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My Devon and Somerset Gear Family
Posted by: Randi Date: October 07, 2000 at 17:35:52
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Descendants of William Gear       

Compiled by Randi Herbert Robinson
randirob@earthlink.net

Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 GEAR was born ABT 1605 in Misterton, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1646. He married MARY ABT 1633. She was born ABT 1610 in Misterton, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1684 in Misterton, Somerset, England.
Notes for WILLIAM GEAR:Marriage and dob is based on old parish records (baptisms) from Misterton, transcribed by Somerset Record Office. Also, marriages recorded: William m. Alice Nichols, 1610; William m. Martha Curry als Douch (?). These could also be Francis Gear's mother. Could be William Gear's parents. Also, a baptism in 1598 of Francis Gear, son of Francis Gear. Possibly William's brother; which would mean that William Gear's father was Francis Gear sr. Probably related; unknown how.
Children of WILLIAM GEAR and MARY are:
2.       i.       FRANCIS2 GEAR, b. 1646, Misterton, Somerset, England; d. Aft. 1684, Misterton, Somerset, England.
       ii.       WILLIAM GEAR, b. 1636.

Generation No. 2
2. FRANCIS2 GEAR (WILLIAM1) was born 1646 in Misterton, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1684 in Misterton, Somerset, England. He married LYDIA ABT 1667 in Misterton, Somerset, England. She was born ABT 1650 in Misterton, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1684 in Misterton, Somerset, England.
Children of FRANCIS GEAR and LYDIA are:
3.       i.       JOHN3 GEAR, b. 1684, Misterton, Somerset, England; d. Aft. 1727.
       ii.       MARY GEAR, b. 1668.
       iii.       FRANCIS GEAR, b. 1667.
       iv.       JUDITH GEAR, b. 1673.

Generation No. 3
3. JOHN3 GEAR (FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1684 in Misterton, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1727. He married BRIDGET CLEAL Dec 17, 1707 in Misterton, Somerset, England. She was born ABT 1685 in S. Perrott, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1727.
Children of JOHN GEAR and BRIDGET CLEAL are:
4.       i.       WILLIAM4 GEAR, b. Nov 3, 1723, Misterton, Somerset, England; d. ABT 1796, Somerset, England.
       ii.       SIMON GEAR, b. 1712.
iii.       JOHN GEAR, b. Mar 9, 1716/17, Misterton, Somerset, England; d. ABT 1718, Misterton, Somerset, England.
       iv.       JOHN GEAR, b. May 9, 1720.
5.       v.       PETER GEAR, b. 1727, Misterton, Somerset, England; d. Dec 13, 1807, Misterton, Somerset, England.

Generation No. 4
4. WILLIAM4 GEAR (JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Nov 3, 1723 in Misterton, Somerset, England, and died ABT 1796 in Somerset, England. He married MARY SAINT Oct 13, 1745 in Crewkerne, Somerset, Devon, daughter of JOHN SAINT and EDITH HOLSTEAD. She was born Apr 3, 1727 in Somerset, Devon.
Children of WILLIAM GEAR and MARY SAINT are:
6.       i.       PETER5 GEAR, b. Mar 26, 1749, MIsterton, Somerset, England; d. Sep 26, 1804, Hewish,
Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
ii.       SIMON GEAR, b. 1747; d. ABT 1806; m. RACHAEL DARE, Jan 26, 1784, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; b. 1753; d. Jul 31, 1835.
       iii.       THOMAS GEAR, b. 1752, Misterton, Somerset, England; m. SARAH; b. ABT 1750.
iv. MARY GEAR, b. 1751, Misterton, Somerset, England; m. JOHN FORD, Mar 2, 1777, Somerset,
England; b. ABT 1750.
v.       BRIDGET GEAR, b. 1755, Somerset, England; m. BENJAMIN SMYTHER, Jul 8, 1780, Somerset, England; b. ABT 1750.
       vi.       SAMUEL GEAR, b. 1760.

Generation No. 5
6. PETER5 GEAR (WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Mar 26, 1749 in MIsterton, Somerset, England (Source: Misterton parish record.), and died Sep 26, 1804 in Hewish, Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He married MARTHA WILCE Apr 14, 1772 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. She was born 1747 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, and died ABT 1815 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
Notes for PETER GEAR:
Farmed the Hewish farm from 1784- death in 1805. Was tax collector on land records
Children of PETER GEAR and MARTHA WILCE are:
i. MATTHEW6 GEAR, b. Dec 13, 1775, Hewish, Somerset, England; d. Dec 20, 1840, Chevithorne,
ii. Devon, England.
ii.       SARAH GEAR, b. 1774, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; m. JAMES TOLMAN, May 9, 1796, Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
       iii.       MARY GEAR, b. 1777; m. JOSEPH CLEAL, 1805, Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
iv.       MARTHA GEAR, b. 1782; m. EDWARD SALWAY ROWSELL, Apr 2, 1805, Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
v.       BETTY GEAR, b. 1781, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; m. JOHN HALLET, 1805, Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
vi.       SUSAN GEAR, b. 1784, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; m. JOSEPH DEAN AMOR, Apr 5, 1808, Crewkerne, Somerset, England.
       vii.       ESTHER GEAR, b. Mar 12, 1786.

