G2: 1673 Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare & Charity Littlejohn

Leonard Gerry was born in 1673 and was the second child of Benjamin Gerry & Elianor Langdon. He was a second generation descendant of Bengamin Gerry. 

The following is Leonard’s lineage.

  • G1: Benjamin Gerry 1644-1711 & Elianor Langdon
  • G2: Leonard Gerry 1673-1759 & Edith Beare & Charity Littlejohn  (Dan Shiels Ancestor)
    • G3: Benjamin Gerry 1701-1735 & Mary Alpha
    • G3: Johann Gerry 1702
    • G3: Leonard Gerry 1704-1704
    • G3: Edith Gerry 1705-1738 & Stephen Jory
    • G3: Leonard Gerry 1708-1708
    • G3: Samuel Gerry 1709-1739
    • G3: Samuel Gerry 1709-1739
    • G3: Thomas Gerry 1712-1776 & Ann Ball
    • G3: Mary Gerry 1714
    • G3: Thomasin Gerry 1717
    • G3: Leonard Gerry 1720-1799
    • G3: John Gerry 1723-1796 & Katherine Harries  (Dan Shiels Ancestor)
      • G4: Samuel Gerry 1749-1821
      • G4: Mary Gerry 1752-1817
      • G4: John Gerry 1755-1825  (Dan Shiels Ancestor)
      • G4: Leonard Gerry 1757-1834
      • G4: Catherine Gerry 1759-1776
      • G4: Richard Gerry 1761-1763
    • G3: Richard Gerry 1727-1816

G2: Leonard Gerry 1673-1759 & Edith Beare & Charity Littlejohn

Leonard Gerry was born on January 4, 1673, in North Petherwin, Devon, England.

He married Edith Beare on Nov 14, 1701 and they had nine children together. Benjamin 1701-1735; Johann 1702; Leonard 1704-1704; Edith 1705-1738; Leonard 1707-1708; Samuel 1709-1739; Thomas 1712-1776.

After Edith died, Leonard married Charity Christy Littlejohn and they had three children together, Leonard 1720-1799; John 1723-1796 and Richard 1727-1816.

Leonard died on July 28, 1759, in Ashwater, Devon, England, having lived a long life of 86 years

G3: Benjamin Gerry 1701-1735 & Mary Alpha

Benjamin Gerry was born on March 14, 1701, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the first child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

He married Mary Alpha on July 25, 1726, in his hometown. They had three children in 10 years, Edith 1725; Cordelia 1728 and Benjamin 1725. 

Cordelia and Benjamin both died within a month of their birth. Edith married Hugh Cann, had eight children and died in 1810.

Benjamin died as a young father in 1735 in Ashwater, Devon, England, at the age of 34. Mary lived till 1750.

G3: Johann Gerry 1702

Johann Gerry was born on February 22, 1702, in Ashwater, Devon, England.

 She was the second child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.  She had eight brothers and three sisters.

Unfortunately we have no other info on Johann.

G3: Edith Gerry 1705-1738 & Stephen Jory

Edith Gerry was born on March 10, 1705, in Ashwater, Devon, England.

She was the forth child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

She married Stephen Jory on May 7, 1731. They had five children during their marriage, James 1731; John 1733; Edith 1735; Anne 1737 and Elizabeth 1738.

She died as a young mother in 1738 in England at the age of 33.

G3: Samuel Gerry 1709-1739

Samuel Gerry was born on October 2, 1709, in Ashwater, Devon, England.

He was the sixth child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

He never married and died in 1739 in England at the age of 30.

G3: Thomas Gerry 1712-1776 & Ann Ball

Thomas Gerry was born on December 14, 1712, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the eighth child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

He married Ann Ball on October 10, 1744, in his hometown. They had seven children in 18 years, Benjamin 1745-1826; Richard 1747-1817; Samuel 1751; Thomas 1755-1755; Mary 1756; Thomas 1759-1839 and Ann 1763-1845.

Thomas died in 1776 in England at the age of 64.

G3: Leonard Gerry 1720-1799

Leonard Gerry was born on October 9, 1720, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the eleventh child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

He married Mary Pearce on February 27, 1749, in his hometown. They had five children during their marriage, Samuel 1750-1814; Ann 1752; Mary 1754-1779; Margery 1756-1830 and Francis 1758-1825.

He died on October 4, 1799, in Tetcott, Devon, England, having lived a long life of 78 years.

G3: John Gerry 1723-1796 & Katherine Harries

John Gerry was born on April 20, 1723, in Devon, England.

He was the twelfth child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

He married Katherine Harries on April 4, 1749, in Ashwater, Devon, England. They had six children in 12 years, Samuel 1748-1821; Mary 1752-1817; John 1755-1825; Leonard 1757-1834; Catherine 1759-1776 and Richard 1761-1763.

John died on August 5, 1796, in his hometown at the age of 73.

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G3: Richard Gerry 1727-1816

Richard Gerry was born on October 16, 1727, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the thirteenth child of Leonard Gerry & Edith Beare and was a third generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.

He married Rebecca Short on July 7, 1755, in Black Torrington, Devon, England. They had seven children in 22 years, Mary 1756-1817; Charity 1758-1824; Richard 1760-1851; Samuel 1762-1827; Rebecca 1765-1834; James 1768-1843 and John 1778-1816.

Richard died in 1816 in England having lived a long life of 89 years.