1024. Gerrard FORTESCUE56 was born on 1 September 1833 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts. He appeared in the census in 1881 in Farmhouse, Irchester, Northants. Gerald FORTESCUE Head M Male 47 Lugham, Huntingdon, England Farmer
Mary FORTESCUE Wife M Female 41 Lugham, Huntingdon, England
William B. L. FORTESCUE Son Male 16 Barham, Huntingdon, England Farmers Son
Thomas C. FORTESCUE Son Male 15 Barham, Huntingdon, England Farmers Son
Gerald F. FORTESCUE Son Male 14 Barham, Huntingdon, England Scholar
Mary J. FORTESCUE Daur Female 11 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Frank FORTESCUE Son Male 9 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Lewis H. FORTESCUE Son Male 7 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Octavius FORTESCUE Son Male 6 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Albert E. FORTESCUE Son Male 5 Wilby, Northampton, England Scholar
Florence E. FORTESCUE Daur Female 4 Wilby, Northampton, England
Ruth E. FORTESCUE Daur Female 2 Wilby, Northampton, England
He appeared in the census in 1911 in Little Irchester Lodge, Wellingborough, Northants. RG14PN8543 RG78PN442 RD166 SD2 ED10 SN269 Little Irchester Lodge, Wellingborough, Northants
FORTESCUE, Gerrard Head 1834 77 M Married Farmer Leighton, Hunts
FORTESCUE, Mary Wife 1840 71 F Married Leighton, Hunts 47 14 12 2
FORTESCUE, Lewis Harry Son 1874 37 M Single Farmer Wilby, Northants
FORTESCUE, Florence Emily Dau 1877 34 F Single Wilby, Northants
FORTESCUE, Walter Ernest Son 1883 28 M Single Confectioner Irchester, Northants
FORTESCUE, Ruby Constance Mary G/Dau 1897 14 F Fenny Stratford, Bucks
Gerrard died on 12 November 1915.56 From Gravestone in Wilby Church "Gerrard Fortescue died 12.11.1915 aged 82"
He was buried on 16 November 1915 in Wilby Church, Northants. Lived at Little Irchester and Wilby, Northants. Gerrard also appears in the 1851 Census under Gt. Giddings seen in the Huntingdon Records office viz. Gerrard ( spelt Garrard ) Fortescue unmarried aged 17, Farmers son, born Leighton, apprenticed to John Brawn Farmer. Although the spelling is not correct the place of his birth and his age makes it likely that it is Gerrard.
Mr. & Mrs. G. Fortescue of the Lodge Farm, Little Irchester, celebrated their golden wedding on Wednesday, having been married on November 19th, 1863 at Molesworth, Huntingdon. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fortescue are very well know and esteemed in the Wellingborough district, and will receive the congratulations and good wishes of numerous friends. Mr. Gerrard Fortescue attained his 80th year in August, and, although he retired from farming two years ago, he still resides at the farm, which he has held for 33 years. The farm is at present carried on by his son, Mr. harry Fortescue.
Before coming to Little Irchester he occupied a farm at Wilby, prior to which he was at Barham, Hunts. Mr. Fortescue is a Conservative, and at one time was a guardian for Wilby and Little Irchester, but of late years he has taken no prominent part in public or political life. He has a family of nine sons and three daughters, most of whom, however do not reside in the district. Mrs Fortescue, whose maiden name was Miss Mary Pashler, is 74 years of age.
Gerrard FORTESCUE and Mary PASHLER were married on 19 November 1863 in Molesworth, Hunts. From Name Index at Huntindon records Office. Marriage Bond Gerard Fortescue of Leighton to Mary Pashler of Molesworth at Molesworth
1881 census Northants shows for Farm House in Irchester
Gerald H 47 Farmer Huntingdon Leighton
Mary 41 b Leighton
William B 16 b Barham
Thomas G 15 b Barham
Gerald F 14 b Barham
Mary J 11 b Wilby
Frank 9 b Wilby
Lewis H 7 b Wilby
Octavius 6 b Wilby
Albert 5 b Wilby
Florence E 4 b Wilby
Ruth E 2 b Wilby
Plus Nurse( for Harold ) and servant Mary PASHLER was born on 2 September 1839 in Molesworth, Hunts. She was baptized on 29 September 1839 in Leighton Bromswold, Hunts.151 She died on 3 March 1939 in Wilby, Northants. Confirmed from Gravestone in Wilby Church, Northants. She was 99 and a half when she died at the home of May Jane known as Jane
She had 15 children which D & B.M. Edge traced in 1997. Great photo of her and family at her 90th Birthday in possession of George Fortescue of Irchester.
Gerrard FORTESCUE and Mary PASHLER had the following children: