Author Topic: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?  (Read 143 times)

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Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« on: Wednesday 03 August 22 19:52 BST (UK) »
I know from GRO indexes that Thomas Nodder died Q4 1857, St German's Registration District.
Many Public Trees on Ancestry give his date of death as 17 Nov 1857, but others quote 12th October. As so often, no-one cites any primary source to support either date; everyone is blindly copying each other. I could resolve the issue by buying his death certificate, but before I do so, I wonder if anyone here can confirm his date of death?
 
It is just possible he died 12 October and was buried 17 Nov, but such a long gap seems very implausible to me. The parish burial records for Antony are not available online via Family Search 'Catalog'. 

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Re: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 August 22 21:18 BST (UK) »
This may be where one date comes from

Cornwall Memorial Inscriptions
Thomas Nodder 52
Death date 17 Nov 1857
Place Antony
Burial ground Parish church

www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FD%2F77001699%2F1


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Re: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 August 22 21:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks Comberton, That is very interesting as I had not come across 'Cornwall Memorial Inscriptions' until now. It sounds like a useful and reliable source. It may even entice me to buy a sub to FindMyPast for a while. They seem to be available in several places but nowhere free.

I am aware Thomas's will exists and is available for 15 from Kresen Kernow. It is also mentioned in the Cornwall OPC wills index as follows:

Year   1857
Forename   Thomas
Surname   NODDER
Description   postman
Parish   Antony
Abode   Antony
Reference   AP/N/1188
Film Number   2220901
Image Range   759-812
Reference Range   AP/N/1174-1188
Transcriber   John Evans


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Re: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 August 22 21:39 BST (UK) »
or you could look at FamilySearch - he died 17 Nov 1857 & there was no will, admon granted to widow Maria

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6827-22?i=809&cat=329778
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 August 22 21:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Osprey. That is very useful, and tantalising. Can you explain how you searched for that, please.

I know Family Search Catalog quite well, and use it lots for parish registers, but have never found will/probate type information.

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Re: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 August 22 21:59 BST (UK) »
The parish page on the OPC website has an index to the wills available. Then this link to FamilySearch for Cornwall wills & look for initial of surname & relevant year & click on camera. 

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/329778?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Also spotted entry for his father in the OPC index. Again, no will, admon to widow Arminall

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6823-K5?i=523&cat=329778

opc database
https://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/person-search/



Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Thomas Nodder, Postmaster of Torpoint 1805-1857. When did he actually die?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 August 22 20:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the clues, Osprey. Most helpful, as all Rootschatters always are.

Just for completeness, for future readers of this thread, I found a third Nodder's will, namely that of Joseph Nodder, a Mason who latterly turned to brewing and running a pub which he named 'The Mason's Arms'. He died 1851

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-682Q-8X?i=666&cat=329778
also the previous two pages.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-682Q-PN?i=665&cat=329778
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-682W-XR?i=664&cat=329778

Thanks again.