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Boylan Deaths

Postby Fiona Hughes » Mon May 18, 2020 12:19 pm

I have found newspaper announcements for the death of two daughters of Henry Dillon Boylan, my GG grandfather. Eva Boylan on 5th March 1878 (can't find her birth) and Ada Augusta Harriet Boylan (age 26) on 12th October 1878. Both deaths where at 149 Rue de Paris, Pantin near Paris.

I thought this very strange as they died only 7 months apart and at a young age. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more information on this. Both were buried 11th March 1904 in Brompton Cemetery, London in the family plot.

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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby KayFarndon » Mon May 18, 2020 1:50 pm

I wanted to look for a birth of Eva with a phonetic search on the surname, but as you give neither a date of birth or age for her, it was not possible.

I found Ada Harriet b. December Quarter 1853 Kensington, if this is correct? Other Christian names were often added at the baptism.

I assume they were perhaps on holiday in France as they are buried in the UK.

If you applied for both their death certificates it might give you some answers, at least cause of death. Why were they not interred here until 1904?
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby MoVidger » Mon May 18, 2020 2:08 pm

The 1878 newspaper lists her name as "Eva Chester". So she's probably the "Harrieva C Boylan" who's included with the family in the 1871 census in Selkirk, Scotland. Census says she was born c1859 in England.
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby Fiona Hughes » Mon May 18, 2020 2:28 pm

KayFarndon wrote:I wanted to look for a birth of Eva with a phonetic search on the surname, but as you give neither a date of birth or age for her, it was not possible.

I found Ada Harriet b. December Quarter 1853 Kensington, if this is correct? Other Christian names were often added at the baptism.

I assume they were perhaps on holiday in France as they are buried in the UK.

If you applied for both their death certificates it might give you some answers, at least cause of death. Why were they not interred here until 1904?


I have a birth record for Harrieva Chester born 1858, so I am thinking this must be her.
Would I have to request the death certificates from France or the UK ?
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby MoVidger » Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm

I don't see either death on the GRO index, so you might have to request them from Paris (if available). No idea how to do that, but a Google search for Paris death records should help you.
Make sure a cause of death is normally included in 19th-century Paris death records. Death records from that era might not include cause of death. The details might just be name, age, address, and parent's names. In which case, obtaining the records won't hold much value.
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby patmblack » Fri May 22, 2020 9:29 am

Deceased Online has their burial records which states Ada was 25 & Eva was 19. Also states they were removed from Pantin, France which would explain the 1904 burials.
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby patmblack » Fri May 22, 2020 9:34 am

There is also an Emma Elizabeth Boylan in the same grave who died 1916 age 62.
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby janefoster » Fri May 22, 2020 8:16 pm

I have looked up the online French death records from the Seine-St-Denis departmental archives.
Taken from book of Pantin death records 1877-1878 (216 pages).
Note: Cause of death is not given in French records.
Their father's signature is on both records.
Rough translations:

Page 130: 6th March 1878 registration of death of Eva Boylan, no occupation, age 19, born in London, England, died yesterday at the home of her parents, 149 rue de Paris, Pantin, unmarried daughter of Henry Dillon Boylan, 'commissionaire en marchandises' age 64 and of Henrietta Jane Dun, no occupation, age 45, his wife.

Page 194: 14th October 1878 registration of death of Ada Augusta Harriet Boylan, no occupation, age 25, born in London, England, died yesterday at 1 o'clock in the morning at the home of her parents, 149 rue de Paris, Pantin, unmarried daughter of Henry Dillon Boyan, 'commissionaire en marchandises' age 64 and Henrietta Jane Dun, no occupation, age 45 his wife.
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Re: Boylan Deaths

Postby janefoster » Fri May 22, 2020 8:54 pm

'Commissionnaire en Marchandises' is 'Freight Forwarder' in google translate.

'Free BMD' shows the following births in Kensington, possibly all the same family?
Births Dec 1853
Boylan, Ada Harriet - Kensington, Vol 1a, Page 46

Births Sep 1856
Boylan, Henry - Kensington, Vol 1a, Page 30
Boylan, Henry John - Kensington, Vol 1a, Page 30

Births Mar 1858
Boylan, Mary Musgrave - Kensington, Vol 1a, Page 32 (could this be Eva?)

Births Dec 1860
Boylan, Harry Richard Chester Dillon - Kensington, Vol 1a, Page 84
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