'Dod01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dod of Broxton, Dod (Dodd) of Edge

The name of this family is often spelt "Dodd". The Visitations vary between "Dod", "Dodd" and "Dodde". On this page at least, we keep to the single "d" at the end in deference to the use shown by the family in BLG1886.
Cadwgan Dod of Dod, Cheshire (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. Hova Dod
  m. ?? (dau/heir of the lord of Edge)
  A. Kenric Dod of Edge, Cheshire (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  Visitation (1580) confuses the issue somewhat by showing Kenric, son of Hova, (presumably this Kenric, shown as married to _ Williamson of Shropshire) as father of Steven (father of Davy who m. dau of Massy of Coddington), missing out many generations. The intervening generations come from Visitation (1613).
  i. Cadwgan Dod of Edge
  Commoners jumps 2 generations to Roger.
a. John Dod
  (1) Howsa Dod
  (A) Roger Dod of Edge (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  m. Mabel Mere (dau of David Mere)
  (i) Thomas Dod of Edge
  m. Maud Birde (dau of David Birde of Broxton)
  (a) David Dod of Edge (a 1405)
  ((1)) Sir Anthony Dod of Edge (d 1415)
  ((A)) David Dod of Edge (a 1422)
  m1. _ Downes of Shrigley
((i)) Stephen Dod of Edge (a 1445)
  m. Beatrix Willaston (dau/heir of Thomas Willaston of Willaston)
  ((a)) David Dod of Edge - continued below
  m. Anne Massey (dau of Hugh Massey of Codington)
  m2. _ Stanley (dau of Piers Stanley of Ewlowe)
  ((ii)) David Dodd of Shocklich (3rd son) had issue
  Mentioned by Commoners but not by Visitation was ...
  (ii) John Dod of Knoles (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  m. Johanna Warren (dau/heir of John Warren of Ightfield)
  (B) John Dod or Dodd of Broxton (a 1369)
Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Dod of Edge) identifies this John as of Broxton als (alias) "smith pentrys". Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Dod of Smithes Pentrey or Smithfield in Broxton) starts with John "2d sonne of Kendricke Dodd of Edge" but the date given for him and his wife (1369) supports the view that he was of this generation.
  m. Margery le Bird (a 1369, dau of Hugo le Bird, m2. William de Bickerton)
  (C)+ other issue - Kendrick of Edge, Hugo
  ii. Stephen Dod of Broxton
  Commoners identifies Stephen as "ancestor of the Dods of Bronton, whose line terminated in an heiress, the wife of Edward Tannat". It looks as though "Dods of Bronton" should read "the Dods of Broxton". Visitation shows the progenitor of one set of Dods of Broxton as John above but this is clearly the Stephen, son of Kenric of Edge, show in Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 2, p370, 'Dod of Broxton') which provides the following.
  a. John Dod of Broxton
  (1) John Dod of Broxton
  (A) William Dod or Dodd of Broxton (a 1377)
  m. Alice Broxton (dau of Thomas Broxton)



