, b. ca. 1748, bapt.
9 Jun 1748 10
St Anne, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England; d. abt.
; m. Falmouth,
Cornwall, England 12 Nov 1767 6
, Samuel Groube
chr. 25 Jul 1729 6
Falmouth, Cornwall; d.
Antony, Cornwall, England, son of Thomas Groube and Jane Luscombe who m.
Falmouth, Cornwall 1727 12
, and grandson of Thomas Groube and
Joan James who m. Falmouth 1703 12
. They had four children.
, b. ca. 1749 16
England; d. Aug. 1831 16
, at "Bareppa", Mawnan near
Falmouth, Cornwall, England; m. 14 Sep 1778 6
Mary Williams 4
. They had five children.
, b. ca. 1752 13
d. 3 Feb 1819 13
, at Falmouth, Cornwall, aged 67 years.
He married Elizabeth Haydon
, dau. of the Rev. Thomas Haydon 4
They had seven children.
, b. 1754 England; bapt. 2 Feb 1755 10
Parish of St Anne, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England; d. 28 Jan 1848
at Falmouth, Cornwall, England,
aged 94; m. (1)
1 Jun 1775 6
in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, Lazarus James
chr. 27 Jan 1751 6
Falmouth, Cornwall, England; d. between 1781 and 1791,
son of Erasmus James and Martha; m. (2)
31 July 1754 6
Hilary, John Millett
, bap. 29 May 1759 6
, Saint Hilary,
Cornwall, England; d. 24 Sep 1836 18,
England, bur. 27 Sep 1836 19
St Hilary, son of Robert
Millett (1725-1809) and Anna Tresaddern (or Tresadden) 19
There were three children from the first marriage and two, and perhaps
three, from the second.
, b. ca. 1764 6
Cornwall, England; chr. 12 May 1764 6
8 Sep 1828 14
Barton upon Humber,
near Hull, Yorkshire, England; likely buried private vault St. Mary Magdalene
church graveyard, East Ham, Essex; m. Sarah Morley
of William Morley (1740-1832) of East Ham, Essex. They had four children.
, chr. 10 Mar 1767 6
have died when young OR
been the Thomas Boulderson of Constantine whose
will was probated in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 25 June 1828 15
LDS Church International Genealogical Index (IGI) lists "John
Philips: as baptised at St. Dunstan and All Saints, Stephney
on 8 July 1717 and other parish register extractions have
an older brother named John as dying in Nov. 1716. His baptism
indicates his actual age was 80, or at the most 81 when he
died on Christmas Eve 1797 and not the 82 given in his
obituaries in (1) The Gentleman's Magazine
p. 1071 reading:- DEATHS
: Dec 24, 1797 at his house at
Boswarne, near Falmouth, aged 82, John Boulderson
esq. sen. many years commander of one of his Majesty's
packets on the Falmouth station, and (2) The Times
(London) on 30 Nov 1797, pg 3. reading:- DIED
On the 24th inst. at his house, at Boswarne, near Falmouth,
John Boulderson, the elder, aged 82 years, a well respected
and worthy member of society, and many years Commander of
one of his Majesty's Packets on the Falmouth station".
International Genealogical Index (IGI) date and place of
the John Boulderson to Catherine Smith marriage - source
microfilm title: "Parish registers for St. Katherine by the
Tower's Church London 1584-1964", film #0374460, batch
Death of Catherine Boulderson - Royal Cornwall Gazette,
Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal
Saturday, December 28, 1822 - DIED
- On the 22nd
inst., at her house, Buscarren, in the Parish of Constantine,
Cornwall, in the ninety-ninth year of her age, Mrs. Catherine
Boulderson, relict of the late John Boulderson, Esq. who was
for many years commander of one of H. M. Packets, on the
Falmouth station. A similar notice also appeared in
the Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish
(Exeter, England) and the Hampshire Telegraph
and Sussex Chronicle
. Her 21 Aug 1823 probated will
reference #11/1674, under the name "Katherine" Boulderson,
was available in 2011 for download from the UK National
Archives web site.
Susan E Gay, Old Falmouth,
: The Story of the Town from the Days of the Killigrews
to the Earliest Part of the 19th Century
London, 1903), - in 2011 a 14.1 MB Internet Archive download -
Chapter V. p.p. 197-198 "John Boulderson, of Falmouth, came from
London, and was appointed Commander of the Packet Earl of Halifax
in 1759. He married Catherine Smith
, and their family consisted
of three sons and two daughters. The daughter Catherine married
Samuel, son of Captain Groube, R.N. Of the sons, John succeeded
his father in the Packet Service (appointed as commander in 1772),
and married Mary Williams
. ... William (the second son) was a
merchant of Falmouth, and married Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev.
