Joan Dodds

14 February 1855–
Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire, Scotland

The Life of Joan

When Joan Dodds was born on 14 February 1855, in Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, her father, James Dodds, was 41 and her mother, Christina Henderson, was 43. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Richard Thomas Wright. She lived in Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Ormiston, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Richard Thomas Wright
Joan Dodds
James Wright
Christina Wright
Thomas Robinson Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Annie Wright

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World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 2

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 35

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dodd 1. Black suggests that the name in Scotland may sometimes be derived from a place in Berwickshire called Doddis.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joanna Dodds in entry for Arthur Frise and Elizabeth Wright, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Joanna Dodds in entry for Thomas Robinson Wright and Annie Humphrey, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Joan Wright in household of Richard Wright, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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