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About Sir William Garrett, of Bucks
From Geni member Bruce Leary, May 2015:
There is no apparent linkage between William Garrett and the Garrard family. Sir John Garrard and Jane Partridge had 13 children, five of whom died young; leaving only two sons and six daughters. Their surviving Children were John Garrard (Kt and first Baronet), Benedict, Anne, Elizabeth, Ursula and three other daughters. There is no record of a William who survives childhood. This was an important, well known, well documented and highly respected family, to whom the family name was most important, occasionally the name has an extra “e” added to the end, this is a French affectation on the part of the recorder, just as Willemus Grarradus is the Latin version of the name. I can find no records that show that at any time, any member of this family of Garrards used the name Garrett. See “Extinct & Dormant Baronetcies of England Ireland & Scotland”. In addition the Gerrards are described as Grocers, the Garrards are Haberdashers, there is a significant difference and a totally different Guild (now called Livery Companies).
For information the sources I have used are the following:- ”The English Baronetage” 1741; “The Baronetage of England Vol.1” 1801; “Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland” 1838; Stow’s Surveys of London 1598 and 1603; the City of London archives of Lord Mayors from 1189-2009, church memorials and Burke’s “Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank, But Uninvested with Heritable Honours”