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|Some Historical Notes on the Guerin Surname in Co. Clare by Pat Guerin|
Appendices: Appendix 3: Ms GO 545: Extracts from deeds, records etc. relating to the name GUERIN in Ireland & England
Ms GO 545 is a hand written document held by the Genealogical Office, National Library of Ireland. The manuscript’s author (Thomas Guerin) was born 13 Sept. 1886 in Quebec, Canada.
This typewritten copy is essentially a complete transcription of the original and, includes a family tree drawn up by the author and which was enclosed as a separate loose sheet with the manuscript. However I have made some deliberate omissions from the original manuscript.
I’ve used italics to insert any explanatory comments of my own (as in this note). Apart from the omissions mentioned, this copy of Ms GO545 is correct in its essentials; it could hopefully be used to make a more complete typewritten copy. To this end I’ve tried to maintain the same page numbering, page content and layout as the original manuscript. Because of this most of the pages are far from full.
In her book entitled ‘Huguenot Settlements in Ireland’ (first published 1936) the author,Grace Lawless Lee, makes reference to ‘Notes on the Guerin Family’ by a Guerin descendant. It’s seems highly probable to me that Ms GO 545 is the source of these notes; if so, this would place the date of Ms GO545 around the early 1930s.
Extracts from deeds, records etc. relating to the name GUERIN in Ireland & England
Thomas Guerin(Glen of Aherlow Family),
In Ireland there appear to have been two names of similar
sound but different spelling.
The name Geran appears to have been Celtic while the name Guerin does not appear till the time of the Huguenot exodus from France.
Geran may also have been a form used by the Normans in Ireland for we find in the “Chartularies of St. Mary’s Abbey, Dublin”, public records Office Vol I, pages 462-463, 465 & 469, circa 1225 to 1250 the names of Baldwyn Geran appended to records.
Also Registers of St. Thomas’ Abbey, Dublin, Public
Records Office, pages 80, 169, 124, 209, 289 and 375, in the year 1225,
the name of Garin (spelled also Garinus for the entries are all in Latin)
Archdeacon of Glendoloch.
It is also found in the grants of Elizabeth:
On the other hand the name Guerin does not appear in Ireland before the Huguenot immigration and the first record of it is in the will of Jasper Guerin proved in Charleville, Co. Cork in 1670.Irish Wills
1670 Cork & Ross, Gaspar Guerin, Charleville – Cork..
1709 Solomon de Guerin, Westminster.
1737 Prerogative – Peter Guerin, Dublin.
1773 Prerogative – Peter Gieran(?), Cork(merchant).
1842 Cashel & Emly - Edmond Guerin, Bunavoy.
1847 Cashel & Emly - Cornelius Guerin, Bunavoy.
1843 Cashel & Emly - Johanna Guerin, Bunavoy.
1844 Ardfert & Aghadoe – Michael Guerin, Listowel, Kerry(merchant).
1852 Cork & Ross – Francis Guerin – Cork..
1854 Prerogative, James Guerin, Limerick
1748 Denis Geran, Churchtown, Limerick.
1746 Michael Geran, Ennis, Clare.
1749 Elinor Gerane(Signed Grane) Curragheen.
1778 Mathew Geran, Parish Priest of Silvermines
1793 Myles Geran – Flemington.
1790 Daniel Geran, Mitchelstown.
1793 Myles Geran, Mitchelstown
1823 Myles Geran, Mitchelstown
1838 John Geran, Mitchelstown
1844 Susan Gearon(ats Cudmore) Rathkeale.
1847 Cashel & Emly Andrew Guerin & May Byrne.
Registers at Trinity College Dublin.
Charles Guerin, son of Solomon de Guerin.
Maynard Guerin, B.A. 1715 probably a cousin of above.
Miles Geran, Son of Daniel Geran, Gentleman born Co. Cork,
entered TCD Jan 20 – 1783 aged 16. Called to Irish Bar 1795.
Richard Son of Daniel Geran, Gentleman, born Co. Cork, entered TCD July 4 1831 aged 17, B.A. 1836.
Miles O’Geran, Son of Miles O’Geran, lawyer, born Co. Cork,
entered TCD 1806 aged 16.
Richard O’Geran, son of Michael O’Geran, lawyer, born Co. Cork, entered TCD
Nov 3 1817 aged 17, B.A. 1822.
Church of La Patante, London – Burials.
24 Oct 1703, Francois son of Francois Guerin.
1714, Anne, daughter of Francois Guerin.
