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Families covered: Gayer of Knaresborough, Gayer of Liskeard, Gayer of Plymouth, Gayer of Stoke Pogis (Stoke Poges), Gayer of Whitstone

Reginald Gayer of Liskeard (d before 04.12.1519)
m. Alice Courtenay (dau of Edward Courtenay of Landrake)
1. John Gayer of Liskeard (a 1571, MP)
  A. Reginald Gayer
  i. William Gayer of Plymouth
  a. Mary Gayer
  m. Samuel Spry of Cutcrew
  B. Oates or Otys Gayer
  The following comes from Visitation (Berkshire, 1566, Gayer of Foxley).
  i. John Gayer of Knaresborough, Yorkshire
  a. Robert Gayer (dsp, priest)
  b. William Gayer or Gayre of Knaresborough
  m1. Agnes Derelove (dau of Richard Derelove of Knaresborough)
  (1) Robert Gayre of Foxley, Berkshire
m1. (sp) Dennys Pope of Kent
  m2. Ursula Babham (dau of John Babham of Cowkham)
  (A)+ issue - George, John, Joyce
  (2) John Gayre
  m2. ??
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas, John, Henry
  C. Stephen Gayer
  m. Jane Trenbrace (dau of William Trenbrace)
  i. John Gayer of Trenbrace in St. Keverne
  m. Sibell Trefry (dau of Thomas Trefry)
  a. Thomas Gayer
(1) John Gayer of Plymouth (a 1576)
  m. Margaret Trelawney (dau of Robert Trelawney of Tideford)
  (A) Sir John Gayer, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (d 20.07.1649)
m. Katherine Hopkins (dau of Samuel Hopkins of Coventry)
  (i) Sir Robert Gayer, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (d 14.06.1702)
  m1. Mary Rich (d 1683, dau of Sir Thomas Rich of Sonning, Bart)
  (a) Robert Gayer of Stoke Pogis, Buckinghamshire
  m. Elizabeth Annesley (d 1742, dau/heir of James, 2nd Earl of Anglesey)
  ((1)) Anne Gayer
  m1. Francis Annesley (d 01.05.1740, rector of Winwick)
  m2. Charles Baldwin of Stoke Castle
  ((2)) Elizabeth Gayer (d 18.06.1714)
  ((3)) Mary Gayer
  m. German (not Gerald) Pole of Radbourn
(b)+ other issue - John (b 20.03.1676, d 1684), Thomas (b 01.03.1675, d 1677), William (b 12.10.1679, dsp), Henry (dspSarah (d 1683), ), Elizabeth (b 17.09.1679, d 1683)
  m2. Mary Christiana Bruce (dau of Robert, Earl of Aylesbury, widow of Dennis Rolle of Bicton)
  (h) James Gayer of Rockbeare House, Devon (a 1757)
  ((1))+ issue - James (b 1717, dsp 22.02.1776, cleric), Christiana Susannah (b c1713, d 24.10.1781)
  (i) Edward Gayer (dsp)
(j) Mary Gayer
  m. Roger North (son of Lord North)
  (ii) John Gayer of Stoke Pogis, Buckinghamshire (dsp 1657)
  m. Christian Richard (dau of Sir Andrew Richard, alderman of London, m2. Henry Rich, Lord Kensington, m3. John, 1st Lord Berkeley of Stratton)
  (iii) Elizabeth Gayer
m. Francis Godolphin of Coulston
  (iv) Mary Gayer
  m. Sir Andrew Henley, Bart of Henley
  (v) Katherine Gayer (d 1662)
  m. Sir Robert Abdy, Bart of Albins
  (vi) Sarah Gayer (d 1677) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Parkhurst of Pirford (bur 20.11.1674)
  (B) Richard Gayer of Plymouth (d before 29.04.1628)
  m. Isabell Amades (a 1628)
  (i) Margaret Gayer
  (ii) Mary Gayer
  m. Arthur Spry (a 1678, MP)
  (C) Hugh Gayer
  m. Joan Forres (dau of Thomas Forres (or Joanes) of Plymouth)
(i) Benjamin Gayer of Whitestone (d 19.01.1716)
  (a) John Gayer (b 1668, d c1745, vicar of Deriaghy in co. Antrim)
  ((1)) Philip Gayer 'of Lisburn' (b 1698, d c1757, vicar of Deriaghy)
  m. Agnes Echlin (du of Rev. Henry Echlin)
  ((A)) Edward Gayer (b c1730, d 13.09.1799)
  m.(1758) Henrietta Jones (b 1731-2, d 25.03.1814, dau of Valentine Jones)
  ((i)) Edward Echlin Gayer (d 1814, Major) had issue
  m. (07.1800) Frances Christina Dobbs (dau of Conway Richard Dobbs of Castle Dobbs)
  ((ii)) Philip Gayer (d unm)
((iii)) John Gayer (d 1802) had issue
  m. Olivia Henderson (dau of Matthew Henderson)
  ((iv)) Mary Gayer
  m. _ Wolfenden
  ((B)) William Watts Gayer (a 1767)
  m. (19.12.1754) Catherine Jones (dau of Calentine Jones of Lisburn)
  ((i)) Agnes Gayer
  m. (1788) Anthony Trail (archdeacon of Connor)
  ((ii)) Mary Gayer
  m. Jonathan Bruce Roberts of Charleville (Captain)
  ((C)) Magdalen Gayer
  m. Poyntz Stewart (Captain)
  ((2)) Joan Gayer (d 18.12.1705)
  (b)+ other issue - Martin (b 19.02.1673, d 1673/4), Joahanna (b 03.1663), Elizabeth (b 19.02.1673, d 1673/4), Samuel (b 01.11.1676, d 30.09.1702)
  (ii) Robert Gayer
  (iii) John Gayer of Whitstone
  (a) John Gayer of Whitstone
  m. (20.07.1673) Margery Pearse (d 28.02.1679)
  ((1)) John Gayer (b 02.08.1676)
  (b) Benjamin Gayer (d 1666)
  (c) Samuel Gayer
  ((1))+ issue - William (b 26.05.1695), Honor (b 06.09.1691), Mary (b 25.06.1693), Elizabeth (b 07.02.1696), Johan (b 13.04.1699)
  (d) Mary Gayer
m. Edmund Chapman
  (D) Humphry Gayer of Plymouth
  (i) Sir John Gayer, Governor of Bombay (a 1694, General)
  (ii) Mary Gayer
  m. Philip Piper, Governor of Launceston Castle
  (iii) Elizabeth Gayer
  m. Shilston Calmady of Leawood
  (iv) Alice Gayer (bur 22.06.1697) possibly fits here
  m. (c02.1663-4) Edward Gould of Pridhamsleigh & Coombe (b 1637, bur 16.09.1675)
  (E) Robert Gayer
  (2) Henry Gayer
  b.+ other issue - Edward, Michael, Christian, Alice, Constance, Lora
  ii. Henry Gayer
2. Robert Gayer (a 1553, MP)
3. Johanna Gayer
  m. (29.10.1538) Gilbert Flamank

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, Gayer of Trenbrace)
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