Therre is to be settled the question-was Thomas Gerrard of St. Clements Manor the father of Richard Gerrard, of the Ark and Dove, 1634, Maryland, or was he his brother?
If Thomas is his brother, then Frances Molineaux, dauof Sir Richard Molineaux, of the seat in SEFTON, Lancashire Baronet, is Thomas Gerrard of Marylands mother; then he is a brother of Richard instead of being his father, as believed, with Frances Molineaux as one of his wivesheretofore described in Vol. I. It matters not to the lineage of the Maryland family of Gerrard and their descendants because the history is correct there as all these chof Thomas Gerrard who came to Maryland were the chof Susannah Snow, dauof Justinian Snow, who came to Maryland to St. Clements Manor with him and was thought his second wife, and beside whom he mentioned in his will he wished to be buried, although by that time after her death Thomas Gerrard went to Va. to live in Westmoreland Co., and had mRose Tucker and had chby her in Va. Starting with Thomas Gerrard, whether he is son of Sir Thomas and brother of Sir Richard Gerrard, K. B., or the Sir Thomas Gerrard, father of Sir Richard of the Ark and Dove, it matters not to this lineage as above stated.
Chart is as followsThomas Gerrard, Lord of St. Clementls Manor and the Island of the place of beginning of MarylandSt. Clements, 1634, mSusannah Snow; had many dausand sons. DauElizabeth Gerrard was given this Manorial spot as dower when she mChief Justice Nehimiah Blackistone, grand son of the Rev. Marmaduke Blackistone, whose son John was one of the Regicides, and judge who pronounced death sentence on Charles 1st, King of Eng., 1649. Nehimiah Blackistone and Elizabeth Gerrard had son, John Blackistone, who mhis stepfathers dauAnn Guibert, dauof Joshua Guibert, who mthe widow Eliz. Gerrard Blackistone as her third husband. John and Anne had son, John Blackistone, who mEleanor Dent, dauof Col. George Dent; their son was Col. Nehimiah Blackistone, Revo., 1776, and War of 1812 also. He mthree times, but his first m-was to Mary Cheseldyne, dauof Kenelm Cheseldyne III and Cloe ............ He had dauMary Blackistone who mtwicefirst to Clement Knott and had Margaret Adeline Knott who mCol. Theodore Anderson and had dauTheodora Mary Blackistone Anderson, who mJames Biscoe Norris and had ten chof these Alice Norris, who. m-Francis J. Parran.
GERARD LineageFrom British Family Antiquity, Wm. Playfair, Vol. VI, London-1811.
Sixteenth generation from Otho, a rich and powerful lord in the time of King Alfred, descended from the Dukes of Tuscany, who from Florence passed into Normandy and thence into England.
Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt., High Sheriff of Lancashire, 1553-1558, m-Elizabeth, eldest dauof Sir John Port of Eltwall in Derbyshire, Knt. (and Elizabeth, his wife,
heir to her mothers inheritance, being heir to Sir Thomas Gifford of Chilington, Staifordshire, Knt., and Dorothy, his wife, dauand co-heir of Sir John Montgomery, Knt.) which Sir John Port, Knt., was son of John Port, Esq. and Jane, his wife, dauof John Fitzherbert of Eltwall, Derbyshire. The said Sir Thomas
Gerard was sent to the Tower twice, being accused of a design to deliver the Queen of Scots out of her confinement, and was forced to procure his own liberty
to give the noble estate of the Bromleys, descended to him by his grandmother (Margaret Bromley) to his kinsman, the then Attorney-General, Sir Gilbert Gerard.
afterwards Master of the Rolls, and to dispose of and mortgage several lordships in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, and Yorkshire, beside Brindall, Skelmersdale and half Kirkby in Lancashire. IssueMary, mJohn Jennison, Esq.; Dorothy, mEdward Peckham, Esq.; Martha, mMichael Jennison, Esq.;
Sir Thomas, his heir; John, who was several times tortured in the Tower. He was chiefly instrumental in building the College at Liege where he died.
Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt., was created baronet at the first institution of that honor in 1611 by King James I. The £1,000 which he was to have given for it was returned in consideration of his fathers great suferings upon the Queen of Scots account, Mother to the King. A grant for perpetuating the Sheriffdom of Lancaster in his family and other beneficial grants were promised him but not performed, being alleged to be against the liberty of a subject. He mthree wives, viz: Cicely, dauof Sir Walter Maney, Knt., of Staplehurst in Kent; second-Mary, dauof James Hawes of London; thirdMary, (widow Browne), dauof William Dormer, Esq. By the last two wives no issue; by the firstSir Thomas; Frances, mRalph Standish of Lancashire.
Sir Thomas Gerard, second Baronet (of Byrn), m-I'rances, dauof Sir Richard Molineaux, of Sefton, Lancashire, Bart. IssueSir William, his heir; Richard,
b1613, was one of the first to go to Maryland with Mr. Calvert, Lord Baltimores uncle, 1633, where he continued until 1635; Gilbert; Peter; John; Frances, became a nun at Graveline in Flanders; and Thomas Gerard, Lord of St. Clements Manor, who came to Maryland 1636.
The only record of a Manorial Lord with full details as of original preserved Records of the Court Leet and Court Baron as of Grant of St. Clements Manor, 1633-to 1659-72.
Survey 1637-38THOMAS GERARD, Lord