The Gérard family are a bit of a mystery. Aimable Asselin was the daughter of a sailor, Theodore, from Cherbourg who was living in Guernsey in 1827. She married Louis François Gérard, birthplace unknown, in Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church in St Peter Port in 1844. They had at least three children, but he died in about 1852, and Aimable married another Frenchman, also called Louis François Gérard in 1852.
Louis François II was refused a butcher's license in 1868, but two of Aimable's sons by her first marriage became butchers - Hippolyte and François.
Hippolyte was the more successful, frequently winning prizes for his cattle at the Fat Cattle Shows in the 1880s, and his son Hippolyte François continued the family business.
Louis François Gérard ( 1827 - ?1852 ) m Aimable ASSELIN ( 1827 - ?1881 )
- François Gérard ( 1846 - ? )
- Augustus Gérard ( 1847 - ? )
- Hippolyte François Gérard ( 1850 - ? ) m Patty MAUGER ( 1852 - ? )
- Emily Eliza Gérard (1878-?)
- Hippolyte François Joseph Gérard (1879-?) m Beatrice Elizabeth CHAPPELL
- Doris Beatrice Gérard (1905-?)
- Francis Lewis Gérard (1906-?)
- Wilfred Gérard (1909-?)
- Clara C Gérard (1880-?)
- Edmund E Gérard (1885-?)
- Rita C Gérard (1888-?)
(people in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- In 1844, when Louis François married Aimable Asselin in Notre Dame Catholic Church.
- Louis François II was denied a butcher's license in 1868.
- In 1872, Hippolyte was granted a license, and held stall 9 in 1874
- In 1876, François was granted a license.
- Fountain Street, St Peter Port (1851, 1861 census)
- La Ramée Farm, St Peter Port (1871 census)
- Les Hubits, St Martins (1881 census)
- Collings Road, St Peter Port (1891 census)
- Hauteville, St Peter Port (1901, 1911 census)
- Louis Gérard Family - from Nigel Le Noury's web site