Edward Garnet Man was born on 8 February 1837 at Halstead Hall, Halstead, Kent, the son of Harry Stoe and Louisa Caroline (Fowle) Man. He married Catherine (Kate) Jane Matthews on 26 December 1867 at Calcutta Cathedral, Calcutta, India. He died, aged 83, on 14 November 1920 at 'Ellesmere', Nightingale Road, Godalming, Surrey. He was cremated at St. John's Cemetery, Woking, Surrey and his ashes were then interred at St. Margaret's, Halstead, Kent.
Kate Matthews was born on 9 March 1843 at 9 Upper Stamford Street, Waterloo, Surrey, the daughter of James and Mary Ann (Bailey) Matthews. She died, aged 76, on 6 January 1919 at 'Halstead', The Riviera, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent.
[References: Edward's birth - Family bible; his baptism - copy of film viewed at Kent RO; his marriage - copy of his marriage certificate; his death - copy of his death certificate. Catherine's birth - copy of her birth certificate; her death - copy of her death certificate.]
NOTES: Edward was a barrister, Justice of the Peace, Assistant Commissioner of Bengal and Government Advocate of Burma. He served with the 3rd Sikh Cavalry during the Indian Mutiny. His account of the mutiny can be read HERE. His book 'Sonthalia and the Sonthals' can be read here (<--- over 200 pages in pdf). A critical review of his book 'Papal Aims and Papal Claims' can be read here.
He reported, among other things, the Perak Wars for the London Times. He was a Correspondent and Lay reader in the Canterbury Diocese. He also wrote a number of books. In 1912 he published a pamphlet on immortality which can be read here (<--- pdf). Some letters and notices by and about EGM that appeared in the Times can be read HERE (<--- PDF). He is recalled by his son Hubert HERE and a short article about E.G.M. was published in the Folkestone Daily News which can be viewed HERE and his obituary can be read HERE (<--- PDF). A case for libel that he brought against the Croydon Advertiser can be read HERE. Edward's death certificate is available HERE (<--- PDF). His will has been transcribed and can be viewed HERE. EGM's family has been found on the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses (<--- PDFs), although Edward himself is absent on the 1881 and 1901. He is listed on the Magistrates list of England of Wales 1900 - 1905 (<--- PDF, 2 pages) prepared by Herbert Samuel. Edward and his wife were active in the Primrose League and an article about the league that mentions the Mans can be read in the August 1 1885 copy of the Croydon Guardian. Two letters to The Times on the 1895 General Election.
Below the house in 2003.
BRADBURNE V. MAN.City of London Court His Honour Judge Rentoul, K.C. 1902July 21.] ["Estates Gazette," July 26.1902.]
Landlord and tenant Furnished house Alleged warranty as to sanitary condition Counterclaim for damage to furniture, etc.
Mr. Edward Bradburne, Dover Street, Piccadilly, sued Mr. E. Garnet Man, barrister, Cambridge House, Walton-on-Thames, to recover £100 as damages for breach of warranty in letting a furnished house.
Mr. Morris was counsel for the plaintiff, and Mr. Clarke Williams for the defendant.
In October the plaintiff agreed to take the defendants furnished house at Walton for the four winter months. He and his wife, together with two children and four servants, took up their residence at the house. After being there for a few weeks they developed sore throats, tonsillitis, diarrhoea, etc. That was attributed to bad drainage. Tests were applied, it was said, and it was found that the drains were defective. After the plaintiff had been in the place for two months he felt compelled to leave and take his family to Shanklin and Southampton to recuperate. He now sued the defendant for the damages which he had suffered in consequence of the drains being out of order.
The defendant denied that there was anything the matter whith the drains. He deposed that he had lived in the house for years before he let it to the plaintiff, and that since the plaintiff had left he (defendant) had gone again into possession. His nine children, as well as grandchildren, had been living in the place ever since, and there had been no complaint about the house being insanitary. He counterclaimed for damage done to a sideboard, for gas used by the plaintiff, and for other damages.
The Judge said he could not hold that the drains were defective, and he must find for the defendant on the claim. On the counterclaim he gave judgment for the defendant for £25.
Above: Mention of EGM Dec 6 1884. Below EGM as Counsel for the Plaintiff in a case reported Jan2 1888.