Category Archives: Crabb

Revisiting the life of Major Peter Boulton, gunsmith (1665 – 1743)

Following on from my recent posts about Elizabeth Boulton, Thomas Boulton, and Captain Richard Boulton, I’ve decided to revisit what we know about their brother, Peter Boulton, in the hope that this might throw further light on the questions still … Continue reading

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The two Captain Richard Boultons: an uncle and nephew in the service of the East India Company

In my continuing quest for information about the Boulton family, I’ve been trying to sort out what we know about two men, an uncle and a nephew, both of whom served as sea captains with the East India Company – … Continue reading

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Looking for the Boultons: gunmakers and goldsmiths in late seventeenth-century London

Recently I’ve been exploring the life of my ancestor Elizabeth Boulton and her connection with the ancient and illustrious Littleton family of Worcestershire. Elizabeth was the sister of Captain Richard Boulton of the East India Company (died 1737) and Major … Continue reading

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The Forrests of Fladbury

My maternal 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest was a haberdasher at Little Tower Hill, London, in the second half of the seventeenth century. What do we know about his origins? We don’t for sure when Thomas was born, but … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Boulton and the Littleton family

My recent work on the life of Henry Crabb Boulton (1709 – 1773), Member of Parliament and East India Company director, has re-awakened my interest in the Boulton and Forrest families of London and Worcestershire. Henry Crabb Boulton’s great grandparents … Continue reading

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The heirs of Henry Crabb Boulton (and the Jane Austen connection)

In my last post I summarised what I’ve been able to discover about Henry Crabb Boulton (1709 – 1773), the politician and leading figure of the East India Company who was a distant relative of mine. In this post, I … Continue reading

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Henry Crabb Boulton (1709 – 1773)

In the last post I promised to summarise what I’ve been able to discover about Henry Crabb Boulton, the East India Company director and Member of Parliament, who (according to Ancestry) was my 3rd cousin 8 x removed. In this … Continue reading

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