See also

William BADNALL (c. 1836-1911)

1. William Wykeham BADNALL, son of Rev'd William BADNALL MA (1803-1859) and Elizabeth Rose PARR (c. 1808-c. 1883), was christened circa 1835 in Wavertree, Lancashire. He was baptised circa 1835 in Wavertree. He was born circa 1836 in Wavertree. He died on 24 August 1911 in 1 Olive Vale, Wavertree, Lancashire. He was buried in 1911. He married Mary Anna HAYES.

 

The 1851 census gives William's name as William Digkenham?! Was he adopted?

 

Mary Anna HAYES and William Wykeham BADNALL had the following children:

 

William Wykeham BADNALL (c. 1863-1893). William was born circa 1863. He was christened circa 1863. He was baptised circa 1863. He was a Bankers Clerk. He died on 13 January 1893 in West Derby, Liverpool. He was buried in 1893.

Rose Stephanie BADNALL (c. 1869-1951). Rose was born circa 1869. She was educated at 1881 Taught at home. She died on 5 September 1951 in Etchingham, Sussex. She was buried in September 1951.

Victor Julian Hayes BADNALL (c. 1880-1918). Victor was born circa 1880 in Liverpool. He died on 1 December 1918 in 20 Whalley Grove, Whalley Range, Manchester. He was buried in 1918.

Cecil Beaumont BADNALL ( -1917). Cecil was a Private in 48Btn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. He died on 2 June 1917 in Belgium. He was buried in 1917 in La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Edward Arthur BADNALL ( -aft1941). Edward died after July 1941. He was buried after July 1941.

Charles Herbert BADNALL ( -1945). Charles died on 9 January 1945 in School House, Sedlescombe, Battle, Sussex. He was buried in January 1945.

Kenneth Challinor BADNALL ( -1960). Kenneth was a Cotton salesman. He died on 30 May 1960 in Laurel Cottage, Cade Street, Old Heathfield, Sussex. He was buried in 1960.

Blanche Gladys BADNALL (1886-1977). Blanche was born in 1886 in Liverpool. She died on 28 November 1977 in Laurel Cottage, Cade Street, Heathfield, Sussex. She was buried in November 1977.

Second Generation

2. Rev'd William BADNALL MA (also known as William BADNALL the Rev.), son of Richard Snr BADNALL and Harriet HOPKINS, was born on 13 October 1803 in Leek, Staffs. 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.

 

A note on the fly-leaf of a family bible, later owned by the Osbornes (descendents of Hopkins B) describes William as "Little Heathen" [!]. However (!) he became the Revd. William Badnall M.A, Queen Victoria's preacher for Lancashire, Chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge
and 1st Vicar of Wavertree, Lancashire.

 

3. Elizabeth Rose PARR was born circa 1808 in Liverpool, Lancashire. She died circa 1883 in Leek.

 

