Thomas Hibel Garlick

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Date published: 20/12/2014
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THOMAS HIBEL GARLICK

Newtown Road Cemetery C33 No. 10968.

Memorial inscription reads: "I know whom I have believed" 11 Tim. 1. 12

Born 6th March, 1849, Romsey, Hampshire. 

Died 26th,June, 1933 at Ormonde House, Newbury, Berkshire.

 

Thomas was the son of Thomas H. Garlick, born in Greenham, Berkshire in 1819 and Elizabeth, nee Cocks, born in Romsey, Hampshire in 1812.  In 1841 Thomas (snr) lived in the Market Place, Romsey, working as a shopkeeper. In the Post Office Directory, 1854, he has a "fancy repository" in Bartholomew Street, Newbury.

In 1851, Thomas is with his family, including two sisters - Dorcas Selina, aged 5 (born in Romsey) and Mary Elizabeth, aged 4 (also born in Romsey).  By 1861, his mother had remarried to Henry Bell, a Furniture Broker and they were living at 47 Northbrook Street, Newbury *. There was a son, Henry Bell, aged 10 (born in Wiltshire), also, John Garlick, aged 9 (born in Newbury) and Ann Garlick, aged 6

(also born in Newbury).

In 1871 ,Elizabeth, Thomas and Annie were living in Wither's Yard, Northbrook Street, Newbury. He was following the occupation of Journeyman Watchmaker. In January,1874 Mr. and Mrs. Sanders' watchmakers business was sold to him. He had been apprenticed to Alfred Stradling and this was the trade that he became known for until selling out to Walkers in 1919. In 1875 his business was at 72 Northbrook Street (opposite Somerset's Brewery). He later resided at 46 Northbrook Street and in 1881 he was employing two men and two apprentices. In 1891 he has expanded to be Watchmaker and Jeweller and in 1911 his occupation was given as Jeweller and Optician.

He died at his residence, Ormonde House **, a substantial property that he bought on his retirement from the executors of John Porter.

 

The reference in the National Probate Calendar reads " Probate Oxford 19 July to William Robert Pettifer clerk to the magistrates and Walter Horton Bentley jeweller. Effects £38,588 16s 2d "

(Mr Bentley carried on the business under the name of T.H. Garlick, see Newbury:  The Official Guide 1941, opp. P.11)

footnotes:

* they were living next door to John Joyce, Watchmaker, and later Thomas conducted his business from these premises at No. 46. Stradling's had their business here in 1877.

** the house was named after a famous racehorse trained at Kingsclere by John Porter for the 1 st Duke of Westminster. This property was later bought by Berkshire County Council and became the College of Further Education on Oxford Road, since demolished.

 

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