Elizabeth Clulow  Howard-Mclean

Elizabeth Clulow Howard-Mclean

Female Abt 1862 - 1921  (~ 59 years)    Has 9 ancestors and 10 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Elizabeth Clulow Howard-Mclean 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born Abt 1862  Lak Motherwell, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jan 1921  Vaynor Park, Berriew, Montgomeryshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I270014  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 

    Father John Howard-Mclean,   b. 17 Jan 1817, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1887  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Helen Elizabeth Howard,   b. 29 Jul 1824, Hyde, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1907  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1859 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F109066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Egerton Garnett-Botfield,   b. 16 Aug 1849, Findon, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1906, The Hut, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 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 



    • When William Egerton Garnett-Botfield married Elizabeth Clulow Howard- McLean the celebration overtook the entire countryside around Shifnal.

      This happy event, which unites the two houses of Decker Hill and Aston Hall, Shifnal, in the persons of the son and heir of the former, and the only daughter of the latter, took place on Thursday morning last, at Sheriffhales Church.

      It would not be easy to overrate the esteem felt in Shifnal for both families, and the union of the heir of the one to the beautiful and accomplished young member of the other excited the greatest possible interest. This was manifested in the extraordinary number and value of the marriage presents which came from all classes, and in the number of visitors to Sheriffhales to witness the ceremony.

      The morning broke beautifully fine, the sun shining out as it had not done lately. The streets were fully peopled and gay with flags, banners, and arches, bearing mottoes of goodwill. Aston Street, leading to the hall, was perhaps most thickly occupied, though High Street and the Market Place bore a large share. The start was made from Aston Hall at 10 o'clock in nine carriages, with positions and grey horses, making a splendid appearance, the bride, in the last, escorted by her father, Mr. J. Howard McLean. Sheriffhales Church, three miles distant, was soon reached, and here was such a gathering of neighbours from all around, and such a crowd inside the church, as was a sight of itself, to such as were fortunate enough to gain a place. The pathway to the church was laid with red cloth, and lined with old and young people of both sexes eager to obtain a good sight of the bridal party on its alighting at its destination, and again when the ceremony was concluded.


      The excitement of expectancy was very evident amongst those inside the church as the wedding party entered, and, as it got into full view, that feeling of course gave way to those pleasant sensations of interest and gratified curiosity which are surely inevitable on such a happy occasion as this, in the feminine constitution especially. The bride was naturally the first object of interest, and then her four fair attendants, and (shall it be said?) perchance their dresses. Miss Garnett-Botfield, Miss A. Garnett-Botfield (sisters of the bridegroom), Miss Howard and Miss E. Howard, of Boughton Hall, Cheshire (cousins of the bride), were the bridesmaids, and Mr. A. G. Botfield [Alfred Garnett-Botfield] (the bridegroom's brother) "best man."

      The dress of the bride was of rich brocade satin, trimmed with Brussels lace with pearls and orange blossoms, orange floral wreath, and Brussels lace veil. She also wore a diamond locket, the gift of her father; a pearl locket, the gift of the bridegroom; and a pearl suite, the gift of her mother.

      The bridesmaids' dresses were of pale blue plush and brocade, with plush hats, and pendants, the gift of the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. B. Garnett-Botfield (father of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev. C. R. Bradburne (the vicar of Sheriffhales). The register was signed, "W. E. Garnett-Botfield", "E.C. Howard McLean", "Helen E. Howard McLean",
      "Robert Howard", "T. N. F. Bardwell", and "John Howard McLean".

