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Thomas Gerard

Male 1512 - Aft 1550  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gerard  [1
    Born Between 1502 and 1512  of Bryn in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 1512  [4
    Alternate death Between 1550 and 1560  [4
    Died Aft 1550  [1
    Alternate death 1553  [5
    Alternate death Between 1553 and 1560  [2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I35764  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 

    Father Thomas Gerard,   b. Abt 1488, of Bryn in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1523, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Mother Margery Trafford,   d. 10 May 1540 
    Married Bef 19 Aug 1511  [2
    Family ID F21016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Legh,   b. Aft 1513,   d. Aft 20 Nov 1575, Bromley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1522  [2
    Divorced 27 Nov 1550  [1, 6
    Children 
    +1. Katherine Gerard,   d. Bef 1575
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sheriff of Lancashire 1548, 1553.

      In 1536 he was expected to bring a contingent of 450 men to serve against the Pilgrimage of Grace. He was knighted in 1544 during the invasion of Scotland.

      John Blythe Dobson (citation details below) says he was at some unspecified time "M.P. for Lancashire", but the History of Parliament entry for his son, also Thomas Gerard (d. 1601), says nothing about the elder Thomas Gerard having been in Parliament.

  • Sources 
    1. [S413] Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    3. [S5955] The House of Lyme from Its Foundation to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Evelyn Caroline Legh Newton (writing as "The Lady Newton"). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917., place only.

    4. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    5. [S5956] Henry Sutliff, 4 Nov 1999, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    6. [S5955] The House of Lyme from Its Foundation to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Evelyn Caroline Legh Newton (writing as "The Lady Newton"). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917.