Thomas Gerrard1

b. 19 July 1840
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Eliza Montserrat1
Birth*19 July 1840Thomas, identified as his father's eldest son, was born on 19 July 1840 in his parents' home at 63 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1,2
Baptism12 August 1840 And was baptized on 12 August 1840 at the Parish Church of St. George, Dublin.2
Marriage*10 October 1869He married Lizzie Wardell of Thorneville, County Dublin, daughter of John Wardell Esq., on 10 October 1869 in 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, 12 October 1869, page 1. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, baptism of Thomas Gerrard at 38 Upper Gardiner Street at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 1781
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1
Mother*Mary Lyons1
Birth*1781The Thomas Gerrard who appeared on the 1821 census in Chamberstown was born about 1781 in County Meath, Ireland.2,1
(Son) Deed Memorial21 April 1789Brothers Christopher Gerrard, John Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard were identified as sons of John Gerrard of Chamberstown, County Meath, when they were named as the three lives in a memorial of an indenture of lease dated 21 April 1789 made between their father and Richard Cooper of Rathescar in the county of Louth.

Whereby the said Richard Cooper did, for the considerations therein mentioned, demise, grant, set and to farm let unto the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, all that and those the town and lands of Chamberstown situate, lying and being in the parish of Rathkenny, barony of Navan, and county of Meath containing 232 acres, 1 rood and 34 perches plantation measure be the same more or less as described by the map thereunto annexed, excepting as therein is excepted.

And reserving unto the said John Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, for and during the life and lives of Christopher Gerrard, John Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, sons of the lessee, and the survivors and survivor of them, or the term of 31 years and 6 months to be completed from the first day of November last at the yearly rent of £290,10s sterling.

In which lease was contained several covenants and clauses, and which lease was witnessed by Michael Martin of Carlanstown in the county of Meath, shopkeeper, and Samuel Bingham of Dunleer in the county of Louth, shopkeeper, and the memorial was witnessed by the said Michael Martin and Stephen Reid of the city of Dublin, gentleman. John Gerrard signed, sealed and executed the lease in the presence of Michael Martin and Stephen Reid and the above named Michael Martin gave his oath that he had seen the above named Richard Cooper duly execute the indenture of lease whereof the above writing was a memorial and also saw the above named John Gerrard sign and execute this memorial. It was registered on 27 March 1795.1
MarriageHe married Catherine ______.2
(Groom's Brother) Marriage Settlement8 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 1818.3
Census Ireland 1821*Catherine and Thomas Gerrard appeared on the census at house 1 in Chamberstown, County Meath. Thomas was a farmer with 93 acres, born about 1781 and was about 40 years of age. His wife Catherine was 32. Living with their parents in 1821 were sons John and Christopher, ages 9 and 8, respectively, and daughters Catherine and Bridget, ages 5 and 2, respectively. Also residing with the family was Anne Gerrard who was 45 years of age and is believed to have been a relative of Thomas; a sister, a sister-in-law, a cousin or something else. Additionally, four servants resided with the family.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: 1789; Film# 535727, Volume 487, pages 291-292, deed number 312965, images 153-154. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Thomas Gerrard1

d. before 28 April 1738
Name-DescriptiveIn our researching process, we have found individuals with the surname GERRARD whom we have been unable to connect accurately to other family members in our GERRARD project. Because we may in the future learn of a relationship to "our" Gerrards of County Meath and beyond, we've included these "isolated" Gerrards in our project and, in order to identify them easily, have added the descriptive name suffix "Isolated GERRARD" to their names. For example, Thomas Gerard Isolated GERRARD.2
Marriage*He married Anne ______.1
Political Service*Thomas lived in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, and served as an alderman.1
Death*before 28 April 1738He died before 28 April 1738, the date his widow identified him in a deed as deceased, probably in Drogheda, County Louth.1

Family

Anne ______
Child1.Samuel Gerrard;

The relationship between Thomas and Samuel Gerrard has not yet been verified, though Thomas may have been Samuel's father1

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: 1738; Film# 522820, Volume 91, pages 160-161, deed number 63815, image 101. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 1805
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Christopher Gerrard1
Mother*Mary ______1
Birth*1805Thomas Gerrard was born about 1805, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821Thomas was enumerated on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents in Nevinstown, County Meath. He was 16 years old.1

Citations

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

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 1797
Father*Christopher Gerrard2,1,3 b. 1771
Mother*Mary ______2,1,3 b. 1771
Birth*1797Thomas Gerrard was born about 1797.1
Census Ireland 1821*1821Thomas was enumerated on the census taken in 1821 in house 352 in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. He was 24 years of age and worked as a spirit retailer. The family of Christopher and Mary Gerrard lived in the neighboring house 351, and are suspected to have been his parents and siblings.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of Thomas Gerrard, 1821, townland of Navan, parish of Navan, barony of Lower Navan and county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  2. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at www.findmypast.com, Household of Christopher Gerrard, 1821, townland of Navan, parish of Navan, barony of Lower Navan and county of Meath.
  3. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).

Thomas Gerrard Esq.1,2,3

b. 1643, d. 14 February 1719
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Birth*1643Thomas Gerrard Esq. was born about 1643.1,2,3
Residence*His home was in Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.1,2,3
Will*10 February 1716Thomas made his will dated 10 February 1716 at Gibbstown2,3
Death*14 February 1719 and died on 14 February 1719.1,2,3
Probate*15 March 1719His will was proved on 15 March 1719 and he was succeeded at Gibbstown by his eldest son, John.2,3

Family

Elizabeth ______
Children1.John Gerrard+1,2,3
2.Thomas Gerrard+1,2,3 d. Nov 1763
3.Samuel Gerrard4 d. 14 May 1750
4.Dorothy Gerrard1,2,3

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).
  4. [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.

Thomas William Gerrard1,2

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Edward Gerrard1 d. 16 Apr 1866
Mother*Mary Anne Bennison1
Birth*Thomas William Gerrard was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*1 January 1853He married Margaret Moore, daughter of Thomas Moore, on 1 January 1853 at the Parish Church of St. Anne, Dublin.2
(Son) Will5 April 1866Thomas'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

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.
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, marriage of Thomas William Gerrard and Margaret Moore, https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

William Gerrard1

d. between 1789 and 1793
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard2,3 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper2
Birth*William was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's 1763 will as his third son.2
Deed Memorial13 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 1756.3
Marriage*15 December 1756He married, by license dated 13 December, Anne Cosby, spinster, of the parish of St. Andrew, Dublin, daughter of ______ Cosby, on 15 December 1756 at St. Andrew's Church of Ireland, Dublin.4,5,6
(Son) Will3 October 1763William was named in the will of his father dated 3 October 1763 at Liscartan, County Meath. To his third son William, he left all his estate and interest in the lands of Betaghstown in County Meath, subject to the payment of £40 per annum to the Charter School of Ardbraccan in County Meath, which was to be paid thereout as was directed by the will of testator's brother Samuel Gerrard, deceased. His father's will also left legacies to William's three daughters, Rebecca, Sarah and Elizabeth.7,8
Deed Memorial*13 January 1773A memorial deed dated 13 January 1773 made between Gaynor Barry of the city of Dublin Esq. of the one part and William Gerrard of Dormstown in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the other part.

