard testified as therein presented, he did bargain, sell and release, and the said Thomas Gerrard did grant, release and confirm unto the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, in their actual possession by virtue of the now memorialized deed of lease, and their executors and administrators, all that and those the different parts of the town and lands of Paslicktown, situate and being in the barony of Fartullagh in the county of Westmeath aforesaid, comprised in the several indentures of the 30 and 31 of March 1767 and the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777 together with the capital messuage or Mansion House and the offices thereto called Tallyho House erected on part of the lands comprised in the same indentures, and all other erections and buildings thereon, and also all that, the aforesaid part of the said lands of Boherquill, containing 118 acres plantation measure more or less which was conveyed or allotted in severalty by the said indenture of the 29 day of October then last to the said Thomas Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, as his and their several proportion of the town, land and other premises comprised on the said indenture of the 28th and 29th day of April 1786, all which said town, land and other premises thereby released were then in the several occupations of the said Thomas Gerrard, Tompson Lyons and James Callentine or their respective under-tenants, with the appurtenants thereto belonging.

To hold the town, lands and other premises thereby released unto the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, their executors, administrators and assigns from thenceforth in the manner following, that is to say, to hold all such parts of the same premises as were comprised in the said indentures of lease and release of the 30 and 31 days of March 1767 for the lives and life of his present Majesty King George III, the then cestui que vies under the same indentures, and for all such other lives and life, terms, estates and interest for which the same premises might be thereafter granted by virtue of or under the covenant in the same indenture of release contained for renewal, or any tenant right or benefit of renewal whatsoever, under and subject nevertheless to the payment from thenceforth of the yearly rent of £34, 19s, 8.5p reserved by the same indenture.

And to hold the performance and observance of the covenants, provisions and agreements therein contained on the lessee or tenants part to be performed and observed as to all such parts of the premises thereby released as were comprised in the said indentures of lease and release of the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777, for the lives and life of John Lewis and John Rochfort, the then cestui que vies under the same indentures, and the survivor of them, and for all such other lives and life, term, estate and interest for which the same premises might be thereafter granted by virtue of or under the covenant in the same indenture of release contained for renewal or any tenant right or benefit of renewal whatsoever under and subject nevertheless from thenceforth of the yearly rent of £86 reserved by the same indenture and to the performance and observance of the covenants, provisions and agreements therein contained on the lessees or tenants part to be performed and observed and as to all such parts of the premises thereby released as were comprised in the said indentures of lease and release of the 28th and 29th days of April 1786 and in the said indenture of the 29th day of October then last for the lives and life of John Rochfort, Samuel Gerrard the son, and John Bagnell, the cestui que vies named in the said indenture of the 29th day of April 1786 and the survivors and survivor of them and for any other term which might be thereafter granted therein under any tenant right or favor whatsoever, under and subject nevertheless to the payment from thenceforth of the apportioned yearly rent of £68, 4s, 3p and £1, 14s receivers fees, part of the said yearly rent of £122, 17s and receivers fees reserved by the said last mentioned indenture.

And to hold the performance and observance of the covenants, provisions and agreements contained on the lessee or tenants part to be performed and observed as far as respect to such of the premises thereby granted as were in the now memorialized indenture comprised and as to all and singular the town, lands and other premises thereby released so severally subject as aforesaid to and upon the several uses and trusts and with and subject to the powers and provisions therein and in part herein mentioned, that is to say to the use of the said Thomas Gerrard and his heirs until the said intended marriage should take effect but subject until that event to the said mortgage debts or principal sums of £1,300 and £190 on part of the same premises and thereby advanced and satisfied out of the fortune of the said Elizabeth Fowler as aforesaid and the interest thereof respectively for the benefit of the said Elizabeth Fowler and from and immediately after the solemnization of the said then intended marriage and freed and wholly discharged of and from the same mortgage debts or principal sums and all interest and arrears of interest thereof to upon and for the several uses trusts, intents and purposes and with and subject to the several powers and provisions therein declared and contained of and concerning the same for the several benefits of the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard the son, and Elizabeth Fowler and the issue of the said then intended marriage.

And it is by the now memorialized indenture of lease also witnessed that in further pursuance of the said recited agreements on the part of the said Thomas Gerrard, and in consideration of the said then intended marriage, and for other the considerations thereinafter expressed, the said Thomas Gerrard did covenant with the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, their executors, administrators and assigns, in case the said then intended marriage should take effect, then within three calendar months after the solemnization thereof, at his own expense, to assign and assure as well the said several therein before recited judgment debts entered of record in Ireland against the said Samuel Gerrard the father, and his eldest son John Gerrard, brother of Thomas Gerrard, and each of them for the several sums of money then vested in or otherwise payable to him the said Thomas Gerrard and therein before recited of all which several judgments thereby covenanted to be assigned proper memorials are intended to be enrolled immediately after the execution of such respective assignments thereof, and all monies due and owing thereon respectively and all powers and remedies for the same unto the said Edward John Littleton and Samuel Gerrard, clerk, their executors, administrators and assigns, upon the trusts therein declared thereof as indemnity in the first place unto the said town, lands and other premises respectively comprised in the said several indentures of lease and release of the 30th and 31st days of March 1767 and the 1st and 2nd days of January 1777 and to the person and persons for the time being beneficially entitled under the trusts and powers therein before contained in respect of the same, of and for the payment of the said several yearly rents of £34, 19s, 8.5p and £86 reserved by the same several indentures of release and each of them, and all powers and remedies given for the recovery thereof or any part thereof respectively, and all costs and expenses to be incurred on account of the same, or any of them, or any non payments thereon respectively, and in the next place unto the lands and other premises conveyed or released in severalty to the said Thomas Gerrard his heirs and assigns by the same indenture of the 29th day of October then last and thereby released, and to the person and persons for the time being beneficially entitled thereto as aforesaid in respect of the same of and from the defects and imperfections in the said indenture of the 29th day of April 1786, or in the said partition made by the same indenture of the 29th day of October then last of the premises therein comprised, or by reason of the conveyance thereby made of the last mentioned premises, or any inability to dispose thereof, or any inability to dispose hereof, or any other infirmary of settle in the same premises or any of them, and of and from all actions or suit, cause or causes of actions or suit, evictions, interruptions, costs, charges, damages and expenses, claims and demands whatsoever, of or by the owner or owners for the time being of the revision and inheritance of the last mentioned premises on account of any such defects, imperfections, inabilities or infirmary and subject thereto in trust for the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns, which said indenture of release now memorialized contained other covenants and clauses and the same as to the execution thereof by the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard the son, Thomas Leversage Fowler, Elizabeth Fowler, and also this memorial as the execution thereof by the said Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard the son.

