Gilbert Dutson Boulton
Died 9 September 1936
Active: 1891 - 1936
Country of birth and death: England
Sculptor, stone carver
Born in Worcestershire. His birth was registered in Droitwich and he was christened in Claines, Worcester. Gilbert was the son of Richard Lockwood Boulton (c.1832-1905), a sculptor and architectural carver who established a successful business in Cheltenham. Gilbert attended Devon County School as a boarder around 1881. From about 1891 he was working as an 'artist in stone' and sculptor in Cheltenham.
Gilbert's older brothers were Lockwood Dutson Boulton (1857-1927), Thomas Dutson Boulton (1860-1932) and his younger brother was Frank Cowley Boulton (c.1877-?). They worked for their father and took over running the firm on his retirement in 1893 (it continued in business until at least 1971). Gilbert and Thomas appear to have been the more successful and active of the brothers based on the descriptions of their households in the Census Returns and the value of his effects.
This record includes information from Joan Brocklebank, 'Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856-1880', The Dovecote Press, Wimborne, 1979, pp. 28-9.
Wealth at death: £2,293 1s. 3d.
Probate date: 16 December 1936
Personal and Professional Connections
Brother/sibling of Frank Cowley Boulton
Brother/sibling of Thomas Dutson Boulton
Brother/sibling of Lockwood Dutson Boulton
Daughter/son/child of Richard Lockwood Boulton
Niece/nephew of William Boulton
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891
'Artist in Stone ['mason' crossed out and overwritten] Sculp'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911
'Sculptor' 'part employer' not working at home
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
RG10 piece 2659 folio 27 page 9
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Class: RG11; Piece: 2242; Folio: 53; Page: 5; GSU roll: 1341540
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891
Class: RG12; Piece: 2048; Folio 133; Page 26; GSU roll: 6097158
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901
Class: RG13; Piece: 2464; Folio: 91; Page: 18
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911
RG14PN15556 RG78PN947 RD333 SD2 ED21 SN72
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2007
Name: Gilbert D Boulton Birth Date: abt 1865 Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1936 Age at Death: 71 Registration district: Cheltenham Inferred County: Gloucestershire Volume: 6a Page: 460
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Gilbert Dutson Boulton Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1865 Registration district: Droitwich Inferred County: Hereford and Worcester, Worcestershire Volume: 6c Page: 398
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: Gilbert Dutson Boulton Probate Date: 16 Dec 1936 Death Date: 9 Sep 1936 Death Place: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Registry: Birmingham
Citing this record
'Gilbert Dutson 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_1326802926, accessed 24 Apr 2017]