William Garnett

William Garnett

Male 1766 - 1829  (63 years)    Has 26 ancestors and 48 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Garnett 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1766 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1829  Tilston, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Mar 1829  Acton by Nantwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I269516  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2006 

    Father George Garnett,   b. 1734, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1814, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Family ID F108912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sophia Bishton,   b. Dec 1798, Donington, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1869, Haughton Hall, Bunbury parish, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1815  Lichfield Cathedral, Stafford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Alfred Ingilby Garnett,   b. 1822, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1889, Haughton Hall, Bunbury, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Augusta Maria Garnett,   b. Abt 1820, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1843, Haughton Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     3. Caroline Elizabeth Garnett,   b. Abt 1819, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1824, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     4. Sophia Ann Garnett,   b. Abt 1817, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1830, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
    +5. William Bishton Garnett-Botfield,   b. 27 Jun 1816, Nantwich, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1903, Decker Hill, Shifnal, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F108945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Custom Field:<_FA#> 19 Mar 1829Acton by Nantwich, by L. J. Wilson [minister]
      W illiam GARNETT was the oldest surviving son of George GARNETT] and Ann
      SANDER S].
      William was eight years older than the youngest son in the family, John
      Jasper GARNETT Sr. from whom my own line is descended.
      With the death of Geor ge GARNETT, a cheesefactor and property owner of
      Nantwich, William had alrea dy inherited the bulk of his father's
      estate. Land tax records for the towns hip of Haughton, in fact, show
      that ownership of properties previously owned by George Garnett
      (specifically the estate of Haughton Hall, seven adjacent p ieces of land
      near to Haughton Hall, as well as property at Overton) actually passed in
      title to the Reverend William Garnett in 1809---five years before the
      death of George Garnett.
      This advance inheritance was probably facilit ated to avoid the heavy
      death taxes imposed on inheritance of property valued above 2000-pounds.
      William attended school in Nantwich, and later studied for the ministry.
      He was appointed Rector of Church Tilston in 1798, where he r emained
      until 1829.
      For part of the year 1805, Reverend William Garnett also served as
      preacher at Bunbury Church.
      On September 16, 1815 at Lichfield Ca thedral, the Reverend William
      Garnett married Elizabeth Sophia BISHTON, daug hter of John BISHTON of
      Kilsall, Shropshire and of his wife Sophia [BAYLIS] B ishton.
      Elizabeth BISHTON was only 17 years old at the time of the marriage,
      while the Reverend William Garnett at age 49 was thirty-two years her
      seni or.
      The Bishton family was well-to-do, John Bishton having made a
      considera ble fortune form iron smelters and blast furnaces located at
      Snedhill, Shopsh ire.
      Another older daughter of John Bishton, Lucy Bishton, had already
      marr ied William BOTFIELD---who was one of the even more wealthy BOTFIELD
      brothers .
      These Botfields (William and his brothers Thomas and Beriah) were owners
      of a group of ironworks known as the Langley Field, Hinkshay, Dark Lane
      and S tirchley Furnaces which employed thousands of men, women and
      youths. Besides the iron blast furnaces, the Botfields operated a number
      of coal mines and c olliery works and owned land as well.
      The Bishtons and their in-laws, the Botf ields, were among the wealthiest
      families in Shropshire at that time, and th e Reverend William Garnett
      had the great good fortune to marry into even more property beyond what
      he had already inherited from his father.
      William and Elizabeth Sophia Garnett had two sons, William Bishton
      GARNETT (born June 27 , 1816) and Alfred Ingilby GARNETT (born 1822).
      There apparently was also a daughter (her name and the particulars of her
      birth are not currently known), but she lived until about the age of 17
      and was said at one time to be enga ged to her cousin George GARNETT (the
      son of John Jasper Garnett and Elizabet h Craven Garnett).
      The Reverend William GARNETT died in 1829 at the age of 63 years.
      Of the children of William GARNETT and his wife Elizabeth Sophia
      (Bis hton) GARNETT, the following is now known to have occurred:
      William Bishton GA RNETT, born June 27, 1816 was educated at Shrewsbury
      school and Brasenose Co llege Oxford where he received an M.A. and
      subsequently entered the ministry.
      Under the provisions of the will of his uncle William BOTFIELD (the
      husban d of his mother's elder sister Lucy), William Bishton Garnett
      inherited (upo n the death of his cousin Beriah Botfield who expired
      without heirs in 1863) the property and estate of the Botfield family at
      Decker Hill, Shifnal, Salop .
      By Royal License dated October 30, 1863, he was also entitled by the
      Will of William Botfield to take the surname of BOTFIELD in addition to
      and after that of GARNETT and to bear the arms of Botfield quarterly with
      those of Gar nett.
      William Bishton GARNETT-BOTFIELD married firstly Sarah Dutton, daught er
      of William Dutton of Halewood House, Lancash




      William GARNETT was the oldest surviving son of George GARNETT] and Ann SANDERS].

