Thomas Gerrard1

d. 1785
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*Thomas was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's 1763 will as his second son.1,2,3,4
Marriage*He married Sophia ______.5
(Son) Will3 October 1763Thomas was named in the will of his father dated 3 October 1763 at Liscartan, County Meath. To his second son Thomas, he left all his estate and interest in the lands of Corstown and Sellersook, both in County Meath, and the sum of £1,000.6,7
Deed Memorial*10 June 1773A memorial of an indented deed dated 09 and 10 June 1773 was made between Samuel Gerrard, heir and executor of his father Thomas Gerrard, late of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, deceased, of the one part and Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the said county of Meath, gentleman and Samuel's brother, of the other part.

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

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

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by the said Samuel Gerrard in the presence of witnesses John Chamley and Christopher Abbot Jr., both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. The memorial was registered on 19 June 1773.8
Research Notes*10 June 1773The deed memorial of 09 and 10 June 1773 transferred his brother Samuel's title of Heir at Law at Liscartan to Thomas, in effect bypassing Samuel's sons and moving the line of succession to Thomas and his male descendants.8
Deed Memorial*20 July 1773A memorial of an indented deed dated 20 July 1773 was made whereby John Gerrard of Dulane in the county of Meath, gentleman, for the considerations therein mentioned, demised unto Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the county of Meath, gentleman, all that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon occupied then by John Gerrard containing by estimation 181 acres 2 roods and 8 perches of profitable land, plantation measure, be the same more or less, situate, lying and being in the Barony of Kells and county of Meath with all and singular appurtenances thereunto belonging in as full and ample manner as John Gerrard then held and enjoyed.

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

The deed was duly executed by the parties and witnessed by Mary Joy of Derryhall, County Westmeath, spinster, and William Gerrard, son of Thomas Gerrard of Martry, and registered on 24 July 1773.9
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 1787.10
Death*1785He died about 1785 and was succeeded as Heir at Law at Liscartan by his only son William. Thomas' estate was not probated until 1793, after William, his only son and heir, had died.5
Administration*18 December 1793Administration was granted on his estate on 18 December 1793 to Jane Gerrard, widow of his son William who had also died. The administration documents named his grandchildren, William and Jane's children, Sophia Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard.11

Family

Sophia ______ d. 1807
Child1.William Gerrard+12 d. b 13 Oct 1792

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632, listed correctly as his parents' second son. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  4. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1786; Film# 532580, Volume 384, pages 103-105, Deed number 254281, images 65-66. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S1719] Thomas Gerrard will (3 October 1763), Abstract of the Will of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, 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 1763 Will of Thomas Gerrard.
  7. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1773; Film# 531671, Volume 298, page 84, Deed Number 196574, image 50.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1773; Film# 531672, Volume 299, pages 26-27, deed number 197050, image 20.
  10. [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.
  11. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath Esq. was granted on 18th day of December 1793 to Jane Gerrard (widow of his son William) and names his grandchildren, William and Jane's children.
  12. [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.

Thomas Gerrard1,2,3

b. 1715, d. 11 September 1784
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*John Gerrard1,2,3
Mother*Margaret Flood1,2,3
Birth*1715Thomas Gerrard was born about 1715 in Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
(Nephew) Will18 October 1749Thomas's uncle Samuel Gerrard wrote his will dated 18 October 1749 at Clongill, County Meath, naming his brothers, John Gerrard and Thomas Gerrard, sister, Dorothy Welsh, nephews, Thomas Gerrard and Gerrard Welsh, niece, Elizabeth Morris, who we believe to have been the daughter of Samuel's sister, Dorothy Welsh, grandnieces, Darcy Wentworth and Catherine Dempster, who Samuel identified as the daughters of Elizabeth Morris, his cousins, Mary Byrne, Robert Gerrard and John Gerrard, and his uncle Edward Gerrard, who was identified as the father of Samuel's cousin John. Unfortunately, the abstract we have of Samuel's will does not identify the father, or parents, of his cousins Mary Byrne and Robert Gerrard, nor does it mention the names of the husbands of Mary Byrne, Elizabeth Morris, Darcy Wentworth or Catherine Dempster. We would really like to see a more complete copy of Samuel's will.4,5,1,2,3
(Nephew) Will3 October 1763Thomas, identified as his nephew, received a legacy in the will of his uncle, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 at Liscartan, County Meath.6,7
Marriage23 February 1771He married Elinor Carroll on 15 or 23 February 1771.8,9,2,10
Estate*At his father's death, Thomas, his only son and Heir at Law, succeeded his father at Gibbstown.3,2,1
Death*11 September 1784He died on 11 September 1784 at about age 69.1,2,3
Administration*21 December 1784Administration was granted on his estate to his widow and relict Elinor on 21 December 1784. He was succeeded at Gibbstown by John, his eldest son and Heir at Law.9

