Name: *John Garrard
Birth: ABT 1546 in Kent, England
Death: 7 MAY 1625 in London 1 2
Occupation: 1601 Lord Mayor of London 1
Burial: St Magnus-the-Martyr, London 1
Sir John Garrard, sometimes spelt Gerrard (c. 1546 – 7 May 1625), was a City of London merchant, a member of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, a Buckinghamshire landowner, and a Lord Mayor of London.
Garrard was a younger son of Sir William Gerrard, Garrard, or Garret, Haberdasher, of Dorney Court, Buckinghamshire, who had bought the manor of Dorney in 1542, going on to serve as Lord Mayor of London in 1555. His mother was Isabel, daughter of Julian Nethermill, of Coventry, and his paternal grandfather was John Gerrard, alias Garret, of Sittingbourne.
He was born about 1546, if his tomb correctly recorded his age at death. His father, Sir William, died in 1571, to be succeeded by the elder son, another William Garrard.
John Garrard became a member of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers and married Jane, the daughter of Richard Partridge, a citizen of the City of London, and with her had thirteen children, including John (born about 1585), Benedict, Anne, Elizabeth, Ursula, Jane (baptized 1602), and at least two other daughters, these eight surviving infancy. At least four other children died young: a son named John, who was born and died in 1597; Margaret (the twin of Jane), who was baptized in May 1602 and died in June 1603; another John, who was baptized in December 1604; and a son, Thomas.
In 1593, Garrard was one of the two Sheriffs of the City of London, and at Michaelmas 1601 he was elected Lord Mayor of London, the term of office being for one year. In 1607 he succeeded his elder brother, Sir William Garrard, to the family estates at Dorney.
Garrard sold the manor of Southfleet in Kent to Sir William Sedley of Aylesford.
On 24 January 1616, Garrard's wife died; Garrard himself died on 7 May 1625, to be buried with his wife, and like his father, in the church of St Magnus-the-Martyr, London. A monument to him, erected by his son Benedict Gerrard, survives there.
Father: William Gerrard b: 1518 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Mother: Isabel Nethermill b: in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Jane Partridge b: ABT 1554 in London
- Anne Garrett b: 1580 in London
- Elizabeth Garrett b: 1582 in London
- Ursula Garrett b: 1584 in Kent, England
- *William Garrett b: 1587 in Southfleet, Dartford, Kent, England
- Thomas Garrett b: 1589 in Kent, England
- John Garrett b: ABT 1590 in London
- Benedict Garrard b: 1591 in Kent, England
- Jane Garrett b: 1602 in London
- Margaret Garrett b: MAY 1602 in London
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- Title: Grave stone