The several agreements were each signed and sealed in England by the appropriate parties and witnessed by James Holyoake of Tettenhall, Staffordshire, attorney, William Thacker of Penn, Staffordshire, attorney-at-law, and Elizabeth Moore, servant to the said Thomas Leversage Fowler, and which said deed and the memorial as to the execution by Samuel Gerrard, clerk, was witnessed by James Dunn of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and Charles James Howard, clerk to the said James. It was registered on 06 May 1817.1
Marriage*10 December 1816He married Elizabeth Fowler of Pendeford, Staffordshire, England, daughter of Thomas Leversage Fowler and Harriett ______, on 10 December 1816 in Tettenhall Church, Staffordshire. They were married by the Reverend Thomas Walker, Prebendary of the Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton.1,2

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: 1817, Film# 463934, Volume 714, pages 574-A-574-E, Deed number 488909, images 532-534. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Belfast Commercial Chronicle, December 18, 1816, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

Samuel William Gerrard1

b. 1841, d. 29 December 1869
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Eliza Montserrat1
Birth*1841Samuel William Gerrard, identified as his father's second son, was born, as calculated from his reported age at death, about 1841 in County Dublin, Ireland.2,1
Death*29 December 1869He died on 29 December 1869 at Calcutta, West Bengal, India, at age 29.1

Citations

  1. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast News-Letter, 5 February 1870, page 1. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  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 suggestion from an unidentified source. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Sarah Gerrard

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard d. b 11 Jan 1794
Mother*Anne Cosby1,2
(Grandchild) Will3 October 1763Sarah was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.2
Marriage License5 January 1784A marriage license bond was issued to Sarah Gerrard and Matthew Hinds in Dublin, Ireland, on 5 January 1784. The license stated that Matthew "Hynds" of Mulhussey, County Meath, a Gentleman, and Sarah Gerrard of Dublin, a Spinster, were to be married in the Dublin parish of St. Thomas.3
(Future Wife) Marriage Settlement3 February 1784 On 3 February 1784, Ralph Hinds of Mulhussey, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, his second son Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard, spinster and one of the daughters of William Gerrard of Dormstown, in the County of Meath Esq. of the second part, the said William Gerrard of the third part, and his nephew William Gerrard of Liscartan in the County of Meath Esq. and Thomas Hinds of the City of Dublin Esq. of the fourth part, made a Memorial of Indentured Deed of Release. After first reciting that Ralph Hinds was seized in fee simple of (owned unconditionally) the different lands contained in the deed, and also reciting that a marriage was intended to be thereby had between Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard, the Deed of Release identified the portions of his lands Ralph was agreeing to give in trust for the benefit of his son Matthew Hinds and his wife Sarah Gerrard with Sarah's cousin William Gerrard of Liscartan and Matthew's brother Thomas Hinds as trustees. Ralph Hinds first granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed to William Gerrard and Thomas Hinds the towns and lands of Nedd, Cornagee, the part of Toberlion called Duffin and Meltea, otherwise Mellick, situated, lying and being in the County of Cavan, with all and singular their appurtenances. Thomas Hinds and William Gerrard as trustees, their heirs and assigns, were to hold the said lands and premises thereby granted and released, with the appurtenances, to their own use and maintenance, and partially, after the marriage of Matthew and Sarah, to the use of Matthew and his assigns during his life. And from and after his death, to the use of the said trustees for five hundred years; to the use of the first son of Matthew by Sarah and the heirs of such first son; in default thereof to the use of the second, third, fourth and all and every son and sons of Matthew by Sarah, successively, one after another in seniority of the heirs of all and every such son and sons, such sons of the heirs of his body to be preferred. With no such issue, the lands were to default back to the use of Ralph Hinds, his heirs and assigns forever. And, concerning the said five hundred years to the Trustees to support the other contingent premises and for the other purposes therein and partially upon trust. In case the said Sarah Gerrard should survive the said Matthew Hinds and there should be no issue of their marriage living at his decease or if any issue and the same should die before the age of twenty-one, the Trust was to pay or to authorize said Sarah and her assigns to receive out of the rents and profits from the said lands included in this Grant and Release, a yearly annuity rent charge of £100 during her natural life for her and their own use and benefit; and in case Sarah should survive Matthew, and there be living issue at his decease, then and so long as the said children lived, the Trust was to pay or to authorize Sarah to receive out of the rents and profits from the said lands an annual annuity rent charge of £70, in lieu of the said annuity of £100, during her natural life. Sarah's annual annuity, whichever it turned out to be, was to be paid half yearly on the first of November and the first of May by equal portions without deductions. The first payment was to be made on such of the said days which shall first happen next after the decease of Matthew Hinds, with a power for Sarah and her assigns to distrain (seize for payment of the debt); and in case there should be an eldest son and one or more other child or children of Matthew Hinds on the body of Sarah Gerrard to be begotten, or in case there should not be any son of the intended marriage and all their issue should be a daughter or daughters, then William Gerrard of Liscartan and Thomas Hinds, their executors, administrators and assigns, should by sale or mortgage during the said term of five hundred years, levy or borrow £1,000 for the portion or portions of the other child or children and pay or make over the said sum among the child or children other than an eldest or only son in such shares or proportions as Matthew Hinds by deed or by his last will should appoint. The Deed of Release and Memorial was signed and sealed by all parties and witnessed by Edward King of the City of Dublin Gentleman and Christian Jordan, Writing Clerk on 04 February 1784, and registered the same day.4
Marriage*February 1784She married Matthew Hinds, son of Ralph Hinds and Esther Cannon.3
(Married Daughter) Will24 December 1788Sarah 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.5,6
Residence*Sarah and Matthew Hinds resided in Trim, County Meath.7
(Wife) Deathbefore 1809Sarah became a widow in or before 1809, the year Matthew Hinds, husband of Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, was described in a judgment in the Court of Common Pleas as "since dead, leaving Sarah a widow and three children...all of whom had attained their respective ages of 21 years."6
(Bride's Mother) Marriage Settlement26 August 1813A marriage settlement and appointment agreement in the form of a Memorial of an indented deed was made on 26 August 1813 by Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion, County Meath, Ireland, Esq., together with Anna Maria Donnelly and Hester Rynd who were described as the wives of ______ Donnelly and James Rynd of Portlester and Ryndville, both in the County of Meath, respectively, of the first part, Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Trim, County Meath, widow, of the second part, Eleanora Anne Hinds, spinster, daughter of Sarah, of the third part, and Henry Potterton of the City of Dublin gentleman and Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds of Newtown Hill in the County of Kildare, widow, of the fourth part. Sarah agreed to give the couple £500 sterling upon the solemnizing of their marriage, and approved the payment through trustees of an additional £600 sterling, one-half of her inheritance from her father, to be paid immediately upon her death.8
(2nd Daughter) Deed Memorial29 April 1814Sarah was a participant with others in her extended Gerrard family, on a Memorial deed dated 29 April 1814 that included her daughter 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 1814.6
(Bride's Mother) Marriage Settlement12 January 1820A memorial of an indented deed of appointment dated 12 January 1820 was made between Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Ballaghtalion in the county of Meath, widow of the late Matthew Hinds of Trim in the said county, Esq., deceased, of the first part, Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion in said county of Meath, Esq. and Eleanora Anne Hinds, otherwise Potterton, and John Hinds of Jervis Street in the city of Dublin, attorney at law, of the second part, Matilda Hinds, daughter of the said Sarah Hinds, of the third part, and the Reverend James Matthews of Rathbeggan in the said county of Meath, of the fourth part.

