Henry Boon

1778 - 1854

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Returned planter and slave-owner from St Kitts, where he owned the Theroulds [sic] estate.  

  1. Born Somerset c. 1778. At the time of compensation his address was given as Staple Grove, Taunton. In 1841 he was living at Kingston Cottage Kingston Somerset aged 60 with wife Eliza aged 50, child Eliza 8 and a second child Eliza Stone 7 (identified in 1851 as granddaughter). In 1851 he was living in Kingston Village Somerset aged 73 'Landed proprietor' with wife Eliza aged 62 born St Kitts, and children Alfred Cornelius (22) b. Somerset, Henry Smith (20) b. St Kitts, Eliza Caroline (18) b. Somerset and Eliza Stone grand-daughter b. Somerset. Will of Henry Boon gentleman of Kingston near Taunton Somerset proved 29/03/1854.

  2. The family was downwardly mobile. Henry Smith Boon was a coalmerchant in Weston-super-Mare in 1871, and died at Newport Monmouthshire in 1904 leaving £292 5s; his brother Alfred Cornelius died at Lavender Hill in 1909 leaving £125.

Sources

St Kitts claim nos. 334, 335 & 337.

  1. St Kitts claim no. 653 counterclaim; 1841 and 1851 censuses online; PROB 11/2187; 1871 census online; National Probate Calendar 1905 and 1909.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Eliza
Children
Alfred Cornelius, Henry Smith, Eliza Caroline
Occupation
Planter

Associated Claims (4)

£130 4S 1D
Awardee
£1,179 6S 10D
Awardee
£27 17S 8D
Awardee
£4,337 19S 4D
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

Associated Estates (1)

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
1824 [SY] - 1835 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Kingston Cottage, Kingston, Somerset, South-west England, England
Staple Grove, Taunton, Somerset, South-west England, England