Andreas Christian Boode

1763 - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Dutch planter in Demerara, moved to Britain in the 1820s. Son of Johan Barend Christoffer Frederik (or Friedrich) Boode (1733-1796); brother of Anna Catharina Boode, Lodewijk Willem (L.W.) Boode and Jacobus Hendrik (J.H.) Boode; brother-in-law of Petrus Gerardus Duker (q.v.); and uncle of Jan Frederik (J.F.) Boode (q.v.).

  1. Of Demerara, 1765-1844. A student at the University of Franeker, Netherlands, in 1785, and at Utrecht age 21 in 1787; published his thesis in law from Leyden University in 1789.

  2. In Demerara 1810s, stepped down from seat in Court of Justice 1812. Naturalised with his 'True [or Two] infant children' Phebe Boode and John Christian Boode 1823. Bought Lucknam Park 1827, modified it, adding pillared portico front and wings.

  3. Married Phoebe, daughter of Rev. T. Dannett rector of Liverpool (another daughter and heiress, Margaret Dannett, married Andreas Christian Boode's brother L. W. Boode, and was mother of Edward Cust's wife Mary Ann). His wife Phoebe died in Bryanstone Square 1825. His daughter Phoebe married Isaac John Webb Horlock 1826. Buried St Marylebone 31/10/1844 of Lucknam Wilts aged 81 years [recorded as Andrew Christian Boode].  

  4. Subscribed £5000 to Bath & Weymouth Great Western Railway.

  5. John Christian Boode only son of Andrew Christian of Amsterdam Holland, arm., matriculated Oriel College 13/05/1824 aged 18; m. Clementina-Elizabeth-Mary [daughter of Admiral Sir Henry William Bayntun, 'sole representative' of the Werden of Leyland family] 06/06/1835: one daughter Christine Ellen Lydia Boode (born abt 1835) m. John Hippisley junior 1863 and another, Constance Ellen Susette, married Benjamin Winthrop. J.C. Boode, who was born in Amsterdam c. 1807, was party to a messy case of adultery in the 1840s. At his death on 01/02/1870 he left £50,000 in personalty.

  6. Will of Andreas Christian Boode of Colerne Wiltshire proved 17/12/1844. In the will he said that he had transferred £30,000 in 3% consolidated annuities to his daughter Phoebe on her marriage to Isaac William [sic] Webb Horlock in full satisfaction of her claims on his estate (including the plantation Groote & Klyne Uitvlugt) which he left to his son John Christian Boode, with the exception of two legacies of £2500 to each of his daughter Phoebe's children by her second marriage, John Baker Dawson and Phoebe Dawson.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 704 (De Groote & Kleine Uitvlugt).

  1. Email from Stanley R. Criens 26/07/2017 sourced to: Album Studiosorum Academiae Franekerensis : 1585 – 1811, 1816 – 1844, p. 388, 14000; Album Studiosorum Academiae Lugduno Batavae MDLXXV-MDCCCLXXV, kol. 1157; Naamlijst van West-Indische studenten te Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen en Harderwijk 1701-1813 / door L. Knappert. - In: Bijdragen voor Vaderlandsche geschiedenis en oudheidkunde, zesde reeks, tiende deel, 1930, p. 291, no. VI.1; Bronnen tot de geschiedenis der Leidsche Universiteit, zesde deel, 10 Febr. 1765-21 Febr. 1795 : Catalogus promotorum ex die 14. Februarii anni 1765 / P.C. Molhuysen. - 's-Gravenhage : Martinus Nijhoff, 1923, p. 130; [accessed 21/08/2017].

  2. Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette 1812 June 20; 4 George IV c. 37 HL/PO/PB/1/1823/4G4n175.

  3. New Monthly Magazine Vol. 40, July 1st 1825, p. 327; Monthly Magazine and British Register Vol. 28 Part 2, pp. 657-8;, London, England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. Parliamentary Papers1837 Vol. 48 (10) Railway Subscription Contracts 10 p. Iii.

  5., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), vol. 4, p. 332, Werden of Leyland (which gives John Christian's father as 'John Alexander Boode' of Lucknam House; Times 08/05/1847 p. 8; National Probate Calendar 1870. Two men named 'Benjamin Winthrop' appear in William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume 1 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1809/20 and ibid., Volume 2, reference 1847/38: J.C. Boode's son-in-law was presumably the third generation Benjamin Winthrop.

  6. PROB 11/2008/202.

We are grateful for the assistance of Paul Koulen and Stanley R. Criens with this entry.  

Further Information

Phoebe (daughter of Rev. T Dannett Rector of Liverpool) d. 1837
Phoebe; John Christian (1816-1870)
Franeker; Utrecht; Leyden [1785; 1787; 1789 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£14,236 16s 6d

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Bath and Weymouth Great Western Union [183710]  

Cultural (1)

Royal Academy of Music...... 
notes →
Appears as one of 25 stewards for dinner of 28/5/1825 chaired by HRH Duke of York...

Physical (1)

Country house
Lucknam Park [Purchased] 
description →
 Late 17thC house now a...
notes →
Built by James Wallis, Bristol cloth and tobacco merchant c. 1700.  Modified by A. C. Boode after...

Relationships (9)

Uncle → Nephew
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Notes →
Margaret Dannett married L.W. Boode, Andreas Christian's Boode's brother; in turn, Andreas Christian Boode married Phoebe Dannett, Margaret's sister....
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Brother → Sister
Father → Daughter

Addresses (2)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire, South-west England, England