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The Boarmans are of English origin. Their home was in 
Devonshire and Somersetshire Counties of England. It is related 
that the inhabitants of these counties were annoyed by boars, 
and that, for their services in exterminating these animals, and 
in ridding the natives of their ravages, the family acquired the 
name of Boarnian and the right to a heraldic shield and crest. 
This coat of arms and crest is thus described: "The crest is a 
bull's head : below it is a shield with a broad bar passing through 
it from top to bottom diagonally : on the bar are three boars' 
heads: above and below this bar are arrow heads: and around 
the shield is certain colored work indicating the heraldic standing 
of the family." 

In the early records of Maryland Colonial times the name is 
written in several ways, owing doubtless to the habit of phonetic 
spelling or, perhaps, to the ignorance of the clerks. So we find 
Boreman, Boarnian, Boareman, once or twice Bowman, then Bos- 
man, the s being the present printing for the manuscript z or r. 
But the proper way is Boarnian. 

The first of the family who came to the Province of Maryland 
was William Boarman, and that was in 1G45. For in the Pro- 
ceedings of the Provincial Court there is recorded, on May 28, 
1050, a deposition of " William Boreman aged 20 yeares," to the 
effect that, about 1645, he was aboard a " certain Pynnace then 
riding in St. Inigoes Creeke," and that this boat was in command 
of a Mr. Monroe. 



In 1648 William Boreman was one of the jurors at the session 
of the Provincial Court held at St. Maries' in February ; and his 
name appears at various other sessions and in other capacities 
of the same court. On October 24, of the year 1648, he is 
party in a case wherein an amicable agreement was entered into. 
November 19, 1649, the Court ordered 60 pounds of tobacco to 
be paid to him for three days' attendance at a trial as witness 
for the plaintiff. And on February 25, 1649, he gives valu- 
able testimony for the defendant as to the writing, signing and 
delivery of a certain deed. 

The deposition above referred to tells us that, while the vessel 
on which he had been in 1645 was in St. Inigoes Creek, under 
the command of Monroe, " Mr. Richard Ingle rode in the said 
creek and the said Monroe seemed to make very little resistance 
to him, & was then employed in the wars against this Govern- 
ment." Our ancestor was a prisoner on this vessel, having 
" been taken at Mr. Copleyes House at Portoback (Portobacco) 
and brought to St. Maries." Reference, of course, is here made to 
Clayborne's and Ingle's attempts to undermine Lord Baltimore's 
rights and government. 

March 11, 1651, William Boreman appoints Mr. John Med- 
calfe as his attorney in all causes at court wherein the said 
Boreman is or shall be concerned, and on April 6, 1654, he 
appoints Mr. Richard Hotchkeyes to that position and office. 
These gentlemen do not seem to have had a sinecure, as William 
figures in many cases. On March 22, 1651, Michael Baysey 
acknowledges judgment to him for 356 pounds of tobacco, and 
on January 21, 1652, he and Francis Vanenden bind themselves 
and heirs to the sum of 2,000 pounds of tobacco as the final end 
and settlement of all differences between them. 

The most interesting data about him are gathered from the 
sessions of 1655, in one of which "William Boreman confesseth 
in Court that he's a Roman Catholick and (hat he was borne and 


bred so." (That was in the time of the rule of the Parliament 
Commissioners.) The other shows him as having aided Governor 
Stone in his uprising against the Lord Proprietary. For " William 
Boreman being convicted of Compliance with Captain William 
Stone in the last rebellion submitteth himself to the mercy of the 
Court : and thereupon (the Court) remitteth the publick offense, 
and amerceth him to pay 1000 pds. Tobacco towards the damage 
sustained by said rebellion and to remain in sheriffes custody 
until said Boreman shall pay said sum or give security for the 
payment." For William's release we doubtless feel grateful to 
Nathaniell Burroughs, who " engageth himself as security with 
said William for the payment of the sum abovesaid and for his 
Good abearance to the present Government in the penalty of one 
hundred pound Sterling." 

The acts of the Council give us some insight into the prominent 
part he played in the events of those days when Cecilius Calvert 
was the Lord Proprietary and Charles Calvert was Governor 
(1661-1675). His name is now almost invariably written Boar- 
nian, and he is called Captain, afterwards Major. 

The Council held at Spesntia, May lo, 1661, took some action 
to afford aid against Indian and other lawless attacks against the 
people and government of the Province. Fifty men were ordered 
by the Assembly to be sent to Sasquehannough Forte to aid the 
Sasquehannoughs. Captain John Odber was placed in command, 
and, of the fifty, four were selected from Captain William Boar- 
man's company. In 1660 he was Captain of the government 
militia, and the next year was appointed to raise a company 
against the Indians. Again, on April 10, 1686, the Council 
orders Major Boarman to go and take measures to keep the 
English from annoying the Indians. 

