Milton Abbot near Tavistock, Devon, Cornwall, England
Photography by John Doidge
| Milton Abbot is 7 miles NW of Tavistock on the road leading to Launceston in Cornwall. John Doidge's ancesetors have been traced back to the 17th. century He and his wife visited the church at Milton Abbot which he says, is surprisingly large for such a small village. There are two gravestones of the Doidge family in the graveyard and also a tablet giving the name of the church ( St. Constantine ) which is in memory of a member of the Doidge family. The 1870 gazetteer shows an Edward Doidge and also a William Doidge. Both were farmers.
For years it has been thought that the surname Doidge is also a part of the Dodge family. John Doidge has joined our DNA project so sometime in the future we will have a very good ide as to whether the two surnames are linked by DNA..
|#1. The village of Milton Abbot, Devon, Cornwall, England. The population in 1850 was 1,256 and by 1861 it had dropped to 1,062.|
#2. The names on the stone showing the name of the church are Ida and Norman Doidge pesented by Sylvia Phyllis 1993.
#3. Overview of the Church and graveyard.
#4. Closeup of the graveyard.
#1. The sanctury of St. Constantine, Milton Abbot, Devon, Cornwall, England.
#2. Thomas Doidge who died Nov. 26th. 1905, aged 78 years; also Margery Cole beloved wife of the above who died Feb. 2nd. 1910, aged 81 years
#3 - #4. Maurice Doidge whose date of death cannot read with certainty but may well be 1837.