Elizabeth Mary Gerrard1,2,3

d. 1909
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard1,2,3 b. 9 Dec 1779, d. 7 Apr 1836
Mother*Letitia Garnett1,2,3 d. 3 Dec 1890
Birth*Elizabeth Mary Gerrard was born in Boynehill, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*April 1867She married Major H. T. Johnston of Ratoath, County Meath, son of Reverend Henry Johnston, in April 1867.1,2,3
Death*1909She died in 1909.4

Citations

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

Ellen Gerrard1

b. 29 October 1872
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*John Gerrard1,2 b. 1830
Mother*Hannah Walmsley1,2
Birth*29 October 1872Ellen Gerrard was born on 29 October 1872 in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*21 August 1901She married Samuel Davies, son of Samuel Davies, on 21 August 1901 in Ardbraccan Church, Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland.3,4

Family

Samuel Davies

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, Ellen Gerrard, daughter of John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, referencing the FHL Film Number: 255862. 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, marriage by licence on 22 August 1901 of Samuel Davies of Obelisk Park, Blackrock, County Dublin, full age, bachelor, gardener, son of Samuel Davies (deceased), shopkeeper and Ellen Gerrard of Allenstown, County Meath, full age, spinster, daughter of John Gerrard, steward, married in the Parish Church of Ardbraccan, witnesses Margaret Gerrard and Charles Gerrard, registered in the registration district of Navan, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Francis Gerrard1,2

b. 16 June 1893, d. 14 November 1969
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1,2 b. 13 Aug 1865, d. 14 Oct 1946
Mother*Margaret Jane Wallace1,2 b. 1869, d. 11 Jun 1952
Birth*16 June 1893Francis Gerrard was born on 16 June 1893 with the assistance of a nurse on Chapel Street, Navan, County Meath, Ireland.2
Name VariationHe was called Frank.1
Marriage*11 July 1928He married by licence Constance Isabella Walker, daughter of Edward Walker, on 11 July 1928 in Portarlington Methodist Church, Portarlington, Queens County. The following year Queens County was renamed County Laois.3
(Husband) Death24 April 1944Frank became a widower when Constance Isabella (Walker) Gerrard died on 24 April 1944 in her 42nd year.4
Death*14 November 1969He died on 14 November 1969 at age 764
Burial* and was buried in Ardbraccan Graveyard, Ardbraccan, County Meath.4
(Son) Gravestone Memorial In Ardbraccan Graveyard, 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.4

Family

Constance Isabella Walker b. 1902, d. 24 Apr 1944

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. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth of Francis Gerrard on 16 June 1893, son of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 25 July 1893 in the registration district of Navan, County Meath, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage by licence on 11 July 1928 of Francis Gerrard, full age, bachelor, shop assistant of Ardbraccan, County Meath, son of William Gerrard, sculptor, and Constance Isabella Walker, full age, spinster, farmer's daughter of Bracknagh Portarlington, Queens County, daughter of Edward Walker, farmer, registered in the registration district of Mountmellick, Queens County, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [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.

George Rochfort Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard1
Mother*Anne Rochfort1
Birth*George Rochfort Gerrard was born in County Westmeath, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, 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.

Hannah Gerrard1

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

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

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

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

Ireland’s memorial deeds are handwritten, and the microfilmed copies are often difficult to read. Additionally, we are uncertain, in some instances, that we have identified the correct townland. In earlier times, how the name of a townland was spelled depended upon how the initial scribe heard the name pronounced, and then how future scribes interpreted what was written. As a result, the names and spellings of many Irish townlands were spelled differently from deed to deed, book to book and year to year.

Attempts to standardize the spelling of Ireland’s townlands began around the turn of the 20th century. A townland’s Barony did not always remain constant, either. Changes were made as populations grew. Our own transcription that follows attempts to identify the correct townlands mentioned in the deed and spell them in the current (2020) standard form. Our placement of quotation marks around a townland’s name means we remain uncertain about our selection of the correct townland, or have used the spelling as we saw it in the deed because we couldn’t find a good guess.

In the case of this specific 1813 deed, the microfilmed copy was fairly easy to read. One of the townlands, however, the townland we have decided might now be called “Kill”, was spelled five different ways in the seven times it was mentioned in the deed. Three times it was spelled “Kilballbragh”, and once each it was called “Kilballbrack”, “Kulballbrack”, “Kilbellbragh” and “Killbellrath”.

