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William James Garnett

Male 1818 - 1873  (55 years)



  • Name William James Garnett  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 10 Jul 1818  Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 5
    Marriage 25 Jun 1846  Kings Walden Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6
    Frances Anne Hale,   b. abt 1820, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1900, Newcastle-under-Lyme Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post/Rank/Title abt 1857 - 1863  Lancaster Find all individuals with events at this location ; MP (Conservative)  [1
    Occupation Apr 1861  Member of Parliament and occupying a farm of 350 acres  [3
    Residence Apr 1861  Bleasdale Tower, Bleasdale Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Occupation Apr 1871  County Magistrate, Landowner  [2
    Residence Apr 1871  Quernmore Park, Lancaster Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Death 15 Sep 1873  Quernmore Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 7
    Notes 
    • William Garnett (1818 - 1873) was a British politician. He was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Lancaster in 1857, resigning in 1864. The family were prosperous cotton merchants in Salford. [Leigh Rayment: Historical List of MPs]
    • William Garnett is best known for setting up the Reformatory at Bleasdale in the 1850s. See "Juvenile Offenders in Victorian Lancashire: W J Garnett and the Bleasdale Reformatory", Emmeline Garnett, 29 Oct 2008.
    • Bleasdale. William Garnett of Lark Hill, Salford, acquired a lease of the manor or forest from the Crown and greatly improved the district, converting wild lands into meadow and pasture. He built Bleasdale Tower, and was high sheriff of the county in 1843. At his death in 1863 he was succeeded by his son William James, who continued the work of improvement, and, dying in 1873, was followed by his eldest son, Mr. William Garnett of Quernmore, who served as high sheriff in 1879.
      Quernmore Park was sold by the Crown in 1630. It became the property of Sir Thomas Preston of Furness, and was in 1681 in danger of confiscation, like other of his estates, because it was suspected he had given it to the Jesuits. It went by marriage to Hugh Lord Clifford of Chudleigh and descended in his family till 1794, when it was purchased by Charles Gibson of Preston, who died in 1823. His son and successor of the same name died in 1832, and ten years later the park was purchased by William Garnett of Lark Hill, Salford, who has been noticed in the account of Bleasdale. Quernmore Park descended in the same way to his grandson, Mr. William Garnett. ['Townships: Quernmore', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8 (1914), pp. 74-76 accessed 30 January 2009]
    Person ID I1659  Tatham | Morris branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 05 Nov 2011 

    Family Frances Anne Hale,   b. abt 1820, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1900, Newcastle-under-Lyme Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Marriage 25 Jun 1846  Kings Walden Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6
    Notes 
    • 1861 census: also son Cecil Francis, age 6 b Quernmore [22 Jan 1855]
    Children 
    +1. Eliza Hale Garnett,   b. 04 Oct 1847, Bleasdale Tower, Bleasdale Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1922, Doddlespool Hall, Crewe Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. William Garnett,   b. 11 Feb 1851, Quernmore Park, Lancaster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1929, Quernmore Park, Lancaster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 04 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F0187  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Jul 1818 - Manchester Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 25 Jun 1846 - Kings Walden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPost/Rank/Title - MP (Conservative) - abt 1857 - 1863 - Lancaster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Bleasdale Tower, Bleasdale Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Quernmore Park, Lancaster Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 52

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 42

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Kings Walden church (IGI), 25 Jun 1846.

    5. [S22] IGI / BVRI, LDS member.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Hitchin, 2Q1846.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Lunesdale, 3Q1873.
      age 55