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Middleton chapel was built in 1634, and made parochial in 1670, when a new register was commenced. Entries prior to this date have not survived, except for four entries for the Moore family of Grimes Hill that were "taken out of former registers" and re-entered in the new register. It is likely that baptisms were only undertaken on behalf of the occupants of Middleton Hall and the Moore family of nearby Grimes Hill.
At the Hearth Tax survey of the Constablewick of Middleton, (taken on 10th February 1674-75), 99 householders are named. The list starts with William Smirlethwaite [Smorthwaite], who was occupying Middleton Hall. After Smirlethwaite, the entries are listed in order of hamlets as follows [with modern names where identified in brackets]: Hawkins [Hawkin Hall], Tosbecke [Tossbeck], Millbecke [Millbeck], Millhouses [Mill House], Waterside [Waterside], Holmes [Holme House], Townhead, Fellside [Fellside], Beckside [Beckside Hall], Brow, Elves, Fellside [Low Fellside], Applegarth [Applegarth], Sowesmyre [Sowesmire Farm], Borrans [Borwens], Barwick Hall [Barwick Hall] and Eskeholme [Eskholme]. These hamlets appear in approximate order from north to south. Curiously there is no Edward Garnett mentioned in this survey, though there was Edw. Gurnell (with 3 hearths) in Sowesmyre, the only Gurnell in Lonsdale Ward (there were several entries with this surname in Kendal Ward). Garnett could easily have been written as Gurnell at the time. However the name in the original survey clearly reads Gurnell, so it is not a modern transcription error, though the modern transcriber did omit Edw. Gurnell from the name index in The Westmorland Hearth Tax booklet, so perhaps he had misgivings. The other householders at Sowesmyre were Jo. Bayley, Wm. Richardson, Joseph Bayley and Will Bambridge [Bainbridge]. Jo[hn] Bayley and Joseph Bayley were brothers, and Jane Bayliffe (who married Edward Garnett) was their sister. In addition, William Richardson had married another sister, Agnes. The surname Bayliffe does not appear in the Westmorland survey, and was variation of Bayley, though in 1694 there was a reference to a James Bayleffe of Middleton. Incidentally in 1603 there was a reference in Wiltshire to a John "Bayleffe or Bailey", so this corruption was not local to Westmorland. As an occupation, a bailiff was also known as a bailey, or steward.
The following first three generations have been surmised.
[GRNT581] Anthony Garnett (born c.1525) married at Kirkby Lonsdale (1554) Susan.
Anthony came into the possession of the Castle Dairy in Kendal (1553) after the Marquess of Northampton (previous owner) was found guilty of treason and had his civil rights removed, (It is not clear if this also included his head.) Anthony and Susan possibly both died 1559 (age 34) though the grounds for this supposition have not be found. They possibly had three children:
[GRNT591] Robert (1555), married 1. Isabella Jackson; 2. ---;
[GRNT591] Robert Garnett (born 1555) married 1. at Kirkby Lonsdale (26th October 1580) Isabella Jackson. They had two children, baptised at Kirkby Lonsdale as follows:
Edward (1583) married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 9th November 1617) Jennet Moore.
Isabella probably died in 1583 [childbirth?]. Robert then married 2. at Kirkby Lonsdale (29th January 1583/4) --- [bride's name omitted in register]. They had six children, baptised at Kirkby Lonsdale as follows:
Alice (baptised 8th October 1584), presumably died young;
Thomas (baptised 14th December 1585);
Miles (baptised 25th April 1587), presumably died young;
Alice (baptised 4th September 1588);
Miles (baptised 26th May 1589).
The "wife of Robert" was buried at Kirkby Lonsdale (27th March 1592). Robert presumably quickly remarried.
[GRNT601] Edward (baptised 17th June 1593), married [HRD602] Julyan Hardie, see later.
Finally, Robert was buried at Kirkby Lonsdale (13th February 1617/8).
At this point it will be noted there are two Edwards (1583 and 1593);
[GRNT601] Edward Garnett (born 1593) married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 11th April 1619) [HRDY602] Julyan (Gillan) Hardie (born 1596, see HARDIE).
Both wives Gillian [Julyan] and Jennet [apparently] died at Barbon. This makes it difficult distinguishing between the two families.