Whereby, in consideration of £1,979, 19s, 2p sterling to the said Gaynor Barry in hand paid by the said William Gerrard, the said Gaynor Barry did demise, grant, set to farm and let unto the said William Gerrard all that part of the town and lands at Dormstown in as full a manner as then in the possession of the said William Gerrard, containing 86 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches, be the same more or less, situate in the county of Meath with all the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, from the first day of November last for and during the lives and life of the said Gaynor Barry, of Henry Codington of the city of Dublin Esq., now clerk to the Honorable Justice Dennison, and of Dixie Codington, eldest son of Dixie Codington, late of Athlumney, Esq. and the survivors and survivor of them at the yearly rent of £80 to be paid half yearly in which said deed of lease is contained a covenant that the said Gaynor Barry, his heirs and assigns, should from time to time, forever thereafter, at the request of the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns, as often as any of the said lives in said lease named, or any of the lives to be named, in all or every of the renewals thereof, should happen to die and, upon payment or tender of all the rent that should be then in arrears, and upon tender of one peppercorn by way of fine, renew or make a new lease of the premises aforesaid to the said William Gerrard, his heirs and assigns for the two lives then in being and for the life nominated as aforesaid at the like rent clause for renewal and other covenants contained in the lease.

The deed of lease was executed, signed and sealed by William Gerrard and Gaynor Barry and witnessed by Stewart Mulligan, clerk to Mr. Edward King of the city of Dublin, attorney, and Richard Tegart, clerk to the said Gaynor Barry on 15 January 1773. It was registered the same day.9
(Bride's Father) 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.10
(Bride's Father) 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 1784.11
Will*24 December 1788William made his will dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. He first appointed trustees, Reverend Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney, and named his three unmarried daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine, his two natural sons, William and Thomas, his housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, his two married daughters, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds and Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, his granddaughters, Johanna Hinds and Annabella Hinds, his son-in-law, Matthew Hinds, and his three natural daughters, Bridget, Mary and Agnes at Tankardstown.

Our transcription has not altered the content of the abstract, although we have made minimal edits to clarify places with current day spellings and to complete sentences or modify punctuation. Our transcription follows:

I, William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Gentleman...

     Trustees -- Reverend Singleton Harper of the city of Dublin, Clerk, Robert Waller of Allenstown, County Meath, Esq., and James Gibney of Navan in County Meath, Merchant -- to hold the lands of Dormstown, County Meath, in trust for testator's three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, who are to enjoy the house and lands of Dormstown and to receive the rents and profits thereof equally, and if they marry, as they marry, to have £500, and the last of them to marry, or who is unmarried, to have the house and lands of Dormstown. And on her death, whether married or unmarried, said trustees are to allow testator's two natural sons, William and Thomas, sons of testator's housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, to have the house and rents of Dormstown equally between them for life, and then to their issue male, lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue, said lands are to go to testator's daughter Rebecca Hinds, widow, and to her sons, and failing whom to testator's daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, testator's residuary legatees, and the survivor or survivors of them

     Legacy to testator's daughter Sarah Hinds, which is not to be in the control of Matthew Hinds, her present husband, or any after taken husband, and at her death to go to her children

     Legacy to testator's son-in-law Matthew Hinds

     Legacy to testator's two granddaughters Johanna and Annabella Hinds

     Testator leaves his dwelling house and 30 acres of land at Tankardstown, County Meath, to his housekeeper Mary Glascum, and if the lease thereof expires before she dies, then she is to have an annuity of £20

     Legacies to Bridget, Mary and Agnes, three daughters of the said Mary Glascum

     Testator leaves the lands of Tankardstown (subject as aforesaid), Betaghstown, and Castlemartin, all in County Meath, to his daughter Sarah Hinds

     Residue to Testator's three daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

     Executors -- Daughters Rebecca Hinds and Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

Dated 24 December 1788 and witnessed by William Dickson, David Thompson and Michael Gibney.12,13,14
Death*between 1789 and 1793He probably died between 1789 and 1793 in County Meath.12,13
Probate*11 January 1794Probate was granted on his estate on 11 January 1794 to his daughters, Elizabeth Gerrard, Catherine Gerrard and Anne (Gerrard) Gibney, wife of Michael Gibney, saving the right of his eldest daughter, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds.12,13

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, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
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  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Marriage of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, and Ann Cosby of the parish of St. Andrew, spinster, 13th December 1756.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the church records on IrishGenealogy.ie at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
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William Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard2,1 d. bt 1789 - 1793
Mother*Mary Glascum2
Birth*William Gerrard was probably born in Tankardstown, County Meath, Ireland, and was described as a natural son, meaning an illegitimate son, in his father's will.2,1
(Natural Son) Will24 December 1788William was named in the will of his father dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. His father appointed trustees, Reverend Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney, and named his three unmarried daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine, his two natural sons, William and Thomas, his housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, his two married daughters, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds and Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, his granddaughters, Johanna Hinds and Annabella Hinds, his son-in-law, Matthew Hinds, and his three natural daughters, Bridget, Mary and Agnes at Tankardstown.

Our transcription has not altered the content of the abstract, although we have made minimal edits to clarify places with current day spellings and to complete sentences or modify punctuation. Our transcription follows:

I, William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Gentleman...