While engaged in these military enterprises, he also was com- 
missioned in civil capacities, for in 1667 he was one of those who 
were sent to lay off and apportion the lands acquired from the 


Indians by treaty of peace. These lands lay between Mattawoman 
Creek and Pascattaway Creek. During this year, too, lie was one 
of the coroners for the upper part of St. Mary's County, while 
in 1664, May 26, together with Stephen Horsey and Captain 
William Thorne, Captain William Boarman, Gent m , formed the 
commission empowered to grant lands (for six months) to all who 
wanted to come to the Province from Northton County, otherwise 
called Accomack, in Virginia. 

The colonists were engaged, when not at war, in trading with 
the Indians. The Captain, on March 25, 1663, was licensed also 
to trade with them, but he bound himself (Captain William 
Boarman, Gent n ) "to pay to the Lord Proprietary in the just and 
full sum of 500 pounds Ster. Eng. money, if he docs not yield up 
to the Lord Pro]), or his heirs, the 10 th part in weight & value of 
all commodities traded with the Indians." I find also that the 
Assembly, in November, 1682, gave Major Boarman permission 
to trade with the Indians in Calvert County, in Ann Arundell 
and St. Mary's Counties. 

About this time he is accused, in conjunction with Darnell and 
Edward Pye, of inciting the Senecas to kill the Protestants. The 
hue and cry were raised that these Mere in danger, and that the 
Catholics aimed to get entire control of the government and were 
enlisting the Indians on their side. The better to secure their aid, 
the Catholics were alleged to have impressed the Indians with the 
fear that the Protestants were going to kill them. The three men 
just mentioned were accused of being the leaders, and Indians 
were brought in to swear that Mr. Boarman cursed (God Dam) 
and had declared to the Indians that the Protestants were going to 
kill the Catholics and then the Indians. But the Council, after 
due examination and deliberation, cleared these gentlemen of the 
charge, and so declared on March 28, 1689. 

A commission had been apppointed and had gone to Zachiah 
Fort to interrogate the Indians about this matter. "The Emperor 


called the great men who declared that Coll. Darnell & Coll. Pye 
and Major Boarman had no Conference with the Indians on the 
subject in question and said that the Indian, named Wawoostough, 
the one who reported the words and trouble to Mr. Burr Harris, 
was a runaway from them and an Idle person." Notwithstanding 
the favorable judgment passed by the Council, I find Matthew 
Tennison, of St. Mary's County, in December, 1690, repeating 
the same accusation under oath. 

Finally, the Acts of Assembly present our ancestor as taking 
part in its deliberations. In March, 1671, he was Deputy for St. 
Mary's County, in the assembly held at St. Mary's town, and was 
on several honorable committees and commissions. Besides this, 
these Acts tell us that in 1669 (April-May) Captain William Bore- 
man received pay in tobacco for services rendered the Province. 
In 1676 Major William Boreman received portion of the tobacco 
publicly levied as taxes, and on September 9, 1681, the Upper 
House wrote on his petition that it thought the 2,000 pounds 
of tobacco voted November, 1678, and allowed Major William 
Boarman for his services to his country when sent against the 
Nantieoke Indians, was far short of his merits, as they had used 
him as their only interpreter from 1675 to 1681, in the negotia- 
tions had with the Choptico, the Mattawomau, the Promunckey, 
the Nangemy, the Mattapenny and Paseattaway Indians, and it 
recommends the Lower House to make up the deficiency and vote 
the appropriation. This was discussed at several sessions from 
September to November and finally passed. Moreover, Major 
William Boareinan is recorded in other different places as having 
been paid now 1,400 pounds, now 800 pounds, and again 2,400 
pounds of tobacco; while in October, 1682, the same person, 'Mate 
high Sherif of St. Mary's Co., prays for compensation of J 000 
pds. Tobacco for the execution of William Sewick, and for the 
custody of (Jeorge Godfrey who had been recently released by act 
of the Council." 


I now meet with the entry that, in 1682, a Mr. William Bore- 
man, Sr., is on a commission to lay out some lands. The follow- 
ing episode is also recorded. It appears that a William Goodwin, 
aged sixteen years, had bound himself to Captain Joseph Eaton 
for the purpose of learning the art of navigation. The voyage 
was made to Maryland. But, when they got there, William 
Goodwin was sold as a slave to Thomas Gerard. His sister, Mrs. 
Audrey Beale, wife of Captain Richard Beale, who was one of 
His Majesty's Brigadiers, petitions the King for his release, and 
in the petition it is stated that this boy is the nephew of AVilliam 
Boreman, Sr. The Provincial Commissioners recommended that 
Eaton deliver the boy to his agent for transportation back to 
England. But the Governor prevailed on the petitioner " to let 
this Business fall," December, 1684. Thirdly, William Boreman, 
Jr., is one of the Gentlemen Justices of St. Mary's County during 
1679 and 1680. From this I judge that there was a second 
William Boarman in Maryland, younger and coining later than 
the other to the Province. This conclusion is certain, not only 
from the above statement, but also because the study of the grants 
of land made to them, and of the wills they made, reveal two of 
the same name existing contemporaneously and yet of no blood 
relationship. The first William— the earliest one on record, who 
died in 1709 — had no son by the name of William, while the 
second one had. Hence, the second was called senior. Besides, the 
first one, in a codicil to his will, leaves a testimony-of his esteem 
and friendship to William Boarman, " his true friend." Therefore, 
in what follows I shall designate the first as Number 1 and the 
other as Number 2. 

