Re: John Lodder & Elizabeth Simons m.1870 Bath
Do you know of the Lodder family in East Bridgford, Nottingham? My husband is James Ian Lodder, son of Albert Lodder. His parents originated from Salisbury, and came to Nottingham at the beginning of the century. They ran a pub in Brioadmarsh, in the centre of Nottingham. Then they moved out to East Bridgford to run the Royal Oak.
They had a very large family, and John was the name of one of the brothers. Albert was the youngest.
Uncle Albert, who they named Albert after, died in the First World War in Northern France.
There have been Lodders in East Bridgford for at least a hundred years.
My husband knows more about it. I married into the family in 1972. We've always said we should trace the family back.
Hope this is useful.