Category Archives: Forrest

The Boulton family: what we do we know?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been tracing the connections between my Forrest ancestors and the Boulton family. Here is a summary of what I think we now know about these two families.  First generation Some time in the early- … Continue reading

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Mystery solved: the identity of Elizabeth Collibee

I’ve solved the mystery of Elizabeth Collibee’s identity. In yesterday’s post, I reported that I’d found the person whom Captain Richard Boulton the elder describes, in a memorandum to his will of 1737, as ‘my Niece Collibye’. She was Elizabeth, … 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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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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