Richard Geary

4 August 1796–
Sarratt, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

Richard Geary was born on 4 August 1796, in Sarratt, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Richard Geary and Mary Groves. He married Ruth Clarke on 26 October 1829, in Sarratt, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Geary
Ruth Clarke
Marriage: 26 October 1829

Spouse and Children

26 October 1829
Sarratt, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Groves




World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 5

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 19

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 34

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ ( see O’Gara ). See also McGeary .2 English: from a personal name derived from Germanic gēr, gār ‘spear’, a short form of any of various compound names with this as a first element ( see, for example Garrett ).3 English: nickname for a wayward or capricious person, from Middle English ge(a)ry ‘fickle’, ‘changeable’, ‘passionate’ (a derivative of gere ‘fit of passion’, apparently a Scandinavian borrowing).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Marriage record
  • Ric. Geary, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Richard Geary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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