BOONE, Daniel (1710-70), of Rook's Nest, Surr.
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Family and Education
b. Nov. 1710, 1st s. of Charles Boone, M.P., by his 1st w. Jane, da. of Daniel Chardin, merchant, of Fort St. George, and half-bro. of Charles Boone. educ. prob. Eton 1725; Clare 1728 and Trinity, Camb. 1729; I. Temple 1727. m. 27 June 1736, his step-sis. Anne, da. and coh. of George Evelyn, M.P., of Rook’s Nest, Surr., wid. of Thomas Gregg, 2da. suc. fa. 1735.
Commissary gen. of musters 1742-6; groom of the bedchamber to Frederick, Prince of Wales 1746-51; clerk of the Household to Dowager Princess of Wales 1751- d.
In 1754 Daniel Boone successfully contested Minehead on the interest of Lord Egremont and with the support of Administration. In 1757 his wife was given a secret service pension of £400 a year.1
Boone did not seek re-election in 1761 or subsequently. He died 20 May 1770, aged 60.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Sir Lewis Namier
- 1. Namier, Structure, 447.