Rev. William Garnett

1760 - 13th May 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded compensation for St Lucia claim no. 771 as Rev. William Garnett of St Michael, Barbados and in Barbados claim no. 1027 when he appears without his "Rev." title (he appears as "Revd. William Garnett" in the Barbados slave registers).

  1. Rev. William Garnett was rector of St Michael from at least 1794 when he married Margaret Elder there. They had at least 8 children baptised in St Michael: Margaret (1796), Jane (1799), Elizabeth Mary (1801), Ann (1803), Katharine Walcott (1806), William (1808), James (1809), Ann Rolls (1813). The burial of their first child, Elizabeth Jane, took place in St Michael in 1794 (no baptism has been found for her).

  2. The third surviving daughter, Elizabeth Mary, is very likely the Elizabeth Mary Garnett who married Michael Jackson in St Michael in 1816 when William was still rector. The slave compensation for St Lucia claim no. 770 was paid to Michael Jackson as assignee of the trustees of his marriage settlement.

  3. William Garnett, age 80, born England, clergyman, was living at Portland Place, St Helier, Jersey, in the census of 1841 with his children Jane Garnett, age 40, William Garnett, age 30, Ann Garnett, age 25, one male servant and two female servants. Rev. William Garnett died 13/05/1844 of influenza aged 84 years and was buried 17/05/1844 in St Saviour's, Jersey. The will of Rev. William Garnett was proved at London 25/11/1844.

  4. The will with three codicils of the Reverend William Garnett formerly of the Island of Barbadoes but late of the Island of Jersey Clerk deceased who died 13 May 1844 at Jersey aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Samuel Taylor of the Parish of St Michael in the Island of Barbadoes Esquire one other of the surviving Executors. Former Grant Prerogative Court of Canterbury November 1844. Effects under £50,000.


  1., Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887 [database online].

  2. Ibid.

  3., Jersey, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1940 [database online]; PROB 11/2007/216.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1869.

We are grateful to Jane Ashelford for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

West Indian
Margaret Elder
Elizabeth Jane, Margaret, Jane, Elizabeth Mary, Ann, Katharine Walcott, William, James, Ann Rolls

PROB 11/2007/216 - precis.

William Garnett, rector of St Michael, Barbados.

To my son William for his maintenance and support £150 sterling per annum for life.

My executors to sell and dispose of all my lands, houses and real estate and the proceeds to be directed as follows.

To each of my daughters Jane, Katharine Walcott and Ann Rollo and to my son James, £3000 Barbados currency, being the like sum which I gave to each of my daughters Margaret Mackintosh and Elizabeth Mary Jackson at their respective marriages.

All rest and residue from the sale of my real estate to my children Margaret Macintosh, Elizabeth Mary Jackson, Jane, Katharine Walcott, Ann Rollo and James to be equally divided between them.

The shares of my estate to which my daughters Margaret Mackintosh and Elizabeth Mary Jackson are entitled shall not be paid to them in the lifetime of their respective husbands Thomas Mackintosh and Michael Jackson but the same to be kept at interest and the interest paid to my said two daughters for their sole and separate use. Should Margaret die in the lifetime of her husband then the interest to be applied to the maintenance of her son Thomas Mackintosh and any such child she may have and the principal sum bequeathed to my grandson Thomas Mackintosh at age 21... Likewise if Elizabeth Mary Jackson should die during the lifetime of her husband then her share to her children at age 21...

Rev. Robert Francis King, George Nelson Taylor and John Thomas Esquires to be executors of my will. £50 each to them.

Signed 24/10/1834.

Codicil dated 1838, Barbados. The annuity of £150 sterling for my son William to be paid into the hands of my daughters Jane Garnett and Katharine Walcott Garnett so long as they remain unmarried to be applied in the best manner they think proper for the maintenance and support of my son William. My friend John Sealy of St Michael Esquire to be an executor; £50 to him.

Codicil dated 1839. Should my daughter Elizabeth Mary Jackson die without surviving children, then she to have full power to dispose by her last will and testament of the principal sum bequeathed to her.

Codicil dated 1843. William Garnett formerly rector of St Michael, Barbados, now residing in the island of Jersey. Marriage due to take place of my daughter Ann Rollo to Rev. Frederick Taunton, clerk. One moity of the part of my estate bequeathed to her shall not be paid during the lifetime of her husband but kept in good security and the interest paid to her for her sole and separate use. My son William Garnett to have a further £50 sterling annuity for life, making a total of £200 per annum. To my servant Charles Webb if he shall remain in my service until my death, £100 sterling. Samuel Taylor of St Michael, Barbados Esquire, son of George Nelson Taylor, to be an executor; £50 to him.

Proved at London 25/11/1844.

Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£217 10s 0d
£159 4s 4d

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Portland Place, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands