Category Archives: Rodbard

The other Euphemia Dickson (1775 – 1831)

Finding the will of Euphemia Dickson (1812 – 1827) has made me take another look at the records for her namesake – her aunt, the younger sister of her father John. Why this interest in somebody who is not a … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of Euphemia Dickson (1812 – 1827)

Via Ancestry I came across the 1827 will of Euphemia Dickson. She was the daughter of baker John Dickson of Greville Street, Holborn, and his wife Sarah Dickson née Rodbard. Born in 1812, Euphemia was only 15 years old when … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gibson and John Collins: a secret marriage?

I wrote here about the will of Elizabeth Holdsworth, my 5 x great grandmother, who died in 1809, and about the inscriptions on the family tomb in Stepney churchyard where she wished to be buried. I mentioned then that my … Continue reading

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The will of John Dickson, Holborn baker

Following my discovery of the will of John Rodbard, I’ve now managed to track down the last will and testament of ‘John Dickson of Greville Street in the parish of St Andrew Holborn in the county of Middlesex, baker’, which … Continue reading

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The will of John Rodbard of Edgware, gentleman

I wrote recently about my discovery that Sarah Dickson, who married David Blanch in 1835, was the daughter of Holborn baker John Dickson and his wife Sarah, and that the latter was born Sarah Rodbard in Little Stanmore, Edgware. John … Continue reading

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More on the Rodbards, the Blanch family, and the Little Stanmore connection

Last week I claimed to have discovered new information about the background of Sarah Dickson, who married David Blanch at St Anne’s, Soho, in 1835. David, a coachmaker, was the younger brother of my great-great-great-grandfather, shoemaker John Blanch. I believe … Continue reading

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