Bourne Archive: Bourne People: Dodd Vicar

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Bourne People


William Dodd, Vicar of Bourne and Mrs. Dodd.


Names Included:-




Rev W.Dod
Eliz Dod

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.


Here lyeth

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


Loading William Dodd grave ledger.


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


of the

Rev. William Dodd,

Vicar of Bourne.

He died August 6th, Aged 54.


Elizabeth his Wife.

She died May 23d, 1755, aged 55.

If this is the same stone, Moores transcription is not strictly accurate and in 1809, the stone and burial lay in the south aisle, to the north-east of the south door.

Moores description of the Abbey Church may be seen on this link.


Also, one of the bells in the Abbey Church tower, bears his name; William Dod Vicar and the date MDCCXXVIIII.


Bell photographs R.JPenhey1988





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