United Kingdom 9 / 1860 - 1891
United Kingdom 9 / 1860 - 1891
1860 Law Notes
Thomas Spooner Soden,M.A. Exeter College,Oxon B.A. 1860,
a revising barrister on the Midland Circuit,a student of Middle Temple
19/4/1859,called to the Bar 11/6/1862 , 3rd son of John Smith Soden,of
Married 22/4/1873, Sarah Isabella Clavering, youngest daughter of Edward
C. Seaton, M. D. of Surbiton.
48, Ladbrooke Grove, W.1/
1, Hare Court, Temple, E.C.
Emden Volume 3
MEN AT THE BAR 1885:J.Foster
IR 9234-F-3 page 437
1861 National Census Scotland, Kilmarnock
20 High Street, Kilmarnock, Scotland
John Soden, head, married, 71 yrs, Chelsea Pensioner, born Ireland
Elizabeth Soden, wife, married, 60 yrs, born Ireland
1 Chapel Lane, Kilmarnock, Scotland
Marther Sodden, mother-in-law, widow, 71 yrs, born ireland
William Sodden, head, married, 31 yrs, boiler maker, born Ireland
Barbara Sodden, wife, married, 30 yrs, born Kilmarnock
1816 National Census Scotland , Kilmarnock
12 Park Street, Kilmarnock, Scotland
John Sodden, head, married33 yrs, boiler maker, born Ireland
[brother of William Sodden, 31 yrs above?]
Ann Soden, wife , 33 yrs, born Kilmarnock
William Soden, son 14 yrs, blacksmiths apprentice
James Soden, son, 6yrs, scholar
Mary Soden, daughter4 yrs
John Soden, son , 2 yrs and
Jane Soden 9 months, all born in Kilmarnock, Scotland
[Source: Jim Steel, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland]
Sodens of Sibford
Sodens of Sibford family tree
The Sodens were also a Quaker family. In 1689 and 1690 William Soden had corn and hay confiscated for non-payment of tithes. Thomas Soden (1730-) moved to Brailes, and has been mentioned above in relation to him getting into debt, a problem that overseer/elder Robert Ashby was assigned to investigate. From the Warwickshire South Monthly Meeting: "Whereas the conduct of Thomas Soden and his wife, late of Brailes, has been a great Blemish to the truth they have made profession in their conveying goods away which belonged to their creditors without their knowledge - and also removing themselves and their children contrary to repeated advice. Therefore we, the people called Quakers, have no longer unity with the said Thomas Soden and his wife until they, by amendment of life, do their evident demonstrations of sorrow for all their outgoings - which we earnestly desire"
Alice Soden née Hardiman
Richard Soden (1771-1844), a Tysoe resident, was disowned following his marriage to Elizabeth Walker in 1796: Information being now given us that Richard Soden married by the priest to a person not in membership with us and his conduct in other aspects being inconsistent we therefore for the learning(?) of truth appoint Michael Pettipher and William Hemmings to draw up a testimony of disownment against him and to bring an account to the meeting for approbation."
Richard Soden (1805-) and Benjamin Soden (1809-) both emigrated to America, presumably as part of the "Tysoe exodus" of the 1820's. Richard is mention by William Mole in "A Tysoe emigrant writes home": please to tell mr soden that I have not seen Richard sins I rote in june as he lives 15 miles of me but I think he is well or I shold have heard of him".
Alice Hardiman had a number of illegitimate offspring before her marriage to John Soden. One of these is Hannah Hardiman (later Rouvray), who M.K. Ashby incorrectly refers to as Hannah Soden in "Joseph Ashby of Tysoe".
Taken from the
Ashby, M.K. ? Joseph Ashby of Tysoe 1859-1919
Merlin Press Ltd., London, 1961
1863 John Ross Griffin, (1863-1921)
born in Islington, London, England
on 22 June 1863
son of William Griffin (1839-83) and his wife, Emily, nee Soden
Source: Dr.Brian Gee, Article on John Ross Griffin (1982), instrument maker
HARLEIAN SOCIETY /Volume 68/?S?:
Grantee of Arms:
1. SODEN of Formyn, Merioneth Wales (1865)
Volume LVI, 1 folio 23
2. SODEN to CORBET of Yns-y-Mangyn, Merioneth, Wales (1865)
Volume LVI, folios 27-29.
1870 Index of London Police Orders
SODEN 3rd December, 1870 PC 171 Fines and strictly cautioned
SODEN 3rd December, 1870 PC 171 Reinstated
Source: Len Metzner Indexes, Somerset, England.
1877 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
A Mr. Soden played and lost to a Mr. Lambert (GBR) in the
first round of the Wimbledon lawn Tennis Championships
in the very first year of this event in 1877.
The score was 1/6, 5/6, 5/6 for Lambert
Source: the Wimbledon All - England Lawn Tennis Museum
Emigrant to America
Liverpool to New York
Shipping Lists , National Archives, USA
Robert Charles Soden b 30 Aug 1884 in Notting Hill London, grandfather of Peter Hopkins probably a Quaker from Sibford Gower. Flamily Tree at Ancestry called - Hopkins Soden Family Tree 17-11-2010 it is a Public Family Tree[Source Peter Hopkins , email@example.com] November 2011
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