Whereby the said Sarah Hinds, in consideration of a marriage to be had and solemnized between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, agreed to settle on the said Matilda Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns, the sum of £600, part of a sum of £1,200 left her, the said Sarah Hinds, under the will of William Gerrard of Dormstown in the said county, Esq., her father, bearing date the 24 day of December 1788, which said sum of £1,200 was assigned in trust to Singleton Harper, Robert Waller and James Gibney for the use of the children of the said Sarah Hinds with her then husband Matthew Hinds to the intent and purpose that she, the said Sarah Hinds, should receive and take the yearly interest thereof and to be free from the engagements or debts of said Matthew Hinds or any after taken husband. And upon trust that the said trustees, their executors or administrators, should, after the said Sarah's death dispose of the said sum of £1,200 amongst the said Sarah's children as she should direct, limit and approve.

And whereas the said Matthew Hinds is since dead and has left issue by said Sarah three children, namely John Hinds, Matilda Hinds and Eleanor Anne who is married to Thomas Potterton.

And whereas said Sarah under the power given her in said will, and with the approbation of the said John Hinds and Matilda Hinds on the intermarriage of said Eleanor Anne and Thomas Potterton, settled upon said Eleanor Anne the sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200.

And whereas in consideration of said marriage so to be had between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, she the said Sarah, by and with the consent of the said John Hinds, Thomas Potterton and Eleanor Anne signing thereof, has agreed to appoint and settle the remaining sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200 on the said Matilda, same to be paid her immediately after the death of the said Sarah, and to be her own property, and to be at her the said Matilda's sole disposal and free from the debts and engagements of the said James Matthews, her intended husband.

The memorial stated that the deed contained other necessary clauses and covenants as to the execution thereof, and the deed and the memorial were executed and signed by all parties and witnessed appropriately. The memorial was registered on 27 Jan 1820.9

Family

Matthew Hinds b. 1763
Children1.John Hinds+10 b. 1784, d. 23 Nov 1848
2.Eleanora Anne Hinds+10,6 b. 1788, d. 15 Aug 1874
3.Martha Hinds10

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, and Ann Cosby of the parish of St. Andrew, spinster, 13th December 1756. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l.
  3. [S834] Microfilm of original manuscripts in the Genealogical Office of Ireland, Dublin Consistorial Office marriage licence books, ca. 1630-1825. Includes parish where marriage is to take place, residence and marital condition of the bride, usually residence and occupation of the husband, and the date of the license. In alphabetical order by groom; includes brides' index: Volume No. 474, Volume II E-M, page 103; on FHL Film 100227, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Dublin marriage licence books.
  4. [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: 1784; Film number 531952; Volume 357; Pages 184-185; Deed number 239623 image 418. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  5. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, William Gerrard, will dated 24 December 1788, probated 11 January 1794.
  6. [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.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1820; Film number 464731; Volume 748; Pages 395a-395b; Deed number 509130.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film number 545087; Volume 663; Pages 573-575; Deed number 457689.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B, image 176.
  10. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B.

