Category Archives: Boulton

Captain Richard Gosfreight

The will of Richard Boulton the elder, written in 1737, includes the following statements: I give and bequeath to my Niece Mary Gosfreight daughter of Captain Richard Gosfreight the sum of five hundred pounds of lawfull money […] I give … Continue reading

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James Jemblin, Citizen and Salter of London

In the 1737 will of Captain Richard Boulton the elder we find the following (my emphasis): I give and bequeath to my Nephew John Jamblen the sum of five hundred pounds of like Lawfull money  And in a memorandum to … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of Martin Markland, Navy Board official

In his will of 1698, which I discussed in the previous post, William Forrest of Badsey, brother of my 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest, left ‘my Cozen Elizabeth Markland twenty shillings to buy her a ring’. In an earlier … Continue reading

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Reflections on the will of William Forrest

The last will and testament of William Forrest of Badsey, the brother of my 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest – a transcription of which I shared in the previous post – is a useful source for information about the … Continue reading

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The will of William Forrest of Badsey

I’ve referred so often in recent posts to the will of William Forrest of Badsey, Worcestershire, that I thought it might be a good idea to transcribe it in full. William was the brother of my 9 x great grandfather, … Continue reading

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Major Peter Boulton, Citizen and gunsmith of London

What can we learn about Peter Boulton from his will, and from the wills of his brother Richard Boulton the elder, and his nephew Richard Boulton the younger? We know that Peter was the brother of Richard Boulton senior and … Continue reading

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The will of Peter Boulton of Bath

In this post I’m sharing my transcription of a third will by a member of the Boulton family. A few days ago I wrote about the 1737 will of Richard Boulton the elder, of the parish of St Olave Hart … Continue reading

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New information about the Boulton and Crabb families

In my continuing search for more information about the Boulton family, I’ve come across two interesting and useful pieces of information, though unfortunately I can no longer trace the sources. The first was the revelation that Henry Crabb, who is … Continue reading

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Analysing the will of Captain Richard Boulton Junior

My last post included a transcription of the will of Captain Boulton Esquire Junior, a retired East India Company officer, who died in 1745. In this post I want to discuss what the will tells us about the extended Boulton … Continue reading

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The will of Captain Richard Boulton Junior of Perdiswell, Worcestershire

Three years after the death of his uncle, Richard Boulton the elder, whose will of 1737 I discussed in the previous post, Captain Richard Boulton Junior of  the East India Company made his own last will and testament. It would … Continue reading

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