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John Garrett, II

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Hosse, Leicester, England
Death: circa 1706 (70-78)
New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of 'Lord' John Garrett, of Derby and Ann Garrett
Husband of Mary Garrett; Nannie Garrett and Elizabeth Garrett
Father of William Garrett; Mary Garrett; Lucy Garrett; John Garrett, III; Sarah Garrett and 10 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Garrett; Dorothe Garrett; Mary Swingcoe; William "the Quaker" Garrett; Catren Garrett and 1 other

Managed by: Melton Bennett
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About John Garrett, of New Kent

John Garrett

  • Birth: January 10, 1631 - Hosse, Leicestershire, England
  • Christened: Feb 07, 1634/35, Derby, Leicestershire, England
  • Death: 1706 - New Kent, Virginia
  • Parents: John Garrett, Ann Dunston
  • Married: Nannie Harrison, Elizabeth Ware
  • emigrated: about 1664; He was about 32 years old when he immigrated to Virginia

Children of John Garrett and Nannie Harrison:

  • i. William GARRETT was born February 12, 1661 in  Derby, Leicestershire, England.
  • ii. Mary Garrett was born 1662.

Children of John Garrett and Elizabeth Ware:

  • i. Thomas Garrett, born 1674; died 1734; married Mary Bible.
  • ii. Nicholas Garrett, born 1665.
  • iii. Robert Garrett, born 1669.
  • iv. Elizabeth Garrett, born 1672; married Edward Ware.
  • v. John Garrett III, born 1675; died 1778; married Frances Elizabeth Buckner; born 1680.


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Garrett

Name: John Garrett

Gender: Male

Birth Year: 1635

Spouse Name: Elizabeth Ware

Spouse Birth Place: of VA

Marriage Year: 1664

Number Pages: 1

Source Citation: Source number: 10123.001; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 1; .

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.


Lord John GARRETT, I was 12 years old when the first English immigrants landed at Jamestown; was 25 years old when the Mayflower landed; was 29 years old before Galileo told the Pope that the earth revolved around the sun rather than the other way around.

He, and 7 of his children immigrated to Pennsylvania between 1650 and 1680. It appears that he immigrated before his children did in 1684. Records of Early Philadelphia Residence list all of John’s children (except John II) as well as himself. They were heavily involved in the Quaker movement He died in America on August 31, 1680 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

His oldest child was John Garrett, II was born on February 2, 1635 in Leicestershire, England, which is north of London. The records show that he was knighted on February 26, 1615; however if that is true, he was only 20 years old

In Leicestershire, the Garretts and the Wares were friends and/or neighbors. The Wares were from Ireland and there is some evidence that John Garrett, II lived for a while in Ireland before returning with the Wares to England. John Garrett married Elizabeth Ware shortly before, or after, immigrating to Virginia in about 1664.

Before marring Elizabeth he married Nannie Harrison and had a son named William Garrett who was born on February 12, 1661. Perhaps, Nannie died and baby son William came to Virginia with his father, John and step mother Elizabeth Ware in 1664. Elizabeth’s brother, Nicholas Ware and John Garrett II jointly patented land in New Kent County, VA on the north side of the Mattapony River on the head branches of the Hartequack Swamp on August 21, 1665

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John GARRETT II was born January 10, 1631 in Hosse, Leicestershire, England. He was about 32 years old when he immigrated to Virginia (probably to claim the land that his father had obtained when he was there with John Dunston about 30 years earlier).

He married Nannie Harrison in about 1660 when he was about 29 years old. She was born 1635 in England and died 1663 in England. They had two children (I believe):

  • i. William GARRETT was born February 12, 1661 in Derby, Leicestershire, England.
  • ii. Mary Garrett was born 1662.

He married 2nd (2) Elizabeth Ware in 1664, probably in England. She was born February 13, 1635 in Dublin, Ireland.

Most records show that Mary and William’s mother was Elizabeth Ware, however, they were born before Elizabeth Ware married John and shortly before Nannie Harrison died. Probably Nannie’s death resulted from Mary’s birth.

John GARRETT, II was acquainted with the Ware’s while he lived in England. Elizabeth Ware’s father, Peter Ware and at least a part of his family probably immigrated first in the Plymouth Colony, but due to religious disagreement moved by 1646 to the Hampton Parish in Virginia. We find Peter Ware in Ireland in 1636 selling his property before coming to America by way of England. Some records have all of Peter Ware’s children immigrating with him in 1646 -- if so Elizabeth Ware would have been 12 years old. Other records report that Elizabeth Ware “wanted to join her father and brother in Virginia” thus suggesting that she did not immigrate in 1646 but stayed in England until she came over with John GARRETT II in 1664.

Peter Ware’s ancestors were named De La Warre and according the Ware Family History, Lord De La Warre commanded the supply ships that saved the Jamestown Colony in 1610 and the state of Delaware is named after him. It is also reported that John GARRETT, II came to America with his father and half-brothers Thomas and William (the Quaker) -- but Lord John GARRETT, I and Mary Bible’s children (including Thomas and William (the Quaker) immigrated to Philadelphia, PA. So, we don’t know if one of the two groups split off while immigrating.

Children of John GARRETT II and (2) Elizabeth Ware:

  • i. Thomas Garrett was born 1674 in New Kent Co., VA and died April 2, 1734 in Cowan Co., NC.
  • ii. John Ware Garrett III was born 1675 in New Kent, VA and died 1728 in Stafford, New Kent Co., VA.
  • iii. Nicholas Ware Garrett was born 1676 probably in VA.
  • He apparently never married. He may have died young.
  • iv. Elizabeth Garrett was born 1678 in King and Queen Co., VA and died in about 1750 in King & Queen Co., VA.
  • v. Robert Garrett was born 1680 in New Kent Co., VA and died 1743 in King & Queen Co., VA.

John GARRETT II and his brother Nicholas Ware Sr., patented land in New Kent County on the north side of the Mattapony River on the head branches of Hartequack Swamp on 8/21/1665. The area was later made part of King and Queen County, VA.

The year (1664) that John and Elizabeth were married, Archbishop James Usher of the Church of Ireland, made a careful study of the Bible and other historical sources and concluded that the Earth had been created at midday on October 23, 4004 B.C's-Garrett-Line-Part-1.pdf

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John Garrett, of New Kent's Timeline

January 10, 1631
Hosse, Leicester, England
January 14, 1631
Age 18
Age 18
Age 28
Harby, Liechestershire, England
February 12, 1661
Age 30
Harby, Leicestershire , England
Age 30
Darby, Leicestershire , England
Age 42
New Kent, VA, USA
June 1675
Age 44
New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America