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The Revd William Badnall M.A. Vicar of Wavertree, Lancashire


Birth Registered :

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Date of Death :

Place of Death:
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Father's Name:
Mother's Name:

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Date Married:
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13 October 1803

Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire

28 July 1859

Wavertree, Liverpool
Family vault, St. Edwards Parish Church, Leek, Staffs.

Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek, Staffs
Harriet Hopkins

Silk Merchant, Banker, JP.

16 July 1833
Childwall, Lancashire

Wife's Name :

Elizabeth Rose Parr daughter of James & Rose Parr of Wavertree, Lancashire.

Children's Names:

Mary Elizabeth; William Wykeham; James; Arthur Robert; Harriet Martha

Probate of Will

Principal Registry 1859 to his widow and Rev. Hopkins Badnall of Cawthorne Yorks. and William Beaumont Badnall his nephews.

Details Of Career   

Educated at Oxford and matriculated Brasenose College 1821 obtained degree 1825, M.A. 1828.
Curate of Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 1826-27.
First incumbent of Wavertree, Liverpool 1827. Collation 24/12/1827.
Chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge 6th March 1827.
Queen Victoria’s Preacher for Lancashire.



The Rev. William Badnall M.A., Vicar of WavertreeWavertree Church, West Derby, LancashireDeclaration of conformity to the Articles of Faith and Supremecy and to the rules and customs of Oxford University made by William Badnall on 10 October 1821.Appointment of the Reved. William Badnall M.A. as chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge. on 6 March 1827.

Family Connections.

He was the Great Great Grandson of William Badnall of Leek, silk dyer who was the son of Christopher and Sarah Badnall of Uttoxeter. His Great, Great, Great Grandparents were William and Sarah Badnall of Hanbury (later Uttoxeter) Staffordshire, the common ancestors of the Badnalls of Leek and of most of the Bednall families, of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Warwickshire.


Living on Sandown Lane, Wavertree in 1851.


The Gentleman's Magazine, July to December 1859,  page 313.

Census of England & Wales 1851 PRO HO107/2192 piece 1032 page 37. Wavertree.

                                            AWBednall, Macclesfield 1986-2009