Family

Elinor Carroll
Children1.Rachel Gerrard1,2,3 d. 1818
2.Margaret Gerrard1,2,3 d. 18 Apr 1805
3.John Gerrard1,2,3 d. 13 Nov 1858
4.Samuel Gerrard1,2,3 b. 6 Jul 1777, d. Sep 1818
5.Thomas Gerrard+1,2,3,11 b. 9 Dec 1779, d. 7 Apr 1836
6.Eleanor Gerrard1,2,3 d. 15 Mar 1782
7.William Gerrard1,2,3 b. 2 Mar 1783, d. Apr 1811

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. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, citing and attaching a copy of a Betham Genealogical Abstract of Samuel Gerrard of Clongill's will and probate information. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  5. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  6. [S1719] Thomas Gerrard will (3 October 1763), Abstract of the Will of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, 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 1763 Will of Thomas Gerrard.
  7. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763.
  8. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume I, page 632, reporting their marriage on 15 February 1771.
  9. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Esq. to Ellinor Gerrard, the wife and relict, granted 2nd day of September 1784.
  10. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition), page 262, reporting their marriage on 23 February 1771.
  11. [S1678] Charles Dalton F.R.G.S., The Waterloo Roll Call : with biographical notes and anecdotes, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1904), pages 93 and 95. Hereinafter cited as The Waterloo Roll Call.

Thomas Gerrard1,2,3

b. 9 December 1779, d. 7 April 1836
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3,4 b. 1715, d. 11 Sep 1784
Mother*Elinor Carroll1,2,3
Birth*9 December 1779Thomas Gerrard was born on 9 December 1779 at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3,4
Military Service*Thomas served as a Major in the British Army, and a Captain, and Lieutenant Colonel in the 23rd Light Dragoons where his brigade was called Gerrard's Troops. Thomas was severely wounded at the Battle of Waterloo.1,2,5,3,4,6
Residence*1830Before his marriage in 1830, Thomas lived in Bloomsbury, County Meath.7
Marriage*12 March 1830He married, by consistorial license, Letitia Garnett of Williamstown, County Meath, daughter of Reverend George Charles Garnett, on 12 March 1830 in Parish Church of St. George, Dublin.8,7,9,2,10,11
Residence*Letitia and Thomas resided at Boynehill, County Meath.12
Death*7 April 1836He died on 7 April 1836 at age 56.1,2,3,4

Family

Letitia Garnett
Children1.Eleanor Gerrard+1,2,3
2.Elizabeth Mary Gerrard1,2,3 d. 1909
3.Thomas Gerrard1,12,2,3 b. 10 Aug 1834, d. 1913
4.Letitia Catherine 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. [S1678] Charles Dalton F.R.G.S., The Waterloo Roll Call : with biographical notes and anecdotes, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1904), pages 93 and 95. Hereinafter cited as The Waterloo Roll Call.
  5. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, pages 233 and 432. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.
  6. [S1677] Christopher Kelly Esq., A full and circumstantial account of the memorable battle of Waterloo: the second restoration of Louis XVIII; and the deportation of Napoleon Buonaparte to the island of St. Helena, and every recent particular relative to his conduct and mode of life in his exile. Together with an interesting account of the affairs of France and the biographical sketches of the most distinguished Waterloo heroes. Embellished with engravings, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Thomas Kelly, 1818), page 105. Hereinafter cited as A full and circumstantial account of the memorable battle of Waterloo.
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, marriage of Thomas Gerrard and Letitia Garnett on 12 March 1830 at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  8. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  9. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume I, page 632, reporting the date of their marriage as 18 March 1830.
  10. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition), page 262, reporting the date of their marriage as 18 March 1830.
  11. [S1678] Charles Dalton F.R.G.S., The Waterloo Roll Call, pages 93 and 95, reporting the date of their marriage as 18 March 1830.
  12. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, Volume 49, page 432.

