William Henry (“Harry”) BOYCE

Male 1867 - 1911  (~ 14 years)    Has 2 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William Henry (“Harry”) BOYCE 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Mar Q 1867  Rotherhithe, Surrey, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the censues: 1881 census where shown as William, aged 13. Shown as Harry in the 1871 census. Birthplace given as Bermondsey in 1881, Rotherhithe in 1871.
      GRO ref: Boyce, William Henry q1 1867 Bermondsey RD 1d 87; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Wood
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1881 and 1911 
    • * Probable death * GRO ref: Boyce, William Henry q1 1886 aged 18 Strand RD 1b 500a
      (the only death of a William H* of the right age in the death registration index for England and Wales,, 1881-1911)

      It was clearly NOT this William Henry who married Isabella Clara JUPP in 1892 (PR entry on the LMA collection on Ancestry shows he was the son of a John BOYCE)
      NOR the Wm Henry who married Emma Eliza TOWNSEND in 1897 (census entries show he was the son of William D and Mary A BOYCE) 
    Person ID I25433  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 

    Father Henry George BOYCE,   b. Abt 1836, Dover, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar Q 1897, St. Olave Southwark Reg Dist, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Mary (“Polly”) WOOD,   b. Abt 1842, Ramsgate, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun Q 1921, Bermondsey Reg Dist, London, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1862  St. James’ Church, Dover, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: Boyce, Henry George to Wood, Mary q4 1862 Dover RD 2a 1358
      Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 28 Dec 2017)
      Since Henry had died by 1911, the information required for married women about length and children of the marriage was not needed and was struck through, but Mary had provided it. She said she had been married 42 years (which seems a mistake as it fits neither the time from the marriage to 1911 or to the death of Henry). She also shows what is more likely to be correct, that they had had 10 children, only 4 of whom were still living (the four living were all with her at the time of the 1911 census, as was granddaughter Maud Bentley).
      The 1911 census was 48 years from Mary's marriage, and just as Maud's mother had married and had children before dying, it is possible other children had too; it would not be safe to assume the other 5 had all died in infancy, although this was the most risky time.
      It seems probable that only 2 of the other 5 died as babies, but looking for a marriage and / or death for the others it seems probable that they died unmarried as young adults.
    Children 10 children 
    Family ID F9917    |  Family Chart