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Family of George BOYT and Maria GILBERT

Husband: George BOYT (aft1805-1886)
Wife: Maria GILBERT (1804-1840)
Children: Francis BOYT (1827-1897)
Ellen BOYT (1830?-1895)
Frederick William BOYT (aft1831-1904)
Eleanor BOYT (1834- )
Bidkar BOYT (1836?-1909)
Ellene BOYT (1836?- )
Marriage 2 Aug 1827 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

Husband: George BOYT

Name: George BOYT
Sex: Male
Father: William BOYT (1764-1852)
Mother: Jane FIANDER (1765?-1857?)
Birth btw 1805 and 1806 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 35) Bricklayer; Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 6 Jun 1841 (age 35) Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 45) Bricklayer; Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 30 Mar 1851 (age 45) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
With parents
Death 1886 (age 79-81) Blandford, Dorset, England

Wife: Maria GILBERT

Name: Maria GILBERT
Sex: Female
Father: GILBERT ( - )
Mother: -
Birth 1804 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Death 11 Jun 1840 (age 35-36) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

Child 1: Francis BOYT

Name: Francis BOYT
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah ( - )
Birth 1827 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Christening 4 Nov 1827 (age 0) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 6 Jun 1841 (age 13) Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 13) Agricultural Labourer
Death 1897 (age 69-70) Hampshire, England

Child 2: Ellen BOYT

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Ellen BOYT, St John's Church, Fremantle

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Spouse: William DILLEY, St John's Church, Fremantle

Name: Ellen BOYT
Sex: Female
Spouse: William DILLEY (1822-1891)
Children: Eleanor Louisa DILLEY (1851-1928)
Eliza DILLEY (1854-1922)
Frederick William DILLEY (1856-1859)
Emma DILLEY (1858-1936)
Ellen DILLEY (1861-1934)
Louisa DILLEY (1863-1912)
Charlotte DILLEY (1866-1938)
George Edward DILLEY (1868-1944)
Francis James DILLEY (1870-1924)
Frances DILLEY (1875-1915)
Birth 1830 (est) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Christening 14 Feb 1830 (age 0) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 6 Jun 1841 (age 11) Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Emigration 27 Apr 1850 (age 20) from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England to Western Australia
Refer to link on Home Page -
Death 1 Oct 1895 (age 64-65) Perth, Australia
Duoro Street
Reg. No. 1289

Child 3: Frederick William BOYT

Name: Frederick William BOYT
Sex: Male
Nickname: George
Spouse: Elizabeth ( - )
Birth btw 1831 and 1832 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Christening 6 May 1832 (age 0-1) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 6 Jun 1841 (age 9) Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 20) Agricultural Labourer; Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 30 Mar 1851 (age 20) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Living with Father and Grand Parents
Death 1904 (age 71-73) Poole, Dorset, England

Child 4: Eleanor BOYT

Name: Eleanor BOYT
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Leanor BOYT
Spouse: Henry BARNES ( - )
Birth 26 May 1834 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 6 Jun 1841 (age 7) Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

Child 5: Bidkar BOYT

Name: Bidkar BOYT
Sex: Male
Spouse: Emma BLAKE ( - )
Birth 1836 (est) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Christening 17 Jul 1836 (age 0) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Residence 6 Jun 1841 (age 5) Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
Death 1909 (age 72-73) Guisborough Yorkshire England

Child 6: Ellene BOYT

Name: Ellene BOYT
Sex: Female
Birth 1836 (est)
Christening 17 Jul 1836 (age 0) Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

Note on Marriage 1

Maria was Widow before marriage to George

Note on Marriage 2

Source 01436 suggests surname was spelt Boyte

Note on Husband: George BOYT

The Trial of George Boyt

 

PRO Ref: ASSI 21/60 BOYT George - Dorset Summer Assizes - George BOYT pleaded guilty on 17 April 1846 - parish Sturminster Marshall - Felony - killing and slaying Isaac Gerrard. Also charged on the coroners inquisition. 1 month (crossed out) 1 week in gaol.