     Trustees -- Reverend Singleton Harper of the city of Dublin, Clerk, Robert Waller of Allenstown, County Meath, Esq., and James Gibney of Navan in County Meath, Merchant -- to hold the lands of Dormstown, County Meath, in trust for testator's three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, who are to enjoy the house and lands of Dormstown and to receive the rents and profits thereof equally, and if they marry, as they marry, to have £500, and the last of them to marry, or who is unmarried, to have the house and lands of Dormstown. And on her death, whether married or unmarried, said trustees are to allow testator's two natural sons, William and Thomas, sons of testator's housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, to have the house and rents of Dormstown equally between them for life, and then to their issue male, lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue, said lands are to go to testator's daughter Rebecca Hinds, widow, and to her sons, and failing whom to testator's daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, testator's residuary legatees, and the survivor or survivors of them

     Legacy to testator's daughter Sarah Hinds, which is not to be in the control of Matthew Hinds, her present husband, or any after taken husband, and at her death to go to her children

     Legacy to testator's son-in-law Matthew Hinds

     Legacy to testator's two granddaughters Johanna and Annabella Hinds

     Testator leaves his dwelling house and 30 acres of land at Tankardstown, County Meath, to his housekeeper Mary Glascum, and if the lease thereof expires before she dies, then she is to have an annuity of £20

     Legacies to Bridget, Mary and Agnes, three daughters of the said Mary Glascum

     Testator leaves the lands of Tankardstown (subject as aforesaid), Betaghstown, and Castlemartin, all in County Meath, to his daughter Sarah Hinds

     Residue to Testator's three daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

     Executors -- Daughters Rebecca Hinds and Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

Dated 24 December 1788 and witnessed by William Dickson, David Thompson and Michael Gibney.2,1,3
Deed Memorial*30 May 1803A memorial of an indented deed dated 30 May 1803 was made between William Gerrard of Tankardstown, County Meath, Esquire of the one part and his sister 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 1805.4
(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.5
Deed Memorial*3 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.6,7
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.8
Land To Be Let1 April 1805An advertisement in the 1 April 1805 issue of Saunder's News-Letter, published in Dublin and placed a week earlier on 25 March 1805, announced with its headline that Tankardstown, County Meath, was to be let by auction. The ad then stated, "On the premises, on Tuesday the 2nd of April next at twelve o'clock, for six months, that part of the lots of Tankardstown, in the county of Meath, late in the possession of William Gerrard, and his under-tenants, containing 114 acres, or thereabouts. They are well known to be as good feeding and tillage land as any in the county, and are within two miles of Navan, on the high road to Kells. For further particulars, application to be made by letter, or otherwise, to James Halpin, John ______, or Mr. Sylvester Sheridan, Martry, who will show the lands."9
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 1811.10
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 1812.11
(Brother of Bride) Marriage Settlement8 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 1818.12
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 1812.13
Land To Be Let*27 January 1813An advertisement in the 27 January 1813 issue of Saunder's News-Letter, published in Dublin, announced that the house, offices and lands of Tankardstown, County Meath, containing 112 acres, and formerly in the possession of Mr. William Gerrard were to be let for a term of 22 years, and in such divisions as may be agreed upon. The ad stated, "Said lands, which are of excellent quality for either meadow, pasture, or tillage, are situate on the Black Water, three miles beyond Navan, and on the high road to Kells. Immediate possession can be given. Proposals in writing will be received by Mr. William Christian, Ardbrackin, who will show the lands, or by Mr. John Hughes, 99, Capel-street."14
Residence*March 1818William and Thomas 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
Research Notes*1821No records have been found for William after the spring of 1818. We have, on occasion, tried to talk ourselves into thinking that the William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, who was enumerated on the 1821 census in Ardbraccan, County Meath, was the same William, although when we think more about it, his age, at 60 in 1821, would probably make him far too young. What do you think?16,17

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. [S1725] William Gerrard will (24 December 1788), Abstract of the Will of William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Ireland Ms. 654, "Abstracts of wills of Thomas and William Gerrard", received with great joy and many thanks from a fellow Gerrard researcher who received them from the National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office in Dublin. LHB Computer Files, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Abstract of the 1788 Will of William Gerrard.
  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: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033. 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: 1805; Film# 535456, Volume 577, pages 47-48, Deed Number 384698, images 333-334.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the 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."
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, April 01, 1805. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  10. [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.
  11. [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.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, January 27, 1813.
  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. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  17. [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.

William Gerrard1,2,3

b. 2 March 1783, d. April 1811
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*2 March 1783William Gerrard was born on 2 March 1783 at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland,1,2,3
Death*April 1811 and died unmarried in April 1811 at age 28.1,2,3

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).

William Gerrard1

d. before 13 October 1792
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. 1785
Mother*Sophia ______1 d. 1807
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 1787.2
Marriage*26 November 1779He married, by license dated 26 November 1779, Jane Vipont of Hampton Court, Middlesex, England and of Thomas Street, Dublin, daughter of Charles Vipont and Mary Stiles, in Marlborough Street, Dublin.3,4,5
(Heir at Law) Deed Memorial25 March 1780A memorial of a deed dated 25 March 1780 was made between William Gerrard of the city of Dublin, gentleman, of the first part, John Gerrard in the county of Meath, gentleman, and Hannah Gerrard otherwise Wynne, his wife, of the second part, and Robert Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath aforesaid, Esq., of the third part.

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

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

The deed was duly executed, signed and sealed by William Gerrard, John Gerrard and Robert Waller, and witnessed by Richard Foster of Scallanstown in the county of Meath, gentleman, and Robert McCormick of Liscartan aforesaid, farmer. The memorial was registered on 10 April 1780.6
(Bride's Cousin) 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.7
Deed Memorial*1 November 1786A memorial of an indented deed dated 1 November 1786 was made between William Gerrard of Liscartan, in the county of Meath, son and heir and administrator of Thomas Gerrard, deceased, of the one part, and Sophia Gerrard of Liscartan aforesaid, widow and relict of the said Thomas Gerrard of the other part.

Reciting that the said William Gerrard stands indebted to the said Sophia in the accounts in the said deed amount in the sum of £1,850.

And reciting that the lands of Liscartan were now vested in the said William Gerrard under a lease from Charles Cadogan for a term of years at certain rent and covenants therein mentioned.

And also possession of the town and lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon by virtue of a lease from William Waller Esq. to Thomas Gerrard deceased dated 13 November 1778 for a term of years of which 12 were unexpired at a certain yearly rent and covenants mentioned and which, at that time, were vested in the said William Gerrard.

And that said William was also possessed of cows, horses and oxen, sheep corn, hay, household furniture, implements of husbandry and other effects, in a schedule annexed to the deed, depasturizing (grazing), being or standing on the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon and Liscartan and the dwelling house thereon.

And that the said William agreed to sell and convey to the said Sophia the lands of Liscartan and Balrathboyne otherwise Boon and the cattle, goods and chattels of his thereon to Sophia.

And that she agreed to accept thereof in satisfaction of her demand.

