Benjamin Boddington merchant of London

1730 - 1791


London West India merchant, partner with his brother Thomas Boddington of Clapton (q.v.), father of Samuel Boddington (q.v., MP for Tralee in 1807) and Thomas Boddington (1774-1862), uncle of Benjamin Boddington (1776-1855) and grandfather of Thomas Boddington the younger (q.v.).

  1. Will of Benjamin Boddington merchant of London proved 03/09/1791. He confirmed the settlement of £10,000 on his wife Mary on the marriage in 1780. He left £20,000 in trust for his son Thomas, and his residuary estate to his son Samuel after a series of monetary legacies minutely detailed in his will and codicil of 1791.

  2. Benjamin Boddington (1730-91), who was also a director of the South Sea Co., and of the Million Bank, treasurer and governor, City of London lying-in hospital, City Road, and a Dissenting Deputy, and his brother Thomas Boddington (1736-1821), who was [also] a West India merchant, a director of the Bank of England 1782-1809, of the London Dock Co., and of the Royal Exchange, and treasurer of the Dissenting Deputies 1793-1805, were both London members of the 1786-1790 Committee for the Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts.

Sources [accessed 09/10/2014].

  1. PROB 11/1208/257.

  2. 'Biographical Appendix: 1786-90 Committee', Committees for Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts: Minutes 1786-90 and 1827-8, ed.  Thomas W. Davis (London Record Society, 1978), pp. 107-110. Available at

Further Information

Sarah Richards
Samuel; Thomas (1774-1862)
West India merchant

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1770 [EA] - 1770 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

The mortgage was held by successor partnerships who in 1799 agreed that it be discharged by Bryan Edwards' London firm over the following 5 years. Edwards however died in 1802 and his firm was dissolved.

1760 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

By a deed of 10/05/1760, William Young then of Standlynch mortgaged an estate near Body Ponds on Antigua and 333 acres of the Old Road estate to secure £7000 to Richard Maitland, Thomas Boddington and Benjamin Boddington. The mortgage grew and passed through the successive iterations of the Boddington firm until 1799.

1770 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1770 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Boddington & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Benjamin Boddington was co-residuary legatee under the will of his uncle Benjamin Ball...
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Business partners

Addresses (2)

Baker Street, Enfield, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

This is NOT the Baker Street in central London.

Mark Lane, London, Middlesex, London, England