Surnames/tags: Boosey Livermore Sandemanian
See the Boosey Family and the Sandemanian Church category for profiles.
The churches were close knit communities, and many families were members of the church for several generations.
See the Boosey Family category for individual profiles.
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History of the Boosey family
Nathaniel Boosey (1702-1775) lived and died in Bocking, Essex England and was a malterster. He had 8 children who survived to adulthood. He was a wealthy man and gave property and money to his children in his will when he died. He was a nonconformist and was buried in the Bocking Independent Burial ground. His third son
- John Boosey left Bocking and moved to London. He set up a lending library and book publishing business in London. He joined the London Sandemanian church in 1765 and became a deacon and an elder. He married Mary Livermore in 1765 in London. Her family were also from Essex and her brother had joined the Sandemanians. John was also an elder at the Sandemanian Church in Old Buckenham, Norfolk. He had 2 children and both their children were listed as Sandemanians in the London congregation. When Mary Livermore died leaving 2 small children, John married Mary (Hawker) Chater (1730-) who was a widow, having been married to John Chater (abt.1734-abt.1771) another Sandemanian preacher. They married in September 1772 and he was described as a widow from Old Buckingham, Norfolk. His father Nathaniel Boosey died in 1775 and John was the only child not to be mentioned in the will, so there may have been conflict with his father.
- Thomas Boosey, the son of Thomas Boosey was born in 1795 and was member of the London Sandemanian Church. He married Elizabeth Chater in 1816. She also came from a Sandemanian family and she was also a church member. Thomas was a Deacon and later an Elder in the church. They had 14 children and many of them married within the church, to other Sandemanian families.
- Elizabeth Boosey married Patrick Sandeman Reid (1819-1897) who was from a Sandemanian family in Newcastle. She was not on the London membership list.
- Mary (Boosey) Reid became a Sandemanian and married another Reid brother, Christian John Reid JP (1816-1891).
- Thomas Boosey (1820-1839) became a Sandemanian just before he died, aged 19.
- Hannah Chater Boosey did not become a member and died young, aged 19
- Caroline Boosey became a Sandemanian and married Charles Blair Leighton who was also a Sandemanian.
- Frances Boosey became a Sandemanian in 1841
- Harriet Boosey became a Sandemanian in 1843
- Rachel Boosey also became a Sandemanian in 1843 and married her cousin William Boosey
- Charlotte Boosey (1830-1910) became a Sandemanian in 1860
- John Boosey (1831-1893) did not join the church
- Ellen Boosey did not join the church but did married another Reid brother, Andrew Reid
- Edward Cunningham Boosey did not join the church
- Emily Boosey became a Sandemanian in 1860 and married George Buchanan, a Sandemanian from Edinburgh in 1864
- Mary Boosey was born about 1769, the daughter of John Boosey and Mary Livermore. Mary married Edward Barnard in 1791 who became an elder in the London Church and the nephew of John Barnard who was one of the founders of the London Sandemanian meeting house. She became a Sandemanian member in 1796 and she was buried in Bunhill Fields, a nonconformist burial ground.
Links to other Sandemanian families
Two sisters married into the Reid family, the men were cousins:-
According to Masters and their Apprentices list, John and Thomas both had apprentices
The lists include
|Boosey Thomas S
|5 march 1782
|9 Jan 1792
|4 May 1789
|5 December 1796
|9 January 1804
|10 January 1803
This shows that Boosey John had his son as an apprentice but also Leighton William who was the son of Archibald Leighton a member of the Sandemanian Church. Boosey Thomas had two apprentices. The first was Wanostrocht Vincent who may have been a Sandemanian because Two of his daughters married sisters from the Chater family, another Sandemanian family. The second apprentice was Benjamin Wass is may be related to John Wass who was an Elder in the church, born 1751, admitted into the church 1783 and died 1831.
Sandemanians and the publishing trade
Many of the families associated with the London Sandemanian church had links with the book trade. John Boosey (abt.1736-1820) established a book publishing business and lending library in the 1760's, with a specialism in books from europe. His son Thomas Boosey continued the business
Sandemanians_and_the_publishing_trades including the Boosey family.
Pre Sandemanian links
Mr Boosey had John Barnard as an apprentice in 1712, when he paid the dues for an apprentices indenture. 
Both families were from Essex
Boosey Family and the Sandemanian Church
This template has been added to individual profiles with links to the church.
==Links to the Glasite/Sandemanian Church==
The Boosey family were one of the key families in the Glasite or Sandemanian Church in London. The category "Boosey Family and the Sandemanian Church" has been added to this profile to help identify relevant people.
The aim is to collect the names of the family members of the Boosey family who were associated with the church. Not all will have become formal church members but are within 1-2 generations of a known member.
Links to other pages
An introduction to the Sandemanian Church includes an overview but also details of the categories used for the various families
Research into the London Sandemanian Church and the questions I am seeking to answer
Histories of other Sandemanian Families
The arrival of Sandemanianism in London with details of the people involved and the impact on the nonconformist community
Histories of other Sandemanian Families
Barnard Family and the Sandemanian Church
Chater Family and the Sandemanian Church
Deacon Family and the Sandemanian Church
Leighton Family and the Sandemanian Church
Peat Family and the Sandemanian Church
Rutt Family and the Sandemanian Church
Vincent Family and the Sandemanian Church
Young Family and the Sandemanian Church
Other pages with details of Sandemanians
Sandemanian Church London membership list
London Sandemanian marriages and other links between families
Sandemanians and the bookbinding, paper and publishing trades
Grosvenor Family Stationers business
Reid and Sons Silversmiths
London Nonconformist Glass Cutters, the Leathley, Chater and Hayward Families
Sandemanian Church, Old Buckenham, Norfolk
The letter from the London Sandemanian Church to the Edinburgh Church in 1855, including signatories to the letter