Thomas Boddington of Clapton

1735 - 1821


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.).

  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.


  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 [, accessed 3 Feb. 2014].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1871.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Benjamin (1776-1855)
Wealth at death
West India merchant

Associated Estates (6)

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] - 1799 [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.

1792 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder
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
1798 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1770 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Boddington & Co.
West India merchant  
notes →
Partner until his retirement in...
Bank of England
notes →
Member of Court of Directors 1782-84, 1785-87, 1788-90, 1792-94, 1795-98, 1799-1805,...

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Uncle
Business partners
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Clapton, Essex, South-east England, England