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 10 August 1834, d. 1913
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard2,1,3,4 b. 9 Dec 1779, d. 7 Apr 1836
Mother*Letitia Garnett2,1,3,4
Birth*10 August 1834Thomas Gerrard was born on 10 August 1834 at Boynehill, County Meath, Ireland.1,4,3,2
(Heir at Law) Death13 November 1858At his uncle John Gerrard's death in 13 November 1858, Thomas succeeded him as Heir at Law at Gibbstown.5,6,7,3,8
Political Service1863He served as High Sheriff in County Meath in 1863 and in County Cavan in 1893.3,4
Residence*between 1871 and 1872Thomas built his large castle called Gibbstown (or Gibstown) House, with 63 bedrooms and terraced gardens, at Gibbstown, County Meath, between 1871 and 1872.3
Political Service*Later he served as a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for the Crown in County Meath.9,3,4
Census Ireland 1901*1901Thomas was enumerated as the head of his household on the 1901 census at Gibstown Demesne, parish of Donaghpatrick, county of Meath. He was 66 years of age and single, with his occupation reported as Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the Crown. His widowed sister Eleanor Collins, who was enumerated as Ellen, was 70 years of age and resided in his household in 1901, as did 9 servants. He employed a butler, a footman, a pantboy, a cook and domestic servant, a kitchen maid, a laundress and 3 housemaids. Everyone in the household could read and write.9
Death*1913He died unmarried and without issue about 1913 and was succeeded as Heir at Law at Gibbstown by his nephew Thomas Gerrard Collins, eldest son of his sister Eleanor (Gerrard) Collins.10,9

Citations

  1. [S1636] Edward Walford, Walford's county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland : containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Spottiswoode & Co. LTD., 1909), Volume 49, page 432. Hereinafter cited as Walford's county families of the United Kingdom.
  2. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  4. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  5. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, 1858 probate of the will of John Netterville Gerrard, http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  6. [S1639] 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased', The Galway Advertiser, online at http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/68791/…, 24 October 2013, although reporting the year of his death as 1858. Hereinafter cited as Galway Advertiser, 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased.'
  7. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume I, page 632, incorrectly reporting his death in November of "1838."
  8. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition), page 262, incorrectly reporting his death in November of 1838.
  9. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the 1901 Census, household of Thomas Gerrard, house 13, Gibstown Demesne, Donaghpatrick, Meath at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Meath/…
  10. [S1655] John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, Privy Council & Order of Precedence (99th Edition), downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1949), Lambart, page 1156. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (99th Edition).

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 23 July 1782, d. 7 February 1868
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*William Gerrard2,1 d. b 13 Oct 1792
Mother*Jane Vipont3
Birth*23 July 1782Thomas Gerrard was born on 23 July 1782 in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Deed Memorial11 October 1787Thomas was about 5 years old when his father obtained a lease for the castles and lands of Liscartan. A 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 1788.4
(Heir at Law) Deathbefore 13 October 1792Thomas, as eldest son, was Heir at Law and succeeded at Liscartan when his father died before 13 October 1792.5
(Grandchild) Administration18 December 1793When the estate of Thomas's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, was granted administration on 18 December 1793, Thomas's father had also died so Thomas'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.6
Education*1799Thomas was identified as the son of William, generousus, when he entered Trinity College, Dublin, at age 17 in 1799. (According to a Latin dictionary, generousus meant of noble birth, aristocratic, well-bred.)7,8
Marriage Settlement*10 November 1805A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 10 November 1805 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, George Rotheram of Crossdrum in the said county of Meath and Mary Anne Rotheram, spinster, third daughter of the said George Rotheram of the second part and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath aforesaid Esq. and Thomas Battersby of Glenidan in the county of Westmeath Esq. of the third part.

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

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

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

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

The deed and memorial were duly executed, signed and sealed by Thomas Gerrard and witnessed by Jeremiah Smith. The memorial was registered on 22 September 1806.9
Marriage*before 22 September 1806He married Mary Anne Rotheram of Crossdrum, County Meath, daughter of George Rotheram and Catherine Smith, before 22 September 1806, the date their marriage settlement memorial was registered.9
Deed Memorial10 November 1806A memorial deed of appointment dated 10 November 1806 was made between John Smith of Kells in the county of Meath, Esq. and Jane Smith otherwise Gerrard his wife of the first part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath Esq. of the other part.

Reciting that Thomas Gerrard was guardian to his younger brothers and sisters, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard;

and also reciting that by indenture of lease bearing date 13 November 1778 made between William Waller Esq. of Allenstown, County Meath of the one part and the children's grandfather, Thomas Gerrard of Martry, County Meath of the other part, both now deceased, the said William Waller for the considerations therein mentioned demised unto the said Thomas Gerrard of Martry all that part of the lands of Balrathboyne, otherwise Boon, then in the occupancy of the said Thomas Gerrard of Martry, containing 181 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches. To hold to the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns from the first of November (just past) for the term of 21 years at the yearly rent of £118, 19s, 4p in which said lease was contained a covenant for renewal on the part of the said William Waller, his executors, administrators and assigns to the said Thomas Gerrard, his heirs, administrators and assigns as often as he, the said William Waller should review the same with the Archdeacon of Meath for such further term as the said William Waller, his executors, administrators should obtain a lease of the same and he the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators or assigns pay one-third part of the fines which should be paid by the said William Waller, his executors or administrators in obtaining such renewal.

