William Pickering Garrett

1834–1885 (Age 50)
East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England

The Life of William Pickering

When William Pickering Garrett was born on 19 October 1834, in East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Francis Garrett, was 47 and his mother, Frances Pickering, was 45. He married Catharine Gowshall on 12 May 1857, in East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1885, in East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England.

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William Pickering Garrett
Catharine Gowshall
Marriage: 12 May 1857
Jane Garrett
Esther Emma Garrett
Elizabeth Garrett
Thomas Garrett
Margaret Garrett
Henrietta Garrett
William Pickering Garrett

Spouse & Children

12 May 1857
East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England


  • Jane Garrett


  • Esther Emma Garrett


  • Elizabeth Garrett


  • Thomas Garrett


  • Margaret Garrett


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 20

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.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 46

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Garrat, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Garrat, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Garrett in household of Thomas Garrett, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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