George  Garnett

George Garnett

Male 1734 - 1814  (80 years)    Has 16 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Garnett 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 1734  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1814  Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I269422  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 

    Father Samuel Garnett,   b. 1713,   d. 14 Apr 1777, Acton By Nantwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Anne Salmon,   b. 1714, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1791, Acton By Nantwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1732  Wynbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F108908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Sanders,   b. 1731, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1796, Acton By Nantwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1758  Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Garnett,   b. Abt 1759, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1769, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     2. Samuel Garnett,   b. 1761, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1768, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     3. Thomas Garnett,   b. 1763, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1764, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Anne Garnett,   b. 1764, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sarah Catherine Garnett,   b. 1764, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1814  (Age 50 years)
    +6. Thomas Garnett,   b. 1768, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Rebecca Garnett,   b. 1769, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. John Jasper Garnett,   b. 1775, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1840, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +9. William Garnett,   b. 1766,   d. Mar 1829, Tilston, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F108912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • George GARNETT was born at Nantwich in about the year 1734. His father was Samuel GARNETT and his mother was Ann SALMON, daughter of George SALMON who was a mercer (a trader in textile goods) in Nantwich.

      George Garnett became a cheesefactor--that is, he purchased cheese directly from the farmers in the area and resold it to other buyers in places as far away as London and Bristol.

      There is an anecdote told about George Garnett that illustrates his business sense: the story goes that George once sold a shipment of cheese to a firm in London, but learned just afterward that the buyer was about to go bankrupt George immediately jumped on his horse and rode the 166-mile trip to London, arriving just in time to stop delivery and so saved his money.

      George Garnett was successful in business and owned Haughton Hall in Nantwich. This manor house was purchased from the trustees of the Comberbach family in March, 1780. He also purchased additional property in Haughton township as well as in Nantwich.

      In his will, George bequeathed Haughton Hall upon his death to his son William who died in 1828 leaving the property to his son the Reverend William Bishton Garnett.

      George Garnett was described as being a handsome man of about 5-foot 10-inches in height. The Reverend Richard Craven Garnett (George's great grandson) had a large oil painting of George Garnett.

      The painting was said to have been painted when George was about 80-years old. Another painting of George Garnett as a much younger man was believed to have been in the possession of Captain Alfred Ingleby Garnett (the Reverend William Biston Garnett-Botfield's brother), but its whereabouts is not known today. A painting of George's wife, Ann Sanders, was owned at one time by the Reverend William Bishton Garnett-Botfield , but that too has not been found.

      In his will (written on July 22, 1813 and probated September 28, 1815 after his death), George Garnett left his entire estate valued at 1500 pounds to his six surviving children: William Garnett, Thomas Garnett, John Jasper Garnett, Sarah Catherine Grimshaw (widowed by that time), Ann Atkinson, and Rebecca Atkinson.

      According to this will, all household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, glasses and brewing vessels in and about the dwelling house in Hospital Street in Nantwich (which was owned by his son William) and in a second house known as Haughton Hall (also owned by his son William) were to be divided equally between his six children. Also all monies, goods, chattels, personal estate and effects were to be divided equally between John Jasper Garnett and his two sisters Ann Atkinson and Rebecca Atkinson.

      There are three references to George Garnett recorded in James Hall's book
      The History of the Town and Parish of Nantwich: Firstly, George Garnett was a signatory to proposed alterations being made to the Nantwich Church (vestry meeting held January 7, 1770).

      Secondly, on November 24, 1779, George Garnett, cheesefactor of Nantwich, was elected a Trustee of Sir Edmund Wright's Charity founded in 1638.

      And thirdly, George Garnett is recorded as a shareholder in a new workhouse erected in Nantwich in 1779-80.

      Of the children of George Garnett and Ann Sanders, the following information is known:

      George Garnett, the first son died as a child on February 22, 1769.

      The second son, Samuel Garnett, died at the age of 7-years in 1768.

      A third son, Thomas Garnett, also died either at birth or as a young infant.

      The first daughters, Sarah Catherine and Anne Garnett, both born in 1764, grew to adulthood and married John GRIMSHAW and John ATKINSON respectively.

      William Garnett, born in 1766, became the Reverend William Garnett and married Elizabeth Sophia BISHTON, daughter of John Bishton. The Bishtons were a wealthy family, and William Garnett's son, the Reverend William Bishton Garnett inherited the family estate at Decker Hill, Shifnel, as well as the royal license to use the BOTFIELD name in conjunction with the Garnett name.

      Thomas Garnett, born 1768, was the second child in George Garnett's family to carry the name of Thomas. He married Mary HARWOOD on May 28, 1792.

