Major General John Theophilus Boileau 836
- Born: 26 May 1805, Calcutta, Bengal, India 231
- Christened: 19 August 1805, Calcutta, Bengal, India 231
- Marriage: Ann Hanson on 23 April 1829 in Agra, Bengal, India 231
- Died: 7 November 1886, 31 Ladbroke Square, Notting Hill, London aged 81 13,231
From The Times, 10 November 1886
We have to record the death of a gallant officer of Engineers, well known in philanthropic circles, Major-General John Theophilus Boileau, F.R.S., which occured on Sunday at his residence in Ladbroke Square, Notting Hill. A son of the late Mr. Thomas Boileau, he was born in 1805, and entered the Indian Army in 1820 as a lieutnenant in the Bengal Engineers. He obtained a captaincy in 1846, and was for some time Superintending Engineer in the Public Department of Works for the North-West Provinces at Simla, and he retired from the service with the rank Major-General. General Boileau came of a noble Huguenot family, which is descended in an unbroken line from Etienne Boileau, Baron de Castlenau and St. Croix, of the Province of Languedoc, whom Louis XI., on his departure for the Holy Land, appointed during his absence Governor of Paris, and Grand Provost of France. His descendant, Charles Boileau, Baron of Castlenau and St. Croix, fled to England at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The gallant officer now deceased was married in 1829 to Ann, daughter of Mr. William Hanson. General Boileau was a man of high scientific attainments, as is proved by the fact that he was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was also for many years one of the most active and zealous supporters of the Soldiers' Daughters' Home at Hampstead, one of the most excellent of our charitable institutions. General Boileau's funeral will take place to-morrow at Kensal Green Cemetery shortly after noon.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census UK 1861: 1861, Kilburn Priory, Hampstead, London.
2. Census UK 1871: 1871, Kensington, London.
3. Resided: 7 November 1886, 31 Ladbroke Square, Notting Hill, London. 13
4. He had an estate probated on 7 December 1886 in Principal Registry. 13
John married Ann Hanson, daughter of William Hanson and Unknown, on 23 April 1829 in Agra, Bengal, India.231 (Ann Hanson was born in 1813 in Cawnpore, Oudh, India and died on 9 June 1889 in 5 Haven Green, Ealing, London 13.)