David Dod of Edge (a 1430, 1472) - continued above
m. Anne Massey (dau of Hugh Massey of Codington)
1. John Dod of Edge (a 1485)
  m. Emme Brereton (dau/coheir of Humfry Brereton (Bruerston) of Malpas, brother of Sir Randall who m. Dutton)
  A. David Dod of Edge (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m. Katharine Mandley (dau of Nicholas Mandley or Manley of Poulton)
  i. Randall Dod of Edge (d 1576)
  m1. Anne Brereton (dau of Sir Randall Brereton of Malpas)
  a. Mary Dod
  m1. (sp) John Grosvenor of Bellahill
m2. John Yardley of Crewe
  b. Jane Dod
  m. _ Wren in Kent
  m2. Elizabeth Horton (dau/heir of Thomas Horton of Taternall)
  c. Uriane Dod (dsp)
  d. Anne Dod
  m. John Filkyn of Tatenhall
  e. Amey Dod
  m. Hugh Massye of Broxton
  f. Elizabeth Dod
  m. Raffe Yardley of Calcott
  g. Margaret Dod
  m. Randall Dod @@ just below
  h. Katharine Dod
  m. John Goulbourne of Overton
  ii. John Dod
  a. Randall Dod
m. Margaret Dod (dau of Randall Dod) @@ just above
  (1) Frances Dod (b c1573, a 1601)
  iii. Francis Dod of London (4th son)
  m. Mary Dalton (dau of George Dalton of London, sister/coheir of James (George?) of London)
  a. Sir Edward Dod of Edge (d 25.11.1648, Baron of the Exchequer of Cheshire, 3rd son)
  m. Margaret Mainwaring (dau of Roger Mainwaring of Nantwich)
  (1) Thomas Dod of Edge (b 1604, d 05.01.1653-4)
  Visitation (1613) ends with this generation. The next 2 generations come from Visitation (Cheshire, 1663, Dod of Edge).
  m. (c03.1626-7) Anne Halland (dau of Edward Halland of Denton)
  (A) Randle Dod
  m1. Barbara Morgell (dau/coheir of William Morgell of Gray's Inn, son of John of Moston)
  (i) Randle Dod (b c1657)
Visitation (1663) ends with this generation. After reporting some of the earlier generations, BLG1886 (Dod of Edge) jumps from Sir Edward (Baron of the Exchequer) to his great-great-grandson Thomas. We presume that Randle was father of that Thomas who follows. The following comes from BLG1886.
(a) Thomas Dod of Edge (bpt 05.07.1688, d 30.12.1759)
  m. (28.06.1748) Rebecca Crewe (d 26.06.1778, dau of _ Crewe of Crewe & Holt)
  ((1)) Thomas Crewe Dod of Edge (bpt 11.07.1754, d 1827)
  m. (20.09.1786) Anne Sneyd (dau of Ralph Sneyd of Keele)
  ((A)) John Anthony Dod (b 1798, dvp 1821)
  ((A)) Charlotte Dod
m. (20.02.1834) Rev. Joseph Yates Cookson, later Dod (son of Lt. Gen. Charles Norris Cookson of Kenton House)
  ((B)) Frances Rosamond Dod (d 1877)
  m. Pelly Parker (d 1865, rector of Hawton)
  Their daughter (Frances Lucy) married Rev. Charles Wolley (son of Rev. John Francis Thomas Hurt, later Wolley, by Mary, dau/heir of Adam Wolley of Allen Hill) who later inherited Edge Hall and assumed the name Wolley-Dod.
  ((C)) Soby Rebecca Dod (d 1876)
  m. H.R. Sneyd of Eaton Lodge
((C)) Anne Dod who apparently dsp 1845 having married ...
  m. Richard Malone Sneyd of Cherryvale
  ((2)) William Dod
  ((3)) Rebecca Dod
  m. William Mostyn Owen of Woodhouse
  ((4)) Anne Sobieski Dod (d 08.12.1818)
  m. Robert Watkin Wynne of Plas Newydd
  m2. Hester Essington (dau of William Essington of London)
  m3. Elizabeth Maurice (dau of Hugh Maurice of the Farme)
  Probably of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
  (ii) Elizabeth Dod
  m. (31.08.1685) John Legh of Eden Hall & Ollerton
  (2)+ other issue - Edward (d unm 1643), Margaret (b 1603)
  b.+ other issue - George, Nathaniel, Frances, Katharine
  iv. Philllip Dod of London
m. Elizabeth Vanholt (dau of John Vanholt (van Hole) of Antrwerp)
  a. David Dod
  v. Bartholomew Dod of London (haberdasher)
  m. Elizabeth Dalton (dau/coheir of George Dalton of London)
  a. Martha Dod
m. Edward Salisbury of Denbigh
  b.+ other issue - Thomas, Bartholomew, Elizabeth, Suzanna
  vi. William Dod of Chester (d 1605, 8th son)
  m. Elizabeth Hocknell (d 1609, dau of William Hocknell)
  a. Margery Dod
  m. John Morgell of Chester
  vii. Anne Dod
m. William Streete (Strelley?)
  viii. Jane Dod
  m. Thomas Calcott of Calcott (d 1581)
  ix. Katharine Dod
  m. _ Goode
  x. Elizabeth Dod
  m. George Bird (Burde) of Broxton
  xi.+ other issue - David (dsp), Roger
  B. Richard Dod
  C. Ellen Dod (d 1502)
  m. Henry Typper of Glocestershire
  D. Maudelen Dod
  m. Wills (Richard?) Ball of Chester

Main source(s): Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, Dod of Edge) with a little support for the upper section from Commoners (vol I, Dod of Colverley), a little support mainly for the lower section from Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Dodd of Edge), and input as reported above
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