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Family History Beginners Board / Re: James BOSS (born c.1776)
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 16:19 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks for that info Annette. The family of Boss/Foss certainly looks a good contender. I have found another three possible siblings on FreeReg that slot in nicely between the others:

William Foss bp.13/7/1760 son of Thomas and Susanna
James Foss bp.7/12/1762 son of              ditto
Mary Foss bp.30/11/1763 dau of              ditto

I couldn't find an early death for the above James which might complicate matters! I shall now see if I can find deaths in other parts of England for parents Thomas and Susanna.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: James BOSS (born c.1776)
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 08:29 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your input. I've looked again at the two IGI batch numbers and agree that the surname could have been different originally.

I visited the research room at Trues Yard in King's Lynn a couple of years ago when in that area and the researcher (who had worked there for 15 years) said the name Boss was not familiar with her. The answer is out there somewhere!

Family History Beginners Board / James BOSS (born c.1776)
« on: Wednesday 15 July 15 19:47 BST (UK)  »
I would appreciate help in finding the baptism record and parents of James BOSS, who became a boatswain in the Royal Navy. His service record shows him joining up in 1798, aged 21, born in Lynn. He married Mary Philips Rickard in 1809 at Stoke Damerel, Devonport, and died there in 1857, aged 81. The 1841 & 1851 censuses show him living in Stoke Damerel, aged 60 & 73 respectively, and according to the 1851 census he was born in Lynn (King's Lynn), Norfolk. I've hit a brick wall with his birth.

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