      Rebecca Garnett, born 1769, married Thomas ATKINSON (the brother of John ATKINSON who married Anne Garnett). They had a son, the Reverend Thomas ATKINSON of Yorkshire, and three daughters. One of these daughters, Emma Atkinson, married Mr. Charles Slingsby of Scriven. The son of Emma and Charles Slingsby, inherited the lands and titles of his uncle, and became the 10th (and last) baronet of Nova Scotia.

      John Jasper Garnett, the last child of George Garnett born in 1775, married Elizabeth CRAVEN, one of three daughters of Richard Craven. The Cravens were also well-to-do and the father, Richard Craven , had purchased the Stoke Hall estate from the Wilbraham family in 1781. Upon the death of Richard Craven in 1804, the estate passed to John Jasper Garnett's wife, Elizabeth, and to her two sisters, Mary Richardson and Ann Kent. John Jasper Garnett had eight surviving children, one of whom was also named John Jasper Garnett---the progenitor of our line of the Garnett family.


      GARNETT, George
      [1734-1814]
      Born: 1734 at Nantwich, Cheshire, England.
      Died : November 30, 1814 at Nantwich, Cheshire, England
      Father: Samuel GARNETT [171 3-1777]
      Mother: Ann SALMON [1714-1791]
      Spouse: Ann SANDERS [1731-1796]
      Georg e Garnett was born at Nantwich in about the year 1734. His father
      was Samuel Garnett and his mother was Ann Salmon, daughter of George
      Salmon who was a m ercer (a trader in textile goods) in Nantwich.
      George Garnett became a cheesef actor---that is, he purchased cheese
      directly from the farmers in the area an d resold it to other buyers in
      places as far away as London and Bristol.
      T here is an anecdote told about George Garnett that illustrates his
      business s ense. The story goes that George once sold a shipment of
      cheese to a firm in London. But he learned just afterward that the buyer
      was about to go bankru pt. George immediately jumped on his horse and rode
      the 166-mile trip to Lond on, arriving just in time to stop delivery and
      so saved his money.
      George Ga rnett was successful in business and owned Haughton Hall in
      Nantwich. This m anor house was purchased from the trustees of the
      Comberbach family in March, 1780. He also purchased additional property
      in Haughton township as well as in Nantwich.
      In his will, George bequeathed Haughton Hall upon his death to h is son
      William who died in 1828 leaving the property to his son the Reverend
      William Bishton Garnett.
      George Garnett was described as being a handsome ma n of about 5-foot
      10-inches in height. The Reverend Richard Craven Garnett ( George's great
      grandson) had a large oil painting of George Garnett.
      The pai nting was said to have been painted when George was about 80-years
      old. Ano ther painting of George Garnett as a much younger man was
      believed to have be en in the possession of Captain Alfred Ingleby Garnett
      (the Reverend William Bishton Garnett-Botfield's brother), but its
      whereabouts is not known today. A painting of George's wife, Ann
      Sanders, was owned at one time by the Reve rend William Bishton
      Garnett-Botfield, but that too has not been found.
      In h is will (written on July 22, 1813 and probated on September 28, 1815
      after h is death), George Garnett left his entire estate valued at 1500
      pounds to his six surviving children: William Garnett, Thomas Garnett,
      John Jasper Garnett , Sarah Catherine Grimshaw (widowed by that time), Ann
      Atkinson, and Rebecca Atkinson.
      According to this will, all household goods and furniture, plate, li nen,
      china, glasses and brewing vessels in and about the dwelling house in
      Hospital Street in Nantwich (which was owned by his son William) and in a
      sec ond house known as Haughton Hall (also owned by his son William) were
      to be d ivided equally between his six children. Also all monies, goods,
      chattels, p ersonal estate and effects were to be divided equally between
      John Jasper Gar nett and his two sisters Ann Atkinson and Rebecca
      Atkinson.
      There are three references to George Garnett recorded in James Hall's
      book The History of th e Town and Parish of Nantwich: Firstly, George
      Garnett was a signatory to pro posed alterations being made to the
      Nantwich Church (vestry meeting held Janu ary 7, 1770).
      Secondly, on November 24, 1779, George Garnett, cheesefactor of Nantwich,
      was elected a Trustee of Sir Edmund Wright's Charity founded in 163 8.
      And thirdly, George Garnett is recorded as a shareholder in a new
      workhou se erected in Nantwich in 1779-80.
      Of the children of George Garnett and Ann S anders, the following
      information is known:
      George Garnett, the first son di ed as a child on February 22, 1769.
      The second son, Samuel Garnett, died at th e age of 7-years in 1768.
      A third son, Thomas Garnett, also died either at bir th or as a young
      infant.
      The first daughters, Sarah Catherine and Anne Garne tt, both born in 1764,
      grew to adulthood and married John Grimshaw and John A tkinson
      respectively.
      William Garnett, born in


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