The Badnalls of Leek, Staffordshire

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Last updated 30/08/2009


       


Introduction

Mill Street, Leek. The site of the William Badnall's first dyeworks in Leek, Staffordshire.This lists the descendants of Christopher Badnall "Sharman" of Spath, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire whose son William established a mohair dyeing firm in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire in the 1720s.       Christopher's father (William Badnall of Hanbury and Uttoxeter)  has been tentatively linked to the Badnalls of Walford, Standon in Staffordshire on the basis of circumstantial evidence, e.g. close family ties between the Villiers family who were Lords of the Rectory Manor of Hanbury and the Vyse family of Standon who were the Badnalls' close neighbours and probably related to them through the Broughton family. All the family tree prior to about 1520 should be treated as speculative. The Broughton tree in particular is questionable even though based on one accepted by the College of Arms in the 18th century. Please note too, that we may have more information on particular individuals than is given on this site and will provide what we can in answer to a request.


Šawbednall, macclesfield 1999