THE WILL OF ELIZABETH ROSE BADNALL, WIDOW, OF ENDON
STAFFORDSHIRE 1884

This is the last Will of me Elizabeth Rose Badnall of Endon in the county of Stafford Widow made in exercise of every power and also independently of any power I appoint devise and bequeath al the real and personal estate over which I have any power of disposition unto my nephew William Beaumont Badnall Esquire and Mr William Saddington Watson of Leek Silk Manufacturer absolutely and in fee (whom I appoint to be my Executors) with power to sell or convert any real estate Upon trust as to all my estate for my three surviving children namely William Wykeham Badnall, James Badnall and Arthur Robert Badnall equally.. And I direct so far as I legally can or may that the share off each of my said three children shall belong to him for life or until by any act of his or by operation of law all or any of the income of such share or any part thereof as would but for this clause become vested in any other person or persons after his death or the sooner determination of his estate Upon trust for such of his children as shall be born in my lifetime and attain twenty one years of age or sooner marry And I direct further not withstanding the foregoing that as regards the share of my son James Badnall the whole of my Estate over which I have power of absolute disposition shall so far as it will extend or be necessary be appropriated and applied towards such share and that the income of such estate so appropriated shall be paid to his wife Ellen for life for her separate use and without power of anticipation and not withstanding that my son James may be living And I expressly direct that As regards the original one third share so given as hereinbefore mentioned to my son William Wykeham Badnall he or his children or child shall not be entitled to all or any part thereof until the sum of seven hundred pounds which was sometime since advanced by me to him shall be brought into hotchpot by him or his children or child and accounted for And further I declare so far as I can or lawfully may, that as regards the original one third share so given as hereinbefore mentioned to my son James Badnall or so much thereof as I can make subject to this stipulation he or his wife or children or child or other the person or persons who would take shall not be entitled to all or any part thereof until the moneys which my Estate may be liable to pay be reason of my several undertakings of this date to Mr Robert Cleminson and the executors of my late daughter Mary Elizabeth shall be brought into hotchpot by him my said son James Badnall or his wife or children or child or other person or persons who would take and accounted for I empower my Trustees or Trustee for the time being to advance to or for the benefit of any grandchild of mine not withstanding that his or her father may be alive but with the consent in writing of such father if living all or any part of such child's reversionary or contingent or expectant share And to advance to any of my sons not exceeding altogether one third of the principal share to which such child may be entitled for life in possession but it is my particular wish that no such advance to a son shall be made unless my trustees or trustee shall be of opinion that it is likely to be of permanent advantage to such son.

Dated 25th May 1882
Elizabeth Rose [her mark] Badnall - Signed by the testatrix Elizabeth Rose Badnall and declared by her to be her Will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who thereupon in her and each others presence hereto subscribe our names as witnesses the interlineations between the 16th and 17th and the 26th and 27th lines of the first page having been first made and she the testatrix having declared that she had read over and perfectly understood this will in our presence Margaret Elizabeth Watson, St. Edward Street, Leek, J Challinor, solicitor, Leek.
On the 10th day of January 1884 Probate of this Will was granted to William Beaumont Badnall Esquire and William Saddington Watson the Executors.
General Probate Registry : Office Copy of the Will of Elizabeth Rose Badnall of Endon 1884.

 

William BADNALL and Elizabeth Rose PARR had the following children:

 

Mary Elizabeth BADNALL (1834-1880). Mary was born on 12 August 1834. She married Edward CHALLINOR on 8 June 1854. She died in November 1880 in Fenton Lodge, Stoke on Trent. She was buried on 9 November 1880 in St. Peter ad Vincula, Stoke on Trent..

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William Wykeham BADNALL (c. 1836-1911)

Arthur Robert BADNALL ( - )

James BADNALL (1839-1897). James was born in 1839 in Wavertree, Lancashire. He was christened on 24 September 1839 in Wavertree. He was baptised on 24 September 1839 in Wavertree. He was a Vicar of Endon, Staffs. He was educated at Royal Institute School, Liverpool, University of Durham. He was Church of England. He died on 19 October 1897 in Endon, Leek, Staffs.. He was buried in 1897 in Endon.

Harriett Martha BADNALL (c. 1840-1881). Harriett was born circa 1840. She married Thomas HORNBY in 1875. She died on 27 December 1881. She was buried in December 1881.

Third Generation

4. 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.

 

Sarah JOHNSON and Richard Snr BADNALL had the following children:

 

James Rathbone BADNALL ( - ). James was born in Wavertree, Lancashire?

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.

 

5. Harriet HOPKINS, daughter of Revd. John William HOPKINS and Mary WORRALL, was born on 15 October 1773 in Upminster, Essex. She was born circa 1774. She died on 7 March 1820 in Leek, Staffs.. She was buried on 14 March 1820 in Family Vault, St. Edwards churchyard, Leek, Staffs.. She 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. 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.

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William BADNALL (1803-1859)

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.