And also reciting that Robert Waller, only son of the said William Waller, then deceased, renewed said lease with the Archdeacon of Meath and did in pursuance of the said lease by indenture bearing date 20 February 1797 demise unto the said Jane Smith otherwise Gerrard, who was described in the deed as the "personal representative of the said Thomas Gerrard (of Martry) and of William Gerrard his son", the said and therein before mentioned lands and premises at the said renewed yearly rent and subject to all the clauses and covenants in the original lease mentioned.

It should be noted here that, although Jane Smith otherwise Gerrard was described in the deed as only the personal representative of Thomas Gerrard and his son William, Jane was actually the widow of William Gerrard of Liscartan and daughter-in-law of Thomas Gerrard of Martry and the mother of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan of the "other part" of this deed.

The deed also recited that Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan on 23 July 1803 arrived at age, and on 25 July 1804 took letters of guardianship to his younger, minor brothers and sisters.

And reciting that Robert Waller, having then lately renewed his lease with the Reverend Thomas Lucy, Archdeacon of Meath, had agreed to execute a renewal of the said lease to the person lawfully entitled to receive it;

and also reciting that in order to indemnify the said Robert Waller from all disputes as to the person legally authorized to receive said rent, it was thought necessary that the said John and Jane Smith should assign all their right and title to a renewal of the lease from Robert Waller to Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, Jane's son and heir of his father William, to which John and Jane Smith did agree.

And witness that John Smith and Jane Smith for the considerations therein mentioned did assign unto Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan all their interest in or to any renewal of the said lands and premises and the covenants of the deed of 1778 from William Waller, deceased, to Thomas Gerrard of Martry, deceased;

And also witness that the deed was executed by Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in trust for the sole benefit of his brothers and sisters, Sophia Webb otherwise Gerrard, Mary Anne Gerrard, William Edward Gerrard, Charles Gerrard and Jane Gerrard, and for no other use, trust or purpose whatsoever.

The deed of assignment was executed by all parties mentioned and duly signed and sealed by John and Jane Smith and witnessed by James Webb of Kells and Jane's sister Anne Vipont of Kells in the county of Meath on 15 November 1806. It was registered a few months later on 8 June 1807.3
(Heir at Law) Marriage Settlement6 July 1814As heir at law, Thomas was a party in a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 6 July 1814 made between John Morris of Skreen Castle of the county of Meath, Esq., of the first part, his sister Jane Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, spinster, of the second part, Charles Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Walter Keating of Sylvan Park in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part, and Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The deed and memorial were executed, signed and sealed by John Morris and Jane Gerrard, and witnessed by Richard Barrett Jr. of Navan Esq. and Charles Fitzsimmons of Liscartan, both in the county of Meath. The memorial was registered on 6 Dec 1814.10
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.11
Census Ireland 1821*1821Mary Anne and Thomas Gerrard appeared on the census taken in 1821 at house 7 in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland. Thomas was 39 years of age with 334 acres at Liscartan, and reported his occupation as Justice of the Peace. His wife Marianne was 30. The members of their household included sons William, who was 14, Thomas 11, and Samuel 7, and daughters Catherine, age 12, and Marianne, who was 5. The children's aunt, Marianne Gerrard, whose age was reported as 25 years although she would have been older, lived with her brother's family in 1821 and John Walsh, age 70, was a visitor. Also residing with the family were a house servant, a cook, a house maid and a kitchen man.12
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.13
Land To Be Sold*9 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.14
Death*7 February 1868He died on 7 February 1868 at Bachelor's Hall, Rathfarnham, Dublin, the home of his son Samuel, at age 85.15,16

Family

Mary Anne Rotheram b. 1791
Children1.William Gerrard+12 b. 1807
2.Catherine Sophia Gerrard12 b. 1809, d. 1 Sep 1896
3.Thomas Gerrard12 b. 1811
4.Samuel Gerrard+12 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
5.Mary Anne Gerrard12 b. 1816, d. Aug 1843

