Author Archives: Ian Dodson Snr

Ian Dodson Snr : The Dodson Family Tree

It all started in the kitchen of my mother’s house in Shannon on a Sunday afternoon in the Spring of 1998. I was visiting with my wife Theresa, son Ian and some of my brothers and sisters were there. My … Continue reading

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Remembering my mother – IRENE 1923 – 2007

Our mother, Irene Lehane, died on Sunday 01st July 2007 at the age of 84 years at her home in 67 Finian Park, Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland. The family agreed that the many photos in existance, some over one hundred … Continue reading

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Florence Dodson – Marking the grave Oct 2007

As promised Theresa and I returned to Broadway Cemetery in Peterborough on 09th Oct 2007. I brought with us from Ireland a commemorative plaque to mark the grave of my great grand mother Florence Dodson. We bought a bag of … Continue reading

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Death of my mother Irene Lehane 01st July 2007

My mother died peacefully at home at 67 Finian Park, Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland at 12noon on Sunday 01st July 2007. She was surrounded by her family who had looked after her during her illness. She had battled bravely with … Continue reading

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Locating Florence Dodson’s Grave MAY 2007

My great grandmother Florence Dodson was born in Yaxley in 1871. She gave birth to Herbert in 1892 and subsequently married John William Rycraft in March 1896. Florence developed TB and entered Peterborough Infirmary where she died on 26th Sept … Continue reading

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Tracing the Challis family in Canada

My Great, Great Grandmother Elizabeth Buckea (1835-1896), after her first husband Wm Collins died, married John Alfred Challis in 1873 in Bethnal Green. They had one son John Richard Challis born on 19th Oct 1875 in Shoreditch. He emigrated to … Continue reading

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The Huntsman – Issue No 53

The Journal of the Huntingdonshire Family History Society featured my letter to the Editor – A Satisfied Member – I joined the HFHS in Dec 2004 hoping to make use of the Society records and member services to further explore … Continue reading

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