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Courier. Bristol and Exeter Journal, and Western Advertiser Wednesday
11 Oct 1922
Page 10 Column 3 & 4
WEST SOMERSET GENEALOGY
The following is an interesting West Somerset pedigree, showing a direct lineal descent from the reign of Henry VIII to the present day:-
DODDERIDGE, OTHERWISE DUDDERIDGE.
Arms granted by Cophin, co. Devon, temp. Henry III., to denote feudal alliance:- Argent, three pales wavy azure, semèe cross crosslets gules.
William DODDERIDE, otherwise DUDDERIDGE, of Crowcombe (1523-4) and Lydeard St. Lawrence, where he was churchwarden 1533. Descended from Thomas de DUDDERIGGE, lord of the manor of DUDDERIGGE, now DOTHERIDGE, in Alwington, co. Devon, granted him by Sir Richard COPHIN, temp. Henry III. Died at Lydeard St. Lawrence, and buried there. Will, dated 10th May, proved at Milverton 23rd September, 1548. By Agnes, his wife, he had issue:-
John DUDDERIDGE, of Brompton Ralph, named 1523-4; buried there 4th November, 1562. Will, dated 5th September, proved in the Court of the Archdeacon of Taunton 10th December, 1562. By Joan, his wife, he had, among other issue:-
John DODDERIDGE, of Brompton Ralph, Halsway, in Stogumber, and Crowcombe, named 1562, and in the Somerset Musters 1569; died at Crowcombe, and buried there 1598. Admon. granted to his widow and third wife, Elizabeth, in the Court of the Archdeacon of Taunton, 1598-9. By his second wife, Christian, he had, among other issue:-
John DODDERIDGE, of Crowcombe and Stogumber; bapt. at Stogumber 1st October, 1563. As churchwarden of Stogumber in 1615, he received the custody of the silver-gilt altar plate, given that year by John SWEETING, and was buried there 6th October, 1616. By Joan, his wife, he had, among other issue:-
William DOTHERIDGE, of Crocombe, Stogumber, West Bagborough, and Bishop's Lydeard; bapt. at Crowcombe 11th April, 1597; died at Bishop's Lydeard, and buried there before 1674. By Emlen, his wife, he had, among other issue:-
Walter DUDDERIDGE, of Stogumber, Halse, Bishop's Lydeard, and, after 24th July, 1700, Norton Fitzwarren; bapt. at Stogumber 26th August, 1630; buried at Norton Fitzwarren 15th August, 1630; buried at Norton Fitzwarren 15th July, 1703. By Anstice, his wife, buried at Norton Fitzwarren 9th November, 1701, he had, among other issue:-
Richard DUDDERIDGE, of Bishop's Lydeard, and, after 1692, Norton Fitzwarren; born at Bishop's Lydeard, and buried at Norton Fitzwarren 25th April, 1730. By Elizabeth, his wife, buried at Norton Fitzwarren 9th November, 1729, he had, among other issue:-
John DUTHERIDGE, of Norton Fitzwarren; bapt. there 26th December, 1692; buried there, in woollen, 29th May, 1730. By Joan, his wife, buried at Norton Fitzwarren 10th August, 1729, he had, among other issue:-
William DUTHERIDGE, of Norton Fitzwarren; bapt. there 14th April, 1718; buried there 13th February, 1785. By Elizabeth, his wife, buried at Norton Fitzwarren 21st May, 1783, he had, among other issue:-
George DUDDERIDGE, of Norton Fitzwarren, Oake, Allarford, in Hillfarrance, and Hillcommon, in Heathfield; bapt. at Norton Fitzwarren 6th November, 1757; married at Hillfarrance 12th April, 1784, Fanny, eldest daughter of Robert JENNINGS, of Hillfarrance, by Alice SHOPLIN, his wife, of the same place; bapt. there 21st March, 1760; died, aged 65, at Allarford, 30th April; buried at Hillfarrance 8th May, 1825. He witnessed, on 15th April, 1801, the hanging of the nine men at Stone Gallows, Bishop's Hull, and died at Hillcommon, at the residence of his eldest daughter, Martha HAYES, aged 75, and was buried at Hillfarrance 4th March, 1832, leaving, among other issue:-
Robert DUDDERIDGE, of Allarford, Rowbarton, Rag Hill, Burland, in Staplegrove, Taunton, and Reading, co. Berks; born at Allarford, and bapt. at Hillfarrance 16th January, 1791; married at Staplegrove 23rd September, 1819, Fanny, second daughter of John ATKINS, of Skilgate, by Elizabeth SHOPLAND, his wife, of Ashbrittle; bapt. there 21st June, 1795; died, aged 77, at Rag Hill, 16th August, and was buried at Staplegrove 21st August, 1870. Celebrated his golden wedding 23rd September, 1869. Died, aged 84, in Taunton, at the residence of his eldest daughter, Ann BESLEY, 16th October, and was buried at Staplegrove 24th October, 1875, leaving, among other issue:-
George DODDERIDGE, of Rowbarton, Rag Hill, Burland, Norton Fitzwarren, and Wellington, and, after 19th October, 1863, Fordington, in Dorchester, co. Dorset; born at Rowbarton 7th February; bapt, at St. James's, Taunton, 20th March, 1836; married at St. John the Baptist's, Yeovil, 12th July, 1864, Anna Sophia, third daughter of John WESCOMBE, of Doddington, Bristol, North Newton, and Greenway House, Edgeborough, in Creech St. Michael, by Anna HEALE, his wife, of Bay Tree House, Edgeborough. She was born at Greenway House 15th August, and baptised at Thurloxton 24th September, 1837. Adopted the popular form of his surname 1st January, 1891, which change is followed by his surviving issue. Celebrated his golden wedding Sunday, 12th July, 1914. Famous Dorset rose grower. Died, aged 81, churchwarden of the Prebendal Church of St. George, Fordington, at his residence, Overton Villa, Fordington, in Dorchester, Whit-Sunday, 27th May, and buried in the Dorchester Cemetery, 31st May, 1917, leaving, among other issue:-
The Rev. Sidney Edwin DODDERIDGE, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and rector of the Church of St. Anna, Thornbury, co. Hereford.
N.B. - The various contemporary spellings of the surname make an interesting study.
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