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Gerard 1

: Gerard of Bryn, Gerard of Catenhall, Gerard of Fiskerton, Gerard of Flamberds, Gerard of Gerard's Bromley, Gerard of Halsall, Gerard of Harrow-on-the-Hill, Gerard of Kingsley, Gerard of Macclesfield
Ge25. William Gerard of Kingsley b about 1260 d before 1316
m Margaret
Ge24. William Gerard of Kingsley and Catenhall b about 1285 d before 1352
m Matilda de Glasshowse dau of Henry de Glasshowse of Kingsley
Ge23. William Gerard of Kingsley and Catenhall b c 1322
m Joan de Bryn dau of Peter de Bryn of Brynhill or Brindle
Ge22. Sir Peter Gerard of Kingsley and Bryn b about 1350 d before 1380
Ge21 Sir Thomas Gerard of Kingsley and Bryn b about 1375 d 27.03.1415-6
Ge20 John Gerard of Kingsley and Bryn b about 1365 d 10.04.1431
m Alice le Boteler b about 1362 d c27.02.1441/2, dau of
Sir John le Boteler of Bewsey, lord of Warrington b about 1340 d 1400
m Alicia de Plumpton dau of Sir William de Plumpton
Sir William le Boteler, lord of Warrington
m Elizabeth de Havering dau of Nicholas de Havering
Ge19. Sir Peter Gerard of Kingsley and Bryn d before 1446
m Isabella Strangeways dau of James Strangeways
Ge18 Sir Thomas Gerard of Kingsley and Bryn b c1430, d before 1494
m Douce Assheton dau of Sir Thomas Assheton of Ashton-under-Lyne
Ge17 Peter Gerard dvp 1494
m c1481 Margaret Stanley b 1458, d 1547, dau of Sir Thomas Stanley of Hooton
Ge16 Sir Thomas Gerard of Kingsley and Bryn b c1488, d 06.11.1523
m Margery Trafford dau of Sir Edmund Trafford of Trafford
Ge16-2 Alice Gerard probably of this generation
m Thomas Radclyffe b 1483, d 1521
Ge16-3 Janet Gerard possibly of this generation
m Peter Leigh of Lyme and Haydock b c1520, d c1542
Ge18=21... Margaret Gerard probably of this generation
m 08.1444 Sir John Boteler of Bewsey & Warrington b 1429, d 26.02.1462/3
Ge21 John Gerard
Ge20 ??y Gerard
Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
Ge19 Thomas Gerard
m Elizabeth Norreys
Ge18 William Gerard of Ince
m Elizabeth Byron b about 1425 dau of Sir John Byron
Ge17 Thomas Gerard dvpsp? probably of this generation, b c 1445. The period and small size of family indicate a death in the Wars of Roses and attainder.
m Matilda Bold dau of Sir Henry Bold of Bold
Ge16 =18 Eleanor Gerard probably of this generation b c 1465
m Sir John Warren of Poynton & Stockton b c 1461, d 09.01.1518
-1 Laurence Warren of Poynton & Stockton b c 1480 d 18.09.1530 m1 Margaret Legh dau of Sir Piers Legh of Lyme -1-1 Sir Edward Warren of Poynton & Stockton b c 1505 d 12.10.1558 m Dorothy Booth bur 19.03.1584/5, dau of Sir William Booth of Dunham -1-1-1 Francis Warren b c 1530 ds m div Margaret Fitton dau of Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth
-1-1-2 John Warren of Poynton & Stockton, Sheriff of Cheshire b c 1532 d 07.12.1587
m Margaret Molyneux bur 21.06.1617, dau of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton
-1-1-3+ Laurence, Peter
Ge17-2 James Gerard 2nd son
m Margaret Holcroft dau of John Holcroft of Holcroft