Sarah Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Sarah was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*15 April 1751She married Edward Cheshire on 15 April 1751 at St. Peter, Drogheda, County Louth.2
(Daughter) Will3 October 1763Sarah was named in the will of her father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath. Her husband, daughter Alice and sons Edward, Thomas and William, 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. [S1633] Ireland Marriages 1619-1898 Transcription, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, transcription of information only, no image. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Marriages 1619-1898 Transcription.

Sophia Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 13 Oct 1792
Mother*Jane Vipont1
Birth*Sophia Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Grandchild) Administration18 December 1793When the estate of Sophia's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, was granted administration on 18 December 1793, Sophia's father had also died so Sophia'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
Marriage*1802She married Samuel Webb in 1802 in County Meath.3,1
(Eldest Daughter) Deed Memorial10 November 1806After Sophia's father died in 1792, her mother's second husband, John Smith, was appointed legal guardian for her younger brothers and sisters, who were minors, 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, including Sophia Webb otherwise Gerrard, and her younger siblings, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.1

Family

Samuel Webb

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. [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.

Thomas Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 d. b 11 Jan 1794
Relationship Note*Did the brothers William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard marry? Did they have children? There are some reasons we think it possible that at least Thomas did. What do you think?...

Our first clue was finding Bridget Gerrard in 1803, and again in 1810. She resided at both Tankardstown and Dormstown in County Meath, as did the brothers William and Thomas. That makes us fairly certain she was the daughter of one of them, 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 more likely that Bridget would not 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.

In 1812 we found a marriage settlement agreement between Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard, also of Dormstown, and Edward Gerrard of Navan, County Meath. That document told us that William Gerrard was the bride's brother, and also lived in Dormstown. A Thomas Gerrard of Chamberstown may have been another brother because he appeared in the agreement as an equal party with William Gerrard. Then, finally, for Mary Adelaide Matilda, a second Thomas Gerrard, this one of Dormstown, signed as a witness.

Our final clue person, Anne Gerrard, age 45, was enumerated on the 1821 census in the household of Thomas Gerrard in Chamberstown, County Meath. We wonder what her relationship was to that younger Thomas.

These two older brothers, William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard of Tankardstown and Dormstown in the county of Meath, have caused us many sleepless nights... If you can help us find answers, or clues to work with, please let us know...2,3,4,5
Birth*Thomas Gerrard was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described as a natural son, meaning an illegitimate son, in his father's will.1
(Natural Son) Will24 December 1788Thomas was named in the will of his father dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. Unfortunately, we haven't learned what his will actually said.1,6
(Natural Son) Will1 June 1803Michael Gibney made his will dated 1 June 1803 at Violet Hill, County Meath, naming his wife Anne (Gerrard) Gibney, Thomas Hinds and his brother John Gibney, his trustees, and William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, the two illegitimate sons of his deceased father-in-law William Gerrard, late of Dormstown, County Meath. A transcription of Michael's will reads:

"In the name of God Amen! I Michael Gibney, late of Dormstown now living at Violet Hill in the County of Meath, Grazier and Farmer being of sound mind and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament revoking all others hitherto made first (if acceptable) I give my soul to the Almighty God who gave ___ (undecipherable). I next desire, that my body be interred (if I die in Ireland) with my friends at Ardmulchan, but if I die in any other part of the world it is my will to be buried in the next common place of burial – and whereas – sometime in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety four I did perfect articles of intermarriage settlements on my dearest Ann Gerrard, now Gibney, wherein there is mention of my having handed over securities to the trustee therein names (viz. Thomas Hinds of Dublin Esq. and my brother Doctor Gibney) to the amount of three thousand pounds and whereas from circumstances from which I am at present unable to account, I never handed over to the said trustees, the said sum of three thousand pounds or any part thereof… And I make this particular mention of the circumstances lest my children should at any future period demand from said trustees the said sum of three thousand pounds or any part thereof--

My will and desire is that the award respecting the lands of Dormstown, which is at this moment, in a very unsettled way be carried into effect.

The state of the affair is thus –

William and Thomas Gerrard, natural children to my late father in law William Gerrard being under his will in remainder to said lands have agreed to pay me, all that said property was in my debt, which amounted to something more than sixteen hundred pounds, and also to pay me eight hundred and eighty pounds as a compensation for my interest in said lands, in all about two thousand five hundred pounds. My will and desire is that all my lawful debts be paid as soon as conveniently after my dessase [sic].

I will and bequeath to my dearest wife Ann Gerrard, now Gibney, the whole of my freehold in lease hold interests, also all my personal property of what kind so ever it may be, to be by her disposed of among herself and my children by her in whatever manner she may think proper with the condition that if she should choose to marry again that that part belongs to the children be vested in my brother as my trustee for my children, and that she, if she thinks proper may take her dividend of my property to her own sole use, first settling the children’s property.

I appoint my brother John Gibney and Thomas Hinds and Ann Gibney my wife as executors to this my last will and I appoint my said wife Guardian to my children."

His will was signed and sealed by Michael Gibney; and G.W. Forster, Thomas Dickson, and Patt Delany all signed and sealed as witnesses.7
(Party to Deed) Deed Memorial3 October 1803A memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated 3 October 1803 was made between Michael Gibney of Violet Hill, County Meath, gentleman of the one part and William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, both of Tankardstown, County Meath, gentlemen of the other part.

Reciting as therein is recited and witnessing that said Michael Gibney for the considerations therein mentioned granted, bargained, sold, remised, released and confirmed to said William and Thomas Gerrard in their actual possession then being by virtue of the deed and statute therein mentioned, and their heirs and assigns, all that part of the town and lands of Dormstown in as full and ample manner as the same were lately in possession of said Michael Gibney, containing by estimation 86 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches situate in the county of Meath aforesaid. to hold from the first day of May then last for the life and lives of the cestui que vies (the three people whose lives measured the duration of this type of lease or trust) in the lease thereof in said deed recited and any renewals thereof and for the lives of all such other persons as should forever be added to said lease pursuant to the covenant for renewal there contained, subject to the rent and renewal fines in said lease reserved.

