|born on||7 May 1622 Jul.Cal. (17 May 1622 greg.) at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||26°04' 14°06 Asc. 28°05'|
English merchant, lawyer and philosopher of Huguenot parentage.
Boevey started his career working for the Dutch-born financier Sir William Courten (d. 1636), discoverer of Barbados. Boeve married in 1638 Susanna Dwyer, the niece of John Money, Courten's business partner in the great firm of silk and linen merchants Courten and Money.
Whilst King Charles II was in exile on the continent, James Boevey conducted his business affairs.
Boevey devised what he called "Active Philosophy", which might be described today as "self-help" literature, which he described in a series of volumes, mostly written in 1665 and 1666, which were never published, but circulated amongst his friends. These included John Aubrey, John Evelyn and Elias Ashmole, the latter with whom he shared an interest in the occult.
He died at Cheam and was buried on 13 January 1695.
- business associate/partner relationship with Charles II, King of England (born 29 May 1630 Jul.Cal. (8 June 1630 greg.))
- friend relationship with Ashmole, Elias (born 23 May 1617 Jul.Cal. (2 June 1617 greg.))
- friend relationship with Aubrey, John (born 12 March 1626 Jul.Cal. (22 Mar 1626 greg.))
- friend relationship with Evelyn, John (born 31 October 1620 Jul.Cal. (10 Nov 1620 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography" by H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Howard Harrison (2004), p. 426: "Boevey, James (1622-1696), merchant and philosopher, was born at 6 am on 7 May 1622 at Mincing Lane, in the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-East, London."
- Vocation : Business/Marketing : Other Business/Mkt (Merchant)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Self-help)