Land Grants. 

I have before me copies of various patents and grants of land 
which I secured from the Land Office at Annapolis, as well as 
copies of some and extracts from others of the wills made by the 


family up to the year 1 800. From them I have studied out their 
various possessions and have been enabled to form a pretty correct 
line of descent for the present survivors. Some names are not 
mentioned, and the marriages with other families are not studied 
all through, partly for lack of access to a few of the descend- 
ants, but chiefly because the church records were destroyed in 
a fire many years ago at St. Thomas' Manor, and the court 
records were lost in a similar way by the destruction of the 
Charles County Court House at Port Tobacco some few years 

I have two series of land grants, and I am confident they are 
exact. William Boarman, No. 1, sometimes called Major, at other 
times Captain, obtained the first grant of land, and that was in 
1661. At this time — February 17 — he obtained a patent for 
"Boarman's Rest," of 1,000 acres, adjoining the land of William 
Calvert, and on June 19, 1661, for 50 acres, called " Assertion," 
adjoining the land of Thomas Gerrard. He, however, surrendered 
up said grants into the Secretary's office, when a new survey was 
made and a new grant issued to him for above named lands by 
the name of " Boarman's Rest," 767 acres, and lying in St. Mary's 
County. This was March 9, 1672, the resurvey being made May 
10, 1670. (This part of St. Mary's County was afterwards ceded 
to form part of Charles County.) " Boarman's Rest " lay with 
Zachiah Swamp as its western boundary. I have the courses and 
distances of this tract, as well as of the others which follow; but 
the names of the creeks and runs have changed, and I am unable 
to locate them very definitely. 

In 1699, October 3, another tract was surveyed for him of 857 
acres, called "Addition," adjoining " Boarman's Manor," being in 
St. Mary's County, now called Charles County, on the southeast 
side of Zachiah Swamp, in the woods. It was around about 
"Indian Fields" and "Daly's Rest" and "Boarman's Reserve," 
and near Mr. John Bowling's land called "Charley." 


The same year there was granted the Major a patent for 1,000 
acres, called " His Lordship's Favor," lying on Zachiah Manor. 
Bnt this was assigned, on September 2, 1G99, to Hugh Tears, of 
Charles County, and, having been by him bequeathed to his wife 
Eleanor and Elizabeth, his daughter, the patent was issued to 
these two on July 10, 1705. 

Again, 780 acres, on the east side of Zachiah Swamp, and 
bounded by Mr. William Williams' land called "Lanternam" 
(which afterwards became the Major's), and lying in St. Mary's 
County, were granted Major William Boarman July 5, 1686, 
and called " Wardle." They had been surveyed August 29, 

The last patent I notice was issued October 10, 1686 (being 
surveyed November 2, 1685), for 588 acres, called "Boarraan's 
Reserve," and bounded by Richard Edelin's White Oak, by a tree 
of a parcel of land called " Lanternam," and by another standing 
by Zachiah Swamp side. 

Now this is the tract obtained by William Boarman, Sr., or 
No. 2, viz. : 

" Boarman's Content," consisting of 1,000 acres, which had 
been granted July 24, 1661, to George Thomson (a gift from the 
Lord Proprietary, as one of his faithful followers), and known as 
" Thomson's Rest." Thomson sold the same to William Fox, of 
Bristol, England, merchant. But Fox failed to pay the rent for 
the said "Thomson's Rest" (so the records state). Then William 
Boarman, paying to the Receiver General of the Province 20,000 
pounds of tobacco, which the first William Boarman was not able 
to do, a grant was issued to him for that tract resurveyed and 
called " Boarman's Content." It was situated in Charles County, 
on the cast side of Piscataway River, on the north side of Piscat- 
away Creek, and adjoining " Luke Barbour's Land." It was 
resurveyed December 21, 1671, and patent issued on March 1, 


William Boarman, Jr., received, November 10, 1703, a patent 
for "Timberwell," 200 acres, which had been surveyed for hiin 
on June 2. It was in Charles County, on the east side of Zachiah 
Swamp, and, from the description, contiguous to land held by the 
other Boarman. 

The same William, Jr., and his wife Monica were granted a 
piece of land in St. Mary's County, next to a tract hold by 
Ozwald Neal and called " Saint Winefred's Freehold," and com- 
prising 263 acres, which was called "Saint Dorothy." The survey 
was made June 25, 1714, and patent issued April 10, 1715. 

