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[BODD671] John Boddy (born 1820, son of Thomas Boddy & Sarah formerly Harrison) became a shoemaker. None of his brothers took up this occupation, and he may have been influenced by his uncle Robert Boddy who was a shoemaker at Pickhill.
There were two John Boddys in the 1841 Census. One John Boddy was apprenticed to John Hutchinson, shoe maker, at Maunby (in Kirby Wiske parish). The other John Boddy (together with Richard Blakeborough, also of Pickhill) was with William Clough at Lord Mayor's Walk, York. It is difficult to distinguish between the two of them, but it would only make sense if the John Boddy at York was the grandson of [HARR651] Thomas Harrison (see HARRISON) living four doors away, and the John Boddy at Maunby was his uncle, who afterwards married Hannah Stott, and ended up in County Durham.
Later John Boddy moved to Leeds, possibly influenced by his uncle, Christopher Harrison (a cooper), who had been living in the Hunslet area of Leeds since before 1841. John lived in Imperial Street, Leeds, near to Samuel James (boot maker), who had married (at Ripon, Saints Peter & Wilfred, 24th December 1844) Elizabeth Hammond (daughter of George Duffield Hammond). George Duffield Hammond's younger brother, John Hammond (also a shoemaker), had also lived in Leeds (between 1827 and 1832). Living in Imperial Street, John would get to know Samuel James' unmarried sister-in-law Jane Hammond.
John Boddy, a shoemaker, married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 2nd February 1846) [HAMM672] Jane Hammond (born 1825, see HAMMOND), both of Imperial Street, witnessed by Samuel James (Jane's brother-in-law) and R H Pickard (parish clerk). John and Jane straightaway moved to Concord Street (next street parallel with Imperial Street). Around 1857 they moved some distance away to Mulberry Street (renamed Cranberry Street about 1860). John and Jane had eight children as follows:
Sarah Ann (born at 17 Concord Street, 22nd July 1848, baptised at St. Luke's, 15th January 1849, by which time the family had moved to 38 Concord Street), married (at Leeds, St. Philip, 23rd November 1872) Edward Gavins, witnessed by Sarah Elizabeth Gavins (Edward's sister);
[BODD681] George (born at 38 Concord Street, 6th May 1850, no trace of his baptism), married 1. Sarah Ann Parker, 2. Mary Heaphy Mosey, see later;
Thomas (born at 38 Concord Street, 1852), died age 8 (October 1858, buried at Beckett Street Cemetery, 17th October 1858);
John Henry (born at 38 Concord Street, 20th November 1855), died age 18 (31st August 1874, buried at Beckett Street Cemetery, 2nd September 1874);
Ellen (born at Mulberry Street, 1858, baptised at Lincoln Fields, 5th December 1859), married (at Richmond Hill Chapel, 26th December 1881) William Walsh Coulton, witnessed by J S Coulton and Edward Gavins (Ellen's brother-in-law);
Mary Jane (born at 24 Cranberry Street, 29th January 1862, baptised at Richmond Hill, 19th May 1862), married (at Richmond Hill Chapel, 10th August 1885) Andrew [birth registered as Alexander] Britton, witnessed by Emma Britton (Andrew's sister) and Edward Gavins (Mary Jane's brother);
Walter (born at 24 Cranberry Street, 19th March 1864, baptised at a Wesleyan Chapel, 11th July 1864), married (at Richmond Hill Chapel, 27th December 1892) Alice Ann Dyson, witnessed by Lucy Dyson (Alice Ann's sister) and Joseph Goldthorp;
William Herbert (born at 24 Cranberry Street, 10th February 1870, baptised 30th May 1870, at a Wesleyan Chapel), died age 4 (buried at Beckett Street Cemetery, 30th August 1874).
On the night of the Census in 1861, John Boddy was visiting his parents at Sinderby, together with Christopher Harrison from Hunslet. (Christopher's sister was John's mother.) But what prompted this visit has not come to light. John died (age 54, of a congested liver) at 22 Cranberry Street (23rd August 1875, buried at Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds, 25th August 1875). At the 1911 Census, Jane was living with her married daughter, Mary Jane Britton, at 2 Cross Aysgarth Mount, Leeds. Jane died (age 85, of rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure) at Cross Aysgarth Mount (10th February 1912, buried at Beckett Street Cemetery, 14th February 1912).
[BODD681] George Boddy (born 1850, son of John) enlisted (1870) in the 68th Light Infantry.
see GEORGE BODDY for continuation
see GEORGE BODDY JOINS THE ARMY
see GEORGE BODDY IN INDIA
see GEORGE BODDY'S ARMY RECORD
1841 Census 1355/4-10 York, Lord Mayors Walk William Clough 25 boot m Jane Clough 25 Mary Clough 4 Owen Clough 2 Frederic Clough 4m John BODDY 20 boot m John Boddy = Jane Hammond
1851 Census 2320-431 Leeds, 38 Concord Street John BODDY H M 36 boot & shoe maker (journeyman) Sinderby Jane BODDY W M 26 Skelton Sarah Ann Boddy D - 2 Leeds George Boddy S - 11m Leeds 1861 Census 3383-17 Leeds, 24 Cranberry Street) John BODDY H M 40 shoemaker Tadcaster ! Jane BODDY W M 35 Skelton Sarah Ann Boddy D - 12 scholar Leeds George Boddy S - 10 scholar Leeds John Henry Boddy S - 5 scholar Leeds Ellen Boddy D - 2 Leeds 1861 Census 3633-124 Sinderby Thomas Boddy H M 60 fell monger etc Baldersby and family plus: John BODDY S M 40 shoe maker Sinderby Christopher Harrison Br$ M 45 cooper York [$ Christopher is actually Brother-in-Law, not Brother] 1871 Census 4555-90 Leeds, 22 Cranberry Street John BODDY H M 50 boot maker Sinderby Jane BODDY W M 45 Skelton Sarah A. Boddy D U 22 machinist Leeds John H. Boddy S - 15 lath maker Leeds Ellen Boddy D - 12 scholar Leeds Mary Jane Boddy D - 9 scholar Leeds Walter Boddy S - 7 Leeds William Henry Boddy S - 1 Leeds 1881 Census 4520-130 Leeds, 22 Cranberry Street Jane BODDY H W 53 Skelton Ellen Boddy D U 22 boot machinist Leeds Mary J. Boddy D U 19 boot machinist Leeds Walter Boddy S - 17 printers machinist Leeds George Severs Bd U 37 railway signalman Bridlington 1891 Census 3692-98 Leeds, 22 Cranberry Street Jane BODDY H W 67 living on private means Skelton Walter Boddy S S 27 printers machinist Leeds 1901 Census 4223-111 Leeds, 22 Cranberry Street Jane BODDY H W 74 Skelton George Severs Bd S 57 guard railway Bridlington 1911 Census Leeds, 2 Cross Aysgarth Mount Andrew Britton H M 51 manager wine & spirit merchant Leeds Mary Jane Britton W M 49 Leeds Minnie Britton D S 20 assistant, dress maker Leeds George Britton S S 18 clerk clothiers Leeds Edith Britton D 15 assistant, school stationery Leeds Clara Britton D 13 school Leeds Jane BODDY Rel W 85 Skelton