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James BADNALL ( - )

1. James Rathbone BADNALL, son of Richard Snr BADNALL (1770-1838) and Sarah JOHNSON of Harbourne (bef1800-c. 1849), was born in Wavertree, Lancashire?

Second Generation

2. Richard Snr BADNALL (also known as Richard BADNALL of Highfield), son of Joseph BADNALL and Martha PRATT, was born on 28 February 1770 in Leek, Staffordshire. He was a Silk Manufacturer, Magistrate. He was educated at 28 Jan 1784 Entered Manchester Grammar School. He married Harriet HOPKINS on 20 June 1793 in Prestbury Parish Church, Cheshire. He married Sarah JOHNSON on 21 October 1821 in Harbourne, Staffordshire. He died on 28 February 1838 in Pythian Street. Liverpool. He was buried in March 1838 in the family vault, St. Edwards churchyard, Leek, Staffs..

 

... of Highfield (House in Leekfrith). Richard Badnall was educated at Manchester Grammar School (entered 28/1/1784). He was a Silk Manufacturer and Magistrate.

Richard Badnall Senior, a silk dealer, banker and magistrate, prospered in the first quarter of the 19th century and became increasingly involved in Leek affairs - amongst other things through his appointment as a Commissioner under the Town Improvement Act of 1825.

When his first wife died in March 1820 he re-married. In 1824 he retired from active involvement in business, transferring much of his interest in the firm to a new partnership (Badnall, Spilsbury and Cruso) formed by his son Richard Jnior, his son-in-law Henry Cruso and the Walsall inventor, Frances Gybbon Spilsbury. Unfortunately the new partnership was formed just prior to a banking crisis and a depression in the silk trade, compounded by the abolition of protective duties on the importation of silks. The firm got into difficulties and in December 1826 were declared bankrupt. The bankruptcy of the Badnall, Spilsbury & Cruso partnership led to the bankruptcy of Richard Badnall, senior, who had mortgaged his home, Highfield, to obtain a ?0,000 loan from the Bank of England to help "these young men" through the difficult period.

Following the bankruptcy and the subsequent sale of his property in Leek, Mary Elizabeth's father moved to 1 Pythian Street, Liverpool. He became involved in shipping for a time but his living was precarious and in 1837 his son by his second wife, Thomas Pratt Badnall, wrote to his uncle John Cruso Junior suggesting that his father could "use a few pounds" (6th August 1837). Richard Badnall Senior had three other children by his second wife: Joseph, Henrietta and James Rathbone; he and his family remained in Liverpool until his death, on his 68th birthday, in 1838.

 

Richard Badnall was educated at Manchester Grammar School. He was a Silk Manufacturer and Magistrate who prospered in the first quarter of the 19th century and became increasingly involved in Leek affairs - amongst other things through his appointment as a Commissioner under the Town Improvement Act of 1825. In 1824 he retired from active involvement in business, transferring much of his interest in the firm to a new partnership (Badnall, Spilsbury and Cruso) formed by his son Richard Jnior, his son-in-law Henry Cruso and the Walsall inventor, Frances Gybbon Spilsbury. Unfortunately the new partnership was formed just prior to a banking crisis and a depression in the silk trade, and the firm were declared bankrupt in 1826, which led to the bankruptcy of Richard Badnall, senior, himslef, who had mortgaged his home, Highfield, to obtain a loan from the Bank of England to help "these young men" through the difficult period. Later, he became involved in shipping for a time but his living was precarious and in 1837 his son by his second wife, Thomas Pratt Badnall, wrote to his uncle John Cruso Junior suggesting that his father could "use a few pounds" (6th August 1837). Richard and his family remained in Liverpool until his death, on his 68th birthday, in 1838.

 

Harriet HOPKINS and Richard Snr BADNALL had the following children:

 

Martha BADNALL (1798-1879). Martha was born on 9 October 1798 in Leek, Staffs. She died in 1879 in Nottingham. She was buried in 1879.

