My sister-in-law has traced Edward Clod(e) back to 1769 and he was born in Knodishall - Coldfair Green area of Suffolk, England, where he was to grow up and work on the land. Edward married Mary King, and they had William, James, Robert, Christopher, Charles, Alfred, Charlotte, Lionel and Henry./ The area where the Clode children lived was within the coastal strip of Suffolk, known as the 'sandlings', About 1820 the family moved some twenty miles further south to Sutton. As the boys grew up, they too became agricultural labourers although at one stage Lionel was listed as a groom and gardener and Christopher as a woodcutter.
The information I have regarding Lionel is: Lionel b 1816 married Mary Howe in 1840. They had Robert b 1841 who married in 1873 a Sarah Curtis Jemima b 1843. Jamima didn't marry and her children were brought up by her Grandparents.
We originally came from Invercargill, at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand until 10 years ago, when we shifted to Blenheim, at the top of the South Island.
My father-in-law Alfred (descended from James 1866-1949 and Eliza Flowers 1872-1953) and his wife Myrtle Henry were both born in Colac Bay, Southland, but met and married in the city of Dunedin, Otago and later shifted to Balclutha, (South Otago), Tokanui, (Southland) and retired in Invercargill, where I met my husband.