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Friday, December 12, 2014

William Garet of Drexel Hill #52ancestors

William (the Quaker) Garrett, was the son of Lord John Garet and Lady Mary Bible.

 Born in Hosse, Leicestershire, England; he married Ann Kirk, and moved to Harby, Leicestershire, England; then immigrated to America in 1684 after purchasing 203 acres of land. His son Samuel purchased an additional 60 acres. Combined, the two purchases would today cover most of the area between State and Garrett Roads, from Naylor's Run to Burmont Road. 

Samuel, who inherited his father's homestead in 1724, changed the spelling of the family name to Garrett and continued to purchase more land within the township. At one time, the family owned 1,110 acres of land in Upper Darby, nearly all the area now called Drexel Hill. 

The Garret Family farm and homestead, "Thornfield," became a way station on the underground railroad, years later as Samuel's grandson Thomas and great grandson Thomas worked for the Underground Railroad, and it is alleged that many fugitive slaves were quartered and fed on the farm. "Thornfield" consisted of a house (completed about 1800), 50 acres of dairy farm, and a tannery. The Garrett Family's "Thornfield" home still stands today at 3218 Garrett Road in Drexel Hill. William Garat died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


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