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1807; Film# 545057, Volume 591, pages 161-162, deed number 401261. 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: 1786; Film# 532580, Volume 384, pages 103-105, Deed number 254281.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath Esq. was granted on 18th day of December 1793 to Jane Gerrard (widow of his son William) and names his grandchildren, William and Jane's children.
  7. [S1724] Register of students, graduates, professors, provosts, of Trinity College, Univ of Dublin 1593-1846, online at https://www.scribd.com/document/94119104/, Thomas Gerrard, 1799, age 17, son of William, County Meath, Generousus. Hereinafter cited as Register of students, graduates, professors, provosts, of Trinity College, 1593-1846.
  8. [S590] JM Latin-English Dictionary, online at http://dictionary.babylon.com. Hereinafter cited as JM Latin-English Dictionary.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1806; Film# 535459, Volume 582, pages 469-470, deed number 395349, images 550-551.
  10. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film# 464717, Volume 687, pages 20-22, Deed Number 472167, images 327-328.
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427.
  12. [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.
  13. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885.
  14. [S1651] Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885, online at www.findmypast.com, the "castle, town, lands, and farm, of Liscarton."
  15. [S1662] Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, The Belfast Newsletter, Monday, 10 February 1868, page 1, reporting his age as 86. Hereinafter cited as The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925.
  16. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Thomas Gerrard, date of death 7 February 1868 in Dublin. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 1811
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 b. 23 Jul 1782, d. 7 Feb 1868
Mother*Mary Anne Rotheram1 b. 1791
Birth*1811Thomas Gerrard was born about 1811 in Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821Thomas appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents, Mary Anne and Thomas Gerrard, in Liscartan, County Meath. He was 11 years old.1
Education*1827Thomas was identified as the son of Thomas, Agricola, which meant he was to study agriculture and farming, when he entered Trinity College, Dublin, at age 16 in 1827.2,3
Marriage*6 September 1838He married Catherine Elizabeth Battersby, daughter of Robert Battersby Esq., on 6 September 1838 in Old Castle Church, County Meath. They were married by the Reverend Robert Battersby.4,5,6

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/, Thomas Gerrard, 1827, age 16, son of Thomas, County Meath, Agricola. 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. [S1634] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds indexes 1623-1866, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage License Bonds, Diocese of Meath, 1838, Catherine Elizabeth Battersby and Thomas Gerrard. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds indexes 1623-1866.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, The Dublin Evening Mail, 19 September 1838. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  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. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Thomas Gerrard1,2

b. 1803
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 b. 1761
Mother*Jane ______1 b. 1766
Birth*1803Thomas Gerrard was born about 1803 in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821Thomas appeared on the 1821 census in the household of his parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, He was 18 years old.3

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. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins". Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  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.'

Thomas Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Samuel Gerrard1
Mother*Mary Rochfort1
Birth*Thomas Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1
Military Service*March 1772Thomas was identified as a Cornet in the 12th Regiment of Dragoons in March 1772.2
(Groom's Brother) Marriage Settlement2 March 1772Cornet Thomas Gerrard and his sister Mary witnessed a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 2 March 1772 made between their father Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the first part, their brother John Gerrard, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Samuel Gerrard of the second part, the Reverend John Wynne of Ardbraccan in the county of Meath, clerk, and Hannah Wynne, his eldest daughter, of the third part.2
Marriage*He married Anne Rochfort, daughter of George Rochfort.3
Relationship Note*The relationship between Thomas Gerrard's mother, Mary (Rochfort) Gerrard, and his father-in-law, George Rochfort, has not yet been identified.3
(Uncle) Deed MemorialMay 1813John Gerrard, Thomas Gerrard and Samuel Gerrard were named as the three lives in the deed agreement their father made with John as a part of his marriage settlement agreement. After John's death, John's daughter Maria became the third life with Thomas and Samuel, as confirmed in a memorial of an indented deed of conveyance dated May 1813 made between Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, daughters and only children and co-heiresses of John Gerrard late of Curristown, County Westmeath, spinsters, of the one part, the Reverend Mungo Henry Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath, clerk, executor of Robert Waller, late of Allenstown aforesaid, deceased, of the second part, and George Thompson of Clonskeagh Castle in the county of Dublin, Esq. of the third part.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The memorial was executed, signed and sealed by Maria, Hannah and Elizabeth Gerrard, and witnessed by Thomas Thompson and Michael Reilly. It was registered on 18 May 1813.1
Residence*1814Thomas was listed in Leet's Directory of 1814 in Tallyho, County Westmeath.4
Marriage Settlement*7 September 1816A memorial of indented deeds of lease and release dated 6 and 7 September 1816 respectively were made between the Honorable Martha Wingfield of the city of Dublin in Ireland, spinster, of the first part, James MacCormick of the same city, Esq., of the second part, Thomas Gerrard of Tallyho, County Westmeath, in Ireland, Esq., of the third part, Samuel Gerrard of the same place, Esq., the only son of the said Thomas Gerrard of the fourth part, Thomas Leversage Fowler of Pendeford in the parish of Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England, Esq., of the fifth part, Elizabeth Fowler of Pendeford aforesaid, spinster, eldest daughter of the said Thomas Leversage Fowler by his late wife Harriett, of the sixth part, and Edward John Littleton of Teddesley Hall in Staffordshire, England, Esq., and the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Clonmore in the county of Louth, Ireland, of the seventh part.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The several agreements were each signed and sealed in England by the appropriate parties and witnessed by James Holyoake of Tettenhall, Staffordshire, attorney, William Thacker of Penn, Staffordshire, attorney-at-law, and Elizabeth Moore, servant to the said Thomas Leversage Fowler, and which said deed and the memorial as to the execution by Samuel Gerrard, clerk, was witnessed by James Dunn of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and Charles James Howard, clerk to the said James. It was registered on 06 May 1817.5

