Colonel John Gerard

1765 - 17th Apr 1824


Biography

John Gerard of Rochsoles, Lt Col in East India Company, m. 1810 to Dorothea-Montagu, dau. of Rev. Archibald Alison. Owner of Bellevue estate in St Vincent; compensation was awarded to his trustees.

Memorial inscription for John Gerard in Duddingston Kirkyard, Edinburgh: John Gerard of Rochsoles, Lanarkshire, Lt. Col. H.E.I.C.S., Adj. Gen. Bengal Army during Lord Lakes campaigns at Seringapatam, 1799, Delhi, Agra, & Laswaree 1804. Died Edinburgh, 17.4.1824 – 59yrs. Erected by Archibald Gerard, Feb 1840. Alexander Gerard of Rochsoles, Lt. H.M. 70th Regiment, Elder son of Lt. Col. John G., drowned in the Nile, 12.9.1837 –27yrs. Elizabeth Margaret Alison, 15.7.1812, dau. of Rev. Archibald Alison. Alured Gerard, 6.9.1817 – 2yrs, son of Lt. Col. John G.; Dorothea Montagu Alison, died Lausane, Switzerland, 28.11.1819 – 32yrs, sp. to Lt. Col. John G.

Sources

Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany Vol. 72 p. 317 (1810).

Monumental Inscriptions in Duddingston Kirk Yard no. 97, http://www.duddingstonkirk.co.uk/page28.html [accessed 26/05/2015].

We are grateful to Morag Fyfe for her assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Dorothea Montagu Alison
Children
Alexander (1810-1837), Alured (1815-1817)
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Claims (1)

£4,081 18S 10D
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
Military  
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Lt Col in East India...

Relationships (2)

Brother-in-laws
Brother-in-laws

Addresses (2)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
Rochsoles, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland