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Dave's Ancestors - Gerrard Family

The Gerrard Family


The name Gerrard has appeared in many forms on various documents. The most obvious variant is Gerard, but Garrad and Jerratt have also been found. One common mis-transcription of Gerrard is 'Genard' - all of which has made the search for the family more interesting. For simplicity, I shall stick to Gerrard, unless quoting from an original source.


Generation 1

John Gerrard (l8th century - ) [To be investigated]

Generation 2

Samuel Gerrard (1798 - )
[husband of Elizabeth, and then Margaret Tarbuck(1805 - )]

Generation 3 Gerrard Family Tree 1

Children of Samuel's first marriage:

William Gerrard (1819 - )
[Husband of Mary Ann Hurst (1819 - )]
Thomas Gerrard (1823 - )
[married Mary Makin on 23rd March 1845 at Prescot]
Ann Gerrard (1831 - ) [married Thomas Knowles on 22nd January 1854 at Prescot]

From Samuel's second marriage

Samuel Gerrard (1847 - )
[married Amelia Knowles on 3rd February 1868 at Prescot]

Generation 4 Gerrard Family Tree 2

Children of William Gerrard and Mary Ann Hurst

John Thomas Gerrard (1848 - 1932)
Elizabeth Gerrard (1850 - )
[Born 17th November 1850, baptised 24th July 1853 All Saints, Poplar. Married David Thomas on 7th May 1871 at Christ Church, Eccleston]
Mary Ann Gerrard (1853 - )
[Born 25th June 1853, baptised 24th July 1853 All Saints, Poplar. She married William Henry Gerrard on 21st May 1871 at Christ Church Eccleston. ( William Henry was son of Alice Gerrard who married Henry Knight in 1847. ) Henry Knight was son of William Liptrot, farmer)]
Frederick James William Gerrard (1856 - ) {Sometimes Francis, later just known as William}
[Husband of Sarah, father of William (1881). Sarah (1884), Thomas and John (1887), James (1890), Henry (1893), Albert (1897) and May (1900)]

Generation 5 Gerrard Family Tree 3

Children of John Thomas Gerrard and Ann Harrison

William H. Gerrard (1870 - )
Mary Gerrard (1872 - )
John T. Gerrard (1874 - )
[Remained single - at least until 1911 where he is found in Ladywood, Birmingham boarding with the Evans family]
Jane Gerrard (1875 - ) [Wife of Zachariah Whiteside]
Alice Gerrard (1878 - )
[Baptised 17th February 1878 St Nicholas, Sutton. Married to George Taylor in 1903, at St Nicholas, Sutton. The couple remained childless - at least until 1911.]
Margaret Gerrard (1880 - )
[Baptised 31st October 1880 St Nicholas, Sutton]
Ann (1886 - )
[Baptised 9th May 1886 St Nicholas, Sutton. Married to George Taylor in 1903, at St Nicholas, Sutton]

Generation 6

Children of Jane and Zachariah Whiteside Family Tree 2

George Whiteside (1900 - 1918)
[Baptised 11th June 1899 St Michael, Garston] [Died in action 30th August 1918, buried at Cabaret-Rouge]
James Wilson Whiteside (1900 - 1979)
[Born 25th April 1900, baptised 22nd May 1900, St Michael Garston. Married Ellinor Newall in 1928. Died 1979]
William Gerrard Whiteside (1902 - 1978)
[Born 18th April 1902, baptised 25th May 1902, St Michael Garston. Married Jane F. Potts in 1930. Died 1978]
Peter Whiteside (1904 - 1943)
[Born 15th March 1904, baptised 16th March 1904, St Michael Garston. Married Ethel Mary Kinnersley in 1930. Died on duty as firewatcher during a bombing raid in 1943]
Annie Elizabeth Whiteside (1906 - )
[Born 19th September 190, baptised 7th October 1906, St Michael Garston. Married William Johnson in 1930. ]
Alice Wilson Whiteside (1908 - )
[Married Arthur Bridge in 1936 ]
Richard Wood Whiteside (1910 - )
[Married Margaret Ashcroft in 1937]
Thomas Albert Whiteside (1912 - 1914)
Dorothy May Whiteside (1918 - )
[Married Peter McNally in 1939]
Margaret Nora Whiteside (1918 - 2008)
[Married William Armitage in 1939]
Edna Whiteside (1920 - 2009)





Further details of Dave's direct Gerrard ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



John Gerrard



I know nothing about John Gerrard yet, other than a mention as Samuel's father on his marriage certificate.



Samuel Gerrard




In Brief:


In detail:

First marriage

I have not yet confirmed Samuel's first marriage.
One which might fit the bill is a marriage between a Samuel Gerrard, weaver, and Elizabeth Fazakerly, widow, on 25th January 1819 at Farnworth.
[This would mean a change of career for Samuel, who is described as a labourer at the baptisms of his first three children in 1819, 1823 and 1828, then as a brewer on later documents.]

Children of first marriage

First child: William baptised 5th December 1819, St Mary, St Helens
Second child: Thomas baptised 8th June 1823, St Mary, St Helens
Third child: Ann born 11th August 1828, baptised 7th September 1828, St Helens

1841 census
Hall Street, Windle
HO107 517 10

Link to Hall Street, Windle at nls.uk
Link to Hall Street, Windle at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Hall Street, Windle
Samuel Gerrard age 42, Brewer
Thomas Gerrard age 18, glass m Ap.(apprentice?)
Ann Gerrard age 10

 

Second Marriage:

Samuel Gerrard married Margaret Tarbuck on 21st November 1841 in the Parish Church, Prescot. Both were of full age. Samuel was a widower from Windle and Margaret a spinster from ?Parr?.
Samuel's father was John Gerrard, labourer
Margaret's father was Thomas Tarbuck, labourer
Witnesses were Francis ?Howard? (looks more like Doward), and Thomas Jones

Samuel is later described as a brewer on the marriage certificate of his son, William in 1842


Birth of fourth child

Samuel, baptised 18 Apr 1847 St Mary, St Helens,

1851 census
8 Hall Street, Windle
HO107 2195

Link to Hall Street, Windle at nls.uk
Link to Hall Street, Windle at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Hall Street, Windle
Samuel Gerrard age 53, Brewer, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 46, born Parr
Samuel Gerrard age 4, born St Helens

I believe Samuel to have died in 1851 - to be investigated.


1861 census
Samuel's widow, Margaret, remarried on 12th December 1852 and, in 1861, lived with new husband John Oxendale and her son Samuel at
81 Rigby Street, St Helens
RG9 2748

Link to Rigby Street, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Rigby Street, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Rigby Street, Windle
John Oxendale age 56, Brewer, born Preston
Margaret age 56, born Parr
Samuel Gerrard, stepson, age 14, Book keeper, born St Helens


William Gerrard



In Brief:


In detail:

Baptism:

Link to Church of St Mary, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Church of St Mary, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of St Mary, (now St Helen), St Helens.
William was baptised on 5th December 1819 at the parish church of St Mary in St Helens.
Confusingly the church originated as the Chapel of St Elyn in the 16th century, then became dedicated to St Mary in 1816, later to be renamed St Helen when the church was rebuilt after a fire in 1916.]

Marriage:

Link to Chapel of St Wilfred, now St Luke, Farnworth at nls.uk
Link to Chapel of St Wilfred, now St Luke, Farnworth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of the Chapel of St Wilfred, now St Luke, Farnworth.
William Gerrard (1819 - ) was married to Mary Ann Hurst on 24th October 1842 at The Chapel of Farnworth. [Then St Wilfred, but re-dedicated to St Luke in 1859]
Both were described as living in St Helens.
Mary Ann had been born in Leeds about 1819. Her father was John Hurst, a cloth dresser.
William's father Samuel Gerrard was described as a brewer.
Witnesses at their wedding were Peter Oldfield and Bridget Appleton.

1851 census
29 Randal Street, Tower Hamlets, Bromley
HO107 1555

Link to Augusta Street, earlier known as Randall Street  at nls.uk
Link to Augusta Street, earlier known as Randall Street  at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Randal(l) Street in 1851
William Gerrard age 31, plate glass grinder, born Lancashire, Sutton
Mary Ann Gerrard age 31, born Yorkshire, Leeds
John Thomas Gerrard age 2, born Staffordshire, Smethwick
Elizabeth Gerrard age 4 months, born Middlesex, Bromley

1861 census
Ardwicke Street, Parr, Lancs
RG9 2752

Link to Ardwicke Street, Parr, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Ardwicke Street, Parr, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Ardwick Street
William Gerrard age 41, Labourer Foundry, born Sutton
Mary Ann Gerrard age 42, born Yorkshire, Leeds
John Thomas Gerrard age 12, born Staffordshire, Smethwick
Elizabeth Gerrard age 10, born Middlesex, Bromley
Mary Ann Gerrard age 7, born Middlesex, Poplar
Francis W J Gerrard age 4, born Middlesex, Bromley

[NB. Mary Ann was born 25th June 1853 at No 3 Bath Street
Francis W J was born Frederick James William Gerard on 17th November 1857 at 31 Wells Street
]


1871 census
3 Blinkhorns Row, Sutton, St Helens
RG10 3867

Link to Blinkhorns Row, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Blinkhorns Row, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Blinkhorn's Row
William Gerrard age 51, Labourer, born Sutton
Mary Ann Gerrard age 52, Yorkshire, Leeds
Mary Ann Gerrard age 17, born Middlesex, Poplar
William James Gerrard age 14, born Middlesex, Poplar

John Thomas Gerrard has, by this time, married. His sister Elizabeth Gerrard (1850 - ) remained unmarried in 1871 and appears on the 1871 census as a servant, at the home of Livewell Broadhead, a shoemaker at 1, Church Street, Windle. She is probably the Elizabeth who witnessed John Thomas' marriage in 1869.


