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Families covered: Gerard of Brafferton, Gerard of Fiskerton, Gerard of Gerard's Bromley, Gerard of Halsall, Gerard of Macclesfield
[On 28.08.13 Gerard01 & Gerard02 were reviewed/extended/redone with data moved between them and some extracted to this page.]

Sir Gilbert Gerard of Astley, of Gerard's Bromley (d 04.02.1592/3, Master of the Rolls, Attorney-General)
m. Anne Ratcliffe (dau/heir of Thomas Ratcliffe of Wimersley)
1. Sir Thomas Gerard, 1st Lord of Gerard's Bromley (d 15.01.1617/8)
  m1. Alice Rivet (a 1592, dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Rivet)
A. 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, m2. Robert Needham of Shaventon)
  i. 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)
  a. 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)
(1) 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
  (A) 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)
  b. 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)
  c. Elizabeth Gerard
  m. William Spencer of Ashton (d 1688)
  ii. Alice Gerard
  m. Roger Owen, younger of Cundover (b 1611)
  iii. Frances Gerard (bur 25.05.1636)
m. Robert Needham, 3rd Viscount Kilmorey (dsps 01.1657)
  iv. Elizabeth Gerard (d 26.01.1678-9)
  m. Sir Peter Leicester, Bart of Nether Tabley
  B. John Gerard (d 1673, youngest son)
  i. Richard Gerard of Hilderstone (d 11.03.1680)
  a. 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)
b. Philip Gerard, 7th Lord (b 01.12.1665, d unm 04.05.1733, Jesuit)
  c. Frances Gerard
  m. Thomas Fleetwood
  d.+ other issue (dsp) - William, Joseph (d 23.04.1705)
  C.+ other issue (dsp)
m2. (sp) Elizabeth Woodford (d 1624, dau of Robert Woodford of Brightwell)
2. Radclyffe or Ratcliffe Gerard of Halsall, Lancashire
  The following is supported by BE1883 (Gerard of Brandon and Macclesfield).
  m. Elizabeth Somerset (dau of Sir Charles Somerset, son of Henry, Earl of Worcester)
  A. Sir Charles Gerard of Halsall
  m. Penelope Fitton (dau of Sir Edward Fitton, 1st Bart of Gosworth)
  i. 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)
  a. Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield (b c1659, dsp 05.11.1701)
m1. (18.06.1683, div 1698) Anne Mason (dau of Sir Richard Mason of Bishop's Castle, m2. Col. Henry Brett)
  m2. _ Harbord
  b. Fitton Gerard, 3rd Earl of Macclesfield (b c1665, d unm 26.12.1702)
  c. Charlotte Gerard (d c1727)
  m1. Thomas or James Mainwaring of Cheshire
  (1) Charlotte Mainwaring (d c1705)
m. (07/8.1691) Charles Mohun, 4th Lord of Okehampton (b 11.04.1677, d 15.11.1712)
  m2. (by 1692) Sir Thomas Orby of Lincolnshire (d before 12.02.1723-4)
  m3. Edward Manby (a 03.1728-9)
  d. Anne Gerard
  m. _ Ebrington (captain)
  e. Elizabeth Gerard (b c1659, 11.01.1699/1700)
  m. Digby Gerard, 5th Lord @@ above
  ii. Charlotte Gerard
m. Roger Whitley of Ashton & Hawarden Castle (Colonel)
  iii.+ other issue - Edward, Sir Gilbert
  B. Thomas Gerard (dsp)
  C. Radclyffe Gerard of Halsall (d before 29.01.1669/70, Lt. Colonel)
  The following comes from TCB (vol 4, 'Gerard of Fiskerton', p38+) with support from BEB1841 ('Gerard of Fiskerton').
m. Jennet Barret (dau of Edward Barret of Pembrokeshire)
  i. Sir Gilbert Gerard of Fiskerton (Lincolnshire) & Brafferton (Yorkshire or co Durham), 1st Bart (bur 24.09.1687)
  BEB1841 suggests that the first marriage was sp but TCB reports that, by special remainder, the baronetcy passed to the issue of his 2nd wife.
  m1. (1643-4) Mary Brereton (dau of Sir John Brereton (by Anne Fitton), widow of Sir Michael Hutchinson)
  a. Anne Gerard
  m. William Owen of Henllys
  b.+ other issue - Gilbert (b 1645, a 04.1675, of Lincoln's Inn), Charles (dvp unm before 01.1679/0), Elizabeth (a 04.1675)
  m2. Mary Cosin (bur 05.12.1680, dau of John Cosin (Cozens or Cosyn), Bishop of Durham, by Frances, dau of Marmaduke Blakiston)
  e. Sir Gilbert Gerard, later Cosin-Gerard, of Brafferton, 2nd Bart (b c12.1662, dsp c1730, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m1. (02.05.1681, div 1684) Mary Berkeley (b c1665, d 18.04.1693, dau of Charles Berkeley, Earl of Falmouth, by Mary Bagot)
m2. Mary Ayliff (divorcee of Sir Samuel Morland or Morley, 1st Bart)
  m3. (06.04.1712) Mary Wheeler
  f. Sir Samuel Gerard of Brafferton (b c1664, dsp 07.1695)
  TCB reports that Sir Samuel married twice but dsp. Thanks to a contributor (CV, 26.06.17) for identifying his wives as follows:
  m1. (1685) Lucy Cooke (dsp 01.1686, dau of Robert Cooke by Lucy, sister of Thomas Martyn of Putney)
  m2. (by 1690) Elizabeth Spencer (d 13.04.1705, dau of Sir Thomas Spencer, 3rd Bart of Yarnton , m2. Francis Basset)
  g. Charlotte Gerard
  m. John Barcroft
  h.+ other issue - John (bur 27.06.1661), Vere (a 1666)
ii. Charles Gerard brother of Sir Gilbert
  m. Frances Cosin (dau of John Cosin (Cozens or Cosyn), Bishop of Durham, by Frances, dau of Marmaduke Blakiston)
  a.+ issue (a 09.1666) - John (b c12.1662), Vere
  D. Sir Gilbert Gerard, Governor of Worcester (dvp)
  m. Anne Fitton (dau/coheir of Sir Edward (probably not John) Fitton)
3. Gilbert Gerard
  m. Ellen Pearson (dau of William Pearson of Chester)
4. Frances Gerard (a 1567)
  m. Sir Richard Molyneux, 1st Bart of Sefton (d 08.02.1622-3)
5. Margaret Gerard
  m. Peter Leigh of Lyme (d 1636)
6. Katherine Gerard (d 17.11.1617)
  m. Sir Richard Hoghton, Bart of Hoghton Tower (d 12.11.1630)
7. Ratcliffe Gerard
  m1. George Wingfield
  m2. Sir Thomas Wingfield, later of Letheringham (d 22.01.1609)

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 1, 'Pedigree of the Gerards, Lords Gerard of Gerards Bromley', p483), BE1883 (Gerard of Gerard's Bromley) with some support from TCP (Gerard of Gerard's Bromley), TCP (Macclesfield) and support/input as reported above
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