Notes for Samuel BODDINGTON JP
Of Solihull, Warwickshire, UK. Samuel lived at Hillfield Hall, Solihull,
built in the 15th century and is a listed building now converted to
apartments, as is the adjoining stable block. Samuel moved c.1917 to
Widney Manor Farm about two miles up the road; he extended the original
cottages and named them The Chase. He bred shire horses and hunting dogs
there until his death in 1937. Samuel was a member of the North
Warwickshire Hunt. His groom and chaufeur was a man called Hart whose son
later established the motor repair garage and petrol pump in Claverdon
village (where I, the webmaster, was brought up).
The Chase was bought by Captain Oliver Bird MC in 1937, he being from
the Bird's Custard family.
Samuel's great grandson, Simon Boddington, began work at Samuel
Boddington & Sons Ltd of 20-21 Cannon Street and continued in this
though not the company, into the 21st century.
The full picture of Samuel Boddington on his horse is shown on his web
page - click the link above.
Samuel's comments appear in his daughter Clare's domestic Visitor Book,
see boddington-family.org.uk/hist-boddington.metchley1.htm 
Notes for Elizabeth Mary PASK-HUGHES
The picture shows the nine children of Samuel & Elizabeth. See the history
web page (link above) for more on this picture.
Family notes for Samuel BODDINGTON JP and Elizabeth Mary PASK-HUGHES
The 1911 census shows the family living at Hillfield Hall, Solihull. They had their own page in the census (146). Present in the house on that day were Samuel, wife Elizabeth Mary, daughter Nellie Elizabeth, son Leonard William, son Guy Livingstone, and three staff, cook, housemaid and chamber maid.