1881 census
3 Blinkhorns Row, Sutton
RG11 3739

Link to Blinkhorns Row, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Blinkhorns Row, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Blinkhorn's Row
William Gerrard age 61, General Labourer, born Sutton
Mary Ann Gerrard age 62, born Leeds

Death

William died at some point between 1881 and 1891.

1891 census
232 Robin's Lane, Sutton

Link to Robins Lane, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to 232 Robin's Lane, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the approximate position of Blinkhorn's Row
Mary Ann Gerrard age 72, Living on own means, born Yorkshire, Leeds
Alfred Baker, age 25, lodger, coal miner, born Stafford, Bilston


John Thomas Gerrard


In Brief:


In detail:

Birth (from certificate)

Link to Kingston Square, Bridge Sreet, Smethwick at nls.uk
Link to Kingston Square, Bridge Sreet, Smethwick at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the approximate position of Kingston Square
John Thomas was born on 20th May 1848 to William Jerratts[sic], glassgrinder, and Mary Ann, formerly Hurst. He was born at Kingston's Square Smethwick. (Reg. district Kings Norton, Sub-district Harborne, Staffs.)
The birth was registered on 9th June 1848

Baptism

John Thomas was baptised on 10th September 1848 in Smethwick. [from familysearch.org]

1851 census 29 Randal Street, Tower Hamlets, Bromley
HO107 1555

Link to Augusta Street, earlier known as Randall Street  at nls.uk
Link to Augusta Street, earlier known as Randall Street  at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Randal(l) Street in 1851
William Gerrard age 31, plate glass grinder, born Lancashire, Sutton
Mary Ann Gerrard age 31, born Yorkshire, Leeds
John Thomas Gerrard age 2, born Staffordshire, Smethwick
Elizabeth Gerrard age 4 months, born Middlesex, Bromley

1861 census
Ardwicke Street, Parr, Lancs
RG9 2752

Link to Ardwicke Street, Parr, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Ardwicke Street, Parr, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Ardwick Street
William Gerrard age 41, Labourer Foundry, born Sutton
Mary Ann Gerrard age 42, born Yorkshire, Leeds
John Thomas Gerrard age 12, born Staffordshire, Smethwick
Elizabeth Gerrard age 10, born Middlesex, Bromley
Mary Ann Gerrard age 7, born Middlesex, Poplar
Francis W J Gerrard age 4, born Middlesex, Bromley

Marriage (from certificate)

Link to Bold, near St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Bold, near St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Bold, near St Helens
John Thomas Gerrard was married to Ann Harrison on March 14th 1869 at the Parish Church, Farnworth, Lancashire
Both were living in Bold at the time.
John is described as a labourer on the marriage certificate.
John's father was William 'Garrard', labourer, and Ann's father is described as Henry Harrison, labourer.
The witnesses at the wedding were Elizabeth Garrard (Gerrard) and Thomas Bradbury
Link to Harrison family

1871 census
9 Baxters Lane, Sutton
RG10 3867

Link to Baxters Lane, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Baxters Lane, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Baxters Lane
John Thomas Gerrard age 22, Labourer, Staffs, Smethwick Nr Birmingham
Ann Gerrard age 23, Labourer, born Windle
William Henry Gerrard age 1, born Parr

John Thomas Gerrard has, by this time, married. His sister Elizabeth Gerrard (1850 - ) remained unmarried in 1871 and appears on the 1871 census as a servant, at the home of Livewell Broadhead, a shoemaker at 1, Church Street, Windle. She is probably the Elizabeth who witnessed John Thomas' marriage in 1869.


1881 Census
3 Nelson Street, Sutton
RG11 3739

Link to Nelson Street, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Nelson Street, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Nelson Street
John T. Gerrard age 32, General Labourer, born Smethwick
Ann Gerrard age 33, born Windle
William H. Gerrard age 11, born Parr
Mary Gerrard age 9, born Sutton
John T. Gerrard age 7, born Sutton
Jane Gerrard age 5, born Sutton
Alice Gerrard age 3, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 3 months, born Sutton


1891 census
13 Oxley Street, Sutton
RG12 3026

Link to Oxley Street, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Oxley Street, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Oxley Street
Thomas Gerrard (looks like Gerrad) age 42, Plate Glass Worker, born Staffs Smethwick
Ann Gerrard age 43, born St Helens
John Gerrard age 17, Plate Glass Worker, born Sutton
Alice Gerrard age 13, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 10, born Sutton
Ann Gerrard age 4, born Sutton


