The history of my family
of Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
Alternative names
Elizabeth GARNER (Married)
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  m. John GARNER (1839 - 1901)
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Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
14 Jan 1862
Marriage of husband John GARNER and Esther BAILEY 
Trinity Church, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
Marriage of brother Arthur PICKERING and Mary Ann BASSFORD 
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Q4 1876
Marriage of sister Clara PICKERING and John William FLAVELL 
Hinckley, Leicestershire
5 Apr 1891
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (53).
31B Druid Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire
31 Mar 1901
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (63).
1 Chessher Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire
5 May 1901
Death of husband John GARNER 
Chessher Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
16 Apr 1915
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
1 - Garner - Bailey 1862

1862 Marriage solemnized at the Trinity Church in the Parish of Hinckley in the County of Leicester

No: 111

When married - October January 14th 1862

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

John Garner - 22 - Bachelor - Carpenter - Hinckley - John Garner - Framework Knitter

Esther Bailey - 18 - Spinster - - Hinckley - Joseph Bailey - Farmer

Married in the Church of the Holy Trinity according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by _____ or after banns by me John Barker Bryant

This marriage was solemnized between us: John Garner, Esther Bailey in the Presence of us, Andrew Davidson, Priscilla Bailey

2 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891
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John Garner - Head - M - 57 - Carpenter - Employer - Leicester, Burbage

Elizabeth Garner - Wife - M - 52 - - Leicester, Earl Shilton

Esther E Garner - Daur - S - 19 - Hoisery Machinist - Employed - Leicestershire, Hinckley

Willoughby Garner - Son - 17 - Printer's Apprentice - Employed - Leicestershire, Hinckley

3 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901
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John Garner - Head - M - 61 - Builder - Employer - Leicester Burbage

Elizabeth Garner - Wife - M - 62 - - - Leicester Earl Shilton

Esther Eliz Garner - Daughter - S - 29 - Monthly nurse - Own account - Leicester Hinckley

Elsie B Garner - G Daughter - S - 10 - - - Leicester Hinckley

4 - Weaver Family Records


Saturday 11th May, 1901



It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. John Garner, carpenter and builder, Trinity Lane, which took place very suddenly on Sunday afternoon. As deceased was well known, not only in the town, but also throughout a large area of the surrounding district, the news of his demise will be received with profound regret.

Deceased was by trade a carpenter, and he also undertook building, having erected a goodly number of houses in the locality of Trinity Lane the whole work of which he superintended and carried out by his own workmen. Mr. Garner was apprenticed to Mr. Flavell, and after working his apprenticeship for many years worked for the firm of Messrs T. and G. Harrold. He was industrious and known to be a man of strict business habits. as is well known, the deceased was closely associated with the temperance movement in the town. He generally attended the meetings of the association, and on one or two occasions at the local licensing courts presented petitions in opposition to the granting of new applications. For many years Mr. Garner was a diligent director of the Hinckley Permanent Benefit Building Society, and in this capacity rendered signal help to the society. He also took a prominent part in establishing the coffee house (managed by the Hinckley Coffee and Cocoa House Co.) over a quarter of a century ago, and has since been a director of the concern. In creed Mr. Garner was a staunch churchman, and was a constant worshipper at the Parish Church of Holy Trinity. It may be mentioned that in connection with this place of worship he acted for many years as one of the wardens, besides being connected with other movements organised in connection with the church.


on the body was held at the Union Hotel on Monday. Elizabeth E. Garner was the first witness called. She said the deceased was her father and was about 61 years of age. She identified the body. Deceased was a carpenter and builder, and died on Sunday afternoon. Deceased seemed quite as well as usual. After tea on Sunday he went into the front room and sat down on a chair. Witness was in the same room with him. About half-past five she noticed deceased to turn very pale; he gave two or three deep sighs, and then lay back in the chair. Witness went to him at once. She did not think he was dead then, as he was breathing a little. They sent for Dr. Hall immediately, but before the doctor arrived her father was dead. Deceased had never been poorly and she was not aware that he had ever suffered from his heart, as he had not complained of it. He had not been seen by a doctor for the last two years. Deceased had worked a little of late; he had been doing a bit of painting, but witness did not think he had been working harder than usual.

