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Richard Garrett (1807-1866)

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Richard Garrett III (1807–1866).
Carlton church in 2011.
Carlton Hall in 2011.
Tomb in Carlton churchyard.
Tomb in Carlton churchyard. Detail.
Tomb in Carlton churchyard. Detail.

Richard Garrett III (1807–1866) of Richard Garrett and Sons


1807 Born on 1 February 1807 at Leiston the son of Richard Garrett (1779-1837) and his wife Sarah

1826 Aged nineteen he took over responsibility for the finances of the engineering works later known as Richard Garrett and Sons.

1828 October 4th. Richard Garrett, the younger, Iron Merchant of Leiston married Elizabeth (1806-84) the eldest daughter of John Dunnall, wine merchant of Crawford Street, London, at St. Maty-le-Bone New Church [1]

1829 July 22nd. Birth of son Richard

They had a total of four sons and five daughters

1836 He took over general management of the business from his father.

1837 His father dies and a notice in the paper concerns his taking over of the firm of Leiston General Iron Works with establishments at Leiston, Saxmundham, Yoxford, ???worth and Saxtead. He founded the Camden Brewery, in north London. [2]

1841 Richard (age 30), Iron Merchant, is living at Leiston with his mother Sarah (age 60), his wife Elizabeth (age 30) and their children Betsy (age 5), Sarah (age 3), Ellen (age 2) and Jane (age 1) [3]

1844 Death of Robert Gayford, their infant son [4]

1851 Living at Leiston (age 44 born Leiston), Agricultural Implement Maker employing 324 men and boys, Farmer of 260 acres employing 15 men and women. With wife Elizabeth (age 45 born Toddington, Mddx), Sarah his widowed mother (age 75 born Rumburgh, Suffolk) and children Richard (age 21 born Leiston), Betsy (age 15), Sarah (age 13), Ellen (age 12), Jane (age 11), Henry (age 9), Clara (age 8) and Frank (age 5) plus a governess and five servants. [5]

1861 Living at Carlton Hall, Suffolk (age 54 born Leiston), Agricultural Implement Maker and occupier of 190 acres employing 450 men and 100 boys. With wife Elizabeth (age 55 born London) and children Richard (age 31 born Leiston), Sarah Louisa (age 23 born Leiston), Jane Emma (age 21), Henry M. (age 19), Clara (age 18) plus four visitors and eight servants. [6]

In 1855 he retired from management of the engineering works

1866 June 26th. He died at Carlton Hall[7] and was buried in Carlton churchyard.

1866 Death Announcement in The Engineer 1866/07/06, page 8.

1884 March 30th. Death of Elizabeth (age 78) the widow of Richard Garrett at Shern Hall, Walthamstow, the home of her daughter Mrs. G. A. Grimshaw [8]


Their children were (from above):

  • Sarah Louisa b.1838; Married John Croft of Dalton House, Saddington near Market Harborough in 1866 [10] Died 1874 [11]
  • Ellen b.1839; Married to Rev. F. A. Johnson of Stratford St. Andrews, Saxmundham in 1859 [12]
  • Jane Emma b.1840; Married Hyla the youngest son of George R. Elkington of Woodbrooke and New Hall Street, Birmingham in 1862 [13]
  • Henry b.1841
  • Clara b.1843; Married Frederick Peck of Furnival's Inn and Gordon Square, London in 1870 [14]
  • Robert Gayford b.1844 died inf.
  • Frank b.1846

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, October 11, 1828
  2. The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, July 15, 1837
  3. 1841 Census
  4. The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, June 15, 1844
  5. 1851 Census
  6. 1861 Census
  7. The Essex Standard, and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties, Thursday, June 29, 1866; Issue 1854
  8. The Standard, Wednesday, April 02, 1884
  9. The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1856
  10. The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, April 7, 1866
  11. The Essex Standard, West Suffolk Gazette, and Eastern Counties' Advertiser, Friday, January 30, 1874
  12. The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, October 8, 1859
  13. The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, July 12, 1862
  14. The Pall Mall Gazette, Monday, December 5, 1870