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Families featured
Martin Bofill, James Bold, William Bolden, Stephen Otto Bolding,


Martin Bofill

See the web site Waanyarra for the Bofill family story
Martin Bofill 1830 - 26 Mar 1898 aged 66 born in Barcelona, Spain to Annie Baflilly and Martin Bofill, he wed c1856 to Katrina Dourmand 1832 - 5 Sep 1911 aged 79 (also indexed as Bumeneck, Dromana) and moved to London where he established a cork importing business and his daughter Annette was born. The family came to Victoria on the Lincolnshire April 1862, and settled at Waanyarra. He and his wife are buried at Tarnagulla.
5 Children 1. Annette Bofill 1858 - 1921 #3697 aged 65
2. Henry Bofill 1865
3. Jane Bofill 1867 - 1967 #28474 aged 99
4. Mary Bofill 1868
5. Martin Bofill 1870 - 20 May 1931
1. Annette Bofill 1858 - 15 Mar 1921 #3697 aged 65, wed 1882 #3170 to Harry Ison 1857 #7450 born at Dunolly, son of Elizabeth Carter and Henry Ison
1 Child 1. Henry Martin Ison 1883 #20219
2. Henry Bofill 1865 - 1927 #6618 aged 61, wed 1896 #5054 to Evelyn Mildred Grey 1877 - 1949 #4014 aged 72, daughter of Celia Eastwood and John Grey
3 Children 1. Catherine May Bofill 1896 #31434 - 1987 aged 92
2. Estella Celia Bofill 1900 #22617 wed Evans
3. Harry Eric Bofill 1905 #29502 - 1964
1. Catherine May Bofill 1896 #31434 - 1987 aged 92, wed 1917 #8367R to Charles Jeremiah Marshall 1875 #15375 son of Ceaviney Parkinson and Charles Jeremiah Marshall born at BetBet
3. Jane Bofill 1867 - 1967 #28474 aged 99, wed 1884 #420 to Thomas James Treganowan born in England, 8 Children
4. Mary Bofill 1868 wed 1888 #3306 to James Henry Dyer, 3 Children
5. Martin Bofill 1870 - 20 May 1931 wed 1895 #1663 to Henrietta Grace Cogswell 1873 - 1951 #13145 aged 78
6 Children 1. Ann Bofill 1895 #33193 - 1968 #12901 aged 72, wed Pallot
2. Grace Bofill 1898 #6987 lived 1 month
3. Mary Ellen Bofill 1898 #29591 lived 1 day
4. Martin Bofill 1900 #6949
5. Ivy Bofill 1901 #30426 - 1961 #1006 aged 59, wed Brown
6. Mary Jane Bofill 1908 #7293

James Bold

James Bold wed 1858 #3461 to Mary Hannah Thomas
6 Children 1. Geo Thos Bold 1859 #5526
2. Sarah Hannah Bold 1869 #14666
3. Margaret Bold 1871 #15390
4. Ada Mary Bold 1874 #22766
5. James Robinson Bold 1877 #22285
6. Alice Maud Bold 1881 #1706

1. George Thomas Bold 1853 #5526 wed 1884 #3344 to Sarah Ann Hatton and lived at Carlton, Cheltenham
2 children 1. Albert George Bold 1886 #1130
2. Arthur Richard Bold 1888 #1496 - 1889 #1238 lived 1 year

William Bolden

William Bolden wed 1857 #1071 to Elizabeth Harris and lived at Warrnambool
13 children 1. Wm Geo Bolden 1859 #3258
2. Mary Elizabeth Bolden 1860 #8855
3. Francis James Bolden 1861 #14815
4. Elijah John Bolden 1862 #24063
5. Joseph Henry Bolden 1864 #18820
6. Martha Ann Bolden 1866 #5422
7. Harriet Emily Bolden 1867 #25263
8. Ephraim Pledger Bolden 1869 #19477
9. Isaac Daniel Bolden 1870 #26952 lived 6 months
10. Arthur Denis Bolden 1873 #6452
11. Clara Jane Bolden 1874 #15271
12. Ethel May Bolden 1877 #10430 lived 11 months
13. Herbert Alonzo Bolden 1879 #24706
11. Clara Jane Bolden 1874 #15271 wed 1902 #723R to Donel Hillgrove 1864 #4177 - 1920 #13258 aged 56, and lived at Wirrimbirchip, 6 children

