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Chapter XVII -- The Children of John Robert Boultbee and Mary Irving Their Descendants


    Their children's names are underlined in the following, and are numbered from 1 to 8:-
    [Generations are denoted by type of symbol 1 (1st),I (2nd),i (3rd),A (4th), a (5th) and 1 (6th). A bold type listing indicates a person who at birth or adoption was a Boultbee. Ed.]
  1. John, born in 1810 at Desford, Leicestershire. His niece Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Boultbee and Mary Turner, wrote to JB from Tibshelf, Derbyshire, in 1885 saying that John "went for a soldier". He may have been a Grenadier, and died in possibly 1871.
  2. Alpheus, born in 1812, an apprentice tailor, died in 1828.
  3. Ann, born in 1814, died in 1828.
  4. Charles, born in 1817, married Frances Kinsey in 1842, who was born in 1824 and died in 1918. Charles was a boot and shoemaker and died in 1883. Their children were:-
    1. William Jackson, born in 1843 in Breedon, married Sarah Hatton at All Saints Church, Derby, in 1865. She was born in 1840, and died in 1899. William Jackson died in 1923, and was also a shoemaker. Their children were:-
      1. Elizabeth Ann, born in 1867, was a glove stitcher.
      2. Alice Minnie, was born in 1869 and died in 1883.
      3. Ada, born in 1875, married in 1899.
      4. Frances, born in 1877.
      5. May, born in 1880, married in 1908.
    2. Elizabeth, born in 1845, married as his second wife in 1884 her first cousin Charles Boultbee and died in 1932.
    3. John, born in 1848, married in 1883 Sarah Ann Harrold who was born in 1848 and died in 1888. John died in 1922 at Prestwich, Lancashire. (John was also a boot and shoemaker) Their children were:-
      1. Bertie Harrold, born in 1885 in Melbourne, Derbyshire, married in 1916 at Elham, Kent, England, Sarah Ann Starling who died in 1966. When his mother died in 1888, Harrold, as he was known, went to live with his Uncle Joseph Boultbee and Aunt Alice Elizabeth (née Hicklin) and was brought up in their family. He regarded their children, Alice Ann and George as though they were his own sister and brother. When he was older, he was apprenticed as a woodworking machinist. However, in 1906, when aged 21, he emigrated to Canada where a job was waiting for him in Saint John, New Brunswick. He later joined the Royal North-West Mounted Police stationed at Pincher Creek, Alberta. In 1915, he went to France with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 3rd Battalion, Toronto Regiment. After the 1914-18 War he continued as a woodworking machinist with John B. Smith & Sons, a Toronto lumber company, until his retirement in 1958. In 1963, he moved to Burlington, Ontario to be near his son John. He died there in 1981.
        Editor Elizabeth met Harrold in Toronto in 1957 and was shown a most attractive two-handled and painted china loving cup which must have belonged to his grandfather Charles. On one side is the legend, in beautiful copperplate:

        Charles Boultbee
        Augst 7th 1857

        On the other side is a brightly coloured picture which seems to be of a grape-picking scene near Naples, with Vesuvius in the background, three towers and a boat, and figures of two young women in peasant costume and a young man on a ladder. The children of Harrold and Sarah were:-
        1. John Harrold, born in 1920, married in 1947 Kathleen Marie Jordan who was born in 1920 and died in 1989, as did John Harrold. He was a Sales Representative for Signode Canada Limited, a firm that manufactures steel strappings for transporting large objects. Their children are:-
          1. Nancy Jane, born in 1955, married in 1979 Norman Douglas Byrne. They are living in Ottawa, and have a son and a daughter, Adam and Chelsea.
          2. Jane Elizabeth, born in 1958, lives in Burlington, Ontario. In her youth as a student at Sheridan College, she was an amateur tennis player, and won many awards. By 1979 she had won the Ontario College singles title three years in a row. She is now a Preschool/Senior Program Co-ordinator for the Oakville Family YMCA.
        2. Winnifred Elizabeth, born in 1923, married Eugene Stacey and died in 1985. Her husband died in 1991. Winnifred & Eugene had three sons, David, Paul and Richard.
      2. Sarah Sophia Frances, born in 1887. Her mother died the following year, and Sarah was placed with a relative on her mother's side, the Watson family. Sarah took the surname of Watson. She died in 1973.
