Note: Gerard was a Powerful Norman Baron. He was granted numerous properties in Shropshire and is listed in the Domesday Book He was a companion to William the Conqueror, but is not listed in the battle rolls. He is said to had descended from the same Princely house as Rollo. His family and decedents took their name from their primary residence of Sandford.Gerard's Shropshire Land Holdings in Domesday 1086
Gerard, probably descended from a Scandinavian prince, consort of Duke Rollo of Normandy, the first Duke of Normandy, who hailed from Gerardville in Normandy. There is no record of him at the Battle of Hastings. He was under-tenant to Earl Roger in Shropshire. Besford Betton Cherrington Cold Hatton Ellerdine Hatton Ightfield Kinnersley Longslow Ruthall Sandford Stockton Sutton Maddock Uppington Wollerton
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