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John Garton (c1795-1867) of Garton and Jarvis and Garton and King

c1795 Born at Shoreditch the son of Luke(?) Garton (1771-1839) and his wife Frances Harrison (1774-1870)

1831 August 4th. Married Mary A. Williams (1798-1861)

1837 Inquest in to the death of William Garton, age 60, who had been discharged from the iron foundry of Eyre Kingdom. His son is John Garton, a whitesmith of South Street, Exeter. Long and detailed report on the suicide.[1]

1838 Mention of John Garton, of North street, Smith.[2]

1838 Advert. Dr. Arnott's Stoves. Garden Square Smithery and Hot Water Apparatus Manufactory, North Street. John Garton.[3]

1841 Living in North Street, Exeter: John Garton (age c40), Ironmonger. With Mary Garton (age c40), Louisa Garton (age c15), John Garton (age c15), Elizabeth Garton (age c15), Ellen Garton (age c14), Emma Garton (age c14), and William Garton (age c4). Also Jane Gilshaw. Note the three houses together contain three ironmongers - Ambrose Parker, John Ley and John Garton.[4]

1843 Marriage of his eldest daughter Louisa to Charles Tozer, builder.[5]

1847 Death of his third daughter, Ellen, age 19.[6]

1848 John Garton, Junior, fined for assault.[7]

1851 Living at 190 High Street, Exeter: John Garton (age 53 born London), Ironmongers Iron and Brass Foundry in partnership with Mr. Jarvis employing 82 prs of hands. With his wife Mary A. Garton (age 53 born Exeter) and their two children; Elizabeth Garton (age 25 born Exeter); and William Garton (age 13 born Exeter). One servant.[8]

1859 February 9th. Death of his wife Mary Ann, from a seizure.[9]

1861 Living at 190 High Street, Exeter: John Garton (age 66 born Shoreditch), Ironmonger and Manufacturer employing 87 men in all its branches; Widower. With his son John J. Garton (age 37 born Exeter), engaged in the firm. Also his daughter-in-law Elizabeth Garton (age 30 born Dawlish) and his two grand-daughters Maria E. Garton (age 8 born Exeter) and Ellen F. Garton (age 6 born Exeter). One servant.[10]

1862 Marriage of John Garton (son?) to Sarah Vaughan.[11]

1867 March 21st. Died at Eyton House, Barnfield, Exeter, age 69.[12] Will proven by John Josiah Garton, ironfounder the son and Henry Reed Bennett of St. Thomas.

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Times - Saturday 03 June 1837
  2. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 14 April 1838
  3. Western Times - Saturday 14 April 1838
  4. 1841 Census
  5. Western Times - Saturday 08 April 1843
  6. Western Times - Saturday 19 June 1847
  7. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 30 September 1848
  8. 1851 Census
  9. Western Times - Saturday 12 February 1859
  10. 1861 Census
  11. Western Times - Saturday 04 October 1862
  12. Western Times - Friday 22 March 1867