Life and Death

Here you will find changing pictures and stories of people of Terling long ago and their wills and formal documents describing their lives and deaths.

We start with Edward Garnett, a local farmer, whose name lives on in the group of houses in Garnets Mead Terling. He died in Terling in 1814, leaving £300 and his farm and outbuildings to his son, another Edward. £300 in 1814 was approximately 10 years average wages (based on RPI and average earnings as shown on so clearly a man of some reasonable worth.

We are still looking to see where his land was, (it may not be the obvious place, where the houses are now) so if you can help that would be great. Email us on

To see the pages more clearly have a look at the PDF from here:

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