The Wade family can be traced back as far as Edward Wade and Elizabeth Cardinal, and a huge number of people who have family from around the River Colne can be traced back to them. In some parts of the tree there are gaps and mysteries; in others, an abundance of information that’s rather bewildering. The articles below are my attempt to give order to muddle and shine light, or at least well-intentioned speculation, on the obscure.
I am descended from the Wades via my great-grandmother.
- Where the Wade story begins: Edward Wade (1742-1808) & Elizabeth Cardinal (1741-1803)
- A wheelwright in Tendring: William Cardinal Wade (1767-1796) and Anne Gilbert Bearman (1765-1825)
- The Wades in Fingringhoe: Edward Wade (1769-1837) and Sarah Pritchett (1771-1826)
- An old Fingringhoe farming family: Elizabeth Wade (1771-1857) and Thomas Lewis Stone (1764-1838)
- The “middling sort” in Colchester: Sarah Whittaker Wade (1773-1844) and John Lingwood (1773-1834)
- An Alresford carpenter: Thomas Wade (1776-1835) and Susanna Fitch (1781-1850)
- An innkeeper in Wivenhoe: Samuel Wade (1778-1852) and Hannah Banks (1783-1839)
This is a work in progress – more articles to follow.