BOONE, Charles (d.1735), of Rook's Nest, in Tandridge, and Godstone, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

s. of Thomas Boone of St. Andrew Undershaft, London, merchant, by his w. Sarah Finch of St. Botolph’s, Bishopsgate, London.1 m. (1) Jane (d. 28 Nov. 1710), da. of Daniel Chardin of Fort St. George, India, and of France, merchant,2 1s.; (2) 8 Aug. 1727, Mary, da. of Lt.-Col. Thomas Garth of Harrold, Beds., sis. of John Garth, wid. of George Evelyn of Godstone, 3s.

Offices Held

Gov. Bombay 1715-22; director, E.I. Co. 1729-d.


Charles Boone was brother of Thomas Boone of Lee Place, Kent, an estate which had been bought by his great-uncle Christopher Boone, a wealthy merchant, who had been appointed a commissioner of the East India Company in 1660.3 He joined the Company’s service before 1710, when he was at Fort St. George, returning to England after his governorship. Elected unopposed for Ludgershall at the 1727 election, he voted against the Administration on the civil list arrears in 1729 and the Hessians in 1730, absenting himself from the other recorded divisions of that Parliament. Succeeded at Ludgershall by his eldest son Daniel in 1734, he died 8 Oct. 1735.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Licences Vic.-Gen. (Harl. Soc. xxxiv), 12 Jan. 1672.
  • 2. Facsimiles of Tombstones at St. Mary's church, Fort St. George, pl. 58.
  • 3. Hasted's Kent: Hundred of Blackheath, 222-3.