Stephen Otto Bolding

Stephen Otto Bolding is listed in IGI as born 1837 at Sth Mouleton St, Westminster, London, England. No matching entry in freebmd
The Clarke mystery - Going back, Marriage settlement of John Walton Clark, son of Edmund and Mary Clark of Broadwell, gentlefolk, and Elizabeth Fox, daughter of Dorothy Fox of Great Wigston, Leics., widow. CR 198/13/1 29th May, 1689 Marriage settlement (in the form of a lease [missing] and release) of John Walton Clarke, son of Elizabeth Clarke of Great Wigston, widow, and Anne Symons, daughter of John Symons of Little Peatling, Leics., yeoman. CR 198/13/3 11th June, 1725
Official extract of a fine between Thomas Symons and John Symons, plaintiffs, and Elizabeth Clarke, John Walton Clarke, and Henry Clarke, deforciants, of a messuage, garden, orchard, 20 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, and 60 acres of pasture in Broadwell. (1725). CR 198/13/4 Copy dated 1826
The wedding for Stephen Otto Bolding is not Indexed.
In Genforum, John Arundel writes "My GGrandmother Letitia Cooper Withers married John Walton Clarke at Geelong on 26.5.1858 [#1331]. Their marriage cert. indictates JWC was a bachelor; born Bishopgate, London; miner from Fryer's Creek Vic; aged 29; LCW was spinster; born Launceston, Cornwall; lived Chilwell, Vic; aged 18. According to the marriage cert (#1331), JW Clarke's parents were John Walton Clarke and Ann (Hackett?...the writing is difficult to decipher). If Clarke jnr was 29 years by 26 May 1858, his birth year was c1829. I don't know when he came to Victoria, whether by sea or land. I checked the Vic divorce index, but it is unlikely a divorce would have been ratified in about a year or two, especially in those days! They had two issue, I believe - one still-born and Madelina who lived three years."
Stephen Otto Bolding 1837 - 6 Mar 1903 from London wed 23 Jan 1861 to Letitia Cooper Withers and lived at Tarrangowan, Daylesford, then at Malmsbury
I can see in the indexes that she wed 1858 #1331 to John Walton Clarke but their only listed child died. many deaths of John Clark(e) but no clear match.
12 children 1. Madelina Diana Withers Clarke 1860 #3932 - 1863 #5021 lived 3 years
2. Louisa Letitia Bolding 1861 #21845 - 1881 #3037 lived 19 years
3. Stephen Henry Edmund Bolding 1864 #4332 lived 19 months
4. Alice Maud Mary Bolding 1865 #25319
5. Frank Ormond Bolding 1868 #5900
6. Mary Ann Bolding 1870 #5612
7. Amy Millicent Gertrude Bolding 1871 #24352
8. William Otto Bolding 1873 #27524 lived 10 months
9. Frederick John Bolding 1875 #26204
10. Stephen Otto Bolding 1878 #12154
11. Albert Orlando Bolding 1880 #12098
12. May Olive Bolding 1882 #19634
3. Alice Maud Mary Bolding 1865 #25319 wed 1885 #1973 to Frederick William Kloester 1865 #11929 son of Louisa Vollbrecht and August Frederick Kloester born at Taradale (his elder brother was named William 1863 #11129) 2 Children
6. Amy Millicent Gertrude Bolding 1871 #24352 wed 1893 #327 to Eli Parr 1871 #11184, 5 Children



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