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BirthMale; 19 June 1766 [265]
Death19 April 1843, age 76 [265]
OccupationMP for Tralee, Ireland
Later in business as Boddington, Sharp and Philips
Web Page Wikipedia: Samuel Boddington MP

Samuel BODDINGTON MP (b.1766)


1        Married, 1792
BirthFemale; 17 Sept 1774
Death10 Feb 1812, age 37
BurialChorley, Lancashire UK

Grace Ashburner

Marriage 24 Feb 1792, St George's church, Bloomsbury, London UK [265]
Divorced1798 [376]
Children (2):Grace BODDINGTON

Notes for Samuel BODDINGTON MP

Samuel Boddington was MP for Tralee in Ireland for just a few months. A fuller account of his life can be found on the Wikipedia page, link above.

Divorced Grace in 1798; she then married Benjamin BODDINGTON JP DL, cousin of Samuel! See notes for Grace's second husband, Benjamin, for the full and scandalous story! [265]

Picture by William Drummond, printed by Day & Haghe, published by Thomas McLean; lithograph, circa 1835; NPG D31925

Notes for Grace ASHBURNER

Her first child with her second husband was born only 8.5 months after her marriage to husband #2, Benjamin, which was very soon after her divorce from husband #1. See notes for Benjamin for the full and scandalous story, or see the full picture of Grace and read the associated blog. [265],[398]

Family notes for Samuel BODDINGTON MP and Grace ASHBURNER

It was remarked as a true love story, Samuel having nearly snatched her off a ship en route to India to join her father, in order to marry her (with her father's consent, she being a minor).

They had two children Grace Boddington, born sometime between Feb 1792 and June 1797, and Samuel, according to some newspaper reports, although others suggest more than two. [265]

The children of this marriage lived with the Morgan family for several years following the breakup of the marriage. Several members of the Ashburner family were live-in students of Richard Price Morgan's father, George Morgan. When the Morgans left for America the Boddington children remained in the UK with their father. [309],[310]

Divorce notes for Samuel BODDINGTON MP and Grace ASHBURNER

He divorced her. See notes for Grace's second husband, Benjamin, for the full and scandalous story!


80.  Email, John Breese, 23 February 2004
120.  Document, Reginald Stuart Boddington, Andrew Malleson, December 1890, Boddington Pedigree
192.  Email, Sheila Hardy, 04 March 2006
265.  Email, Lynn Scott, 04 July 2014
309.  Email, Roy B 'Ben' Coogle, 16 July 2008
310.  Book, Richard Price Morgan, 16 July 2008, Autobiography
376.  Email, June Parsons (née Collins), 21 December 2014
398.  Website, 14/07/2022, Sampson Gamgee, Wikipedia

Person record last updated: 1 Feb 2023

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