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John GARNER
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Ancestors
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Nicholas GARNER
~1664 - bur.1741
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Richard GARNER
bap.1704 - bur.1792
Yeoman of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Thomas CHENEY
~1626 - ~1676
Mary CHENEY
bap.1674 - bur.1711
of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Jane [CHENEY]
~1639 - ~1689
John GARNER
bap.1741 - 1826
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth SNOW
~1707 - ~1743
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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John GARNER
bap.1741 - 1826
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth ADCOCK (bap.1750 - 1827)
 
Serjeant John GARNER
1777 - 1830
Serjeant - Grenadier Guards of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Mary GARNER (bap.1783 - ~1852)
 
William GARNER
bap.1802 - ~1876
Sawyer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth COOPER (~1801 - ~1876)
 
Ann GARNER
bap.1820 - ~1889
of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Anne ACOX (~1798 - ~1848)
  m. James WATTS (~1824 - ~1899)
 
Hannah GARNER
bap.1839 - ~1890
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Sarah GARNER
bap.1823 - bur.1826
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1825 - bur.1827
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
bap.1827 - ~1903
Soderer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Ann SUTTON (~1832 - ~1906)
 
John GARNER
bap.1852 - ~1911
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Mary Ann GARNER
bap.1855 - ~1918
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Elizabeth 'Betsey' GARNER
bap.1858 - ~1912
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Edwin GARNER
bap.1861 - ~1920
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Frederick GARNER
~1863 - ~1913
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Arthur GARNER
~1865 - ~1923
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Walter GARNER
~1872 - ~1927
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Florence GARNER
~1874 - ~1928
of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. Ernest Harry HOLLINGSWORTH (1873 - ~1923)
 
Richard Rawlings HOLLINGSWORTH
1900 - 1970
  m. Lilian May WARD (1906 - 1999)
 
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Lilian May HOLLINGSWORTH
~1903 - ~1953
Martha GARNER
bap.1830 - ~1890
Seamer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Henry WATTS (~1831 - ~1896)
 
William WATTS
bap.1855 - 1906
of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth PYE (~1863 - ~1929)
 
Lily Elizabeth WATTS
1888 - ~1938
of Islington, Middlesex
Daisy WATTS
1890 - ~1940
of Islington, Middlesex
Martha Beatrice WATTS
1893 - ~1943
of Islington, Middlesex
William Henry WATTS
1900 - 1969
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Elsie Ellen GREEN (~1899 - 1934)
 
William Henry Jerome WATTS
1926 - 1985
of Islington, Middlesex
  m. Audrey Irene MUNSON (1926 - 2016)
 
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Pauline Gladys WATTS
1929 - 1929
of Islington, Middlesex
Henry WATTS
~1857 - ~1909
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann WATTS
1860 - ~1910
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Sarah WATTS
1863 - ~1913
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Catherine GARNER
bap.1832 - bur.1832
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1833 - ~1888
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Elizabeth GARNER
bap.1836 - ~1891
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Rebecca GARNER
1839 - ~1895
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Catharine GARNER
1842 - ~1897
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
1806 - 1865
Stocking maker of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Hannah WELDON (1807 - 1883)
 
William GARNER
bap.1827 - ~1896
Framework knitter of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Ann [GARNER] (~1827 - ~1894)
 
Emely GARNER
~1849 - ~1905
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
~1851 - ~1906
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
~1859 - ~1910
of Burbage, Leicestershire
William GARNER
~1861 - ~1931
Shoe finisher of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Mary Ann [GARNER] (~1862 - ~1931)
 
William P GARNER
1882 - ~1960
Invoice clerk of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. Emma A [GARNER] (1882 - ~1960)
 
Olive M GARNER
1916 - ~1978
Printing bench hand of Leicester, Leicestershire
Grace Anne GARNER
1921 - 1999
Cake shop assistant of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. William L LINDSAY (~1911 - ?)
 
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Edith A GARNER
1885 - ~1943
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Edwin J GARNER
1886 - ~1943
Shoe clicker of Leicester, Leicestershire
Bertram GARNER
1889 - ~1945
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Sidney GARNER
1891 - ~1946
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Nellis GARNER
1894 - ~1947
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Millicent GARNER
1896 - ~1948
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Betsy GARNER
~1863 - ~1913
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Martha GARNER
bap.1829 - ~1879
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth GARNER
~1830 - 1893
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Richard GARNER
bap.1835 - 1909
Agricultural labourer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Harriett SMITH (~1844 - ~1918)
 
Arthur GARNER
~1863 - ~1922
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
1839 - 1901
Builder of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Esther BAILEY (1843 - 1882)
  m. Elizabeth PICKERING (~1838 - 1915)
 
Arthur Bailey GARNER
bap.1863 - 1885
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1864 - 1934
Carpenter of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Barbara GREEN (~1859 - ~1931)
 
Elsie GARNER
1891 - ~1946
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Captain John Bailey GARNER MC and Bar
1891 - ~1955
Acting Captain - Leicestershire Regiment of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
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Clive GARNER
~1893 - ~1943
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Gladys Esther GARNER
1896 - 1978
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Walter HADDON (~1885 - ~1960)
 
Jeffrey E HADDON
1919 - ~1969
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
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  m. Reginald EATWELL (~1911 - ?)
 
