Peter Wadman

10 January 1841–29 December 1869 (Age 28)
Augustine Cove, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Life of Peter

When Peter Wadman was born on 10 January 1841, in Augustine Cove, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, James W. Wadman, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Howatt, was 32. He married Priscilla Newsome on 26 January 1864, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 29 December 1869, in his hometown, at the age of 28.

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Peter Wadman
Priscilla Newsome
Marriage: 26 January 1864
Susanna Eliza Wadman
Eva Priscilla Wadman

Spouse and Children


    Priscilla Newsome


26 January 1864
Prince Edward Island, Canada



    Eva Priscilla Wadman


Parents and Siblings

    James W. Wadman


    Margaret Howatt




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Age 28


Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a gatherer or seller of woad, from an agent derivative of Middle English wade ‘woad’ (Old English wād). This plant produces a blue dye, which was widely used in the Middle Ages.

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

Sources (3)

  • Peter Wadman, "Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888"
  • Peter Wadman, "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885"
  • Peter Wadman, "Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905"

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