The genealogy of the BODDINGTON family from the county borders of rural Bedford, Huntingdon and Northamptonshire, and the INGRAM family of Southeast Essex, with links and references to collateral families COOK, CROSS, BENSON, BULLOCK, FULLBROOK, GREEN, HISCOX, LARKWORTHY, ROBERTSON, SPRENT, TRICKEY, VERDUIJN and others.
Our BODDINGTON ancestors go back through several generations of Northampton "cobblers" to the peasant class farm workers of feudal Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire in the late 16th century. On our INGRAM side, we have family ties to the watermen, bargemen and mariners of Essex who for many generations plied their trades on the busy waterways of the Thames estuary and English Channel. We also have lateral or "secondary" roots resulting from early British and Dutch expatriates who left their European homelands in the 17th and 18th centuries to live, work and eventually settle in distant colonial India.
Our family tree is structured mainly around the pedigree
charts of Thomas BODDINGTON and Dorothy May INGRAM. However,
the charts include links to most, if not all the lateral branches
of our related families. So visiting cousins, second cousins,
nieces and nephews might well find something of interest here.
First time visitors might find it more convenient, (and quicker)
to go straight to the Index of Names or Surnames in the navigation
bars or the Table of Contents below, and click on those
names in which they are particularly interested. All names in
the lists are hyper-linked to the appropriate juncture and time
line in our family tree. Dates, place names and events that
have been 'estimated', 'calculated' or otherwise considered
"Said To Be" are enclosed in angle brackets
thus, <1856>. Verified
data on individual pages and charts are linked to numbered source
citations listed at the bottom of the page.
Details of living persons in this database have been suppressed as far as possible to protect the individual and to prevent fraudulent use of personal data.
I am grateful to the following for providing corroborative data of one sort or another, and/or for generously agreeing to share the results of their own research:
Clive Boddington, for helping me trace the link
between our recent shoemaking past and our earlier agricultural roots
in feudal Bedfordshire and Huntingdon. Also for putting me in touch
with the invaluable genealogical notes of our own family historian Henry
Dave Billings for his contribution to the Boddington-Family site regarding Susan BODDINGTON, née BATES'S record of the births of her children in the family Bible, (Finedon and Northampton)
Carole Pavitt, for all the work she has done on the INGRAM family in Southend-on-Sea, Essex prior to 1800, much of which is reproduced here with her kind permission.
Rona Langston (née Ingram) (NZ), for filling in many of the "gaps" that remained in our early INGRAM roots and for kindly allowing me to quote from her comprehensive and invaluable research notes. Her excellent family site can be reached by clicking here.
Meryl Yost, Malcolm Ward and other selfless members of the Aus-Tasmania RootsWeb mailing List for helping me trace the final chapters in the tragic life of our convict ancestor William Boddington (1806-1888).
Moira Breen for our shared interests and associations with the Lawrence Military Asylums, (latterly Schools) of former British India, and in particular, for her many 'look-ups' into Lovedale Admissions that she has so cheerfully carried out on my behalf.
Jack Verduyn Lunel for helping me establish the formerly elusive link between our Dutch-Indian ancestor Anna Verduijn and the Verduijn family from the former Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) settlement in Cochin, Dutch Malabar. Also for putting me in touch with the work of Tom W. Venn, whose chronicles of St. Francis' Church, Cochin have proved so invaluable.
Andy Thomson, for his thorough research into the Robertson and Hiscox family lines, and his comprehensive genealogical notes and data - much of which are reproduced here with his kind permission.
These pages are continually under development and will be amended as research proceeds and further information becomes available. They were last updated on:
Thursday, 18-Aug-2016 14:57:26 MDT
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