The Boult Family - The Story

Home
Feedback
Law
McDonald
Brian
McMenemy
Roe
Taylor
Boult
Table of Contents
Hints:

Where I have found relevant birth certificates or marriage certificates, I have provided a link which will display a transcript of the certificate. (Watch for the word "born" or "married" being indicated as a link).


Contact:

Can you fill in any further details?

To comment or to  provide additional information, please email me using the link below.

Andy McMenemy


Page views since 12th Sept. 2004:

Hit Counter

 

Outline Tree History Census

Minnie Boult who married Charles Taylor in 1922 was one of the children of George Edwin Boult and Amy Hurved. We pick up the Boult family in 1784.

First Generation

John Bolt is the earliest member of the family I have traced so far. John was born in Aylesbeare, Devon in 1784. When he grew up he became the blacksmith in nearby East Budleigh. John married Juliana from Venn Ottery (another small local hamlet).

John and Juliana had three children that we know of: Elizabeth, Herman, and Willimina. One suspects that Juliana may be of foreign extraction due to the unusual names chosen for the children. However, there is no evidence of this at the moment.

Second Generation

Herman Boult was born in East Budleigh, Devon in 1818. He was married to Maria. They spent the early part of their life in East Budleigh. At some point prior to 1851 (probably in the 1830s) they moved to Heavitree. The 1851 Census shows the family at 11 Parkfield Place, Heavitree. Herman was working as a Farm labourer.

By the time of the 1881 census he was a General Labourer.


Third Generation

Herman and Martha had eight or nine children (that we know of) Henry John(1836). George P.(1838), Walter H.J.(1841), Allendo P.(1844), Harriett B.(1846), Herman Thomas(1849), Thomas(?), Stanley (1854), and Edwin (1862). It is not clear at present whether Herman Thomas, and Thomas were two separate children or the same person. All of the children were born in Heavitree.

At the time of the 1851 Census, George was working as a Baker's servant. Walter, at the age of 10, was a Dairyman's servant and agricultural labourer. Allendo was 7, and she was still at school.

According to the 1881 Census Stanley and Edwin were both general labourers.

We donít know exactly when or where Thomas was born, though it's reasonable to assume he was born in Heavitree.

He left Devon for the New World in the early 1870ís. He met and married another Devonian, Ruth Herbena Farrant (from East Budleigh). In 1874 they had a daughter Minnie, and in 1876 they had a son George Edwin, born in Fall River, Massachusetts. Thomas and Herbena then disappear from the records.

The Farrant line can be traced back to the early 1700s in East Devon.

Descendants of Thomas Farrant

1 Thomas Farrant b: ? d: ?
. +Elizabeth (Farrant) b: ? m: ? d: ?
... 2 Mary Farrant b: 16 October 1738 East Budleigh d: ?
... 2 Hannah Farrant b: 21 May 1740 East Budleigh d: ?
... 2 Thomas Farrant b: 30 April 1744 East Budleigh d: ?
... 2 Joseph Farrant b: 4 January 1748/49 East Budleigh d: ?
...... +Joan Bedford b: ? m: 10 March 1779 East Budleigh d: ?
........ 3 Joseph Farrant b: 19 December 1779 East Budleigh d: ?
........... +Mary Gatten b: 1788 Upottery m: 17 October 1803 East Budleigh d: ? Occupation: Lace Maker
............. 4 Joseph Farrant b: 19 June 1805 Occupation: Farm servant
............. 4 John Farrant b: 1 October 1815 East Budleigh d: ? Occupation: Farm labourer
................ +Elizabeth Bolt b: 1814 East Budleigh m: 2 May 1837 East Budleigh d: ?
.................. 5 Ebenezer Farrant b: 23 July 1837 Knowle, East Budleigh, Devon
.................. 5 Ruth Herbena Farrant b: 1838 East Budleigh d: 1878 St Thomas
..................... +Thomas Boult b: ? Heavitree, Devon m: Abt. 1873 USA d: 1878 Occupation: Labourer
.................. 5 Marwood Edwyn Farrant b: 20 November 1842 East Budleigh d: ?
.................. 5 Julia Wilmot Farrant b: 27 April 1845 East Budleigh d: ? Occupation: 1881 Lace Dealer
............. 4 James Farrant b: 4 January 1818 East Budleigh d: ?
............. 4 Mary Ann Farrant b: 1821 Budleigh, Devon Occupation: Lace Maker
............. 4 Francis Farrant b: 20 March 1825 East Budleigh d: ? Occupation: Labourer
................ +Charlotte Clyst b: 1822 Topsham, Devon m: 13 March 1842 East Budleigh d: ? Occupation: Lace Maker
.................. 5 Louisa Maria Farrant b: 22 May 1842 Knowle, East Budleigh, Devon d: ? Occupation: Sprig maker
.................. 5 George Edwin Farrant b: 31 March 1844 d: ?
.................. 5 Harriet Farrant b: 5 April 1846
.................. 5 William Henry Farrant b: 14 August 1848
.................. 5 Georgiana Farrant b: 29 March 1850
.................. 5 Rose Arbenia Farrant b: 19 May 1861 East Budleigh d: ?
........ 3 John Farrant b: 19 January 1783 East Budleigh d: ?
........ 3 Elizabeth Farrant b: 28 November 1784 East Budleigh d: ?
........ 3 Mary Farrant b: 4 March 1787 East Budleigh d: ?
........ 3 Henry Farrant b: 27 January 1789 East Budleigh d: ?
........ 3 Martha Farrant b: 18 March 1792 East Budleigh d: ?