1 Sir Gilbert Gerard of Gerard's Bromley d 04.02.1592/3, Master of the Rolls, Attorney-General Gerard, from Ince Hall,Lancashire, and descended from the ancient family of Bryn, Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire and Kingsley, Cheshire spent some time at the University of Cambridge but did not graduate.[1] He was called to the bar by Gray's Inn in 1539, serving as Treasurer in 1556. He was MP for Liverpool in 1545, MP for Wigan in 1553 and 1555, and MP for Steyning, Sussex in 1554. On the accession of Elizabeth I, he was appointed Attorney-General and served in this role for over twenty years, helping to reform court procedure in Ireland amongst other tasks, but not playing a large role in policy-making. He sat as a judge on trials including that of John Hales in 1564. Three years later, he helped Matthew Parker, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in reforming Merton College, Oxford. In 1570, he was a member of a commission trying participants in the northern uprising, and in 1571 he was thanked by Cambridge University for his work in securing the passage of an Act of Parliament confirming the charters and privileges of the university. He also assisted the prosecution of Duke of Norfolk in connection with the Ridolfi plot.[2]
He was knighted in 1579 but was passed over for the position of Lord Keeper of the Great Seal in the same year. In 1581, he became Master of the Rolls, and although his period of office was not a success, this may not have been due to personal failings. His family from Hilderstone, Staffordshire were staunchly Catholic including his grandson Richard Gerard of Hilderstone who died in Newgate Prison in 1580. He was involved in further treason trials in later years. He died on 4 February 1593 and was buried in Ashley, Staffordshire.[2]
He had estates at Gerards Bromley where he built Gerards Bromley Hall in 1575 and at Hilderstone, Staffordshire. He married Ann Ratcliffe and their son Thomas was created the first Baron Gerard of Gerards Bromley in 1603
m Anne Ratcliffe dau of Thomas Ratcliffe of Wimersley
A Sir Thomas Gerard, 1st Lord of Gerard's Bromley d 15.01.1617/8
m1 Alice Rivet a 1592, dau of Sir Thomas Rivet
i Gilbert Gerard, 2nd Lord of Gerard's Bromley d 1622
m 16.09.1609 Eleanor Dutton b c1596, d 12.03.1665/6, dau of Thomas Dutton of Dutton
a Dutton Gerard, 3rd Lord of Gerard's Bromley b 04.03.1613, d 22.04.1640
m1 after 18.05.1625 Mary Fane bpt 03.08.1606, bur 1634, dau of Francis Fane, Earl of Westmoreland
1 Charles Gerard, 4th Lord of Gerard's Bromley b 22.07.1634, d 28.12.1667
m 1660 Jane Digby b c1637, d 11.1703, dau of George Digby of Sandon
A Digby Gerard, 5th Lord of Gerard's Bromley b 17.07.1662, d 08.11.1684
m Elizabeth Gerard dau of Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield below
i Elizabeth Gerard d 13.02.1743-4
m 17.07.1698 James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamlton, 1st Duke of Brandon b 1658, d 1712
2 Mary Gerard d 1714
m Sir Anthony Cope, Bart of Hanwell dsp 1675
m2 Elizabeth O'Brien d after 04.1656, dau of Henry O'Brien, 5th Earl of Thomond
3 Elizabeth Gerard
m William Spencer of Ashton d 1688
b Alice Gerard
m Roger Owen, younger of Cundover b 1611
c Frances Gerard bur 25.05.1636
m Robert Needham, 3rd Viscount Kilmorey dsps 01.1657
d Elizabeth Gerard d 26.01.1678-9
m Sir Peter Leicester, Bart of Nether Tabley
ii John Gerard d 1673
a Richard Gerard of Hilderstone d 11.03.1680
1 Charles Gerard, 6th Lord b c1659, dsp 21.04.1707
m Mary Webb d 09.1731, dau of Sir John Webb, 1st Bart of Oldstock
2 Philip Gerard, 7th Lord b 01.12.1665, d unm 04.05.1733, Jesuit
3 Frances Gerard
m Thomas Fleetwood
4+ other issue dsp - William, Joseph d 23.04.1705
iii+ other issue dsp
m2 sp Elizabeth Woodford d 1624, dau of Robert Woodford of Brightwell
B Ratcliffe Gerard of Hatsall or Halsall
