A Boulton family timeline

To assist me in my continuing attempt to piece together the story of the Boulton family, who were connected to my Forrest ancestors by marriage, I’ve drawn up a timeline of events in the family’s history, in the second half of the seventeenth century and the first half of the eighteenth. Contemporary historical events are in italics, and dates and names about which there’s still some uncertainty are accompanied by a question mark (?)

Church of All Hallows Barking, London

Church of All Hallows Barking, London

1660               Restoration of monarchy

(?) William Boulton marries Alice Forrest 

1661               (?) Birth of Margaret (?), daughter of William and Alice Boulton

1663               (?) Birth of Mary, daughter of William and Alice Boulton

1665               Great Plague of London

Birth of Peter, son of William and Alice Boulton

1666               Great Fire of London 

William Boulton paying tax in Chitterling Alley, All Hallows Barking

1667               (?) Birth of Elizabeth, daughter of William and Alice Boulton

1668               Birth of Thomas, son of William and Alice Boulton

1669               Birth of Richard, son of William and Alice Boulton 

1670

1680 (?)       Margaret (?) Boulton marries Thomas Saunders of Moor, Fladbury

1684               Birth of William, son of Thomas and Margaret (?) Saunders

Thomas Boulton apprenticed as goldsmith

1685               Accession of King James II

1687               Peter Boulton, gunmaker, takes on apprentice Edmund Castle

1688 (?)         King James II deposed; William of Orange seizes throne

Birth of Hester, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (?) Saunders

1686               Elizabeth Boulton marries John Littleton

1690

1691               Peter Boulton marries Elizabeth Bushell of Fladbury at St James

Westminster

1692               (?) Birth of Alice, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Boulton

Thomas Boulton marries Bridget Nutting at St Paul Covent Garden

(?) Death of John Littleton

1694               Elizabeth Littleton née Boulton marries Martin Markland

1695               Peter and Elizabeth Boulton and daughters Alice and Elizabeth living in All

Hallows Barking

William and Alice Boulton living in All Hallows Barking

1697               Birth of Peter, son Martin and Elizabeth Markland

(?) Death of Elizabeth, wife of Peter Boulton

1698               William Forrest of Badsey makes his will

1699               Peter Boulton marries Posthuma Landick at Bath Abbey

1700              Death of William Forrest of Badsey

1701               Birth of Alice, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Markland

1702               Accession of Queen Anne

1703               Birth of Edward, son of Peter and Posthuma Landick

Birth of Richard, son of Thomas and Bridget Boulton

1706 (?)         Grace Saunders marries James Jemblin

1707               Birth of John, son of James and Grace Jemblin

1708               Hester Saunders marries Thomas Crabb at St Benet Pauls Wharf

Peter Boulton and Marklands living in Priest Alley, All Hallows Barking

Birth of Peter Boulton junior

Birth of William, son of Thomas and Bridget Boulton

1709               Birth of Henry, son of Thomas and Hester Crabb

1710               (?) Death of Grace Jemblin née Saunders

1711               James Jemblin marries Mary Yates

1714               George of Hanover crowned George I 

1715               Jacobite rebellion in Scotland

1717               Death of Martin Markland

‘Widow Markland’ living in Priest Alley

Peter Boulton trading as gunsmith in Tower Street

1718               Richard Boulton senior becomes director of East India Company (until 1736) 

1720              (?) Alice, daughter of Peter Boulton, marries Richard Gosfreight

1721               (?) Birth of Mary, daughter of Richard and Alice Gosfreight

1723               Richard Boulton senior becomes member of Committee for Shipping

1725               Alice Markland marries William Bigglestone

1727               Accession of George II

1728               (?) Death of Alice Gosfreight née Boulton

1729               Richard Gosfreight marries Catherine March in Calcutta

1730              Peter Boulton junior gains Masters degree from Magdalen Hall, Oxford

1737               Death of Richard Boulton senior at Crutched Friars, London

1740               Richard Boulton junior makes his will at Perdiswell, Worcester

1743               Death of Peter Boulton in Bath

1745               Jacobite rebellion in Scotland and England   

Death of Richard Boulton junior

1746               Death of Richard Gosfreight at Langtons, Hornchurch

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