Person:Joseph Gerrish (16)

m. Bef 28 Apr 1699
  1. Anna Gerrish1700 - 1736
  2. Richard Gerrish1702 - 1718
  3. Sarah Gerrish1704 -
  4. Margaret Gerrish1705 -
  5. William Gerrish1707 -
  6. Hon. Joseph Gerrish1709 - 1774
  7. Sarah Gerrish1713 - 1798
  8. Nathaniel Gerrish1714 -
  9. William Gerrish1714 - 1724
  10. Hon. Benjamin Gerrish1717 - 1772
  • HHon. Joseph Gerrish1709 - 1774
  • WMary Brenton1721 - Aft 1754
m. 10 Apr 1740
  1. Mary Gerrish1741 -
  2. Thomas Gerrish1742 -
  3. Susannah Gerrish
  • HHon. Joseph Gerrish1709 - 1774
  • WMary Cradock1723 - Aft 1798
m. 3 Sep 1768
Facts and Events
Name[1] Hon. Joseph Gerrish
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Sep 1709 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 10 Apr 1740 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesto Mary Brenton
Military[1] 14 Feb 1744 Ensign in Third Massachusetts Regiment
Residence[1] Bet 1746 and 1747 Minas, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
Residence[1] 1759 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Marriage 3 Sep 1768 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadato Mary Cradock
Death[1] 3 Jun 1774 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial[1] 6 Jun 1774 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSt. Paul's Churchyard
Probate[1] 8 Jun 1774 Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Joseph Gerrish (September 29, 1709 – June 3, 1774) was a soldier, merchant, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia. He was a member of the 1st General Assembly of Nova Scotia.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of John Gerrish and Sarah Hobbes. He entered business with his father, a Boston merchant. In 1740, Gerrish married Mary Brenton. He served with the 3rd Massachusetts Regiment in the campaign against Louisbourg in 1745. With a partner, he supplied goods to the garrison at Annapolis Royal. In 1749, he moved to Halifax. He established a fishing business which failed and supported his family by farming. He served as justice of the peace and judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas. In 1759, he was named naval storekeeper for the royal shipyard. In the same year, he was named to the province's Council. With his brother Benjamin, he helped organize a boycott of the provincial assembly after lieutenant governor Jonathan Belcher did not renew the debtor's act in 1761. As a result, he was temporarily removed from office but reinstated after Belcher was replaced. In 1766, he was named surrogate judge in the vice admiralty court at Halifax. He married Mary Cradock in 1768 after the death of his first wife. Gerrish died in Halifax at the age of 64.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 2. Hon. Joseph4 Gerrish, in Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton. The Gerrish Family: Family of Capt. John Gerrish. (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1913), pp. 6-8.

    ...born in Boston 29 Sept. 1709...

    He was commissioned ensign, 14 Feb. 1744, in the Third Massachusetts Regiment... after the siege, instead of returning to New England, settled in Nova Scotia. In the winter of 1746-7 Joseph Gerrish was at Minas, King's Co., N. S., and in an engagement there with the French received a severe wound.

    He died at Halifax 3 June 1774, and was buried three days later in St. Paul's Churchyard.

    The will of Hon. Joseph Gerrish was proved at Halifax 8 June 1774.