Category Archives: Bodington

Reflections on the will of William Forrest

The last will and testament of William Forrest of Badsey, the brother of my 9 x great grandfather Thomas Forrest – a transcription of which I shared in the previous post – is a useful source for information about the … Continue reading

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One surgeon and two apothecaries: three generations of John Bodingtons in Stepney

I’m grateful to Janet Payne, Archives Volunteer at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, for responding to my enquiries about John Bodington of Stepney. Her information provides valuable confirmation of connections about which I could only speculate in earlier … Continue reading

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The children of William Greene, chirurgeon

I’m grateful to my fellow researcher and distant relative Ron Roe for his comments on my recent reflections concerning William Greene, the seventeenth-century Stepney chirurgeon who may yet turn out to be one of our ancestors. Ron tends to agree … Continue reading

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Revisiting the records for William Greene, chirurgeon

With my renewed interest in William Greene, the seventeenth-century Stepney surgeon who may turn out, after all, to be one of my ancestors, I’ve decided to go back and look at him afresh, since there are so many uncertainties associated … Continue reading

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Richard Roades: yet another chirurgeon in 17th century Stepney

My investigation of the life of John Bodington, the London apothecary who died in 1728 and who was connected in some way with my 7 x great grandfather Joseph Greene, has led me back to William Greene, the Stepney chirurgeon … Continue reading

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John Bodington: son-in-law and apprentice to William Greene, chirurgeon

I’m extremely grateful to Joy Thomas, archivist at the Worshipful Company of Barbers, for her speedy and helpful reply to my query about John Bodington, barber-surgeon of Stepney, who I believe was either the father or grandfather of the John … Continue reading

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The various John Bodingtons of Stepney

John Bodington, the London apothecary whose will I discussed in the last post, lived in the hamlet of Ratcliffe. When he died in 1728, he was buried in the churchyard of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. The parish register … Continue reading

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