Name: William or Walter de Waddington
Residence: Waddington, Lancs
Change Date: 9 AUG 2006
Waddington is a small township in the county of Lancashire. Originally it was in the West Riding of Yorkshire but in recent times the boundaries where changed and it can now be seen in the county of Lancashire on most maps.
The hamlet of Waddington sprang up from a place inhabited by a tribe known in antiquity as "Wada,'" which is thought to mean "him who had a garment. Wada Dux, Anglo Saxon Chief of Lancashire and Yorkshire, owned quite a large amount of land as the surrounding names of Wad-how, Wad's-worth and ultimately Waddington would imply.
Duke Wada's claim to fame must be that in the 798 he was party to a conspiracy to slay King Etheldred which ended in a huge battle with King Eardulf in a place called Walalege. Large numbers of soldiers on both sides were killed and Duke Wada and his men were put to flight.
With the coming of the Norman invaders the Saxons began to assimilate with the conquerors and the Waddingtons appear to have fared very well. In 1301 Roger Tempest married Johanna the heiress of Sir Walter de Waddington.
Descendant of Walter de Wadygton and Goda de Wada.
(Pedigree at Waddington Arms, Waddington, Lancs)
- Alice Waddington
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham