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Dr James Payton Badley
Birth: Aug. 15, 1822
Death: Jan. 16, 1901

Surgeon, born in Dudley, Wocestershire, England the seventh child of Mary Fisher (Badley) and John Badley, F.R.C.S., he married Laura Elizabeth Best. He took over his father's practice although he longed to emigrate to America with his elder brothers. He was "the youngest of the three children who remained in England. None of his brothers had wanted to follow the medical profession; and so, although for his own part he would have chosen a legal career, he felt it his duty to accede to his father's wish that one of his sons should become his assistant." They had four children. The two eldest daughters, Mary Ermiline Badley and Laura Elizabeth Badley never married. Catherine Badley married a Bourne, had one son John Badley Bourne who died a batchelor and John Haden Badley would found the school Bedales which still offers a sought after education today and was the first co-educational school in England. The Misses Badley moved to "Winterseeds" Grassmere, Westmoreland, England shortly after the turn of the twentieth century where they were frequently visited by their American cousins, Sarah and Louise MacArthur. (bio by: David McJonathan-Swarm)

*this bio is still a work in progress*


*the quotations are all taken from a handwritten copy made at Grasmere, (Westmoreland) Cumbria, England by Louise MacArthur of "Reminiscences of The Badleys" written by cousin Mary, the eldest daughter of Dr. James Payton Badley when she interviewed Uncle Henry, her father's brother, at Insetton and from MEMORIES AND REFLECTIONS by J. H. Badley; London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955.


 
 
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 Parents:
  John Badley (1783 - 1870)
  Mary Fisher Badley Badley (1783 - 1837)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Elizabeth Best Badley (1837 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Badley (1813 - 1861)*
  William Badley (1815 - 1865)*
  Henry Payton Badley (1818 - 1900)*
  James Payton Badley (1822 - 1901)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Edmund King and Martyr Churchyard
Dudley
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
West Midlands, England
Plot: Badley Family Vault
 
Created by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Record added: May 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8798204
Dr James Payton Badley
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
 
Dr James Payton Badley
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
 
 
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