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Garnett connection
Posted by: Dr. Michael Wilson (ID *****5387) Date: February 20, 2009 at 19:05:07
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My mother - d. 1992 - was Monica Garnett of Addingham, Yorkshire

The Garnett farm is off the Skipton Rd/Ilkley Rd - next to the Walker family farm - our close family friends

Both farms are still there - the Walkers still in place, I think

Our farm was run after grandfather's death by Monica and her sister Katherine through WW II - with as many as 20 Eireann (Republic of Ireland) workers at harvest

My grandfather Garnett had a chain of butcher shops in the immediate sub-region

Relatives on mother's side included Clarksons - I knew them - my cousin Harry - a lawyer and chair of the N. England UN Association

Some of the Garnett cousins emigrated to Canada - Ontario - after WW I - and are still there somewhere

My direct family - the Wilsons - are from nearby Bolton Abbey - and are buried in the Abbey burial ground

Originally from Scotland (Gunn Clan), they became "servants" of the Crown - indirectly - through the Duchy of Devonshire

I also have a long list of Stotts with b. and d. dates written in the 1900s

I live in Washington DC and have worked with the UN there since 1972, serving many years overseas - mainly in French-speaking countries

My culture is English/French since early childhood

Our family has a farm near Burnley, Lancashire


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