Robert VODDEN 

*1815 - †3 Oct 1893
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Note:

a) From "The Church of St. Giles-in-the-Wood A Brief History" by J. Clemmens, 1990 -

"A further description of the church is given in Kellys Driectory of 1860 which states "The Church of St. Giles has Spire, tower with six bells, nave - aisles, transcept and porch and Chancel. It was restoredin 1862 by the Hon Mark Rolle at a cost of 2000 pounds."
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"Much of the work of resoration was done gratis as a labour of love.The raising of the tower to its present height was mostly accomplished by free laboour. There was Beef and Beer in plenty for anyone who could carry a hod with stones and mortar up a ladder. The granite pillars and their bases were hauled from Tavistock by a timber merchant of Kingscott Mr. Robert Vodden using horses and wagon. A roundabout route had to be taken to avoid steep hills. A memorial window in the north transept was placed to his memory."

1881 LDS British Census
Dwelling: Flavils
Census Place: St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Source: FHL Film 1341542 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2253 Folio 56 Page 1
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Robert VODDEN M 66 M St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Farmer Of 60 Acres
Eliza VODDEN M 67 F St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Rel: Wife
Thomas VODDEN U 27 M St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Rel: Son
Occ: F Son
Fredrick FRIENDSHIP U 18 M St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: General Farm Servant (Indoor)
Charles FRIENDSHIP U 12 M St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: General Farm Servant (Indoor)
Sarah TURNER U 17 F St Giles In The Wood,, Devon, England
Rel: Serv
Occ: Ag Farm Servant Domestic (Dom)

1851 British Census
Head: VODDEN, Thomas Neighbors 117341
Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Thomas VODDEN Head W 72 M Farmer Of 110 Acres Employing 2 Labs St Giles-Devonshire
Ann VODDEN Daur U 31 F Farmers Dau St Giles-Devonshire
Lawrence VODDEN Son U 26 M Farmers Son St Giles-Devonshire
Elizabeth BAWDEN Serv U 18 F House Serv Beaford-Devonshire
John VODDEN GSon - 2 M --- St Giles-Devonshire
James RICHARDS Serv U 16 M House Serv H Bickington-Devonshire
Robert THOMAS Serv - 13 M House Serv Roborough-Devonshire
Address: Beara, ---
Census Place: St Giles In Wood Torrington, Devonshire
PRO Reference: HO/107/1894 Folio: 74 Page: 3
FHL Film: 0221045

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  • Wheelwright
  • 1851
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