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Henry Garnett

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Henry Garnett (1814-1897), engineer and partner in Nasmyth, Gaskell and Co and Nasmyth, Wilson and Co.

1814 January 16th Born in Manchester the son of Robert Garnett

1839 Married Harriet Potts

1851 Living at Hartford, Cheshire: Henry Garnett (age 37 born Manchester), Merchant (Iron). With his wife Harriet Garnett (age 32 born Chester) and their seven children; Annie Garnett (age 11 born Chester); Louisa Garnett (age 10 born Chester); Charles H. Garnett (age 8 born Chester); Lionel Garnett (age 7 born Chester); Robert Garnett (age 6 born Chester); Laurence Garnett (age 4 born Whittington, Staffs); and Stewart Garnett (age 1 born Hartford, Ches.). Eleven servants.[1]

1881 Living at Wyreside, Nether Wyreside, Cheshire: Henry Garnett (age 67 born Manchester), J.P., and D.L. With his wife Harriet Garnett (age 63 born Chester) and their six children; Charles H. Garnett (age 38 born Chester), J.P.; Richard L. Garnett (age 34 born Partington Lichfield, Staffordshire); Frank H. Garnett (age 32 born Partington Lichfield, Staffordshire); Sturges A. Garnett (age 24 born Partington Lichfield, Staffordshire); Louisa Garnett (age 40 born Chester); and Helen L. Garnett (age 29 born Hartford, Ches). Thirteen servants.[2]

1888 Marriage of his son Frank Nasmyth Garnett of Wyreside, Lancaster

1897 February 22nd. Died, of Wyreside. Probate to Charles Henry Garnett, Robert Garnett and Stewart Garnett.

1897 Obituary. 'Mr. Henry Garnett, of Wyreside, who was Sheriff of Lancaster in 1880, died on Monday night. He was the third son of Robert Garnett, of Wyreside, and grandson of John Garnett, of Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale. He was born January 16, 1314, and was therefore 83 years of age. He married in 1839 Harriet, daughter of Mr. Henry Potts, of Chester, by whom he had a large family. Deceased was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1850, and was a Deputy-Lieutenant of the county. He was vice-president of the Lancaster Agricultural Society and a liberal subscriber to the Lancaster Infirmary. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Captain C. H. Garnett, J.P. Deceased was a Conservative'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. Liverpool Mercury - Wednesday 24 February 1897