Born 1822 (Circa)
Country of birth and death: England
Sculptor, architectural sculptor, stonemason
Born in Thornton Dale, Yorkshire. His father was Richard Boulton (born c.1796 in Yorkshire), a mason. William's younger brother, Richard Lockwood Boulton (also born Thornton Dale, Yorkshire c.1832), was a sculptor. Around 1851 the two brothers were working together in the Southwark area where William was a master employing 19 men. Richard then moved to the Midlands in the second half of the 1850s and worked from Birmingham and then Cheltenham where he established a very successful business. It is uncertain what happened to William after 1851, he may have died in Southwark in 1871.
Personal and Professional Connections
Aunt/uncle of Lockwood Dutson Boulton
Aunt/uncle of Thomas Dutson Boulton
Aunt/uncle of Gilbert Dutson Boulton
Aunt/uncle of Frank Cowley Boulton
Brother/sibling of Richard Lockwood Boulton
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
'Sculptor' (Master empl[oying] 19 Men) and his younger brother Richard Lockwood Boulton 'Sculptor'
Citing this record
'William Boulton', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=ann_1326801696, accessed 31 Jan 2015]