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Meaning of " oddfellow"
« on: Wednesday 29 July 15 16:58 BST (UK) »
Hi - apart from the obvious .... What may the term " oddfellow" mean on a will late 1800s?
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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 July 15 17:32 BST (UK) »
A mostly charitable institution, with strong social aspects. Lots of places have "Oddfellows Hall"s where functions were held. Think they've been around for a couple of hundred years.
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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 July 15 18:39 BST (UK) »
I can confirm what's been posted before.  My father-in-law was an Oddfellow for many years.
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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 30 July 15 12:16 BST (UK) »
The oddfellows were originally a guild for tradesmen who didn't have sufficient numbers in a town to belong to a guild associated with their particular trade.  They were thus the odd ones out.
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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 30 July 15 16:32 BST (UK) »
Now: that's something I didn't know until now. Thanks, behindthefrogs.
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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 July 15 16:52 BST (UK) »
I find this thread very interesting as it appears that my great uncle Wally Kirtand was an Oddfellow and lodge meetings were held at The Sun, Peascod Street, Windsor that he was landlord of in the early 1900s. He was   born 1880 in Clewer and died 1943 in Camberwell. I don't know when or what he did when he left Windsor. Can anyone provide me with any clues please.

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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 July 15 17:41 BST (UK) »
They also provided some member benefits.  e.g. they'd run a form of sick insurance/pay. 
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Re: Meaning of " oddfellow"
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 30 July 15 22:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all replies. I sort of had a feeling that it was something like that  but was unsure .... Roots chat comes good yet again!
Hyatt, Hunt, Luce, Lewis, Foreman, Noble,
Leng, Burden, Bonnard, Butcher, Kennedy, McCully
Averay, Bond, Powell, Whittington, Kerslake, Stone, Buckland,
Wright, Pickering
Gloucestershire, Kent, North Yorkshire, Sussex, Worcestershire, West Yorkshire