George Boyce and Martha Pierce - my great great great grandparents



George Boyce was baptised on 4th August 1776 at St Maryís, Winkfield, Berkshire. His parents were Rev George Boyce, curate of Winkfield and master of the School at Cranbourne, Winkfield, and Mary nťe Milton.

Martha Pierce was born on 13th April 1775, at Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire. She was baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Langley Marish on 19th April 1775. Her parents were Joseph Pierce and Hester nťe Bisley.

George and Martha married at St Maryís, Ealing, Middlesex on 9th September 1800 (See picture below). Also on the same day Marthaís sister Elizabeth Pierce married Thomas Dolby.

George and Martha were clearly in Egham from 1804 or 1805 onwards.

George and Marthaís children were: -

John Pierce Boyce was born 13th January 1803 at Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire. He started business as a chemist in Egham on 4th August 1824, and married Ann Northcroft on 28th July 1828 at St Dunstan in the West, London. By 1834 he had moved his business to Chertsey. They had 5 children. John died on 11th September 1870 at Chertsey, and was buried at St Maryís Winkfield, Berkshire on 15th September 1870. See the Chertsey Business.

George Martin Boyce was born on 23rd April 1805, and was baptised at St Johnís, Egham, on 19th May. George married Hannah Jemima Goddard on 19th October 1829 at St Martin in the Fields, London. However George died on 10th December 1829 at Egham, and was buried at St Johnís on 17th December 1829 in the same grave as his parents were later to be buried.

Mary Pierce Boyce was  born on 17th February 1807, and baptised at St Johnís on 11th March. She married William Giles of Egham on 21st May 1829 at  St Georgeís, Hanover Square, London. They had one son George Giles, who was born on 27th March 1830 at Egham and was baptised on 25th April at St Johnís. William Giles died at Egham on 26th June 1832 and was buried on 2nd February at St Johnís. Mary died on 18th September 1844 at Egham and was buried in the same grave. Their headstone is in good condition and still stands near the entrance to the church, see below. George was raised by his grandparents.

Sarah Pierce Boyce was born 10th August 1808 at Egham and was baptised on 4th September at St Johnís. She belatedly married Albert Douglas who worked at her fatherís bakery on 8th February 1859 at the Registry office Windsor. Sarah died on 30th May 1883 at Egham. See the old bakery.

Elizabeth Ann Boyce was born on 6th August 1810 at Egham and was baptised on 2nd September at St Johnís. Elizabeth also married late, to John Simmonds, a baker of Egham High Street, in June quarter 1859 in Windsor district. John died on 27th Jul 1871 at Egham. Elizabeth died in September quarter 1873 in Windsor district. See brief mention here, and picture of the building here.

Martha Ann Boyce, my great great grandmother, was born on 4th May 1813 at Egham - have not found a baptism. She married James Douglas, an watchmaker born in Chertsey on 25th December 1833 at St Marylebone, London. James set up business in Egham by 1835, and they had 6 children. Martha died on 29th September 1880 in Windsor district. See about their family


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Grave of George and Martha Boyce

and their son George Martin Boyce

St Johnís Egham

Inscription is now virtually illegible but read approximately as follows: -

Sacred to the memory of George Martin Boyce who died ? Mrs Martha Boyce mother of above who departed this life December 19th 1851 and George Boyce ???


Grave of William and Mary Giles (somewhat enhanced)

St Johnís Egham

Inscription reads: -


in the Memory of


who departed this life

January 26th 1832

in the 29th year of his Age


Wife of the above

who departed this life Sepr 18th 1844

Aged 37 Years

Sarah Pierce Boyce

St Mary's Ealing

George Boyce married Martha Pierce in 9th September 1800, the same time as Martha's sister

Elizabeth Pierce married Thomas Dolby