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Owen Arthur Bodley

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Owen Arthur Bodley (c1836-1910)

c1836 Born the son of Alfred Bodley (1791-1865) and his wife Mary Hutchings

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. One servant.[1].

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.[2]

1867 Married(1) at Westminster to Louisa Rebecca Frost (c1831-1878)

Married(2) Alice Margaret McFarland (1858-1927)

1891 Living at 1 Mount Vernon, St. Leonard, Exeter: Owen Arthur Bodley (age 54 born Exeter), Mechanical Engineer and Ironfounder - Employer. With his wife Alice Bodley (age 33 born Manchester) and their four children; Owen Colin Bodley (age 7 born Exeter); Alice Mary Bodley (age 5 born Exeter); Elsie Beatrice Bodley (age 4 born Exeter); and Rhoda M. Bodley (age 2 born Exeter). Also his niece Bertha S. Bodley (age 19 born Exeter). One servant.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1891 Census