Herefordshire Gap Project now complete!

This position update provides details of the 'gap-filling' exercise covering prioritised parish records research for key Badham-related Herefordshire parishes...

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Updated Privacy Policy

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, which became law in EU countries on 25 May, we have updated our Privacy Policy that sets out the basis of the changes and the improvements we have implemented.

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Badham Delvings book

Peter Badham's book about the surname origins and history was awarded first place in the Book category of the Guild of One-Name Studies publications Awards 2009. An ideal Birthday present! Price £22.50

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This coat of arms is to be found in (possibly 14th century) stained glass in a church in Gloucestershire, in recognition of the ap Adam family's local connections. The first known record of the use of the ap Adam Arms is in the Roll of Arms for the Battle of Falkirk 1298, when they were borne by Sir John ap Adam (recorded as 'Johan de Badham'). The Battle of Falkirk was one of the major battles in the First War of Scottish Independence. Led by King Edward I of England, the English army defeated the Scots, led by William Wallace.

For more information on the source of the Coat of Arms, click HERE.