Author Topic: CIRCUS - Henry Luigi Boswell  (Read 38537 times)

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Re: CIRCUS - Henry Luigi Boswell
« Reply #81 on: Tuesday 29 March 16 21:35 BST (UK) »
Quote from earlier page

That would have been Nellie, born Paris 1858, where her Dad was 'all the rage' as a clown. The late John Turner had entries for both Nellie and Lilly so I don't think they are the same person. Various anecdotal sources have her mentioned as married to Alf Whitmee but I have never found Lily (Lilly) in any official record  :'(

Ellen (Nellie) Clara Boswell (Mrs Cattle)
Equestrienne and character act rider. Daughter of James Clements Boswell and Rebecca Cooke. Married Frederick Cattle. First noted at Hengler's, in Hull, in 1874, but continued to appear with Hengler's until 1892. Famous for her deliniation. on  horseback, of first a Newhaven Fishwife,, then a Jolly Young Waterrman and thirdly a Highland Laddie, changing her costumes with great rapidity, dancing a hornpipe and a Scottish reel with as much ease and grace as if she were on terra firma, to the music of old airs.

 When in Liverpool, in 1876, it was written that, 'The easily recognised somewhat stolid- looking animal which is specially used for feats of ~ kind, is led to the side of the ring. Immediately following appears a good-looking and unpretentious young lady, appropriately clad in a tunic and  trousers of crimson silk, who from the ring makes her salute to the audience. Without further delay, she is on the broad, flat saddle, sitting in an easy posture with the most perfect composure as the canter round the ring commences. This quiescent state is not of long duration; soon she is standing where she sat, now on one foot, now on the other, in a series of attitudes which, besides exhibiting her complete mastery of the equestrian difficulties of the situation are eminently graceful in themselves. Then she rides from the ring and there comes an interval of 'clown' whilst a second scene is in preperation. Another scene on horseback was 'The daughter of the regiment'

Mother of William Frederick Cattle (known as Du Calion) Walter and Claude
 Died May 1938 aged 80 yrs .(Ref: Victorian Arena by Dr John Turner)

i am looking for the buriel place of ellen clara cattle nee boswell.she died in 1938 in blackburn lancashire.but would love to know exactly where she is buried.
can anyone help please??
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Re: CIRCUS - Henry Luigi Boswell
« Reply #82 on: Saturday 16 April 16 21:50 BST (UK) »
hi, iv noticed your post about nellie cattle/boswell. she was my great grandmother and i am awaiting a map of her grave/cemetary in lancs to arrive. i can share the info with you when it arrives . donna marshall nee cattle.  e mail     (*)

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Re: CIRCUS - Henry Luigi Boswell
« Reply #83 on: Saturday 16 April 16 22:41 BST (UK) »
got it she is in leyton cemetary  section K/CE number 816 if you visit could you send me a pic please thank you donna


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Re: CIRCUS - Henry Luigi Boswell
« Reply #84 on: Wednesday 30 September 20 23:52 BST (UK) »
Hi guys my name is Memory FETOUH, the Boswells are family of mine i'm trying to find my Mom's family Brian was my Mom's cousin my mom passed away 21 years ago we lived in Durban  South Africa my mom had a sister named Sarah so from Durban can u maybe  help me
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