BOYD, John (1750-1815), of Danson Park, Kent

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - 1784

Family and Education

b. 27 Oct. 1750, 1st s. of Sir John Boyd, 1st Bt., of Danson Park, London merchant and East India Co. director, by Mary, da. of William Bamstead of Upton, Warws. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1768. m. 26 Feb. 1784, Margaret, da. of Thomas Harley, 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 24 Jan. 1800.

Offices Held


Boyd’s seat for Wareham was probably purchased with the approval of the Treasury.1 Up to March 1782 he supported North. On 18 Feb. 1783 he voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries. Next month Robinson set him down as ‘doubtful’, among the ‘country gentlemen and persons unconnected’. On 27 Nov. he voted against Fox’s East India bill; and was classed in Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. 1784 as a supporter of Pitt, but did not stand at the general election. No speech by him is recorded.

He died 20 May 1815.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie


  • 1. Warren Lisle to Shelburne, 31 July 1782, A. L. Cross, 18th Cent. Docs. Rel. to Royal Forests, Sheriffs, and Smuggling, 246.