William Garnett

Brief Life History of William

When William Garnett was born in 1772, in West Worldham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Garnett, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Clear, was 37. He married Jane Ewens on 2 February 1792, in Chawton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 6 daughters. He died in September 1860, in Chawton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 88, and was buried in Chawton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Garnett
Jane Ewens
Marriage: 2 February 1792
William Garnett
Sara Garnett
John Garnett
William Garnett
Mary Doe
James Garnet
Elizabeth GARNETT
Sarah Garnett
George Garnett
Thomas Garnett
Mary Ann Garnett
Benjamin Garnett
Eli Garnett
Richard Garnett
Jane Garnett
George Garnett
Benjamin Garnett

Sources (85)

  • William Garnett in household of William Pink, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Garnett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm. Garnet, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire, Westmorland, and Yorkshire): from a shortened form of the Old French personal name G(u)erinot, a diminutive of G(u)erin, a Central or Parisian Old French form of Werin or Warin (see Warren ). The development to Garnett is from the common late Middle English lowering of e to a before r + consonant.

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

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