Margaret Boode (née Dannett)

???? - 1827


Daughter and co-heiress of Rev. Thomas Dannett Rector of Liverpool, mother of Mary Anne Cust and mother-in-law of Edward Cust (q.v.), widow of Lewis William Boode.

  1. An account of her uncle, Henry Dannett (the first incumbent of St John's church, Liverpool) suggests her grandfather was John Dannett, gent "Sude"(possibly Shude) hill Manchester, and indicates Henry Dannett's second son, James, "a West India merchant" died in July 1837. Her father, Thomas was one of the Rectors of Liverpool. This source states that Margaret died in 1826, killed by a fall from her carriage.

  2. Will of Margaret Boode widow of Leasowe Castle proved 16/02/1827. She left her estate in trust to pay her sister Mary Dannett an annuity of £150 p.a., and then for life to her daughter Mary Anne Cust and her husband Edward Cust and afterwards to their children. She entitled her trustees (among them her cousin James Dannett, then in Demerara) with the consent of Mary Anne and Edward Cust to sell her [unspecified] property in Demerary, and instructed that the proceeds of such a sale be reinvested in property in Britain.


  1. Jeremiah Finch Smith (ed.), The admission register of the Manchester school (1866) pp. 150-151. Note that, rather than Shudehill in Manchester, the family may be from Sude Hill in Holmfirth, where there are DannAtts.

  2. PROB 11/1721/312.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Lewis William [Lodewijk Willem] Boode

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] - 1826 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (2)

Margaret Boode Memorial [Built] 
description →
Gothic style needle in limestone, a memorial to Margaret Boode, erected in 1827 in Breck Road Wallasey by Sir Edward Cust, and taken down and possibly resited in...
notes →
Country house
Leasowe Castle [Purchased] 
description →
Leasowe Castle was purchased, as 'Mockbeggar' in 1802 by Margaret Boode nee Dannett, already then widowed, who made extensive alterations to it and renamed it. Now a hotel and wedding venue....

Relationships (8)

Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Mother → Daughter
Sister-in-law → Brother-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....
Wife → Husband
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Testator → Executor
Testator → Trustee
Notes →
Earl Brownlow was trustee and executor of Margaret Boode nee Dannett, who was mother-in-law of Brownlow's brother Edward Cust....

Addresses (1)

Leasowe Castle, Cheshire, North-west England, England