Sir John Boyd 2nd Bart.

27th Oct 1750 - 30th May 1815


Son and heir of Sir John Boyd 1st bart. of Danson House in Bexley, Kent, which the second bart. modified and then sold in 1807. Co-owner of Camden Park estate on St Vincent, as well as Boyds on St Kitts.

  1. Sir John Boyd, Bart. was born on 27 Oct 1750. On 26 Feb. 1784, he married Margaret, the fifth daughter of the Right Honourable Thomas Harley, brother to the late Earl of Oxford. Together they had four children: John, born 5 June 1786; Augustus, born 11 July 1787, died 1 March 1788; Margaret, born 4 April 1791; and George, born 10 March 1793.

  2. MP for Wareham 1780-1784.


  1. William Betham, The Baronetage of England.., Volume 4(London, 1804).

  2. I.R. Christie, 'Boyd, John (1750-1815) of Danson Park, Kent, History of Parliament [accessed 08/09/2015].

Further Information

Margaret Boyd (née Harley)
John, Augustus, Margaret, George

Associated Estates (4)

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
- 1815 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner
1800 [SY] - 1815 [EY] → Joint owner

In 1817 the enslaved people on Camden Park were registered for the heirs of Sir John Boyd and John Trevanion.

1784 [SY] - 1815 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Shown in the will of Sir John Boyd 1st bart. [made 1797, proved 1800] to have been settled by him on his son John [later 2nd bart.] on the latter's marriage [in 1784, to Margaret Harley, daughter of Thomas Harley].

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Danson House 
notes →
"After Sir John [1st Bart.] died in January 1800 (being buried in St Mary's churchyard, Lewisham), his son demolished the imposing wings containing kitchens and stables, and built the present stable...

Political (1)

election →
Wareham Dorset

Relationships (5)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Danson House, 41 Danson Road, Bexleyheath, Bexley, Kent, London, England