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Caroline Goodrich Dobbie 1816-1876

Caroline Goodrich Dobbie
Born: 1816 Great Saling, Essex
Died: 1876 Wing, Rutland
William Hugh Dobbie 1771-1830
Agatha Shedden Goodrich 1784-1841
Katherine Dobbie
William Hugh Dobbie 1812-1889
George Staple Dobbie 1819-1886
Herbert William Dobbie 1819-1854
Robert Shedden Dobbie 1821-1868
Margaret Sophia Dobbie 1824-1887
Charles Boys 1809-1898
Mary Goodrich Boys 1840–1863
Virginia Boys 1842–1907
Herbert Arnold Boys 1844–1926
Frederick Worsley Boys 1846–1868
Justin William Boys 1848–1924
Caroline Boys 1852-1950
Charles Vernon Boys 1855–1944
Lucy Boys 1858–1925

Caroline Goodrich Dobbie 1816-1876 was born in about 1816 at Great Saling near Braintree in Essex. She was the daughter of Captain William Hugh Dobbie RN 1771–1830 and his wife née Agatha Shedden Goodrich 1784–1841.

On 27 August 1839 she was married to Charles Boys 1809-1898 at Westminster in London. He was born on 25 March 1809 at Kensington in London, the son of Charles Worsley Boys 1779–1809 and his wife née Mary Vulliamy 1781-1865, and was the Rector of Wing in Rutland.

They had the following children, all born at Wing:

Boys Family Group 1880 (1)

Boys Family Group 1880 (1)

Mary Goodrich Boys. She was born in 1840 and died in 1863.

Virginia Boys. She was born in 1842 and died in 1907. She was married to Ogle Richard Wintle 1834-1875.

Herbert Arnold Boys. He was born in 1844 and died in 1926. He married first Olive Constance Venables 1853-1889 and secondly Susanna Caroline Watson 1872-1950.

Frederick Worsley Boys. He was born in 1846 and died in 1868.

Justin William Boys. He was born in 1848 and died in 1924. He married Bertha Stuart Morphew 1860-1939.

Caroline Boys 1852-1950. She was married to the Reverend Charles Cadwallader Egerton 1831-1907 in 1871.

Sir Charles Vernon Boys. He was born in 1855 and died in 1944. He married Marion Amelia Pollock. He became a distinguished physicist, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1888. For services to science he was knighted in 1935.

Lucy Boys. She was born in 1858, and was married to Dr Miles Miley 1857-1939. She died on 16 July 1925 at St Mary Bourne, Andover in Hampshire.

Their mother Caroline Goodrich Boys died on 29 November 1876 aged 60 years.

Her husband the Reverend Charles Boys died at Wing Rectory on 14 June 1898 aged 89 years, and was buried on 18 June 1898 at Wing.


The photographs on this page were kindly provided by Patrick Graham.

(1) In the family group are: back row left to right Charles Vernon Boys, Lucy Boys, Virginia Wintle née Boys, Justin William Boys, Herbert Arnold Boys and his wife Olive Boys née Venables, the Reverend Charles Cadwallader Egerton 1831-1907; and seated left to right: Frederick Vulliamy (maternal uncle of the Reverend Charles Boys), Lucy Wintle (daughter of Virginia Wintle née Boys), Charles Boys, and Caroline Egerton née Boys.