I have a suspicion that the root of my grandmother, Sarah Jane Foode's name was Foody. Certainly the name was pronounced "foody" and in conversation she refered to her father as " a big Irishman". What I have from family tradition and a few records are:
John Foode b. ca. 1810 Married to Madeline (surname unknown) At least one child:
William Foode b. 1840 Medbourne, Leicester. Married to Mary Ward, 1 October 1865 in Cottingham - cum- Middleton, Northampton. Children were:
Polly Foode ca.1867
Emma Foode 1869 in Cottingham, Northampton
Lucy Foode ca. 1870
John. H. (Jack) Foode 1873 in Weston, Northampton
Mary E. A.(Ada) Foode 1875 in Weston, Northampton
Clara Foode 1877 in Medbourne, Leicester
Martha (Bertha) Foode 1880 in Medbourne, Leicester
Sarah Jane Foode 1883 in Horninghold, Leistershire
Steven Foode ca.1885
I do hope this rings a bell for someone. They seemed to be a travelling family with a brick wall attached.
Thanks for your time.