 


Fourth Generation

George Edwin Boult was living back in Devon with his grandparents at 9 Park Street, Heavitree by 1881 when the census was taken. His elder sister Minnie is living with her aunt Julia Farrant in East Budleigh.

We have to assume that Thomas and Arbenia had sent them home while they went to seek their fortune, or that they had died. (Certainly by the time George Edwin married, Thomas was "deceased").

George Edwin Boult stayed on, became a journeyman carpenter and in 1898 married Amy Hurved. They had an extensive family. George Edwin died in November 1957.

The Hurved (or Hurvid) family came from Sandford, in Devon. We can trace them back to the late 1700s, to John Hurvid.

Descendants of John Hurvid

1 John Hurvid b: ? d: ?
. +Mary Hanford b: ? m: 22 April 1792 Sandford, Devon d: ?
... 2 Sarah Hurvid b: 3 February 1793 Sandford, Devon d: ?
... 2 John Hurvid b: 21 June 1795 Sandford, Devon d: ?
...... +Ann Boyring b: ? m: 29 July 1821 Sandford, Devon d: ?
........ 3 Eliza Hurvid b: 20 May 1827
........ 3 John Hurvid b: 22 November 1835
... 2 William Hurvid b: 17 February 1797 Sandford, Devon d: ?
...... +Elizabeth (Hurvid) b: ? m: ? d: ?
........ 3 George Hurvid b: 1 August 1825
........ 3 John Hurvid b: 7 July 1828
... 2 Samuel Hurvid b: 1801 Sandford, Devon d: ? Occupation: Farmer
...... +Mary Ewings b: 1 May 1796 Sandford, Devon m: 16 April 1826 Sandford, Devon d: 3 May 1876 Sandford, Devon
........ 3 Ann Hurvid b: 22 October 1826 d: ?
........ 3 Elias Hurvid b: 26 December 1828 d: ?
........ 3 Harriett Hurvid b: 16 October 1831 d: ?
........ 3 Eliza Hurvid b: 29 June 1834 d: ?
........ 3 Samuel Hurvid b: 2 April 1837 Sandford, Devon d: ?
........ 3 George Hurvid b: 18 January 1840 Sandford, Devon d: ? Occupation: 1881 Plasterer and Mason
........... +Rebecca Clements b: 1841 Heavitree, Devon m: 9 March 1865 Parish Church, Kenton, Devon d: ?
............. 4 George Hurved b: 1868 Heavitree, Devon d: ?
............. 4 Alice M Hurved b: 1876 Wonford, Devon d: ?
............. 4 Amy Hurved b: 1879 Heavitree, Devon d: Bef. 1957 Devon
................ +George Edwin Boult b: 17 September 1876 Fall River, Massachusetts, USA m: 2 January 1898 The Register Office, Exeter d: 24 November 1957 Devon Occupation: 1901 Carpenter
........ 3 James Hurved b: 1845 Sandford, Devon d: ?
........... +Eliza (Hurved) b: 1846 m: ? d: ?
............. 4 Emma Hurved b: 1872 Sandford, Devon d: ?
............. 4 William H Hurved b: 1875 Upton Hellions, Devon d: ?
............. 4 Fred Hurved b: 1879 Sandford, Devon d: ?
............. 4 Lewis Hurved b: 1880 Sandford, Devon d: ?
........ 3 Daniel Hurvid b: 1847
........ 3 Henry Hurvid b: ? d: ?

 

 


Fifth Generation

George Edwin and Amyís children were Minnie (1899), Ronald, Leslie, Alfred, Ernest (1905-1999), Emily, Amy, Walter, Thomas, Stanley John, George.

minnie.jpg (7550 bytes)(Minnie Boult)

Minnie was born in 1899 and married Charles Taylor and that story youíve read already.

Ernest married Florence and had three children. They lived at Meadow Way in Heavitree where he was an Ambulance Driver and Florence was a nurse.

Emily married George Bartlett. They had two children Michael and Eileen.

Amy married Frank Milford. They had one child Dennis.

We donít know anything about any of the other brothers and sisters.


Sixth Generation

Ernest and Florenceís children were Ray, Terence, and Brian. Unfortunately Ray died aged about 38, and Terence died at 40.

Brian is hale and hearty living in Courtenay Gardens, Alphington where he is a hairdresser.

Last Modified: 10/10/2004 15:41