“Kill” was the townland we determined was a likely candidate to choose as our mystery townland for two reasons. Our first reason is that in Griffith’s Valuation of 1854, the townland of Kill is shown as contiguous to the townland of Calliaghstown, which is shown as contiguous to Rathmore, the other two townlands mentioned in this 1813 deed, and the second reason is that the Immediate Lessor of Kill in Griffith’s Valuation of 1854 was George Thompson, the name of the man to whom the lands were transferred by this 1813 deed. Our transcription follows, and we welcome suggestions and corrections:

Reciting that by indenture of 13 November 1764, Robert Rochfort Earl of Belvedere devised and set to Samuel Gerrard of Curristown all that part of the towns and lands of Rathmore, Calliaghstown and Kill 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 Kill 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 devise 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 Kill 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 Kill 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 Kill with the Honorable William Leeson 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 Kill 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 Kill, situate in the county of Westmeath with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. To hold to the said George Thompson, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural lives and life of the said Thomas Gerrard, Samuel Gerrard and Maria Gerrard, and the survivor of them, and for the lives of such other persons as shall forever be added thereto by virtue of the covenant for perpetual renewal in the original lease of said lands, contract subject, nevertheless, to the rents and covenants in the original lease mentioned.

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

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

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film# 545086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187.

Hannah Annette Gerrard1

b. 7 June 1845, d. September 1845
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Montserrat1
Birth*7 June 1845Hannah Annette Gerrard was born on 7 June 1845 in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland,1,2
Baptism10 July 1845 and was baptized on 10 July 1845 at the Clontarf Parish Church.2
Death*September 1845She died at the age of 3 months in September 1845 at home in Vernon Parade, Clontarf,1,3
Burial*29 September 1845 was buried on 29 September 1845 in the Parish of St. George Cemetery, Dublin.3

Citations

  1. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing a suggestion from an unidentified source. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, baptism on 10 July 1845 of Hannah Annette Gerrard in the Parish Church of Clontarf, County Dublin, daughter of Samuel Gerrard, solicitor, and Hannah Gerrard of Vernon Parade, Clontarf, born 7 June 1845, with the church register page attached. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, burial on 29 September 1845 of Hannah Annette Gerrard of Vernon Parade, Clontarf, age 3 months, at the Parish of St. George, Dublin, with the church register page attached.

Hannifer Dorothy Gerrard1,2

b. 1 August 1895
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1,2 b. 13 Aug 1865, d. 14 Oct 1946
Mother*Margaret Jane Wallace1,2 b. 1869, d. 11 Jun 1952
Birth*1 August 1895Hannifer Dorothy Gerrard was born on 1 August 1895 with the assistance of a nurse on Chapel Street, Navan, County Meath, Ireland.2

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. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth of "Hannaghfer" Dorothy Gerrard on 1 August 1895, daughter of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath, stonecutter, and Margaret Gerrard, formerly Wallace, registered on 12 August 1895 in the registration district of Navan, County Meath, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Henrietta Gerrard1

b. 15 October 1840
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*William Gerrard1 b. 1807
Mother*Harriett Rebecca Hanna1
Birth*15 October 1840Henrietta Gerrard was born on 15 October 1840, probably at Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland,2,1
Baptism6 November 1840 and was baptized on 6 November 1840 at the Parish Church of St. George, Dublin.1

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, baptism on 6 November 1840 of Henrietta Gerrard, daughter of William Gerrard and "Hariot" Rebecca Gerrard, in the Parish Church of St. George, Dublin, born 15 October 1840, with the church register page attached. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing a suggestion from an unidentified source. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."

Isabella Gerrard1

b. September 1846, d. October 1846
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1814, d. 22 Apr 1882
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Montserrat1
Birth*September 1846Isabella Gerrard was born in September 1846 in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland,1
Death*October 1846 and died in October 1846 in Clontarf at the age of 3 weeks.1
Burial*12 October 1846She was buried on 12 October 1846 in the Parish of St. George Cemetery, Dublin.1

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, burial on 12 October 1846 of Isabella "Jerrard" of Clontarf, age 3 weeks, at the Parish Church of St. George, Dublin, with the church register page attached. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Jacob Gerrard1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

James Gerrard1

b. 1809
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Christopher Gerrard1
Mother*Mary __?__1
Birth*1809James Gerrard was born about 1809, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821James was enumerated on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents in Nevinstown, County Meath. He was 12 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, 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.

