Garnett ...

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Garnett, Archie W.Ref 443-682
[1891-1918] Son of Jane & Walter James Garnett of 7 Lilac Street, Lee Mount, Halifax.

In [Q2] 1915, he married Mary K. Middleton in Halifax.

They lived at 13 Virginia Street, Southport.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 12th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He died 27th March 1918 (aged 27).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 52-54]

Garnett, CliffordRef 443-345
[1896-1917] MM, DCM.

Son of Joseph Garnett.

Born in Halifax

He was a machine tenter in flannel mill [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with B Company 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 18th August 1917 (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [1st September 1917].

He was buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium [Grave Ref I E 27].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1916] for gallant conduct.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [January 1917]

for carrying a Liverpool NCO to safety under heavy shell fire

His uncle George Arthur Culpan also died in the War

Garnett, DanielRef 443-4
[1839-1909] Born in Halifax.

He was a builder employing 20 men & 2 boys [1881] / a mason.

In [Q1] 1859, he married Mary Buller [1841-1???] in Halifax.

Mary was born in Halifax, the daughter of
Thomas Buller


  1. Harriet [b 1860] who was a dress maker [1881]
  2. Ann [b 1863] who was a dress maker [1881]
  3. Alice [1865-1867]
  4. Ernest [b 1866] who was a joiner [1881]
  5. John Thomas [1868-1869]
  6. Sarah [1862-1871]
  7. Albert [1871-1874]
  8. Louisa [b 1874]
  9. Mary Alice [b 1875]
  10. Wilfred [b 1877]

They lived at 19 Haugh Shaw Road Halifax [1881].

Daniel died in Bradford [Q2 1909] (aged 69).

The children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2480] with Thomas Buller [1818-1891] & Elizabeth Sharp [1854-1928]

Garnett, DanielRef 443-1100

He married Jane [1837-1882].

Jane died 5th January 1882 (aged 45).

Daniel died 11th April 1909 (aged 69).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 291]

Garnett, ElizabethRef 443-469
[1878-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted spinner at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with Richard Marsden [1891]

Garnett, ElyRef 443-225
[1833-1901] Or Eli.

Born in Halifax.

He was wool and noil merchant / waste dealer [1871] / partner in Garnett & Robinson [until he retired 1873] / wool & waste merchant [1881].

He established Ely Garnett & Son Limited.

On 23rd September 1854, he married Matilda Speak [1833-1896] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Mary Ann [1858-1927] who was a woollen piecer [1871], a  dress maker [1881] and never married
  2. Hannah [1862-1896] who was a woollen piecer [1871], a  dress maker [1881] & married John James Cragg
  3. Emma [1864-1872]
  4. Joseph [1867-1839]
  5. James [1869-1946] who was a waste dealer [1903], a wool  dealer [1908]
  6. Emily [1873-1923] who never married

They lived at

Ely died at Lowfield House [9th January 1901].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,933 7/5d. Probate was granted to his children, James, Mary Ann, and Emily, and John James Cragg

Garnett, JamesRef 443-304
[18??-18??] Of Bingley.

He was a linen draper [1831].

On 20th October 1831, he married Elizabeth Crossley at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Catherine Hannah [1833-1861] who married John Carr Bottomley
  2. Martha Elizabeth who died died 3/5/1834 (aged 3 months) 

Elizabeth died 16th June 1834 (aged 27).

Elizabeth, Martha Elizabeth and other members of the family, were buried at Square Chapel, Halifax. When the Chapel became derelict, the gravestones were taken to a yard at Dean Clough. They disappeared in 1982, and in 2010 they were found by Council workers in undergrowth in Exley Cemetery. It is proposed to return the gravestones to the Square Chapel. Photographs of the gravestones can be seen on a separate page 

Garnett, JamesRef 443-527
[1839-1918] Son of John Garnett.

Born in Halifax.

He was a cigar merchant [1880].

On 24th December 1866, he married (1) Jane Frater [1837-18??] at St Paul's Church, King Cross.

On 14th January 1880, he married (2) Margaret Boocock [1850-1934] at Halifax Parish Church.

Margaret, of Soyland, was born in Ripponden, the daughter of William Boocock, gardener

They lived at

  • Rochdale Road, Skircoat [1871, 1891]
  • 3 Rochdale Road, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • 3 Primrose View, King Cross, Halifax [1918]

Living with him [in 1901, 1911] was nephew Eli Garnett Priestley

James died 15th February 1918.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,772 3/10d.

