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Cmdr Keppell Garnier, RN

Male - 1891


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  • Name Keppell Garnier 
    Prefix Cmdr 
    Suffix RN 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4th June, 1891  Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I168165  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2013 

    Father Rev Thomas Garnier 
    Mother Lady Caroline Elizabeth Keppel 
    Family ID F70452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Mary Reynolds,   b. Abt 1825,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Seven Sons Garnier
     2. Two daughters Garnier
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F70450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • KEPPEL GARNIER, the third son of Thomas Garnier,
      Dean of Lincoln, and Lady Caroline Garnier, was born 26th
      February, 1846, at Longford Rectory, Derbyshire. He was
      christened by his father in Longford Church. The Hon. Rev.
      Thomas Keppel, Archdeacon W. A. Shirley, and the Hon. Mrs.
      Thomas Keppel sponsors. He was educated at Twyford School,
      near Winchester, under the Rev. George William Kitchin (now
      Dean of Durham), and at Mr. Eastman's, Southsea, whence he
      passed into H.M.S. "Britannia," in 1859. He became a mid-
      shipman in i860, and his first ship was H.M.S. "Forte," the
      flag-ship of his uncle, Rear-Admiral Hon. Sir Harry Keppel, on
      the Cape Station. He next served on board H.M.S. " Emerald,"
      Captain Arthur Gumming, C.B. In i860, when on board H.M.S.
      " Brisk," carrying the flag of his uncle. Sir H. Keppel, he was
      present at the capture of the slaver " Manuela," having 846 slaves
      on board. Her real name was the " Sunny South," and she
      was valued at 20,000 dollars. She had sailed under the Chilian
      flag, on the 5th March, from Havannah, and was said to be the
      fastest vessel in that port. In 1865, Mr. Garnier served on
      H.M.S. " Magicienne," under Captain William Armitage, and
      subsequently on H.M.S. "Galatea," Captain H.R.H. the Duke
      of Edinburgh.

      In 1867 he was appointed Flag-Lieutenant to his uncle, Vice-
      Admiral Sir H. Keppel, on the China Station, the flag-ship being
      H.M.S. "Ocean," Captain C. S. S. Stanhope. Lieut. Gamier
      was gazetted Commander in 1874, when he retired, having
      previously served on board H.M.'s Gunnery Ship "Excellent"
      (Junior Staff), where he passed first in gunnery. He also took a
      first-class in both seamanship and navigation, as well as obtaining
      a first-class certificate in pilotage at Trinity House. He married
      27th April, 1 87 1, at Trinity Church, Marylebone, Edith Mary,
      daughter of Henry Revell Reynolds, Esq., Solicitor to Her
      Majesty's Treasury. They had a family of seven sons and two
      daughters. Keppel Gamier was the author of an excellent
      collection of " Prayers for Children," published by Messrs.
      Nisbett, and also of " Letters to a Schoolboy."

      When a midshipman about to join his first ship, Keppel
      Garnier paid a visit to his uncle and aunt. Lord and Lady
      Albemarle, at Ouidenham. Lord Albemarle was somewhat
      surprised one morning to see the beautiful front of the hall
      marred by the appearance of two pairs of white trousers hanging
      out of a window. On inquiry it was found that the " middy "
      had washed his " white ducks," ship fashion, and hung them out
      of a port-hole to dry !

      Commander Keppel Garnier died at Farnham, Surrey, the
      4th June, 1 89 1, and was buried at Ouidenham, Norfolk.

      His eldest son, KEPPEL GARNIER, was born 24th
      October, 1874. He was educated at Winchester School
      (Commoners), 1888-93, ^"d at Keble College, Oxford, 1893-97.
      The remaining children were ERNEST KEPPEL, born 20th
      August, 1873, died 24th December, 1873; LOUIS, born 13th
      April, 1876, died 24th April, 1880; REGINALD, born 14th
      May, 1877, now in Ceylon; MONTAGU, born ist June, 1878,
      died 24th October, 1878; ALAN PARRY, born 9th August,
      1886; BERNARD DERICK, born i8th February, 1891 ;
      EDITH MARY and RACHEL MITFORD GARNIER.

      Date promoted : Lieutenant: 07/03/1867

      Rank & Seniority on Retired Lists as: Commander: 01/10/1873

      Date of Navy List - Appointment and date: June 1870 : 180 - Excellent 25 May 70 addl