James Gerrard1

b. 1787
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 b. 1761
Mother*Jane __?__1 b. 1766
Birth*1787James Gerrard was born about 1787 in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*He married Ellen __?__.2
Census Ireland 1821*1821Ellen and James Gerrard were enumerated on the 1821 census in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. James was 34 years of age and a linen weaver, and Ellen was also 34. Four children, all of whom are believed to have been the children of James, resided with the couple in 1821, and at least the three youngest were likely also Ellen's. Anne was 15 years old, Mary was 7, James 6, and Jane was 1. Also residing in the household was Aunt Mary Gerrard, who was likely the sister of James' father.2

Family 1

Children1.Anne Gerrard1,2 b. 1806
2.John Gerrard+1 b. 1830

Family 2

Ellen __?__ b. 1787
Children1.Mary Gerrard1,2 b. 1814
2.James Gerrard1,2 b. 1815
3.Jane Gerrard1,2 b. 1820

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. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, 1821, Household of James and Ellen Gerrard, townland of Ardbraccan, parish of Ardbraccan, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.

James Gerrard1

b. 1821
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Robert Gerrard1 b. 1784
Mother*Bridget __?__1 b. 1794
Birth*1821James Gerrard was born about 1821, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821James was enumerated on the 1821 census in the household of his parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. His age was recorded as 0.1

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, 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.

James Gerrard1,2

b. 1815
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*James Gerrard1,2 b. 1787
Mother*Ellen __?__2 b. 1787
Birth*1815James Gerrard was born about 1815 in County Meath, Ireland.1,2
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821James was enumerated on the 1821 census in the household of his parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. He was 6 years old.2

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. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, 1821, Household of James and Ellen Gerrard, townland of Ardbraccan, parish of Ardbraccan, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.

Jane Gerrard1

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

Reciting that Brabazon Morris 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 in said agreement 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 Walterstown to Skreen, south easterly by the lands of Obertstown, southerly partly by the lands of Baronstown, Collierstown, Colvinstown, and Glebe Land and westerly partly by the lands of Tara, with benefits of fairs, markets, tolls and customs held on or belonging to said lands of Skreen, and all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

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

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

Family

John Morris

Citations

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

Jane Gerrard1

b. 1857
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Samuel Gerrard1 b. 1823
Mother*Catherine O'Hara1 b. 1825, d. 6 Aug 1897
Birth*1857Jane Gerrard was born about 1857, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1,2
Marriage*2 September 1877She married James Kerrigan, son of Thomas Kerrigan, in 2 September 1877 in Roman Catholic Chapel of Navan, County Meath.1,2
(Daughter) Death6 August 1897Jane was present at the death of her mother who died of aortic regurgitation with syncope on 6 August 1897 at Flower Hill, Navan, County Meath.3,4

Family

James Kerrigan b. 1854

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. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage on 2 September 1877 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Navan, County Meath, of James Kerrigan, age 23, bachelor, carpenter of Cannon Row, Navan, son of Thomas Kerrigan, carpenter, and Jane Gerrard, age 20, spinster, dressmaker of Flower Hill, Navan, daughter of Samuel Gerrard, gardener, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [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://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death of Catherine Gerrard, widow, of Flower Hill, Navan, County Meath on 6 August 1897 "at age 57", of aortic regurgitation and syncope, daughter Jane Kerrigan present at death, registered on 7 August 1894 in the registration district of Navan, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…, with a second record with the same information at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…

Jane Gerrard1

b. 1807
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*Robert Gerrard1 b. 1784
Birth*1807Jane Gerrard was born about 1807, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Jane was enumerated on the 1821 census in the household of her parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. She was 14 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, 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.

Jane Gerrard1,2

b. 1820
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*James Gerrard1,2 b. 1787
Mother*Ellen __?__2 b. 1787
Birth*1820Jane Gerrard was born about 1820 in County Meath, Ireland.1,2
(Daughter) Census Ireland 18211821Jane was enumerated on the 1821 census in the household of her parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. She was 1 year old.2

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. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, 1821, Household of James and Ellen Gerrard, townland of Ardbraccan, parish of Ardbraccan, county of Meath. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.

John Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard1 d. Nov 1763
Mother*Catherine Cooper1
Birth*John was probably born in County Meath, Ireland, and was described in his father's 1763 will as his youngest son.1,2,3,4
(Son) Will3 October 1763John was identified as his youngest son in the will of his father dated 3 October 1763 at Liscartan, County Meath. To John, his father left all his estate and interest in the lands of Dulane and Knockglass in County Meath. The will left the residue of his estate to his wife Catherine and two sons Samuel and John, his plate divided amongst his wife and sons, and appointed sons Samuel and John as executors. Their father also left the lands of Liscartan and Balrath in County Meath between his two sons Samuel and John, subject to the payment of £3 per annum to Testator's "relation" John Gerrard.5,6
(Son) Probate4 December 1763Probate of his father's estate was granted on 4 December 1763 to his sons, Samuel Gerrard and John Gerrard, who were appointed executors, saving the rights of their mother, their father's widow.5
Deed Memorial20 July 1773A memorial of an indented deed dated 20 July 1773 was made whereby John Gerrard of Dulane in the county of Meath, gentleman, for the considerations therein mentioned, devised 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 devised premises with the said appurtenances unto Thomas Gerrard, his executors, administrators and assigns from the first day of May last for and during the term of 199 years provided that John Gerrard's interest in the lands shall so long continue subject to the yearly rent of a peppercorn and subject also to redemption on payment of £500 plus interest.

The deed was duly executed by the parties and witnessed by Mary Joy of Derryhall, County Westmeath, spinster, and William Gerrard, son of Thomas Gerrard of Martry, and registered on 24 July 1773.7
Marriage*13 August 1778He married Mary Lyons of County Meath on 13 August 1778 in County Meath.8
Deed Memorial*21 April 1789A memorial of an indenture of lease dated 21 April 1789 was made between Richard Cooper of Rathescar in the county of Louth, Esq. of the one part and John Gerrard of Chamberstown, County Meath, of the other part.

Whereby the said Richard Cooper did, for the considerations therein mentioned, devise, 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 1795.9
Probate*1813He may have been the John Gerrard of Chamberstown, County Meath, whose will was probated in 1813.10

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632, although listed in error as his parents' eldest son and heir. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  3. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  4. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  5. [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.
  6. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1773; Film# 531672, Volume 299, pages 26-27, deed number 197050, image 20. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  8. [S1644] Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages, 1771-1812, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, John Gerrard of Dulane, County Meath and Mary Lyons of the same place, 13 August 1778. Hereinafter cited as Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages, 1771-1812.
  9. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1789; Film# 535727, Volume 487, pages 291-292, deed number 312965, images 153-154.
  10. [S1623] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, John Gerrard of Chamberstown, Index to Prerogative Wills, 1811-1858. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858.
  11. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1809; Film# 535464, Volume 609, pages 256-257, deed number 422985, images 283-284.
  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.

John Gerrard1

(Relation) Will3 October 1763John, who was identified in quotation marks only as "a relation", was provided for in the will of Thomas Gerrard dated 3 October 1763 at Liscartan, County Meath. The will directed that two of Thomas Gerrard's sons, the eldest and youngest, Samuel and John, were to pay to their father's "relation" John Gerrard, out of their inherited lands of Liscartan and Balrath in County Meath, a payment of £3 per annum.2,3
Relationship Note*Why was John Gerrard identified only as "a relation" in the 1763 will of Thomas Gerrard ?... This is a puzzling question that will take some consideration.

Everyone else in Thomas Gerrard's will was identified by relationship. Why not John? Was the relationship so distant that Thomas didn't know what it was? Or was the relationship so close it was uncomfortable for Thomas or his family to acknowledge?

In our Ireland research during this time period, within the Bell family, Vipont family and Gerrard family, we have learned about "natural" children, meaning illegitimate children, appearing in their father's or grandfather's wills. Could that be the case here?

We don't know. We don't know John's age at the time of the will, and we don't know anything else about him. We will stay on the lookout for him to appear again, though, as we continue our research.2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763.

John Gerrard1,2,3

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Thomas Gerrard Esq.1,2,3 b. 1643, d. 14 Feb 1719
Mother*Elizabeth __?__1,2,3
Birth*John Gerrard was born in County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*25 July 1709He married Margaret Flood of Castleknock, County Dublin by license dated 25 July 1709.1,2,3
(Heir at Law) Probate15 March 1719John, as eldest son, was Heir at Law and succeeded his father at Gibbstown in 1719 when his father died.2,3
(Brother) Will18 October 1749John's brother Samuel 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
Estate*At his death, John was succeeded at Gibbstown by his only son Thomas.3,2,1
(Great Grandfather) Gibbstown Residencebetween 1871 and 1872His great grandson, Thomas Gerrard, built the large castle he called Gibbstown House, with 63 bedrooms and terraced gardens, at Gibbstown between 1871 and 1872. The Irish Aesthete website features an excellent history of Gibbstown and the Gerrard family who lived there, complete with beautiful photos of the spectacular house and grounds, making it easy to imagine how well the family lived. We thank our friend, Patricia McCormick, Gerrard researcher and descendant, for telling us about The Irish Aesthete. It offers a wealth of information about many places and peoples of Ireland. Patricia found the historical information about Gibbstown fascinating and said she had no idea that some of the original buildings had survived. The article was posted on 24 May 2021, and the link to it may be found in the source list below.2,6,7

