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Posted by: Ken Boak Date: March 07, 2000 at 12:02:21
In Reply to: Re: BOAK / BOAKE FAMILY IN AUSTRALIA by Renay Boake of 188


I have recently taken an interest in the origins of our family name and have found a valuable source of data in the Cumbria Geneology web site. Cumbria, you may well know, is better known as the English Lake District from roughly Carlisle south to Lancaster.

I have extracted the following Boak/Boake/Boke records from the transcribed
Parish registers and have found about 3 different groups/families all living within about 20 miles of each other. Earliest so far is early 1600's but quite a lot from
1720 to 1804.

Even today there are more Boaks living around Cumbria than anywhere else in the UK.

I also found a reference to a Robert Boak who sailed to Aukland.

I know of a Steve Boak in Perth W.A. who runs a website called Mad Scientist's Lair - he may have a better insight into the Australian site of the family.

I need to fill in some big gaps from 1800 to 1900 and to try and trace records of those who emigrated to US and Australia/ N.Z>

Hope this is of help


Ken Boak (London)


Below is the complete set of references.

The original register transcription was done by a most dedicated Mr. Griggs and his website is below:
Newton Reigny

BOAK Mary bapt 24Nov1715
BOAK Mary m Dalton Henry 28June1716
BOAK Thos s of Thos and Ann bapt 22Oct1752

Wigton Baptism

BOAK Hannah d George Boak hatmaker Wigton & Martha his w (late Wilson) bornJan26th pre bapt1793Feb22
BOAK Isabella d George Boak hatmaker Wigton & Martha his w (late Wilson) bornFeb29th pre bapt1796Mar25

Wigton Burial

BOAK Johannes de Kirkland bur 1680Sept24


BOAK John farmer Hutton Roof
BOAK Mary grocer Crosby Ravensworth
BOAK Richd corn inspector Middlegate Penrith
BOAK Wm farmer Dale Foot Bretherdale

BOAK Geo vict Royal Oak Bridge St Carlisle

BOAK Agnes of Crosby widow age61 bur 1800Jul11
BOAK John s of Jos and Agnes of Crosby bapt1771Feb26
BOAK Wm s of Jos of Crosby bapt1764July8
BOAK John weaver of Crosby-ravensworth age32 bur 1804Jan26

BOAK Jonathan bastard child of Agnes and Jonathan Fothergill of Crosby bapt1779Jun23

BOAK Jos m Ann Muncaster 1763Oct31
BOAK Jos s of Jos of Meaburn bapt1766Dec14
BOAK Joseph of Crosby poor bur 1773May21

BOAK Eliz d of Jos and Mary of Meaburn bapt1783Oct23

BOAK John weaver batch m Mary Raws sw 1797Mar19
BOAK Sarah d of John of Crosby and Mary hw late Raws bapt1800Aug10
BOAK Wm s of John of Crosby and Mary hw late Raws bapt1798Mar2

BOAK Isabelia d John & Margt bapt 5Jan1721
BOAK Mary m Thompson Thos 26Mar1739

BOAKE John s John & Margrat bapt 14July1725
BOAKE Margt d of John of Lamonby [& Margt ET] bapt 11Dec1727
BOAKE John of Lamonby Hall bur 6Feby1735

BOAKE Joseph s Wm & Elisabeth bapt 21Oct1732
BOAKE John s Wm & Elisebath bapt 21Apr1735
BOAKE Thos s Wm & Elisab bapt 17Nov1737
BOAK Thos m Isabel Teasdale 17Nov1769

BOAKE Annas d of Thos Junr of Woodhouses bapt24Oct1675
BOAKE John s of Thos Junior bapt12Jan1672
BOAKE Susan d of Tho jun of Woodhouses bapt13Mar1669
BOAKE John s of ThosJunior bur23May1676
BOAKE Thos s of Thos jun bapt28May1671
BOAKE Thos s of Thos yonnger of Woodhouses bur20Sep1675

BOAKE Jane w of Thos of Woodhouses bur27Feb1668
BOAKE Thos elder of Woodhouses m Mary Barne of Kelswike 12Oct1673
BOAKE Mary w of Tho of Woodhouses bur22Sep1690
BOAKE John s of Thos ye eldest of Woodhouses bapt23Jun1675
BOAKE Jos s of Thos senr of Woodhouses bapt11Nov1681
BOAKE Sara d of Thos senior of Woodhouses bapt18Apr1680
BOAKE Sara dau of Thos of Woodhouses bur17June bur1680

BOAKE Thos m Ann Blaine 10May1669

BOANE Wm of Gt Orton bur29 March1690

BOKE Agnes fa Willmi de Woodhouses bur26Feb1629

BOKE Annas uxor Thomae de Woodhouses bur1635
BOKE Agnes dau of Thos bur26Dec1617

BOKE Johnes de Woodhouses bur9 March1635
BOAKE Marget w of John of Woodhouses bur14Nov1671

BOAK Isabella married Richard Robson 5Apr1778

BOKE Janeta marr Robertus Harrison 1679May3

BOAK Jane m Dixon John 7Oct1810 :
Mary d of Wm of Gilshafflin bur 16Oct1745 :
Mary d of Wm of Gilshaflin bapt 15May1745 :
Richd s of Wm of Gilshaflin bapt 3Sept1740

Newton Reigny
BOAK Mary bapt 24Nov1715
BOAK Mary m Dalton Henry 28June1716
BOAK Thos s of Thos and Ann bapt 22Oct1752

BOAK Thos Beast Banks Kendal 1861


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