Name: John RODNEY , of Rodney Stoke, Sir
Birth: ABT 1461 in Rodney Stoke, Wells, Somerset, England
Death: BEF 1512
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Rodney Stoke is a small village and civil parish, located at grid reference ST486501, 5 miles north-west of Wells, in the English county of Somerset. The village is on the A371 between Draycott and Westbury-sub-Mendip. The parish is situated within an area of high biodiversity supporting local rare species of plants and animal life.
Close to the village is Westbury Camp, which represents the remains of an Iron Age enclosed settlement and has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Rodney Stoke was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Stoches, meaning 'a stockaded settlement' from the Old English stoc. In 1291 the place name was recorded as Stokgifford. The Giffords were Saxon nobility at the time of Edward the Confessor with Walter Gifford (then spelt Gifard) as the Earl of Buckingham.
The parish was part of the Winterstoke Hundred.
The village was the home of, and is probably named after, Sir John Rodney (c1561–1612). However Ekwall indicates that Stoke Gifford was held by Richard de Rodene in 1303.
The first Baron Rodney was George Brydges Rodney (1718/19–92), a British naval admiral of Napoleonic times.
It is one of the nine Thankful Villages in Somerset which suffered no fatalities during World War I. There is a memorial window in the Parish Church together with a new plaque that testifies to the village's enduring pride in their good fortune.
Father: Thomas RODNEY , of Stoke Gifford b: ABT 1436 in Rodney Stoke, Wells, Somerset, England
Mother: Isabel b: ABT 1438
Alice CROFT b: ABT 1467 in Croft Castle, Leominster, Herefordshire, England
- Walter RODNEY , of Backwell, Sheriff b: ABT 1487 in Backwell, Bedminster, Somerset, England