Hi David ( I have a cousin David Ody in Perth, Australia!).
The Chris Ody I've been in contact with is about 40ish and living in Oxford. He does a lot of gigging in the pubs around Oxford, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire way. I haven't seen him yet but he sent a brochure a while ago with his picture on it. He's about 6ft with shoulder length black hair. I haven't been in touch with him lately but he knows a heck of a lot about the Ody's but not my side of them. Mine were from WIltshire, Devizes, Lyneham, Malmesbury. My Grandfather was Herbert Ody and he was one of about 8 children. My Dad (Ivan) has now departed and only have one uncle (Keith) living in Oz (David's father).
So, don't know if any of this helps but I could contact Chris for you to see if he knows anymore about your side of the family.
NB - The Ody's came to this country from Normandy and Germany with William the Conqueror and one of them was apparently the half brother of King Richard the Lionheart!! Other than that, I don't know a lot more, so if you do, I'd be grateful for the info.We might have some unclaimed land somewhere, eh! Ha ha!