1901 census
21 Waterdale Crescent, Sutton
RG13 3527

Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Waterdale Crescent
John T. Gerrard age 52, Plate Glass Maker, born Smethwick Staffs
Ann Gerrard age 53, born Sutton
John T. Gerrard age 27, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 20, born Sutton
Hannah Gerrard age 15, born Sutton
also, John Simpson, boarder, age 30, Plate Glass Maker, born Sutton

1911 census
26 Waterdale Crescent, Sutton

Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Waterdale Crescent, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Waterdale Crescent
John T. Gerrard age 62, Labourer (on yard), Manure Works, born Smirwich (Smethwick)
Ann age 64, Married 43 years with 7 children, 6 still living, born St Helens
George Taylor (John's son in law) age 31, married 8 years with no children, Joiner at Pilkington's glass works, born Sutton
Alice Taylor (John's daughter) age 33, born Sutton

Death
John Thomas Gerrard died in 1932


GERRARD, JOHN THOMAS 84 GRO Reference: 1932 D Quarter in PRESCOT Volume 08B Page 801

Jane Gerrard



In Brief:


In detail:

Birth (from certificate)

Link to Victoria Buildings, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Victoria Buildings, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Victoria Terrace, Sutton
Jane Gerrard was born on 2nd November 1875 to John Thomas Gerrard and Ann, formerly Harrison. They lived at 3 Victoria Buildings, Sutton. Her father's occupation was glass maker.
The birth was registered on 6th December 1875
Link to Harrison family

1881 Census
3 Nelson Street, Sutton
RG11 3739

Link to Nelson Street, Sutton, St Helens at nls.uk
Link to Nelson Street, Sutton, St Helens at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Nelson Street
John T. Gerrard age 32, General Labourer, born Smethwick
Ann Gerrard age 33, born Windle
William H. Gerrard age 11, born Parr
Mary Gerrard age 9, born Sutton
John T. Gerrard age 7, born Sutton
Jane Gerrard age 5, born Sutton
Alice Gerrard age 3, born Sutton
Margaret Gerrard age 3 months, born Sutton


1891 census
Road Side Farm, Warrington & Northwich Road, Stretton
RG12 2829

Link to Roadside Farm, Stretton at nls.uk
Link to Roadside Farm, Stretton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Roadside Farm, Stretton in 1891
Edward Brocklehurst age 40, farmer, born Appleton
Mary Ann age 37, born Appleton
Charles Ernest age 14, farmer's assistant, born Appleton
Herbert Brocklehurst age 12, born Appleton
Emily Brocklehurst age 6, born Stretton
Roger Brocklehurst age 4, born Stretton
Edith Ann Ditchfield (niece) age 17, born Appleton
Jane Gerrard age 15, General Servant, born Sutton
Michael Henry age 26, Ag. Lab. born Moglough, Ireland
John Henry age 23, Ag. Lab. born Moglough, Ireland

Marriage


Jane Gerrard was married to Zachariah Whiteside on 27th November 1898 at Garston Church (St Michael's).
Jane was a spinster, living at 32 St Mary's Road, Garston.
Jane's father was Thomas Gerrard, Glass Maker, and Zachariah's father is described as Robert Whiteside, labourer.
The witnesses at the wedding were George Whiteside and Elizabeth Ann Whiteside.
[NB Zachariah is spelled Zechariah on the certificate, but this is the only document I've seen where this is the case.]
Link to Whiteside family



1901 census
7 Woodger Street, Garston
RG13 3507

Link to Woodger Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Woodger Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Woodger Street
Zachariah Whiteside age 24, Fireman Railway, born Fleetwood
Jane Whiteside age 25, born St Helens
George Whiteside age 1, born Garston
James W. Whiteside, age 11 months, born Garston
Link to Whiteside family

1911 census


6 Byron Street, Garston
stated as having 4 rooms

Link to Byron Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Byron Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Byron Street, Garston
Zachariah Whiteside age 34, Locomotive Fireman, born Fleetwood
Jane Whiteside age 35, born Sutton
(married 12 years, with 7 children born to the marriage and 7 still alive)
George Whiteside age 11, born Garston
James Whiteside, age 10, born Garston
William Whiteside, age 8, born Garston
Peter Whiteside, age 7, born Garston
Annie Whiteside, age 4, born Garston
Alice Whiteside, age 2, born Garston
Richard Whiteside, age 5 months, born Garston


Link to Danefield Road, Allerton at nls.uk
Link to Danefield Road, Allerton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Danefield Road, Allerton at
Jane died in 1950 at 4 Danefield Road, Allerton, Liverpool