James Bodman (1835 – 1905)

James Bodman (1835 – 1905) and Cecillia Bristow (1838 – p 1881)


At the time of the 1861 census he was a journeyman carpenter.
James lived at home with his parents, Isaac and Ann until he was married in 1862
James Bodman married Cecillia Bristow at Keevil parish church on 7th June. Cecilla was born in Devizes about 1838.

James and Cecila had the following children:-

Julia Bodman born 1863 Devizes
James Isaac Bodman born 1865 Keevil
Ann Bodman born 1868 Potterne
Henry John Bodman born 1870 Devizes
Celia Bodman born 1875 Devizes

Cecilla died sometime between 1875 and 1881.

At the time of the 1881 census the widowed James and family were living at Martins Corner, Keevil.

By 1891 he was living apart from his family as a lodger with Chas. And Susan Maston at 8 High Steet, Potterne, Wiltshire.

At the time of the 1901 census he had moved to Birmingham and was living with his daughter Ann(ie)

James died in Birmingham in 1905.

The descendants of James Bodman (1835 – 1905) and Cecillia Bristow
Of the five known children of James and Cecilla, three were to marry into the family of Henry David Bodman who descended from the Bodmans of Farleigh Hungerford. Thus connecting the Keevil Bodmans to the Farleigh Hungerford Bodmans at least by three marriages!

Julia Bodman (1863 – ?)
At the time of the 1871 census, Julia then aged 8 was with her grandparents, Isaac and Ann who were living at Martins Road, Keevil. Nothing further is known about Julia.

James Isaac Bodman (1865 – ?)
Like his father, James was a carpenter.

By 1899, James had moved to Birmingham where he married Alice Amelia Bodman daughter of Henry David Bodman at St. Clements Church, Nechells, Birmingham on 22nd May 1899. He was listed as a labourer living at 62 Church Street. The previous month his brother Henry John Bodman had married her sister. Alice was the daughter of Henry David Bodman who had married James’s sister Annie two years before in November 1896.

At the time of the 1901 census, they were living at 4 Gladstone Place, Mount Street, Nechells, Birmingham. He was then aged 34 and a chemical labourer. Their first child, Lily E. was then aged 1.

Nothing more is known about this family.

Ann Bodman born (1868 – 1946)
Ann known as Annie married Henry David Bodman on 28th November 1896 at the parish church at Keevil, Wiltshire. Henry was from Birmingham by this time.

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Henry John Bodman (1870 -?)
By 1899, Henry had moved to Birmingham where he married Emily Gertrude Bodman on the 3rd April 1899 at St. Clements Church, Nechells, Birmingham. Emily was the daughter of Henry David Bodman who had married Henry’s sister Annie two years before in November 1896.

Nothing more is known about this family.

Celia Bodman born 1875 Devizes
We only know about Celia from the 1881 census when she was living at home aged four.