Brown Boggett was born in Rothwell Haigh in 1849 to Thomas Boggett and Ann (nee Brown). He was baptised on 8 April 1849 at Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, the register shows that his father was a labourer.
The 1851 Census shows Brown living at Bell Hill in Rothwell Haigh with his parents and older brother Francis. His father was an agricultural labourer (Ag.Lab.)
At the time of 1861 Census the family had moved to Allerton Grange. Brown was a 12 year old scholar, his father, mother and older brother (aged 15) were all described as agricultural labourers.
Brown died on 24 April 1869 and was buried in the graveyard at St Matthew’s in Chapel Allerton on 27 April.
IN MEMORY OF
THOMAS AND ANN BOGGETT
OF MOOR ALLERTON
WHO DIED APRIL 24TH 1869
AGED 20 YEARS
God my Redeemer lives
And Ever from the Skies
Looks down and watches all my dust
Till He shall bid it rise
ALSO OF FRANCIS BROTHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 18TH 1874 IN THE 29TH
YEAR OF HIS AGE
This is quite a gravestone for a family of Ag.Labs!