Witnessing that William Gerrard in consideration of the said sum of £1,850 to as aforesaid due to the said Sophia and also for other considerations therein, did give, grant, bargain, sell, assign, and set over unto the said Sophia Gerrard the aforesaid lands of Liscartan and Balrathboyne otherwise Boon and also his estate right, title and interest therein with the appurtenances together with the several cows, horses, oxen, sheep, corn, hay, household furniture, implements of husbandry and other effects in the schedule annexed to the deed. To hold the said lands and premises to the said Sophia, her executors, administrators and assigns during the rest, residue and remainder of the term for years then to come and unexpired, and all benefit of renewal of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon subject to the payment of the landlord's rent and the covenants in the tenants' leases, and to have and to hold all the said cows, horses, oxen, sheep, corn, hay, household furniture, implements of husbandry and other effects to the said Sophia Gerrard, her executors, administrators and assigns forever to her sole use and benefit, in consideration whereof she released and discharged the said William Gerrard, his executors and administrators of and from the demands aforesaid and all thirds of the personal estate and effects of Thomas Gerrard, her late husband.

The deed was signed and sealed by William Gerrard and witnessed by Matthew Camelin, who stated he was aged 20 years and 11, and Garrett Reilly, both of Liscartan. It was registered on 15 December 1786.1
(Heir at Law) Death1785William, as only son, was Heir at Law and succeeded at Liscartan when his father died about 1785.8
Deed Memorial*11 October 1787A memorial of an indented deed bearing date and executed on 11 October 1787 was made between the Right Honorable Charles Sloane Lord Cadogan of New Burlington Street in the county of Middlesex of the one part, and William Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath and Kingdom of Ireland, of the other part.

By which indenture of lease the said Charles Sloane, Lord Cadogan, for the considerations therein mentioned, demised, leased, set, and to farm let unto the said William Gerrard, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all that and those the castles, lands and farm called and known by the name of Liscartan in the county of Meath in the said Kingdom of Ireland, containing 465 acres plantation measure in the whole be the same more or less, together with all edifices, houses, outhouses, stables, barns, mills, mill courses, gardens, orchards, meadows, wears, fishings, waters, water courses, ways, commodities, advantages, profits, emoluments and appurtenances to the said castle, lands and farm, to any part or parcel belonging, or in anywise appertaining.

To hold to the said William Gerrard, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, from the first day of November next ensuing for and during the natural lives of him, the said William Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard, his son aged about 5 years, and the Honorable George Cadogan, son of the said Charles Sloane, Lord Cadogan, aged about 4 years, and during the lives and the life of the longest liver of them, and for and during the life or lives of all and every other the person or persons to be named by the said William Gerrard, his heirs or assigns, in the future leases to be granted by the said Charles Sloane, Lord Cadogan, his heirs and assigns, pursuant to his covenant therein contained in order that the same may be renewable forever, subject to the payment of the yearly rent and performance of the several covenants in the said indenture of lease, as well as the part of the lessors on the part of the lessee in the same indenture of lease, particularly.

Which said lease and the memorial were signed and sealed by Lord Cadogan and witnessed by James Bradfield of the county of Norfolk, gentleman, and Thomas Biggleston of London in the Kingdom of England. The memorial was registered in Dublin on 27 March 1788.9
Death*before 13 October 1792He died intestate before 13 October 1792 and was succeeded as Heir at Law at Liscartan by his eldest son Thomas.10
Administration*22 June 1793Administration was finally granted to his widow and relict Jane Gerrard on 22 June 1793 after a former administration was annulled. His administration had been originally granted to Michael Tisdale on 13 October 1792, and renewed to him on 6 November 1792 for "special purpose" pending suit, identifying Jane Gerrard as William's widow and relict and stating that Ann Patterson otherwise Gerrard was pretending to have an interest.10,11,12

Family

Jane Vipont
Children1.Sophia Gerrard13
2.Thomas Gerrard+1,14 b. 23 Jul 1782, d. 7 Feb 1868
3.Mary Anne Gerrard13 b. 1784, d. 12 Apr 1868
4.William Edward Gerrard+13 d. 16 Apr 1866
5.Charles Gerrard+13
6.Jane Gerrard13

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: 1786; Film# 532580, Volume 384, pages 103-105, Deed number 254281. 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: 1787; Film# 532579, Volume 382, pages 262-263, Deed Number 254726, image 140.
  3. [S1641] Betham prerogative marriage licences abstracts, 1629-1810, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Gerrard, William of Martry, County Meath, Esq. and Vipont, Jane of the Parish of St. Thomas, city of Dublin, spinster, dated 26 November 1779. Hereinafter cited as Betham prerogative marriage licences abstracts, 1629-1810.
  4. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, issue dated 14 December 1779. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  5. [S1660] Irish Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812, Volume I (A-J), online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Wm Gerrard of "Maitrey", Meath and Miss "Vipon" published on 16 Dec 1779. Hereinafter cited as Irish Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812, Volume I (A-J).
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1780; Film# 531702, Volume 331, page 546, Deed Number 223215, image 296.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1784; Film number 531952; Volume 357; Pages 184-185; Deed number 239623 image 418.
  8. [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, images 65-66.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1787; Film# 532581, Volume 387, pages 330-331, Deed Number 261613, image 509.
  10. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, administration of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, granted on 13 October 1792 to Michael Tisdale for special purposes, noting Jane Gerrard as his widow and relict and stating that Ann Patterson, otherwise Gerrard, was pretending to have an interest. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  11. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, granted again on 6 November 1792 to Michael Tisdale, pending suit.
  12. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of William Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Esq. granted to Jane Gerrard, widow and relict on 22 December 1793, noting the annulment of his former administration.
  13. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386.
  14. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261.

William Gerrard1

b. 1807
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 b. 23 Jul 1782, d. 7 Feb 1868
Mother*Mary Anne Rotheram1 b. 1791
Birth*1807William Gerrard was born about 1807 in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821William appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents, Mary Anne and Thomas Gerrard, in Liscartan, County Meath. He was 14 years old.1
Education*1824William was identified as the son of Thomas, generousus, when he entered Trinity College, Dublin, at age 17 in 1824. (According to a Latin dictionary, generousus meant of noble birth, aristocratic, well-bred.)2,3
Marriage*3 January 1833He married Harriett Rebecca Hanna of Gardiner Place in the city of Dublin, daughter of William Hanna, on 3 January 1833 in Parish Church of St. George, Dublin. They were married by the Reverend Francis Chamley and their respective father's signed as witnesses.4,5,6
Historical Note Many of Ireland's large and beautiful estates were in financial difficulties after the Great Famine, and the Encumbered Estates Acts in 1848 and 1849 allowed for the sale of the many estates that went bankrupt during those famine years. However in many cases the estate was entailed by the laws of inheritance so the Acts also removed those restrictions. A special court was established to facilitate the speedy sale of lands in order to reduce indebtedness. Documents known as sale notices were prepared advertising the estate. The "Encumbered Landed Estates Court Rentals" were, in effect, sales catalogues and included urban and rural properties. The documents provided the date and place of sale with a description of the estate and its location together with a map. The details of the owner were given with a list of tenants with their rents and tenure. If the property was held by lease then the particulars named those contracted and could involve one or more generations.7
Land To Be Sold9 November 1855The commissioners' "sales catalog" announced that the castle, town, lands and farm of Liscartan, County Meath, held under a lease for three lives, renewable forever, and containing 734 acres, 0 roods, and 13 perches English Statute Measure, situate in the barony of Lower Navan and county of Meath, a valuable freehold estate, was to be sold in one lot by the commissioners for the Sale of Incumbered Estates In Ireland on Friday, 9 November 1855 at the hour of twelve o'clock noon. Heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, who was then in his 74th year, his eldest son and heir William Gerrard, Esqrs., and James Cullen, merchant, were identified as owners. William Edward Steele and Alexander Parker, Esqrs., were identified as petitioners.