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Arthur Stanley GARNER
~1904 - 1974
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Dorren Alma Hackett [GARNER] (~1904 - ?)
 
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Robert GARNER
~1906 - ~1956
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Ada GARNER
1867 - 1868
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GARNER
1871 - 1911
Monthly nurse of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. William Edward WEAVER (1869 - 1960)
 
William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
1904 - 2000
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Ena Flora EDWARDS (1908 - 1983)
 
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  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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  m. Daniel Thomas BAYLIE (1989 - ?)
 
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Ralph Willoughby WEAVER
1911 - 1987
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Maisie 'Bunty' BAILEY (1910 - 1993)
 
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Catherine Elizabeth WEAVER
1951 - 2007
 
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Willoughby 'Wink' GARNER
bap.1874 - ~1937
Shop assistant (silversmith) of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Ada Elizabeth RANSLEY (~1875 - ~1938)
 
Margery Elizabeth GARNER
1900 - 1902
of London, Middlesex
John Willoughby 'Jack' GARNER
1901 - 1962
of London, Middlesex
Mildred Ada GARNER
1904 - ~1968
of Brentford, Hounslow, Middlesex
  m. Harold G HANNAFORD (~1899 - ~1974)
 
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  m. Edward 'Teddy' BROWN (~1907 - ?)
 
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  m. Eric M T RIDLEY (~1906 - ?)
 
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Arnold Willoughby GARNER
1912 - ~1962
Estate Agent
Monica Agnes Henrietta 'Monica' GARNER
1915 - ~1976
of Brentford, Hounslow, Middlesex
  m. Bernard HARRIS (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Christopher BENTLEY
1963 - 2002
of Belper R.D., Derbyshire
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John Weldon GARNER
bap.1877 - 1886
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Stephen GARNER
1841 - ~1846
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
1845 - ~1913
Stocking maker of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. William BRIGHTMORE (~1846 - ~1895)
 
Ada BRIGHTMORE
~1871 - ~1926
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Charles BRIGHTMORE
~1872 - ~1927
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Ann BRIGHTMORE
~1873 - ~1927
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Emily BRIGHTMORE
~1877 - ~1929
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Willoughby BRIGHTMORE
~1879 - ~1930
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Ellen Esther BRIGHTMORE
1883 - ~1961
of Leicester R.D., Leicestershire
  m. Harry Ernest IRELAND (1886 - ~1962)
 
Ernest T IRELAND
1912 - ~1962
of Hinckley R.D., Leicestershire
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  m. WALKER (~1916 - ?)
 
Nellie IRELAND
1917 - 1987
Flatlock machinist (underwear) of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Charles W PAYNE (~1908 - ?)
 
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Catherine GARNER
bap.1808 - bur.1825
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Martha GARNER
bap.1810 - bur.1833
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
bap.1779 - ~1829
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1780 - ~1830
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Sarah GARNER
bap.1782 - ~1832
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Robert GARNER
bap.1783 - ~1833
of Burbage, Leicestershire
William GARNER
bap.1785 - ~1835
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Elizabeth GARNER
bap.1788 - ~1838
of Burbage, Leicestershire
George GARNER
bap.1792 - 1793
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Narrative and Notes
1

John GARNER was the second son of Richard GARNER, a farmer of Burbage, and was baptized by Richard and his wife Mary at the Presbyterian chapel in Hinckley in 1841. He appears in his father's will of 1785.

John married Elizabeth ADCOCK on 15 October 1777 and perhaps their first child, John - the future Serjeant John - was baptized in Mar 1778. They had seven further children.

John father died between 1785 and 1792, and bequeathed £30 to him in his will.

John GARNER was buried in Burbage on 16 Nov 1826, aged 85, consistent with him being born in 1741.

One issue: The calculated birth date range for Serjeant John is Jul 1777 to 16 Oct 1777. The implication is that John was already born when the couple married. Not impossible but unlikely. By 1777 John senior would have been 40, so taking a younger wife, albeit with a newborn child, may have been a reasonable option especially if he was the father.