The deed and memorial were signed and sealed by Michael Gibney and witnessed by Thomas Hinds and by Patrick Delany.

After Michael Gibney's death in March 1804, the above named Thomas Hinds, one of Michael's trustees, delivered the deed to the registrar and made an oath that he was a subscribing witness to the deed whereby the above writing was a memorial, and also to said memorial, and that he saw the same duly executed by the parties thereto. The deed and memorial were registered on 6 April 1804 at near 12 o'clock in the afternoon.8,9
Deed Memorial*26 March 1804A memorial of an indented deed of mortgage dated 26 March 1804 was made between William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, both of Tankardstown, County Meath gentleman, of the one part, and Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin, gentleman, attorney-at-law, of the other part.

Reciting as therein is recited, and witnessing that said William and Thomas Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, granted, bargained and sold, remised, released and confirmed to said Thomas Hinds (in his possession then being by virtue of the deed and statute therein mentioned) unto his heirs and assigns all that part of the town and lands of Dormstown in as full and ample a manner as the same were formerly in possession of William Gerrard Esq. deceased. Containing by estimation 86 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches situate in the county of Meath aforesaid. To hold from the first day of May then last for the life and lives of the cestui que vies (the three people whose lives measured the duration of this type of lease or trust) in the lease therein of said deed mentioned, and for the lives of all such other persons as should forever be added to the said lease pursuant to the covenant for renewal therein contained, subject to the renewal fines in said lease reserved.

The deed and memorial were signed and sealed by William and Thomas Gerrard, and witnessed by John Gibney of Navan in the county of Meath, physician, and Anne (Gerrard) Gibney of Violet Hill in said county, widow. They were registered on 7 April 1804 at about half after 11 o'clock in the forenoon.10
(Father-Probable) Marriage Settlement8 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 1810.11
Deed Memorial23 December 1811A memorial deed of articles of agreement dated 23 December 1811 was made between William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown in the county of Meath, gentlemen, of the one part, and William Thompson of Charlemont Street in the city of Dublin Esq., of the other part.

Whereby after reciting as is therein recited, they, the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard did for themselves severally, and respectively, and to and for their several and respective heirs did contract, promise and agree to and with the said William Thompson, his heirs and assigns, that they the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard should and would, when there unto required, execute a good and sufficient lease of all that part of the town and lands of Dormstown containing by estimation 86 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches plantation measure be the same more or less situate, lying and being in the county of Meath, and also edifices, houses, buildings, rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise appertaining or therewith usually had and enjoyed. To hold for the same three lives by virtue whereof the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard were entitled to hold the said lands and under and subject to the payment of the yearly rent of £4, 5s, 6p per acre to commence and be (payable) from the first day of November last past, which leases should contain the usual covenants between landlord and tenant, and should also contain a covenant for perpetuity and renewal and payment of a peppercorn as a fine on each renewal in which said articles are contained several other covenants and agreements between the parties.

The agreement was duly executed, signed and sealed by William Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and William Thompson, and witnessed by William Bailey Wallace of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and by Matthew Leyden of the same city, his clerk. It was registered on the same day of 23 December 1811.12
Deed Memorial17 January 1812A memorial of an indented deed dated 17 January 1812 was made between Thomas Hinds of Eccles Street in the city of Dublin, Esq., of the first part, William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown in the county of Meath, gentlemen, of the second part, William Thompson of Charlemont Street in the city of Dublin, Esq., of the third part, and the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath, clerk, of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein recited, the said Thomas Hinds, in consideration of the sum of £1,387, 17s, 10p by the said William Thompson to the said Thomas Hinds in hand paid at the request and desire and by the directive and appointment of the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard testified by their being party hereto, and also in consideration of 5s sterling to him in hand paid by Mungo H. Wallace at the request and desire and the directive and appointment of the said William Thompson, the receipt and payment of which, and several forms, he the said Thomas Hinds did thereby acknowledge.

He the said Thomas Hinds, at the request and desire, with the consent and approval, and by the directive and appointment of the said William Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and William Thompson, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, align, remise, release and confirm unto the said Mungo Henry Waller, in his actual possession then being by virtue of the indenture herein recited, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those that part of the town and lands of Dormstown in as full and ample a manner as the same were formerly in the possession of William Gerrard, deceased, containing by estimation 86 acres, 2 roods, 26 perches, situate in the county of Meath aforesaid, together with all the rights, members, privileges, ways, easements, appurtenances and appurtants to the said lands and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining.

To hold unto the said Mungo Henry Waller, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural life and lives of the several person and persons in the therein recited deed of release of the 10th of January 1773 as contained and mentioned, or contained and mentioned in any renewal thereof since had and added and the survivors and survivor of them and for and during the natural life and lives of all and every such other person and persons as should from time to time forever thereafter be added to the said recited deed of release or any renewal thereof by virtue and in pursuance of the covenant for perpetual renewal in said recited deed contained and mentioned, in trust however, and in and for the only proper use and behoof of the said William Thompson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, at under and subject to the payment of the yearly rent and to the performance of all and singular the covenants, clauses, matters and things in said deed of release recited, and which on the tenant or lessee part are to be paid, done and performed, and also subject to the conditions of redemption in the therein recited indenture mentioned, and the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard did thereby for themselves, severally and respectively, and to and for their several and respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, contract, promise and agree to and with the said William Thompson , his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all that the lands and premises of theretofore granted in mortgage to the said Thomas Hinds and thereby by the said Thomas Hinds granted and conveyed unto the said Mungo H. Waller. Thomas Hinds to remain charged and chargeable to, with and charged by the said Mungo H. Waller, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns his debt in mortgage for, and subject and liable to the aforesaid sum of ( left blank ) so by the said William Thompson paid and advanced with the said Thomas Hinds with interest thereon from the day of the deed thereof until the time should be fully paid off and discharged. Such interest to be paid and payable half yearly at the rate of 6 percent per annum.