Lastly, on June 10, 1734, William Boarman obtained a patent 
for land resurveyed April 14, 1725. According to the records, a 
patent was issued to his grandfather May 10, 1G7G, for 3,333 
acres, called " Boarman's Manor," which was resurveyed by his 
sen, William Boarman, ami still called "Boarman's Manor," 
November 10, 1719; but he died before the patent was issued, 
and now his son William applied for the same. The resurvey 
was made, and Boarman's Manor included 3,078 acres, A. 1). 1734. 
All told, 1 think about thirty tracts of land were in the posses- 
sion of the IJoarinans. Some were new surveys of old grants and 
others were new accessions. The wills I have seen make mention 
of " Boarman's Enlargement," " Boarman's Meadows," " Boar- 
man's Help," "George's Rest/' "Calvert's Mope," but I do not 
know when or how acquired. But I am quite sure none of these 
lands are in the hands of any members of the family with whom 
T am acquainted. The lands they accjuired at first were situated 
in that part of the country which was ceded to the Province by 
treaty with the Indians after these had been brought to submission 
by the Government. The lands of William No. 1, lay in the present 
eastern part of Charles County, and those of William No. 2, to the 
west. Boarman's Manor was in the centre, westward. 




Interesting as all this is, more interesting, because more per- 
sonal, is the tracing of the lines of descent. This is easy up to 
1773. The wills afford abundant data. But after the Revolution 
the family began to scatter. Even then it is not very hard to 
trace the several main branches, though some individuals have 
strayed beyond reach. If ever they see these pages, they may 
themselves be able to trace their connection with the parent stems. 
The following is the first attempt I know of to write the Boarman 
genealogy. Will any one make it more perfect? 








WILLIAM BOARMAN, No. 1, departed this life in 1709, and, 
by will, left 1,000 pounds of tobacco to the Church and a similar 
amount to the poor. He made provision that his son Benedict and 
his heirs should keep in repair the chapel that " is now standing on 
my dwelling plantation," and, in case of any neglect on the part of 
this son or his heirs, then the plantation called " Boarman's Best" 
shall fall to the next surviving heir. To his son Francis Ignatius he 
guvo " Lanternani," and to his son John Baptist part of " George's 
Best." The chapel just mentioned is supposed to have stood on or near 
the site of the present church of Bryantown, Charles County, Md. 

His wife was Mary Boarman ; his sons were Benedict, Francis 
Ignatius and John Baptist ; his daughters were Clare, Mary and 
Ann Brooke. 

IIoiumIIcCn lino is an follows, with Benedict Leonard as his son. I 
have (bund no other oilspring mentioned. 
Benedict Leonard died in 1757, and devised " Boarman's Rest," 
" Boarman's Enlargement " and " Boarman's Addition." 
Issue — Sons : Benedict, Daughters : Catharine Gardiner, 
Leonard, Mary Boarman, 

Basil, Elener Boarman, 

Richard, Jane Boarman. 


-1. Leonard, son of Benedict Leonard, died 1794. His wife 
was named Elizabeth (nee Jenkins) ; his sons were 
Joseph, Charles, Sylvester; his daughters, Catharine 
Gardiner, Monica Ed el in and Anne Gardiner. Joseph 
was appointed sole executor. 


(1). Joseph (son of Leonard), whose will was made 
November 14, 1825, begot: 
(a). Benedict L., Sarah E. Posey, 
(6). Joseph S., Catharine M. Boarman. 

Frederick M., (grandson, Joseph A. Knott), 
Walter F., (granddaughter, Sarah J. Posey). 
(a). The wife of Benedict L. (Rebecca) died 

January 29, 1857. 
(b). Joseph S., who married a Miss Fairfax, 
of Virginia, and who died in 1854, 
left issue : 
Walter Fairfax, Sarah, 
Frederick, Maria> 

Joseph S. 

Walter Fairfax (M. D.) begot : 
John Walter, Mary Julia, 

Joseph 8., Ellen Rose, 

William Ignatius, Emily. 

William Ignatius is now living 
and has a family at Bryan- 
town, Md. He is a physician. 

(2). Charles (son of Leonard) married a Miss Edelin 
and died in 1819. He taught at Georgetown 
College from 1797-1819, and is buried in the 
College grave-yard. His issue was: 
(a). Charles, Admiral, U. S. Navy, who married a 
Miss Anna Abell, of St. Mary's County, 
and died at Martinsburg, W. Va., not 
long ago. Their daughter, Miss Anna 
Boarman, lives in Martinsburg. 
(b). Dr. Joseph George, who, in 1812, married 
Miss Lucy Dyer. His issue: 


Sylvester Baker (died November 10, 1890), 
Thomas D., "\ Rose, 

William D., > Dead. Susannah, ") -^ , 
Robert, ) Mary, j 

Sylvester Baker man-ied Maria L. 
Children : William W., 

Charles V. (M. D.), 
George C, 
All living in Washington, D. C. 
(c). Courtney Boar man, who married Mary Ede- 
lin, with offspring Leonard and Thomas. 
(d). Aloysius Boarman, who married Miss Gar- 
(e). Anna Boarman, who married Samuel Queen. 
Children : Joseph, Maria, 

Thomas. Sarah, 
(/). Elizabeth Boarman, who married Marsham 
Children: Charles (M. D.), Marcellina, 
Theodore. Rose. 

