Garnett, Robert (1830-1915)


Robert was born on 26 November 1830 at Orton, Westmorland.

He retired from the ministry due to ill health and went to live in Cohoe, Co. Durham.

Robert died on 5 January 1915.

The attached documents provide a biography of Robert. They are a booklet entitled “A Man of Solid Worth” written by the Reverend W. John Young former minister to the Thornley Circuit (now disbanded) in County Durham. The documents were provided by Jack Turton of the Cohoe Local History Group.


  • 1853 Whitehaven
  • 1854 Hexham
  • 1856 Barnard Castle
  • 1857 Whitby
  • 1858 Durham
  • 1860 Blyth
  • 1862 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Comments about this page

  • This page has been updated to provide birth and death information for Robert and add the short biography provided by Jack Turton.

    By Geoff Dickinson (06/02/2024)
  • Robert Garnett came to Coxhoe in County Durham in 1862. If you would like a short biography of his life and work please reply by email and I will arrange to send it it.

    Jack Turton
    Coxhoe Local History Group

    By Coxhoe local History Group (04/02/2024)

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