The deed was duly executed, signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, William Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and William Thompson, and the memorial by Thomas Hinds, William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard. Witnesses to both documents were William Bailey Wallace, attorney-at-law, and Matthew Leyden, his clerk. It was registered on 18 January 1812.13
(Father-Possible) Marriage Settlement8 February 1812Thomas Gerrard of Dormstown was a subscribing 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.

We sometimes think that the witness Thomas Gerrard may have been the father of the bride Mary Adelaide Matilda Gerrard and her brother William, and also, possibly, of the other Thomas Gerrard of Chamberstown who was an equal party to the deed with William. Then we question ourselves, and also think that the witness Thomas Gerrard may have been Uncle Thomas to all the others, and that their father was Thomas's brother William Gerrard who did not participate in the agreement. Maybe he had died? We obviously need some help here...

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 1818.4
Deed Memorial10 March 1812A memorial of an indented deed of release dated 10 March 1812 was made between William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard of Drurytown (Note: While it looks like it reads Drurytown, it is believed to actually mean Dormstown) in the county of Meath, gentlemen, of the one part, and William Thompson of Charlemont Street in the city of Dublin Esq., of the other part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited, they the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard for the considerations therein mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, remise, release and confirm to the said William Thompson, the same in his actual possession then being by virtue of the indenture therein recited, and his heirs and assigns, all that part of the town and lands of Dormstown in as full and ample manner as the same was formerly in the possession of William Gerrard, gentleman, deceased, under and by virtue of the release memorial made to him by Gaynor Barry of the city of Dublin, Esq. bearing date 18 January 1773 and containing by estimation 86 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches plantation measure be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Meath, as the same was then lately in the tenure, occupancy and enjoyment of the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard.

To hold unto the said William Thompson, his heirs and assigns, from the first day of November then last, for and during the natural life and lives of Henry Codington of the city of Dublin, Esq., and of his Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales, and of his Royal Highness Prince Frederick, Duke of York, and the survivors or survivor of them, and for and during the natural lives and life of all and any such other person and persons as thereto might from time to time forever thereafter be added thereto by virtue of and in pursuance of the covenant and agreement therein and for that purpose and intent and conditions and under and subject to the payment of the yearly rent or sum of £370, 9s, 8p sterling, the same to be paid and payable on the first day of May and the first day of November in each and in every year, the first payment thereof to be made on the first day of May next, in which said deed of release is contained a covenant for perpetual renewal on payment of a peppercorn as a fine on each renewal.

The deed and the memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by all the parties, William Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and William Thompson, and witnessed by William Bailey Wallace, attorney-at-law, and Matthew Leyden, his clerk, both of the city of Dublin. It was registered on 11 March 1812.14
Residence*March 1818Thomas and William Gerrard left Dormstown and were living in Navan, County Meath, by March 1818.15
Deed Memorial2 March 1818A memorial deed dated 2 March 1818 was 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.

Whereby after reciting as is therein recited, they the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard for and in consideration of the sum of £666, 19s, 11p sterling, to them in hand paid by the said William Thompson, and for and in consideration of 10 shillings sterling apiece to them, the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, in hand paid by the said William Bailey Wallace, the receipt and payment of which said several sums they, the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, did thereby acknowledge and did thereof acquit and discharge the said William Thompson and William Bailey Wallace, and they, the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, and each of them, did at the request and desire, and by the direction and appointment of the said William Thompson, testified by his being an executing party to, and signing and sealing said presents, grant, bargain, sell, assign, alien, remise, release and confirm unto the said William Bailey Wallace, the same in his actual possession then being by virtue of the indenture therein recited, and to his heirs and assigns, all that and those, all that part of the town and lands of Dormstown in as full and ample a manner as the same was formerly in the possession of William Gerrard, gentleman, deceased, under and by virtue of the release thereof made to him by Gaynor Barry of the city of Dublin, Esq., bearing date the 13 day of January 1773, containing by estimation 86 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches plantation measure be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the county of Meath, as the same was formerly in the tenure occupancy and enjoyment of the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, and afterwards in the tenure occupancy and enjoyment of the said William Thompson, and also all edifices, buildings and improvements, rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises belonging, or in anywise appertaining, or therewith usually held and enjoyed, or which thought ought so to be, and all the estate, right, title, interest and equity of redemption of them, the said William Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, respectively, of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof subject, however to the yearly rent of £10 sterling reserved and made payable by the therein recited indenture of the 13 day of January 1773 from Gaynor Barry to William Gerrard, and also subject to the therein recited deed of mortgage and to the several judgments and judgment debts therein partly specified.

To hold to the said William Bailey Wallace, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural lives and life of Henry Codington of the city of Dublin, Esq., and of his Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales and of his Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York and the survivors and survivor of them, and for and during the natural lives and life of all and every such other person or persons as should and might from time to time, and at all times forever thereafter, be added to the therein recited indenture of 13 January 1773, in trust nevertheless to and for the sole and only use and behoof of the said William Thompson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

The deed was duly executed and the memorial signed and sealed by the said William Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and the same were respectively witnessed by William Bailey Wallace, the younger, of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and Edward Gerrard of Navan in the county of Meath, publican. It was registered 26 March 1818.15

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of Thomas Gerrard, 1821, townland of Chamberstown, parish of Rathkenny, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  6. [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.
  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."
  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 Ireland's Registry of Deeds, 1804, Book 562, page 361, Memorial of Transcript 374714.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1804; Film# 545032, Volume 562, page 361, Deed Number 374714.
  10. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1804; Film# 545032, Volume 562, page 372, Deed Number 374724, image 195.
  11. [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.
  12. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459410; Volume 644; Pages 174-175; Deed number 441757, images 401-402.
  13. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1812; Film number 459410; Volume 644; Pages 232-233; Deed number 442226, image 431.
  14. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1812; Film number 545079; Volume 649; Pages 76-77; Deed number 443772, image 340.
  15. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1818; Film# 463940, Volume 725, pages 556-557, Deed Number 495492, images 283-284.
  16. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1818; Film# 463943, Volume 731, pages 86A-86B, Deed Number 498621, image 35.

