Post by excitymouse on Jun 19, 2018 5:24:52 GMT -5
Hi. Looking for any information on Boase/Boas family members wherever they may be. To add to extensive existing database. I am always happy to hear from anyone connected to the Boase surname however remotely and very happy to help untangle which William, Henry or Thomas is the one in your family. I have an ever growing collection of information gathered over the past 30+ years so the chances are your Boase ancestor is in there somewhere.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 19, 2018 13:48:26 GMT -5
HI! And Welcome to the site.
Any contributions will be most welcome so please involve yourself in any threads of interest - I am sure there are more than a couple of Boase dilemmas still floating around. And also please post any queries you may have and others here will try to help.
Hi Cornish Terrier, I am looking for my ancestors the Osborne family who lived in the Penzance area I have Richard Osborne who married Sarah Richards and they lived on a farm called Westmoor in St Buryan but I am trying to find out who where Richards parents and their parents etc going back as far as I can any help would be most gratefully recieved. Thanks cross1
Post by Cornish Terrier on May 12, 2019 14:09:22 GMT -5
HI cross1 and Welcome to the site.
This Richard Osborne might take some sorting out. Several years ago I was trying to sort out Osborn(e)s with links to Zennor so I do have Richard in my database but without parents. The problem with him is that he was born sometime around 1803 at Sancreed yet there appears to be no baptism for him in that Parish. It is most likely he is one of two or three Richard Osborns baptized in the neighbouring Parish of Madron and at that time the Vicar only recorded the names of the father's when entering baptisms in the register. I have at least two Richard Osborns born around the same time so sorting out which of them belongs to which baptism is where we have the problem. A further hurdle to overcome here is that one of those baptisms was for an illegitimate child so getting beyond that point might also be somewhat of a challenge.
I suggest you add a post in the St Buryan forum and we can work on it from there.
Hi I am looking for Jane Ann Bennett nee Boase. Bapt 8/10/1779 Madron dau of William Boase. married John Bennett by licence 30/10/1806 at Redruth.
There are too many William Boase’s in the parish records to determine which is her father. It could be William Boase & Alice Michell M 16/5/1777 Madron but others have her down as dau of William Boase and Thomasin Berryman.
Jane Ann Bennett had a daughter Catherine Boase Bennett. I can see that there is a Catherine Boase born to William in Madron 18/5/1778. perhaps she named her dau after a sister?
Post by spikeharwood on May 23, 2020 0:52:45 GMT -5
I'm leaning towards Alice Michell. William and Thomasin were married ten years earlier in St Buryan and three children are baptised there the last in 1773. We then have a gap until the next baptism at Madron in 1778 the year after William and Alice are married. Good luck working out this William's father. Unfortunate that Madron did not record the mother's name.
Post by Cornish Terrier on May 23, 2020 6:12:59 GMT -5
I have Jane Ann as daughter of William Boase and Alice Michell. As Spike said - William and Thomasine had three known children all baptized at St Buryan between 1769 and 1773. Although not quite 100% certain about Jane's placement I think it is worth noting 2 points:-
1. ALL children of William (and Alice) up to 1784 were baptized at Penzance which was William's abode at the time of marriage. (The OPC records show baptism place as Madron but this is incorrect) 2. In the period 1770-1784 there were just three William Boase families baptizing children - William and Thomasine at St Buryan from 1769-1773, William (and Alice) at Penzance 1778-1784 and William and Joan at Ludgvan (1781).
But I have just noticed something even more compelling!
Between 1737 and 1823 there is just ONE William Boase marriage in the OPC records where the wife was named ALICE!! and this is Alice Michell. Even more noteworthy than this is the fact that you have stated Jane Ann Boase was married at Redruth thus making the following two baptisms very, very interesting!
4th September 1785 - William son of Wm and Alice Boase baptized at REDRUTH 17th June 1787 - Sally daughter of Willm. and Alice Boase baptized at REDRUTH
These baptisms suggest that William and Alice Boase relocated to Redruth about 1784/5 and they also provide a possible link to the marriage of Jane Ann Boase at Redruth.
One more item - I can only find one possible burial for William Boase who was baptized at Penzance in 1781. As another William was baptized at Redruth in 1785 there should be a burial prior to then although it must be remembered that entries are sometimes lost due to damage to the registers and sometimes they were simply omitted for one reason or another. For that reason I would treat the following as a 'possibility' only even though it does seem the most likely:-
William son of [Doctor] William Boase buried 22nd March 1783 at Redruth (the bracketed entry in italics is apparently taken from the Bishops Transcripts)
I have checked the OPC records for another possible William Boase (Bose/Boas/Boaz etc.) between 1750 and 1785 and not been able to find one so this scenario does look encouraging. If this is the son of William and Alice it would mean that they spent some time in Redruth during 1783 but returned to Madron in 1784 when son John was baptized before returning again to Redruth.