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Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 15:48

found this on edwin augustus dodge
Collection: Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies
Date range: 01 January 1881 - 31 December 1881
Reference:ADM 188/149/229
Subjects:Armed Forces (General), Navy

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Jan 2013 15:23

Not seeing any other Baptisms, Sorry.
Did notice the below Burial though, if connected, but no Baptism either.

Forenames:Edwin Adolphus
Burial Year:1896
Burial Month:Sep
Burial Day:25
Parish:"Plympton, St Maurice"

Chris :)


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 15:22

You're welcome,

So his birth date ties in with Chris's military record (which you can order online for around £3 from the link provided). If you get Edwin's military record you may be able to see when they he was on duty in Ireland.

There's no birth registration here or in the Ireland index to correspond with his birth though, so for some reason they must have forgotten to register him, or it's been so badly mis-transcribed we can't find it.


Sarah Report 1 Jan 2013 15:11

just spke to mother in law willaim dodge her dad birthday was april 2nd they always celebrate his birthday then any help thanks all for all your work xxxx


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 13:45

Nothing for the other William is there Chris? There's no official birth registration.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Jan 2013 13:33

Forename(s):William Alfred
Father's Forename:Alfred (Serjeant RMLI)
Mother's Forename:Isabel Kate
Mother's Surname:
Birth Day:12
Birth Month:Dec
Birth Year:1896
Dedication:St Matthias

(just adding above)

Chris :)


Astra Report 1 Jan 2013 13:27

I wondered that too. If she died in childbirth then his birth registration could well have been forgotten although generally the registrar would do both at the same time.


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 13:19

Oh Sugar :-P :-P :-P

Back to the drawing board - the one we are looking for is also William A if his marriage record is to be believed, and has to be born before his mothers burial on 15th December 1896.

I'll take another look, but wonder if they neglected to register the birth with the mother dying?


Astra Report 1 Jan 2013 12:29

Just popped in to have a look before I dash off again
I think the birth registration you posted for William could belong to the other William Dodge born in 1897 the son of Isabella and Alfred Dodge. This is the 1901. In 1911 he is noted as William Alfred. The birth was registered in the March quarter so which William Alfred Dodge was the one born 12th December who has the naval record and where is the other birth record.

RG number: RG13
Piece: 2094
Folio: 87
Page: 40
Reg. District: Plymouth
Sub District: Charles
Parish: Plymouth
Enum. District: 19
Ecclesiastical District: St Augustine
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 28, Belgrave Road, Plymouth
County: Devonshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

DOIDGE, Alfred Head Married M 32 1869 Sergeant R L M I
Huish, Somersetshire
DOIDGE, Isabella Wife Married F 23 1878
Plymouth, Devonshire
DOIDGE, William Son Single M 4 1897
Stonehouse, Devonshire


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 11:12

Think it's more likely to be this one as the dob & name matches the birth record:

Dodge, William Alfred
Official Number: 15068
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Plymouth division
Enlisted 6/6/1911
DOB 12/12/1896

Thanks for posting that link Chris - I've just been searching for some of my own ancestors - but I've always struggled with the National Archives website.

Sarah you should find Edwin's record on there too.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Jan 2013 09:58

(not sure if anybody on above?)

Chris :)

Description: Name Dodge, William Augustus
Official Number: J10162
Place of Birth: Devonport, Devon


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 09:56

The only obvious connection to Co Kerry, Ireland is Edwin's work as a coastguard, and him being stationed there in 1901. I wonder if he left his 2 children with their grandparents temporarily, then took them to Ireland when he returned with his second wife?