Thomas Haydon, Rector of Thurlebear, in Somerset ; Combintinhead,
in Devon ; and Piran Uthnoe, in Cornwall ; descended from the
ancient family of Haydon, in Cadhay, in Ottery St. Mary, Devon. Of
this marriage there were two sons, Thomas and Joseph, and two
daughters. Joseph, the third son of John Boulderson, and
Catherine Smith, commanded an East Indiaman, and by his wife,
daughter of Morley, of London, had two sons and two daughters."
(Arms.). Captain Boulderson (the second), born 1741, bought —
or lived at — Bareppa, Mawnan, and died in 1831."
- Among my early memories are visits to Boslowick,
nestling among orchards, with my mother and great-aunt
(Miss Falck), where I remember Mrs. James Bull, nee Tippet,
the widow of the lawyer, — the old lady sitting in the
pretty wainscotted parlour, with white cap and a black velvet
ribbon across her forehead, — and to the Cottage, where
the climbing roses attracted my attention,— then tenanted
by Mr. William Carne and the Bouldersons. (ED. note: the "Arms"
given by the author as source of the genealogy referred to
the records of the College of Arms
2011 the IGI did not have the marriage of Joseph Boulderson
and Margaret Philips listed. An Ancestry.com database
titled: "London, England, Baptisms, Marriages & Burials,
1538-1812" had it listed as being on 5 Nov 1712 at St Paul
church, parish of Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England,
with the occupation of Joseph given as painter.
are as listed in the IGI extracted from the church parish
registers excepting for the burials of Thomas Tanner Boulderson
on 28th Apr 1714, Sarah on 15 Jul 1813 aged 93, Mary on 10 Feb 1723
and Joseph on 26 Nov 1765 and marriage of a Mary on 1854 - being
as given and supported by images from the register, in 2011 at
genealogy web site Ancestry.com in a database titled: "London, England,
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, 1538-1812". The burial register
entry for the 1765 death of Joseph does not have an age.
Archives - Will of John Phillips Boulderson, Constantine, Cornwall
- PROBATE 1798 11/1301 is available for online download from the
UK National Archives.
The Papers of Henry Laurens : October 10, 1771 to April
, (1980, University of South Carolina Press)
in 2011 viewable online
at Google Books
A 10 Oct 1771 H.L. letter to William Cowles
written after a 29 day passage from New York to Falmouth
with four others in the Earl of Halifax Packet
commanded by John Boulderson Jr. - "in order to pay Capt.
Boulderson the commander of the said Packet the Passage
Money for us all, I have this day drawn upon your house
William Cowles & Company for One Hundred Pounds,
payable in ten days sight in London. p. 7.
Falmouth, 12 Oct 1771 ... Capt. Boulderson commander
of the packet introduced us early to an Acquaintance with
his Father, and our Friend Samuel Groube. ... Capt. John
Boulderson, Sr., who had been captain of the Earl of
from 1759 to 1770, lived in Mulberry
Court in Falmouth. Samuel Groube was his son-in-law.
Falmouth had been the home port of the
packets since 1689. ... p. 256.
Please make my
Compliments to Capt. Boulderson Senior, and both your
families. p. 30.
My best Respects and best Wishes
wait on Mrs. Groube and your Dear little Girls, and
I pray you present my Compliments to the elder and
younger Capt. Boulderson. p. 727
Boulderson, John, Jr. (VII, 558), 1, 7, 9, 30, 183.
Boulderson, John Sr. (VII, 558) 7, 30, 183, 246. Groube,
Catherine (Boulderson) (III, 558n) 30, 160. Groube, Samuel
of Falmouth (V, 66-2),5, 8, 7, 170,181,356; letters to
28, 181, 266, 530
The above cited letters of Henry Laurens establish John
Sr. (1717-1797) became commander of a Falmouth stationed
packet in 1759 and by 1771 his son John (1749-1831) had
taken over from him as commander of the packet that was
then the Earl of Halifax
. As a contemporary and
virtually first person record, 1770 for John IIs assumption
of the command of the packet is preferred to the date of
1772 given in Susan Gay's 1903 published history of Falmouth.
