George William Littler Garrett (4 July 1852 – 26 February 1902) was a British
clergyman and inventor who pioneered
He was brought up in
Moss Side in
Lancashire, England, the son of an Irish-born
Church of England curate. He attended
Rossall School near
Fleetwood and then
Manchester Grammar School, then studied Chemistry and General Science at
Owens College (also in Manchester) before attending
Trinity College, Dublin. He was appointed assistant master at the
Manchester Mechanics' Institute and subsequently obtained a BA degree.
In 1873, he passed the Cambridge Theological Examination and became a curate in his father's parish.