The two families had several children between them baptised at Kirkby Lonsdale, as follows:
Edward (baptised 1st November 1618);
Sarah (baptised 18th March 1620/1);
William (baptised 29th June 1623) baptised only three months before Dorothy;
Dorothy (baptised 10th August 1623) Dorothy (of Middleton) married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 5th July 1654) Thomas Robinson;
Jennet (baptised 26th December 1625) (named after her mother). Jenete married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 30th May 1641) Thomas Fawcett;
Elizabeth (baptised 12th March 1625/6) (only three months after Jennet's birth);
Margrete (baptised 14th December 1628);
Hannah (baptised 20th December 1629), Hannah married John Baylife (brother of Jane Bayliffe).
[GRNT611] Edward (baptised 14th February 1635/6), married [BAYF612] Jane Bayliffe, see later.
Gillian [Julyan] (wife of Edward Garnett of
was buried at Kirkby Lonsdale (5th September 1657).
Edward Garnet (of
was buried at Kirkby Lonsdale (7th September 1657); the closeness of dates suggests
Gillian and Edward were husband and wife. If there is an error, it is probable that Gillian
was of Middleton.
Edward Garnett (of Barbon) was buried at Kirkby Lonsdale 24th May 1663). Jennet Garnett (widow, of Barbon) was buried at Kirkby Lonsdale, 6th September 1672).
[GRNT611] Edward Garnett (born 1636) married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 22nd June 1658) [BAYF612] Jane Bayliffe (born 1637, see BAYLIFF), both of Middleton. They had (at least) three children baptised at Kirkby Lonsdale as follows:
Julyan (born at Borrans [Borwens], baptised 9th October 1659, presumably named for her maternal grandmother);
[GRNT621] James (born at Middleton, baptised 31st August 1662), married [LAYF622] Alice Layfield, see later;
William (assumed born c.1664, but no details found), married Mary Yeates. His two eldest children were Jane and Edward, presumably named for their paternal grandparents. His third child was James, presumably named for his maternal grandfather;
Margaret (baptised 12th November 1665, named for her maternal grandmother);
Dorothy (born c.1670, baptism details not located), married (at Dent, 15th May 1701) Edward Fawcett (born 1672, died 1747). Dorothy died 1742.
Edward was buried at Middleton (22nd July 1687). Afterwards his widow Jane married --- Matthews. Later, Jaine Matthews (a widow) died at Dent (1711, buried there), leaving a will, in which "Jennett" bequeathed everything to her son-in-law Edward Fawcett, despite having other issue, e.g. her sons James Garnett and William Garnett. This is most curious.
[GRNT621] James Garnett (born 1662), a cowper of Middleton, married (about February 1691) [LAYF622] Alice Layfield (born 1668, see LAYFIELD). They had a licence to marry issued on 9th February 1690-91, her surname being shown as "Layfoot". One of the bondsmen was his brother William Garnett, a yeoman of Dent, who had married Mary Yeates at Dent four years earlier. William too had married by licence, which stated that at that time he was a yeoman of Middleton. James and Alice had eight children, as follows:
Edward (born at Middleton, baptised there 26th December 1691), married (at Middleton, 27th May 1716) Agnes Baylie (daughter of Edward Baylie);
Jane (born at Dent, baptised there 16th February 1694/5);
Myles born (at Dent, baptised there 13th March 1696/7), lived 4 months;
[GRNT631] Miles (born at Dent, baptised there 23rd October 1698), married Isabel Bell, see later;
William (born at Dent, 25th January 1700/1), died (age 2) at Middleton (buried there 11th May 1703);
John (born at Middleton, baptised there 4th March 1703/4), died at Middleton (buried there 23rd May 1736);
James (born at Middleton, baptised there 2nd February 1705/6);
William (born at Middleton, baptised there 19th April 1709), lived 5 months.
It will be noticed that their first two children (Edward and Jane) were named for James' parents, and their third child (Myles) was named for Alice's father. James died at Middleton (buried there 22nd June 1732), and Alice also died at Middleton (buried there 1st October 1747).
