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Name: Trelawny Boodle

Burial Number: 1438

Gender: Male

Occupation: Lawyer

Distinction: Grosvenor Estate Lawyer

Born: 27/11/1861

Died: 28/04/1930

Buried: 01/05/1930


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Trelawny Frederick Boodle was born in Kensington, in 1861, into a wealthy, upper class family. His father was Henry Trelawny Boodle, Solicitor, 28yrs, and his mother, Emily Jane, 21yrs, nee Giles. He was the eldest of 11 children, he had 2 brothers, Walter Trelawny, b.1871, Alfred Trelawny, b.1874, and 8 sisters.

Trelawny’s father was a partner in the legal firm of Partington and Boodle following in the footsteps of his father, Henry, and grandfather, Henry Mitford Boodle, solicitor, and other legal ancestors. The firm was employed by the Grosvenor Estate, Mayfair, among other prestigious clients. Trelawny and his brother, Walter, both became lawyers and joined the family firm in 1897, three years before the death of their father.

Trelawny married late in life, on 20th April 1921, aged 59yrs, he married Lilian Maria Eels, 37yrs, a legal clerk, at St. Stephens Church, Paddington. Trelawny and Lilian then moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at Homestead, Bath Road, Heene. On 28th April 1930, Trelawny died at Caer Gwent Nursing Home, Wykeham Road, aged 69yrs. Probate was granted to Lilian Maria Boodle and Frederick Augustus Carlton Smith, solicitor, effects £2801 10s 10d. Value 2021 – £187K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Trelawny  Boodle

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): valve.tree.leap

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Martha Eels a beloved mother 17th Nov 1842 - 24th Jan 1929. Trelawny Frederick Boodle 27th Nov 1861-28 April 1930 Lilian Maria Boodle 14 July 1883-27 Jan 1961 "Holy Holy Holy Lord God of Hosts"

Further Information


Name: Trelawny Frederick Boodle

Gender: Male

Born: 27/11/1861

Town: Kensington

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/4/1921

Spouse First Name: Lilian

Spouse Second Name: Mary

Spouse Last Name: Eels

Town of Marriage: Paddington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/04/1930

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Caer Gwent Nursing Home

Address line 3: Wykeham Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2801 10 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £187000

Census Information


Living at 56, Lancaster Gate, Paddington. Henry T. Boodle, 47yrs, Solicitor, wife, Emily J., 41yrs, 5 children, Trelawny F.,19yrs, Solicitor’s Articled Clerk, Emily, 17yrs, Alfred, 7yrs, Marion, 4yrs, plus a governess, footman, and 5 domestic servants.


Living at Broadheath, Wimbledon Common, Wandsworth. Emily J. Boodle, widow, 61yrs, Trelawny F. 39yrs, Solicitor, Emily, 37yrs, Alice, 32yrs, Walter T., 29yrs, Solicitor, Jane, 27yrs, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at Broadheath, Wimbledon Common, Wandsworth. Emily J. Boodle, widow, 71yrs, Trelawny F. 49yrs, Solicitor, Emily, 47yrs, Evelyn, 44yrs, Alice, 42yrs, Jane, 37yrs, Marion, 34yrs, plus 5 domestic servants.


Living at 2, St. Stephen’s Crescent, Paddington, Middlesex.

Trelawny Frederick Boodle
Male 1862 59 Own Account
Lilian Maria Boodle
Female 1883 37
Edith Mildred Smith
Female 1900 21 General Domestic Servant

Miscellaneous Information

The Grosvenor family’s large estate in northern Mayfair, for two centuries a by-word for wealth and fashion was professionally advised by the legal firm of Partington and Boodle.

From 1785 each of the four successive owners of the Grosvenor estate took an active part in the administration of their London properties, but their professional advisers were nevertheless influential. The most important of these were the successive partners in the legal firm of Partington and Boodle. (After the death of Thomas Walley Partington in 1791, several generations of the Boodle family continued partnerships in the firm).

The surviving partner, Henry Trelawny Boodle, was joined in 1897 by his two sons, Trelawny Frederick and Walter Trelawny Boodle, and died at his house on Wimbledon Common in 1900 leaving effects valued at £48,892. (Value 2021 – £6m.)  With the admission of G. F. Hatfield to a partnership in 1899 the name of the firm became Boodle Hatfield and Company. Trelawny Frederick died in 1930 and his brother Walter Trelawny —the last of the Boodles to be connected with the firm— in 1931.



Survey of London: Volume 39, the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 1 (General History). Originally published by London County Council, London, 1977.