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1813; Film# 595086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187. 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: 1773; Film# 531668, Volume 295, pages 354-355, deed number 196652, images 192-193.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, George Rochfort of Side Brooke, County Westmeath, will dated 13 February 1786, probated 18 May 1786. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  4. [S1625] Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814), online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard, Esq., Tally-ho, post town of Mullingar, county of Westmeath. Hereinafter cited as Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814).
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1817, Film# 463934, Volume 714, pages 574-A-574-E, Deed number 488909, images 532-534.

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 19 July 1840
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
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, Ireland and his Brothers
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
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.

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 1805
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
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 Gerrard1

d. 21 April 1898
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 b. 1848
Mother*Bridget McDonagh1
Birth*Thomas Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland,1
Death*21 April 1898 and died on 21 April 1898.1
(Son) Gravestone MemorialHis father erected a memorial gravestone in the Athlumney Old Graveyard, Navan, County Meath, to honor and record the deaths of family members who had all died within 14 months of each other. Included on the memorial were the deaths of Thomas, who died on 21 April 1898, his uncle John Gerrard who predeceased him on 24 February 1897, and his grandmother, Catherine (O'Hara) Gerrard, who died on 6 August 1897.2,1

Citations

  1. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, shared by Kev Murray and others, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…. Hereinafter cited as Meath Headstone Photos.
  2. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."

Thomas Gerrard1

b. 1863
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1 b. 1830
Mother*Hannah Walmsley1
Birth*1863Thomas Gerrard was born in 1863.1
Marriage*10 May 1892He married Matilda McGill, daughter of James McGill, on 10 May 1892 in Mount Nugent Parish Church, Kilbride-Castlecor, County Cavan, Ireland.2,3

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins". Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", citing https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage of Thomas Gerrard of Allenstown, parish of Ardbraccan, age 29, bachelor, labourer, son of John Gerrard, labourer, and Matilda McGill of Mount Nugent, parish of Kilbride Castlecor, age 29, spinster, daughter of James McGill, baker. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Thomas Gerrard Esq.1,2,3

b. 1643, d. 14 February 1719
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*______ Gerrard4
Birth*1643Thomas Gerrard Esq. was born about 1643.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.1,2,3
Residence1708Thomas was identified as of Silloge, County Meath, in 1708.5
Deed Memorial*21 December 1708A memorial of an indenture of lease dated 21 December 1708 was made between Isaac Ward of the city of Dublin, Esq. of the one part and Thomas Gerrard of Silloge in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the other part. Whereby the said Isaac Ward has demised and set the said Thomas Gerrard all that and those the town and lands of Great Donaghpatrick, containing by estimation 180 acres be the same more or less, and all his, the said Isaac's, proportion of the lands of Gibbstown and Troystown containing about 321 acres be it more or less, and all the rights, members, appurtenances there unto belonging. To have and to hold the said demised premises with the appurtenances, unto the said Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns, for the term of 41 years from the first day of May 1708 at and under the clear yearly rent of £148 sterling. The said indenture of lease was perfected by the said Isaac Ward on 21 December 1708 in the presence of William Barry, Clerk to Mr. Thomas Cooke, Public Notary in the city of Dublin, and the memorial was signed by Thomas Gerrard and registered on 22 December 1708.6,5
Residence*His family's primary home was at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.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.Dorothy Gerrard+1,2,3
4.Samuel Gerrard7 d. 14 May 1750

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, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1708; Film# 522803, Book 1, Deed number 235, image 218, Isaac Ward to Thomas Gerrard, Great Donaghpatrick, Gibbstown and Troystown. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, citing and attaching a copy of the indenture of lease which documents Thomas Gerrard's 1708 acquisition of Gibbstown, Donaghpatrick and Troystown. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  7. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l.