Probate was granted to James Garnett (dealer) & Eli Garnett (merchant) 

Garnett, JohnRef 443-204
[17??-18??] He was a worsted spinner or wire drawer at Jowler Mill, Luddenden [1818].

He was a member of the Luddenden Reading Society.


  1. (possibly) Jonathan
  2. (possibly) John

He lived at Holme House, Warley

Garnett, JohnRef 443-4930
[1744-1829] Manufacturer of Luddendenfoot

Garnett, JohnRef 443-1290
[18??-18??] He married Maria Crabtree.


  1. Martha [1850-1907] who was a dressmaker [1871], and  married John Booth Fawthrop
  2. Emily [1846-1896] who married Frederick Fawthrop

Garnett, JohnRef 443-585
[18??-18??] He was a stone mason [1879] / a delver [1880].

He married Unknown.


  1. Hannah [1860-1916] who married Sam Priestley
  2. James

Garnett, JohnRef 443-1096
[1808-18??] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a warehouseman [1841] / a carpet warehouseman [1851].

Around 1832, he married Maria [1823-18??].

Maria was born in Bradford


  1. Frederick [b 22nd July 1831; bapt Holy Trinity, Halifax  15th January 1834] who was a reed maker [1851]
  2. Walter [bapt Holy Trinity, Halifax 15th January 1834] who  was a carpet weaver [1851]
  3. Henry William [b January 1835; bapt Holy Trinity, Halifax  16th February 1836; d 4th February 1836]
  4. Sarah Ann [b 23rd January 1838; bapt Holy Trinity,  Halifax 27th February 1838] who was a rug weaver [1851]
  5. William Henry [b October 1840; bapt Holy Trinity, Halifax  1st January 1841; d 20th August 1841]
  6. Mary J. [b 1843]
  7. Emily [b 1847]
  8. Martha [b 1849]
  9. John [May 1851-17th January 1852]
  10. Maria [January 1853-3rd January 1855]  

They lived at

  • Carlton Court, Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 39 Lower Crib Lane, Halifax [1851]

The children () were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax

Garnett, JohnRef 443-1106
[1817-18??] Born in Warley.

He was a manager for Appleyard's at Hebble Mill, Wheatley / manager at a worsted factory [1861] / a worsted spinner [1871].

He married Sarah Calvert.

Sarah was the daughter of John Calvert


  1. Walter
  2. Hannah [b 1851]
  3. Ellen Calbert [b 1853]
  4. Lois [b 1855]

They lived at

Garnett, JohnRef 443-1370
[1887-19??] Son of Walter Garnett.

After leaving school [1904], he worked with a firm of top-makers in Bradford. He joined his father in I. & I. Calvert [late 1905].

In 1929, he formed a private limited company, and I. & I. Calvert became I. & I. Calvert Limited.

He married Unknown.


  1. Onslow
  2. Peter

His sons joined the family business

Garnett, JonathanRef 443-1372
[17??-18??] (Possibly) son of John Garnett.

He was at Jowler Mill, Luddenden [1827-1839]

Garnett, JosephRef 443-476
[1840-1903] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1864].

On 26th June 1864, he married Susannah Dyson [1842-1919] in Halifax.

Susannah was born in Southowram


  1. Benjamin [1865-1919]
  2. Alfred [1866-1928]

Joseph died at 34 New Street Southowram [5th July 1903].

Susannah died in Southowram on the 19/12/1919.

All the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [F 22]

Garnett, JosephRef 443-636
[1875-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a domestic coachman [1901] / a domestic chauffeur [1911].

In 1895, he married Mary Emma Pagett [1876-19??] in Halifax.

Mary Emma was born in Halifax, the illegitimate daughter of Phoebe Pagett, and stepdaughter of
Samuel Mitchell


  1. Clifford
  2. Ivy [b 1900]
  3. Emily [b 1904]
  4. Milton [b 1908]

They lived at

  • 8 Kelton Square, Halifax [1901]
  • Greenbank, Horsforth, Greenfield near Oldham [1911]

During World War I, he served as a Private and was in France [1917].

Son Clifford died in World War I

Garnett, NathanielRef 443-1061
[17??-18??] Manufacturer at Garnett's Mill, Midgley [1842]

Garnett, PeterRef 443-1371
[19??-19??] Son of John Garnett.

