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Gerard, of Bryn, co. Lancaster (E Baronet, 1611)

 

Creation: let.pat. 22 May 1611

 

Family name: Gerard

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Arms:

Argent a Saltire Gules

Crest:

A Lion rampant Ermine crowned Or

Motto:

En Dieu est mon esperance (In God is my hope)

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Sir Thomas Gerard, 1st Bt.

son and heir of Sir Thomas Gerard, of Bryn, co. Lancaster, by his wife Elizabeth Port, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Port, of Etwall, co. Derby

born

1560

mar. (1)

c. 1580 Cecily Manney, dau. of Sir Walter Manney, of Staplehurst

children by first wife

1. Sir Thomas Gerard, 2nd Bt.

2. John Gerard (dsp.)

1. Frances Gerard, mar. Ralph Standish, of Standish, co. Lancaster, and had issue

mar. (2)

after 1606 Mary Lee (widow of (1) William Smith, of London, and (2) Sir Robert Lee, Lord Mayor of London 1602-03), dau. of Sir James Hawes, Lord Mayor of London 1574-75, by his wife Audrey Copwood, dau. of John Copwood

mar. (3)

Mary Uvedale (widow of (1) Hon Anthony Browne (dvp. 29 Jun 1592), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Anthony [Browne], 1st Viscount Montagu, and (2) Sir Edward Uvedale, of Hole Park, co. Dorset (d. 1606); d. between 20 Jul 1637 and 23 Nov 1637; bur. at Midhurst, co. Sussex), 1st dau. of Sir William Dormer, of Wing, co. Buckingham, by his second wife Dorothy Catesby, dau. of Anthony Catesby, of Whiston, co. Northampton

bur.

16 Feb 1620/4 in St Margaret's, Westminster

created

22 May 1611 a Baronet of England, styled "of Bryn, co. Lancaster"

suc. by

son by first wife

note

student of the Inner Temple 1579; Member of Parliament for Liverpool 1597-98, for Lancashire 1614 and for Wigan 1621; knighted 1603; on being created a Baronet, the £1,000 fee payable on such creations (which was about £157,000 at 2012 values) was returned to him in consideration of his father's sufferings in the cause of Mary, Queen of Scots, the King's mother

 

Sir Thomas Gerard, 2nd Bt.

born

c. 1584

mar.

c. 1610 Frances Molyneux (bur. 28 Feb 1613/4 at Winwick, co. Lancaster), sister of Richard [Molyneux], 1st Viscount Molyneux, and 2nd dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux, 1st Bt., of Sefton, co. Lancaster, by his wife Frances Gerard, sister of Thomas [Gerard], 1st Baron Gerard, and 1st dau. of Sir Gilbert Gerard, of Gerard's Bromley, co. Stafford, by his wife Anne Ratcliffe, dau. and eventually hrss. of Thomas Ratcliffe, of Wimersley, co. Lancaster

children

1. Sir William Gerard, 3rd Bt.

2. Richard Gerard, of Ince (b. Oct 1612; d. 5 Sep 1686), mar. (1) Frances Hansley, dau. of Sir Ralph Hansley, of Tickhill Castle, co. York, and (2) Judith Stewart, dau. of Sir Nicholas Stewart, of Pateshal, and had issue by both wives

1. Frances Gerard, a nun at Gravelines, in Flanders

died

15 May 1630

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Liverpool 1624-25

 

Sir William Gerard, 3rd Bt.

born

1612

mar.

in or before 1638 Elizabeth Clifton, 1st dau. of Sir Cuthbert Clifton, of Lytham, co. Lancaster, by his first wife Anne Tildersley, dau. of Thomas Tildersley, of Morley, co. Lancaster

children

1. Sir William Gerard, 4th Bt.

2. ..... Gerard

3. ..... Gerard

4. ..... Gerard

1. Frances Gerard (d. 1679), mar. as his first wife Francis Howard, of Corby Castle, co. Cumberland (d. 1702), and had issue

bur.

