Winefred Gadden

Brief Life History of Winefred

Winefred Gadden was born about 1574, in Norton, Suffolk, England. She married William Stegall Sr on 10 December 1595, in Norton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 30 December 1631, in England, at the age of 58, and was buried in Norton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

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William Stegall Sr
Winefred Gadden
Marriage: 10 December 1595
Sarah Stegall
Samuel Steggell I
Bridget Stegall
Rose Stegall
Anne Stegall
William Stegall Jr
Anna Stegall

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  • Winefred Gudden, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Radde 2.

English: habitational name from Raddon in Marystow, West Raddon in Shobrooke, or Raddon Court in Thorverton (all Devon), all of which are recorded as Reddon in the 13th century, from Old English rēad ‘red’ + dūn ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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