Website retirement

We hereby give notice of our intention to close the Garrow Society website, unless a suitable custodian can be found for it.

The website was launched in 2011 at a time of great interest in Sir William Garrow, his family and descendants. Along with books by Richard Braby and John Hostettler it revealed more than the BBC TV series Garrow’s Law ever really could.

We feel the website still serves its purpose but, as anyone who has contributed recently will have noticed, we no longer have the time to give it the attention it truly deserves.

If no suitable new owner can be found before 31/12/2022 the site will be removed from the web in early 2023.

All enquiries regarding this matter should be made via our contact form.

John Hostettler (1925-2018)

It is with great sadness that we report the death in October of John Hostettler, at the age of 93. 

Credited with unearthing William Garrow’s contributions to the history of adversary trial, he wrote three books featuring Garrow and was a founder member and frequent contributor to The Garrow Society.

There is a full obituary on publisher Waterside Press’ website: 

Our condolences to John’s widow Joy, family and friends.