Thomas Boddington of Clapton

1735 - 1821


Biography

London West india merchant, retiring from the Boddingtons family firm in 1794. Brother of Benjamin (1730-1791), and uncle of Samuel (1766-1843) (q.v.) and Thomas (1774-1862) (q.v. under Thomas Boddington of Gunnersbury Lodge).

  1. Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Boddington of Clapton, married Isaac Hawkins Browne, in the ODNB as 'politician and industrialist' 13/12/1805 as his second wife. The entry describes Thomas Boddington of Clapton as a West India merchant.

  2. Thomas Boddington of Clapton left £120,000 at his death. His grandsons the Rev. Thomas Fremeaux Boddington and Reginald Brooke Boddington left £50,000 (resworn from £60,000) and £16,000 on their deaths in 1863 and 1871 respectively. Thomas Boddington of Clapton's son Benjamin Boddington (1776-1855) had been a partner with his (Benjamin's) cousin Samuel Boddington (q.v.) before eloping with his wife.

Sources

  1. J.M. Scott, 'Browne, Isaac Hawkins (1745-1818), rev. Stephen M. Lee, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2013 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3678, accessed 3 Feb. 2014].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1871.


Further Information

Spouse
Married but no further details
Children
Benjamin (1776-1855)
Wealth at death
£120,000
Occupation
West India merchant
Rubinstein
1821/18

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
Brothers