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  1. #11
    Oh just ignore above Jay. I should have re-read opening post re FMP

    Have been looking. Elusive is the word.


  2. #12
    Following on from that 1855 census, there is an unsourced tree on Ancestry that has the son as Charles Robert Boulter born 6 Nov 1852 New York baptised 25 Nov 1852 New York, parents Charles Boulter & Jane Wainwright.

    It then has Jane marrying Israel Ottolangui 4 Nov 1857 at Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Mass & then dying from an abscess 7 Nov 1858 at the Massachusetts Hospital, Boston. It also attributes another child to her, Abraham Ottolangui Langley in 1856??

  3. #13
    Looking at the record for Charles Gapp Boulter in the UK Apprentices Indentured in the Merchant Navy, the date in the column 'date indenture expires' column has been crossed out and there is a note that appears to say that he has 'run'. The ship was the Prince Oscar and he was apprenticed to James Hutchinson Lawson. Google tells me the ship was a brigg, built 1842 Sunderland and registered to JH Lawson & Co of South Shields.

  4. #14
    Thanks, Carolyn, Vera and Teasie.

    I'd seen both the apprenticeship record and seaman's register for Charles Gapp Boulter on FMP and also two similiar records for a Charles GAPP (no Boulter) with a different seaman number, different dates for events and different pob. But BOTH sets of records had the same date of birth. I strongly suspect they are for the same person - the boys were recorded with the surname GAPP in 1851 census, when they were in the workhouse.

    I have no idea whether or not the 1855 USA record is for the same person - it was the occupation "mariner," place of birth England and an approximately correct year of birth which caught my attention. I was hoping to locate a possible marriage record for Charles senior, or a death record, or something which recorded his place of birth or name of his father.
    No great worry as this is a parallel family history line. My 6Xgt gdfather married twice. I am descended from the second marriage; a clean living, ordinary and rather boring line of labourers. The only surviving son from the first marriage married into a Quaker family - they were literate, were in trade, had a comfortable lifestyle and some led very interesting lives. The Gapp Boulters belonged to this line and I have greatly enjoyed unearthing lots of information about this "second" family. I'm trying to fill in a few gaps, tie up the loose ends and then draw a line under my "Quaker lot."

    I've only just recovered from my lengthy "struggles" with my Irish RC cohort and was hoping for something a bit easier to un-tease. But how wrong can one be?

    Janet in Yorkshire

    Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Ampthill, Beds
    I wonder why Joseph was baptised in Kennington when they were living in Brighton?

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by cbcarolyn View Post
    I wonder why Joseph was baptised in Kennington when they were living in Brighton?
    It was the family home area of Joseph senior, where his parents and some of his brothers still lived. I think his wife was also from that area - I suspect it was work which took him to Brighton.

    Last edited by Janet in Yorkshire; 21-05-19 at 21:19.
    Janet in Yorkshire

    Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree


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