(g). Sallie Boarman (single). 
(3). Rev. Sylvester Boarman (son of Leonard), who 
studied at Liege, Belgium, became a priest ; 
came to Maryland as a priest in 1774; exer- 
cised the ministry in Harford County, Md., 
from 1793-1797, when he was transferred to 
Charles County, and died at Newtown in 1811. 

B. Richard, son of Benedict Leonard, went to St. Mary's 
County, and died there in 1782 ; he left a widow, Ann 
Boarman, and three daughters, Catharine, Louisa and 
Ann, making in his will some bequests to his sisters, 
Elinor and Jane, and to his nephew, Benedict, son of 
his deceased brother George. 


C. George Boarman, son of Benedict Leonard, died in 1768. 
His wife was Mary ; his brother was Richard ; his sons 
were Benedict and Aloysius, and his daughters were 
Elizabeth, Eleanor and Mary, 
(a). Benedict died in 1815. 

Issue: Richard Benedict, Elizabeth, 
George S. Catharine, 

(6). Elizabeth died (unmarried) in 1825. 

Francis Ignatius, second son of William, No. 1, had but one son, 
as far as ascertainable, and that was Ignatius, who died in 
1743, mentioning in his will four sons, Gerard, William, 
Francis and John. 

I. John, who died in 1750, left a widow, Elizabeth; sons, Rich- 
ard, Joseph, Raphael and Bennet ; daughter, Henrietta 

A. Raphael died in 1781. Wife, Elinor; sons, Joseph and 

John Baptist ; daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, 

Juliana, Sarah. (The sons were not yet eighteen 

years old.) 

(1). John B. died in Georgetown, D. C, in 1813, 

and in his will made bequests to his cousin, 

Raphael W. Boarman, of Georgetown, and 

to his nephew, Raphael Horace Boarman, 

of Charles County. The lands devised were 

"Addition" and "Bachelor's Hope," the last 

having been purchased from John Leiper. 

(2). Elizabeth married Mr. Underwood (Charles 

(3) Rebecca married Mr. Edelin. 
(4). Sarah married Mr. Barrett. (The last two lived 
in Georgetown.) 


B. Bennet's issue was Raphael and John H. 

(1). Raphael (of Bennet) died in 1807. 
Son : Raphael Hoskins. 
Daughters: Mary Ann Fenwick, 

Eleanor Phehe Fenwick, 
Dorothy Smith Boarman, 
Ann Wharton Boarman, 
Elizabeth Harriet Boarman. 
The wife of Raphael Hoskins was E. M. 
Boarman. Elizabeth Harriet was a 
nun at Georgetown, D. C, and her 
name in religion was Sister Bene- 

(2). John H. Boarman (brother of Raphael and 
nephew of Joseph) died in 1804. His wife 
was named Sarah Teresa ; his sons were 
George W., Bennet 11., John Baptist and 
Michael ; his daughters were Mildred, 
Matilda, Mary Louisa and Juliana. Lands 
dovised were ''Calvert's Hope," "Boatman's 
Rest," " Boarman's Meadows," " Boarman's 
Help" and "Boarman's Enlargement." 

II. Francis (son of Ignatius) went to St. Mary's County, and 
died there in 1773. It seems his wife had died before 
him, for he leaves his orphan children to the care of 
others, viz. : 

His son Francis Ignatius was intrusted to Mr. George Slye. 

His son John was intrusted to Mr. Richard Boarman. 

His daughter Sarah was intrusted to Mrs. Henrietta Plowden. 

John Baptist, third son of William, No. 1. His sons, as I glean 
from the will of Richard Bennet Boarman (son of John 
Baptist), were Richard Bennet, Joseph and Raphael. 


Richard Bennet. His wife, Mary Ann ; sons, Raphael and 
Richard Bennet ; daughters, Ellender and Elizabeth. 
He made his will in 1752 and died in 1758. 
(a). Raphael probably married Elizabeth Thompson. Died 
in 180G. 
Their issue : Raphael, Jr., Ensign, U. S. A., in 1776. 
(b). Richard Bennet, First Lieutenant in 1776. 

This line I have been unable to trace further. 

The Baltimore Branch. 

In 1805, April 15, Ignatius Boarman was married in Baltimore to 
Mary Kintz. He had been some little time a resident of this city. 
He was born at Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md. ; but his father 
died when he was quite a boy, and Ignatius was about sixteen years of 
age when he came to Baltimore. His mother married again in Wash- 
ington a man named Harding. I feel confident he was the son of 
William who was the son of the Ignatius who died in 1743. I am sure 
he descended from one of the lines above described, because his eldest 
child and daughter, Rebecca, my maternal grandmother, used to tell 
mo that, though she married a George Boarman, of Charles County, 
ho was not related to her. Now this George, as will be seen below, 
was a lineal descendant of William Boarman, whom I have above 
designated as No. 2. 

