As it is some time since you posted your enquiry, you may already have the information you sought. If not, Faulkner Phillips Boyes was a 2nd Mate on the SS Calcutta and he died on 19 March 1862 while the ship was in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The paperwork formalities were not completed until the ship presumably docked back in Victoria Dock, London 6 days later when his cause of death was given as apoplexy. Rather strangely, probate was not granted until 1878. It seems his widow, having had 3 daughters with him, may have had a fourth child, Albert George Boyes, in 1875. Albert became a colonial merchant who married twice and visited South Africa on a number of occasions where his son, Robert, was born in 1904. Interestingly, Albert's father is named as Faulkner Phillips Boyes when he first married in 1900 and the same name was given, but described as deceased, when he married again in 1930. If Albert was indeed illegitimate, it is possible his mother, Elizabeth who died in 1899, may have led him to believe Faulkner Phillips Boyes was his father and still serving in the Merchant Navy to mask his absence. Faulkner Phillips Boyes was one of my great, great grandfathers (my maternal grandmother's maternal grandfather) whose life my wife and I have just started to research. Hope this helps. If you require any further information please let me know.
I was interested to come across your reply regarding the death of Faulkner Boyes on the Calcutta. I don't know whether you can help me with this. My husband's great uncle John Joseph Stephenson, a chief marine engineer, married Emily Boyes in 1900 in Barry, Glamorgan. Her father's name is given as Henry Ernest Boyes, deceased. The announcement in the Whitby Gazette refers to her as daughter of Captain Boyes. At the time of the marriage she is living with Julia Fremantle Davies nee Boyes. Julia's husband Rowland Davies is a witness at the wedding. In 1901, Rowland and Julia's daughter Sybil Frances Davies aged 8 is visiting Emily. I cannot find any birth for Emily under the names Boyes so I am wondering whether she might be the illegitimate daughter of Henry Ernest Boyes as there is only one marriage recorded for him. I know he died in in 1919 in California. Emily was born in 1877 in Walton on Thames. I feel the fact that she was living with Julia Boyes in 1900 in Barry and then Sybil was visiting surely indicates a connection. This is just a long shot that you might be able to help.