7 Apr 1681 at Winwick, co. Lancaster

suc. by

son

note

Governor of Denbigh Castle; he expanded considerable sums (said to amount to £100,000, or £15,000,000 at 2012 values) in the cause of King Charles I, which caused him to sell the estate of Etwall in Derbyshire; his lands were sequestrated by the Parliamentary Commissioners; admitted to Lincoln's Inn 1671/2

 

Sir William Gerard, 4th Bt.

born

1638

mar. (1)

in or shortly before 1662 Anne Preston, dau. of Sir John Preston, 1st Bt., of Furness, co. Lancaster, by his wife Jane Morgan, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Morgan, of Weston, co. Warwick

children by first wife

1. Sir William Gerard, 5th Bt.

1. Anne Gerard, mar. as his first wife Charles Waterton, of Walton, co. York, and had issue

mar. (2)

Mary Poole (widow of John Poole, of Poole, co. Chester; bur. 30 Jan 1717/8 at Winwick, co. Lancaster), sister of Sir Edward Mostyn, 1st Bt., of Talacre, co. Flint, and dau. of John Mostyn, of Talacre, co. Flint, by his wife Anne Fox, dau. of Henry Fox, of Lehurst, co. Shropshire

bur.

16 Apr 1702 at Winwick, co. Lancaster

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Sir William Gerard, 5th Bt.

bapt.

22 Jun 1662

mar.

in or before 1697 Mary Causfield (b. 22 Jun 1671; bur. 18 Jul 1726 at Winwick, co. Lancaster), 2nd dau. but eventually sole hrss. of John Causfield, of Causfield, by his wife Elizabeth Anderton, dau. of James Anderton, of Birchley

children

1. Sir William Gerard, 6th Bt.

bur.

29 May 1721 at Winwick, co. Lancaster

suc. by

son

note

one of the English non-jurors 1715

 

Sir William Gerard, 6th Bt.

born

27 Dec 1697

mar.

c. 1720 Elizabeth Clifton, 4th dau. of Thomas Clifton, of Lytham, co. Lancaster, by his wife Eleanora Alathea Walmesley, dau. of Richard Walmesley

children

1. Sir William Gerard, 7th Bt.

2. Sir Thomas Gerard, 8th Bt.

3. Sir Robert Cansfield Gerard, 9th Bt.

1. Mary Gerard

died

9 Dec 1732

suc. by

son

note

 

Sir William Gerard, 7th Bt.

born

4 Sep 1721

died

22 Mar 1740

suc. by

brother

 

Sir Thomas Gerard, 8th Bt.

born

c. 1723

mar.

Elizabeth Tasburgh (d. 1768), dau. of ..... Tasburgh

children

1. ..... Gerard

2. Clare Gerard (d. 5 Apr 1798)

bur.

s.p.m. 7 Jul 1780 at Winwick, co. Lancaster

suc. by

brother

 

Sir Robert Cansfield Gerard, 9th Bt.

born

c. 1725

mar.

c. 1770 Catherine Anderton (b. c. 1742; d. 13 Jan 1821; bur. at Winwick, co. Lancaster), dau. of William Anderton, of Euxton Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Hon Mary Clifton, widow of Thomas Clifton, of Lytham, co. Lancaster, and 1st dau. of Richard [Molyneux], 5th Viscount Molyneux, by his wife Lady Mary Brudenell, sister of George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan, and 1st dau. of Hon Francis Brudenell, styled Lord Brudenell (by his wife Lady Francis Savile, sister and sole hrss. of James [Savile], 2nd Earl of Sussex, and only dau. of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex, by his second wife Lady Anne Villiers, sister and sole hrss. of Charles [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Anglesey, and only dau. of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey), 1st son and heir ap. of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan, by his second wife Lady Anne Savage, 4th dau. of Thomas [Savage], 1st Viscount Savage, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Darcy, suo jure Countess Rivers for life, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Earl Rivers

children

1. Sir Robert Clifton Gerard, 10th Bt.

2. Sir William Gerard, 11th Bt.

3. John Gerard, of Windle Hall, co. Lancaster (d. 22 May 1822), mar. 22 Feb 1803 Elizabeth Ferrers (mar. (2) William Gerard Walmesley), dau. of Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, by his wife Hester Bird, dau. of Christopher Bird, of London, and had issue:

1a. Sir John Gerard, 12th Bt.

