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1856 Born in London
Educated in Uxbridge
1879 Liquidation of Charles R. Garrard and Co of Uxbridge
1882 of Coventry and late of Paris. Age 26
1891 Engineer and machinist of Abingdon Works, Bath St, Birmingham; joined I Mech E.
1891 Living at Embersley Road, Kings Norton: Charles R. Garrard (age 35 born London), Foreman - Cycle Factory. With his wife Ellen F. (age 31 born Buckinghamshire) and their children May (age 11 born Uxbridge), Ellen (age 10 born Uxbridge), Charles (age 9 born London), and Ernest (age 8 born Coventry).
Gained several patents with Thomas Blumfield - see Blumfield and Garrard
1900 Standard sizes of autocar chains.
c.1900 Formation of Garrard Manufacturing Co in Birmingham
1901 Living at 6 Oliver Road, Ladywood, Birmingham: Charles R. Garrard (age 45 born London), a Mechanical Engineer and Employer. With his wife Ellen F. Garrard (age 41 born Fulmer, Bucks.) and their children May Garrard (age 21 born Uxbridge); Ellen F. Garrard (age 20 born Uxbridge); Charles G. Garrard (age 19 born London), an Assistant Manager - Cycle Engineer; and Ernest Garrard (age 18 born Coventry), Forman - Cycle Engineer. One servant.
1904 'GARRARD, C. R., M.I.M.E., 12, St. Charles Square, London, W. Cars: Clement-Garrard's. Is past-president of the Cycle Engineers' Institute; constructed an electric carriage in 1893; produced the Gladiator motor tricycles in 1894-3. Is managing director of the Garrard Co., makers of the Clement-Garrard motors. Superintended the erection of the Clement-Talbot Automobile Works in 1903.' 
1906 of Clement Talbot
1911 Living at 45 Saint Kilda Road, West Ealing, London W.: Charles Riley Garrard (age 56 born London), a Consulting Engineer (Automobile) on Own Account (married 33 years with four children - three living). With his wife Ellen Francis Garrard (age 52 born Fulmer, Bucks) and their daughter Ellen Garrard (age 30 born Uxbridge).
1942 Ellen F Garrard died in Eton district
1955 Charles R. Garrard, age 99, died in the Windsor district