William Egerton  Garnett-Botfield

William Egerton Garnett-Botfield

Male 1849 - 1906  (56 years)    Has 51 ancestors and 10 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Egerton Garnett-Botfield 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 16 Aug 1849  Findon, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1906  The Hut, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I270010  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Dutton,   b. 1823, Halkyn, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1867, Decker Hill, Shifnal, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1848  Birkenhead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Family ID F109198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Clulow Howard-Mclean,   b. Abt 1862, Lak Motherwell, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1921, Vaynor Park, Berriew, Montgomeryshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1881  Shifnal, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William McLean Garnett-Botfield,   b. 29 Dec 1881, Aston Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1961, Surbiton Hospital, Surbiton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Alfred Clulow Fitzgerald Garnett-Botfield,   b. 16 Jun 1892, The Hut, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1915, Richebourg L'Avoue, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +3. Helen Stella Alexandrina Garnett-Botfield,   b. 1887, Shifnal, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1962  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F109200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • William Egerton GARNETT- BOTFIELD was the first born son and heir of the Reverend William Bishton GARNETT-BOTFIELD and his wife Sarah DUTTON.

      There were six other children in the family besides William Egerton when his father the Reverend William Bishton Garnett inherited the fortune, estate and name of the BOTFIELD family in 1863. Alfred Stanton (September 25, 1850); Walter Dutton (b. June 1, 1854); Charles Ramsay (b. May 7, 1858); Lucy Sophia and Grace Catherine (b. 1853); and Annie Augusta (b. 1857).

      William Egerton Garnett-Botfield was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.

      He married Elizabeth Clulow HOWARD-McLEAN, the only child and heir of John Howard McLean of Aston Hall, Salop, on February 24, 1881. Together they had three children---two sons and a daughter:

      William McLean GARNETT-BOTFIELD, born December 29, 1881, who married twice but left no children or heirs.

      Alfred Clulow FitzGerald GARNETT-BOTFIELD, born June 16, 1892 was killed during World War I at the age of 23, and was unmarried.

      Helen Stella Alexandrina GARNETT-BOTFIELD married Frederick Feilden CORBETT-WINDER on January 7, 1919 and had one daughter Riba Clulow CORBETT-WINDER.

      In the 1906 edition of Bye-Gones, we find the following obituary notice for William Egerton Garnett-Botfield:

      It is with great regret that we record the death, which took place at his seat, The Hut, Bishop's Castle, last evening week, of Mr. William Egerton Garnett-Botfield, one of the best known and most esteemed of Shropshire gentlemen.

      Mr. Garnett-Botfield was the eldest son of the late Rev. William Bishton Garnett-Botfield, who assumed the additional surname of Botfield by Royal licence in 1863 on succeeding to the estates of his uncle, Mr. William Botfield, of Decker Hill, Shifnal.

      Born at Findon, Sussex, on August 16, 1849, he was educated privately and at Christ Church, Oxford. he married in 1881, Elizabeth Clulow, only daughter of the late Mr. John Howard McLean, of Aston, Hall, Shifnal, who, with three children---Mr. W. McLean Garnett- Botfield, Miss Alexandria Garnett-Botfield, and Mr. Clulow Garnett-Botfield---survives him.

      He was placed on the Commission of the Peace for the county of Salop in 1872, and later became a magistrate for Montgomeryshire also. On the formation of the County Council of Salop he became a councillor for the Bishop's Castle Division, and remained their representative until 1904, when he was raised to the aldermanic bench.

      He had a long connection with the borough of Bishop's Castle. He was elected councillor in 1885 at the first election under Sir Charles Dilke's Act; alderman in 1889, and six times---1888-9, 1896-97, 1898-99, and 1901-93,
      he served as Mayor.

      He was president of the local auxiliary of the Bible Society, the welfare of which he had very much at heart; and he turned a literary bent to good account for the benefit of local societies by reading many informing papers on subjects of general interest. He was president of the Mutal Improvement Society, and of the football Club, and everything that tended to the development of the young life of the neighbourhood received his generous support.

      He was a member of the Board of Guardians, and one of the managers of the Council Schools, after having served for many years on the School Board. He took a great interest in the Agricultural Society, and served as its president, and the Society owes much of its success to his strenuous support.

      As a landlord, he was one of the most considerate, and was held in much regard and esteem by all his tenants. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society, and had been president of the Caradoc and Severn Valley Field Club since 1893.

      His services in this connection, as in all others with which he was identified, were marked by that tact and sweetness which endeared him to all whose privilege it was to know him.

      He had travelled a good deal, especially in countries round the Eastern Mediterranean, Switzerland and Norway.

      Mr. Garnett-Botfield was fond of shooting, an ardent angler, and some years ago hunted a pack of beagles. Scientifically, his strong point was geology. He was a keen lover of nature in all her aspects; and found supreme delight in observing the common things of his own pretty country side.

      [From Bye-Gones, April 11, 1906, pages 223-224---a copy of which can be found in the archives of the Shropshire Records and Research Unit at Shrewsbury, Shropshire]


      An obituary for William Egerton Garnett-Botfield also appeared in the April 7, 1906 edition of the Market Drayton Advertiser. It provides additional details about his life and further support for his benevolent character:

      We regret to have to announce the decease of Mr. William Egerton Garnett-Botfield, J.P. of Decker Hill, Shifnal, and of The Hut, Bishop's Castle, who died after a short illness, at his last-named residence, on Tuesday last, in his fifty-eighth year.

      The deceased gentleman took a keen interest in public matters: he was six times elected Mayor of Bishop's Castle, and was a member of the Salop County Council. He was a Liberal in politics. Every philanthropic movement had his sympathy and support.


