The Body Family

A Family History

Henry Giddy Body

Henry Gedye body was born about 1827 and was baptised in St Cleer, Cornwall, England on May 27th of that year.

Henry Gidy married a Mary Ann LANDER on February 15th 1851 in St Cleer, Cornwall, England. The witnesses to the marriage were Henry Body and Lavina Lander. Henrys Rank or Profession was  Smith as was his father Henry.  His residence was given as St Cleer. Mary Ann was residing in Cardinham and her father Mathews Rank or Profession was Shephard.

Mary Ann LANDER - no further information currently available.

On 30 March 1851 during the census Henry Gidy [23] a Blacksmith and Mary An [22] were living at Bulland Down, St Cleer, Liskeard, Cornwall, England.

During the 1861 census on April 7th Henry Bidy [33] a Blacksmith and Mary A [32] were living with their children Mary J [9], Lavinia [7], Harry [5], Richard E [3] and Elizabeth [1] in Windsor Row, St Cleer, Liskerard, Cornwall, England.

On April 2nd 1871 during the census Henry G [43] and Mary A [42] were living with their children Richard [12], Elizabeth A [10], William J [8], Harry [4], George [2] and Fanny [3 months] in Dobwalls, Liskeard, Cornwall, England.

During the 1881 census on April 3rd Henry G Bodey [53] a Blacksmith and Mary A Bodey [52] were living with their children William J Bodey [17] a Blacksmith, Henry Bodey [16] a Blacksmith, George Bodey [12], Fanny Bodey [10] and grandson Dick Bodey [4] at Trecan Gate, Lanreath, Liskeard, Cornwall, England.

On April 5th 1891 during the census Henry Siddy [63] a Blacksmith and Mary Ann [62] were living with their son George [21] a Blacksmith in Liskeard, Cornwall, England.

Henry Gidy died aged 66 years in 1894 and was buried in Liskeard, Cornwall, England on March 21st of that year.

Family Connections


Henry Body

Jane Werrey

Mary Anns parents as yet unknown


Mary Jane

Elizabeth Ann

Lavinia Lander

Thomas Henry


Richard Giddy

Elizabeth Ann

William John