Peasants to Puddles
My Family History - By Nicky Rowberry

The Badland Family of North Herefordshire

Sarah Badland was one of my 5 x great grandmothers. She was born in 1772 in Eardisland, Herefordshire and married Thomas Wall in nearby Shobdon in 1792.

Sarah and Thomas had 4 children together before her untimely death aged just 31 in 1803. Sarah's parents were Thomas Badland and Mary Garnos or Garnols who had married in Eardisland in 1763. Sarah was the third of at least 6 children and both her parents outlived her. Thomas Badland was born in Pembridge in 1739, the second of 5 children to Thomas Badland and Eleanor Thomas.

Thomas & Eleanor had married in Pembridge in 1737.

The Badlands seem to have been a fairly prosperous in the 17th and 18th centuries - there are several wills for early Badlands. Unfortunately I haven't managed to connect up my Badlands to these early ones. They're all in the same part of Herefordshire, so I'm sure there must be a link somewhere, I just need to find it. There is mention of a Badland pedigree in the Hereford Archives, so I hope to look that up next time I go.

The family tree below summarises what I know about the above generations of the Badland family. It is hopefully reasonably accurate, but if you spot any errors, or any relatives, please feel free to E-mail me

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Peasants to Puddles - My Family History. By Nicky Rowberry