There must be some reason/rumor for the relatives to believe William was born Ireland (or from Ireland?), but where the name Jones comes from I have absolutly no idea - haven't come across it in any of the research! The idea that he left home when about 14 would probably coincide with Alfred leaving for Canada in 1908.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Jan 2013 09:28

Baptism (Find My Past website)
Forename(s):Alfred Thomas (Born 20th March)
Father's Forename:Edwin Augustus (Able Seaman RN)
Mother's Forename:Mary Ann
Mother's Surname:
Birth Day:20
Birth Month:Mar
Birth Year:
Dedication:Plympton, St Maurice
Record source:Baptism Register - Transcripts

Forenames:Mary Ann
Burial Year:1896
Burial Month:Dec
Burial Day:15
Parish:"Plympton, St Maurice"
Record source:Burial Register - Transcripts

(if any help!)

Chris :)


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 07:43

William's brother Alfred Thomas Dodge ended up in Canada and was drafted. Gave his father as NOK, fathers address 330 Hessle Rd, Hull. Alfred was a Well Digger.

Alfred Thomas Dodge (Single)
Residence: Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1889
Birth Location: Plympton, Cw, England
Relative: Edwin Augustus Dodge
Relationship: Father
Regiment Number: 2129091

A tree on Ancestry has his wife as Sarah Elizabeth Fleger, but no date.

Looks like he emigrated in 1908, an 18 year old labourer on his own.


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 06:46

Still going under Dodge in 1911:

William Dodge
Age in 1911: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Relation to Head: Inmate
Birth Place: Devonport, Devon, England
Civil parish: Tattingstone
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England
Street Address: His Majesty's Royal Naval Training Establishment, Shotley Nr Ipswich
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Boys Under Training
Registration district: Samford
Registration District Number: 212
Sub-registration district: Capel St Mary
ED, institution, or vessel: 19-20
Piece: 10797


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 06:40

Births Jun 1890 (>99%)

Dodge Alfred Thomas Plympton 5b 211

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


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 06:38

Deaths Dec 1896 (>99%)

Dodge Mary Ann 24 Plympton 5b 148

Births Mar 1897 (>99%)

Dodge William Alfred E. Stonehouse 5b 288

They must have registered him late.


Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 06:31

Got them!!

Edwin A Dodge
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary A Dodge
Gender: Male
Where born: Yeovil, Somerset, England

Civil parish: Stoke Damerel
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image <<Seaman R.N.

Registration district: Stoke Damerel
Sub-registration district: Tamar
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1746
Folio: 105
Page Number: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Edwin A Dodge 25
Mary A Dodge 19 <<Born Plympton, Devon
Alfred T Dodge 1 <<Plympton

Alfred T Doidge
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relation: Grandson
Gender: Male
Where born: Plympton St Maurice, Devon, England

Civil parish: Plympton St Maurice
Ecclesiastical parish: Plympton St Maurice
Town: Plympton
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Plympton St Mary
Sub-registration district: Plympton
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 25
Piece: 2087
Folio: 105
Page Number: 4
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Fry 73
Louisa Fry 70
Alfred T Doidge 11 <<<<<
William Doidge 6 <<<<<<Born Devonport



Flip Report 1 Jan 2013 06:22

Lilian Clara Louisa Dodge
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1903
Registration district: Cahirsiveen
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 5
Page: 31
FHL Film Number: 101069

Lilian Clara L Dodge
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1902
Date of Registration: Feb 1997
Age at Death: 94
Registration district: North East Lincolnshire
Inferred County: Lincolnshire
Register Number: C45C
District and Subdistrict: 5481C
Entry number: 9


Flip Report 31 Dec 2012 21:33

Im off to a family party in a minute but will take anothet look next year!!

I can't proove it at the moment but I think Edwin had 4 children (2 died) fron his previous marriage, then at least 2 in his second marriage.- which I've already posted.

Think he may have left his 2 earlier children in Ireland, very young,, maybe with grandparents or aunts - who knows as I can't fnd them at the moment. Maybe when William finally came over to England he was not happy with his father/new family and reverted to his grandfather's (or uncles's) name?

Not easy to trace when Co Kerry's records are not on line. Sarah go talk to your aunt again, see if there is anything more she can remember!

Happy New Year! <3