Thomas Garnier, Dean of Winchester
18 July 1861
Volume 4, page 232, sitting number 4998.
Of Huguenot origins, Thomas Garnier was educated at Winchester College and at Worcester College, Oxford. He was appointed Rector of Bishopstoke, Hampshire, in 1807. In 1830 he was made a prebendary of Winchester Cathedral and in 1840 he became its dean. A friend of the Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, he was a staunch Whig.
A keen botanist, in 1818 he was a founding member of the Hampshire Horticultural Society. The Dean Garnier Garden, a walled garden in the close of Winchester Cathedral created in the 1990s, is named after him. During the 1860s, he campaigned for a sewage system in Winchester; the road to the pumping station was later named after him.
He died at his residence in the Cathedral Close in Winchester on 29 June 1873, aged 97.