The Waddington family appears here on the Man family web site through the Craddock family as follows: in about 1635 Tobias Cradock married Susannah Bourne and they had at least two children: Richard and Susannah. Susannah married Dr. Henry Barnes and they had a daughter Susannah Barnes who married John Balchen. John and Susannah's granddaughter Mary Balchen married John Man. Meanwhile Susannah's nephew William Craddock had a son Sheldon who had a son Marmaduke who, on the 3rd of October 1776, married Margaretta Waddington (shown right holding a bird). Margaretta Waddington's mother was Sarah Tyrwhitt, whose mother Mary was a Drake. Mary Drake's mother was Elizabeth Montagu whose grandfather was Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton. Thus these Waddington pages will contain some information on the families of Tyrwhitt, Drake, Montagu, etc. The descendants of Marmaduke Craddock and Margaretta Waddington were conscious of their maternal ancestry and later Craddock generations included: Tyrwhitt Montagu Craddock, Charles Tyrwhitt Craddock, Marmaduke Montagu Craddock, etc. We should note that Sarah Tyrwhitt's brother John LaFontayne Tyrwhitt was the last in the male line and in his will he gave all his 'estates' to the Drake family.
Confusion has surrounded the relationship between the Waddington family described on this page and various other Waddington families. Among these 'other' Waddingtons are the 'French Waddingtons' made famous by Henry Waddington who briefly became the Prime Minister of France. For the purposes of these pages we will distinguish the French Waddingtons from the branch of the Waddington family that married into the Craddock family be referring to that branch as the Craddock Waddington family. An example of the confusion between the French Waddingtons and the Craddock Waddingtons can be found in The life and letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, Volumes 1-2 by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare who writes:
Mr. Waddington [the Prime Minister of France] had a good
fortune, and his family was of very ancient origin, though at that time it had
fallen into insignificance. Walter de Waddington was lord of Waddington in
Picking up on these ancestral claims made by Augustus Hare, a Mr. M. L. E. Tyrwhitt (MLET) posed the following question in the May 29 1897 issue of 'Notes and Queries':
Waddington. Can any of your correspondents give me information as
to the direct descent of the late distinguished French statesman Henri
Waddington? Was he the grandson or great-grandson of Samuel Waddington, who
married Sarah Tyrwhitt, of Stainfield,
Henri Waddington (8thS. xi. 428, 458). William Waddington,
born at Walkeringham, Notts, in 1751, and residing at
Frustrated by Alger's response MLET continued to pose the question:
WADDINGTON (8th S. xi. 428, 458, 477).
MR. ALGER'S letter as to M. Waddington's
descent from Mr. Wm. Waddington, who, born in 1751, established the French
factories with his father-in-law, Mr. Sykes, in 1792, is interesting, but just
fails of touching my point. Had Mr. Wm, Waddington any affinity with Samuel
Waddington, who married Sarah Tyrwhitt, of Stainfield, "before 1755," the date
of her brother's will, disinheriting her to enrich distant maternal relatives
[the Drakes] already wealthy? Were the French factories the result of her loss
of fortune? In Mr. Augustus Hare's 'Memoirs of Madame Bunsen, nee Waddington,'
it is distinctly stated that the French minister's family had intermarried with
Tyrwhitts of Stainfield and Cradock of
Hartforth [Hatforth], in
Today we can safely answer M. L. E. Tyrwhitt's question regarding the direct descent of the French Prime Minister by saying that Samuel Waddington, the father of Margaretta Craddock, was not his ancestor and that instead the Reverend Joshua Waddington of Lincoln was. Furthermore the connection between Samuel Waddington and Joshua Waddington is not known.
To return to Margaretta's Craddock-Waddington family. In 1648 Margaretta's great X2
grandfather, Samuel Waddington, married Mary Thwaites whose father John was the
last of the male Thwaites line and whose arms then devolved to his son-in-law.
The following description of the (Craddock) Waddington family monuments in
St Peter's Church
"A brass Plate for Edward, eldest son of S. Waddington
[1618-1689], grandson of
John Thwaytes; buried 2nd January,
1674. Another for Samuel Waddington [1650-1681] ,
M.A., of Allerton Gledhow, and Jesus College, Cambridge, second son of Samuel
W., of Otterburn, in Craven, gent. Ob. 25 March, 1682. Arms (Atchievement)
The inscription on the brass of Edward Waddington's
tombstone is: Here lies his fathers eldest son / Whose name was Edward
Waddington / Close by his grandfather John Thwaits / Both snatcht away by cruel fates / Whom God above (we
hope) has blest / To live with him in endless rest./ Burled the second of
Now the arms described above (
Many years later in 1869, when a relative of the 'French Waddingtons', the Dean of Durham Cathedral, George Waddington, died his obituary notice included the following:
The arms his family used (Argent, on a fess sable
between three fleurs-delys azure, a lion passant of the field), and which
are in the
Thus the French (and other) Waddingtons adopted arms that in fact belonged to the Thwaites, another family all together, to whom they were not connected.
