29 July 12 George 1726: Henry Taylor [signs], Richard Hardman [marks] and James Barton [signs] churchwarden and overseers of the poor of the township of Thornton in the county of Lancaster: to the churchwardens and overseers of the township of Over Alderley in the county of Chester: being informed by Thomas Hodgson of Thornton aforesd Taylor That for ye better support & maintainance of himselfe & Mary his wife he designes to come & labour within your sd Township: settlement certificate. Witnesses: Richard Hodgson [marks], John Dobson [signs]. Seen and allowed by Geoff: Hornby [signs] and W Bushell [signs] justices of the peace and quorum 29 July 1726

29 January 1904: ‘The Annual Meeting of the Windsor and Eton Royal Albert Institute was held in the large hall on Monday evening [25 January 1904]’ … ‘It will be the duty of this meeting to elect a president in the place of Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, whose second term of office has expired, and for which position the Very Rev. the Dean of Windsor has been nominated. Vice-presidents whose term of office has expired: Mr F. B. Buckland, J.P., Sir F. T. Barry, Bart., M.P., Rev. J. J. Hornby, D.D., his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev. E. Warre, D.D., Rev. W. G. Edwards, M.A., Mr T. Clarke, Mr J. Treherne Dobson, Mr E. H. Freaker, Mr J. L. Hollis, J.P., Mr T. G. Dyson, the Right Rev. Bishop Barry, D.D., D.C.L., Mr W. Fairbank, J.P., and Mr A. H. S. Cowley. The following new vice-presidents have been nominated: Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, Lady Spencer-Churchill, and Mr A. Y. Nutt, M.V.O.’

July 1930: Bootham School, Summer Term 1930: List of Boys: Peter Dobson, Bridlington: Middle Senior, bedroom 21, Penn House

1 April 1931: Urban council elections: Arnold: candidates: C. W. Judge, S. Spencer, Edith H. Mountain, G. Bowley, S. Dove, G. Hartshorn, C. H. Saxton, J. Wardle, S. Hammond, T. Leivers, W. Clay, T. Sturton, S. Barnett, F. Needham, Sybil Fisher (elected). Not elected: R. L. Wright, A. E. Flowers, W. Askew, J. Hopkinson, F. Funge, T. Nix, F. Lee, J. Ball, A. S. Rigley, W. P. Henshaw, A. Jackson, A. Chisholm, Agnes Bartram, H. Harris, J. Clay, H. J. Cast, T. H. Leivers, H. Tinkler, H. J. Ironside, E. Fretter, E. Mapletoft, A. Casterton, C. E. Barlow, G. W. Bee, H. Lynham, W. Lester, E. Price, H. Miller, J. W. Taylor, W. Dobson, H. J. Payne, J. Stone.

July 1939: Church Union: The Annual Festival of the diocesan branch of the Church Union was held at Woodbridge on Whit Monday, and was attended by many who came from far distances in the diocese as well as by some of our own people. The service in church was most appealing and devotional, the Reverend J. Band, rector of Bawdsey, being the celebrant, Canon Powell, vicar of St Bartholomew’s, Ipswich, being deacon, while the sub-deacon was the Reverend G. L. Manson, rector of Shipmeadow. The sermon was preached by the Reverend H. Dobson, rector of Huntingfield, and the organist was the Reverend W. Thomas, of Needham Market. We are hoping more members will join our own Woodbridge branch, of which Mr John Postle is secretary.

January 1932: Candidate for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: Mrs J. F. Dobson, 11 Cambridge Park, Redland

January 1957: Member of the Amateur Fencing Association: Walt. Dobson

4 October 1963: John Dobson, artist, Covent Garden Opera

25 April 1979: Crewe Alexandra Under 13 team scorers in a match against Sandbach Tigers (11-0): Steven Dobson, Chris Taylor, Andrew Dobson, Mickey Hamill, Phil Tew and Paul Fraser

16 March 1982: Andrew Dobson, kit donor, Crewe Alexandra Football Club