Ignatius, with all his children save Rebecca and another, migrated 
to the West sometime between about 1838 or 1840. His 
issue and their whereabouts follow : 
(a). Rebecca, born February 8, 1806, and died in October, 1887, 
married George Boarman, of Charles County, in 
Issue: (1). Celestia, born 1823 (now living), who mar- 
ried a Mr. Swift, of Massachusetts. 
(2). John, born 1825. 
(3). Henry Augustine, born 1827. 


(4). Mary Clare, born 1839, who in 1856 mar- 
ried Cornelius Thomas, and died in 
October, 1874. 
Issue (now living) : Rev. C. F. Thomas, 
Norbourn Thomas 

Claude Thomas, 
Charles Thomas. 

(b). William, born 1808, whose wife's Christian name was Agnes. 
Issue: William Alfred, now living in Washington, D. C, 
and a daughter who entered a Religious Sis- 
terhood ; Charles Francis, born 1839 (?). 
(c). Ignatius, Jr., born 1809, who married (1831) Sarah Ann 
Issue : John Warner, Margaret Louise, 

Joseph Aloysius. Mary Elizabeth. 
(d). Charles Sylvester (M. D.), born 1816, living now in Boon- 
ville, Mo. 
Issue: By marriage with Eliza Adelaide Smith, of Vir- 
ginia, in 1840 — Mary Ellen, Emily, Charles, 
Robert, Mary Lee, Anna, Rev. Marshall 
Boarman, S. J., Frank and Jerome. 
By marriage with Pauline Sloan, in St. Louis, 
1861 — Anthony, Thomas, James, Adelaide, 
Elizabeth, George, Florence, Willis and 
(e). John Athanasius, born 1818, who married Jane Dunklin. 
(/")• Jerome George, born 1820, who married (1856) Laura A. 
Horner, of Kansas City, Mo., and is still living. 
Issue : Jerome Augustine, Mary Ada, 

John Thomas. Julia Henrietta. 

((/). Cecilia Agnes, born 1822 (dead). 

(/i). Thomas M., born 1824, who married Mary Mills (1854); 
lived in San Francisco. 


Issue: (1). Louise, who married James B. Metcalfe. 
Children : Thomas Orent, 
James Vernon. 
(2). Marguerite. 

(3). Thomas Mills, who married Sarah Buckley, 
with issue as follows: 
Thomas Mills, Mabelle, 
Marguerite, Beatrice. 

(;). Frances Helen. 

There is also in Cathedral records the baptism of Mar- 
garet Cecilia, born 1852 of Jeremiah and Margaret 
Boarman. Who they are and where they are, I 
don't know. 

John, a brother of Ignatius, Sr. 

Mary, a sister of Ignatius, Sr. She married a Mr. Coombs, of Ken- 

Elizabeth} sister also of Ignatius, Sr., who married a Mr. Reynolds, 
of Bardstown, and whose son was Bishop Reynolds, of 
Charleston, S. C. 

The Harford County Branch. 

Rohert IJoarinan married Mary AVheeler in 1790. Who his father 
was and where he was born is not apparent. He was a 
trustee of the Catholic Church at Hickory, Md., from 1819 
to 1821. 
His children were: William, 

Benjamin Wheeler, 



Sarah (who married Mr. Robinson), 

Louisa (who married Mr. Scott), 

Catharine (who married Dr. Bussey), 

Mary Ann (who married Mr. Moore). 



(a). Benjamin W., born 1800, married Jane Caroline Jame- 
son, of Charles County, and died in 1869. 
Issue: E. Alexander, born 1837, died 187G. 

Robert R. Boarman, a distinguished attorney- 

at-law, of Towson, Md. 
Columbus, who lives in the State of Texas. 
Frank (now dead). 

(b). Edward married a Miss Martha C. Morgan and then a 
Miss McAttee. 
I find the record of one child, James Lee, son of 
Edward and Martha C. Morgan, born in 
January, 1840. 

(e). Catharine was married in 1837 to Dr. Henry G. Bussey. 

In the grave-yard of St. Ignatius' Church, Hickory, a stone bears 
the inscription: "Caroline, wife of A. J. Boarman, died 1806." 

St. Vincent's Church records mention the baptism, January 3, 1843, 
of Eliza A. Boarman, wife of Dr. Boarman. (She was the first wife 
of Dr. Charles Boarman, now of Boonville, Mo.) 

The Descendants of William Boa km an, Sr., or No. 2. 

WILLIAM IJOAUMAN, Sr., or No. 2. This William died in 
1720, and his Will mentions his wife, Mary, and sons, William, Thomas 
James and Joseph ; daughters, Surah, Jane and Mary. 

