Thomas Garnier

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Thomas Garnier
Thomas Garnier.jpg
Born1776 Edit this on Wikidata
Died29 June 1873 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 96–97)
Spouse(s)Margaret Miller Edit this on Wikidata
ChildrenThomas Garnier Edit this on Wikidata

Thomas Garnier (1776–1873) was an English churchman and botanist, Dean of Winchester from 1840 to 1872.

The Dean Garnier Garden in Winchester text
The Dean Garnier Garden in Winchester.

Life[edit]

He was the son of George Garnier of Wickham, Hampshire, educated at Hyde Abbey School. He matriculated at Worcester College, Oxford in 1793; he became a Fellow of All Souls and graduated BCL 1800 and DCL 1850.[1][2] He was appointed Rector of Bishopstoke, Hampshire, in 1807, retaining this with the deanery.[2]

At Worcester College, Garnier's tutor was Stephen Long Jacob, who is said to have given him a taste for gardening. In 1798, encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, he joined the Linnaean Society of London.[3] He was a founding member of the Hampshire Horticultural Society in 1818. Dean Garnier's Garden in Winchester's cathedral close is named after him.

In the 1860s, an 'anti-muckabite' campaigner for a sewerage system for Winchester (with the road to the town's first sewerage pumping station later being named after him).

Garnier was a friend of Palmerston and a staunch Whig.[4]

Family[edit]

In 1805, Garnier married Mary Parry, daughter of Caleb Hillyer Parry M.D. They had four sons and four daughters.[4] Of the sons:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Garnier, Thomas (1)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  2. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory appendix, 1861. (p. 16)
  3. ^ Garnier, Arthur Edmund (1900). The Chronicles of the Garniers of Hampshire during four centuries, 1530-1900. Norwich & London: Jarrold & sons, The Empire press. p. 39.
  4. ^ a b Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Garnier, Thomas (1776-1873)" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 21. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  5. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Garnier, Thomas (2)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  6. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Garnier, John" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.

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