      The return journey was speedily commenced after the ceremony, amidst the ringing of bells, and connon-firing reports, and at Aston Hall more than 50 guests partook of the magnificent dejeuner provided. The ladies and gentlemen invited including Mr. and Mrs Howard McLean, Rev. W. B. and Mrs. Garnett-Botfield, Captain and Mrs. Garnett, Lady Macdonald Lockhart, Miss and Sir S. Macdonald Lockhart, Mr. and Mrs. E. Dutton, Miss Dutton, Mrs Latham Bailey, Miss Bailey, Mr. J. L. Bailey, Mr Lt. C. Bailey, Mr and Mrs. Bardwell,
      Mr. Hector McLean, Mr. and Mrs J. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs.Fitzgerald, Miss Fitzgerald, Mr. and Mrs McLean, Mr. J.R. Howard McLean, Mr. N. W. Howard McLean,
      Mr A. Garnett-Botffield, Mr. C. Garnett Botfield, Rec. C.
      and Mrs Bradburne, Miss E. Smith, Mr. Moreton Wood, Miss A.A. Garnett-Botfield, Miss Garnett-Botfield,
      Mr. Cullimore.

      The health of the happy pair, proposed by the Rev. C. R. Bradburne, was enthusiastically honoured, and also the health of the bridesmaids, proposed by Sir Simon Macdonald Lockhard and other toasts.

      The happy pair took their departure from Shifnal Station by the 2:40 train, en route for the Continent.

      [a long list of well-wishers and their wedding gifts is here included in the newspaper report]


      Fifteen years after the death of William Egerton Garnett-Botfield, his widow followed him into the family vault in the churchyard at Bishop's Castle.

      From her obituary, which appeared in the local Newport and Market Drayton newspaper, we get a brief glimpse of her life, from her wedding until her death.

      The death of Mrs E. C. Garnett-Botfield, widow of
      Mr. W. E. Garnett-Botfield, The Hut, Bishop's Castle, and Decker Hill, Shifnal, took place on Thursday last week at Vaynor Park, Berriew, the residence of Major F. F. and Mrs. Corbett-Winder (son-in-law and daughter), at the age of 59 years.

      The deceased lady was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Howard McLean, Aston Hall, Shifnal. Mr. Garnett- Botfield died in April, 1906, six weeks after the celebration of their silver wedding.

      There were two sons---Mr. Wm. McLean Garnett-Botfield and Lieut. Clulow Garnett-Botfield (who died early in the war)---and one daughter (Mrs. Corbett-Winder) who survives.

      Mrs. Garnett-Botfield was a member of the Bishop's Castle sub-pension war committee until she resigned last year owing to ill-health. She took a great interest in the British and Foreign Bible Society, was a member of the Ladies' Kennel Association and a successful exhibitor of Chow-Chows. She was interested in religious and social welfare of the district as evidenced by the fact that she laid one of the principal stones of the Congregational Church in 1913, and converted "Ivy Cottage" into a reading room for the workmen at Colebatch.

      During the war she was a generous supporter of many efforts on behalf of war charities.

      A muffled peal was rung on the bells of the Parish Church on Thursday night. The funeral took place on Tuesday when deceased was laid to rest in the vault beside her husband.

      The cortege was met at the Old Hall by tenantry, tradesmen, members of the Corporation and others. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. C. R. Garnett-Botfield of Moreton (brother-in-law) and the Rev. W. E. Glenn. A large congregation assembled in the church and included representatives of the local and county families. The hymns "Jesus lover of My Soul" and "Abide with Me" were sung by the choir and congregation. The committal portion was taken by the Rev. C. R. Garnett-Botfield. There were a large number of beautiful floral emblems.

      When she died, Elizabeth Clulow Garnett-Botfield left personal effects valued at L6,195-0s-5d. Carrying out her will, probated on March 16, 1921, was entrusted to her three executors: John Robert Howard McLean [her brother], Thomas Penson Griffithes, and William Sydney Bence Bosanquet.

      Her will basically left everything to her daughter, Alix Corbett-Winder.



