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Mary Elizabeth (Mead) Rodwell (1863)

Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Rodwell formerly Mead
Born in Long Marston, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 10 Sep 2009
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Married JOHN RODWELL. Their children were Elsie and Walter neither of whom married. This info came from Elsie via Russell and Mary Mead who visited Elsie at her cottage “Rodmead” in 1973. From Helen Seretis: Russell Mead and his wife Mary visited Long Marston in 1973 and were able to glean a little information from records held in Berkhampstead. They visited a Miss Rodwell (Polly’s daughter) who lived at Grubblecoat Farm and the house was named ‘Rodmead”. Helen and Don visited in 1976 on a fact finding expedition. They did not have a lot of luck, but also visited Miss Rodwell. She was also able to tell them that there was no gravestone on Newman’s grave as, when ‘Jim’ had visited from Australia in the early 30s the family thought he would provide one but he didn’t. They were also shown a row of cottages thought to be the ‘Mead Cottages’. A return visit by Helen in 1994 was confusing as places of significance were unable to be definitely identified but she was able to find Josiah’s and Anne’s graves, as well as one of the Rodwell’s, in the churchyard.



"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Mary Elizabeth Mead, 1863; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

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