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S. B. Boulton

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Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, Bart. of Burt, Boulton and Haywood

of 64 Cannon St, London EC (1916)

c.1831 Born[1]

1841 Living in St Clements Dane, with Thomas and Rhoda Boulton, an accountant, and the rest of their family[2]

1851 Accountant, living in Shoreditch[3]

Co-founder of Burt, Boulton, and Haywood Ltd, timber merchants and chemical manufacturers.

1856 Elected an Associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers

1865 Patent to Samuel Bagster Boulton, of No. 2, Charlotte-row, Mansion House, in the city of London, has given notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in the means and apparatus employed for treating timber with anti-septic or preservative fluids, also applicable to other purposes."[4]

1868 Samuel Bagster Boulton, of No. 39A, King William-street, in the city of London, has given notice of a patent in respect of the invention of "improvements in the means and apparatus for landing, loading, and conveying timber in timber yards and saw mills, as also in apparatus for facilitating the sawing of such timber."[5]

1871 Continental timber merchant, living in Woolwich, with Sophia S Boulton 34, Cora B Boulton 15, Mabel A Boulton 9, Ema A Boulton 8, Eva G Boulton 6, Oscar E Boulton 4, Beatrice A Boulton 3[6]

1884 Winner of the Telford medal for research in the chemical industry

1889 A founder of the London Labour Conciliation and Arbitration Board

1891 Merchant and manufacturer of (unclear), living in Totteridge, with Sophia Louisa Boulton 54, Cora Burl Cowper 35, Eva Gertrude Boulton 26, Oscar Evan Boulton 24, and his grand-daughter Dorothy Cora Cowper 5[7]

1903 He and his son, Harold, started the Dominion Tar and Chemical Co in Nova Scotia, setting up tar-distillery companies and creosoting plants.

1905 Created baronet

1918 Died at Copped Hall, Totteridge, Herts[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1841 census
  3. 1851 census
  4. London Gazette 11 April 1865
  5. London Gazette 9 June 1868
  6. 1871 census
  7. 1891 census
  8. BMD
  • Biography of Sir Harold Edwin Boulton, ODNB