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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edwin Banwell DODD

Born 1835 in Moreton in Marsh, Gloucester, England [20] [33]
Son of John BANWELL and Mary DODD [33]
Born and baptised as "Edwin BANWELL" however later consistently went by the name of "Edwin Banwell DODD" [33] [50]
He was baptised at the Parish Church in Moreton in Marsh on Christmas Day, 25 December 1836 [33]
By the age of five years his mother had died and his father had married for the second time to Rachel EASTBURY [20]
In 1841 he was living in Moreton in Marsh with his father, stepmother and siblings Mary, Louisa, William and Elizabeth [20]
Worked in England as a Jockey until being sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for burglary in Warwick, England [107]
In 1851 he was a prisoner at the Northleach Prison in Hampnett, Gloucester, England [20]
Arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the convict ship Edwin Fox on 21 November 1858 [107]
Inmate of the Fremantle Prison from his arrival until being granted his Ticket of Leave on 27 March 1861 [107]
Worked as a Shepherd around Geraldton and Dongara, where he met Emma PAYNE [P2]
Married Emma PAYNE in Irwin on 20 December 1876 [P2]
Granted his Certificate of Freedom in Champion Bay on 20 February 1877 [107]
Later shifted to Arrino where he and his sons worked on the building of the Midland Railway line [P2]
After the building of the railway he worked on roads and as a contractor, and then established a farm and later a shop in Arrino [P2]
Farmer in Arrino from as early as 1899 until 1917, and also Mailman in Arrino 1913-1917 [6] [19]
It is believed that his job as Mailman may have been to deliver mail and supplies from Arrino to Morawa [P2]
In mid 1910 he put up for sale 160 freehold acres in Arrino claimed to be a very suitable location for a flour mill [9: 24-Jun-1910]
The 160 acres was fenced, had 50 acres in crop, a four roomed house, never ending supply of good water and other improvements [9]
He opened a General Store at Lot 57 in the Arrino townsite around March of 1911[9: 26-May-1911, 16-Jun-1911]
Proprietor of "Dodd's United Grocery Store & Refreshment Room" in Arrino [P2]
His shop was 30 by 9 feet in size, in addition to a 15 by 9 foot storeroom and a kitchen both situated underneath the verandah [9]
He resided at one end of the shop and was assisted with its running by one of his daughters [9: 16-Jun-1911]
In 1911 there were only three houses in Arrino, however his store serviced the wider Arrino, Dudawa and Morawa districts [9]
After having his General Store open for about three months he had made a turnover of about £120 [9]
Applied for a Gallon License before the Irwin Licensing Court in Moora on Friday 9 June 1911 [9: 16-Jun-1911]
Despite stating a worthy case the Licensing Court refused his application on the grounds of there being a license in Mingenew [9]
Sold a general items at his General Store and also things such as tobacco, sandwiches and tea [P2]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Guildford [2]
Father of Mary, Henry, John, Charles, Maud, Elizabeth, Louisa, Arthur, Amy, Sarah and Ruby [15] [30: item 3510192] [39: 15-May-1917]
Died 14 May 1917 in the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Salvation Army, AA, 23A) [2] [P2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edwin Banwell Dodd' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edwin-banwell-dodd [sources]




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