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1) Francis GEARY bn c1660
Marr Judith BARBER chr 11 Feb 1685, Saint Bride Fleet St, London M022423

 2) Francis GEARY bn11 Mar 1702, Chr 13 MAR 1702, St Martin Ludgate, London
died an infant
 2) Francis Geary Baronet 14 Oct 1709, High Ercall, Shropshire P008961
Sir Francis Geary was made a captain in 1742, and, afterwards, progressed through the years to become, in 1775, an admiral. He was at Louisbourg during both sieges; the first, 1745, with Admiral Peter WARREN, the second, 1758, with Admiral Edward BOSCAWEN. (Navy Records Society, Vols. 118 & 132.)The portrait on the right is of Admiral Sir Francis Geary (1709-1796)  - Artist George Romney (1782-83). It is held at the National Maritime Museum, London, although not on display.    Description    A full-length portrait to right wearing flag officer's full-dress uniform, 1767-83, a  tie wig and holding his hat and cane in his right hand. There is a pentimento which indicates the hat was originally on his head and the picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782. A rear-admiral under Hawke in 1759, Geary had the misfortune to miss the Quiberon Bay  action that November. In May 1780 he succeeded to the command of the Channel fleet on thedeath of Sir Charles Hardy, during a critical period of threatened French invasion, but was forced to give up the command for health reasons the following August. In this painting he stands on the battery at Portsmouth, with the fleet anchored in the left background including  the 'Victory', 100 guns, as his flagship. Both the background and the ships are believed to be  by Dominic Serres.
Francis Married Mary BARTHOLOMEW
In 1747 Sir Francis GEARY purchased the house and estate at Polesden Lacey and during his lifetime he enlarged the house
Francis died 1796
3) Mary GEARY chr 14 Jul 1749 Gt Bookham Surrey K069762
3) Judith GEARY chr 21 Aug 1750 Gt Bookham Surrey K069762
3) Francis GEARY chr 15 Mar 1752 Gt Bookham  Surrey J069762
Joined the16th Light Dragoons, (Queen's Light Dragoons) 4 Mar 1773 obtained the rank of Cornet
Cornet Francis Geary died 14 Dec 1776 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey

3) Elizabeth GEARY chr 6 Oct 1754 Gt Bookham Surrey C069763
3) William GEARY chr 23 Sep 1756 Gt Bookham Surrey C069763
St Dunstans Church, West Peckham. For many generations the owners of Oxen Hoath were interred in the churchs’ vault, the last interment being that of the  widow of SirWilliam Geary, the second baronet. When Sir Borlace Miller died in 1714 withoutissue, the estate passed to his sister, who was married to Leonard Bartholomew. In 1757 the last of the Bartholomews died without issue, and by his will left the estate   to the son of Admiral Sir Francis Geary. The Geary family remained in possession of  Oxen Hoath until the death of Sir William, the fifth baronet, in 1944. Although the last   interment in the vault was in 1871, the pew remained in use until the death of Sir William.
William was MP for Kent 1796-1806 and 1812-1818
Marr 15 January 1810 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London  M035243   Henrietta NEVILLE bn 1780 , Dublin, Ireland, who was previously married, to Edward , eldest son of Sir Edward DERING, of Surrenden , in Kent .
William died 6 Aug 1825
4)  William Richard Powlett GEARY bn 13 Nov 1810, Chr 03 Dec 1810, West Peckham, Kent C135072
Marr 14 Jul 1835 Saint James, Westminster, London Louisa BRUCE, bn c 1811 Pulo Penang, dau of Hon Charles Andrew BRUCE M147517
1851 census William R P GEARY, Head , and wife Louisa living at East Peckham Malling, Aylesford, Kent Also in the same household are Henrietta Geary, Mother;  Charlotte S Alexander, abt 1783 , Calcutta, Mother-in-law; Anne Alexander, abt 1819  London, England, Sister-in-law; Henrietta Mary Deeds, abt 1833 , Wittersham, Kent, England, Niece , East Peckham , Kent dau of Julius DEEDES who marr 14 May 1829 West Peckham Henrietta Charlotte DERING; Elizabeth Edwards, abt 1805 , South Wales, Haverfordwest, Visitor; 9 servants  HO107/1612/422 pg24 sched86 ED4
1871 census William 60yrs wid living at Oxonhoath West Peckham Kent
 William died 19 Dec 1877, 67
5) Louisa Charlotte Geary, bn 9 Jun 1836 chr 7 Jul 1836 Saint James, Westminster, London
1851 census 14yrs Daughter living with parents at Oxonhoath Malling,Aylesford, Kent 
4) Francis GEARY Chr 30 Oct 1811, West Peckham, Kent
Marr Fanny Isabella bn c 1822 Bath Somerset
1861 census Francis Geary, Head , and wife Fanny Isabella Geary, living at Chelsea , Middlesex with 6 servants
1881 census Francis Geary, Head , and wife Fanny Isabella Geary, living at Chelsea , Middlesex with 13 servants
1891 census Francis Geary, Head , and wife Fanny Isabella Geary, living at 14 Warwick Sq Chelsea , Middlesex with 6 servants
5) William Nevill Montgomerie GEARY, Baronet bn 7 Apr 1859 Chelsea, Middlesex,
 1861 census Son 2yrs living at Chelsea , Middlesex ,
William died 26 Dec 1944, 85
 4) Richard Nevill John GEARY, Chr 19 Apr 1816  , West Peckham, Kent,










Admiral Sir Francis Geary (1709-1796)


Pictures of the Francis Geary
Monument in St Nicolas Lady Chapel












St Dunstans Church, West Peckham