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29-04-19, 13:35

Does anyone want to look for John Bosher (also spelt Boshier sometimes) on the 1841/51 census please and for a birth?

B. abt 1765 East Hendred/Wantage, Berkshire area according to the hint on Ancestry!?

Married Mary Fuller 1787 in East Hendred, Berkshire.

I think he died 1853, (Wantage, Berkshire registration).

Thanks :)

29-04-19, 17:57
The John Bosher who died in 1853, Wantage was 75, so born c1778.

There is a burial of a John Bosher at East Hendred on 12 Mar 1792 (died 9 Mar), but no age given. When/where is your last confirmed evidence of him being alive?

29-04-19, 18:10
On FMP Berks baptisms

John Bosier b 1768, bap 1769
Father Richard, mother Mary


Have removed 1841/1851 as ages way out for marriage date

29-04-19, 18:23
Assuming they stayed in East Hendred there is also a burial on 16 Dec 1835 of John Boshier aged 88 and 1 Nov 1819 Mary Boshier aged 54.

If this is 'your' John then he would have been quite a bit older than Mary and she could possibly be a second wife.

They married by Licence, have you obtained a copy to see what it says?

It's quite a common name in that area, albeit with various spellings, so I think you need to be more certain about his age before you can go looking for a baptism.

EDIT: The marriage record (transcript) says it was by consent of HIS mother, which would have made him under 21. I really think you need to see the original images rather than transcripts.

29-04-19, 18:29
Putting 1851 FMP back in. May help to eliminate 1853 death

John Bosher Head Widower 74 Gen Servant
Richard Son 48 Ag Lab
Catherine 48 Dil
William 10 g/son
Edward 7 g/son
All born Lockinge, Wantage

Living Lockinge, Wantage


29-04-19, 18:59
For info
Berks marriages FMP

John Bosier OTP E Hendred
Married by licence 04/04/1787 with consent of mother
At St Peter & St Paul, ?Wantage
Mary Fuller
Both signed x
Witnesses Laur. Whitfield, John Hulcup

04-05-19, 11:08
Thanks Ladies, I'll have a good look at this info. later today when I have more time :)