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