G1: Gerry Family History

This section provides Family History details on the Gerry family. To provide uniformity across this website, Generation 1 (G1) will be John Gerry 1755 and his wife Elizabeth Parsons. Each successive generation will be labelled as G2, G3 and so on. Links will be provided to let you move forward and backward through the histories. Each page will provide an index on which histories are included. Each index is indented to easily see the linage.

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Histories included on this page include:

G1: John Gerry 1755-1825 & Elizabeth Parsons

John Gerry was the third child of John Gerry and Katherine Harries When he was born in April 1755, his father John was 32 and his mother, Katherine was 26.

He married Elizabeth Parsons on August 2, 1785, in Ashwater, Devon, England.

They had ten children in 22 years; Catherine 1785; Richard 1788; Elizabeth 1790-1862; William 1795-1795; Thomas 1797-1870; John 1798-1858; Mary 1799-1886; William 1802-1872; Leonard 1804-1880 and Oliver 1808-1886.

The family remained in the Devon area their entire life. One son, William, died in infancy. Two of the children never married and the other seven children married and produced 40 grand-children for John & Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Parsons was born on January 4, 1765, in Devon, England. She was the youngest of 7 children of William Parsons and Susanna Quick. Elizabeth passed away Aug 12, 1821 in Churchtown, Devon, England, at the age of 56. They had been married 36 years.

John Gerry died in Feb 16, 1825 in Ashwater, Devon, England, at the age of 70.

 

G2: Catherine Gerry 1785 & Nathaniel Hambly

Catherine Gerry was born in December 1785 in Ashwater, Devon, England. She was the first child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons.

She married Nathaniel Hambly on August 10, 1817, in Tetcott, Devon, England.

They had six children in 17 years; John Perkyn Gerry 1810; Arscot 1818; Elizabeth 1820-1873; Maria 1822; Harriot 1824-1825 and Mary Ann 1827-1828.

Catherine & Nathaniel Hambly lived their entire life in the Devon, England area. We do not have a death date for Catherine however we know she was listed as 74 years old in the 1861 Census for Devon. Nathaniel died in Oct 1866 in Holsworthy, Devonshire.

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G2: Richard Gerry 1788

Richard Gerry was born on March 2, 1788, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the second child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons. He was baptized on March 2, 1788. Richard never married. He had six brothers and three sisters. We don’t have any death date for Richard.

 

G2: Elizabeth Gerry 1790-1862 & Thomas Hicks/John Lane

Elizabeth Gerry was born on June 20, 1790, in Ashwater, Devon, England. She was the third child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons.

She married Thomas Hicks and they had two children together; Thomas Hicks 1814-1890 and Thomasin Hicks in 1817.

Thomas Hicks died in 1817 and Elizabeth married John Lane in 1818. They had eight children together; Charlotte Lane 1819; Elizabeth Lane 1820-1822; Richard Lane 1821-1823; John Lane 1823-1823; Elizabeth Lane 1824; William Lane 1825-1908; Mary Anne Lane 1830-1896 and James Lane 1833-1852.

Elizabeth died in October 1862 in Holsworthy, Devon, England, at the age of 72. John died on February 20, 1874, having lived a long life of 79 years.

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G2: William Gerry 1795-1795

William Gerry was born on November 29, 1795, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the fourth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons. He died the same day.

 

G2: Thomas Gerry 1797-1870 & Ann Brook

Thomas Gerry was born in 1797 in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the fifth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons.  

He married Ann Brook on March 29, 1824, in Holsworthy, Devon, England. They had six children in 22 years, James Gerry 1825-1898; Mary Gerry 1835-1909;  William Gerry 1836-1889: Richard Gerry 1839-1899; Thomas Gerry 1842-1926 and Samuel Gerry in 1846.

Thomas Gerry died in April 1870 in Holsworthy, Devon, England, at the age of 73. Ann died in September 1884 in Holsworthy, Devon, England, having lived a long life of 79 years.

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G2: John Gerry 1798-1858 & Sarah Symons

When John Gerry was born in January 13, 1798 in Devon, England, his father, John, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 30. He was the sixth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons.

John Gerry married Sarah Symons on December 28, 1829, when he was 34 years old. They had four children during their marriage, Mary Gerry 1832-1903; John Gerry 1833-1868; William Gerry 1836-1836 and Elizabeth Gerry 1839-1839. You will notice that the last two children died in infancy.

After the children were born, the family emigrated to Canada and lived in Fullarton, Ontario.

John Gerry died on October 2, 1858, in Fullarton, Ontario, when he was 63 years old. Sarah Symons died on March 16, 1879, in Perth, Ontario, having lived a long life of 85 years.

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G2: Mary Gerry 1799-1886 & Henry Friend

Mary Gerry was born in November 1799 in Ashwater, Devon, England. She was the seventh child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons. 

She married Henry Friend on July 2, 1822. They had six children during their marriage, Charity Friend 1823-1848; Elizabeth Friend 1826-1920; Mary Ann Friend 1835-1911; Henry Friend 1836-1849; Rebecca Friend 1839 and Harriot Friend 1844.

Mary died in October 1886 in Okehampton, Devon, England, having lived a long life of 86 years.

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G2: William Gerry 1802-1872 & Elizabeth Knight 1804

William Gerry was born in April 1802 in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the eighth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons. 

He married Elizabeth Knight on December 5, 1826, in his hometown. They had four children during their marriage, William Gerry 1829; Elizabeth Gerry 1831; Mary Jane Gerry 1833 and Eliza Gerry 1838.

William died in January 1872 in Barnstaple, Devon, England, at the age of 69.

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G2: Leonard Gerry 1804-1880

Leonard Gerry was born in June 24, 1804 in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the ninth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons. 

Leonard never married and he died in January 1880 in Torrington, Devon, England, having lived a long life of 75 years.

 

G2: Oliver Gerry 1808-1886 & Frances Baskerville

Oliver Gerry was born on December 3, 1808, in Ashwater, Devon, England. He was the tenth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons. 

He married Frances Baskerville on May 5, 1835, in his hometown. They had five children in 10 years, Mary Elizabeth Gerry 1836; John Gerry 1839-1926; William Gerry 1842-1926; Thomas B Gerry 1844 and Fanny Gerry 1846-1911.

Oliver died on January 19, 1886, in Tavistock, Devon, England, having lived a long life of 77 years.

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