[GRNT631] Miles Garnett (born 1698) married (at Middleton, 16th January 1724/5) [BELL632] Isabel Bell (born 1705, see BELL). They had ten children born and baptised at Middleton as follows:
Alice (baptised 26th December 1725);
Mary (baptised 10th September 1727);
James (baptised 6th April 1729), died at Middleton (buried there 23rd June 1747);
Jane (baptised 28th February 1730/1);
Hannah (baptised 24th February 1732/3);
[GRNT641] John (baptised 23rd February 1734/5), married Jane Harling, see later;
Agnes (baptised 12th December 1736);
Miles (baptised 25th June 1738);
Edward (baptised 5th October 1740), died (age 16 months) at Middleton (buried there 14th February 1741/2);
Edward (baptised 1st January 1743/4), married (at Middleton, 3rd October 1773) Ruth Baylie.
Miles died at Middleton (buried there 28th December 1776), and Isabel died at Middleton 4 weeks later (buried there 27th January 1777).
[GRNT641] John Garnett (born 1735), an ostler, married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 13th November 1769) [HARL642] Jane Harling (born 1741, see HARLING).
Kirkby Lonsdale Church
John was in his mid-thirties when he married, and had perhaps been an ostler (stableman) at the inn where Jane’s father, Richard Harling, was innkeeper. They had six children born and baptised at Kirkby Lonsdale as follows:
Peggy (born 16th September 1770, baptised 21st September 1770), died (age 16) at Kirkby Lonsdale (buried there 2nd February 1789);
[GRNT651] Richard (born 20th September 1772, baptised 18th October 1772), married Isabella Atkinson, see later;
Isabella (born 29th January 1775, baptised 26th February 1775), died (age 16) at Kirkby Lonsdale (buried there 2nd January 1791);
Jane (born 12th December 1778, baptised 10th January 1779), married (at Kirkby Lonsdale, 18th April 1802) Richard Burlly, serving in the Royal Lancashire Militia;
Betty (born 24th October 1781, baptised 7th April 1782);
Nanny (born 28th March 1786, baptised 9th July 1786).
Jane died (age 61) at Kirkby Lonsdale (buried there 10th January 1802), and John (a labourer) died (age 81) at Kirkby Lonsdale also (8th March 1816, buried there 10th March 1816).
[GRNT651] Richard Garnett (born 1772) of Kendal married (at Grayrigg, 12th July 1800) [ATKN652] Isabella Atkinson (born 1780, see ATKINSON), of Lambrigg. They had six children born and baptised at Kendal as follows:
Jane (born 29th July 1801, baptised 16th August 1801), had an illegitimate chid in 1826;
John (born 12th November 1803, baptised 4th January 1804), married (at Kendal) Mary High (who was born at Norwich). John was a hairdresser at Finkle Street, Kendal, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Richard Harling. John moved to Stanningley (1828), where he was a hairdresser at Leeds Road until his death (1861). He was succeeded in that trade by his son William High Garnett, in whose obituary (February 1905) it was stated he had carried on the business of hairdresser, tobacconist, and umbrella repairer at the shop near the tram terminus, succeeding his father in the business established in 1828;
Isabella (born 1st August 1806, baptised 14th September 1806), moved to Stanningley, perhaps at first working in the hairdresser’s shop. She married William Hustler;
[GRNT662] Elizabeth (born 22nd June 1809, baptised 16th July 1809), married John Shepherd, see later;
Thomas Atkinson (born 25th February 1812, baptised 8th March 1812);
Richard (baptised 7th October 1814).
Richard (a stone mason) died (age 47) at Kendal (buried there 8th January 1820), and afterwards Isabella married 2. William Darwen. They too later moved to Stanningley, bringing together Isabella and three of her children, John, Isabella and Elizabeth. William Darwen (a hatter) died (age 52, of asthma) at Stanningley (20th May 1840), and Isabella died (age 64, of “decay of nature”) at Stanningley also (30th November 1842). It is not known where they were buried, but probably at Sunfield.
[GRNT662] Elizabeth Garnett (born 1809, daughter of Richard) married (at Kendal, 12th November 1832) [SHEP661] John Shepherd (born 1812, SHEPHERD).
William Darwen = Isabella Garnett
1841 Census 1298/13-11 Stanningley (Pudsey), Richardshaw John Shepherd 30 watchman N Elizabeth Shepherd 30 N Bella Shepherd 5 N John Shepherd 3 Y Margaret Shepherd 9m Y Bella DARWIN 60 N Ann Garnett 10 N