Category Archives: Markland

Some new sources of information about the Boulton family

At the weekend I discovered two new online sources that confirmed some of my speculations about the Boulton family and their connections with my Forrest ancestors. The first source was a list of London inhabitants ‘within the walls’, compiled in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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