John Thomas Boddie (b. - 1591) MP

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in London, England
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About John Thomas Boddie

John Boddie was born in England and died in London, buried on 22 May 1591. He married Thomasine Mildmay who was born in Suffolk, England and died in England in 1613. John's father, William, was a Captain in the Navy during the time of Henry VIII. John was a Captain and Admiral in the navy during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. He served from 1552 to 1591. He used the alias "John Thomas" in his naval records. In 1569 his ship, the Brave, was sunk by pirates, and he petitioned the Queen to restore him to command of a ship. In 1586, John Boddie alias Thomas commanded a ship in the Battle of the Armada. For his services, he received a Grant of Arms from the Queen in 1589.

In-depth information about the Boddie family can be found in books such as Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Historical Southern Families Vol.. IV and VI (all three of these books are by John Bennett Boddie and can be found in Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport LA, Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston LA, and the LA Tech library in Ruston), History of Bienville Parish LA Vol. I and II, The Boddie Family History 1542 - 1980 (a booklet that was distributed at the 1980 Boddie Family Reunion in Ruston LA), and Alston-Williams-Boddie-Hilliard Society: Society and Family Book (shelved at the DAR library in Baton Rouge, available through interlibrary loan to DAR members).

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1571
May 22, 1571
Corn, Essex, , England
1574
1574
London, England
1576
1576
London, England
1578
1578
London, England
1580
1580
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
1591
May 17, 1591
London, England
May 22, 1591
London, England
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London, England
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