    4. Thomas, by trade a shoemaker, born in 1850, married firstly in 1871 Eliza Watson, who was born in 1851 and died in 1899. Their children were:-
      1. Charles, born and died in 1876.
      2. Arthur, born in 1878, married in 1915 Martha Sutch, née Battersby, born 1876. Arthur emigrated to America in 1910 with his father and his father's second wife (see below) and died in 1969 in Nevada, U.S.A. Arthur and Martha's only child,
        1. Evelyn, was born in 1916. She married in 1942 Joseph Egerton Bunker who was born in 1909 and died in 1977. Evelyn is a retired nurse, and lives in Las Vegas, U.S.A. She has one son, Michael Kent Bunker, who also lives in Las Vegas.
      3. Charles Harry, born 1880, died 1952, married in 1900 his first wife Alice Waring, born 1877, died 1937. He married secondly in 1939 Mabel Rowland. His children by his first wife were:-
        1. Fanny, born and died in 1901.
        2. Edith Eliza, born and died in 1904.
        3. Alice, born in 1905, married in 1925 Thomas H. Middleton.
        4. Thomas, born in 1911, married in 1934 Agnes I. M. Kirby.
        5. Arthur, born in 1915, married in 1937 Celia C. M. Woodward. Their children are:-
          1. Michael A., born in 1939, married firstly in 1962 Valerie Bark. Their children are:-
            1. Sally A., born in 1963, married in 1989.
            2. Tracy J., born in 1965, married in 1989 Simon H. Eyley.
            3. Michelle Ruth, born in 1969.
            4. Mandy Louise, born in 1972.Michael A. married secondly in 1975 June I. Chapman.
          2. Colin, born in 1944, married in 1965 Jill A. Hinsley. Their children are:-
            1. Tina, born in 1970.
            2. Marie, born in 1975.
          3. Robert, born in 1946, married in 1971 Margaret A. Vallely.
          4. Cynthia A., born and died in 1952.
          5. Andrew, born in 1961, married in 1985 Maxine Burton. Their children are:-
            1. Charlotte Louise, born in 1989.
            2. Georgia Rebecca, born in 1991.
      4. Frances, born in 1882, married in 1899 Harry Moss. They lived in New Zealand, and had three children: Wallace, now deceased, Doris, living in Auckland, N.Z. and Gladys, living in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia. Frances died in 1974.
      5. Watson, born and died in 1884.
      6. Elizabeth, born in 1886, died 1969, married in 1904 ------ Humphries. We here revert to Thomas above (born 1850). He married secondly in 1905, Maria Payne, née Gotheridge, who was born in 1876 and died in 1934 in Hotchkiss, Colorado, U.S.A. She had five sons and three daughters by her first marriage who all emigrated to America with her and Thomas in 1910. Thomas died in 1928 in Somerset, Colorado.
    5. Jackson, born in 1853, married in 1879 Louisa Orme. They had one son, Charles Orme, who was born and died in 1880. Jackson died in 1901.
    6. Charles, a shoemaker, was born in 1856 and died in 1874.
    7. Benjamin, born in 1859, married in 1887 Bertha Waldram who was born in 1865 and died in 1935. Benjamin died in Derby in 1951. According to Bertie Harrold, at one time they lived at Breedon, Leicestershire, where Benjamin worked in the Breedon lime kilns. It will be recalled that Breedon Hill is a limestone escarpment, now extensively quarried, which it must have been for a long time. Nichol's "Leicestershire" recorded lime kilns at Breedon in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. (Nichol's final volume was published in 1811). Benjamin and Bertha's children were:
      1. Benjamin Charles, born in 1887 and died in 1945, married in 1918 Bertha Gadsby, who was born in 1889 and died in 1929. They had one daughter, Cicely Annie, born in 1923. Benjamin Charles married secondly in 1933 Mary L. Buck.
      2. George, born in 1889.
      3. Annie Elizabeth, born in 1891, married in 1920, at Breedon, William Cecil Chedgey. They had two children, Daphne Roberta born 1922, and Donald Percy born 1928.
      4. Nellie, born in 1894, married in 1918 William H. Harris, and secondly in 1920, at Breedon, Harry Clarke. Nellie & Harry had one daughter Bertha born 1921.