The descriptive particulars of the Liscartan Estate explained that the Castle, Mansion House, Offices, Demesne and Lands of Liscartan had been for upwards of a century the residence of the Gerrard family. They were described as beautifully situated in the heart of one of the finest counties in Ireland -- the county of Meath -- on the banks of the Blackwater River, within about two miles of the town of Navan, where the Dublin and Drogheda Railway Company had a station, six miles of the towns of Kells and Athboy, and seven of the town of Trim -- all market and post towns -- and surrounded by the demesne and lands of Ardbraccan, Scallanstown, Mullaghard, Rathaldron, Whistlemount and Knockumber, the estates of the Lord Bishop of Meath and other well-connected people.

The offices included a large coach house, stabling for 20 horses, a steam house, a harness room, cow house and root house -- all slated -- large barns, a straw house, a feeding house, a large shed, piggeries, a forge, a workshop, large granaries and a foddering yard, an enclosed haggard, with several corn stands, and a pump attached to the steam house.

The lands, which were described as well planted, watered, sheltered and divided -- consisting of arable, pasture, and meadow land of the primest quality, capable of producing most abundant and excellent crops, were intersected by the High Road leading from Kells to Navan, and also by the Kells Extension of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway, to that their situation was peculiarly advantageous for farming purposes. There was also a very valuable and extensive corn mill, with a kiln and other suitable buildings, now in full work, and possession a never-failing supply of water from the Blackwater River, belonging to, and part of, the estate. "The river abounds with fish of the finest description."

The full catalog, complete with conditions of the sale, history of Liscartan's deed records, names of the extended Gerrard family, and maps of the property may be viewed here.8

Family

Harriett Rebecca Hanna
Child1.Henrietta Gerrard9 b. 15 Oct 1840

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. [S1724] Register of students, graduates, professors, provosts, of Trinity College, Univ of Dublin 1593-1846, online at https://www.scribd.com/document/94119104/, William Gerrard, 1824, age 17, son of Thomas, County Meath, Generousus. Hereinafter cited as Register of students, graduates, professors, provosts, of Trinity College, 1593-1846.
  3. [S590] JM Latin-English Dictionary, online at http://dictionary.babylon.com. Hereinafter cited as JM Latin-English Dictionary.
  4. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast Newsletter, Friday, January 11, 1833, page 4. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the church records on IrishGenealogy.ie at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, marriage of William Gerrard and "Harriott" Rebecca Hanna at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  7. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885.
  8. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com, the "castle, town, lands, and farm, of Liscarton."
  9. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, baptism of Henrietta Gerrard, https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…

William Bennison Gerrard1

b. 1825, d. 25 December 1842
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Edward Gerrard1 d. 16 Apr 1866
Mother*Mary Anne Bennison1
Birth*1825William Bennison Gerrard was born about 1825 in County Cavan, Ireland,1
Death*25 December 1842 and died a tragic death at age 17. On Christmas Day, 25 December 1842, William Bennison Gerrard "fell overboard off the fore yardarm of the brig Dromahare, of Sligo, off Cape Clear, on her homeward voyage from the West Indies, and, melancholy to relate, sank to rise no more." Newspapers identified him as the eldest son of William Edward Gerrard Esq. of Liscartan Castle in the county of Meath.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Mail, February 8, 1843. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, February 7, 1843.

William Edward Gerrard1

d. 16 April 1866
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard2 d. b 13 Oct 1792
Mother*Jane Vipont2
Birth*William Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.2,1
(Grandchild) Administration18 December 1793When the estate of William's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, was granted administration on 18 December 1793, William's father had also died so William's mother was granted administration of his grandfather's estate. The administration documents named his grandchildren, William and Jane's children, Sophia Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.3
(Minor Child) Deed Memorial10 November 1806William was a minor child when his father died in 1792. His mother's second husband, John Smith, was appointed his legal guardian until his eldest brother Thomas reached the age of maturity in 1803 and took letters of guardianship for all of his younger brothers and sisters. In 1806, with his mother's and John Smith's agreement, his brother Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, finalized a trust for the sole benefit of all his brothers and sisters, Sophia Webb otherwise Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.2
Residence*November 1814William Edward lived in the townland of Killywilly, County Cavan, in November 1814 and his brother, Charles Gerrard, Esq. was listed as a resident there in Leet's Directory of 1814.1,4
Marriage Settlement*22 December 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 was made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.1
Marriagebefore 11 February 1815He married Mary Anne Bennison of Cavan, County Cavan, daughter of William Bennison, before 11 February 1815, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.1
Will*5 April 1866He 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.5
Death*16 April 1866He died on 16 April 1866 in County Cavan.6

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: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. 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: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261, images 385-386.
  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. [S1625] Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814), online at www.findmypast.com, Charles Gerrard, Esq., "Killawilly", post town of Ballyconnell, county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814).
  5. [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.
  6. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, William Edward Gerrard, deceased, 16 April 1866, County Cavan, Ireland, Thomas W. Gerrard, primary beneficiary. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  7. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Mail, February 8, 1843. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

William Gerrard of Ardbraccan1

b. 1761
Birth*1761William Gerrard of Ardbraccan was born about 1761.1
MarriageHe married Jane ______.1
Research Notes*1821William Gerrard of Ardbraccan belongs in our Gerrard research project somewhere, we're just not sure where. We have, on occasion, tried to talk ourselves into thinking that William Gerrard of Tankardstown and Dormstown in the county of Meath was the same William, although when we think more about it, he would probably have been much older. Who knows where this William belongs?2,1
Occupation*William's occupation was reported on the 1821 census as a Barony Constable and a weaver.1
Census Ireland 1821*1821Jane and William Gerrard were enumerated on the census taken in 1821 at house 48 in Ardbraccan, County Meath. Their surname was transcribed as "Genard". William, who did not report having any acreage, was 60 years of age and gave his occupation as Barony Constable and weaver. Jane was 55. Four of the couple's children were enumerated in their parents' household in 1821. John was 31 and worked as a linen weaver, Thomas was 18, Anne was 36, and Mary was 28. Their son-in-law, Philip Gafney, age 24 and a linen weaver, resided there as well, as did John Gafney, who was 12.3

Family

Jane ______ b. 1766
Children1.Anne Gerrard1 b. 1785
2.John Gerrard1 b. 1790
3.Mary Gerrard1 b. 1793
4.______ Gerrard1 b. 1797
5.Thomas Gerrard1 b. 1803

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.
  2. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  3. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at www.findmypast.com, Household of William Gerrard, 1821, townland of Ardbraccan, parish of Ardbraccan, county of Meath; their surname was transcribed as "Genard.'

