Looking for a Giles Boardman from Pendleton, Lancashire who married a Mary Seddon in Eccles 15 Jul 1771. Their children were, John (b.07 Dec 1772, m. Sarah ?), Edward (b.23 Jan 1775 - d.8 Aug 1846; m.Eliza Matilda HARDING 1805; Elizabeth BEAUMONT 1837) and Sarah (DOB not known, m John Tocker 09 Nov 1809, d.22 Sep 1854).
Edward Boardman joined the East India Company army 1790 and retired to England about 1836-37 as a Major General. He is my direct ancestor.
I have hit the provebial 'Brick Wall' with Giles Boardman's ancestors and siblings and personal background and particulars such as DOB and place of birth etc. There is a strong possibility that he originally came from around the Manchester area and returned there later in life. His occupation has been given as 'nurseryman/gardener'.
I would be most grateful if any forum member can assist