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james and ann oddy

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liz Report 2 Dec 2011 14:54

Looking for living relatives of james oddy and ann walker of baildon west yorkshie. James died 1925 and lived in 3 rushcroft terrace, Baildon. Particular interest in their son Arthur oddy married to Ada Adkinson. Arthur died in 1924 at 3 Rushcroft terrace. He had been living in Yeovil Somerset and was Borough surveyor there from 1902.
His brother James married a Gertrude Lissaman.All Oddy family were born in Baildon.


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 16:09

Have you tried looking for offspring on Freebmd? Then I suggest you check for matches using 'search trees' above.

Just mind you use the right maiden name of mother for births to this couple:

Marriages Dec 1904 (>99%)
BRIGGS Gertrude Lissaman Leicester 7a 506
Oddy James Leicester 7a 506


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 16:11

1911 census, some more names you can look for:

ODDY, James Head Married M 33 1878 Engineer Draughtsman Yorks Baildon VIEW
ODDY, Gertrude Sissaman Wife Married
6 years F 35 1876 Warwickshire Nuneston VIEW
ODDY, James Jeoffrey Son M 5 1906 Worcestershire Yardley VIEW
ODDY, Gertrude Marion Daughter F 2 1909 Worcestershire Mochs Green VIEW
RG number:
RG14 Piece:
18704 Reference:
RG14PN18704 RG78PN1117 RD392 SD3 ED2 SN137

Registration District:
Solihull Sub District:
Tanworth Enumeration District:
2 Parish:

Marshall Lake Road Shirley Birmingham County:


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 16:13

Marriages Dec 1888 (>99%)
ADKINSON Ada Stockport 8a 68
Oddy Arthur Stockport 8a 68

1`911 states they have no children:

ODDY, Arthur Head Married M 44 1867 Surveyor Baildon Yorkshire VIEW
ODDY, Ada Wife Married
23 years F 49 1862 Bury Lancashire VIEW
TURNER, Agnes Annie Visitor Married F 40 1871 Marple Cheshire VIEW
TURNER, Eric Landless Visitor M 8 1903 Ashton Under Tyne Lancs VIEW
RG number:
RG14 Piece:
14413 Reference:
RG14PN14413 RG78PN870 RD309 SD4 ED12 SN53

Registration District:
Yeovil Sub District:
Yeovil Enumeration District:
12 Parish:

Roping Path Yeovil County:


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 16:30

Couldn't resist - great name to look for, never heard of it before myself!

Marriages Sep 1936
Oddy Gertrude M Threapleton Solihull 6d 2790
Threapleton Ben R Oddy Solihull 6d 2790


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 16:33

Name: Gertrude Marion Threapleton
Birth Date: 17 Nov 1908
Date of Registration: May 1993
Age at Death: 84
Registration district: New Forest
Inferred County: Hampshire, New Forest
Register number: 51A
District and Subdistrict: 4941
Entry number: 21


liz Report 2 Dec 2011 17:58

Thank you brummiejan. Some of the info i was aware of but am very intrigued by the Threapleton connection. Shall do some more look ups tonight.


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 18:00

There seems to be one child to the marriage, and I have located her marriage also - if you want more details let me know.


liz Report 2 Dec 2011 18:41

Thank you Jan I have found the said daughter and her marriage and hope I may soon finally have a connection to my grandfather Arthur Oddy. He is a bit of a mystery and was the family secret which set me off on the family history trail for my father quite a few years ago. Just wish he could have lived to hear the good news. Fingers crossed!


liz Report 2 Dec 2011 20:12

I think I may have hit a bit of a brick wall. Julie A Lewery died in 1995 - nee threapleton. Cannot find records for her husband who my still be alive. Not sure if I should be posting such recent info. Also do not apear to have had any children unless change of partner. Trying to be discreet/ sensitive to any living relatives.
Cannot find marriage for James Jeoffrey Oddy but death recorded1990 june New Forest Hampshire dob Nov 1905 will check this. Oh dear may be I am too late!


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 21:41

Have you checked There is just one entry which matches her husband's name,


brummiejan Report 2 Dec 2011 21:58

I have a feeling you might be right about this family. However, I have found something interesting about her husband on Ancestry - it has a record of him being a member of a flying club in 1950!


liz Report 2 Dec 2011 23:24

I have checked the james geoffrey oddy death and it is the same man but cannot find marriage for him. I just googled her husbands name and it came up with an obit and various tributes. This John seems to have flown near Southport so I suppose I thought it was the wrong man. There are Lewerys born in Gosport.
I have with some difficulty found Gertrudes Lissaman family back to 1871. She did have brothers and sisters. They lived in Gas St coventry which was near bombing raids during WW2 so wonder if that may have taken its toll on the family.
The reason I am trying to contact a living relative of Arthur Oddy is that I found out only a few years ago that he was probably my grandfather as a result of a relationship with my grandmother Lillie Maud Arnold in Yeovil. I have never seen aphoto of him but would love to have some more information about him and his wife and his family.


liz Report 3 Dec 2011 01:20

Jan does this record in ancestry indicate that he is the husband of Julie L.
I have found more info re his time in the 1970 at Shoreham airport and he used to go off to Switzerland to teach skating. I feel this must be the one.Of course unless they had children this does not help my researh although it is fascinating. I have to hope that one of the Lissaman family may still be with us.
Thank you again for your invaluable help


brummiejan Report 3 Dec 2011 10:51

Liz, the record - very small! - doesn't say much. Probably too much of a tangent as it's actually Arthur you are after.
I wonder if it's worth tracking down some Lissamans. It isn't a very common name. Your nearest main library should hold telephone directories for the area you are looking at.
Also, have you thought of checking out descendants of James' siblings? Finding a photo is a long shot but all sorts of people turn up in wedding photos, you never know!


liz Report 3 Dec 2011 10:57

I. have sent a message to a Lissaman on the search trees page and will obviously have to do more research on his siblings although James seemed the most obvious choice to start with.