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  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 the will of Samuel Gerrard of Clongill and probate information. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  5. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, 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. [S1755] Patricia McCormick, "Gerrard Research, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard Research, County Meath, Ireland."
  7. [S2262] The Irish Aesthete: Gibbstown, online at https://theirishaesthete.com/tag/gibbstown/. Hereinafter cited as The Irish Aesthete: Gibbstown.

John Gerrard1,2,3

d. 13 November 1858
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*John Gerrard was born at Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2,3
(Heir at Law) Administration21 December 1784John, as eldest son, was Heir at Law and succeeded at Gibbstown when his father died in 1784.4
Deed Memorial*10 June 1803A memorial of an indented deed of lease and release, the release dated 10 June 1803 was made between the Reverend Samuel Gerrard of Dunleer in the county of Louth, the grandson of Thomas Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the one part, Maria Gerrard, Hannah Gerrard and Elizabeth Gerrard, then of the city of Dublin, spinsters, the only daughters and co-heiresses at law of John Gerrard, formerly of Liscartan in the county of Meath, gentleman, of the second part, and which said John Gerrard was the eldest son of Samuel Gerrard, the eldest son of Thomas, and John Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath, Esq., of the third part.

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

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

The deed and the memorial were executed, signed and sealed by Samuel Gerrard, and witnessed by Arthur Dunn of the city of Dublin, Esq. and Christopher Cusack of Rathaldron in the county of Meath, Esq. The memorial was registered on 6 July 1803.5
(2nd Cousin) Marriage Settlement10 November 1805A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 10 November 1805 was made between Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, George Rotheram of Crossdrum in the said county of Meath and Mary 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 1806.6
Residence*1814John Gerrard Esq. Of Gibbstown, in the county of Meath and post town of Navan, was listed in Leet's Directory of 1814.7
Political Service*1818John Gerrard of Gibbstown served as High Sheriff of County Meath in 1818.8,9
Occupation*He was a successful grazier in County Meath.10
Marriage*1822He married Marcella Netterville, daughter of Frederick Netterville and Mary Keogh, in 1822.11,1,10,2,3
Occupation*Soon after their marriage, John and Marcella began to convert Marcella's 7,000 acre estate in County Galway into grazing pasture. In order to make that happen 67 families, between 270 and 447 persons, "had to be put off their land, their cottages destroyed, all to be replaced by cattle bought at the Ballinasloe fair."10
Historical Note*13 March 1846 Other landlords followed the Gerrard's lead as they began showing that tenanted land could be made far more profitable by converting it into grazing pasture. Then, with the spread of the Great Famine, and with many small farms unable to produce and becoming worthless, more and more landlords began to replace their tenants with cattle. George Charles Bingham, Earl of Lucan, alone evicted 2,000 people between 1846 and 1849 and would become known as the Great Exterminator. Ireland's first official figures of recorded evictions were in 1849, and 16,686 evictions were recorded that year alone.

