The Wardell Family History Site

This site was originally set up in the late 90s and has welcomed more than 17,800 visitors in the period January 14, 1999 to April 14, 2017.


During the recent migration to this new platform I was dismayed to find that many of the links had become obsolete. Please, if you notice inconsistencies, send me a short message.


Many thanks.

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Let's Learn From Each Other

There are bound to be many Wardell lines that are in no way related. Some lines might be related but we just don't have the connection yet. The purpose of this site is to help each other with Wardell research and maybe find some of these missing links. I would be delighted to hear from fellow Wardell researchers!


The site is dedicated to the Wardells who are no longer with us.

The Wardell Lines
Line Descendents of ...... Contact
Yorkshire Francis Wardell, d. 15 March 1658/59 at Old Malton, Co. York, England [NRY, Yorkshire] Charles Wardell
Yorkshire Matthew Wardell, born in March 1645 - Drypool, Hull, Humberside, England. Michael Wardle
Durham Matthew Wardell , b. 1652 in Easington, Durham, England; d. 30 August 1682 - Newburn, Northumberland, England Michael Wardle
Yorkshire Zachariah Wardell, was married to Ann Scarr July 3rd 1837, District of Rydale, Parish of Acklam in the county of York. David Wardell
Yorkshire James Wardell, born abt. 1784 at Westow. Subsequent generations: Kennythorpe, Huttons Ambo, Barton le Willows, Malton, Whitby, etc. Harry Wardell
Edinburgh & Norfolk Henry Wardell reported to have come to Edinburgh round about 1880's from Norfolk, England. This Wardell line in Norfolk has been traced back to Gilbert Wardell b. circa 1770. Jack Wardell
Northumberland Thomas Wardell born about 1683 Michael Wardell
Massachusetts Wardwells of Lincolnshire came to Mass. in the early 1600s and until the line left for other colonies around 1700 were Wardwell. The Wardell spelling shows up in some documents during the 1700s, with some still showing Wardwell for the same individual Don Holzworth
Lincolnshire Christopher Wardell Buried: 28 Apr 1687, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, England. Mary Pitkin
Pickering, Ontario Joseph Wardell, believed to have migrated from Lisburn, Ireland to Pickering, Ontario. John Wardell
Ontario Joseph Wardell, m. 21 Feb 1750 in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA. and emigrated from the States to Ontario in Canada. John De Lange
Staffordshire William Wardell b. about 1616 in Onecote, Staffordshire, England. David Wardell
NY Lemeul Wardell b. abt. 1819 in NY Russell Sias
New Hamphire Thomas Wardell, d. 1644 Hampton, New Hampshire Dawn
Pennsylvania Edward Wardell who settled in Daleville, Pennsylvania, around 1819. Linked to Yorkshire line; see success story. Ted Baird