WELCOME to our family history web pages.
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, 18th and 19th 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 bar above, 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. Place names, events and any other data appearing in angle
brackets thus, <1856>, have either been estimated, calculated
or otherwise considered "Said To Be". Verified data on individual pages and
charts are linked to numbered source citations listed at the bottom
of the page.
Please note that details of living persons in this database have been suppressed in order to protect the individual and to prevent fraudulent use of personal information.
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:
Lynda Boddington, for her thorough research into the Shoemaking Industry of Northampton and the involvement of the Boddington family in the founding of the "Cobbler's Shop", circa 1910. Also for her detailed information on the family line of her ancestor Ebenezer Edwin Boddington, which I have included in these pages at her request.
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 Boddington.
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)
Gwen Gardiner, for her detailed research into various prominent members of the Ingram family; her comprehensive notes, observations and references, much of which are included in these pages. Also for her dedication, example and willingness to share the fruits of her efforts.
Carole Mulroney, (née Palmer), 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. Carole's excellent site "Leigh Lives" which provides an interesting insight into the life and times of Southend's neighbouring parish Leigh on Sea, can be reached by clicking here.
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 the Lovedale Admissions Directories 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.
B.H.G. Duncan for permitting me to quote from the published Memoirs of his ancestor David Dinwiddie (1818-1883). Captain Dinwiddie's notes and observations on the formation and deployment of the 1st Pegu Police (subsequently Sapper) Battalion for service in British Burmah have proved invaluable for my own research. The Duncan family history site can be found here.
These pages are continually under development and will be amended as research proceeds and further information becomes available. They were last updated on:
Thursday, 13-Dec-2018 11:09:10 MST