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BirthMale; 1 June 1850
Death17 Jan 1937, age 86; The Chase, Widney Manor, Knowle
Burial20 Jan 1937; Solihull Parish Church
Burial MemoAt 12:15pm
EducationKing Edward's High School, Birmingham UK
OccupationWoollen merchant - Samuel Boddington & Sons Ltd of 20 Cannon Street, Birmingham UK, and 66 George Street, Walsall UK
ResidenceHillfield Hall, Widney Manor, Solihull, Warwickshire
Widney Manor Farm, Knowle, Warwickshire ...
... which he developed into The Chase, Knowle, Warwickshire, UK
Web Page Samuel Boddington JP, history

Samuel BODDINGTON JP (b.1850)


1        Married, about 1872
MotherNot recorded

The nine Boddington family children at home

Marriage About June 1872
Children (9):Nellie Elizabeth 'Nell' BODDINGTON (1874 - )
Arnold John BODDINGTON (1876 - 1929)
Elsie BODDINGTON (1877 - )
Clare 'Clara' BODDINGTON (1879 - 1960)
Leonard William 'Uncle Len' BODDINGTON (1880 - 1965)
Ida Harriet BODDINGTON [Died in childhood] (1882 - 1898)
Ralph Thomas BODDINGTON (1883 - 1917)
Gladys Mary BODDINGTON (1885 - ~1967)
Guy Livingstone BODDINGTON (1891 - 1916)

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 trade, though not the company, into the 21st century.

The full picture of Samuel Boddington on his horse is shown on his history page.

Samuel's comments appear in his daughter Clare's domestic Visitor Book. [269]

Notes for Elizabeth Mary PASK-HUGHES

The picture shows the nine children of Samuel & Elizabeth. See the history web page 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. [305]


18.  Email, Keith Boddington, 18 April 2001
269.  Personal information, Tim Boddington (Webmaster)
305.  Census, 10/10/2016, 1911 census

Person record last updated: 26 April 2023

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