The Bednall Archive
This volume presents the basic facts relating to the ancestry of Alan William (b 1936) and David Maurice (b 1942) Bednall of Nottingham. In addition, details of all known related families with the same surname are included, together with any illegitimate children of females. Separate volumes contain more details of some individuals, particularly the direct ancestors.
Prior to the twentieth century, the spelling of the surname is inconsistent. At the time of William of Hanbury and Uttoxeter, (chart 900), and his sons William and Christopher, the family name is recorded as Badnall. Christopher and his descendants retained this spelling but during the younger William’s lifetime, his surname progressively changed to Bednall, a spelling which was then consistently used by his descendants.
The purpose of these family charts is to provide a record and easy reference to the Badnall and Bednall families emanating from Central England. Whilst far from complete, the adopted format was chosen to facilitate continued development. Further Volumes will be produced in the near future.
1. Each chart normally details a maximum of three generations; many detail only two
2 Charts are developed to show all “Bednalls by birth”. Exceptionally, they are developed to include illegitimate children of female members.
3 All “Bednalls by birth” and their children have their year of birth and year of death recorded, where known. Where applicable, the year of marriage is recorded against the spouse.
4 Notes relating to the people on the chart are presented on the subsequent page(s). These will normally include exact dates and places of birth, marriage, and death. Other significant information may be included, particularly when it indicates a place of abode.
5 Each family chart is referenced with a unique number. This is linked to the middle generation on the chart, or the junior generation where only two are detailed. These numbers are allocated in blocks of one hundred, each block being applicable to one generation only. eg : Chart 200 refers to the generation including Samuel Edward Bednall (b 1903). It links its 300 generation parentage to its 100 generation children. All other charts in the range 200 to 299 will similarly refer to approximate contemporaries of Samuel Edward Bednall.
6 Chart numbers ending in 00 (eg 200) relate specifically to the direct ancestry of Alan William and David Maurice Bednall.
7 Each individual has a unique reference number, comprising the chart number and the individual’s reference number on that chart.eg: Samuel Edward Bednall (b 1903) is 200.10
8 Each chart is cross-referenced to its parent, and when appropriate, to its child charts.