Information about the evictions was learned from a newspaper article published in the Galway Advertiser. A transcription of the full article may be viewed here.10
Name VariationWhile working with his wife's lands, John became known as John Netterville Gerrard.12
Land Records*1855He was recorded as John N. Gerrard on Griffith's Valuation for 1855 with large holdings in County Galway. In the parish of Killian, his land holdings were particularly significant. He held part or all of the townlands of Ballynacorra, also known as Netterville, Ballynalahy, Boherbannagh, Cloghbrack, Cloonavihony, Gunnode, Kilcoosh, Lahagrogher, Newbridge, Newgrove, Newvillage, Rushestown, Summerhill, Tohergar, Toomard, Tully, Windfield and Woodbrook; and in the parish of Ballynakill, he held part or all of the townlands of Ballinlass, Ballymakill, Carrownagappul, and Longford.12
Death*13 November 1858He died at Gibbstown without issue on 13 November 1858 and was succeeded as Heir at Law at Gibbstown by his nephew, Thomas Gerrard, eldest son of his younger brother Thomas.13,14,15,2,16
Probate*24 December 1858His will was proved on 24 December 1858 at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Matthew Elias Corbally of Corbalton Hall, County Meath, M.P. and George Thomas Knipe of Springfield Lodge, Albert Road, Dalkey, County Dublin, Esq., the surviving executors. The total value of John's estate was reported as under £200,000.13
(Uncle) Gibbstown Residencebetween 1871 and 1872His nephew, Thomas Gerrard, built the large castle he called Gibbstown House, with 63 bedrooms and terraced gardens, at Gibbstown between 1871 and 1872. The Irish Aesthete website features an excellent history of Gibbstown and the Gerrard family who lived there, complete with beautiful photos of the spectacular house and grounds, making it easy to imagine how well the family lived. We thank our friend, Patricia McCormick, Gerrard researcher and descendant, for telling us about The Irish Aesthete. It offers a wealth of information about many places and peoples of Ireland. Patricia found the historical information about Gibbstown fascinating and said she had no idea that some of the original buildings had survived. The article was posted on 24 May 2021, and the link to it may be found in the source list below.2,17,18

Family

Marcella Netterville b. 1777, d. 18 Nov 1865

Citations

  1. [S1635] Sir Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In 2 volumes. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1879), Volume I, page 632. Hereinafter cited as Burke's History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1649] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland : Revised by A. C. Fox-Davies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1912 New Edition), page 262. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 New Edition).
  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, administration of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Esq. to Ellinor Gerrard, the wife and relict, granted 2nd day of September 1784. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1806; Film# 535459, Volume 582, pages 469-470, deed number 395349, images 550-551.
  7. [S1625] Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814), online at www.findmypast.com, John Gerrard, Esq. of "Gibbs-town", page 196. Hereinafter cited as Leet's Directory (2nd Edition, 1814).
  8. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, High Sheriff of Meath, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Sheriff_of_Meath, citing Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 2003. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  9. [S1679] Great Britain. House of Commons, Miscellaneous Parliamentary Papers, Ireland : Established Church; Linen; Grain; Trade; Pensions; Revenue; Still Fines, &c., Session 21 April to 23 November 1820, Volume IX, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: The House of Commons, 1820), Sheriffs Charges and Expenses at Elections, 1818 and 1820, page 10, image 379. Hereinafter cited as Miscellaneous Parliamentary Papers, Ireland, Session 21 April to 23 November 1820, Volume IX.
  10. [S1639] 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased', The Galway Advertiser, online at http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/68791/…, 24 October 2013. Hereinafter cited as Galway Advertiser, 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased.'
  11. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  12. [S1653] Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, John N. Gerrard, County Galway, 1855. Hereinafter cited as Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864.
  13. [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.
  14. [S1639] Galway Advertiser, 'It was the landlord's right to do as he pleased', 24 October 2013, although reporting the year of his death as 1858.
  15. [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."
  16. [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.
  17. [S1755] Patricia McCormick, "Gerrard Research, County Meath, Ireland," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard Research, County Meath, Ireland."
  18. [S2262] The Irish Aesthete: Gibbstown, online at https://theirishaesthete.com/tag/gibbstown/. Hereinafter cited as The Irish Aesthete: Gibbstown.

John Gerrard1

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

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

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

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

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

The deed was duly executed by all parties and was witnessed by Cornet Thomas Gerrard of the 12th Regiment of Dragoons and Mary Gerrard, daughter of Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan. The memorial was registered on 26 June 1773.1
Marriage*March 1772He married Hannah Wynne of County Westmeath, daughter of Reverend John Wynne and Mary __?__, in March 1772.3,1,4
Deed Memorial*25 March 1780A memorial of a deed dated 25 March 1780 was made between William Gerrard of the city of Dublin, gentleman, of the first part, John Gerrard in the county of Meath, gentleman, and Hannah Gerrard otherwise Wynne, his wife, of the second part, and Robert Waller of Allenstown in the county of Meath aforesaid, Esq., of the third part.