Thomas William Gerrard1,2

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
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, Ireland and his Brothers
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 there out 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.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1756; Film# 461380, Volume 187, pages 5-6, deed number 123035.
  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."
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, Parish of St. Andrew, page 32, reporting the marriage of William Gerrard and Anne Cosby by license at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  7. [S1719] Thomas Gerrard will (3 October 1763), Abstract of the Will of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, 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 1763 Will of Thomas Gerrard.
  8. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1773; Film# 531669, Volume 296, pages 77-78, deed number 194325, images 47-48.
  10. [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.
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1784; Film number 531950; Volume 352; Pages 567-568; Deed number 240455.
  12. [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.
  13. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, William Gerrard, will dated 24 December 1788, probated 11 January 1794.
  14. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1814; Film number 545070; Volume 672; Pages 321-323; Deed number 464033.
  15. [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.
  16. [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.
  17. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1810; Film# 535469, Volume 619, page 265, Deed Number 424741, image 145.

William Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
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, 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, Ireland and his Brothers
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, Ireland and his Brothers
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, Ireland and his Brothers
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 Gerrard1,2

b. 1761
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*______ Gerrard2
Birth*1761William Gerrard was born about 1761.1
MarriageHe married Jane ______.1
Research Notes*1821William Gerrard 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?3,1
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 12.4

Family

Jane ______ b. 1766
Children1.Robert Gerrard+5 b. 1784
2.Anne Gerrard1 b. 1785
3.James Gerrard+2 b. 1787
4.John Gerrard1 b. 1790
5.Mary Gerrard1 b. 1793
6.William Gerrard+6 b. 1794
7.______ Gerrard1 b. 1797
8.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. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins". Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  3. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  4. [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.'
  5. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", and stating her suspicion that Robert may have been the eldest son of William and Jane.
  6. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", and suggesting the younger William could be the son of the elder William and Jane, stating his date of birth fits between Mary and Thomas.

William Gerrard1,2

b. 1794
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father-Possible*William Gerrard3 b. 1761
Mother-Possible*Jane ______3 b. 1766
Birth*1794William Gerrard was born about 1794, probably in County Meath, Ireland.4,2
Census Ireland 1851*1851William Gerrard was enumerated as the head of his household on the census taken in 1851 in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. He was 57 years of age. His married son Samuel resided with his wife and children in his father's household in 1851. Samuel was 28 and his wife Catherine was 26. The couple's two children, John and William, were ages 4 and 2 1/2 years, respectively.2

Family

Child1.Samuel Gerrard+4,5 b. 1823

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing the National Archives of Ireland – Search Census - The Old Age Pensions Act 1908, Extract from Census 1851 at http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/reels/c19/…
    . Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1648] Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Extract of Census Return of 1851, Maria (Gerrard) Hanly, applicant, household of William Gerrard, village and townland of Ardbraccan, barony of Navan, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851.
  3. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", and suggesting the younger William could be the son of the elder William and Jane, stating his date of birth fits between Mary and Thomas.
  4. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing the National Archives of Ireland – Search Census - The Old Age Pensions Act 1908, Extract from Census 1851 at http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/reels/c19/…
  5. [S1648] Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851, online at www.findmypast.com, Extract of Census Return of 1851, Maria (Gerrard) Hanly, applicant.

William Gerrard1,2

b. 1848
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1,2 b. 1823
Mother*Catherine O'Hara1,2 b. 1825, d. 6 Aug 1897
Birth*1848William Gerrard was born about 1848 in County Meath, Ireland,1,2
Baptism29 August 1848 and was baptized on 29 August 1848 in Bohermeen Parish Church, Ardbraccan, County Meath.3
(Grandson) Census Ireland 18511851William was enumerated with his parents on the census taken in 1851 in the household of his grandfather, William Gerrard, in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. He was 2 1/2 years old.2
Marriage*16 September 1877He married Bridget McDonagh, daughter of Thomas McDonagh and Mary Woods, on 16 September 1877 in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin.4,5,6
Gravestone Memorial*A memorial gravestone was erected in the Athlumney Old Graveyard, Navan, County Meath, by William Gerrard to record the deaths and honor his brother John Gerrard who died on 24 February 1897, his mother Catherine (O'Hara) Gerrard who died on 6 August 1897, and his son Thomas Gerrard who died on 21 April 1898.7,8
Gravestone Memorial*A memorial gravestone was erected in St. Mary's Cemetery, Navan, County Meath, in loving memory of William and Bridget (McDonagh) Gerrard and their family, including Mary Kate Gerrard, Joseph Gerrard and Margaret Gerrard. The memorial also honored Margaret McDonagh, who may have been Bridget's sister.9