Thomas Gerrard1

d. November 1763
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard Esq.2,3,4 b. 1643, d. 14 Feb 1719
Mother*Elizabeth ______2,3,4
Birth*Thomas Gerrard was born in Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.2,3,4
Marriage*25 April 1713He married Catherine Cooper of County Westmeath by license dated 25 April 1713.1,2,3,4
(Executor) Deed Memorial27 October 1749Thomas, acting as executor of his brother Samuel's estate, signed a memorial of a lease dated 27 October 1749 whereby Eleazer Edwards the younger of London, merchant, did demise unto Samuel Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland all those two several parcels of land commonly called and known by the name of Tankardstown, containing on the east part 219 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and on the west part 186 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and all those two several parcels of land called Castlemartin land, containing on the east part 92 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and on the west part 90 acres, little more or less, and all that parcel of land called Great Addanstown containing 7 and 20 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and all that parcel of land called Betaghstown containing 142 acres Irish measure, little more or less. Which said several parcels of land do contain in the whole and together, by estimation, 756 acres Irish plantation measure or 1,225 English statue measure or thereabouts, according to a survey formerly taken thereof by Alexander Stewart by order and appointment of the Fraternity of Drapers of the city of London. All which said lands are situate, lying and being in the baronies of Kells and Navan in the county of east Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland. And all messuages, tenement houses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, cottages and all other erections whatsoever now standing and being in and upon and of right belonging to the said premises or any part thereof, together with all mills, wares, fishings, fowlings, waters, water courses, and all other profits, commodities, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby demised, belonging or in any wise appertaining.

To hold from the first day of May before the date thereof for 46 years at the yearly rent of £260 without any deduction except for land tax.

In which lease is contained a covenant for executing a lease or grant of the premises to the said Samuel Gerrard, his executors, administrators or assigns, in case the said Eleazer Edwards, his executors or administrators shall, during the continuance of that lease, purchase, obtain or take a further grant or lease from The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Fraternity of Drapers, their successors or assigns, for all such further term, estate or interest so to be purchased or obtained one year only excepted at the same rent and covenants as are in said lease contained.

The lease was witnessed by Samuel Purlement of the city of Bath, gentleman, and Bartholomew Hall of Clongill, Meath, and the memorial was witnessed by the said Bartholomew Hall and Michael Argent of the city of Dublin, gentleman. Samuel's brother Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan signed and sealed the memorial in the presence of Bartholomew Hall and Michael Argent, and the within named Bartholomew Hall gave his oath that he saw the lease of which the within is a memorial executed by the party thereto and saw the within memorial signed and sealed by Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, brother and sole executor of the within named Samuel Gerrard, deceased. The memorial was registered on 26 May 1750.5
Deed Memorial*13 December 1756A memorial deed bearing date 13 December 1756 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, gentleman, sole executor of the last will and testament of his brother Samuel Gerrard, late of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., deceased, and the said Thomas is also the residual legatee of the said Samuel, of the first part, Thomas Cosby of Ballieborough, County Cavan, gentleman, and Samuel Gerrard of Parcellstown in the county of Westmeath, gentleman, of the second part, and William Gerrard, son of the said Thomas Gerrard, and Anne Cosby of the city of Dublin, spinster sister of the said Thomas Cosby, of the third part.

Reciting that Eleazer Edwards the younger of London, merchant, by lease therein mentioned did demise, lease and let to farm unto the said Samuel, deceased, all those two several parcels of land commonly called and known by the name of Tankardstown, County Meath, containing on the east part 219 acres Irish measure little more or less and on the west part 186 acres Irish measure little more or less and all those two several parcels of land called Castlemartin, land containing on the east part 92 acres Irish measure little more or less and all that parcel of land called Great Aganstown containing 7 and 20 acres Irish measure little more or less and all that parcel of land called Betaghstown containing 142 acres Irish measure little more or less, which said several parcels of lands contain in the whole and together by estimation 756 acres Irish plantation measure or 1,225 acres English statute measure or thereabouts according to a survey formerly taken thereof by Alexander Stewart by the order and appointment of the Fraternity of Drapers of the city of London all which said lands are situate lying and being in the Baronies of Kells and Navan in the county of east Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland with the appurtenances for the term and at the rent therein mentioned.

And also reciting that a marriage was intended to be had and solemnized between the said William Gerrard and the said Ann Cosby. And, by which said deed, the said Thomas Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, did grant, bargain, sell, assign and make over unto their trustees, Ann Cosby's brother Thomas Cosby of Ballieborough, and William Gerrard's brother Samuel Gerrard of Parcellstown, all that and those the herein before mentioned lands and premises in and by the said recited indenture of lease demised with all appurtenances upon and under and subject to the several trusts, provisos, limitations and agreements therein mentioned.

