Re: MY Gerrish family Wilshire, UK
William, It appears to me that you are interested in the branch of the family which my branch of the family refers to as the "late comers" - a family with about 6 sons who came to the US in about 1880. I have a little information on your branch sent to my brother and I by Paul M. Gerrish of Olympia, Wa. Have you been able to take this line all the way back to the 1500's. I don't believe I have anything prior to Charles and Ann (Broad) Gerrish in the 1800's.I have always suspected that our early New England branch and the later branch are probably connected.
In your British research, have you found any record of John and Anne Gerrish in the Bath, or Bristol area, early 1600's. They had a son, William who was baptized at Bath Abbey on 9 Dec 1617,and came to America in 1639.John and Anne also had a dau Catherine baptized at Bath Abbey on 18 Feb 1619. She d within a few years.There may have been another dau, Elizabeth who came to America.Any help on our English roots would be greatly appreaciated.