Dr. Hall stated that he saw deceased a short time ago, and he then appeared well. The cause of death was syncope.

5 - FreeBMD - UK GRO Civil Registration

Jun 1901 - Garner John 61 Hinckley 7a 30

6 - National Probate Calendar


John of 1 Chessher-street Hinckley Leicestershire carpenter died 28 April 1901 Probate Leicester 26 October to William Pickering Printer and Bailey Ridgway coal-merchant Effects £8088 1s 10d.

7 - John Garner 1901

Dated 23rd August 1892


Will of Mr John Garner

Testator died 28th April 1901. Will proved in the District Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice at Leicester by both executors on the 20t6th day of October 1901.

S. & S.H. Pilgrim, Hinckley

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This is the last Will and Testament

of me

John Garner Carpenter of Hinckley in the County of Leicester made this 23 twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety two

I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at anytime heretofore. I appoint Mr William Pickering Printer Hinckley and Mr Bailey Ridgeway of Hinckley to be my Executors and direct that all my debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Garner my Wife all my Goods and my house and land Property that belongs to me at my death to have to hold so long as shall live to colect [sic] the rents to keep in repair to pay all dues and demands and at the Death of the siad [sic] Elizabeth Garner my wife the siad [sic] Goods and property to be Equally deived [sic] between my three children now liveing [sic] namly [sic] Thomas Garner and Ester [sic] Elizabeth Garner and Wilboughlby [sic] Garner if ether [sic] of the three should ide his or her share shall be be deived [sic] with the other two butt [sic] if they be marred [sic] and leave chieldren [sic] there [sic] children shall receive there [sic] fathers or mother [sic] share. I wish my son Thomas to have my tools and chest but stock in trade ether [sic] to be sold or taken to at vauluation [sic].

P.S. the Grand children not to received [sic] anything till they are twenty one years of age

John Garner

Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses

Esther Hamson, Hinckley

Jessie Cook, Hinckley

8 - John Garner 1901

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1901 Death in the Sub-District of Hinckley in the County of Leicester

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

337 - Fifth May 1901, Hinckley U.D. - John Garner - Male - 61 years - Builder of Trinity Lane, Hinckley - Died suddenly from Natural Causes namely Syncope due to Heart failure - Certificate received from G.E Bouskell Coroner for Southern District of Leicestershire. Inquest held sixth May 1901 - Tenth May 1901 - John Powers Registrar

9 - Hinkley Saturday 24th April, 1915


Another old inhabitant of the town passed away on Friday last (16th April 1915, Elizabeth, aged 76), in the person of Mrs John Garner, builder and contractor, of Hinkley. Mrs Garner had suffered an illness of nearly four years being seized with a paralytic stroke, which deprived her of the use of her limbs and speech, and rendered her an invalid since that unfortunate happening. She was predeceased by her husband some 14 years, and both before and after his decease, Mrs Garner took a very active interest in the church work of Holy Trinity parish, and was a very energetic member of the working parties of the parish, which did so much to raise funds for the building of the new church. She had no children, but she most unselfishly devoted much care, attention and kindly feeling towards the three step-children. The funeral took place at Hinkley cemetery on Monday. The body was first conveyed to the precincts of Holy Trinity church, which she has worked for so well. The organist and the choir, were in attendance, and rendered most beautifully the choral portion of the service. The hymns were "Christ will gather in his own" and "Now the labourer's task is o'er". The mourners were Mrs. B. Brooks (sister), Mrs. William Flavell (sister), Mr. T. Garner, Mr. Willoughby Garner (stepsons), Mr W. Weaver (son-in-law)......Mr. A. Pickering, Mr. J. Pickering (Bromsgrove), nephews of the deceased. The wreaths included the following:- "Lill and Will" (Bromsgrove); "William (Laddie) and Ralph, to dear Grandma"; Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Garner (Ealing) "in loving memory to a mother who always did her best".

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