      5. Gertrude, born in 1899, married in 1925, at Breedon, Victor B. Seal. They had one daughter, Margaret Christine, born 1926.
    8. Joseph, born in 1865, married in 1888 Alice Elizabeth Hicklin, born in 1867, and died in 1934. Joseph died in 1952. Their children were:-
      1. Alice Ann, born in 1892, married in 1925 Percy Martin. Alice Ann, in a series of letters in the late 1960s to Walter Richard Pownall Boultbee (discoverer of this branch) provided much information on many members of it. She was a dress-maker, with a clientele among the village ladies.
      2. George Joseph, a fitter, born in 1899, married in 1931 Mabel Laurine Hitchcock who was born in 1903, and died in 1953. George Joseph died in 1978. They had one son:-
        1. Donald Eric, born in 1932, married in 1957 Margaret Ellen Houlston. Donald has had a career with Smith, Kline & French, an international pharmaceutical firm, and has had management postings in France and the United States. At present, Donald is approaching retirement. Their children are:-
          1. Paul J. H., born in 1963.
          2. Samantha J. H., born in 1965.
  5. Joseph, born in 1819, married in 1839 Mary Turner, who was born in 1821 and died in 1885. Joseph, who died in 1888, was a man of parts - he had been a bricklayer, a coal miner, and a greengrocer at various stages of his life. Their children were:-
    1. Frances, who was born and died in 1840.
    2. Charles, born in 1841, married in 1869 Hannah -----, who was born in 1842 and died in 1875. They had one son George Henry, who was born in 1873and died in 1875. Charles married secondly in 1884 his first cousin Elizabeth Boultbee and died in 1924.
    3. A son who was born and died in 1843.
    4. Elizabeth, who was born in 1844 at Clay Cross, Derby. At the time of the 1881 Census she was recorded as a dairymaid for a private house in Tibshelf, Derbyshire, and by the 1891 Census was a domestic servant in Derby.
    5. Benjamin, born in 1845 married firstly in 1873 Jane Hoyland who was born in 1853 and died in 1887. Their children were:-
      1. Joseph, born in 1875, an iron moulder, married in 1903 and died in 1905.
      2. Fred, born in 1877. He worked on the railways, and was a signalman at Botany Bay Level Crossing, living beside it.
      3. Sarah Ann, born in 1879, married in 1898.
      4. Elizabeth, born in 1881, married in 1902.Benjamin married secondly Elizabeth Lowe, a widow, who was born in 1843and died in 1897 as did Benjamin. He had been a coal miner and a beer house-keeper.
    6. Mary Ann, born in 1847 and died in 1848.
    7. John, born in 1849, and died in 1851.
    8. Ann, born in 1852, married in 1871 Edward Thorpe, a joiner, who was born in 1849.
    9. Joseph, born in 1854, died in 1900 unmarried.
    10. Alfred, was born and died in 1856.
    11. Frances, born in 1857, married in 1876 John Brown, born in 1853.
    12. John William, a coal miner, was born in 1860.
    13. Eliza, a dressmaker, was born in 1862. At the time of the 1891 Census she was keeping house for her bachelor brother Joseph.
  6. Elizabeth, born in 1822.
  7. Benjamin, born in 1824, married in 1849 Jane Mawkes and died in 1856. Their children were:-
    1. Joseph, born in 1852, married in 1884 Annie, a widow with three children. She was born in Ireland in 1854 and died in 1913. Joseph's children by Annie were:-
      1. Dinah, born in 1884.
      2. Margaret, born in 1887.
      3. Eliza, was born in 1892 and died in 1893.
      Joseph was a coal-carter and shopkeeper and died in 1907.
    2. Frances, born in 1852 (twin to Joseph) died in 1865.
    3. Benjamin, born in 1854, married in 1875 Margaret, who was born in 1857 and died in 1936. Benjamin died in 1933. He was a miner. Their children were:-
      1. Joseph Edward, who was born in 1876 and died in 1952.
      2. Frances Ann, who was born and died in 1877.
    4. Charles, born in 1856, died in 1859.
  8. Frances, born in 1826, died in 1918. At the time of the 1851, 1871 and 1881 Censuses she was a cook in private households in the Derby/Leicester area and recorded as "Fanny" not Frances.

Chapter XIX -- The Children of Thomas Boultbee and Elizabeth Wair Their Descendants
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