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John Boning                                          1830-1889
John was born about 1830, at London, Middlesex. He married Mary Anne Biddlecombe. He was in partnership on a large department store in Great Yarmouth, called Biddlecombe and Boning. After John's death in 1889, the department store became Boning Brothers, as it was run by sons Edward and Walter. It was later sold off to Marks and Spencer in 1932.
Mary Anne Biddlecombe                      1835-
Mary Anne was born on 9 January 1835, the daughter of John and Jemima Rebecca Biddlecombe, at Holborn, London.
I have identified the following children:
  Robert James Born abt 1862   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Married Maud Borthwick Thompson
John Born abt 1864   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Henry Born abt 1866   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Married Lucy E. ?
Amy E. Born abt 1868   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Edward John Born abt 1870   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Walter J. Born abt 1873   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Charles Octavius Born abt 1877   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Birth of Parents
John Boning b: abt 1830           London, Middlesex

Mary Anne Biddlecombe b: 9 Jan 1835  c: 5 Feb 1835         St. Andrew, Holborn, London
daughter of John and Jemima Rebecca Biddlecombe

Marriage
abt 1860
John Boning
Mary Anne Biddlecombe
      1860 1Q Pancras 1b 153

Children
Robert James Boning b: abt 1862           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
son of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe
John Boning b: abt 1864           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
son of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe
Henry Boning b: abt 1866           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
son of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe
Amy E. Boning b: abt 1868           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
daughter of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe
Edward John Boning b: abt 1870           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
son of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe
Walter J. Boning b: abt 1873           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
son of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe
Charles Octavius Boning b: abt 1877           Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
son of John Boning and Mary Anne Biddlecombe

1881 Census RG11-1915 4 April 1881 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
14 Britannia Terrace
John Boning
Mary Anne (Wife)
Edward John
Walter J.
Charles O.
Plus 3 Servants
Age 50
Age 46
Age 10
Age 7
Age 3
Draper

Scholar
Scholar
London
London
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
Middlesex
Middlesex
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
abt 1830
9 Jan 1835
abt 1870
abt 1873
abt 1877

1881 Census RG11-0174 4 April 1881 Hampstead, London, Middlesex
1 Upper Park Road
Amy E. Boing
Plus 16 other female pupils
Age 12 Pupil GT Yarmouth Norfolk abt 1868

Death
John Boning Died 27 Mar 1889   At Salisbury Hotel, Fleet Street, London
Left Estate of £10,315

NORWICH   19 Jun 1889                         Probate
BONING, John, The Will of John Boning, late of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, Draper, who died 27 March 1889, at the "Salisbury" Hotel, Fleet Street, in the City of London, was proved at Norwich, by Mary Ann Boning, of 52 Marine-parade, Great Yarmouth, Widow, the Relict, one of the Executors.   Effects £10,315 0s. 5d.

1891 Census RG12-1502 6 April 1891 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
13 Wellesley Road
Mary A. Boning (Widow)
John E.
Charles O.
Plus 1 Servant
Age 56
Age 25
Age 13
Own Means
Draper's Asst.
Scholar

Yarmouth
Yarmouth
London
Norfolk
Norfolk
9 Jan 1835
abt 1864
abt 1877

1901 Census RG13-1812 1 April 1901 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
41 Wellesley Road
Mary Ann Boning (Widow)
Amy E.
Edward
Plus 2 Servants
Age 66
Age 32
Age 30

Music Teacher
Draper's Asst.
Holburn
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
London
Norfolk
Norfolk
9 Jan 1835
abt 1868
abt 1870

1901 Census RG13-1816 1 April 1901 Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk
 
Henry Boning
Lucy E. (Wife)
Arthur K. (Son)
John (Brother)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 34
Age 37
Age 5
Age 36
Draper


Draper
Yarmouth
Cobcherter
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
Norfolk
Essex
Norfolk
Norfolk
abt 1866
abt 1863
abt 1895
abt 1864

1911 Census RG14-259 3 April 1911 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
97 Linthorpe Road   (6 Rooms)
Mary Anne Boning
Walter (Son)
Plus 1 Servant
Age 76
Age 37
Private Means
Draper's Asst.
Ely Place
Great Yarmouth
London
Norfolk
9 Jan 1835
abt 1873

Death
Mary Anne (Biddlecombe) Boning Died 19 Jan 1925, Age 90,       1925 1Q Yarmouth 4b 22

NORWICH   24 Feb 1925                         Probate
BONING, MAry Ann, of 107 Wellesley-road, Great Yarmouth, widow, died 19 January 1925, Probate Norwich 24 February to Henry Boning, Esquire, and Edward Boning and Walter Boning, drapers.
  Effects £1,631 18s.


SPECIAL THANKS  to Trevor Boning, of Thirn, North Yorkshire, a descendant of John Boning (1830-1889) for many of the details provided above.