GERARD, William II (aft.1520-84), of Harrow, Mdx.
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b. aft. 1520, yr. s. of James Gerard of Astley and Ince, Lancs. by Margaret, da. of John Holcroft; bro. of Sir Gilbert. m. Dorothy, da. of Thomas Page of Sudbury Court, Mdx., 8s. inc. William Gerard III 4da.1
Receiver of Mdx. lands of Edward North†, 1st Lord North by 1552; feodary, Mdx. 1565; gov. Harrow sch. 1572; escheator, Kent, Mdx. Mar.-Dec. 1578; j.p. Mdx. from c.1583.
Gerard presumably owed his Wigan seat to his brother Gilbert, who had represented this duchy of Lancaster borough three times in the Early Tudor period, and was closely associated with Sir Ambrose Cave and