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Francis William Gerish (1801-1864)

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1801 Born in Westbury, Wilts, son of William and Hannah Gerish[1]

1821 Married Elizabeth Webb, widow (nee Beady), in Bethnal Green[2] [3]

1831 His shop was in East Road, Shoreditch, Hackney[4]

1836 Ironmonger, of East Road, Hoxton[5]

1840 Established S. Gerish and Co

1851 Francis William Gearish 50, smith and ironmonger employing 30 men and 14 boys, living in Hoxton with Elizabeth Beady Gearish 50, Elizabeth W Gearish 20, Mary Ann Gearish 18, William Gesrish 16, Samuel Gesrish 14, Martha Gearish 12, Francis Gearish 10[6]

1861 Thomas William Gerish 59, engineer and ironmonger, Elizabeth H Gerish 60, William Gerish 25, Samuel Gerish 24, Frances Gerish 21, Martha Gerish 22[7]

1864 Smith and ironmonger, of East Road, Hoxton. Died in London. Executors were William Gerish, engineer, and Samuel Gerish, smith[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
  3. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns
  4. London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932
  5. Birth of son Samuel
  6. 1851 census
  7. 1861 census
  8. National Probate Calendar