2a. William Gerard (b. 18 May 1806; dsp. Oct 1844), mar. Mar 1829 Mary Bretherton (mar. (2) 19 Jan 1848 her cousin Hon Gilbert Stapleton, brother of Miles Thomas [Stapleton], 8th Baron Beaumont; d. 22 Dec 1883), only dau. of Bartholomew Bretherton, of Rainhill, co. Lancaster

3a. Sir Robert Tolver Gerard, 13th Bt., later 1st Baron Gerard

4a. Frederic Sewallis Gerard JP DL, of Aspull House, co. Lancaster (b. 23 Dec 1811; d. 7 May 1844), mar. 2 Sep 1835 Mary Ann Wilkinson (d. 28 Mar 1883), dau. of Rev Thomas Wilkinson, Vicar of Kirkhallam, co. Derby, and had issue

5a. Thomas Alexander Gerard, an Army officer (b. 11 Jul 1812; d. 3 Apr 1850), mar., and had issue

6a. Charles Gerard (b. 10 Mar 1814; d. 8 Feb 1860)

1. Eliza Gerard (d. 5 Jun 1872), mar. 20 Apr 1830 as his second wife Henry Raymond Arundell (b. 27 Jun 1799; d. 1886), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Thomas Raymond Arundell, of Ashcombe, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Elizabeth Mary Anne Smythe, only dau. by his second wife of Sir Edward Smythe, 4th Bt., of Acton Burnell, co. Salop), brother of James Everard [Arundell], 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and had issue

2. Catharine Gerard (d. 9 May 1840)

1. Elizabeth Gerard

2. Maria Juliana Gerard (d. 9 Feb 1827), mar. 3 Nov 1802 as his first wife Thomas Stapleton, of Carlton Towers, co. York (b. 28 Apr 1778; d, 4 Jul 1839), 1st son and heir of Miles Stapleton, of Drax, co. York, by his second wife Lady Mary Bertie, dau. of Willoughby [Bertie], 3rd Earl of Abingdon, and had issue

3. Catherine Gerard (dsp. 24 Sep 1862), mar. Thomas Strickland-Standish, of Standish Hall, co. Lancaster (b. 31 Jul 1763; d. 4 Dec 1813)

died

6 Mar 1784 (bur. at Winwick, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

 

Sir Robert Clifton Gerard, 10th Bt.

born

died

26 Aug 1791

suc. by

brother

 

Sir William Gerard, 11th Bt.

born

12 Jul 1773

mar.

21 Dec 1795 Anna Maria Stapleton (b. c. 1777; dsp. 13 Sep 1808; bur. at Winwick, co. Lancaster), 2nd dau. of Miles Stapleton, of Drax, co. York, by his second wife Lady Mary Bertie, dau. of Willoughby [Bertie], 3rd Earl of Abingdon

died

s.p. 2 Aug 1826 (bur. at Winwick, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

nephew

 

Sir John Gerard, 12th Bt.

born

8 Dec 1804

mar.

3 Dec 1827 Monica Strickland-Standish (b. c. 1805; d. 4 May 1865; bur. in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, East Sheen, co. Surrey), dau. of Thomas Strickland-Standish, of Standish, co. Lancaster, by his first wife Anastasia Lawson, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Lawson, Bt.

died

s.p. 21 Feb 1854

suc. by

brother

note

Col, 3rd Regiment, Royal Lancashire Militia

 

Sir Robert Tolver Gerard, 13th Bt., later 1st Baron Gerard

created

18 Jan 1876 Baron Gerard, of Bryn in the County of Lancaster

 

The Baronetcy has been held by the Barons Gerard since 18 Jan 1876.

 

First written 9 May 2012

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