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Lucy Amy BOULT (1881-1926)

Lucy Amy Boult

Lucy Amy Boult

This page outlines the life of Lucy Amy Best (1881-1926), born Lucy Amy Boult of Chelsea and Orpington, Kent.

Lucy Boult (full name Lucy Amy Boult and known in the family as Amy) was born on 21 August 1881 at 3 Tetcott (or Tescott) Road, South Chelsea, Middlesex to parents Henry Boult and Lucy Jane (born Eyles).

Before her marriage she worked with her parents as a school teacher at Chislehurst Road School in St Mary Cray, Orpington where her father was headmaster.

Amy married Frederick Best on 28 Dec 1905 at the Temple, St Mary Cray.

There were five children:

Amy became a Christian Scientist - of which Frederick strongly disapproved - and consequently, when she fell ill, she refused for a long time to have a doctor. She died aged 44 on 17 Jul 1926, leaving children who were not yet all grown up.

Amy was an accomplished musician which brings to mind the understanding within the family that her Boults were related to Sir Adrian Boult, the well-known conductor.

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