______ Gerrard1

b. 1797
Father*William Gerrard of Ardbraccan1 b. 1761
Mother*Jane ______1 b. 1766
Birth*1797______ Gerrard was probably born about 1797 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married Philip Gafney.1

Family

Philip Gafney b. 1797

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.

Benjamin Gerrish1

b. 19 October 1717, d. 6 May 1772
Birth*19 October 1717Benjamin Gerrish was born on 19 October 1717 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),2
Baptism and was baptized the next day at Old South Church, Boston.2
Education*1733Benjamin graduated from Harvard College, Boston, in 1733.1
Marriage*19 April 1744He married as her first husband Rebecca Dudley, daughter of Colonel William Dudley and Elizabeth Davenport, on 19 April 1744 in Boston.1,3,4
Death*6 May 1772He died on 6 May 1772 at Southampton, Hampshire, England, at age 542
Burial* and was probably buried in England.2

Family

Rebecca Dudley b. 28 May 1726, d. 30 Jan 1809

Citations

  1. [S1013] Unidentified author, "Gov. Thomas Dudley and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 10, pages 133-142 and pages 337-340 (April and October 1856): page 340. Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dudley and his Descendants."
  2. [S1015] Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, "The Family of Capt. John Gerrish: Old Boston Families, Number Two", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 67, pages 105-115 (April 1913): pages 113-115. Hereinafter cited as "The Family of Capt. John Gerrish."
  3. [S337] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.
  4. [S1015] Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, "The Family of Capt. John Gerrish", pages 113-115, noting intention was 19 Apr 1744.

John Gerrish1

Marriage*21 November 1734He married Margery Jackson, daughter of Dr. George Jackson and Joanna Pepperell, on 21 November 1734.1

Family

Margery Jackson b. 26 Jan 1711

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Samuel Gerrish1

(Registrar) Land Transfer1 May 1734Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis witnessed the signature of Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 1 May 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.1
(Registrar) Land Transfer22 August 1734Daniel Johnson and Mary Perkins witnessed the mark of Nicholas Bolton, labourer, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 22 August 1734 in his sale of land in Dorchester to David Leach, yeoman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Isaac Johnson, Justice of the Peace, verified that Nicholas Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.1
(Registrar) Land Transfer23 August 1734Thomas Howland and Rebeckah Johnson witnessed the signature of Elisha Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 23 August 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Isaac Johnson, Justice of the Peace, verified that Elisha Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.1

Citations

  1. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.

Sarah Gerrish1

Marriage*31 October 1736She married John Frost, son of Honorable John Frost and Mary Pepperell, on 31 October 1736.1

Family

John Frost b. 12 May 1709, d. 1770

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Margery Geyton1

Marriage*She married Thomas Ussher.1

Family

Thomas Ussher
Child1.Arland Ussher+1 b. c 1552, d. 10 Aug 1598

Citations

  1. [S1630] Reverend William Ball Wright, The Ussher Memoirs : Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Families in Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1889), Chapter VIII. Arland Ussher, the Chancery Registrar and his Family, pages 79-86. Hereinafter cited as The Ussher Memoirs.

Elizabeth Gibbs1

d. 1776
Marriage*1717She married William Hayward of Mendon, son of William Hayward and Esther Harbor, in 1717.1
Death*1776She died in 1776.1

Family

William Hayward b. 1694
Children1.William Hayward1 b. 1718
2.Hepzibah Hayward1 b. 1719
3.Beulah Hayward1 b. 1719
4.Joseph Hayward1 b. 1721
5.Elizabeth Hayward1 b. 1726
6.Josiah Hayward1 b. 1729
7.Elijah Hayward1 b. 1732, d. 1808

Citations

  1. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 133-150; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Martha Gibbs1

d. 1 February 1756
Marriage*15 May 1746She married as his first wife Willis Hall of Sutton, Worcester County, son of Percival Hall and Jane Willis, on 15 May 1746 in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*1 February 1756She died on 1 February 1756.1

Family

Willis Hall b. 7 Mar 1718/19

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Hall, pages 538-549. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sutton Marriages, Volume 1, page 273. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mary Gibbs1

b. 28 May 1699
Father*Robert Gibbs2 b. 20 Sep 1665, d. 7 Dec 1702
Mother*Mary Shrimpton2
Birth*28 May 1699Mary Gibbs was born on 28 May 1699 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*19 February 1718She married Reverend John Cotton, son of Reverend Rowland Cotton and Elizabeth Saltonstall, on 19 February 1718 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was performed by the Presbyterian minister Reverend Dr. Increase Mather.1,4

Family

Reverend John Cotton b. 1690
Child1.Martha Cotton+5 b. 30 Nov 1739, d. c 1809

Citations

  1. [S337] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.
  2. [S1024] John Farmer, Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Carter, Andrews, & co., 1829), Gibbs, pages 120-121. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of New England.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S180] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Newton Births, page 45. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mary Gibbs1,2,3

d. 8 September 1644
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Reverend John Sherman, son of Edmund Sherman and Grace Makin. They probably married in New Haven Colony, Connecticut.4,5,6
Death*8 September 1644She died on 8 September 1644 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.3,7

Family

Reverend John Sherman b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Children1.Mary Sherman3
2.Bezaliel Sherman3 b. 15 Nov 1640
3.Daniel Sherman3 b. 16 Mar 1642
4.Samuel Sherman3 b. 14 Apr 1644

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 669, noting the place of their marriage as "Watertown/New Haven//Milford CT". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the Early History of the Town, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Second Edition; two volumes in one. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), Sherman, pages 429-432. Hereinafter cited as Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.
  3. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 669, noting the place of their marriage as "Watertown/New Haven//Milford CT" and her surname as "GIBBS."
  5. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24, noting her name as only "Mary _______."
  6. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, reporting her surname as "GIBBS?". Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  7. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33.

