George  Garnett

George Garnett

Male 1845 - 1924  (78 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Garnett 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 27 Aug 1845 
    Christened 25 Nov 1845  Acton by Nantwich, Robert Mayer, Vicar Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1924  Hove, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I269629  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 

    Father John Jasper Garnett,   b. 1814, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1870, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Ann Acton,   b. 1818, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1848, Nantwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1840 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F108974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Eleanor Curwen,   d. 13 Apr 1926, 2-Bel Royal Villas, Millbrook, Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Garnett,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Garnett,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F108986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • George GARNETT, third child of John Jasper GARNETT II] and Ann ACTON, and younger brother of the Reverend Richard Craven GARNETT, was born at Stoke Hall Manor on August 27, 1845 at 12:45 pm.

      This George Garnett is known to us primarily through his hand-written 24-page history and personal recollection of the Garnett family (dated October 6, 1910) which he prepared at the request of his two nieces Kate and Marion Garnett, the daughters of his brother Rev. Richard Craven Garnett.

      George Garnett was educated at Acton Grammar School. He received tutelage from Mr. Grosvenors, the Curate of St. John's, Chester and Bassall, and coach for the army.

      George passed his examination for entrance into the army at age 18 in February, 1864 (coming 54th out of 108 candidates who passed), and joined the Depot of the 57th Regiment of Foot stationed at Cork in the autumn of 1864. Army records show that he purchased his rank of Ensign and entered service on August 30, 1864.

      He served with that regiment until 1871, at which time he quit the army at the request of his fiancee.

      He married Mary Eleanor CURWEN, eldest daughter of Robert CURWEN of Berkly House, Bickley, Kent. Robert CURWEN was "a flannel warehouse man" in the city and his family originally came from Maryport, Cumberland.

      George Garnett studied veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, Camden Town, London, from which he obtained a diploma. He served as horse mount officer at Durban, Natal during the Zulu War and in the Transvaal. Afterwards, he worked as veterinary surgeon with the rank of Captain in the Cape Mounted Rifles and was with them during the Basuto War (1880-1881). He was awarded a medal and clasp.

      At the time he wrote his Garnett family history, George Garnett was aged 65 years old, weighed "somewhat over eleven stone" [about 154-pounds], and stood "5-foot 5-inches in height without boots". He was fond of horses, hounds and fishing, "the sound of a horn", and also enjoyed his three-ton yawl yacht Imogen.

      A photostatic copy of George Garnett's original handwritten family history was made by my father, Geoffrey GARNETT, during a visit to Canada by his aunt Marion Garnett, who had brought the volume with her on the trip from England. This would have been in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Copies of this manuscript have been used extensively as the basis for this present account of the early history of the Garnett family.

      In later life, George Garnett apparently lost contact with his two daughters Mary and Frances (whom, he says in the 1910 journal, he had not "heard from for many years".) He was living at that time at 7 Hove Park Villas, Hove, Sussex---an address on the south-east side of the street above Day and Hill fruiterers.

      George Garnett died on New Years Day, 1924----probably at Hove in Sussex, a small town near Brighton on the south coast of England.


      Custom Field:<_FA#> 25 Nov 1845Acton by Nantwich, Robert Mayer, Vicar
      George G ARNETT, third child of John Jasper GARNETT II] and Ann ACTON,
      and younger b rother of the Reverend Richard Craven GARNETT, was born at
      Stoke Hall Manor on August 27, 1845 at 12:45 pm.
      This George Garnett is known to us primarily t hrough his hand-written
      24-page history and personal recollection of the Garn ett family (dated
      October 6, 1910) which he prepared at the request of his tw o nieces Kate
      and Marion Garnett, the daughters of his brother Rev. Richard Craven
      Garnett.
      George Garnett was educated at Acton Grammar School. He rece ived tutelage
      from Mr. Grosvenors, the Curate of St. John's, Chester and Bas sall, and
      coach for the army.
      George passed his examination for entrance int o the army at age 18 in
      February, 1864 (coming 54th out of 108 candidates who passed), and
      joined the Depot of the 57th Regiment of Foot stationed at Cor k in the
      autumn of 1864. Army records show that he purchased his rank of Ens ign
      and entered service on August 30, 1864.
      He served with that regiment unt il 1871, at which time he quit the army
      at the request of his fiancee.
      He ma rried Mary Eleanor CURWEN, eldest daughter of Robert CURWEN of
      Berkly House, Bickley, Kent. Robert CURWEN was "a flannel warehouse man"
      in the city and his family originally came from Maryport, Cumberland.
      George Garnett studied v eterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary
      College, Camden Town, London, from which he obtained a diploma. He
      served as horse mount officer at Durban, Na tal during the Zulu War and in
      the Transvaal. Afterwards, he worked as vet erinary surgeon with the
      rank of Captain in the Cape Mounted Rifles and was w ith them during the
      Basuto War (1880-1881). He was awarded a medal and clasp .
      At the time he wrote his Garnett family history, George Garnett was aged
      65 years old, weighed "somewhat over eleven stone" [about 154-pounds],
      and s tood "5-foot 5-inches in height without boots". He was fond of
      horses, hound s and fishing, "the sound of a horn", and also enjoyed his
      three-ton yawl yac ht Imogen.
      A photostatic copy of George Garnett's original handwritten family
      history was made by my father, Geoffrey GARNETT, during a visit to
      Canada by his aunt Marion Garnett, who had brought the volume with her
      on the trip from England. This would have been in the late 1950s or
      early 1960s. Copies of this manuscript have been used extensively as the
      basis for this present account of the early history of the Garnett family.
      In later life, George Gar nett apparently lost contact with his two
      daughters Mary and Frances (whom, he says in the 1910 journal, he had
      not "heard from for many years".) He w as living at that time at 7 Hove
      Park Villas, Hove, Sussex---an address on th e south-east side of the
      street above Day and Hill fruiterers.
      George Garnet t died on New Years Day, 1924----probably at Hove in
      Sussex, a small town n ear Brighton on the south coast of England.


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