Friends of Hastings Cemetery

William Shadforth & Mary Boger

AG F01

In Most Loving Memory of
William Shadforth Boger, M.A.
Who entered into rest Februry 1st 1909
Aged 76

I believe in the Communion of Saints

Through the gate of death, we pass to our Joyful Resurrection

First Marriage
Boger, William Shadforth, Bachelor, In the War Office, to Wood, Sarah, Spinster,  Full, [no occupation] residing North Cray,
St Marylebone Middlesex, 22-Aug, 1857

Second Marriage
William Shadforth Boger at Kensington, London, 1881
Mary Blackburne

1891 – 4 Highland Gardens

  BOGER   William S    Head   M   M   58   Civil Service War Office Rtd    Kent - Dover

  BOGER   Mary    Wife   M   F   45       Lancashire - Oldham

  BOGER   Henry W O    Son   S   M   26   Farmer Canadian    London - Paddington

  BOGER   Hilda M O    Daug   S   F   6       Sussex - Hastings

  BLACKBOURNE   John G    Stpson   S   M   18       Lancashire - Oldham

  BLACKBOURNE   Lionel E    Stpson   S   M   16       Lancashire - Oldham

  SOLLOWAY   Mary A    Serv   S   F   24   Nurse Domestic Servant    Overseas - British - Switzerland B. Sbjct

  CATT   Harriett    Serv   S   F   47   Cook Domestic Servant    Sussex - Ewhurst(Originally: Sussex - Ewehurst)

  JOHNSTON   Mary    Serv   S   F   24   Parlour Maid Domestic Servant    Northamptonshire - Northampton

  BRITT   Annie    Serv   S   F   24   Housemaid Domestic Servant    Sussex - Hollington

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 06 February 1909

                    OBITUARY. Mr. W. SHADFORTH BOGER
Church circles, especially at St. Leonards, have sustained a great loss with the death of Mr. William Boger, which occurred on Monday, at his residence, Highlands Gardens St. Leonards.  Mr Roger, who was 76 years of age, had been seriously ill for the past six months, and for some time previously his  failing health had given cause for anxiety his many friends in St. Leonards. He came from a Cornish family, members of which had served in the Army and Navy for many generations.  He was the third son of Mr. George Turtliff Boger, who held a commission in the Royal Artillery, and the grandson of Colonel Boger, K.H., also of the Royal Artillery. And his great grandfather was Admiral Richard Boger, who distinguished himself in the suppression of the serous Mutiny the Fleet in the year 1797.  His mother was the daughter of Admiral Albany Otway. He was educated at Charterhouse and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, taking his degree about the year 1855.  For some years he was at the War Office.  His father was one of the oldest residents in Hastings; he resided at Robertson-terrace for a great number of years.

Mr. Shadforth Boger married as his first wife, Sarah, daughter Mr. Western Wood, sometime M.P. for the city of London and niece of Lord Hatherley, formerly Lord Chancellor; and secondly, married Mary, widow of Mr. Charles Edward Blackburne, Oldham, Lancs.  His widow survives him and he also leaves one son by his first marriage, one daughter by his second marriage, and four stepsons mourn to mourn loss. In politics he was Conservative, and was a member of the Junior Carlton Club.  Through life he took a deep interest in church matters in the town, more particularly at Holy Trinity Church, where, during Dr. Crosse’s vicarate, was in the habit of reading the lessons, and latterly as Churchwarden, and afterwards sidesman, at St. John’s, Upper St. Leonards, up to the time his death.  He was on the Committee of the Clergy Orphan Association, and also the Wanstead infant Orphan Asylum. Flor many years he had acted as hon. Secretary of the Chichester Diocesan Association in the Hastings Rural Deanery.  He had a very large circle of friends among the clergy, many of whom lament his loss.  Recently, some his oldest friends, among whom was Canon Jelf, the Master of Charterbouse, old schoolfellow and a close friend, had passed away.  Another loss which he felt deeply, was the death of his colleague at St. John's Church. Mr. W. J. Benthall, who like himself, had been a famous cricketer his younger days.

Among other matters Mr. Shadforth Boger was interested more particularly in the game of chess.  He was one the first members the Hastings Chess Club, and for many years was considered locally quite in the first class. He recently gave a silver challenge cup to the Club.  He had always taken the keenest interest in cricket.  He played for the Gentlemen of Sussex, and his connection with the game dated back to those famous cricketers, Alfred Mynn, Fuller Pilch, and the Lillywhites.  He preserved interesting records of the matches in which he took part.

In connection with Mr. Shadforth Boger’s skill at chess, it is interesting to note that since 1851 he had every week solved the chess problems appearing in the Illustrated London News.  His last appearance at the Hastings Chess Club (of which he was Vice-President) was to present the Silver Match Cup called the Boger Cup.

The funeral service took place at St. John's Church yesterday (Friday) at noon.  Many members of the congregation were in mourning, and there were other signs of the respect in which Mr. Shadforth Boger was held. The Rev. Canon H. D. Jones officiated, assisted by the Revs. F. C. A. Young, F. S. Dennett and E. Herbert Taylor. The Rev. W. G. Irvine (of Portland, near Chichester, formerly Curate of St. John's) was present. The chief mourners included: Miss Hilda Boger (daughter), Captain Boger, R.N. (brother) and Mrs. Boger, Mr. James Innes Boger, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Blackburne, the Rev. L. E. Blackburne, Captain Blackburne, D.5.0.. and Mrs. Blackburne…

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