Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameHenry Bodvel
Birth1651, Bodvel Carnarvon
Death1745, Methuen Mass USA
FatherHenry Bodvel (-1656)
Notes for Henry Bodvel
From the Bodwell family website:

After the death of Henry's father, his mother remarried. Her new husband, who was of rather high station - one source says he was a brother of Lord Newbury - may have adopted the name Bodvel. While Henry was still a schoolboy - the same source says he was 13 - and presumably after the death of his mother, his stepfather shipped him to America with the intention of gaining possession of the estate to which Henry was heir. According to the same source the ship was owned by Lord Newbury. The sea-captain to whom Henry was entrusted - possibly Alexander Bodvel - robbed him of what money he had with him and on their arrival at Newburyport, Massachusetts, indentured him to a farmer until he came of age.

From him descend the American and Canadian Bodwells.
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