It is usually the way that you find one particular family so much easier to follow than another. Stephen’s dad, George Edward Dodgson (1931-2016) didn’t really speak to much about his family and we didn’t see too many relatives on the Dodgson side as we were growing up. Progress on this side has been very slow with limited connections being made … so far.

The Dixon side has been somewhat easier, with the help of the very detailed tree that Stephen’s second cousin, Spencer Reed Throne (1948-2016) worked on and gave us access to.

The Bryant and Trezise sides are fun to work on, a little intermingled in some places, but having found and met with many individuals now it feels more  ‘real’ if you know what we mean. We met with the descendants of the Grenfell family that left Cornwall back in 1912 and were amazed at the similar traits we all have, and the sense of humour that we share … well! 

Working backwards from Stephen Grenfell DODGSON we find the following family names within our history:

  • Dodgson
  • Bryant
  • Dixon
  • Trezise
  • Tillotson
  • Preston
  • Grenfell
  • Clatworthy
  • Treble
  • Oversby
  • Jackman
  • Webber
  • Cowling
  • Bowden