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

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

The deed was duly executed, signed and sealed by William Gerrard, John Gerrard and Robert Waller, and witnessed by Richard Foster of Scallanstown in the county of Meath, gentleman, and Robert McCormick of Liscartan aforesaid, farmer. The memorial was registered on 10 April 1780.5
Will*24 November 1780John Gerrard made and published his last will and testament on or about 24 November 1780.6
Death*24 December 1780He was putting his affairs in order and probably died on or not long after 24 December 1780.6

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: 1773; Film# 531668, Volume 295, pages 354-355, deed number 196652, images 192-193. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1746; Film# 461350, Volume 121, pages 463-464, deed number 83610, images 553-554.
  3. [S1644] Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages, 1771-1812, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, John Gerrard of County Meath and Miss Wynne, March 1772. Hereinafter cited as Farrar's Index to Irish Marriages, 1771-1812.
  4. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, abstract of the will of John Wynne dated 8 July 1776 and proved on 2nd May 1781, rector of Kilkenny west and vicar of Castlepollard, both in the county of Westmeath. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  5. [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.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1813; Film# 545086, Volume 661, pages 348-349, Deed Number 455176, image 187.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1803; Film# 545029, Volume 557, pages 170, Deed Number 369600, image 391.

John Gerrard1,2

b. 1790
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*William Gerrard1 b. 1761
Mother*Jane __?__1 b. 1766
Birth*1790John Gerrard was born about 1790 in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821John appeared on the 1821 census in the household of his parents in Ardbraccan, County Meath, He was 31 years of age and worked as a linen weaver.3

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, 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.'

John Gerrard1,2

b. 1781
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*John Gerrard3
Mother*Mary Lyons2
Birth*1781John Gerrard was born about 1781 in County Meath, Ireland.2
(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, devise, 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 1795.4
Marriage*He married Elinor Russell, daughter of James Russell.3,1,5
Marriage Settlement*1 March 1808A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 1 March 1808 was made between John Gerrard of Chamberstown, County Meath, gentleman, of the one part and James Russell of Cashel, County Meath and James Weldon of the same place, gentlemen, trustees in said settlement. The deed recited the marriage of the said John Gerrard with Elinor Gerrard, otherwise Russell, daughter of the said James Russell, with whom she received a marriage portion of £200.

Said deed witnessed that the said John Gerrard, in consideration of the said marriage and the said marriage portion, had executed his bond in warrant of attorney, for confessing judgment thereon, bearing equal date with said deed, for the penal sum of £1,000 for the payment of £500 to be levied off the goods and chattels of the said John Gerrard and handed to the said Elinor in case she should survive him or, in his life time, he might fail in his circumstances. And if issue of said marriage, then one-third part to go to her, and the other two-thirds to such issue. But if neither of such events should happen, then the said bond and warrant to be null and void. And for further securing said sum of £500 upon the contingencies therein, said John Gerrard did encumber that part of the lands of Chamberstown, in the parish of Rathkenny, barony of Navan and county of Meath, devised unto him by his late father John Gerrard, deceased, with liberty to the said trustees to sell his interest therein upon the contingencies aforesaid, not otherwise.

The deed was witnessed by Laurence Brennan of the town of Drogheda, scrivener, and John Gerrard's brother, Edward Gerrard, and the memorial was witnessed by the said Laurence Brennan and John McCudden of the town of Drogheda, weaver. The deed was duly executed, signed and sealed by the parties, John Gerrard, James Russell and James Weldon, and the memorial was registered on 22 November 1809.3
Census Ireland 1821*1821John and Ellen Gerrard appeared on the census taken in 1821 in house 15 in Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland. John was 40 years of age and a farmer with 78 acres, and Ellen's age was not recorded. The couple lived with their children, Mary, age 10, Catherine 7, John 6, Bridget 4, and baby Eliza who was under 1. Living with the family in 1821 was one house servant, Mary McDermot, age 14.1,2

Family

Elinor Russell
Children1.Mary Gerrard1,5 b. 1811
2.Catherine Gerrard1,5 b. 1814
3.John Gerrard1,5 b. 1815
4.Bridget Gerrard1,5 b. 1817
5.Eliza Gerrard1,5 b. 1821

Citations

  1. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the 1821 census in Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, household of John Gerrard, Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  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: 1809; Film# 535464, Volume 609, pages 256-257, deed number 422985, images 283-284. 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: 1789; Film# 535727, Volume 487, pages 291-292, deed number 312965, images 153-154.
  5. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at www.findmypast.com, 1821; Household of John Gerrard, Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland.

John Gerrard1,2

b. 1815
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*John Gerrard1,2 b. 1781
Mother*Elinor Russell1,2
Birth*1815John Gerrard was born about 1815, probably in Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland.1,2
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821John appeared on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents in Chamberstown, County Meath. John was 40 years of age and a farmer with 78 acres, and Ellen's age was not recorded. The couple lived with their children, Mary, age 10, Catherine 7, John 6, Bridget 4, and baby Eliza who was under 1. Living with the family in 1821 was one house servant, Mary McDermot, age 14.1,3

Citations

  1. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the 1821 census in Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, 1821; Household of John Gerrard, Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.
  3. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at www.findmypast.com, household of John Gerrard, Chamberstown, County Meath, Ireland.

