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Lawrence Garrard, Knight

Also Known As: "gerard"
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Winwick, Lancashire or Kingsley, England
Death: 1494 (41-49)
Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Gerard, of Kingsley and Bryn and Dulcia Gerard
Husband of Sarah Garrett (Garrard)
Father of John Garrard
Brother of Lavina Linsay Gerard; Robert Asheton Gerard; Humphrey Gerard; Henrietta Lindsay Gerard; Eleanor de Warren and 8 others
Half brother of Isabel Langton; Sir Peter Gerrard, Of Bryn Kings and Wife of Michael Gerard

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About Sir Lawrence Garrard, Knight

In 1486 the inn (The Red Lion Inn of Sittingbourne) was the property of Thomas Garrard and in 1550 it was owned by his son, Lawrance Garrard who in his will, leaves it to his son Thomas; to his wife he leaves all his plate, 160 ounces, "but all my harnesses, cows and bulls to remain with the Lion for the use of my heirs."

In 1562 the Lyon was owned by Sir William Garrett (Garrett being a later version of the name Gerard), Knight, a Sittingbourne man who had been Lord Mayor of London in 1555. He died in 1571 and bequeathed it to his son, Sir William Garrett in 1574 but in 1633 it passed to Mathias Taylor, son of William Taylor, a citizen and fruiterer of London. It is then described as The Lyon hospicium with a barn, orchard and garden adjacent.

Source: Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne.

Lawrence was born between 1440 and 1450.

Lawrence did not inherit and moved to Sittingbourne, Kent County near London. He apparently, was the first ancestor in 10 generations, to leave the Bryn and Kinsley area.

Lawrence's father, Sir Knight Thomas Gerard may have also gone to Sittingbourne, because, there is an Inn in Sittingbourne called the Red Lion Inn that has been in existence for 600 years during which time it was visited by various English Kings, such as Henry VII and Henry VIII. In 1486 the Red Lion was the property of Sir Knight Thomas Gerrard, in 1550 it was the property of his son, Lawrence Gerrard. In 1562 the Lion was the property of Sir William Garrett, Knight who had been Lord Mayor of London in 1555. Then his son, also named, Sir William possessed it in 1574 but in 1633 it had passed to Mathias Taylor, son of William Taylor, citizen and “fruitier” of London. In about 1835, the celebrated inn was divided into private dwellings, the eastern portion continuing as an Inn. This part of the building was completely rebuilt in 1996.

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Sir Lawrence Garrard, Knight's Timeline

Winwick, Lancashire or Kingsley, England
Age 33
Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Age 45
Sittingbourne, Kent, England