Gerrish

William Gerrish

b.abt.1591 Bristol, Somersetshire, England
m.Elizabeth ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Gerrish

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William Gerrish

b.Aug. 20, 1617 Bristol, Somersetshire, England
d.Aug. 8/9, 1687 Salem, MA
m.Apr. 17, 1645 Joanna Lowell
b.1609 [1620?] Newbury, MA; d/o Percival Lowell and Rebecca ______
d.June 14, 1677 Newbury, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Gerrish b.Feb. 12, 1646 d.1714 m.Aug. 19, 1667 Elizabeth Waldron of Dover, NH where he settled; captain, sheriff, representative to the NH General Court, councillor, and justice of the Superior Court of NH
  2. Abigail Gerrish b.May 10, 1647
  3. William Gerrish b.June 6, 1648 d.May 10, 1683 m.Ann ______; a physician
  4. Joseph Gerrish b.Mar. 23, 1649/50, Harvard College 1669, d.Jan. 6, 1720 m.1670 Ann Waldron; ordained in 1673, parson at Wenham, MA
  5. Benjamin Gerrish b.Jan. 13, 1652 d.Apr. 2, 1713 m.Oct. 24, 1676 Hannah Ruck of Salem where he was collector of the port
  6. Elizabeth Gerrish b.Sept.10, 1654 m.Oct. 23, 1676 Steven Greenleaf
  7. Moses Gerrish b.May 9, 1656 m.Sept. 24, 1677 Jane Small
  8. Mary Gerrish b.Apr. 1, 1658 chr.May 9, 1658 d.1696 m.Oct. 23, 1676 John Dole son of Richard Dole 1st of Newbury
  9. Ann Gerrish b.Oct. 18, 1660
  10. Judith Gerrish b.Sept. 10, 1662
    CHILD of Joanna and John Oliver, her first husband:
  1. Mary Oliver b.June 7, 1640 Newbury m.Dec. 8, 1656 Samuel Appleton of Ipswich

William Gerrish came to America with Percival Lowell and was was a partner of his in business.

From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: WILLIAM, b.Bristol, Eng., 1617 or 1620; settled at Newbury, Mass., 1639; removed to Boston, Mass., 1678.

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