tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the West Riding of
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badelay research.Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1191, 1273, 1372, 1500, 1626, 1672, 1770, 1772, 1770 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Badelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Badelay has been spelled many different ways, including Batley, Battelay, Bateley, Batelay, Batlee and many more.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Badelays to arrive in North America: Christopher Batley who sailed to Virginia in 1652 and Jeffry Batley to Barbados in 1679.