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james boddy b1852 cornwall . who is his family ?

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ricky Report 27 May 2014 04:33

any one know where james boddy was born ? and who his family were I know he was born in 1852 cronwall and may be his father was William boddy b 1814 Falmouth to William & nancy boddy but I don't know %100


SylviaInCanada Report 27 May 2014 06:59

well, the obvious place to start is to buy his birth certificate :-)

That will give you all the information .......... where he was bron, name of his father, and of his mother, plus the exact date of birth

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

Name: James Henry Boddy
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1854
Registration district: Helston
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume: 5c
Page: 222


SylviaInCanada Report 27 May 2014 07:03

or is this the one ............ his marriage

England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010

Name: James Boddy
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 28 Jul 1875
Event Place: Penzance St Mary, Cornwall, England
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Marital Status: Single
Birth Year (Estimated): 1852
Father's Name: William Boddy
Spouse's Name: Anastatia Sullivan
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 19
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1856
Spouse's Father's Name: Augustine Sullivan
Digital Folder Number:004764212, Image Number:00127


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 09:44

How did you work back to him?

What proof do you have of when and where he was born?


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 09:48

The child whose birth is posted above probably died in 1857

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 27 May 2014 10:06

(to do with above?)

Chris :)

Day Month 28-Jul
Year 1875
Parish Or Reg District Penzance, St. Mary
Groom Fn James
Groom Sn BODDY
Groom Age 23
Groom Residence Mount Street
Groom Condition bachelor
Groom Rank Profession miner
Groom Signed / Marked (S/M) S
Groom Father Name William
Groom Father Rank Profession miner
Bride Fn Anastatia
Bride Age 19
Bride Residence Mount Street
Bride Condition spinster
Bride Rank Profession
Bride Signed / Marked (S/M) S
Bride Father Name Augustine
Bride Father Rank Profession carrier
Banns / Licence (B/L) B
Witness Fn1 William
Witness Sn1 Hall (mark)
Witness Fn2 Theresa
Witness Sn2 Williams

(from above website, also given on other 'Thread')

Year 1878
Forename James
Surname BODDY
Parish Or Reg District Cornwall
Destination New Zealand, Canterbury
Age 24
Occupation Farm labourer
Notes Assisted Immigrant Ships Passenger List
Comments See Resources page for full details


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 11:01



Reggie Report 27 May 2014 11:09

The easy solution is to buy a copy of the marriage cert......for factual info about his father

And please don't post any more threads..........


Sirius Report 27 May 2014 13:27

I think perhaps it might be as well to add that Reggie means don't post any more threads on the same family, return to the thread you already have and post on there :-) That way everyone can see what has been found already.


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 13:35

You are absolutely correct, Sirius. I should have been more specific.

Thank you for the clarification


ricky Report 27 May 2014 16:05

I am sorry Reggie it looks like I have up set you . I was only seeing if any one out there could help. and no james boddy was not died in 1857. he lived to 84 and died west cost new Zealand 1936.


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 16:25

No, you haven't upset me.....what a strange notion

I merely highlighted the fact that you already have two other posts about this man, and site guidelines state one post per topic.

People don't like to look for info which has already been posted..............

I didn't say 'your' James died in 1857..............

If you read carefully what is posted, you will realise that I referred to the BIRTH someone else posted on here

Just take the sensible course of action, and buy a copy of the man's marriage cert, to find out if he knew who his father was


ricky Report 27 May 2014 16:48

I have a copy of james boddy marriage cert and all it says father William boddy. so I whent back in dates to see a marriage for William boddy and see if I could find the two of them in the same house . then I when ford but have not find any thing about jame boddy family


SylviaInCanada Report 27 May 2014 16:50

I shall not be helping any further ......................................

.................. I got a very snarky pm from ricky re my suggestion that he buy the birth or marriage certificate.

and, unlike Reggie, I AM upset.


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 17:12

Oh dear..............'biting the hand that feeds' comes to mind


Sirius Report 27 May 2014 18:11

There's a tree on Ancestry ( well there are several, mostly unsourced) has William married to
Marriages Dec 1847 (>99%)
Boddy William Helston 9 164

WATTERS Grace Helston 9 164

Getting the birth cert is the only way.


Reggie Report 27 May 2014 21:52

That may not be possible. Remember the 1875 'rule'

How old was James when he married?

You have him in GR trees born 1850 AND 1851


Reggie Report 28 May 2014 09:25

The couple whose marriage is posted above

1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Marital condition Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
GRACE BODY WIFE MARRIED Female 30 1821 - CROWAN, CORNWALL Image Transcription
Print individual transcription View image Individual transcription
First name(s) WILLIAM
Last name BODY
Relationship to head SON
Marital condition UNMARRIED
Gender Male
Age 3
Birth year 1848
Occupation -
Birth town CROWAN
Birth county CORNWALL
House number -
House name HORSE DOWNS
Street -
Village -
Ecclesiastical disctrict -#

Not on any other census, as far as I can see


ricky Report 28 May 2014 16:00

I have got a email from cornwall records office and they have find a james boddy birth September quarter 1852 in liskeard disctrict of cornwall


safc Report 28 May 2014 16:31

Births Sep 1852 (>99%)
Body James Liskeard 5c 70