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William Boone - Born in Dr William's Library 1799

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Lucy Report 19 Apr 2019 23:31

My ancestor was listed on family search as his birth being in a Dr William's library

William Boone
Birth Date:
30 Jul 1799
:-D :-D

Who was Dr Williams and where was his library.

He is also listed on Find my past as a non conformist.
England & Wales Non-Conformist Births And Baptisms
First name(s) William Crawford
Last name Boone
Birth year 1799
Birth date 30 Jul 1799
Place -
Denomination Dissenters
Father's first name(s) Thomas
Mother's first name(s) Mary
County London
Country England
William Boone

William Boone
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975



SylviaInCanada Report 19 Apr 2019 23:43

Where have you looked?

Have you tried Googling "Dr Williams Library"??

I ask because this is what we would do first, and it helps to know what you have done, and found


JoyLouise Report 20 Apr 2019 07:41

Lucy, Sylvia is right.

It's worth searching online for Dr Williams's Library, which was a registry for non-conformist births.

I have no idea of the source for the information you mentioned but here he is - with a little more information.

WIlliam Crawford Boone, son of Thomas Boone and Mary, his wife who was the daughter of William and Theodora Crawford, was born in the Parish of St Giles, Middlesex on 30 July 1799.

Registered at Dr Williams's Library, Redcross Street nr Cripplegate, London on 12 Nov 1799.

Registrar: J L Towers.

(A copy of the original piece is available online so you could download it.)

I'd search non-conformist as well as other records for William's parents and grandparents, not least because you have a head start with the names of his maternal grandparents.

Good hunting.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Apr 2019 09:25

Amongst its aims was that, for a small fee, it kept a central registry of births mainly (but not solely) within non-conformist families, to avoid the necessity of having to have a child baptised in the Anglican church. It had variable success; up to 49,000 births were registered there until after a few months of the General Register Office for England and Wales starting up in 1837, following the Births and Deaths Registration Act the previous year. These registers are now at The National Archives under class RG5 and indexed in RG4.

Full article here's_Library

You may find this site helpful & possibly be able to see the original entry

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Apr 2019 09:30


William Boone 1799 Birth St Giles, Middlesex RG5/022


Lucy Report 20 Apr 2019 18:14

Thank you, you have all been most helpful.


SylviaInCanada Report 20 Apr 2019 22:57

FindMyPast is a good source for non-conformist births ................. if you don't have a sub, try one of their 14 day free trials

An older sister Hannah Crawford Boone is shown as born in the Parish of St Martin in the Fields, but registered at Dr Boone's Library ..............

First name(s) Hannah Crawford
Last name Boone
Birth year 1797
Birth date 03 Sep 1797
Place St Martin in the Fields
Birth place as transcribed St Martins In The Fields
Denomination -
Father's first name(s) Thomas
Mother's first name(s) Mary
County Middlesex
Country England
The National Archives reference TNA/RG/5/22
Description Certificate nos: C 1501-1750
Record set England & Wales Non-Conformist Births And Baptisms


SylviaInCanada Report 20 Apr 2019 22:59

I also discovered in my searches yesterday evening that brothers Thomas and William Boone were well-known booksellers and antiquarians in London, with the height of their activity being between about 1815 to 1830.

Are they also part of your family??