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G8 Abraham BOAKES
William BARHAM
  Mary Ann HOLLAND
Anne ???
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William BOAKS



bd. 1833
bp. Sevenoaks, Kent
bpt. 17/02/1833
oc. Domestic gardener
dd. 1915

bd. 1831
bpt. 17/04/1831
bp. Kemsing, Kent

Married: Boakes-Barham-marriage-185523/12/1855 at Christ Church with St Paul, Forest Hill, London.
William signed the register himself as William Boaks, not Boakes, and from now on all future offspring have spelt their name as Boaks.
Address: 1871: 31 Chislehurst Road, Bromley, Kent
1881/91: 2 Freelands Grove, Bromley, Kent
1900: 15 Henry Street, Bromley, Kent
William Robert BOAKS bd. 1858 Kemsing, Kent
Anne Elizabeth BOAKS, b.1860 Bromley, Kent, bpt. 13/05/1860
Harriet A. BOAKS bd. 1862 Kemsing, Kent
George John BOAKS, bd. 1864 Widmore, Kent, Gardener. Married 22 Sep 1889 to Alice Amelia ROGERS
Herbert Alfred Edward BOAKS, bd. 1865 Kemsing, Kent, Grocer
Ellen Mary S. (Nell) BOAKS, bd. 1869 Kemsing, Kent, md. 1896
Emily Florence A. BOAKS, bd. 1871 Widmore, Kent, dd. 1928
Hephzibah Rose Lily BOAKS, bd. 1872 Widmore, Kent, bpt. 28/04/1872
Alice Kate Elizabeth BOAKS, bd.01/04/1873 Bromley, Kent, md.24/09/1901, dd. 17/10/1954

Ellen Mary (Nell) BOAKS and William Henry (Bibby) EMENEY Ellen Mary (Nell) BOAKSTheir daughter Ellen Mary (Nell) BOAKS and husband William Henry (Bibby) EMENEY. They were married in 1896.

Photo on right is marked 1926, making her age about 57. She lived at Cheshunt. Bibby was a gardener on an Estate there.

Alice Kate Elizabeth BOAKS and George Richard MUMFORD ca 1940 Their daughter Alice Kate Elizabeth BOAKS and husband George Richard MUMFORD ca 1940. They were married 24/09/1901.
Herbert Alfred Edward BOAKS Their son Herbert Alfred Edward BOAKS in 1945, age 80.
Private George Boaks George BOAKS, their grandson, son of George John BOAKS and Alice Amelia ROGERS, who were married 22 Sep 1889. Born 1893 Bromley, Kent. Photo dated on back, possibly 1913 but unclear.

In 1901, at the age of 8, George lived with his father (37), mother Alice (36), siblings Minnie (10), William (6), and Alice (2wks), together with his Aunt Harriette (39) in Plaistow, Bromley, Kent. (Stanley, age 8 is missing on the record)

George at age 19 had moved out by 1911. His parents, now in their late 40's had more children living with them: Minnie Boaks (20), Stanley Boaks (18), William Boaks (16) and now Rose Boaks (10), Rubelia Boaks (7), Frederick Boaks (7), Robert Boaks (6), Bertram Boaks (1). (Alice, who would have now been 10 is missing from the record.)

George, the younger, is recorded in the 1911 Census, at age 19, as unmarried and living with his Uncle Herbert and cousin Archie Boaks, age 10. He was working under his uncle as a gardener.

George was killed in action 12/09/1916 during WW1.

Private George Boaks 240639, 1st/5th Bn., Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment.) Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetry, Iraq. (Grave/Memorial Reference: XXI.R.20)