Mercy Gibbs1

d. 18 December 1744
Marriage*15 July 1732She married Reverend Benjamin Prescott, son of Captain Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar, on 15 July 1732 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*18 December 1744She died on 18 December 1744.1

Family

Reverend Benjamin Prescott b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777
Children1.Henry Prescott3 b. 19 Jul 1735, d. 19 Jan 1736
2.Henry Prescott3 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 10 Sep 1816

Citations

  1. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 46-47. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, date transcribed as 15 Jun 1732. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial, page 52.

Robert Gibbs1

b. 20 September 1665, d. 7 December 1702
Birth*20 September 1665Robert Gibbs was born on 20 September 1665 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*19 May 1682He married Mary Shrimpton on 19 May 1682 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Death*7 December 1702He died on 7 December 1702 in Boston at age 37.1

Family

Mary Shrimpton
Child1.Mary Gibbs+1 b. 28 May 1699

Citations

  1. [S1024] John Farmer, Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Carter, Andrews, & co., 1829), Gibbs, pages 120-121. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of New England.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Eliza Gibney1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Michael Gibney1 d. Mar 1804
Mother*Anne Gerrard1 d. 6 May 1818
Birth*Eliza Gibney was born in Dormstown Castle, Dormstown, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Child) Will13 December 1817Eliza's mother made her will dated 13 December 1817 naming her deceased husband Michael, their children, William, Mary Anne, Frances Eliza, Eliza and James, and her husband's trustees Thomas Hinds and Michael's brother John Gibney. A transcription of Anne's will read:

"In the name of God Amen! I Anne Gibney, widow of Michael Gibney, late of Dormstown in the County of Meath do make this my last will and testament. Whereas by a certain deed of settlement hearing date the fourth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety four my said beloved husband did agree to invest the sum of three thousand pounds, part of my fortune therein mentioned in Thomas Hinds and John Gibney, therein mentioned, and the survivor of them, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to, for and upon such uses, trusts, and purposes as therein mentioned. And by said deed, it is agreed that in case the said Michael should die in my life time, leaving more than one child living of our marriage, that it should be lawful for me to devise said three thousand pounds or the rents, interest or produce thereof to and among such children, in such shares as I should appoint and for want of such appointment to be equally divided among each children. And whereas the said Michael Gibney disposed of said sum of three thousand pounds to such uses as he thought proper, without handing over the same to the said trustees, or either of them. And in order, as far as in him lay, to secure the said sum of three thousand pounds pursuant to the intent of said recited settlement, did by deed, dated the eighth of October, eighteen hundred and three, assign all his interest in and to the lands and premises therein mentioned to said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney, and the survivor of them, his executors, administrators and assigns, for the terms of lives and years by the leases thereof, granted to, and for the uses and purposes therein particularly mentioned. And whereas the said Michael Gibney is since dead, having made and published his last will and testament (all in his own handwriting) and after mentioning therein, that he had not handed over said three thousand pounds to the before named trustees. He after desiring his lawful debts to be paid, devised to me all his freehold and leasehold interests, as also all his personal property, to be disposed of, to and among myself and children as therein mentioned but by said will made no specific appointment of said three thousand pounds.

Now, I therefore, in case of the property so left, and devised shall extend therets [sic], (the rest?) give and devise onto my eldest son William Gibney M.D. twenty pounds, to purchase some trifle to remind him of me. It is not from want of the greatest affection for him, he ever and always deserved my warmest love and approbation, but he knows, and approves of the disposal of my property amongst the rest of my children. I give and bequest to my beloved Mary Anne Gibney five hundred pounds there out and to my beloved Francis Eliza Gibney, five hundred pounds thereout. And to my beloved Eliza Gibney, five hundred pounds thereout. And to my beloved son James Gibney, three hundred pounds thereout. But, if before I die, he the said James Gibney, should procure (thro: the interest of his Uncle Gibney or other relatives) a permanent situation so as to enable him to do without it, I devise him (like his brother William) to give up all right to what I leave him to his three sisters, Maryanne, Francis Eliza and Eliza Gibney, said respective legacies to be paid my sons and daughters, upon their attaining the age of twenty one years, or days of marriage, which shall first happen, And it is my will and desire that in case the property, wherein of my said husband has died possessed of, shall not extend to the entire sum of three thousand pounds, the share, or proportion of each of my said children, shall bear a proportion of such diminution, thereof as may happen. And it is also my will that in case any of my children shall die before attaining his, her or their respective ages, as aforesaid, or being married, then the share of his, her or them so dying shall go and be divided amongst such survivors and share alike and I do hereby constitute my said three daughters Maryanne, Frances Eliza and Eliza Gibney or the survivors of them as the case may be, residuary legates of all such worldly substance as I shall possessed of. And I do also nominate my brother-in-law John Gibney Esq. M.D. and my son William Gibney Esq. M.D. Executors of this my will. In (page part torn off) witness whereof I set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventeen."

Her will was signed and sealed by Anne Gibney; and her sister Catherine (Gerrard) Small, her sister's husband John Small, and J. Bryne all signed and sealed as witnesses.1
Administration*25 August 1826Eliza was granted administration of her mother's estate on 25 August 1826.2

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, 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."
  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, from email dated 22 February 2018 noting that "Admin with will annexed of Anne Gibney was granted to Miss Eliza Gibney on 25 August 1826" was written in pencil at the end of her will.

Frances Eliza Gibney1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Michael Gibney1 d. Mar 1804
Mother*Anne Gerrard1 d. 6 May 1818
Birth*Frances Eliza Gibney was born in Dormstown Castle, Dormstown, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Child) Will13 December 1817Frances's mother made her will dated 13 December 1817 naming her deceased husband Michael, their children, William, Mary Anne, Frances Eliza, Eliza and James, and her husband's trustees Thomas Hinds and Michael's brother John Gibney. A transcription of Anne's will read:

"In the name of God Amen! I Anne Gibney, widow of Michael Gibney, late of Dormstown in the County of Meath do make this my last will and testament. Whereas by a certain deed of settlement hearing date the fourth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety four my said beloved husband did agree to invest the sum of three thousand pounds, part of my fortune therein mentioned in Thomas Hinds and John Gibney, therein mentioned, and the survivor of them, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to, for and upon such uses, trusts, and purposes as therein mentioned. And by said deed, it is agreed that in case the said Michael should die in my life time, leaving more than one child living of our marriage, that it should be lawful for me to devise said three thousand pounds or the rents, interest or produce thereof to and among such children, in such shares as I should appoint and for want of such appointment to be equally divided among each children. And whereas the said Michael Gibney disposed of said sum of three thousand pounds to such uses as he thought proper, without handing over the same to the said trustees, or either of them. And in order, as far as in him lay, to secure the said sum of three thousand pounds pursuant to the intent of said recited settlement, did by deed, dated the eighth of October, eighteen hundred and three, assign all his interest in and to the lands and premises therein mentioned to said Thomas Hinds and John Gibney, and the survivor of them, his executors, administrators and assigns, for the terms of lives and years by the leases thereof, granted to, and for the uses and purposes therein particularly mentioned. And whereas the said Michael Gibney is since dead, having made and published his last will and testament (all in his own handwriting) and after mentioning therein, that he had not handed over said three thousand pounds to the before named trustees. He after desiring his lawful debts to be paid, devised to me all his freehold and leasehold interests, as also all his personal property, to be disposed of, to and among myself and children as therein mentioned but by said will made no specific appointment of said three thousand pounds.

