Looking for Edward Boucher, 1709 - Milverton or Wiveliscombe
Our earliest known good ancestor is Edward Boucher (alt sp Butcher) The Elder from Wiveliscombe.
This is what we know about him:
EDWARD BOUCHER the Elder, of Milverton, alt BUTCHER
Our first known ancestor (in Wiveliscombe) is EDWARD BOUCHER "The Elder" of Milverton, alt spelt BUTCHER.
Took a land grant by copy of Court Roll of Simmon's Holt (Langley) in the Parish of Wiveliscombe, on 7 May (17 Chas. I) 1641(description of titles, deeds) on May 7 1641.
On March 24 1656, Lady Hawley made a lease to Thomas Hedford od Ester Broadfields for 99 years determinable - based on lives of John Hedford, Thomas Boucher and John Boucher, sons of Edward Boucher of Wiveliscombe. On April 22 1669, Edward Boucher took a grant of Atkin's Tenement at Ford, Wiveliscombe, for the lives of himself and John and Edward, his sons. (This cottage still exists and is known as Atkin's Cottage).
He is described as Edward Boucher The Elder of Wiveliscombe.
His will is dated June 17 1705, proved 23 May 1710
Buried at Wiveliscombe 18 Nov 1709
I'd really appreciate confirmation of birth and death dates and any information on his parents and ancestors.
on 2012-03-30 19:26:36
This site was started to research a history of the English Bouchers and their families. Boucher includes the alternative spellings of Bouscher, Boutcher, Bushey, and Butcher (could possibly also include Bowsher, Bauscher, Bausher, and Bousher).