Category Archives: Crabb

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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Edward and Elizabeth Collibee of Bath

Captain Richard Boulton the elder, of the parish of St Olave Hart Street in the City of London, signed and sealed his last will and testament on 9th April 1737. Three days later, he added the following memorandum: Whereas by … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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