1705, Judith Mathe, daughter of Francois Guerin.
St. John’s Chapel, Dublin – Burial.
16 Nov. 1686, Alice Guerin
Huguenot Colony – Friedrichsdorf – Burial.
Pierre Guerin and his wife Jeanne Malge (aged 80 in 1701) with their daughter Jeanne.
Hungerford Parish Registers, Marriage
12 Oct. 1701, Jacques Marc of White Lion to Anne Guerin.
7 July 1705, Anne Suzanne, daughter of Francois Guerin, Cordonnier, and Jeanne, his wife.
French Church Portarlington, ?
July 1710, (No. 102) Marriage, Andre de Lord  and Marie Chopky.
Andre de Lord, fils de Louis de Lord & Gasparde  Guerine de Languedoc and Marie Chopky, fille de Pierre Chopky & Susan Dumer etc.
Church of Leicester fields
4 Feb. 1731 Marriage London.
Frederique Anne de Guerin to Jacques Francois Barnouin, witnesses Maynard Guerin and Charles Guerin (See Registers of TCD).
Rye – England
List of Strangers in Rye in 1509
Peter Guerin of Dieppe (this is the earliest record of the name Guerin).
Rye Registers, Baptisms.
20 March 1696, John, son of Stephen Guerin and Susanne his wife
10 May 1699, Susan Judith, daughter of Peter Guerin and Mary, his wife (French).
June 1696, Marianne, daughter of Peter Guerene(French) and Mary, his wife.
8 Jan 1699, Sarah, daughter of Peter Guerin (French)
17 Jan 1696, Susanne, daughter of Henry Guerine and Mary, his wife (French Parents)
20 May 1697, Burial of John Guerene, son of Henry Guerin and Mary, his wife.
Dover, England – Records
Marriage of Rev. Joseph Guerin of Bagborough and Norton Fitzwarren,
Somerset, England to Marie Lucy Eliza Shuldham, daughter of
Arthur Lemuel Shudham(who was born in 1753) of Dunmanway
Co. Cork and Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Daniel Guerin, Commission of Lieut. R.N.
8 Jan, 1788, Court & City Register p. 129.
1788, (he was member of the Guernsey family –
see “Kith & Kin” by William Lukis Collings de Guerin)
St. James, Westminster
Charlotte Guerin married Danile Brisae at St. James’ French Chapel –
13 Feb. 1727 (she appears to have been a member of Solomon
de Guerin’s family)
Bishop of London’s Registry
Peter Guerin to marry Mary Charlton (widow) 20 May 1729.
St. John – at – Hackney – London
Christian (?) Guerin, married to Thomas Fosty – 20 Aug, 1753
Elizabeth Guerin to Robert Campbell 20 May 1761
St. Giles – in - the - Fields
John Guerin married to Margaret Louise Lallonettte, London 12 Feb. 1755.
St. Mary Magdalen, London. Old Fish St.
Lewis Guerin to Mary Sarah Cusack
Here begins a listing of extracts from the Deeds Office in Dublin of Deeds relating to Guerins in various parts of the Ireland. Only the Deed No., the Guerin party to the deed and the date have been transcribed. The original handwritten document contains more details about all the parties involved in the deed as well as some details about the nature of the transaction. The original document should be consulted for these.Dublin Deed: 59-227-40208
Peter Guerin of Dublin, Gentleman
18 March 1729
Dublin Deed: 6-455-2584
Peter Guerin of Dublin, Gentleman
6/7 July 1708
Dublin Deed: 66-126-45420
14 Nov 1730
Dublin Deed: 65-95-14542
Dublin Deed: 73-157-50-297
County Leix Deed 348-580-235664
Co. Limerick Deed 460-70-293259
Co. Clare Deed 564-120 381852
Tipperary Deed: 710-157-486092
Limerick Deed: 682-45-469185
Limerick Deed: 677-296-462026
Cork Deed: 729 8-497343
Clare Deed 729-411 497746
Queen’s Co. Deed 1842 22 166
Limerick Deed: 1836-18 191
Limerick Deed: 1846-12-238
Limerick Deed: 1845-16-37
Limerick Deed: 1849-9-132
Limerick Deed: 1849-12-280
Limerick Deed: 1848-9-132
Limerick Deed: 1849-12-280
Fleure de Guerin late of city of Armagh.
28 Nov 1823At this point the manuscript begins a listing of 33 additional deeds items under the general heading “The Gerans of Mitchelstown.” These items were not transcribed.