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Ratcliffe Gerard

Elizabeth Somerset on her parents' tomb in Bristol, behind her mother.
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Ratcliffe Gerard,
of Halsall, Lancashire.
He mar Elizabeth Somerset [born est c.1572, descendant of Edward III].
He died. She re-married.
She died 1609.
She was bur with parents in St.James' church, Bristol.
Ratcliffe and Elizabeth had issue:

  1. Sir Charles Gerard, Kt,
    born est c.1590,
    of Halsall,
    mar, licence dated 3 Jan 1612 [at the time regarded as the end of 1611]
    to Penelope Fitton [descendant of Edward III],
    had issue:

    1. Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield,
      born c.1618.

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