John Garrett

16 September 1763–3 September 1853
Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England

The Life of John

When John Garrett was christened on 16 September 1763, in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, William GARRETT Sr, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Harris, was 36. He married Elizabeth Moss on 8 September 1784, in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He was buried in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England.

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John Garrett
Elizabeth Moss
Marriage: 8 September 1784
William Garrett
Frances Garrett
John Garratt
Elizabeth Garratt
Thomas Garrett
Henry Garrett
Hannah Garrett
David Garret
Richard Garratt
Elizabeth Garratt

Spouse and Children

8 September 1784
Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (4)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
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.

Name Meaning

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

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  • John Garratt in entry for Eliza Garratt, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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