- Category : Writers-Religion-Philosophy
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
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.