John Moody

3 December 1617–17 December 1684 (Age 67)
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Moody was born on 3 December 1617, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Moody, was 25 and his mother, Mary Boldero, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Anne Bull. He died on 17 December 1684, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.

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John Moody
Anne Bull
Mary Moody
Thomas Moody
John Moody

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Name Meaning

English and Irish: nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, from Middle English modie ‘impetuous’, ‘haughty’, ‘angry’ (Old English mōdig ‘brave’, ‘proud’, from mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’). This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

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

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  • Visitation of Suffolk
  • "The Antiquarian Papers of Francis Bloomfield of Ipswich"
  • "The Moody Family, A Full and Complete Text transcribed from Davy's Suffolk Collections and Pedigrees of Suffolk Families" compiled and edited by David Elisha Davy 1758-1851

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