From Kendal To The New World. - a Memory of Kendal.

My roots in Kendal go very deep indeed, my Great Grandfather was James Dawson Garnett who was born there in 1851 on Lake Road and married Elizabeth Sherrin a local girl in 1871. Their son James Langhorn Garnett was my Grandfather who moved to Middlesborough then South Shields and retired there as a local policeman. He then moved to Durham City and ran several pubs there called the Angel Inn in Crossgate and The Wheatsheaf in Claypath.
My great grandfather James Dawson Garnett left Kendal in 1897 and ran the Brookside Inn at Windemere then moved to Scarborough in 1901 to run the Carlton Hotel.
In 1903 they emigrated to Fresno, California where they had purchased 70 acres, where they died in 1933.
I have lived in California since 1967 and only learned this about my great grandfather recently, it truly is a small world.
Additionally I have learned that my 11th great grandfather was Thomas Garnett who was born in Kirkby Lonsdale to Anthony & Susan Garnett of Castle Dairy in Kendal in 1858.
Thomas Garnett was notable as one of the passengers on the good ship Swann in 1610 that landed and founded the Jamestown settlement in Virginia an early US pioneer.

Rob Beilby
San Clemente California
January 9, 2015

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