Peter Boyce

#13996, b. circa 1760, d. 19 April 1845

Individual's Timeline

Birthcirca 1760Peter Boyce
Marriage24 October 1797Peter Boyce1
Marriage of Son14 October 1835Richard Boyce2
Death19 April 1845Peter Boyce3
Death RegJune 1845Peter Boyce4

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Peter was an agricultural labourer.

Census details

  • Peter was named first in the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841. Others in the house included Ann Stollery, but no relationships were recorded in this census. The address was Brick Kiln, Syleham, Suffolk, England. Peter is 80, his wife Ann is 63. There is a Charles living with them who is 9. The name has been written as Boise. Robert Blake aged 45 who is a farmer lives next door.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: If we can confirm Peter's parents from a christening record as Peter and Elizabeth then we have the marriage and death of his father. The marriage in question took place in Beccles, which is not far from Hoxne.
    * Groom BOYCE Peter status s otp Bride RACKHAM Elizabeth status s otp Date 11 Dec 1757 Parish Beccles.
    * A Peter BOYCE aged 71 was buried in St Michaels Beccles in 1792 (which means he was born in 1721), and an Elizabeth BOYCE was buried there in 1769, no age given. Most burials have no age, so this does NOT indicate the internee was a child. There are many burials of BOYCE in Beccles 1591-1792, end date having more to do with lack of transcribed records more than there being no BOYCE people left in the town.
    * There is an apprentice record dated 1748 (therefore too early to be this Peter) that a lock-smith named Peter BOYCE took on an apprentice in Beccles. He did the same thing a year later for Valentine COLLET
    * Whilst by no means certain, it looks as if Peter came from Beccles. The Family Search site has no records, but Free REG says the registers cover the dates 1596-1900..
  • Research note 02: In 2nd October, 1717 a Peter BOYCE, who was a locksmith, took on an apprentice in Wangford named Chris JOHNSON. In July 28th 1752 a smith with the same name, living in Beccles, took on John CUTLOVE. A year laterPeter, nor named as a locksmith again, took on Valentine COLLET. This either the one man or a father/uncle - same name, same profession, same locale..6

Children of Peter Boyce and Ann Stollery


  1. Website ( "Pallot's marriage index - Suffolk: and Registers of Marriages (Various Parishes), 1538-1837
    Marriages at Hoxne, 1548 to 1837.
    Marriages at Hoxne, 1548 to 1837.
    Volume 4.
    County: Suffolk
    Country: England
    Peter Boyce & Ann Stollery 24 Oct 1797."
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Richard BOYCE
    Spouse: Frances BAXTER
    Marriage: 14 Oct 1835
    Hoxne, Suffolk, England
    M131801 1834-1835 0918534.
  3. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy received from Jean Eastoe.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Peter Boyce
    Year of Registration:      1845
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    District:      Hoxne
    County:      Norfolk, Suffolk
    Volume:      13
    Page:      358.
  5. Burials in Britain, DB - National Burial Index (Britain), Peter BOYCE, 23 Apr 1845 Aged 84, Hoxne St Peter & St Paul Anglican SFK.
  6. Website ( "UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811 about Peter Boyce
    Master's Name:      Peter Boyce
    Apprentice Name:      Chris Johnson
    Residence Location:      Wangford, Suffolk
    Payment Date:      24 Oct 1717."
  7. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD.