Dorothy Elizabeth Boehm (née Berney)

1766 - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Widow of Edmund Boehm, a London West India merchant, having married in 1781. They lived at Ottershaw Park Surrey 1796-1819, until Boehm's bankruptcy. Edmund Boehm died 1822 aged 82 (memorial in Chobham Church).

  1. Built 16 St James's Square on land bought from Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount, in 1804. House completed 1807. Account of June 21st 1815 evening reception including the Prince Regent, interrupted  by Major The Hon. Henry Percy with four French Eagle standards and news of the victory at Waterloo.

  2. Dorothy Boehm had a grace-and-favour apartment at Hampton Court Palace from 1827 onwards. In 1841 she was shown still living there, Independent aged 75, born F[oreign parts]. Her death was registered Q1 1842 at Kingston Surrey.


T71/895 Barbados claim nos. 631A&B. Will of Edmund Boehm of St James's Square proved 22/11/1822 PROB 11/1663.

  1. This is is supported by the Survey of London Vol. 29 & 30 Part 1 (1960) pp. 154-159, which show the purchase; Emma Edgcumbe, later Lady Brownlow, 'Slight remembrances of a Septuagenarian' (John Murray, London: 1861), reported at http://chobham.inof/stanners.htm [accessed 03/03/2010].

  2. Sarah E. Parker, Grace and favour: a handbook of who lived where at Hampton Court Palace 1750-1950 (Hampton Court, Surrey, Historic Royal Palaces, 2005), p. 95 Apt. 36 Suite XI; 1841 census online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Dorothy Elizabeth Boehm widow
Edmund Boehm

Net source claims to have sighted the will of Dorothy Elizabeth Boehm dated 1841, wife of Edmund Boehm,and that she left most of her estate to 'John Murray Esq., son of the Honourable John Murray...commonly called Edmund Murray but who was baptised at Anningsley in the parish of Chertsey.  Edmund Boehm was at the baptism (on 3 Septemebr 1801), and was trustee and guardian under the will of Hon. John Murray (1803) on behalf of Murray's natural or reputed son John Murray.

Associated Claims (1)

£1,803 8s 2d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Widow of Edmund Boehm
Boehm & Tayler
West India merchant  

Physical (1)

Town house
16 St James's Square [Built] 
description →
Town house, now the East India Club, built by Edmund and Mrs Boehm on land bought from Thomas Anson in...
notes →
Survey of London Vol. 29 & 30 Part 1 (1960) pp. 154-159 shows the purchase of the land and the building by the Boehms....

Relationships (3)

Other relatives
Notes →
The relationship is not clear but they are probably...
Daughter → Father
Aunt → Niece

Addresses (1)

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, South-east England, England