Generation No. 6
8. MATTHEW6 GEAR (PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Dec 13, 1775 in Hewish, Somerset, England, and died Dec 20, 1840 in Chevithorne, Devon, England. He married MARY LEMAN 1806 in Chard, Somerset, England. She was born ABT 1787 in England, and died Jan 31, 1840 in Tiverton, Devon, England.
Notes for MATTHEW GEAR: Cause of death - diseased stomach
Notes for MARY LEMAN: cause of death: hydro encephalitis
Children of MATTHEW GEAR and MARY LEMAN are:
9.       i.       MATTHEW7 GEAR, b. Aug 1812, England; d. May 19, 1887, Horton, Ilminster, Somerset, England.
10.       ii.       PETER GEAR, b. Dec 11, 1815, Puckington, Somerset, England; d. Aft. 1900, Price Cty?, Wisconsin.
11.       iii.       ROBERT GEAR, b. Aug 13, 1817; d. Oct 26, 1877, Chardstock.
12.       iv.       WILLIAM GEAR, b. 1823, Puckington, Somerset, England; d. Feb 29, 1888, Chevithorne,
Devon, England.
13.       v.       MARTHA GEAR, b. Dec 26, 1807, Crewkerne, Somerset, Devon; d. Aft. 1871.
       vi.       SUSANNAH GEAR, b. 1809.

Generation No. 7
9. MATTHEW7 GEAR (MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 1812 in England, and died May 19, 1887 in Horton, Ilminster, Somerset, England (Source: death certificate.). He married (1) MARY NEE? GEAR. She was born ABT 1821 in England. He married (2) MARTHA WOOD Aug 2, 1843 in Tiverton, Devon, England, daughter of JOEL WOOD and MARY HURFORD. She was born Feb 24, 1825 in Culmstock, Devon, England, and died Apr 4, 1903 in The Pottery, Donyatt, Somerset, Devon.
Notes for MATTHEW GEAR: Occupation: Poultry Dealer. Cause of death: senile decay. Son, L. R. Gear present at death. Age 73 years.
1847-1851- living in Hewish farm, near Ilminster
1854-1857 - living in Whitelackington
1862 - living in Ilminster.
Notes for MARTHA WOOD: Cause of death: Senile gangrene exhaustion. Mary Elizabeth Arledge present at death (daughter). Age 75.
Child of MATTHEW GEAR and MARY GEAR is:
       i.       MATHEW8, b. 1840, Chevithorne, Devon, England.
Children of MATTHEW GEAR and MARTHA WOOD are:
       ii.       MATTHEW8 GEAR, b. 1847, Hewish, Somerset, England.
Notes for MATTHEW GEAR: blacksmith apprentice, 1861 at 14 years. Living in Ilminster with family
       iii.       THIRZA GEAR, b. 1848, Hewish, Somerset, England.
       iv.       WILLIAM HENRY GEAR, b. 1850, Hewish, Somerset, England; d. Aft. 1891.
Notes for WILLIAM HENRY GEAR: According to census records, was 'an idiot from birth'.
       v.       URBAN WOOD GEAR, b. 1854, Chaffcombe, Devon, England.
       vi.       EDWARD GEAR, b. 1857, Whitelackington, Devon; d. Bef. 1871.
       vii.       DILWORTH GEAR, b. 1859, Whitelackington, Devon.
viii. LEMAN ROBERT GEAR, b. 1861, Ilminster, Somerset, England; d. Apr 5, 1888 (Source: death
certificate.).
Notes for LEMAN ROBERT GEAR: Mary Elizabeth present at death (sister). Cause of death: Laryngeal phthisis
for 3 years. Age 27. Occupation: carpenter
ix. MARY ELIZABETH GEAR, b. 1864, Ilminster, Somerset, England; m. WILLIAM ARLEDGE, Bet.
1891 - 1903; b. ABT 1844.
       x.       SARAH SELINA GEAR, b. 1866, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, England.
Notes for SARAH SELINA GEAR: Still unmarried in 1891
x. WALTER LEMAN, b. Oct 1852, Chaffcombe, Devon, England; d. Mar 23, 1854, Chaffcombe, Devon,
England.