It's possible that with John's older brother Richard inheriting the farm, John senior was employed as a framework knitter and John was trained by his father in the trade.

Because of this open issues the parentage of Serjeant John GARNER is still tentative. Unfortunately a will for John senior has not yet been found.

Other information

In 1758, another John GARNER, a framework knitter of Burbage, wrote his last will and testament leaving his estate in Burbage to his son John, a framework knitter of Leicester and his son Thomas, daughter Mary and wife Mary who received smaller bequests. Initially this looked like an interesting family. On further investigation: John jnr married a 40 year old widow, Elizabeth HASSALL, in 1755 by license, and, following her presumed death, married Ann MITCHELL in 1760, both in Leicester. This couple had 8 children between 1761 and Samuel in c1776, including a John in 1764. This youngest John married Martha BONNER in 1782 and had 6 surviving children mentioned in his will of 1814. As such this family can be ruled out as being that of John GARNER born c 1777, unless son Thomas bap 1723 was either a late father to John in 1777 or was his grandfather.

Thomas: married Elizabeth MURTON in 1746 and/or Mary ROBINSON in 1756 in Hinckley. Potential children: Thomas 1761, maybe Mary 1764, James 1765, Ann 1769 and John 1770.

A Robert GARNER and Mr FONGAN were churchwardens in Burbage in 17802.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
bef 13 Mar 1733/34
-7
Death of half sister Mary GARNER 
 
1 Aug 1738
-3
Burial of half brother John GARNER 
3
Hinckley, Leicestershire
22 Dec 1741
0
Baptism 
4
Great Meeting Presbyterian Chapel, Hinckley, , Leicestershire, England
bef 1746
5
Death of mother Elizabeth SNOW 
 
31 Jan 1750/51
9
Marriage of half sister Mary GARNER and James ESTLIN 
5
Holy Trinity, Hinckley, Leicestershire
11 Jun 1760
18
Marriage of half sister Elizabeth GARNER and Henry DAWSON 
6
Burbage, Leicestershire
frm 1777 to 1826
36
Residence 
Burbage, Leicestershire
btw 22 Jul 1777 and 16 Oct 1777
35
Birth of son Serjeant John GARNER 
 

Based on he age when enlisted (22 on 16 Oct 1799) and when he died (52 on 21 Jul 1830).

 
Burbage, Leicestershire
15 Oct 1777
35
Marriage to wife Elizabeth ADCOCK 
 

The marriage license states that they should marry in Burbage or Saint Margaret, Leicester, but no record of the actual marriage has been found.

 
7
St Margaret, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
29 Dec 1777
36
Marriage of half sister Sarah GARNER and Matthew BUSWELL 
8
Burbage, Leicestershire
26 May 1779
37
Baptism of daughter Ann GARNER 
9
Burbage, Leicestershire
3 Sep 1780
38
Baptism of son Thomas GARNER 
10
Burbage, Leicestershire
25 Jan 1782
40
Baptism of daughter Sarah GARNER 
11
Burbage, Leicestershire
16 Nov 1783
42
Baptism of son Robert GARNER 
12
Burbage, Leicestershire
20 Nov 1785
44
Baptism of son William GARNER 
13
Burbage, Leicestershire
17 Nov 1788
47
Baptism of daughter Elizabeth GARNER 
14
Burbage, Leicestershire
9 May 1792
50
Burial of father Richard GARNER 
15
Burbage, Leicestershire
15 Jul 1792
50
Baptism of son George GARNER 
16
Burbage, Leicestershire
1793
52
Death of son George GARNER 
 
7 Feb 1802
60
Marriage of son Serjeant John GARNER and Mary GARNER 
171819
Burbage, Leicestershire
Sep 1814
72
Death of half sister Mary GARNER 
20
 
Nov 1826
85
Death 
Burbage, Leicestershire
16 Nov 1826
85
Burial 
21
Burbage, Leicestershire
btw Nov 1827 and Dec 1827
86
Death of wife Elizabeth ADCOCK 
Burbage, Leicestershire
21 Jul 1830
88
Death of son Serjeant John GARNER 
Burbage, Leicestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Burbage Parish Records

Leicestershire Archives

G154 - BURBAGE PARISH RECORDS

7 - Churchwardens

Ref

DE3367/172

Title

Receipt: John Palmer to Mr? Fongan and Mr Robert Garner, churchwardens for the sum of £2. 10 0 being rent for the rectory

Description

bequeathed by Rev. Cotes for putting out a poor boy apprentice.

