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Started by Lyn Nicol. Last reply by Hilton Doidge May 25, 2014. 11 Replies

Doidge- Devon UK > Ontario, Canada > Oregon

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Comment by Beverley Smith on December 21, 2016 at 2:48pm

To Barbara & Vic, thank you for your comments. I will certainly be following up on your suggestions. My server has been down for 2 days so been unable to respond sooner. 

Everyone on Doidge Discussion Group: Have a joyous holiday season and may 2017 help you scale your brickwalls. 

Comment by Barbara Roach on December 20, 2016 at 6:10am

Hi Beverley.  The pre-1813 Mary Tavy registers are not yet online but I have been through the microfiche and transcribed the Doidge entries.

Comment by Vic Cowling on December 20, 2016 at 1:08am

Beverley, if you Google " Mary Tavy Genuki" and scroll down, you will find a link to Yvonne Holliday who is the on-line parish clerk. She holds many of the old parish records and may well be able to help you. It will help her to help you if you can be as specific as possible as there were, and still are, many John Doidge throughout. West Devon. Several are in my tree which is rooted in the parish next to Mary Tavy.

Comment by Beverley Smith on December 19, 2016 at 2:18pm

My grandmother, Annie DOIDGE was born in Ontario in 1879. She married Amos THOMPSON and they moved to SK & MB Canada. I have recently begun revisiting her family in my tree and find all the "John Doidge" tricky. Is anyone else looking at family search records in Mary Tavy? 


Comment by Barbara Roach on January 3, 2015 at 9:38am

Hi all

I am doing a One Name Study on the name of Doidge and am a member of the Guild of One Name Studies.  I would love to share information with you.  I'm not very good at these networking sites, but I'll do my best!

Comment by Hilton Doidge on January 10, 2014 at 4:11pm

Hi there... My 4x Great-grandparents John DOIDGE, bn Cornwall, England and Jane DIAMOND, married 1774, Calstock, Cornwall... Their 4th child, Peter Diamond DOIDGE, bn Calstock, Cornwall, married Ann FOOT, 1803 in Bere Ferrers, Devon...

Eldest, known, son of Peter Diamond DOIDGE and Ann FOOT, Thomas Foot DOIDGE, married Catherine HANCOCK, 1827, in Bere Ferrers...


Eldest son of Thomas Foot DOIDGE and Catherine HANCOCK, John Hancock DOIDGE, married Harriet BAILEY, 1851, in St Pancras, London... Both John and Harriet immigrated with 3 children, in 1859, to New Zealand, via South Africa, arriving in NZ in 1864, having resided in South Africa for 5 years, where child number 4 was born...


Yep you guessed it, John and Harriet’s eldest son’s 2nd Given name was his mother’s maiden name of Bailey... Don’t you just love it when parents follow a simple naming pattern, as above, through several generations... Sure helps research!...

The same pattern was followed in New Zealand for a further 2 generation, this time with a son and a daughter’s name...


Contact from anyone connected to above would be very welcome...

Comment by Vic Cowling on September 11, 2012 at 1:00am

My great grandmother was Mary Ann Doidge, born 1849, Brentor (adjacent to Lamerton and Milton Abbot). Her brothers John (1855) and George (1864) emigrated to London, Ontario, together with their families, in 1886.

If John W Doidge sees this, I hope he may be able to help me with John Doidge, born Launceston 1831, hanged Bodmin Gaol 1862. He was one of two illegitimate children of Jane Doidge, of whom I know nothing else.

According to an account of Maurice Doidge, born Lifton 1859, s/o John born Launceston 1826 and grandson of John and Fanny (Griffiths?) of Lamerton, he possessed the seal of Richard Doidge, High Sheriff of Devon 1771, and various pieces of silverware which bore the crest/shield of the coat of arms granted to Peter Dodge of Stopworth (Stockport) Cheshire in 1273. Apparently the same was displayed in a property in Lamerton which had been occupied by the Doidges for a number of generations before it was demolished in the late 1800s. There is another account which states that the Doidges had occupied Coombe, a property in Milton Abbot, from the late 1400s until it was demolished in 1830. 

Comment by Patricia Hele on December 31, 2010 at 7:47pm
Hi, my second great grandmother was Sarah Goodman Doidge daughter of John Sweet Doidge who was the founder of the Doidge's annual in Plymouth. Since this family stemmed from the Devon area I assume there is a connection with our families. I'm still in the investigative research area of this family, however do know that John Sweet was born in Tavistock. There seems to be a connection. I would be interested in sharing notes to see if there is a connection.
Comment by John Wall Doidge on August 9, 2009 at 2:26am
Hello, I am John Doidge, and have spent several years researching my family tree, which I have traced it back to the early 17C. The Doidge family originated as far as I can find in the Tamar Valley of the Devon/Cornwall boundaries. Many familires with this name came from Milton Abbot and the surrounding areas of Tavistock
If any member of the Doidge family originated in this area please get in touch, so we can compare details to find any connection in the family tree. My family moved from Milton Abbot into Cornwall and eventually settled in the Launceston area.
Comment by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson on July 13, 2009 at 2:10pm
I have not done a deep research on my line of Doidge. Right now all I have are the ones that are living.

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