- Also known as
primary name: Terry, Garnett
other name: Terry & Batley
other name: Terry & Co
- individual; printmaker; goldsmith/metalworker; British; Male
- Life dates
- 29 Paternoster Row, London 1770
62 Paternoster Row, 1776-1777
54 Paternoster Row, Cheapside, 1777-1796
20 City Road, 1797-1798
5 Artillery Place, Finsbury Square, 1817
- Printmaker, map-engraver, banknote engraver, printer, jeweller and bookseller. Although said to be aged 73 at his death on 31 Jul 1817 (buried Bunhill Fields), he is almost certainly to be identified with the Garnet Terry, son of Garnet and Frances Terry, baptised at Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire on 21 Nov 1746. Apprenticed (Tinplate Workers Company ) to William Weaver 1761 (£21); married Elizabeth Farrell 8 Oct 1769 (St. Mildred Poultry, London); married again Rebecca Beech 16 Jul 1792 (St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London). Trading as 'Garnet Terry & [Richard] Batley' 1770. Member of St. Martin's Lane Academy. Apprentices: Larkin How 1770; Thomas King 1772; Vincent Woodthorpe 1778; Thomas Foot 1778; Joseph Saunders (turned over to Terry 1785). Engraved seven maps for 'Taylor & Skinner's survey and maps of the roads of North Britain or Scotland' 1776; George Taylor & Andrew Skinner, A map of the county of Louth (4-sheet) 1778; the general map and most if not all of the maps for George Taylor & Andrew Skinner: 'Taylor and Skinner's maps of the roads of Ireland ...' 1778; Richard Cowl, '... this plan of the borough of Plymouth ...' 1779; for Paul Rapin de Thoyras: 'The history of England' 1784-1789; for Harrison: Atlas 1787, etc.
Testified as a witness in an Old Bailey trial in 1776, and again as an expert witness at a number of trials for forgery between 1798 and 1805, stating in 1799 that 'I am the engraver employed by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, I engrave the plates for the one and two pound notes'. This official role contrasts with radical political views expressed in a number of satirical prints of the 1770s, and with the Rev. William Huntington's description of Terry as 'a leveller, and for all things common'. He became a follower of Huntington in the 1780s, publishing a number of his works and earlier apocalyptic text, as as well as devising at least three large-scale millenarian prints (see F. Carey (ed.), The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come, exhibition catalogue, BM, 1999, pp. 217-18 and nos.15 and 16). At his own expense he built a nonconformist meeting- place in Curtain Road, Shoreditch, where he preached for many years and to which he bequeathed over £6,000.
Trade cards, etc.:
Heal,59.157 advertises "Terry. Engraver. 54 Paternoster Row, Cheapside."
Heal,59.159 advertises "Sold by G. Terry, 54. Paternoster Row. St. Pauls. Most money for Libraries or Parcels of curious old Hebrew, Greek & Latin Books of Divinity. Geat [sic] choice of new & old Bibles. Books bought, sold or Exchang'd. Books neatly Bound. New and old Books of Divinity."
Heal,59.160 advertises "Terry, Engraver, 29 Paternoster Row, Cheapside, London. NB. Portraits Painted."
Heal,59.158 (billhead) states "To Garnet Terry, Engraver & Jeweller, No. 54 Pater Noster Row, Cheapside." and is dated "London March 16th, 1780."
Heal,99.159 advertises "Terry Engraver and Printer in Colours Paternoster Row London."
Heal,17.188-190 (book labels) advertise "Sold by G. Terry...Most money for libraries or parcels of curious old [books]. Hebrew, Greek & Latin Books of Divinity. Great choice of new & old Bibles. Books bought, sold or exchang'd. Books neatly bound."
Heal's annotations on various mounts: "Engraved very many Tradesmen's Cards 1780- '93. Compare trade-card of same address in A.H. Collection. Chubb's 'Printed Maps' gives him: - at 62 Paternoster Row until 1777. 54 Paternoster Row 1777-'96. 20 City Road, 1798."
Banks, 59.190 advertises "Terry Engraver & Jeweller, No.54, Pater Noster Row, Cheapside, London."
Banks, 59.191 advertises “Terry & Co. Engravers, 62 Paternoster Row, Cheapside/Writing, History, Maps, Plans, Views, Stone, Steel and Silver Seals &c.”
Banks,59.193 and 194 advertise "Terry, Engraver, 54 Paternoster Row..."
Banks,59.195 advertises "Terry Jeweller & Engraver. Makes & Sells On reasonable terms All kinds of Elegant Jewellery, Seals finely Engraved on Stone, Steel or Silver, &c. Plated Goods, Swords, Hangers & Belts. Devices in Hair, variety of fine Buttons. Paste Gold Silver Metal & Mourning Buckles. 54 Paternoster Row... Motto-Rings on the Shortest Notice. The full Value allowed for Watches, Jewels, Old Gold & Silver."
Banks,59.196 advertises "Terry Engraver and Printer in Colours Paternoster Row..."
Banks,59.197 advertises "Terry's Black Buckle & Steel Seal Manufactory. 54 Paternoster Row... Coats of Arms, Cyphers, Crests, Stamps, Dies & Punches, Elegantly Engraved."
Banks,59.198 advertises "Terry, Engraver, Paternoster Row, St. Pauls, London. Shop Bills, Crests, Map Plates, Glove Marks, Book Plates, Pewter Marks, Receipt Plates, Book Tools, Bankers Cheques, Coats of Arms, Card Plates, Figure Punches. a compleat [sic] round of Steel Cypher Seals constantly kept for sale."
Banks,59.199 advertises "Terry's Black Buckle & Steel Seal Manufactory. 54 Paternoster Row..." Trade card in.
Trade cards in the Guildhall Library advertise 'books in all languages bought and sold' and describe Terry as an 'engraver and printer in colours'.
Banks 59.192, advertising "Terry, Engraver, Chaser, & Die Sinker, No.58, Drury-Lane." is evidently the card of another tradesman.
Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,25.10) advertises "Terry's Black Buckle & Steel Seal Manufactory, No.54 Paternoster Row, St. Paul's. The new invented Black Barr Buckles, Octagons, Square, or Round, Threaded, Pearl'd, Pierc'd or Plain, Shoes, Stocks or Knees, with the greatest assortment of every other kind." The card is also engraved by Terry.
- Information from Laurence Worms (Sources: Chubb. IGI. Alfred W. Light: 'Bunhill Fields: written in honour ...' (London, 1913), pp.220-221. Maxted. Tooley. )