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Dorothy Elizabeth Berney

Female - 1842


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  • Name Dorothy Elizabeth Berney 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1842  Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29785  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2020 

    Father William Berney,   b. of Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1765 
    Mother Mary Smith,   b. 12 Dec 1740,   d. Aug 1775  (Age 34 years) 
    Family ID F17770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edmund Boehm,   b. 1741, of Ottershaw Park, Chertsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1781  [1
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • As a part owner of one or more slave plantations in the West Indies, she is recorded as one of those compensated as a consequence of the Slave Compensation Act of 1837.

      From Dorothy Elizabeth Boehm (née Berney) at Legacies of British Slave-ownership:

      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).

      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.

      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4314] Dorothy Elizabeth Boehm (née Berney). At Legacies of British Slave-Ownership at the University College of London.