John Gerrard1

b. 1801
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Christopher Gerrard1
Mother*Mary __?__1
Birth*1801John Gerrard was born about 1801, probably in County Meath, Ireland.1
(Son) Census Ireland 18211821John was enumerated on the census taken in 1821 in the household of his parents in Nevinstown, County Meath. He was 20 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Find My Past, 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.

John Gerrard1,2

b. 1847, d. 24 February 1897
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*1847John Gerrard was born in 1847 in County Meath, Ireland,1,2,3
Baptism30 April 1847 and was baptized on 30 April 1847 in the Bohermeen Parish Church, Ardbraccan, County Meath.3
(Grandson) Census Ireland 18511851John 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 4 years old.2
Death*24 February 1897He died on 24 February 1897 at about age 50.4
(Brother) Gravestone MemorialHis brother William 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 John, who died on 24 February 1897, their mother Catherine (O'Hara) Gerrard, who died on 6 August 1897, and William's son Thomas, who died on 21 April 1898.4,5

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 Find My Past, 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, Meath, Bohermeen, 1832 - 1880, John Gerrard, born 1847, baptised 30 April 1847 in Bohermeen, County Meath, parents Sam 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 http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/…
  5. [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.

John Gerrard1

b. 1830
ChartsDescendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
Father*James Gerrard1 b. 1787
Birth*1830John Gerrard was born, possibly about 1830, in County Meath, Ireland.1
Marriage*29 July 1860He married Hannah Walmsley, daughter of George Walmsley, on 29 July 1860 in Saint Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.2,3,4,5
Occupation*1892John was a gamekeeper in 1892.6
Census Ireland 1911*1911John Gerrard appeared on the 1911 census in House# 4, Faughanhill, County Meath, Ireland. His age was reported as 78. The only other occupant of his household was his daughter Margaret, who was recorded as 50 years of age.7

Family

Hannah Walmsley
Children1.Thomas Gerrard1 b. 1863
2.William Gerrard+1,8 b. 13 Aug 1865, d. 14 Oct 1946
3.Robert Gerrard1,9 b. 10 Aug 1868, d. 1868
4.Margaret Gerrard10,11,7 b. 28 May 1870
5.Ellen Gerrard1,12 b. 29 Oct 1872

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://search.findmypast.co.uk/record
  3. [S1753] England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, John Gerrard, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 1860. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription.
  4. [S1751] England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973, online at www.ancestry.com, John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, Saint Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, 29 July 1860, referencing the FHL Film Numbers: 93847, 93848, 93849, 93850, 93851, 93852. Hereinafter cited as England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973.
  5. [S1752] Liverpool, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932, online at www.ancestry.com, John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, Liverpool, St. Nicholas, Lancashire, England, 29 July 1860; John, son of James Gerrard, weaver, was full age and Hannah, daughter of George Walmsley, gardener, was full age. Hereinafter cited as Liverpool, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932.
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage on 17 August 1892 in the Parish Church of Bray of William Gerrard of Allenstown, County Meath, full age, bachelor, stone brewer, son of John Gerrard, gamekeeper, and Margaret Jane Wallace of Corke Abbey, Bray and School House, Ardbraccan, County Meath, full age, spinster, daughter of James Wallace, steward, registered in the registration district of Rathdown, County Wicklow, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  7. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of John Gerrard and daughter Margaret, in house 4 in Faughanhill (Martry, Meath). Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  8. [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.
  9. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Robert Gerrard, son of John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, referencing the FHL Film Number: 101171.
  10. [S1747] Patricia McCormick, "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland," e-mails to LHB, multiple dates, her great grandfather Gerrard's "cousins", citing http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Meath/…
  11. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Margaret Gerrard, daughter of John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, referencing the FHL Film Number: 101211.
  12. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Ellen Gerrard, daughter of John Gerrard and Hannah Walmsley, referencing the FHL Film Number: 255862.

John Gerrard1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Edward Gerrard1
(Cousin) Will18 October 1749John's cousin 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.2,1,3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [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 the will of Samuel Gerrard of Clongill and probate information. Hereinafter cited as "The Gerrard Family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland."
  3. [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.
  4. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera00burkuoft. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  5. [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).