Another source, in discussing the Waddington Arms, points out the confusion with that of the Thwaites as follows: "One of the Waddington's of Otterburn and Allerton Gledhow, co. York, married the heiress of John Thwaites, whose arms were arg. on a fess. betw. three fleursde-lis gu. as many bezants, and this coat was ascribed incorrectly to Waddington, his son-in-law." From: The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: ...
Returning to the reference above from The life and letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen by Augustus Hare where he states that the French Waddingtons were connected to other families including the Beckwiths of Aldborough, again we should note that this is an error. The family that was connected to the Beckwiths was again the 'Craddock Waddingtons' . Benjamin noted below had a brother Joseph from whom Margaretta (Waddington) Craddock is descended.
Sir Roger Beckwith, 319, of Aldborough; Baronet and High
Sheriff of Co. York, 1706; Mayor of Leeds in 1705; died May, 1743; he married in
October 10th, 1705, Jane, daughter and heiress of Bej. Waddington of Allerton
Gledhow; she died in 1713. Roger; died unmarried. Edward; died unmarried. Jane; sole heiress; married Bielby Thompson of
Micklethwaite Grange, Co.
Some more on the TYRWHITTS
Sir Philip, fourth Baronet, succeeded his father at Stainfleld, in 1668, and married Penelope, daughter of Sir Erasmus de la Fountayne, of Kirby Bellers, in Lincolnshire. His lady survived him, and was his administratrix in 1688. They had three daughters and at least one son:
1, Martha; 2, Mary, who married Thomas Pelham, of Manton; and 3, Elizabeth, who married Gervase Elways, Esq., second son of Sir Gervase Elways, of Worlaby. In the time of this Sir Philip, the ancient inheritance of Kettleby passed away from the Tyrwhitts of that place, by marriage, as we have seen. The pictures of Sir Philip and his wife are preserved at Lord Petre's, Thorndon-hall, Essex, with that of their eldest son and successor, Sir John Tyrwhitt, fifth Baronet, and three times a member of Parliament for the city of Lincoln; viz., in 1714 (1 George I.) ; in 1722 and in 1727 (1 George II.), in the place of Sir John Monson, then raised to the peerage.
Sir John married twice. His second wife was Mary, daughter of Sir William Drake, of Shardeloes, county Bucks (near Amersham). By his two marriages he had fifteen children (including Sarah who married Samuel Waddington) but none of his sons survived him, except the eldest by Mary Drake, viz., Sir John de la Fountayne Tyrwhitt, sixth Baronet, born in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, 6th March, 1707-8, who succeeded at Stainfield at his father's death, in 1741. He represented the city of Lincoln in Parliament in 1740 (14 George II.), and died 22nd August, 1760, never having married. By his will, dated in 1755, and proved, 29th January, 1761, by his sister and sole executrix, Frances, he gave his whole landed estate to his mother's relatives, the Drakes, who then assumed the name of Tyrwhitt, thus: "Drake Tyrwhitt." The present generation reversed it into " Tyrwhitt Drake." In the next, Tyrwhitt will probably be dropped altogether.
Sir John Tyrwhitt's eldest daughter, Penelope, married George Short, Esq., of East Keal and Edlington, co. Lincoln, and died 1752, s.p. Sarah, the fourth daughter, married Samuel Waddington, Esq., and had a daughter Margaretta, who married, October 3rd, 1776, Marmaduke Cradock, Esq., and died in 1826, having had, among several children, Joseph, born July 7th, 1781, married Hannah Redman, and had issue Charles Tyrwhitt Cradock of Denmark Hill, Surrey, who married Ann Clark, and has issue,
among others, Tyrwhitt Montagu Cradock, born 1816. See tit. Cradock, in Burke's ' Landed Gentry.' Charles established the publishing company Baldwin and Cradock.
The Tyrwhitt Baronetcy of Stainfield (1611) thus became extinct in 1760 on the death of Sarah Waddington's brother Sir John De La Fountayne Tyrwhitt. For much more detail on the Tyrwhitt family click here (<--- 140 pages pdf)
The mother of Mary Drake (who in turn was the mother of Sarah Tyrwhitt who married Samuel Waddington) was Elizabeth Montagu and the following describes the Montagu family.