Samuel Ward Boyce

#46067, b. 1831
  • Father: Jonathan Pritchard Boyce b. 1 Feb 1794, d. Jun 1839
  • Mother: Alice Ward b. 1798, d. Dec 1875

Individual's Timeline

Birth1831Samuel Ward Boyce

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Samuel was a carver and guilder.

Census details

  • In the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841 Samuel Ward was included in the household of Alice Ward in row 120, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England along with Mary Ward Boyce, Daniel Pritchard Boyce, Joseph Boyce, Jane Ward Boyce, Jonathan Boyce and Elizabeth Boyce. He was aged 10 years.
  • He appeared on the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, living in Bath Cottage, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in the household of his mother, Alice Ward. He was 20 years old.
Brushes with the LAW

In 1848 Samuel was was found guilty of stealing £14, the property of John EVERRETT. He was 17, and the theft took place with Matthew BISHOP. The sentence was extremely light - 3 days in solitary? The next case was for stealing 4 yards of tarpaulin from a ship in the harbour. The thief, also aged 17, was given 2 month's hard labour.1


  1. Find my past web sites, online or, Publication:Norfolk News

    Publication date:Saturday 24 June 1848

    Article text:... and Samuel Boyce, aged 17, were charged by "the affirmation John Everett, and on the oath of George Coleman, with having, on the 27th day of March, at Great Yarmouth, feloniously stolen the sum of £14, the property of the said John Everett. Both prisoners."