      He was married a little over twenty-five years ago to Miss Howard McLean, daughter of Mrs Howard-McLean of Aston Hall, Shifnall; and, on the recent occasion of the silver wedding, the people of Shifnal presented to them a massive silver rose bowl and an address, as a token of the affection and esteem in which they and their respective families were held.

      The deceased gentleman, who was born on August 16th, 1849, was the eldest son of the Rev. William Bishton Garnett-Botfield, M.A., of Decker Hill; his mother was Sarah, wife [daughter] of William Dutton, Esq. Halewood House, Lancashire.

      The Rev. W. B. Garnett-Botfield was the eldest son of the Rev. William Garnett of Haughton Hall, Cheshire, and Rector of Church Tilston, who was married to [Elizabeth] Sophia, only daughter and heiress of John Bishton, of Kilsall House, near Shifnall.

      This Rev. William [Bishton] Garnett, grandfather [father] of Mr. W. E. Garnett-Botfield was authorised by royal license, dated October 30th 1863, in compliance with the last will and testament of Mr. William Botfield, of Decker Hill, to take and henceforth use the name of Botfield, in addition to and after that of Garnett, and to bear the arms of Botfield quarterly with that of Garnett.

      For many generations the Garnett family was settled in the parishes of Bunbury, Acton, and Nantwich, Cheshire.

      Mrs. Garnett-Botfield survives the deceased gentleman, and he is succeeded in the ownership of the estates by his son, Mr. McLean Garnett-Botfield, who came of age about twelve months ago.

      The funeral took place yesterday (Friday) at Bishop's Castle, at four o'clock.

      [From the Market Drayton Advertiser, April 7, 1906]


      GARNETT-BOTFIELD
      [1849-1906]
      William Egerton GARNETT- BOTFIELD was the first born son and heir of the
      Reverend William Bishton GARNETT-BOTFIELD and his wife Sarah DUTTON.
      There were six other children in the family besides William Egerton when
      his father the Reverend William Bishton Garnett inherited the f ortune,
      estate and name of the BOTFIELD family in 1863. Alfred Stanton
      (Se ptember 25, 1850); Walter Dutton (b. June 1, 1854); Charles Ramsay
      (b. May 7 , 1858); Lucy Sophia and Grace Catherine (b. 1853); and Annie
      Augusta (b. 185 7).
      William Egerton Garnett-Botfield was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.
      H e married Elizabeth Clulow HOWARD-McLEAN, the only child and heir of
      John How ard McLean of Aston Hall, Salop, on February 24, 1881. Together
      they had th ree children---two sons and a daughter:
      William McLean GARNETT-BOTFIELD, born December 29, 1881, who married
      twice but left no children or heirs.
      Alfred Clulow FitzGerald GARNETT-BOTFIELD, born June 16, 1892 was killed
      during Wor ld War I at the age of 23, and was unmarried.
      Helen Stella Alexandrina GARNETT -BOTFIELD married Frederick Feilden
      CORBETT-WINDER on January 7, 1919 and had one daughter Riba Clulow
      CORBETT-WINDER.
      In the 1906 edition of Bye-Gones, we find the following obituary notice
      for William Egerton Garnett-Botfield:
      It is with great regret that we record the death, which took place at his
      s eat, The Hut, Bishop's Castle, last evening week, of Mr. William
      Egerton Gar nett-Botfield, one of the best known and most esteemed of
      Shropshire gentleme n.
      Mr. Garnett-Botfield was the eldest son of the late Rev.William Bishton
      G arnett-Botfield, who assumed the additional surname of Botfield by Royal
      lice nce in 1863 on succeeding to the estates of his uncle, Mr. William
      Botfield, of Decker Hill, Shifnal.
      Born at Findon, Sussex, on August 16, 1849, he was educated privately
      and at Christ Church, Oxford. he married in 1881, Elizab eth Clulow, only
      daughter of the late Mr. John Howard McLean, of Aston, Hall, Shifnal,
      who, with three children---Mr. W. McLean Garnett-Botfield, Miss
      A lexandria Garnett-Botfield, and Mr. Clulow Garnett-Botfield---survives
      him.
      He was placed on the Commission of the Peace for the county of Salop in
      187 2, and later became a magistrate for Montgomeryshire also. On the
      formation of the County Council of Salop he became a councillor for the
      Bishop's Castle Division, and remained their representative until 1904,
      when he was raised t o the aldermanic bench.
      He had a long connection with the borough of Bishop' s Castle. He was
      elected councillor in 1885 at the first election under Sir Charles
      Dilke's Act; alderman in 1889, and six times---1888-9, 1896-97, 1898 -99,
      and 1901-93, he served as Mayor.
      He was president of the local auxili ary of the Bible Society, the welfare
      of which he had very much at heart; an d he turned a literary bent to
      good account for the benefit of local socie ties by reading many
      informing papers on subjects of general interest. He wa s president of
      the Mutal Improvement Society, and of the football Club, and e verything
      that tended to the development of the young life of the neighbourho od
      received his generous support.
      He was a member of the Board of Guardian s, and one of the managers of the
      Council Schools, after having served for ma ny years on the School Board.
      He took a great interest in the Agricultur al Society, and served as
      its president, and the Society owes much of its suc cess to his
      strenuous support.
      As a landlord, he was one of the most con siderate, and was held in much
      regard and esteem by all his tenants. He was a Fellow of the Geological
      Society, and had been president of the Caradoc and Severn Valley Field
      Club since 1893.
      His services in this connection, as in all others with which he was
      identified, were marked by that tact and swee tness which endeared him to
      all whose privilege


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