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William Boyton
Sex: Male
Birth: 1874
Death: 1965
Father: Jabez Boyton (1841-1915)
Mother: Alice Wright Boyd
Spouse/Partner: Sarah JAne Gifford
Marriage: 20 Nov 1895
2nd Spouse: Josephine (Minnie) Seymour
2nd Marriage: 19 May 1953


William was the 4th child of Jabez and Alice. After marrying Sarah Jane Gifford they lived on William's farm at Nangus and all of their children were born there. Sarah Jane died 3 Feb 1915 of pneumonia and is buried in Nangus cemetery. William worked at Tenandra Park at Nangus and the Water Works at Wagga. During WW2 he worked for the Railway's as a carpenter and after that spent time in Captain's Flat also working as a carpenter.

Late in life William married Minnie Seymour living on Frederick Boyton's property "Clearview" for a while before retiring to Illabo and then Junee. Both William and Minnie passed away on the same day 20 Aug 1965 in Junee and are both buried in Nangus Cemetery near Jabez and the rest of the family.

One story William's son Herbert would tell us grandchildren was his father saw the bushranger Captain Moonlite following the seige at Wantabadgery. The police had made camp opposite their house in Nangus, and William, then about 4 or 5 (1879) saw the captured bushrangers and bodies being taken back to Gundagai.

ChildrenEdit

Name Birth Death
Children of PARENTS NAMES


Herbert William Boyton 6 June 1897
Gundagai


Arthur Handley 21 May 1899
Gundagai
25 Dec 1901
Gundagai


Winifred Hope 13 April 1904
Gundagai


Sarah Jane 9 Oct 1906
Gundagai
10 Oct 1906


Grace Handley 8 May 1909
Gundagai


Jean Gifford 19 Sept 1910
Gundagai


ReferencesEdit

  • garytson@live.com.au

"From Tartan to Wattle" by Val Garner and Jeanette Robertson

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