John Garrett

Maleabout 1838–10 February 1898

Brief Life History of John

When John Garrett was born about 1838, in Bradford Abbas, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Garrett, was 32 and his mother, Grace Newman, was 28. He married Mary Ann Shumack about 1866, in Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 10 February 1898, in Abercarn, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Garrett
Mary Ann Shumack
Marriage: about 1866
John Elias Garrett
Charles Henry Garrett
Thomas Charles Garrett
Thomas Charles Garrett
Mary Maria Garrett
Anna Garrett
Richard Garrett
Emma Garrett
Elizabeth Ann Garrett

Sources (9)

  • John Garrett, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Garrett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Garrett, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1866Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)

    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

    Age 1

    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.


    Age 5

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 16

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Gerad, a variant of either Gerald or Gerard .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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