GARRETT, John Robert

1843 - 1903

John Robert Garrett, was born at 1 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich in 1843 and baptised at St Stephen's Church, Ipswich on 21 June 1843, son of Garrett Garrett (1808-1890), iron merchant, and his wife Elizabeth née Smyth (1819-1884), who married at Ipswich in 1837. John married at Lavenham, Suffolk in 1868, Margaret Fanny Ablitt (1847-1934). In 1871, a 26 year old relieving officer, living with Ablitt his in-laws at Shilling Street, Lavenham with his 22[sic] year old wife Margaret and two children Sidney and Florence and in 1881 still living at Shilling Street, Lavenham with his in-laws, 72 year old Alfred and 58 year old Harriet, and his 32 year old wife Margaret and children Sidney Robert 12, Florence Fannie 11, Percy Ablitt 9, Ethel Maud 7, Nellie Bertha 5, Frederic Claude 2 and newly born Margaret Kate, all born at Lavenham. As J. R. Garrett of Lavenham, he exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's and West Suffolk Fine Art Society [q.v.] in 1882. John Robert Garrett of Bildeston died at Ipswich on 30 December 1903, aged 60.