Thomas Boddington the younger

1807 - 1881

Claimant or beneficiary


Nephew of Samuel Boddington (1766-1843; q.v.), son of Thomas Boddington (1774-1862) and grandson of Benjamin Boddington (1730-1791). Thomas Boddington (1735-1821) was his great-uncle.

  1. Thomas the younger inherited Samuel's wealth and was also a city merchant. He is probably best known for commissioning the stained glass windows of St. Mary's Ealing in 1864-74. He was also a collector of fine art and books: parts of his library were sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge in 1895.

  2. Among other business interests he was probably the same as a director of the Eagle Insurance Company: see report of AGM of 9 August 1861.

  3. He died at Gunnersbury Lodge in 1881, the home of several of the Boddington family including his sister, Harriet Olivia Boddington who was living there with their father Thomas (1774-1862). She died 11/04/1877; her effects were administered by Thomas.


  1. T. Harper Smith and A. Harper Smith, Thomas Boddington and the stained glass in St. Mary's, Ealing (London, T. & A. Harper Smith, 1994); Mark Evans, 'Blake, Calvert - and Palmer? The album of Alexander Constantine Ionides', Burlington Magazine, 144 (1194) (2002), p. 546 and n. 47. Times, 09/11/1895.

  2. Times, 13/08/1861.

  3. For Gunnersbury Lodge, see 'Ealing and Brentford: Growth of Ealing', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 105-113. URL: [accessed 23/08/2012].

We are grateful for the help of Chris Allen with this entry.

Further Information

(1) Cecile Desiree Tignel (2) Catherine Halpern

£12,856 11s 10d at probate, 15 September 1881: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]


Wealth at death
£12,856 11S 10D

Associated Claims (2)

£1,751 6s 7d
£2,854 16s 6d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Railway Investment
Dublin, Belfast and Coleraine Junction [1846107]  
Other partner
Boddington & Co.
West India merchant  
Railway Investment

Cultural (1)

Library - books
Said to have been a collector fine art, books - including first editions of William Blake, etchings... 
notes →
Mark Evans, 'Blake, Calvert - and Palmer? The album of Alexander Constantine Ionides', Burlington Magazine, 144 (1194) (2002), p. 546 & n....

Physical (1)

Country house
Gunnersbury Lodge [Purchased] 
description →
Refurbishment by Thomas Boddington the younger, who had purchased the house in 1845. The house was demolished in...
notes →
Allen, C 2008 ‘Gunnersbury Lodge: “Pres de la capitale, en prodiges feconde”, the lost house and gardens of Gunnersbury’. Acton.Historian 46 (November). Updated in 2009 Acton.Historian 48...

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (2)

5 Devonshire Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Gunnersbury Lodge, Gunnersbury, Surrey, London, England