He succeeded his brother Onslow in the family business, I. & I. Calvert Limited

Garnett, SamuelRef 443-1207
[1809-1900] Of Sowerby Bridge.

He was a stone mason [1841, 1851, 1861] / a retired mason [1871] / a rent agent [1881] / deaf [1891] / a timekeeper during the construction of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway / a bass singer with Bolton Brow Wesleyan Methodist Chapel / a member of the Lily of the Valley Lodge Oddfellows / a member of Sowerby Bridge Local Board [1863-1869].

In 1839, he married (1) Mary Booth [1819-1862] in Halifax.


  1. Martha Ann [1837-1862] who married David Boocock
  2. Hannah [1838-1839]
  3. Sarah [b 1840]
  4. John Daniel [1843-1849]
  5. Maria [b 1847]
  6. Eliza [1849-1852]
  7. child who died in infancy

Mary died in Halifax [Q4 1862].

On 14th December 1863, he married (2) Harriet Lumb [1813-1899] in Halifax.

Harriet came from Warley

They lived at

  • Bolton Brow, Skircoat [1841]
  • Chapel Lane, Skircoat [1851]
  • Morley's House, Chapel Street, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge [1861]
  • Beech, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 68 Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]

Samuel died [aged 91] at his daughter's house in Cleckheaton. Members of the family were buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Garnett, ThomasRef 443-5

In [Q2] 1852, he married Hannah Crowther in Halifax.

Hannah was the daughter of
Joseph Crowther

Hannah died 2nd May 1877 (aged 49)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2850] with her parents

Garnett, WalterRef 443-68
[1848-1929] Son of John Garnett.

He was a market man for Appleyard's at Hebble Mill, Wheatley / a worsted manufacturer at Halifax / a worsted spinner [1911].

He joined I. & I. Calvert [1882].

He was responsible for the buying and selling of the firm's materials.

Until 1885, the firm was spinning white yarn, but at Walter's suggestion, they began to produce coloured yarns.

In 1893, he registered a patent for

an anti-friction arrangement in spinning and twisting frames

In 1877, he married Elizabeth Rylance Briggs [1852-1933] from Whitefield, Lancashire, in the Bury district.


  1. John
  2. Edith Mary [b 1878]
  3. Bertha Edna [b 1880]
  4. Nora Helen [b 1882]
  5. Margaret Alice [b 1886] who married Captain B. Whitaker

They lived at

He died at the age of 80 in March 1929, and had been with Calvert's for 47 years.

See Thomas Wadsworth

Garnett, Walter JamesRef 443-3
[1853-1???] Born in Brighouse.

He was a commercial traveller [1881] / a tobacconist [1891].

He married Jane Parker [1856-1???].

Jane was the daughter of
Joseph Parker


  1. Joseph William [b 1877] who was a designer's apprentice  [1891]
  2. Edith Mary [b 1879]
  3. Beatrice Lilian [b 1881]
  4. Ethel Maud [b 1883]
  5. Evelyn Elizabeth P. [b 1885]
  6. Gwendoline [b 1888]
  7. Archibald Walter [b 1891]
  8. Reginald Harold [1893] who was buried with his  Parker grandparents at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3995]

The family lived at

  • Staups, Northowram [1881]
  • 99 Gibbet Street, Halifax [1891]

Garnett, Walter OnslowRef 443-668
[1919-1958] Son of John Garnett.

He joined the family business, I. & I. Calvert Limited [1937]. He became Managing Director.

He wrote Wainstalls Mills, a History of I. & I. Calvert Limited.

In 1943, he married Eileen (Elaine) Connatty [1919-1???] in Kensington.


  1. Hilary
  2. Jaqueline
  3. Simon

He was killed in a car accident [22nd August 1958].

He was succeeded in business by his brother Peter

Garnett, WilliamRef 443-1373
[17??-18??] Of Broadfold.

Recorded in 1786, when he paid £2 2/- to James Wood for a pair of looms.

He was Midgley Overseer [1796]

Garnett, WilliamRef 443-2
[1796-1863] Of Halifax.

He died 22nd August 1863 (aged 67), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3145]


Garnett surnameRef 443-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are 27 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Garnett, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Garnett

Marriages 1874, 1921; Death 1899

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 2480, Plot 3995


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