Richard Bodicote or Boddicott senior

???? - 1756


London merchant, variously given as Bodicote, Boddicot and Boddicott, of Richard Bodicote and Son [the son was also named Richard], who appears in the mid-18th century in connection with trade with Antigua and in the wills of Antiguan slave-owners (e.g. Jacob Morgan d. c. 1743, Henry Lyons d. 1746, Joseph Hawes, q.v.) as executor or trustee.

  1. The will of Richard Boddicott merchant of London [made in 1752] was proved 20/01/1756. He confirmed his marriage settlement of 1717 whereby he had settled £1000 on his wife Mary, and left her an annuity of £200 p.a. He left his property at Crondall in the County of Southampton and his personalty, including shares in the Sun Fire Office, to his son Richard.

  2. Richard Boddicott, described as 'a sugar merchant for many of the Antigua planters', took into his family Eliza Lucas, aged about 10, when she was sent to England by her father George Lucas, an Antiguan slave-owner.


Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. II pp. 5, 211-212, 218-219, 269-270; Richard Boddicot was party to the suit of Shephard v Boddicot in 1756, arising from the will of Thomas Shephard [the elder] of Antigua, made in 1749, C 11/216/16.

  1. PROB 11/820/171. The will of Richard Boddicott proved 17/11/1756 PROB 11/825/435 was that of the son: the major beneficiary was his uncle, Edmund Boddicott.

  2. Constance B. Schulz, 'Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriot Pinckney Horry: A South Carolina Revolutionary-Era Mother and Daughter', in Marjorie Julian Spruill, Joan Marie Johnson, Valinda W. Littlefield (eds.) South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times Vol. I (University of Georgia Press, 2009), p. 84.

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Relationships (2)

Guardian → Ward
Notes →
This was probably an informal rather than formal relationship. Eliza Lucas was sent to London under the care of Richard Bodicote and his wife Mary; Bodicote was the London consignee of Eliza Lucas'...
Executor → Testator

Addresses (2)

Crondall, Hampshire, Wessex, England
City of London, Middlesex, London, England