Robert James Edmund Boggis , Rev

Robert James Edmund Boggis , Rev

b: 1863
d:
From "I Remember - Reminiscences of an octogenarian," written in 1947:

"What a contrast is revealed as I look back over the long period of three quarters of a century or more. Just fancy what life must have been like without cars and underground and with very few omnibuses and bicycles; without telephones and wireless; without cinemas and pageants; without typewriter and copying machines; whe no one smoked in public places, or ventured out with head uncovered; when short skirts and female trousers and painted lips were unknown; when almost every body attended church, and Sunday was observed with puritanical strictures - no work, no play, no worldly enjoyment; when 'OK' and Cheerio!' and 'So Long!' had not been invented - when there was no queueing, and we were not troubled by any thought of war;............"

"Sorry indeed was I to leave St Augustine's after my twelve years tenure of office............ But - to put it baldly - I had to leave, for I fell, and a lady was the cause thereof...... I had to make my choice between my beloved College and Miss Caroline Emily Skinner; and so potent were the virtues and charms of the latter that I tore myself away from the former, unwillingly indeed, but fully convinced both then and ever since that I made a wise choice....." (The College had a rule that any staff who married must leave).

This book is a very attractive read, well written and with a huge amount of information about life in Devonshire and the other places he knew. Strangely, there is almost nothing in it about his family, not even the names of his children or a note of their year and place of birth.


Effie Ray-Jones (nee Pearce):

"The Boggis family had a copy of the Skinner pedigree, which was exhibited one year in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum" (NB: I asked the Museum about this and they made (they said) an extensive search of their records and found no mention of a Skinner pedigree. I have also been unable to contact any living member of the Boggis family to ask them about it (Alan Ray-Jones)
Biography
From "I Remember - Reminiscences of an octogenarian," written in 1947:

"What a contrast is revealed as I look back over the long period of three quarters of a century or more. Just fancy what life must have been like without cars and underground and with very few omnibuses and bicycles; without telephones and wireless; without cinemas and pageants; without typewriter and copying machines; whe no one smoked in public places, or ventured out with head uncovered; when short skirts and female trousers and painted lips were unknown; when almost every body attended church, and Sunday was observed with puritanical strictures - no work, no play, no worldly enjoyment; when 'OK' and Cheerio!' and 'So Long!' had not been invented - when there was no queueing, and we were not troubled by any thought of war;............"

"Sorry indeed was I to leave St Augustine's after my twelve years tenure of office............ But - to put it baldly - I had to leave, for I fell, and a lady was the cause thereof...... I had to make my choice between my beloved College and Miss Caroline Emily Skinner; and so potent were the virtues and charms of the latter that I tore myself away from the former, unwillingly indeed, but fully convinced both then and ever since that I made a wise choice....." (The College had a rule that any staff who married must leave).

This book is a very attractive read, well written and with a huge amount of information about life in Devonshire and the other places he knew. Strangely, there is almost nothing in it about his family, not even the names of his children or a note of their year and place of birth.


Effie Ray-Jones (nee Pearce):

"The Boggis family had a copy of the Skinner pedigree, which was exhibited one year in an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum" (NB: I asked the Museum about this and they made (they said) an extensive search of their records and found no mention of a Skinner pedigree. I have also been unable to contact any living member of the Boggis family to ask them about it (Alan Ray-Jones)
Facts
  • 1863 - Birth - ; Aldborough, Yorkshire
  • BET 1823 AND MAY 1944 - Fact -
  • 1863 - Fact -
  • 1867 - Fact -
  • BET 1872 AND 1883 - Fact -
  • BET 1887 AND 1890 - Fact -
  • BET 1890 AND 1895 - Fact -
  • BET 1895 AND 1907 - Fact -
  • BET 1907 AND 1918 - Fact -
  • BET 5 NOV 1918 AND 1923 - Fact -
  • Nobility Title - Rev
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) ? Boggis , Rev
Birth
Death
Marriageto ?
Father? Boggis , Rev
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRobert James Edmund Boggis , Rev
Birth1863Aldborough, Yorkshire
Death
Marriage3 JUN 1907to Caroline Emily Skinner at St Paul's Church, Canterbury
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Robert James Edmund Boggis , Rev
Birth1863Aldborough, Yorkshire
Death
Marriage3 JUN 1907to Caroline Emily Skinner at St Paul's Church, Canterbury
Father? Boggis , Rev
Mother?
PARENT (F) Caroline Emily Skinner
Birth8 SEP 1877
Death
Marriage3 JUN 1907to Robert James Edmund Boggis , Rev at St Paul's Church, Canterbury
FatherAllan Maclean Skinner , C.M.G.
MotherEllen Shelford
CHILDREN
M? T Isaac Boggis
Birth16 JUN 1908
Death
FCecilia F E Boggis
Birth26 OCT 1910
Death
MAlan T Boggis
Birth18 NOV 1912
Death1973
Private
Birth
Death
Private
Birth
Death
Private
Birth
Death
Evidence
[S22860] 'I remember - Reminiscences of an octogenarian' by R J E Boggis
Descendancy Chart
Caroline Emily Skinner b: 8 SEP 1877
? T Isaac Boggis b: 16 JUN 1908
Cecilia F E Boggis b: 26 OCT 1910
Alan T Boggis b: 18 NOV 1912 d: 1973