#Surnames Saturday 1 – Boulter

Boulter is believed to be an occupational surname that originated in England.  In 1881 there were 241 Boulter’s in London; however, the surname was most prominent in Leicestershire.  Currently there are around 2000 Boulter’s in the UK.

Today, we are visiting the Boulter’s who lived in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire during the later 1800’s.

Thomas Boulter was born about 1829 in Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire, until the first quarter of 1851, nothing is known about his life.  He married Mary Daniel before 30th March 1851 and the newly married couple lived with Thomas’ brother, William at the time of the census at 98 Hall Street, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire.

They had at least 9 children:

  • William (1854-1931) He married Emily Evans in 1876
  • Emma (1856-1909) She married Patrick Crowley in 1878
  • Jacob (1860-1926) He married Hannah Lewis in 1879  (My Ancestor)
  • Thomas (1862-1930) He married Sarah Ann Weaver in 1887
  • Hannah (1864-1886)
  • Sarah (1866-1938) She married Richard Davies in 1885
  • Mary Ann (1868-1918) She married Albert Robins in 1885
  • Joseph (1870-1934) He married Hannah Maria Francis in 1891
  • Sophia (b. 1873)

By 1861 Thomas and Mary were living at 22 Wains Row, Victoria, Ebbw Vale and they were on New Wains Row by 1871.  In 1881, they were back in Hall Street.

Thomas died in 1884 aged 59 in Bedwellty and Mary died in 1905 aged 74.