Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

william dodge/jones

Page 0 + 1 of 3

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


MarieCeleste Report 8 Jan 2013 23:04


Sarah Report 8 Jan 2013 16:47

got the record of service willaim dodge was om hms ganges donegal vivd deovnshire lion duke edniburgh and vanessa 2 in oct 1918 to dec 1918 so sometime after this he change name from dodge to jones for some reason


Sarah Report 8 Jan 2013 15:03



Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 22:12

But we've already posted Edwins marriage

Marriages Dec 1889 (>99%)

Dodge Edwin Augustus Stoke Damerel 5b 693 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Fry Mary Ann Stoke D. 5b 693 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
MELHUISH Emily Mary Stoke D. 5b 693
QUICK John Henry Stoke D. 5b 693

Which ties in with her parents names/places, who must have looked after the 2 sons.

You need to widen your search parameters - they were married in Devon, not Somerset!!

The only thing tying them to Somerset is Edwin's birth, not their marriage, abode or children!

But that's me off-line until Friday night, back to wok tomorrow - and no internet access - I'm sure someone else may be able to help with your continued searches!


Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 21:15

looked for edwin dodge marriage to mary ann in somerset nothing found there


Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 21:11

iv know isea where the jones name comes from the story goes that the jones name came from his mother could it be mary ann name was jones before she married edwin dodge maybe


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 19:22

No, I can find no reason for the Jones name, plcked out of a hat may be the case, but the old so-an-so is keeping us guessing! Wonder if his grandmother was a Jones?

Marked As Answer Marked as Answered


Astra Report 1 Jan 2013 18:53

No I checked for a probate yesterday and couldn't find it.
The name change to Jones is worrying me and I think we maybe missing a vital link somewhere but the birth certificate may resolve it. Or did he just pick a name out of a hat?


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 18:44

Hi Astra, you're back, I found that too but there is no probate on-line on Ancestry for that death. I've no idea where Jones came from either - it's not turned up anywhere in his history (that I can see) maybe it was a friend's name or whatever - an uncle of mine changed his name from Smith to Henderson, he said he just liked it better!

Sarah, if they married in the reg. office there won't be a parish record so you could be wasting your time checking all the parishes. Couples would normally marry in the bride's parish, but not in all cases - you could chase your tail for days and not find anything, and I don't know that the marriage certificate is going to give you anything you don't already know, now we have found the parentage of William, and Chris has found the right DOB on his Navy record.

I'd be interested to hear if you get the Navy records, it's been quite an interesting search!


Astra Report 1 Jan 2013 18:33

I thought this might be his death when I searched earlier but I still can't get a grasp of the Jones connection!

Name: JONES, William A
Registration district: Leicester
County: Leicestershire
Year of registration: 1964
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Age at death: 69
Volume no: 3A
Page no: 591

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Jan 2013 18:29

County Somerset
Place East Coker
Church St Michael
RegisterNumber 280
BaptismDate 08 Dec 1864
Forename Edwin Augustus
Sex M
FatherForename Alfred
MotherForename Ann
FatherSurname DODGE
Abode East Coker
FatherOccupation Carpenter

(also from below link)

Chris :)


Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 18:22

i know he was william jones when he died in bout 1961/.64 leicester they lived south wigston leicester so it could be st thomas churcgh or all saints or the methodist church


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 17:11

Oh you beauty Chris ;-) Right quarter & district.

I'll put money on it being William - I recently looked up some local parish baptisims for another member and one of the children had been given a girls name on the bmd record, Daisy - he was actually a Derek!!!

Although we don't think there's a baptism in this particular case, only the certificate could prove it.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Jan 2013 17:01

County Lincolnshire
Place Cleethorpes
Church Municipal Cemetery
BurialDate 06 Aug 1955
Forename Edwin Augustine
Surname DODGE
Age 90
Abode Daubney St
Notes Died 04 Aug 1955

County Lincolnshire
Place Cleethorpes
Church Municipal Cemetery
BurialDate 10 Jul 1936
Forename Annie Clara Louisa
Surname DODGE
Age 68
Abode Daubney St
Notes Died 07 Jul 1936

(saw above Burials on below link)

Chris :)

(did wonder about below, if should be William!)

Births Jun 1895 (>99%)
Dodge Minnie Chard 5c 395
Dodge Minnie Augustus Stoke D. 5b 325


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 16:45

Edwin Augustus Dodge
Probate Date: 19 Oct 1955
Death Date: 4 Aug 1955
Death Place: Lincolnshire, England
Registry: Lincolnshire, England

Of 15 Daubney St. Cleethorpes, probate to The Yorkshire Penny Bank Ltd, Effects £698 19s

He was 90!


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 16:40

No problem, glad to have been of help.

If you let me know when/where he died I can check for a probate record. There's one for Edwin, I'll go find it again & post the details.


Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 16:27

ok thanks flip you have helped no end on finding my hubbys grandad iv been searching for years thanks


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 16:19

No, the records are only available at the National Archives, which you can do for free, otherwise you need to order them.

I don't think you can even view the BMD records at your local office, but if you know the church they were married in you could check your local archive centre see if they have the parish registers on film.


Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 16:10

im planning on going to my local registery office will they have them there to view


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 15:54

There's a form on the site where you can order the actual service records, they cost a few quid each, and are sent electronically. Should have more details on them both, so could be worth splashing out!