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Gerard, Baron (E, 1603 - 1733)

 

Creation: let.pat. 21 Jul 1603

 

Extinct: 4 May 1733

 

Family name: Gerard

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Arms:

Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Argent a Saltire Gules;  2nd and 3rd, Azure a Lion rampant Ermine crowned Or

Crest:

A Lion's Gamb couped and erect Ermine holding a Hawk's Lure Gules tasselled and garnished Or

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Thomas [Gerard], 1st Baron Gerard

1st son and heir of Sir Gilbert Gerrard, of Gerard's Bromley, co. Stafford, Master of the Rolls 1581-92, by his wife Anne Ratcliffe, dau. and eventually hrss. of Thomas Ratcliffe, of Wimersley, co. Lancaster

born

mar. (1)

Alice Rivet (d. after 8 Jan 1592/3), dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Rivet

children by first wife

1. Hon Gilbert Gerard, later 2nd Baron Gerard

2. Hon John Gerard (d. 1673), mar., and had issue:

1a. Richard Gerard, of Hilderstone, co. Stafford (d. 11 Mar 1680), mar., and had issue:

1b. Charles Gerard, later 6th Baron Gerard

2b. William Gerard (dsp.)

3b. Father Philip Gerard, later 7th Baron Gerard

4b. Joseph Gerard (dsp. 23 Apr 1705)

1b. Frances Gerard, mar. Thomas Fleetwood, and had issue

mar. (2)

after 13 Jun 1613 Elizabeth Woodford (mar. (2) c. 1620 Hon Patrick Ruthven, 3rd son of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie; d. 1624), dau. of Robert Woodford, of Brightwell, Burnham, co. Buckingham

died

15 Jan 1617/8

created

21 Jul 1603 Baron Gerard, of Gerard's Bromley in the County of Stafford

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Lancaster 1584-87, for Lancashire 1588-89, 1593 and 1597-98, and for Staffordshire 1601; knighted before Rouen 1591; Knight Marshal of the Household 1597; Lord President of Wales 1616/7-17

 

Gilbert [Gerard], 2nd Baron Gerard

born

mar.

16 Sep 1609 Eleanor Dutton (b. c. 1590; mar. (2) after 31 Oct 1636 as his second wife Robert [Needham], 2nd Viscount Kilmorey; d. 12 Mar 1665/6), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Dutton, of Dutton, co. Chester, by his wife Thomasine Anderton, dau. of Roger Anderton, of Bickershaw in Abram, co. Lancaster

children

1. Hon Dutton Gerard, later 3rd Baron Gerard

1. Hon Alice Gerard, mar. Roger Owen, son and hr. of Sir William Owen, of Cundover, co. Salop

2. Hon Frances Gerard (bur. sps. 25 May 1636), mar. Robert [Needham], 3rd Viscount Kilmorey

3. Hon Elizabeth Gerard (d. 26 Jan 1678/9), mar. 6 Nov 1642 Sir Peter Leicester, 1st Bt., of Nether Tabley, co. Chester, and had issue

died

1622

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath at the creation of the Prince of Wales 1610

 

Dutton [Gerard], 3rd Baron Gerard

born

4 Mar 1613

mar. (1)

after 18 May 1625 Lady Mary Fane (bapt. 3 Aug 1606; bur. 1634), 4th dau. of Francis [Fane], 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his wife Mary Mildmay, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Anthony Mildmay, of Apethorpe, co. Northampton

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Gerard, later 4th Baron Gerard

1. Hon Mary Gerard (dsps. 1714), mar. her cousin Sir Anthony Cope, 4th Bt. MP, of Hanwell, co. Oxford

mar. (2)

21 Aug 1636 Lady Elizabeth O'Brien (mar. (2) Philip [Wenman], 3rd Viscount Wenman; d. betw. 9 Apr 1656 and 30 Jun 1659), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [O'Brien], 4th Earl of Thomond, by his wife Hon Mary Brereton, only dau. of William [Brereton], 1st Baron Brereton

only child by second wife

2. Hon Elizabeth Gerard, mar. Hon William Spencer, of Ashton, co. Lancaster, 3rd son of William [Spencer], 2nd Baron Spencer, by his wife Lady Penelope Wriothesley, 1st dau. of Henry [Wriothesley], 3rd Earl of Southampton, and had issue

died

22 Apr 1640

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Charles [Gerard], 4th Baron Gerard

born

c. 1634

mar.

after 28 Nov 1660 Jane Digby (b. c. 1637; mar. (2) bef. 28 May 1692 Sir Edward Hungerford, Bt.; d. Nov 1703), dau. and hrss. of George Digby, of Sandon, co. Stafford, by his wife Mary Chetwynd, dau. of Sir Walter Chetwynd, of Ingestre, co. Stafford

only child

1. Hon Digby Gerard, later 5th Baron Gerard

died

28 Dec 1667

suc. by

son

note

Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles II when in exile 1648/9

 

Digby [Gerard], 5th Baron Gerard

born

17 Jul 1662

mar.

after 3 Sep 1678 his third cousin once removed Lady Elizabeth Gerard (b. c. 1664; d. 11 Jan 1699/1700), 3rd dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Charles [Gerard], 1st Earl of Macclesfield, by his wife Jeanne de Civell, dau. of Pierre de Civell

only child

1. Hon Elizabeth Gerard (b. c. 1680; d. 13 Feb 1743/4), mar. 17 Jul 1698 as his second wife James [Hamilton], 4th Duke of Hamilton, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 10 Oct 1684

suc. by

second cousin once removed

note

 

Charles [Gerard], 6th Baron Gerard

born

c. 1659

mar.

Mary Webb (dsp. Sep 1731), dau. of Sir John Webb, 1st Bt., of Odstock, by his wife Mary Caryl, dau. of Sir John Caryl, of Harting, co. Sussex

died

s.p. 21 Apr 1707

suc. by

brother

note

 

Philip [Gerard], 7th Baron Gerard

born

1 Dec 1665

died

21 Apr 1707

note

a Jesuit priest

 

On the death of the 7th Baron Gerard the Barony of Gerard became extinct.

 

 First written 21 Aug 2006

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