Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ABC Wednesday: B is for
Boulton's Bowlder

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A memorial in St Peter's churchyard, Ashton under Lyne.

The inscription reads:
This Bowlder
was placed here by
Alderman Issac Watt Boulton MP
of Stamford House Ashton under Lyme
in affectionate remembrance of
his eldest son
Thomas Boulton
who was for 9 years warden of this church
Born November 5th 1841
and died at sea February 5th 1880
on board the R.M.S.S Kinpauns Castle
wherest on a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope
to recruit his health
his remains were committed to the deep
in Lat.11.30 South Long.2.30 West, February 8th 1880
Lord have mercy on my soul
and take me to thee
Note the spelling Ashton under Lyme (not Lyne) was common in the 19th century.

For ABC Wednesday.


  1. Interesting spelling of boulder, to this American.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. So sad...he obviously loved his son very much and he was highly respected in his church.

    abcw team

  3. The love of parent is amazing.

    Set of B's
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  4. I've been to St Peter's several times and never spotted the 'bowlder'. Should have gone to Specsavers!

  5. A sad story .... life was hard. His father gave him a lasting memorial.