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Robert Boby (c1816-1886) of Robert Boby (Company)
c1816 Born at Stanford, Norfolk
1851 Living at 7 Meat Market, Bury St. Edmunds (age 34 born Stanford, Norfolk), Ironmonger employing six men. with wife Jane (age 26). Three servants. 
Sometime his wife Jane died
1859 October 22nd. Married Elizabeth the eldest daughter of the late Mr. R. Garrett of Downham Market at Mepel, Isle of Ely.  Note: There may be a connection with the Garretts of Leiston here
1861 Living at 7 Meat Market, Bury St. Edmunds (age 45 born Stanford, Norfolk), Ironmonger and Manufacturer. With wife Elizabeth (age 38 born Downham, Norfolk) and daughter Selina (age 9 months). Four servants. 
1871 Living at 17 Low Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds (age 56 born Stanford, Norfolk), Ironfounder and Engineer employing 123 men. With wife Elizabeth (age 46) and children Selina M. (age 10), Agnes J. (age 8), Margaret A. (age 6) and Ethel M. (age 4). Five servants. 
1881 Robert Boby was living at 1 Low Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds (age 66 born Stanford, Norfolk), Ironfounder and Implement Maker. With wife Elizabeth (age 56) and children Selina M. (age 20), Agnes J. (age 18), Margaret A. (age 16) and Ethel M. (age 14). Also four servants and a visitor. 
1886 December 1st. Died after a protracted illness aged 72 at his residence in Lower Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds. Proprietor of St. Andrew's Works. 
1899 January 2nd. Elizabeth widow of the late Robert died. Of Bloomfield House, Bury St. Edmunds. Aged 72. 
1880 Marriage of Walter R. Boby the only son of Robert Boby of Bury St. Edmunds to Marian the younger daughter of Henry Boby of The Ashes, Stowupland.