 

The London Times

 

July 21st 1846 page 7 column E

 

Dorchester Assizes

 

(Before Mr. Baron Platt)

 

George Boyt was indicted for the manslaughter of Isaac Gerrard, at Corfe Mullen, by shooting him. Mr Ffooks was counsel for the prosecution, and Mr. Greenwood for the prisoner. On the 17th of April last Andrew Legg was near a willow bed at Corfe Mullen when he heard the report of a gun. He fancied some one was shooting birds; but, upon coming to a gate, he saw the prisoner supporting the deceased. The prisoner said, "For God sake come and help, for I've shot the man." The witness, and some other persons who were with him, went up, and the deceased said, "Mr George, it's not your fault. I'm a dead man; the Lord have mercy on me!" The parties then took the deceased to a public house, and he was asked how it happened. He replied, That the prisoner had no business with the gun." To this the prisoner said, "You don't mean to say that I took the gun with the intention of doing you any harm?" Gerrard replied, "Mr George, no." The prisoner was not drunk, though he had been drinking a little. The prisoner was greatly agitated. It also appeared that the deceased was a game keeper; that his gun was lying on the ground, when the prisoner came up and took up the gun and jocularly said, "He would shoot Gerrard, "who said, "Don't be nonsensical, for it is loaded." The prisoner, however, presented the gun, and it went off. From the evidence of Mr. Willows, the surgeon, it was proved that he was instantly called in. The deceased had a wound on the right side, over the region of the liver, which might have been occasioned by a gun being discharged near him. He was convinced that the wound was mortal; part of the clothes had been carried by the discharge into the body. This wound caused the death of the deceased. He told the deceased there was no hope for him. The prisoner was continually inquiring after the deceased, and was most anxious and distressed. Witnesses were called who gave the prisoner and excellent character as being a quiet, peaceable, and humane man. Mr Greenwood addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner, contending, first, that the gun had accidentally gone off; but, that if they could not come to that conclusion, he then urged upon them that it was clear there was no unpleasant feeling between the parties, and that the prisoner could not have heard the deceased say that the gun was loaded. Mr Baron Platt summed the case up to the jury. A wanton act of that kind could not be justified, and was what the law termed "manslaughter, "if they believed that the prisoner had heard the deceased say that the gun was loaded. It might be, however, that the prisoner had not heard the deceased say the gun was loaded, and it might have gone off before he was aware of it.

 

The jury returned a verdict of "Guilty, but without any malicious intention."

 

The learned Baron then sentenced the prisoner to be imprisoned in the common gaol for one month, without hard labour.

 

There is another small entry in The London Times on July 22nd which says that Boyt was called back to the dock by Mr Baron Platt because he had reconsidered his sentence. Mr Baron Platt was convinced that there was no malicious intention and reduced the sentence to 1 week in the common gaol without hard labour.

 

 

Dorchester Prison Register - deposited at Dorset Archives, Dorchester

George Boyt aged 40; received on 17th July 1846, committed on 17th July 1846; By whom committed - Judge of Assizes; offence - manslaughter; sentence 1 week; discharged 23rd July 1846; conduct - orderly; instruction - well; number 247

 

 

There is no entry under parish, next of kin or number of children.

 

Baptism at Blandford St Mary?

 

I have looked through my family tree & one name study of BOYT and found that the only George BOYT who fits this age was born to William and Jane BOYT (nee FIANDER) in Blandford St Mary in 1805. George marries Maria GILBERT in Sturminster Marshall on 2nd August 1827 and is widowed in 1840.

 

 

Burial at Corfe Mullen

Isaac GERRARD of Corfe Mullen buried April 27th 1846 aged 48 years.

 

It is a shame that there are no other notes accompanying Isaac's burial as there is no indication of the huge amount of information available surrounding his death.

 

I have further information relating to the Boyt's, please contact me through the Sturminster Marshall OPC

Note on Wife: Maria GILBERT

Other sources suggest Maria was born in Winterborne & Died in 1848 But she does not appear with George in 1841 Census

Note on Child 2: Ellen BOYT

Ellen Went to Australia in 1850 where she settled in Perth area and married.

 

Ellen is Ivy Beeson's Great Grandmother

 

Ivy says Ellen emigrated after her mother died, Ellen must have emigrated around the same time as Harry

Note on Child 3: Frederick William BOYT

Known as George