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Alfred Bodley (1791-1865)

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Alfred Bodley (1791-1865) of Alfred Bodley and A. and W. C. Bodley

1791 Born at St. Kerrian, Exeter, the son of George Bodley and his wife Ann Parkin

1840 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership which lately existed between the undersigned, Alfred Bodley and William Canute Bodley, of Exeter, Ironfounders, was dissolved, by mutual consent...'[1]

1851 Living at Commercial Road, Exeter: Alfred Bodley (age 60 born St. Kerrian, Exeter), Iron Founder and Engineer employing nine men. With his wife Mary Bodley (age 49 born St. Thomas, Exeter) and their son Owen A. Bodley (age 15 born St. Mary Steps, Exeter), Working Engineer. Also his nephew Sidney T. Bodley (age 16 born Wapping, Mddx.), Pattern Maker. Also an assistant Frederick H. Brock (age 22 born North Tawton), Working Engineer. One servant.[2].

1859 Indenture. '...an indenture, dated the 18th day of January, 1859, made between Isaac Dawe, of Broadclist, in the county of Devon, Wheelwright and Machine Maker, of the first part; Alfred Bodley, of Commercial-road, in the county of the city of Exeter, Ironfounder, and William Salter, of Broadclist, in the county of Devon, Butcher, of the second part; and the several other persons whose names are thereunder subscribed, being severally creditors of the said Isaac Dawe, of the third part; all ic personal estate and effects of the said Isaac Dawe have been assigned by the said Isaac Dawe unto the said Alfred Bodley and William Salter, their executors, administrators, and assigns,...'[3]

1861 Living at Quay Place, St. Mary Steps, Exeter: Alfred Bodley (age 70 born Exeter), Iron Founder employing 22? men and 16 boys. With his wife Mary Bodley (age 59 born St. Thomas) and their son Owen Arthur Bodley (age 24 born Exeter), Engineer. Also one visitor and one servant.[4]

1866 Estate. '...all persons having any claim against the estate of Alfred Bodley, late of Commercial-road, in the city of Exeter, Iron founder, deceased, who died on the 20th day of December, 1865, and whose will was proved in the District Registry Court of Probate at Exeter, on the 30th day of January, 1866, by William Canute Bodley and Owen Arthur Bodley, the executors thereof,...'[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:7 July 1840 Issue:19872 Page:1604
  2. 1851 census
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:4 February 1859 Issue:22227 Page:507
  4. 1861 Census
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:1 May 1866 Issue:23108 Page:2721