      When William Egerton Garnett-Botfield married Elizabeth Clulow
      Howard-McLean the celebration overtook the entire countryside around
      Shifnal.
      This happy e vent, which united the two houses of Decker Hill and Aston
      Hall, Shifnal, in the persons of the son and heir of the former, and the
      only daughter of the latter, took place on Thursday February 24, 1881at
      Sheriffhales Church in Shi fnal, Shropshire.
      It would not be easy to overrate the esteem felt in Shifnal for both
      families, and the union of the heir of the one to the beautiful and
      accomplished young member of the other excited the greatest possible
      intere st. This was manifested in the extraordinary number and value of
      the marriag e presents which came from all classes, and in the number of
      visitors to Sher iffhales to witness the ceremony.
      The morning broke beautifully fine, the sun shining out as it had not
      done lately. The streets were fully peopled and ga y with flags, banners,
      and arches, bearing mottoes of goodwill. Aston Street , leading to the
      hall, was perhaps most thickly occupied, though High Street and the
      Market Place bore a large share.
      The start was made from Aston Hall at 10 o'clock in nine carriages, with
      positions and grey horses, making a sp lendid appearance, the bride, in
      the last, escorted by her father, Mr. J. Ho ward McLean. Sheriffhales
      Church, three miles distant, was soon reached, and here was such a
      gathering of neighbours from all around, and such a crowd in side the
      church, as was a sight of itself, to such as were fortunate enough t o
      gain a place. The pathway to the church was laid with red cloth, and
      lin ed with old and young people of both sexes eager to obtain a good
      sight of th e bridal party on its alighting at its destination, and again
      when the ceremo ny was concluded.
      The excitement of expectancy was very evident amongst those inside the
      church as the wedding party entered, and, as it got into full view , that
      feeling of course gave way to those pleasant sensations of interest a nd
      gratified curiosity which are surely inevitable on such a happy occasion
      as this, in the feminine constitution especially. The bride was
      naturally t he first object of interest, and then her four fair
      attendants, and (shall it be said?) perchance their dresses. Miss
      Garnett-Botfield, Miss A. Garnett-B otfield (sisters of the bridegroom),
      Miss Howard and Miss E. Howard, of Bou ghton Hall, Cheshire (cousins of
      the bride) were the bridesmaids, and Mr. A. G. Botfield [Alfred
      Garnett-Botfield]---the bridegroom's brother as "best man ."
      The dress of the bride was of rich brocade satin, trimmed with Brussels
      lace with pearls and orange blossoms, orange floral wreath, and Brussels
      lac e veil. She also wore a diamond locket, the gift of her father; a
      pearl lock et, the gift of the bridegroom; and a pearl suite, the gift of
      her mother.
      The bridesmaids' dresses were of pale blue plush and brocade, with plush
      hat s, and pendants, the gift of the bridegroom. The ceremony was
      performed by t he Rev. W. B. Garnett-Botfield (father of the bridegroom),
      assisted by the Re v. C. R. Bradburne (the vicar of Sheriffhales). The
      register was signed, "W. E. Garnett-Botfield", "E.C. Howard McLean",
      "Helen E. Howard McLean", "Rob ert Howard", "T. N. F. Bardwell", and
      "John Howard McLean".
      The return journ ey was speedily commenced after the ceremony, amidst the
      ringing of bells, an d connon-firing reports, and at Aston Hall more than
      50 guests partook of the magnificent dejeuner provided. The ladies and
      gentlemen invited including M r. and Mrs Howard McLean, Rev. W. B. and
      Mrs. Garnett-Botfield, Captain and Mrs. Garnett, Lady Macdonald
      Lockhart, Miss and Sir S. Macdonald Lockhart, Mr. and Mrs. E. Dutton,
      Miss Dutton, Mrs Latham Bailey, Miss Bailey, Mr. J . L. Bailey, Mr Lt. C.
      Bailey, Mr and Mrs. Bardwell, Mr. Hector McLean, Mr. and Mrs J. Dutton,
      Mr. and Mrs.Fitzgerald, Mi


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