Hi, i'm decended from 'the Lancaster bunch' as you put it, lol ans still live in the area. The Gerrards of Bryn were a very wealthy Catholic family who's history can be traced back well over a thousand years. Bryn is a small village near to Wigan, between Manchester and Liverpool, in the UK. One of the most informative sites on the Gerrards (and there are many on the Webb) is a site called the Garrets before America, reseacred by John Garret (Garret, Gerard, Gerrard, Jarrit etc are all the same family). well worth googling.cheers michael gerrard.