m Elizabeth Somerset dau of Sir Charles Somerset
i Sir Charles Gerard of Halsall
m Penelope Fitton dau of Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Bart of Gosworth
a Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield b c1618, d 07.01.1693/4, General
m before 01.12.1656 Jeanne de Civelle d 28.09.1671, dau of Pierred de Civelle
1 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield b c1659, dsp 05.11.1701
m1 18.06.1683, div 1698 _ Mason dau of Sir Richard Mason of Bishop's Castle
m2 _ Harbord
2 Fitton Gerard, 3rd Earl of Macclesfield b c1665, d unm 26.12.1702
3 Charlotte Gerard
m1 Thomas or James Mainwaring of Cheshire
A Charlotte Mainwaring d c1705
m 07/8.1691 Charles Mohun, 4th Lord of Okehampton b 11.04.1677, d 15.11.1712
m2 Sir Thomas Orby of Lincolnshire
4 Anne Gerard
m _ Ebrington captain
5 Elizabeth Gerard b c1659, 11.01.1699/1700
m Digby Gerard, 5th Lord above
b Charlotte Gerard
m Roger Whitley of Ashton and Hawarden Castle
c+ other issue - Edward, Sir Gilbert
ii Thomas Gerard dsp
iii Radclyffe Gerard Lt. Colonel
m Jennet Barret dau of Edward Barret of Pembrokeshire
a Sir Gilbert Gerard, 1st Bart of Fiskerton a 1666
m1 sp Mary Brereton dau of Sir John Brereton
m2 Mary Cosins dau of John Cosins, Bishop of Durham
1 Sir Gilbert Gerard, 2nd Bart of Fiskerton dsp
m1 div 1684 Mary Berkeley dau of Charles Berkeley, Earl of Plymouth
m2 'Lady Morland'
2 Charlotte Gerard
m John Barcroft
iv Sir Gilbert Gerard, Governor of Worcester dvp
m Anne Fitton dau of Sir John or Edward Fitton
C Gilbert Gerard
m Ellen Pearson dau of William Pearson of Chester
D Frances Gerard
m Sir Richard Molyneux, 1st Bart of Sefton d 08.02.1622-3
E Margaret Gerard
m Peter Leigh of Lyme d 1636
F Catherine Gerard d 17.11.1617
m Sir Richard Hoghton, Bart of Hoghton Tower d 12.11.1630
G Ratcliffe Gerard
m Sir Thomas Wingfield, later of Letheringham d 22.01.1609
2 William Gerard of Flamberds, Harrow-on-the-Hill d 15.04.1583
m Dorothy Ratcliff dau of John Ratcliff of Langley
A Sir Gilbert Gerard of Flamberds, 1st Bart of Harrow-on-the-Hill a 1620
m Mary Barrington dau of Sir Francis Barrington, Bart
i Sir Francis Gerard of Flamberds, 2nd Bart of Harrow-on-the-Hill
m Isabel Cheek dau of Sir Thomas Cheek
a Sir Charles Gerard of Flamberds, 3rd Bart of Harrow-on-the-Hill d 1701
m 09.02.1675-6 Honora Seymour bur 11.05.1731, dau of Charles Seymour, 2nd Lord of Trowbridge
1 Elizabeth Gerard
m1 Warwick Lake d 1712
m2 Miles Stapleton
b Sir Francis Gerard of Flamberds, 4th Bart of Harrow-on-the-Hill d 08.1704
c Sir Cheek Gerard of Flamberds, 5th Bart of Harrow-on-the-Hill d unm 02.1715
ii Winifred Gerard
m Tristram Conyers
iii Katherine Gerard bpt 06.07.1631, a 1688
m Sir Charles Pym, Bart d c1672
iv daughter
m Sir John Heydon
v+ other issue - Sir Gilbert, Thomas, John, Mary d unm
B Dorothy Gerard or Gerrard possibly of this generation
m 25.09.1626 Carew Hervey Mildmay of Marks, Sheriff of Essex b 02.02.1595, bur 08.08.1676
-3? possibly of this family and branch was:
dau Gerard b c 1490
m John Gore of London and East Ham b c 1485 d 1575
Ge17-3 Gilbert Gerard of Ince reported by
Ge17-3-1 Sydney Sarah Gerard m John Wynne 1st Baronet Gwyder

Sources: BP1934 Gerard, BE1883 Gerard of Gerard's Bromley, TCP Gerard of Gerard's Bromley, BE1883 Gerard of Brandon and Macclesfield, TCP Macclesfield, BEB1841 Gerard of Harrow-on-the-Hill, BEB1841 Gerard of Fiskerton
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