Job Bosley

Author: Deirdre Duff
Date published: 01/01/2021

Job Bosley

Born on 29 November 1836, he was the fifth child of Thomas Bosley and Maria (née Coventrey) living at Little Hungerford in the parish of Hampstead Norris.  He was baptised on 9 February 1837 at the Shefford Primitive Methodist Chapel by William Thorne, Minister. The family name was recorded as Bosely. All later records state Bosley.

His father’s occupation was agricultural labourer.   From the 1841 census his other siblings were William (b. 1829); Jane (b.1831); Esther (b.1833); John (b.1835) and Edwin (b.1840).  His father died and his mother remarried in 1850 to Thomas Barr, a sawyer. His mother and stepfather lived at Ashmore Green, Thatcham.

Job Bosley died aged 24 years on Tuesday 30 October 1860 – see inquest report – and he was buried on 31 October.

His mother died aged 80 years at the Workhouse, Newbury, on 28 January 1891 and she was buried at St. Mark Church, Cold Ash, Ashmore Green, on 2 February 1891.


No Mrs. P. Code


Sources:  Baptism record Shefford Primitive Methodist Chapel; 1841 census; Marriage Index 1850 (3Q) his mother’s second marriage; Death Index 1860 (4Q) and BBI; his mother’s burial record and death announcement (NWN 5/2/1891).


Sources:as above

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