Birth: 1820 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 23 September 1892 - Aged 72

Place or Registered Place of Death: Watford, Hertfordshire

Father: Edward Boghurst - Royal Artillery (1791-1870)

Mother: Margaret Robertson (1788-1856)

Spouse(s): William Ditmas

Date of Marriage: 5 May 1841

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Beverley, Yorkshire


dward Ditmas (1842-1918)
Francis William Ditmas (1843-1923)
Julia Ditmas (1845-)
Edith Ditmas (1847-)
Mary Ditmas (1848-)
Ebenezer Ditmas (1849-)
Walter Wingfield Ditmas (1851-1851)
Herbert Cecil Ditmas (1853-1873)
Margaret Elizabeth Ditmas (1855-1909)
Ann Sabina Ditmas (1857-)
Harriet Clara Ditmas (1860-)


1881 Census:

35, Bedford Gardens, Kensington, Middlesex
Margaret S. Ditmas - Head - Widow - 61 - 1820 - Interest of Money - Guernsey, Channel Islands
Harriet C. Ditmas - Daughter - 20 - Beverley, Yorkshire

1891 Census:

129, St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire
Margaret Ditmas - Head - Widow - 71 - 1820 - Living on own means - Guernsey, Channel Islands
Mary Ditmas - Daughter - Single - 43 - 1848 - Beverley, Yorkshire
Annie C. Ditmas - Daughter - Single - 30 - Beverley, Yorkshire


Edward Boghurst was born about 1791 and died in Kensington, Middlesex during the December quarter of 1870. He married Margaret Robertson 5 June 1815 at Saint John And Saint Martin at Beverley in Yorkshire. Margaret was born about 1788 and died 29 May 1856, aged 68 at Beverley in Yorkshire.

The New Monthly Magazine - 1815
In Yorkshire
At Beverley, Edw. Boghurst, esq., of the Royal Artillary, to Miss Robertson, only daughter of ___ R. esq.

The Gentleman's Magazine
May 29
At Beverley, aged 68, Margaret, wife of Edward Boghurst, esq.

My Life from 1815-1849 - By Charles Loftus
.........During my stay in Guernsey I often went out with an officer in the Artillery, quartered at
Fort St. George, in search of woodcock. He was a handsome, well-made man, a most agreeable companion, and, like myself, a capital pedestrian, but, above all, in every respect a perfect gentleman, as indeed were all the officers at Fort St. George. Boghurst and myself were great friends, and whenever I could get away from the General for an hour or two, I spent much of my time with him and his amiable wife.. ........

Edward and Margaret had the following children:

Kate Ebena Boghurst (1816-1846) who married Thomas Ditmas (1806-1885)
Francis Edward Robertson Boghurst (1817-1847)
Margaret Sabina Boghurst (1820-1892) who married William Ditmas (1815-1877)
Emily Marianna Boghurst (1822-1906) who married the Rev. Richard Hickman
Isabella Laura Boghurst (1824-1900) who married Captain Frederick Ditmas (1811-1876)

Margaret Sabina Boghurst