Wardle (various spellings) and Jane Bell of Durham, England
WARDLE FAMILY TREE POSTER (A4)
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This well known northern English name is of
Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving
from any one of three places: Wardle in Cheshire, near
Nantwich; Wardle in Lancashire, near Rochdale; or
Weardale in County Durham. Weardale in County Durham is
recorded as "Werredal" in the 1227 Close Rolls,
and as "Weredal" in the Durham Assize Court
Rolls of 1242; the region is so called from the river
Wear, itself named with an ancient British (pre-Roman)
word meaning "liquid, water", and the Olde
English "dael", valley. The modern surname
forms range from Wardle and Wardel(l) to Wardill, Wardall
and Wardale. The marriage of John Wardell and Margaret
Stockton was recorded on May 5th 1580, at
Hurworth-on-Tees, County Durham, and Henry, son of Thomas
Wardell, was christened on June 15th 1584, at St.
Olave's, York. The family Coat of Arms depicts, on a
silver shield, three bezants on a red bend between six
red martlets. The first recorded spelling of the family
name is shown to be that of William de Werdale, which was
dated 1216, in the "Priory Book of Fees of
Durham", during the reign of King Henry 111, known
as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. (ref www.surnamedb.com)
Inclusion of addional families on pages 7 and 8 added 21 Nov 2019
Some additions to pages 7 and 8, added 25 May 2019
Will of John Wardell died 1748 added on generation 2 on 17 Jun 2018
Several Wills added to the first 3 generations on 1 Jun 2018
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