Walter Dutton  Garnett-Botfield

Walter Dutton Garnett-Botfield

Male 1854 - 1933  (79 years)    Has 51 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Walter Dutton Garnett-Botfield 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 16 Jun 1854  Bunbury, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1933 
    Person ID I270127  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 Susan Katherine McConnel,   b. 1870,   d. 1954  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1894 
    Children 
     1. Ruth Mary Garnett-Botfield,   d. 29 Apr 1920
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F109184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • Major Walter Dutton Garnett- Botfield died on December 6, 1933
      and was buried in the Albrighton parish churchyard.

      His obituary in the Advertiser fills in the gaps of his life of guns and roses:

      The remains of Major W. D. Garnett-Botfield of Beamish, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, were interred in Albrighton parish churchyard on Saturday. The deceased, who was in his 80th year, was a son of the late Mr. Garnett-Botfield of Decker Hill, Shifnal.

      During the Great War he commanded the Northumbrian District, and was stationed at No. 1 Field Artillery Training School at South Camp, Ripon. He was a Justice of the Peace for Shropshire, sitting on the Shifnal Bench. He married a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs McConnel, and sister of Mrs Banister (Caynton Hall, Peckbury), by whom he is survived, together with one daughter.

      The late Major Garnett-Botfield was an excellent shot, and was also very much interested in horticulture.

      The funeral service was conducted by the vicar
      (the Rev. G. K. M. Green). The coffin, which was covered by the Union Jack, was brought to the church by motor, being preceded by a uniformed escort of members of the Shropshire Constabulary, under Deputy Chief Constable
      J. Fulcher (Wellington), Sgt Harrison (Shifnal) being second in command.

      The choral service included the humns, "The King of Love," Psalm 103, and the Nunc Dimittis. The bearers were employees of the deceased officer---Messrs. F. C. Broom, R. Broom, C. Perry and J. Jordan.

      The mourners included: Major and Mrs. D. F. McConnel (son-in-law and daughter), Mrs. Bannister (Caynton Hall (sister-in-law), Commander and Mrs. Bannister (nephew and niece), Mr. C. Banister (nephew), Mr. W. M. Aldersey (nephew, Bewdley), Mrs. Corbett-Winder (niece), Mrs. F. Corbett-Winder (niece), Dr. and Mrs. M. Legge (nephew and niece, Albrighton), Mr. J. I. McConnel, Mr. F.W. McConnel, Miss Carmichael (Beamish), Dr. S. B. Legge (Shifnal), Mr. E. G. Legge (Bridgnorth), Col. J. H. Howard-MacLean (Aston Hall, Shifnal)...[and many others]
      Walter Dutton Garnett-Botfield married Susan Katherine Houldsworth McConnel of Hale Carr, Bowdon, Cheshire on August 2, 1894. They had one daughter, Ruth, who married her cousin Major-General Douglas Fitzgerald McConnel of Heath Ends, Basingstoke on April 29, 1920.

      By his will, made and signed on February 13, 1933 and probated on March 17, 1934 at Birmingham, Major W. D. Garnett-Botfield left the bulk of his estate to his wife.

      His military records [from the Army List] show that he was a Major in the Royal Artillery, and retired on April 14, 1897. He later saw service in World War I.

      Major Walter Dutton Garnett-Botfield died on December 6, 1933
      and was buried i n the Albrighton parish churchyard.
      His obituary in the Advertiser fills in th e gaps of his life of guns and
      roses:
      The remains of Major W. D. Garnett-Bo tfield of Beamish, Albrighton,
      Wolverhampton, were interred in Albrighton par ish churchyard on
      Saturday. The deceased, who was in his 80th year, was a so n of the late
      Mr. Garnett-Botfield of Decker Hill, Shifnal.
      During the Gre at War he commanded the Northumbrian District, and was
      stationed at No. 1 Fie ld Artillery Training School at South Camp,
      Ripon. He was a Justice of t he Peace for Shropshire, sitting on the
      Shifnal Bench. He married a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs McConnel,
      and sister of Mrs Banister (Caynton Ha ll, Peckbury), by whom he is
      survived, together with one daughter.
      The late Major Garnett-Botfield was an excellent shot, and was also very
      much interes ted in horticulture.
      The funeral service was conducted by the vicar (the Rev. G. K. M.
      Green). The coffin, which was covered by the Union Jack, was brough t to
      the church by motor, being preceded by a uniformed escort of members of
      the Shropshire Constabulary, under Deputy Chief Constable J. Fulcher
      (Welli ngton), Sgt Harrison (Shifnal) being second in command.
      The choral service in cluded the humns, "The King of Love," Psalm 103,
      and the Nunc Dimittis. Th e bearers were employees of the deceased
      officer---Messrs. F. C. Broom, R. Br oom, C. Perry and J. Jordan.
      The mourners included: Major and Mrs. D. F. McCo nnel (son-in-law and
      daughter), Mrs. Bannister (Caynton Hall (sister-in-law) , Commander and
      Mrs. Bannister (nephew and niece), Mr. C. Banister (nephew), Mr. W. M.
      Aldersey (nephew, Bewdley), Mrs. Corbett-Winder (niece), Mrs. F.
      Corbett-Winder (niece), Dr. and Mrs. M. Legge (nephew and niece,
      Albrig hton), Mr. J. I. McConnel, Mr. F.W. McConnel, Miss Carmichael
      (Beamish), Dr. S. B. Legge (Shifnal), Mr. E. G. Legge (Bridgnorth),
      Col. J. H. Howa rd-MacLean (Aston Hall, Shifnal)...[and many others]
      Walter Dutton Garnett-Bo tfield married Susan Katherine Houldsworth
      McConnel of Hale Carr, Bowdon, Che shire on August 2, 1894. They had one
      daughter, Ruth, who married her cousi n Major-General Douglas Fitzgerald
      McConnel of Heath Ends, Basingstoke on Apr il 29, 1920.
      By his will, made and signed on February 13, 1933 and probated o n March
      17, 1934 at Birmingham, Major W. D. Garnett-Botfield left the bulk o f
      his estate to his wife.
      His military records [from the Army List] show tha t he was a Major in the
      Royal Artillery, and retired on April 14, 1897. He l ater saw service in
      World War I. [The Army List of 1918 records that his date of birth was 16
      June 1854, date of first commission in the army was 12 Febr uary 1874,
      and date of substantive Major was 10 February 1891. He retired fr om the
      Royal Artillery on 14 April 1897.]


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