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  • Ann Boatwright (c.1720 - 1800)
    Ann (unk) married William Boatwright c. 1743. Her date and place of birth are unproven. She died after 1800 in Hanover County, Virginia. William Boatwright was the son of John Boatwright and wife Sarah...
  • Benoni Boatwright (c.1710 - c.1784)
    Benoni Boatwright (often shown with middle name Benjamin) was the son of John Boatwright and wife Sarah Dyer. He was born c.1710 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died c.1784 in Cumberland County, Virg...
  • Daniel Boatwright (1745 - 1812)
    Daniel Boatwright, was born c.1745 in Beaufort District, South Carolina; and died in 1812, in Emanuel County, Georgia. Daniel is disputed as a son of Thomas Boatwright and Margaret Dyer. In 1745, the...
  • Elizabeth Boatwright (c.1634 - 1636)
    Elizabeth Botwright was the daughter of John Botwright and first wife Elizabeth Cropley. She was born c.1634 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, and died 1636 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. ...

About the Boatwright surname

The English surname BOTWRIGHT, and its variants BOATWRIGHT, BOTEWRIGHT and BOATRIGHT, is of occupational origin, descriptive of the trade or profession pursued by the initial bearer of this surname. The name is derived from the Old English word "bat" meaning boat, and "wyrhta" meaning wright, and thus, the original bearer would have been a boat builder or ship's carpenter.