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Dr James Payton Badley

Dr James Payton Badley

Death 16 Jan 1901 (aged 78)
Burial Dudley, Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands, England
Plot Badley Family Vault
Memorial ID 8798204 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
  • Added: 19 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8798204
  • D C McJonathan-Swarm
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Payton Badley (15 Aug 1822–16 Jan 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8798204, citing St Edmund King and Martyr Churchyard, Dudley, Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands, England ; Maintained by D C McJonathan-Swarm (contributor 46611006) .