The deed was signed and sealed by all parties, witnessed by Hugh Reilly and Robert Wallis, both of the city of Dublin, and registered on 14 December 1756.6
Will*3 October 1763Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, wrote his will dated 3 October 1763 naming his sons Samuel, Thomas, William and John, daughters Elizabeth (Gerrard) Taylor, Mary (Gerrard) Fairtlough, Sarah (Gerrard) Cheshire and Dorothy (Gerrard) Bradley, brother Samuel Gerrard, a John Gerrard, who was described simply as a relation, his grandchildren Catherine Taylor, Oliver Fairtlough, Edward Fairtlough, Alice Cheshire, Edward Cheshire, Thomas Cheshire, William Cheshire, Catherine Bradley, Mary Bradley, Sarah Gerrard, Rebecca Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, nephew Thomas Gerrard, and his wife Catherine. His daughters' husbands, ______ Taylor, William Fairtlough, Edward Cheshire and Houlton Bradley, were also identified.1
Death*November 1763He probably died in November 1763 and was succeeded at Liscartan by Samuel, his eldest son and Heir at Law.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. [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.
  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: 1750; Film# 560264, Volume 139, pages 446-447, Deed Number 94944, images 426-547. 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: 1756; Film# 461380, Volume 187, pages 5-6, deed number 123035.

Thomas Gerrard1

d. 1785
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Thomas was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's 1763 will as his second son.1,2,3,4
Marriage*He married Sophia ______.5
(Son) Will3 October 1763Thomas was named in the will of his father, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.1
Deed Memorial*10 June 1773A memorial of an indented deed dated 09 and 10 June 1773 was made between Samuel Gerrard, heir and executor of his father Thomas Gerrard, late of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, deceased, of the one part and Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the said county of Meath, gentleman and Samuel's brother, of the other part.

Whereby the said Samuel Gerrard, for the considerations therein mentioned, bargained, sold and made over all his right title and interest of and in all that and those the castles, town and lands of Liscartan in the county of Meath containing 463 acres, 1 rood be the same more or less, together with all the houses, edifices, buildings, rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold to said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns for the remainder of the term granted by the lease under which the said Samuel Gerrard holds the said lands, subject nevertheless to the rent and covenants in the said lease mentioned which on the tenant or lessee's part are to be paid, done and performed.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by the said Samuel Gerrard in the presence of witnesses John Chamley and Christopher Abbot Jr., both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. The memorial was registered on 19 June 1773.6
Research Notes*10 June 1773The deed memorial of 09 and 10 June 1773 transferred his brother Samuel's title of Heir at Law at Liscartan to Thomas, in effect bypassing Samuel's sons and moving the line of succession to Thomas and his male descendants.6
Deed Memorial*20 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 1773.7
Deed Memorial*26 November 1779A memorial of an indented deed of agreement dated 26 November 1779 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the county of Meath, gentleman and William Gerrard, his only son, of the first part, Mary Stiles, one of the executors of the last will and testament of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown in the county of Dublin, Esq., deceased, of the second part, Jane Vipont, spinster, of the third part, and Graves Chamney of Platin in the county of Meath, Esq., of the fourth part.

Reciting that a marriage was shortly to be had between the said William Gerrard and Jane Vipont, in consequence whereof the said William would become entitled to one undivided moiety of the real and personal estate of the said Charles Vipont devised to or in trust for the said Anne Vipont, sister of the said Jane. One moiety whereof was estimated to be of the value of £3,000 and upwards.

And further reciting that the said Thomas Gerrard was then seized, among others, of the lands of Corstown, Balrath and Liscartan, situate in the county of Meath, by virtue of three renewal leases for lives or terms for years subject to certain yearly rents, and was also possessed of, and entitled unto other personal estates and effects of very considerable value the whole whereof, except £500, was agreed should, upon his decease, descend to his said son, his executors and administrators, subject to an annuity of £100 to be paid to his wife during her life.

It was therefore by said articles agreed that the said Mary Stiles and Jane Vipont should convey the said Jane's moiety of the said estate and effects unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and that the said Jane should have and be entitled unto one annuity or yearly sum of £200 for the term of her natural life, to commence from the first day of November or the first day of May which should next ensue after the death of the said William Gerrard. And in case the said annuity should not be secured to her satisfaction in three months after the death of the said William Gerrard, it should be lawful for the said Graves Chamney, his executors, administrators or assigns, to enter judgment and issue execution on a bond and warrant in the penalty of £6,000 therein, and thereby levy the sum of £2,000 therein mentioned out of the estate and effects of the said William Gerrard and pay the same unto the said Jane for her sole and separate use which should be in full satisfaction for said annuity, dower or thirds.

And it was thereby further agreed that in case the said Jane should die in the lifetime of her said intended husband leaving issue by him, one of more child or children, and should in the lifetime of such child or children, take to himself a second wife, then the said Graves Chamney, his executors or administrators, might thereupon, by virtue of said bond and warrant, levy and raise out of the estate and effects of the said William, £3,000 for the use of such child or children to be divided between such child or children, if more than one, at the times therein mentioned, with the provisos therein mentioned.

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by the said William Gerrard, the deed witnessed by Christopher Abbott and Christopher Abbott Jr., both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen, and the memorial was witnessed by Christopher Abbott and Francis Elwoods, clerk to the said Christopher Abbott. The memorial was registered on 24 January 1787.8
Death*1785He died about 1785 and was succeeded as Heir at Law at Liscartan by his only son William. Thomas' estate was not probated until 1793, after William, his only son and heir, had died.5
Administration*18 December 1793Administration was granted on his estate on 18 December 1793 to Jane Gerrard, widow of his son William who had also died. 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.9

Family

Sophia ______ d. 1807
Child1.William Gerrard+10 d. b 13 Oct 1792

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, listed correctly as his parents' second son. 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: 1786; Film# 532580, Volume 384, pages 103-105, Deed number 254281, images 65-66. 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: 1773; Film# 531671, Volume 298, page 84, Deed Number 196574, image 50.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1773; Film# 531672, Volume 299, pages 26-27, deed number 197050, image 20.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1787; Film# 532579, Volume 382, pages 262-263, Deed Number 254726, image 140.
  9. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at 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.
  10. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1786; Film# 532580, Volume 384, pages 103-105, Deed number 254281.