Charles Boucher

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The Venerable
Charles Estcourt Boucher
Archdeacon of Loughborough
In office
Personal details
Born 8 June 1856
Died 24 February 1940
Spouse(s) Louisa Mary née Wright

The Venerable Charles Estcourt Boucher (1856–1940) [1] was an eminent Anglican priest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2][3]

Boucher was born on 8 June 1856 at Cheddleton and educated at Uppingham[4] and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[5]

He was ordained in 1879 and began his career as Curate at Northam, Devon[6] after which he was Rector of Frolesworth, Lutterworth [7] and Master of Chief Baron Smith’s Almshouses from 1886 to 1923. An Honorary Canon of Peterborough from 1912 until 1937, he became the first Archdeacon of Loughborough in 1921.


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941 Obituaries section
  2. ^ London Gazette
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Cricket Archive
  5. ^ "Boucher, Charles [Estcourt] (BCR875CE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ Genuki
  7. ^ Blains
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Archdeacon of Loughborough
Succeeded by
Percy Harris Bowers