      William was eight years older than the youngest son in the family, John Jasper GARNETT Sr. from whom my own line is descended.

      With the death of George GARNETT, a cheesefactor and property owner of Nantwich, William had already inherited the bulk of his father's estate. Land tax records for the township of Haughton, in fact, show that ownership of properties previously owned by George Garnett (specifically the estate of Haughton Hall, seven adjacent pieces of land near to Haughton Hall, as well as property at Overton) actually passed in title to the Reverend William Garnett in 1809---five years before the death of George Garnett.

      This advance inheritance was probably facilitated to avoid the heavy death taxes imposed on inheritance of property valued above 2000-pounds.

      William attended school in Nantwich, and later studied for the ministry. He was appointed Rector of Church Tilston in 1798, where he remained until 1829.

      For part of the year 1805, Reverend William Garnett also served as preacher at Bunbury Church.

      On September 16, 1815 at Lichfield Cathedral, the Reverend William Garnett married Elizabeth Sophia BISHTON, daughter of John BISHTON of Kilsall, Shropshire and of his wife Sophia [BAYLIS] Bishton.

      Elizabeth BISHTON was only 17 years old at the time of the marriage, while the Reverend William Garnett at age 49 was thirty-two years her senior.

      The Bishton family was well-to-do, John Bishton having made a considerable fortune form iron smelters and blast furnaces located at Snedhill, Shopshire.

      Another older daughter of John Bishton, Lucy Bishton, had already married William BOTFIELD---who was one of the even more wealthy BOTFIELD brothers.

      These Botfields (William and his brothers Thomas and Beriah) were owners of a group of ironworks known as the Langley Field, Hinkshay, Dark Lane and Stirchley Furnaces which employed thousands of men, women and youths. Besides the iron blast furnaces, the Botfields operated a number of coal mines and colliery works and owned land as well.

      The Bishtons and their in-laws, the Botfields, were among the wealthiest families in Shropshire at that time, and the Reverend William Garnett had the great good fortune to marry into even more property beyond what he had already inherited from his father.

      William and Elizabeth Sophia Garnett had two sons, William Bishton GARNETT (born June 27, 1816) and Alfred Ingilby GARNETT (born 1822).

      There apparently was also a daughter (her name and the particulars of her birth are not currently known), but she lived until about the age of 17 and was said at one time to be engaged to her cousin George GARNETT (the son of John Jasper Garnett and Elizabeth Craven Garnett).

      The Reverend William GARNETT died in 1829 at the age of 63 years.

      Of the children of William GARNETT and his wife Elizabeth Sophia (Bishton) GARNETT, the following is now known to have occurred:

      William Bishton GARNETT, born June 27, 1816 was educated at Shrewsbury school and Brasenose College Oxford where he received an M.A. and subsequently entered the ministry.

      Under the provisions of the will of his uncle William BOTFIELD (the husband of his mother's elder sister Lucy), William Bishton Garnett inherited (upon the death of his cousin Beriah Botfield who expired without heirs in 1863) the property and estate of the Botfield family at Decker Hill, Shifnal, Salop.

      By Royal License dated October 30, 1863, he was also entitled by the Will of William Botfield to take the surname of BOTFIELD in addition to and after that of GARNETT and to bear the arms of Botfield quarterly with those of Garnett.

      William Bishton GARNETT-BOTFIELD married firstly Sarah Dutton, daughter of William Dutton of Halewood House, Lancashire, on November 2, 1848. They had four sons and three daughters. Sarah (Dutton) Garnett-Botfield died February 18, 1867. He married secondly, Emily Jane Wright, daughter of Alexander Wright of Guildford Lawn, Dover. Garnett-Botfield died June 6, 1901.

      The second wife of William Bishton Garnett-Botfield, Emily Jane, died on June 6, 1902.

      William Bishton Garnett-Botfield himself died January 11, 1903.


      Alfred Ingilby GARNETT, born in 1822, became a Captain in the 8th King's Regiment and served in India where he gained a reputation as a good tiger shot.

      He returned to England and rented Haughton Hall from his brother, W. B. Garnett-Botfield. He married the widow of his friend, Captain Charles Hugh Key of the Dragoons---Catherine Key, formerly Holloway.

      In later years, Alfred's mind became deranged and he was confined to an asylum for a short time.

      Alfred Ingilby GARNETT and his wife Catherine had six children: Fanny Blanche (b. 1865); Jane Sophia (b. 1866); Catherine Lucy (B. 1868); Alfred Egerton (b. 1869); George William (b. 1870); and John Charles Ingilby
      (b. 1873).

      Alfred Ingilby GARNETT died at Haughton Hall on February 5, 1889.


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