William, Jr., who died in 1720; wife, Monica. They had three 
children, William, James, Elizabeth. He mentions an uncle, 
Benjamin, and a cousin, Raphael Neal. 

William, grandson of William, Sr., died in 1767. lie it was who 
had renewed his grandfather's patent for " Boarman's 
Manor." His wife was named Winnilred ; children, 
William, Edward and Mary Ann. 


William, great-grandson of William, Sr., whose wife was 
Dorothy, died in 1780. 
Issue: Ignatius, Mary Ann, 
William, Sussannah. 
Girard S. (son of Girard), who died in 1840. Wife, 
Son : George, who married Rebecca Boarman 
in Baltimore in 1821. (My grandfather 
and grandmother.) Issue (pp. 20, 21). 
Daughter : Elizabeth Loretto, who married a Mr. 
McWilliams. Their son lives now in 
Baltimore with his wife and children. 

Joseph (son of William, Sr.), must have died unmarried. Dying 
in 1730, he left all he had to his mother, Mary, and to his 
brother, Thomas James. 

Thomas James (son of William, Sr.), died in 1785. Wife's name, 
Jean; sons, Thomas James, Joseph, Edward, Raphael, James 
and liev. John C ; daughter, Sarah. 

(1). Rev. John C. Boarman, born 1743, studied at Liege; returned 
to Maryland a priest in 1774, and was buried at 
Newtown, Md., in 1794. 

(2). Raphael, born 1749, died 1829. 

Raphael's wife, Mary, 1765-1786. 
Raphael's son, Walter. 

(3). Joseph died in 1797, and left three sons and three daughters, 
(a). Henry, First Lieutenant, Third Maryland Battalion. 
(6). Michael, who died in 1832 and left all he had to his 

wife, Teresa, 
(c). John Chrysostom, who died in 1844 and left one 
son, Joseph, and a daughter, Adeline. 

Edwart 1 begot IVrary, who married Raphael Boarman (page 24, (2). 
Wilfrid, who died unmarried. 
James, who married Mary Bradford (whose mother was 

Issue — Eliza, who married Charles Lancaster. 
Mary, " Lewis A. Jenkins. 

Henrietta, " Dr. William Queen. 

' Eleanor and Harriet died unmarried. 

(James was the grandfather of Mrs. Faxon and Mrs. John 0. Thompson 

of Baltimore). 
William's issue was Ignatius, William, Clement, Girard, Mary Ann and 

Girard married Miss Sewalk, of Virginia, with issue. \ 
a) Girard S., whose first wife was Mary Queen. 
^ Children — (1) George, who married Rebecca Boarman in Balti- 

more in 1821. (My grandfather and grand- 
mother.) Issue (pp. 20, 21). 
(2) Mary Ann and Susan, who both became Visitation 
Nuns at Georgetown. 
Secoii'l wife was Oatherine Neale, by whom came Elizabeth Loretto, who 
married a Mr. Mc Williams. Their son lives now in Baltimore with 
his wife and children, 
bl Ann, who married Francis Queen. 

Issue — Dr. William Queen, who married Henrietta, daughter of 

James Boarman, as above. These are the grand- 1 

parents of Sister Xavier Queen. (Park Avenue 

\ Convent). 

c/ Mary, who married Mr. Wright, of Virginia, whose daughter 

became a Nun at Georgetown. .-- 


There is on record the will of John Boarman, of Thomas. I am 
unable to place him. He died in 1813. His wife was 
Monica; his sons were Francis, Tobias, Aloysius (1794- 
1798) and George; his daughters were Catharine, Matilda, 
Mary Ann and Martha. 
Francis married Monica Hagon, of Kentucky. 1903784 
Issue: (1). Teresa, who married Mr. Waltham, and lived 
in Missouri. 
(2). Another daughter married Joseph Thompson. 
(3). A third daughter married Thomas Bowling. 

Both of Charles County. 
(4). George and (5) Matilda remained single. 
(6). Tobias, who married Sarah Ann Edelin. 
I, Issue : Francis (never married). 

Mary H. (living in Washington, 

D. C). 
Robert I., whose three sons and one 

daughter live in Baltimore. 
Another son married Mary E. 
McClelland, of Richmond, Ind. 
His widow lives in Washington. 

I. In Charles County : 

(1). Eleanor, sister of Leonard, Richard and George, died 
unmarried, and left her estate to her nephews, 
Joseph, Charles (sons of Leonard) and Benedict 
(son of George), and to her nieces, Mary (daughter 
of George) and Teresa (?). 

(2). Eleanor, whose children were Richard Holmes and 
Mary Holmes B. 

(3). John W., whose wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexius 
Lancaster, died January 29, 1857, aged thirty years. 

(4). Joseph Millions, of Thomas. 

(5). Alexius Boarman, who was living (and of age) in 181G. 