Mary Elizabeth BADNALL (1795-1850). Mary was born on 2 February 1795 in Leek. She married John CRUSO on 23 May 1816 in St. Edwards Church, Leek, Staffs.. She died on 17 August 1850 in Leek. She was buried on 25 August 1850 in Cruso Family Vault, St. Edwards churchyard, Leek, Staffs..

Richard Jnr. BADNALL (1797-1839). Richard was born on 16 February 1797 in Leek, Staffs. He was a Silk manufacturer, railway engineer and poet. He was educated at Ashbourne Grammar School and Chaddesley, Worcs., He married Sarah HAND on 19 August 1819 in Uttoxeter Parish Church. The vicar was the Revd. HB Fowles. He died on 2 August 1839 in Weston near Bath. He was buried circa 7 August 1839 in the family vault.

William BADNALL (1803-1859). William was born on 13 October 1803 in Leek. He was baptised on 27 April 1804. He was Vicar of Wavertree and Chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge, Queen's. He was educated at Kings School, Macclesfield and Brasenose College, Oxford. He married Elizabeth Rose PARR on 16 July 1833 in Childwall, Lancashire. He died on 28 July 1859 in Wavertree, near Liverpool. He was buried in July 1859 in Wavertree nr. Liverpool.

Harriet BADNALL (1806-1812). Harriet was born on 20 January 1806 in Leek. She died on 16 October 1812 in Leek. She was buried in October 1812 in the family vault.

 

3. Sarah JOHNSON of Harbourne (also known as [unnamed person]) was born before 1800. She married on 16 October 1821 in Harbourne, Staffs. She was buried circa 1848. She died circa 1849 in Liverpool, Lancashire.

 

... of Harbourne, Staffs.

 

Richard Snr BADNALL and Sarah JOHNSON had the following children:

 

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James Rathbone BADNALL ( - )

Thomas Pratt BADNALL (c. 1824-1854). Thomas was born circa 1824 in Highfield Hall, Leek, Staffs. He was baptised on 18 July 1824 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek, Staffs. He was a Banker. He died on 27 August 1854 in New York, USA.

Joseph BADNALL (1827-aft1837). Joseph was born on 10 December 1827 in Leek, Staffs.? He was baptised on 2 May 1829 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek. He died after 1837.

Sarah Henrietta BADNALL (c. 1834-1900). Sarah was born circa 1834 in Tottenham, London. She died on 10 February 1900 in Leigh Cottage, Red Hill, Arnold, Nottingham.

Third Generation

4. Joseph BADNALL, son of William BADNALL and Esther BOSTOCK, was born circa 1736 in Mill Street, Leek, Staffs. He was baptised on 2 April 1736 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek, Staffs. He was a Silk Dyer. He married Martha PRATT on 17 November 1764 in St. Edwards, Leek, Staffs. He died on 24 April 1803 in Leek, Staffs.. He was buried in April 1803 in St. Edwards churchyard, Leek.

 

5. Martha PRATT, daughter of Thomas PRATT and Isabella LANCELLOT, was born circa 1741 in Leek, Staffs. She was baptised on 25 April 1741 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek. She died on 8 April 1775 in Leek. She was buried in April 1775 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek. She and Joseph BADNALL had the following children:

 

William BADNALL (c. 1766-1806). William was born circa 1766 in Leek. He was baptised on 21 September 1766 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek. He was a Silk Dyer. He died on 22 April 1806 in St.Edward's churchyard, Leek, Staffs.. The family grave is near the church door. He was buried in April 1806 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek.

Thomas BADNALL (c. 1768-1769). Thomas was born circa March 1768. He was baptised on 26 March 1768 in St. Edward's P.C. Leek. He died on 10 June 1769 in Leek. He was buried in June 1769 in Near church door. St.Edward's Leek, Staffs..

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Richard Snr BADNALL (1770-1838)