Boast, (Dr) Charles Bird from Newington, Surrey, England. Born:
14th December 1818, Newington, Surrey, England. Parents were
Dr. David Boast and Elizabeth Bird. Dr. Charles Bird Boast married
(1) Elizabeth Stormer (Born: 8th May 1818, Luton, Bedfordshire;
Died- 19th March 1865, York, Natal, daughter of Thomas Stormer
and Elizabeth Harris;) Dr. Charles Bird Boast married (2)
Catherine Jane Smith (daughter of William Smith and Isabella
Cranswick who emigrated on the Haidee. Children of Dr. Charles
Bird Boast and Elizabeth Stormer were Charles Bird Boast (Jnr);
Arthur Thomas Stormer Boast; Frederick William Boast. Children
of Dr. Charles Bird Boast and Catherine Jane Smith were Edward
Boast; Lilian Boast; Catherine Mary Boast who married Riby William
Smith (son of Robert Smith and Susannah Medd who travelled on the
Haidee); Agnes Cranswick Boast who married John Henry Smith
(brother of Riby William Smith); Constance Bird Boast. Brothers
David and Henry Boast accompanied the Boast party. Sister of Dr.
Charles Bird Boast (Snr) was Mrs. Eliza Perfect who married (1)
George Perfect & (2) Edwin Augustus King Foxon. The Perfects
arrived in December 1854 aboard the Pantaloon. Cousins of Dr.
Charles Bird Boast (Snr) were Marianne Potter (born Boast) and her
brother, Henry Boast (1st husband of Mary Smith). Another cousin
was William Boast (see below).
Boast, Mary (widow of Henry Boast who died 29th May 1850 at Hull,
Yorkshire, England). Mary Boast’s maiden name was Smith and she
was baptized on 1th September 1817 at Market Weighton, Yorkshire,
England. Her parents were Joseph Smith (born 11th January 1788,
Coxwold, Yorkshire, England; died 1868, Natal, South Africa) and Alice
Laverack (born 2th November 1788, Howden, Yorkshire, England; died
November 1839, Sancton, Yorkshire, England) who married st July 1811
at Market Weighton, Yorkshire, England. Mary Smith married (1) Henry
Boast on 2th July 1844 at Market Weighton, Yorkshire, England. Children:
Mary Alice Boast, Catherine Jane Boast, Harriet Smith Boast. Mary Boast
(born Smith) married (2) John Swales Moreland on 20th February 1858 in
St. Paul's Church, Durban and one child, Charles Mortimer Moreland, was
born to this marriage.
Boast, William, Printer and livery stable keeper, from Market Weighton,
Yorkshire, England at the time he emigrated. Born c.1812 in North Dalton,
Yorkshire, England possibly the son of William Boast and Elizabeth Maw
and, if so, then William Boast (Jnr) was a brother of Henry Boast who
organized the Haidee emigration. William Boast married Hannah Lofthouse
in the 3rd quarter of 1848 at Driffield, Yorkshire, England.
Child: Anne-Elizabeth Boast.