II. In District of Columbia : 

(1). Susan Boarman (died 1822), whose mother was Elizabeth 

and whose sister was Mary Ann. 
(2). Raphael Horace Boarman, of Charles County, died in 

Georgetown in 1861. His sister was Mrs. Fenwiek. 

He probably was a son of Raphael (of Bennet). 
(3). Richard A. Boarman (died 1869) and his wife, Elizabeth, 

who survived him. 

(4). Sarah Boreman, of Georgetown (died 1870), whose niece 
was Elizabeth Young. 

(5). Charles L. Boarman (died 1870) and his wife, Mary, 
who survived him. 

Perhaps more and fuller details of family history may in time 
be forthcoming. What I have gathered will serve as a basis for 
other compilations. I do not pretend to have gathered all — only 
what is found in printed records. 

It is interesting to know that during the Revolutionary War 
some members of the family were not absent from the American 
ranks. When filling vacancies in the military, the Committee of 
Observation for Charles County recommended Raphael Boarman, 
Jr., Ensign, and Richard Bennet Boarman, First Lieutenant, for 
promotion. These were accordingly appointed March 7, 1776. 

The Council of Safety, June, 1776, ordered Henry Boarman, 
First Lieutenant, of Charles County, to be paid £46.10. Pie 
belonged to the Third Maryland Battalion of the ''Flying Camp" 
from 1776 to . 

Besides this, in a memorial gotten up in 1775 and presented to 
the Charles County authorities, Gerrard Boarman, Henry Boarman, 
Edward Boreman, Sr., Richard Boarman and Raphael Boarman 
are among the signers to the petition, and it recommended "That 



Patrick Graham, of Port Tobacco, feel the mercy and clemency of 
the Authorities and be restored to freedom." 

(1). Gerrard was the son of Ignatius, who died in 1750. 

(2). Henry, First Lieutenant, son of Joseph, who died in 1797. 

(3). Edward Boreman, Sr., son of William, who died in 1767. 
He had a son, who is mentioned as Edward Boarmau, Jr. 

(4). Richard Bennet, First Lieutenant, and Raphael were sons 
of Richard Bennet, who died in 1758. 

(5). Raphael Boarraan, Jr., son of the Raphael just mentioned. 

Thus both lines of the family were represented in the War of 
the Revolution. 

I subjoin a copy of a letter written by Rev. Sylvester Boarman 
to Archbishop Carroll : 

" I left Baltimore yesterday evening in great trouble of mind. Our 
affairs in Harford in a most deplorable state. I am without a shilling 
to go through all the labour and hardships of my extensive Missions and 
without the least assistance spiritual or temporal. Our new Trustees are 
chosen and have nothing done for mo. Either I must have both farms 
restored to my solo management immediately that 1 may provide in 
future for myself or my pension 35 (pounds) for the past year must be 
furnished without delay as I am really suffering for necessaries. If I 
may be allowed to make a choice, I would rather retire from both farms 
with a pension as above of thirty five pounds per annum, and give up 
the farms to some vigorous active American, English or Irish gentleman, 
who can also assist me on the Missions sometimes as occasions might 
require ; for I never will agree they should remain in or hereafter be 
put again into French hands. Whatever reform in your management 
may be decided on, I beg you will be so kind as to furnish me a Gentle- 
man able and proper to assist me on this mission as I cannot hereafter 
go through the fatigues of it alone. I will be very thankful for an 
answer by the first occasion. I am with due esteem your very humble 

" Sylv / Boarman." 


In the small work Old Catholic Maryland and Its Early Jesuit 
Missionaries, the Rev. William P. Treacy, on page 152, gives a 
brief account of Father John Boarman's life and labors. But he 
states that he had two brothers in the Society (of Jesus), Charles 
and Sylvester. Now I believe this statement cannot be verified. 
Father John was the son of Thomas James Boarman (son of 
William, Sr., or William, No. 2), while Father Sylvester was the 
son of Leonard, of the line of William, No. 1. They were not 
even cousins. Father John Boarman had no brother by the name 
of Sylvester or Charles. Charles Boarman was, indeed, a brother 
of Sylvester, but was not a priest. He was educated with Sylvester 
and John at the Jesuit College, Liege, Belgium, and taught at 
Georgetown College, D. C, from the year 1797 to 1819. He died 
in 1819, and is buried in the College grave-yard. But he was a 
married man, and his offspring is mentioned on page 16 of this 

There seems to have been no other priest in the family until the 
present time. The Rev. Marshall Boarman is a Jesuit belonging 
to the province of Missouri, and I belong to the -Archdiocese of 
Baltimore. Father James T. Gardiner, S. J., of the Maryland- 
New York Province, and Father Edward Dyer, p. S. S., D. D., 
must be mentioned, for by marriage the Boarmans became related 
to the Gardiners, just as the Edelins, the Thompsons, the Queens, 
the Dyers and the Neales — all honorable and respected families of 
Charles County, Md. 

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