10. PETER7 GEAR (MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Dec 11, 1815 in Puckington, Somerset, England, and died Aft. 1900 in Price Cty?, Wisconsin (Source: lived w/ son Joel per 1900 census). He married SARAH WOOD Mar 26, 1838 in Church of England, Uffculme, Devon, daughter of JOEL WOOD and MARY HURFORD. She was born Sep 17, 1816 in Culmstock, Devon (Source: baptized at Prescott Baptist Church IGI), and died 1868 in Cedargrove, Wisconsin (Source: Amsterdam, WI (per Ruth).).
Children of PETER GEAR and SARAH WOOD are:
       i.       MARY E.8 GEAR, b. Aug 1839.
       ii.       MARTHA GEAR, b. ABT 1842.
       iii.       JAMES W. GEAR, b. Apr 12, 1845 (Source: copy of birth registration).
       iv.       PETER GEAR, b. ABT 1846.
       v.       CAROLINE GEAR, b. ABT 1851.
       vi.       WILLIAM ROBERT GEAR, b. Apr 20, 1853.
       vii.       MATHILDA (TILLIE) GEAR, b. ABT 1855.
       viii.       JOEL WOOD GEAR, b. Feb 28, 1857.
       ix.       SARAH FRANCES GEAR, b. Jul 10, 1859.
14.       x.       LESTER HURFORD GEAR, b. May 19, 1862, Newburg, Wisconsin; d. 1947, Burlington (Skagit),
Washington.

11. ROBERT7 GEAR (MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Aug 13, 1817, and died Oct 26, 1877 in Chardstock. He married (1) MARY FRANKPITT Feb 27, 1840 in Uplowman. She was born ABT 1820 in Uplowman, and died 1844 in Tiverton. He married (2) HANNAH HAWKINS Oct 1, 1844 in Tiverton, Devon, England. She was born ABT 1820 in Clayhanger, Devon, England.
Child of ROBERT GEAR and MARY FRANKPITT is:
       i.       MATTHEW8 GEAR, b. 1841, Uplowman, Devon, England.
Children of ROBERT GEAR and HANNAH HAWKINS are:
       ii.       ELIZABETH8 GEAR, b. 1845.
       iii.       GEORGIANNA GEAR, b. 1848.
       iv.       SUSAN GEAR, b. 1850.
       v.       ROBERT GEAR, b. 1856.
Notes for ROBERT GEAR:per TGale : b. 1863 in Rackenford. St. Cath Index: 1856 registered in Wellington,
Somerset

12. WILLIAM7 GEAR (MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1823 in Puckington, Somerset, England, and died Feb 29, 1888 in Chevithorne, Devon, England. He married MARIA HILL (BODY) Aug 9, 1849 in St Peters, Tiverton, Devon. She was born 1810.
Children of WILLIAM GEAR and MARIA (BODY) are:
i. MATILDA8 GEAR, b. 1850, Tiverton, Devon, England; d. 1923; m. WILLIAM HILL GALE; b. ABT
1850.
15.       ii.       MARY GEAR, b. 1852; d. May 13, 1876, Chevithorne, Devon, England.
       iii.       ELIZABETH, b. 1855.

13. MARTHA7 GEAR (MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Dec 26, 1807 in Crewkerne, Somerset, Devon, and died Aft. 1871. She married HENRY BRICE. He died Bef. 1871.
Child of MARTHA GEAR and HENRY BRICE is:
       i.       SUSAN SELINA8 BRICE, b. Sep 16, 1836.
Note: Probably more children

Generation No. 8
14. LESTER HURFORD8 GEAR (PETER7, MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born May 19, 1862 in Newburg, Wisconsin (Source: on Decoria Rd per Ruth), and died 1947 in Burlington (Skagit), Washington. He married WINIFRED (WINNIE) CALLAHAN Nov 12, 1893 in Burlington (Skagit), Washington, daughter of THOMAS CALLAHAN and WINIFRED MURRAY. She was born May 19, 1865 in Columbus City (Columbia), Wisconsin, and died Nov 22, 1926 in San Francisco, California.
Children of LESTER GEAR and WINIFRED CALLAHAN are:
       i.       OLIVER W.9 GEAR, b. Jul 17, 1894.
       ii.       FLOYD LESTER GEAR, b. Aug 23, 1895.
16.       iii.       RUTH ESTER GEAR, b. Oct 8, 1896, Burlington, Washington; d. Nov 22, 1986, San Francisco,
California.
       iv.       THOMAS DE VERE GEAR, b. Dec 23, 1898.
       v.       GERTRUDE (GERTIE) GEAR, b. Dec 28, 1900.
       vi.       THEODORE (TED) GEAR, b. Sep 14, 1906.

15. MARY8 GEAR (WILLIAM7, MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born 1852, and died May 13, 1876 in Chevithorne, Devon, England. She met MR. SHAPLAND ABT 1867. He was born ABT 1850.
Children of MARY GEAR and MR. SHAPLAND are:
       i.       SYDNEY9 SHAPLAND, b. 1870.
       ii.       EMMA SHAPLAND, b. 1868.
       iii.       MATILDA SHAPLAND, b. 1872.


Generation No. 9
16. RUTH ESTER9 GEAR (LESTER HURFORD8, PETER7, MATTHEW6, PETER5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, FRANCIS2, WILLIAM1) was born Oct 8, 1896 in Burlington, Washington, and died Nov 22, 1986 in San Francisco, California. She married PHILLIP GUSTAFF YOUNG Apr 2, 1917 in Burlington, Washington, son of FRANK YOUNG and LAURA ANDERSON. He was born Dec 25, 1892 in Kalama, Washington, and died Jan 1974 in Sonoma, Napa Cty, California.


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