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Boutcher in Broadclyst
Posted by: Stephanie Vincent (ID *****5041) Date: March 07, 2009 at 00:50:03
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I have not been able to keep my research up recently, but hope to continue soon. Thought this might be interesting for all-In graveyard of church in Broadclyst, Devon-many headstones found with name of Boutcher. Tried matching up with data found-very difficult-so many Johns and Williams. My dad was a William Boutcher whose dad was John Henry Boutcher(claimed to be Buffalo Bill as he was the image of him and did many shows here in Bournemouth and other places).Before this I found he married Clara Dobbs in London and had 3 children, then married my grandmother Ada Buckland and had 3 children, my dad, Mary and Grace. My great grandfather John Boutcher married Julia Emma(Hutchinson)Howe and had I think 3 children my grandfather, Edward (who lived in Earlsfield, London) and a daughter who I believe moved to Australia. Julia was the daughter of the actor Henry Hutchinson Howe(Howe added when he became an actor as he was from a Quaker family).I was told that the Boutchers first arrived in Devon from France when William the Conqueror came over and land was given to the surviving men to start a new life here. Whether this is absolutely tree I do not know, but did read somewhere Boutcher came from Bouchier(french) so maybe this is right. My sister, brother and I often wondered where the family of grandad and Clara were, so maybe we have found some of them. It is a minefield isn't it?

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