Bourne Archive: Bourne People: Dodd Vicar
http:// boar.org.uk/abiwxo1VicarDodd.htm Latest edit 6 Feb 2011
The Bourne Archive
William Dodd, Vicar of Bourne and Mrs. Dodd.
William Dod Vicar
Though the younger William Dodd is the better known, his father, William was vicar of Bourne from 1727 to 1756. He died 6th August, 1756 and the bare facts of his life are recorded on a ledger stone where he may be buried, a few metres north-east of the font in Bourne Abbey Church. Since the year of his death, the floor of the nave and its aisles, of which this is a part, has been lowered so the stone is not undisturbed.
The Body of The Revd W Dod
Vicar of Bourn
He died Augst 6th 1756 Aged 5[?]
Also Eliz His Wife
She died May 23 1755 Aged 55
Gravestone photograph © R.JPenhey2006
John Moore, p. 19, gives the following information.
“At the west end is a piscina and pointed arcades, over which are two lancet windows and a large window having four mullions, with tracery.
At the east end is another large window similar to the above; and on the outside of the south porch is another piscina.
Entering the church at this door, on the right hand is a slab with an inscription to the
Rev. William Dodd,
Vicar of Bourne.
He died August 6th, Aged 54.
She died May 23d, 1755, aged 55.”
is the same stone,
one of the bells in the