The date John IIs son John III (1779-1838) took over as
the packet commander is thought likely to have been 1800
but the year is not precisely known. John I died in 1797
and, as a prominent Falmouth and that part of Cornwall
identity, his death likely would have been reported
in a local newspaper as well as a noted brief obituary in
the monthly published Gentleman's Magazine
of London. Thus a four years later report
in the 14 May 1801 issue of Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
(Exeter, England) that "on Monday the Duke of Cumberland
packet, Boulderson Jnr, is expected to arrive Falmouth
from New York and Halifax" can be taken to have meant that
the John Boulderson Jnr. then in the command not John II
but his son John Boulderson III . Four years earlier in
1797, no doubt in order to gain a wider maritime experience
than just serving on the family packet under his father,
before assuming command of the packet John III was noted
in 1797 as 4th Mate on an East Indiaman Marquis of Landsdowne
under his uncle Captain Joseph Bouldenson. That John III
had followed in his father and his
grandfather's footsteps as a Packet commander is also
established by an announcement in the October 27, 1837
issue of the Cornwall Royal Gazette, Falmouth Packet
and Plymouth Journal
of the marriage in India of John
III's eldest son John Carne Boulderson that stated he
was the son of Capt. Boulderson
of Falmouth, and
by the newspaper obituary of John IIIs youngest son
George Edward who moved to Australia in the early 1840s
where he was merchant until his death in 1853. His obituary
in the 7 July 1853 issue of Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser
(Exeter) read -
Deaths - March 1853, at Sydney, New South Wales, of rapid
consumption, George Boulderson Esq. merchant, youngest
son of the late Captain Boulderson
Image of parish baptism register entry - in 2011 at Ancestry.com
in a database titled: London. England, Baptisms, Marriages and
. Father John's occupation was given as
of Samuel Groube Merchant Antony, Cornwall, England - probated
1785 (# Prob 11/1136) held by and available online from the National
dated 26 Jan 2002 to Rootsweb Cornish-L mail list from Helene
Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal
Saturday, 6 Feb 1819 - At Falmouth, on Wednesday last, after a
lingering illness, Mr. Wm. Boulderson, merchant, aged 67, a truely
loved and upright man.
The Morning Post
(London), Friday, September 12, 1828 Died -
on Monday, the 8th September, Capt. Joseph Boulderson, Master Attendant
to the Hon. East India Company. Also a similar notice in - The
(London) of Friday, September 12, 1828. A day
earlier 11 Sept 1828 report in The Morning Post
death, reported under the incorrect surname of Rashworth, read:-
"AWFULL DEATH. - On Monday last, as - RASHWORTH, Esq, aged 64,
was in the act of putting his gun to his shoulder, he fell down
and expored instantaneously. Mr. Rashworth had lef this family
near Hull but a short time before in excellent health, for
Barton upon Humber, where he intended to enjoy the amusement
of partridge shooting. The deceased, who was univerally respected,
we understood held a high situation at East India House.
Will of Thomas Boulderson of Constantine, Cornwall, England
probated 1828 (#Prob 11/1741) held by and available online from
the National Archives.
age at birth calculated from the age of 82 at August 1831
death as given in obituary in the Royal Cornwall
Gazette, Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal
of 13 Aug
1831 worded - "Died At Berreppa, Mawnan, John Boulderson, Esq.
aged 82, for many years a commander in the packet service and
one of the younger brethren of the Trinity Board".
Cornwall Royal Gazette, Falmouth Packet and Plymouth Journal
(Truro), 11 Feb 1848 - DEATHS - At Upper Killigrew-street,
Falmouth, on Friday, the 28th January, Mrs Mary Millett, daughter
of the late John Phillips Boulderson, Esq. of Boswarren, in the parish
of Constantine, in this counrty, aged 94. (i.e. born 1754).
Royal Gazette, Falmouth Packet and Plymouth Journal" (Truro),
30 Sep 1836 - DIED At Marazion, after a long illness,
Mr. John Millett, aged 77 years. (i.e. born 1759)
2011 advice from Tony Millett of New Zealand, author of
Millett family biographical and genealogy notes at: http://tonymillett.tripod.com/biographies.html
of British Vessels captured by the Americans after the
Declaration of War on 17 June 1812 stated quote - "Philadephia,
Aug. 21 arrived at this port Privateer schooner Gov. McKean
Lucet, from a cruise and brought in with her the British Packet
, Capt. Boulderson (this is the Gentleman
who fired upon Washington Morton off the hook), taken the 9th
inst. in Lat. 24.48, Long. 63.8, bound from Martinico for
Falmouth, having 18 guns & 36 men. Had on board the Governor,
Paymaster, & Collector of Demerara.
Diary of the American Revolution : From Newspapers and Original
Documents, VOL. I
, published New York, 1859. p. 291.
Alfred Scoville, The old merchants of New York City : Volume I
(1863) pp. 355-356.
photograph appearing here is of "Busvarren" as it was named in 2003.
It was taken by and provided courtesy of Sally Jeffery. While not an
absolute certainty it is thought to be the house whose name was
variously rendered in Boulderson obituaries and wills as -
"Boswarne" in 1797, "Buscarren" in 1822, "Boswarren" in 1848, and
"Buswarren" in 1827. The most accurate spelling is thought to be the
"Buswarren" in the will of son Joseph Boulderson (1764-1828).
His will also had "Barappa" as the spelling of name of the house of his
brother John Boulderson II (1749-1831).
date submitted by an LDS Church member.