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This set of pages is all about the One
D Bodingtons! The majority of this information came from Deborah Bodington
who lives in Rhode Island USA. The information was put together by her
late husband. He was considerably assisted by Nelson Sanson
and a UK family who passed valuable information after discovering old
It is a truly fascinating collection. The earliest
identified member of the family was William Bodington whose family came
from Great Harborough in north east Warwickshire, UK. Over the generations
they are found in many of the villages in that area as well as further
afield in Kenilworth, Cubbington and Charlecote. The interesting thing
about this (well, to me anyway) is that my own family of Boddingtons
(with two Ds) came from the same general area! The probability of relationship
is considerable with one family being descended from the other and having
a different spelling only by the mis-stroke of a pen. The question, still
to be answered, is which family descended from which? Further research
may hopefully tell us.
The family spread far and wide over time so that
today we have a very strong family in Rhode Island USA, particularly
well settled in
Little Compton where they have lived for generations and do still today. There
are further outposts in South Africa, Australia, California USA, and
still, of course, in the UK.
For the structure and range of family lines please
go to the Structure page.
A significant member of the family was Senator
Frederick A H Bodington from Rhode Island. By good fortune three of his
letters have survived giving us a fine insight into his life in 1919
significant father and son were both doctors and both enjoyed exceptional
careers. See Dr
George Bodington and his
son Dr George Fowler Bodington.