Baldry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Baldry family
The surname Baldry was first found in Northumberland where the first on record was Saint Baldred or Balthere (d. 608?), a "Northumbrian anchorite of the sixth century, the details of whose life are entirely mythical. He is said to have been suffragan of Kentigern of Glasgow, but all the localities connected with his cultus are in Lothian. Baldred was one of the island saints more common in Celtic than in English hagiology. Baldred's feast-day is 6 March. Another Baldred, or Baltherus, who was a hermit of Durham, flourished about a century later, and after such miracles as walking on the sea died in 756. " 
Further to the south, Baldred ( fl. 823-825), was King of Kent, during the dissensions which weakened Mercia after the death of Cenwulf, endeavoured to make Kent independent of that kingdom.
Many years later, Baldred, decanus Laodonie, c. 1235 was listed and "Master Baldred (Bisset) le Scot, one of the commissioners sent to Rome to plead the cause of the independence of Scotland before the Pope, coming from beyond seas to Stirling Castle, had a safe conduct through England in 1306. "  There was an early Latin entry before this point: "Boldredus, official domini Sanctiandree, 1282 ."
Early History of the Baldry family
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Baldry Spelling Variations
The name, Baldry, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Baldrick, Baldred, Baldridge, Balrich, Baldrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Baldry family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Baldry (c.1481-1524), English politician, Member of Parliament for Ipswich in 1504, 1512 and 1515; Edmund Boldero (1608-1679), an English royalist clergyman and academic, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge from...
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Migration of the Baldry family to Ireland
Some of the Baldry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Baldry migration to the United States +
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Baldry surname who came to North America were:
Baldry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Baldry, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
Contemporary Notables of the name Baldry (post 1700) +
- Simon Jonathon Baldry (b. 1976), English retired professional footballer, active from 1994-2012
- Cherith Baldry (b. 1947), English writer of fantasy fiction
- Maxim Alexander "Max" Baldry (b. 1996), English actor, best known for his role as Stepan in Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
- Dennis Oliver Baldry (b. 1931), former English cricketer, active from 1953 to 1963
- John William "Long John" Baldry (1941-2005), English-born, Canadian blues singer and a voice actor, known for his work with Rod Stewart and Elton John
- Sir Antony Brian Baldry (b. 1950), British Conservative Party politician, Second Church Estates Commissioner (2010-)
Related Stories +
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)