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Leonard Waterfall HOADLY (1822?-bef1823)

Name: Leonard Waterfall HOADLY
Sex: Male
Father: John Charles HOADLY (1801-1865)
Mother: Mary BROOMFIELD (bef1794-1864)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth Oct 1822 (cal)
Death bef 15 Feb 1823 (age 0) Maidstone, Kent
Burial 15 Feb 1823 Otham Churchyard, Kent1

Individual Note

I have had - (and been puzzled by) this burial for many years and could find no obvious connection with my Hoadly family.

However, with the fascinating discovery in 2008 of the connection between the Hoadly's and Waterfalls




Samuel Hoadly (b. 1806) married Emily Gunter, granddaughter of Thomas Gunter and Mary Waterfall who married in Westminster in 1757.


Samuel's brother, John Charles Hoadly, married Mary Broomfield, daughter of George Broomfield and Mary Waterfall (b. 1761).


Mary Gunter (nee Waterfall) was the aunt of Mary Broomfield (nee Waterfall).


As Samuel Hoadly and Emily Gunter didn't marry until 1827, it seems reasonable to suppose that Leonard Waterfall Hoadly may have been the first-born of John Charles Hoadly and Mary Broomfield who married in January 1821.


It would make sense that Leonard may have been named for his Grandmother Mary (nee Waterfall).


Later on John Charles and Mary Broomfield's daughter Catherine Rhodes Hoadly (b. 1828) was presumably named for her paternal grandmother, Catherine Rhodes.


1Otham Parish Register (Microfilm).
Text From Source: Otham Parish Register Microfilm (Kent County Record Office)
Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Otham Parish Registers - Burials:


Leonard Waterfall Hoadly

Abode Maidstone
Buried Feb 15th
Age 4 months

H.J. Parker (Curate)
Centre for Kentish Studies / Kent County Archives Service, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ. Tel: 01622 694 363.