Now, I therefore, in case of the property so left, and devised shall extend therets [sic], (the rest?) give and devise onto my eldest son William Gibney M.D. twenty pounds, to purchase some trifle to remind him of me. It is not from want of the greatest affection for him, he ever and always deserved my warmest love and approbation, but he knows, and approves of the disposal of my property amongst the rest of my children. I give and bequest to my beloved Mary Anne Gibney five hundred pounds there out and to my beloved Francis Eliza Gibney, five hundred pounds thereout. And to my beloved Eliza Gibney, five hundred pounds thereout. And to my beloved son James Gibney, three hundred pounds thereout. But, if before I die, he the said James Gibney, should procure (thro: the interest of his Uncle Gibney or other relatives) a permanent situation so as to enable him to do without it, I devise him (like his brother William) to give up all right to what I leave him to his three sisters, Maryanne, Francis Eliza and Eliza Gibney, said respective legacies to be paid my sons and daughters, upon their attaining the age of twenty one years, or days of marriage, which shall first happen, And it is my will and desire that in case the property, wherein of my said husband has died possessed of, shall not extend to the entire sum of three thousand pounds, the share, or proportion of each of my said children, shall bear a proportion of such diminution, thereof as may happen. And it is also my will that in case any of my children shall die before attaining his, her or their respective ages, as aforesaid, or being married, then the share of his, her or them so dying shall go and be divided amongst such survivors and share alike and I do hereby constitute my said three daughters Maryanne, Frances Eliza and Eliza Gibney or the survivors of them as the case may be, residuary legates of all such worldly substance as I shall possessed of. And I do also nominate my brother-in-law John Gibney Esq. M.D. and my son William Gibney Esq. M.D. Executors of this my will. In (page part torn off) witness whereof I set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventeen."

Her will was signed and sealed by Anne Gibney; and her sister Catherine (Gerrard) Small, her sister's husband John Small, and J. Bryne all signed and sealed as witnesses.1

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 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."

James Gibney1

(Relative) Relationship NoteMichael Gibney and John Gibney were brothers, and their relationship with James Gibney has still not been identified.2,3
Occupation*1788James was a merchant in Navan, County Meath, in 1788.4
(Trustee) Will24 December 1788Reverend Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney were appointed trustees by the will of William Gerrard dated 24 December 1788 at Dormstown, County Meath. They were tasked, primarily, with holding the lands of Dormstown and managing the execution of the testator's directives for the benefit of his heirs. William's will named his three unmarried daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine, his two natural sons, William and Thomas, his housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, his two married daughters, Rebecca (Gerrard) Hinds and Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds, his granddaughters, Johanna Hinds and Annabella Hinds, his son-in-law, Matthew Hinds, and his three natural daughters, Bridget, Mary and Agnes at Tankardstown.

Our transcription has not altered the content of the abstract, although we have made minimal edits to clarify places with current day spellings and to complete sentences or modify punctuation. Our transcription follows:

I, William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Gentleman...

     Trustees -- Reverend Singleton Harper of the city of Dublin, Clerk, Robert Waller of Allenstown, County Meath, Esq., and James Gibney of Navan in County Meath, Merchant -- to hold the lands of Dormstown, County Meath, in trust for testator's three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, who are to enjoy the house and lands of Dormstown and to receive the rents and profits thereof equally, and if they marry, as they marry, to have £500, and the last of them to marry, or who is unmarried, to have the house and lands of Dormstown. And on her death, whether married or unmarried, said trustees are to allow testator's two natural sons, William and Thomas, sons of testator's housekeeper at Tankardstown, Mary Glascum, to have the house and rents of Dormstown equally between them for life, and then to their issue male, lawfully begotten, and in default of such issue, said lands are to go to testator's daughter Rebecca Hinds, widow, and to her sons, and failing whom to testator's daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard, testator's residuary legatees, and the survivor or survivors of them

     Legacy to testator's daughter Sarah Hinds, which is not to be in the control of Matthew Hinds, her present husband, or any after taken husband, and at her death to go to her children

     Legacy to testator's son-in-law Matthew Hinds

     Legacy to testator's two granddaughters Johanna and Annabella Hinds

     Testator leaves his dwelling house and 30 acres of land at Tankardstown, County Meath, to his housekeeper Mary Glascum, and if the lease thereof expires before she dies, then she is to have an annuity of £20

     Legacies to Bridget, Mary and Agnes, three daughters of the said Mary Glascum

     Testator leaves the lands of Tankardstown (subject as aforesaid), Betaghstown, and Castlemartin, all in County Meath, to his daughter Sarah Hinds

     Residue to Testator's three daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

     Executors -- Daughters Rebecca Hinds and Elizabeth, Anne and Catherine Gerrard

Dated 24 December 1788 and witnessed by William Dickson, David Thompson and Michael Gibney.4,5,1
(Witness to Memorial) Deed Memorial8 October 1803James Gibney of Violet Hill, County Meath, witnessed a memorial of an indentured deed of conveyance on 8 October 1803 made between Michael Gibney, also of Violet Hill, and his trustees, Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and John Gibney of Navan, County Meath, doctor of Physics.6,3

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: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033. 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: 1794; Film number 535733; Volume 500; Pages 21-22; Deed number 308065.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1804; Film# 545029, Volume 557, page 539, Deed Number 372959.
  4. [S1725] William Gerrard will (24 December 1788), Abstract of the Will of William Gerrard of Dormstown, County Meath, Ireland Ms. 654, "Abstracts of wills of Thomas and William Gerrard", received with great joy and many thanks from a fellow Gerrard researcher who received them from the National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office in Dublin. LHB Computer Files, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Abstract of the 1788 Will of William Gerrard.
  5. [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.
  6. [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 557, page 539, Memorial of Transcript 372959. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."