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing the National Archives of Ireland – Search Census - The Old Age Pensions Act 1908, Extract from Census 1851 at http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/reels/c19/…. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1648] Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Extract of Census Return of 1851, Maria (Gerrard) Hanly, applicant, household of William Gerrard, village and townland of Ardbraccan, barony of Navan, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Census search forms 1841 & 1851.
  3. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of William Gerrard, born 1848 and baptized on 29 August 1848 in Bohermeen, Ardbraccan, County Meath, son of Saml Gerrard and Cathe O'Hara. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915.
  4. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  5. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, Marriage of Guillelmus Gerrard of Navan, son of Samuelis and Catharina Gerrard, and Brigida McDonough of Custom House, daughter of Thomas and Maria McDonough, at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral on 16 September 1877.
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Marriage of GUILLELMUS GERRARD of NAVAN and BRIGIDA MC DONOUGH of CUSTOM HOUSE on 16 September 1877


    . Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  7. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's family, citing http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…
  8. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, shared by Kev Murray and others, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…. Hereinafter cited as Meath Headstone Photos.
  9. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…

William Gerrard1

b. 1805
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Robert Gerrard1 b. 1784
Birth*1805William Gerrard was born about 1805, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821William was enumerated on the 1821 census in the household of his parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. He was 16 years old.1

Citations

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

William Gerrard1

b. 13 August 1865, d. 14 October 1946
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1,2 b. 1830
Mother*Hannah Walmsley1,2
Birth*13 August 1865William Gerrard was born on 13 August 1865 in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland.3,2,4
Marriage*17 August 1892He married Margaret Jane Wallace, daughter of James Wallace, on 17 August 1892 in the Parish Church, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.5,6
Occupation*William was described in various documents as a stonecutter and sculptor.7,8,9,10,11,12,13
Death*14 October 1946He died on 14 October 1946 in Ardbraccan at age 818,14
Burial* and was buried in Ardbraccan Graveyard, Ardbraccan.14
Gravestone Memorial*Three matching gravestones memorialize the lives of William Gerrard and his wife, Margaret Jane (Wallace) Gerrard, their young daughters, Mary Frances Gerrard and Rosamond Sarah Gerrard, their son, Frank Gerrard, and his wife, Constance Isabella (Walker) Gerrard, and Margaret's sister, Elizabeth Catherine Wallace, in Ardbraccan Graveyard, Ardbraccan, County Meath. We wonder if the gravestones were carved by William, himself.14

Family

Margaret Jane Wallace b. 1869, d. 11 Jun 1952
Children1.Francis Gerrard1,13 b. 16 Jun 1893, d. 14 Nov 1969
2.Hannifer Dorothy Gerrard1,12 b. 1 Aug 1895
3.Mary Frances Gerrard1,11 b. 5 Aug 1897, d. 25 Jul 1912
4.Margaret Helen Gerrard1,10 b. 15 Mar 1901
5.Rosamond Sarah Gerrard1,9 b. 28 Dec 1905, d. 23 Aug 1924

Citations

  1. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins". Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, William Gerrard, son of John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, referencing the FHL Film Number: 101111. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.
  3. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", citing https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth of William Gerrard, 1865, SR District/Reg Area - Navan. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  5. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", citing https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage of William Gerrard of Allenstown, County Meath, full age, bachelor, stone brewer, son of John Gerrard, game keeper, and Margaret Jane Wallace of Corke Abbey, Bray and School House, Ardbraccan, County Meath, full age, spinster, daughter of James Wallace, steward.
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, marriage by licence on 11 July 1928 of Francis Gerrard, bachelor, shop assistant of Ardbraccan, County Meath, son of William Gerrard, sculptor, and Constance Isabella Walker, spinster, farmer's daughter of Bracknagh Portarlington, daughter of Edward Walker, farmer, registered in the district of Montmellick.
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, death of William Gerrard, married, stonecutter, at 81 years on 14 October 1946 in Ardbraccan, registered on 28 October 1946 in Navan District, County Meath.
  9. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, Rosamond Sarah Gerrard, born 28 December 1905, daughter of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 5 February 1906 in Navan District, County Meath.
  10. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, Margaret Helen Gerrard, born 15 March 1901, daughter of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 6 June 1901 in Navan District, County Meath.
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, Mary Frances Gerrard, born 5 August 1897, daughter of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 23 August 1897 in Navan District, County Meath.
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, "Hannaghfer" Dorothy Gerrard, born 1 August 1895, daughter of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 12 August 1895 in Navan District, County Meath.
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Registration, Francis Gerrard, born 16 June 1893, son of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 25 July 1893 in Navan District, County Meath.
  14. [S1750] Meath Headstone Photos, shared by Kev Murray and others, online at http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…, Ardbracken/Ardbraccan Graveyard (Part 1) on the site of St. Ultans, Co. Meath, A-M, filename gerrard_wallace.jpg, contributed by Kev Murray. Hereinafter cited as Meath Headstone Photos.

William Bennison Gerrard1

b. 1825, d. 25 December 1842
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
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, Ireland and his Brothers
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.

______ Gerrard1

b. 1797
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 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.