Date

24 Apr 1780

2 - Burbage Parish Records
3 - St Mary, Hinckley, Parish Records
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1738

Aug 1 John Garner son of Richard & Mary

4 - Great Meeting, Hinckley, Church Records
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The Year 1741

Dec

22 Jn ye Son of Rich.d & Mary Garner of Burbage

5 - Hinckley, Holy Trinity, Parish Records
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6 - Burbage Parish Records
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Banns of Marriage betwixt Henry Dawson and Elizabeth Garner both of this Parish were published May 24 and June 1th 8th 1760.

The said Henry Dawson of this Parish

and Elizabeth Garner of this Parish

were married in this Church by Banns

this 11th Day of June in the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty

By me H Newman

This Marriage was solemnized between us

    Henry Dawson

    Elizabeth Garner

In the Presence of

    Jeremiah Dawson

7 - Leicestershire Marriage Licences, 1604-1891
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... John Garner of the Parish of Bourbage in the County of Leicetser Farmer & John Adcock of the Parish of Bourage aforesaid Farmer ...

...one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven

...

the said John Garner Batchelor & Elizabeth Adcock spinster

John Garner [seal]

John Adcock [seal]

8 - Burbage Parish Records
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9 - FamilySearch.org

Name Ann Garner

Gender Female

Christening Date 26 May 1779

Christening Place BURBAGE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND

Father's Name John Garner

10 - FamilySearch.org

Name Thomass Garner

Gender Male

Christening Date 03 Sep 1780

Christening Place BURBAGE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND

Father's Name John Garner

11 - FamilySearch.org

Name Sarah Garner

Event Type Baptism

Event Date 25 Jan 1782

Event Place Burbage, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Religion Anglican

Baptism Date 25 Jan 1782

Father's Name John

Record Number

GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/01104946

Affiliate Image Identifier

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/re cord?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/15-0818-GB -LEC-BURBAG-DE3367-3-BAPTISMS-MARRIAGES--BURIALS-1752-1802/00044

12 - FamilySearch.org

Name Robert Garner

Gender Male

Christening Date 16 Nov 1783

Christening Place BURBAGE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND

Father's Name John Garner

Mother's Name Elizabeth

13 - FamilySearch.org

Name William Garner

Gender Male

Christening Date 20 Nov 1785

Christening Place BURBAGE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND

Father's Name John Garner

Mother's Name Elizabeth

14 - FamilySearch.org

Name Elizabeth Garner

Gender Female

Christening Date 17 Nov 1788

Christening Place BURBAGE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND

Father's Name John Garner

Mother's Name Elizabeth

15 - Burbage Parish Records
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Burials Anno Domini 1792

May 9th Buried Richard sen.r Garner

16 - FamilySearch.org

Name George Garner

Gender Male

Christening Date 15 Jul 1792

Christening Place BURBAGE,LEICESTER,ENGLAND

Death Date 08 Jun 1793

Father's Name John Garner

Mother's Name Elizabeth

17 - Burbage Parish Records
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No 46

Banns of Marriage between John Garner & Mary Garner both of this parish were published on the three Sundays underwritten:

That is to say,

On Sunday, the 10 Novr

On Sunday, the 17 Novr

On Sunday, the 24 Novr

J Dyke Rector

18 - 1st Foot Guards Registry of Marriages

REGISTRY OF MARRIAGES

Rank, Christian and Surname of the Soldier ... Corporal John Garner

(specifying whether Bachelor of Widower) ... [blank]

Christian and Surname of the Woman ... Mary Garner

(specifying whether Spinster of Widow) ... [blank]

Place of Marriage, specifying Parish, County, 7c ... Burbage, Leicester

Date of Marriage ... 7 Feby 1802

Signatures of the Parties married ... [blank]

Signatures of Two Witnesses present at the Ceremony ... [blank]

Signature of the Chaplain, or Officiating Clergyman, by whom the marriage was solemnized ... J Dyke Rector

I certify the above Registry to be correct

Signature of the Adjutant [blank]

19 - Burbage Parish Records
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no. 46

John Garner of this Parish and Mary Garner of the same were Married in this Church by Banns this seventh Day of Febry in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred and two By me Jerome Dyke

This marriage was solemnized between Us

The mark of John Garner x

The mark of Mary Garner x

in the Presence of

The mark of Abraham Forryan +

Jeremiah Dawson

20 - Great Meeting, Hinckley, Church Records
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19 Mary Estlin of Hinckley, Widow, 81 years, was buried Sept 15th 1814 by me Joseph Bull Bristowe, Minister

21 - Burbage Parish Records
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Burials 1826

John Garner - Burbage - Novr 16th - 85 yrs - I Dyke