Early References to the Surname CARDIFF

"The surname Cardiff is one of the oldest Welsh names. Before the
Norman Conquest, Britain was composed of many different ethnic groups,
but perhaps the oldest of which is the Welsh race, a race shich settled
in the snow capped nountains and peaceful valleys of Wales.

"The Romans vacated the Isles, and the Welsh, or the ancient Britons,
were left in sole possession of all of England and lowland Scotland.
Their most distinguished leaders were Ambrosious, and later, in the
5th century, King Arthur of the Round Table. The first recorded King
of Wales was Rhodri Mawr, or Roderick the Great. He died in 893. On
his death he bequeathed Wales to his three sons, Anarawd became King of
North Wales, Cadalh became King of South Wales and Mervyn became King
of Powys, or mid Wales.

"The history of the name CARDIFF began midst the prosaic fabric of the
ancient Welsh chronicles and was first found in Glamorgan where they
were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman
Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

"Researchers examined early manuscripts such as the Domesday Book, the
Pipe Rolls, Hearth Rolls, the Black Book of the Exchequer, the Curia
Regis Rolls, and the family name CARDIFF with many different spellings.
Although the name, CARDIFF, occurred in many references, from time to
time the surname was spelt CARDIFF, CARDIFFE, KERDIFF, KERDIFFE, and
many of these are still in use today. These changes in spelling
frequently occurred, even between father and son, and it was not uncommon
for a person to be born with one spelling, marry with another, and still
have another on the headstone in his or her resting place. Scribes and
church officials frequently chose their own version of what the correct spelling should be, and recorded it so.

"In confirming their descent from the Welsh race, the CARDIFF surname
can be traced back to ancient times. The Welsh faced the Saxons, and
then the Normans along the Welsh marshes, defending Wales with a string
of castles, each not more than one day's march from one another
stretching from the River Dee in the north to the Sea of Severn in the
south. A testimony to the indomitable Welsh fighting spirit is that
there are more castles, or ruins of castles, to the square mile in Wales
than anywhere else in the world.

"Border warfare against the Normans and their successors continued
unabated until the end of the 14th century. Welsh tactic was to thrust
then retire to their bleak nountain homes to plan their next attack.
Meanwhile, by the 15th and 16th centuries, England, ravaged by plagues
and famines lost as much as 70 percent of their working population of
peasants. The Welsh, attracted by the economic opportunities, moved
eastward into the English cities. Seemingly unaffected by the plagues
they multiplied amongst the sparse population of England.

Paul Martin REMFRY, the author of many books on medieval British castles wrote the following: "Indeed the CARDIFF family is famous in Welsh and border history. The CARDIFFs seem to have made their fortune as sheriffs of Glamorgan, which meant that they were often in residence at Cardiff and from this residence, like many other Norman families, they took their name, originally 'de CARDIFF' (of CARDIFF). Eventually the 'de' was dropped by most families. CARDIFF sheriffs of Glamorgan tend to appear most in years when Glamorgan was in the king's hands in the twelfth century. They also appear in G.T Clark's great work Cartae et alia munimenta quae ad dominium de Glamorgan pertinent, ed. G.T. Clark (6 vols., Cardiff, 1910). However, you need to know latin to use this book effectively.

The early CARDIFF family was based at Llantrithyd in Glamorgan. William CARDIFF was sheriff in 1102 and was subsequently mentioned in 1119 and 1126. Other Williams were mentioned in 1166, c.1231, and 1262. Their original fee was extended to include lands at St. Hillary and Newton near Kenfig. The mainline of the CARDIFFs of Llantrithyd ended in an heiress in the 14th century, though other CARDIFF branches survived in Glamorgan out of my time period. I study 1050-1300. For the early history of the lordship of Glamorgan you might like to take a look at my booklets on Ogmore or Oystermouth castles at my website.

best wishes,


1169 Richard DE CARDIFF listed as Steward of Glamorgan


"Members of the (CARDIFF) family had already joined Strongbow, the Earl
of Pembroke, on his Anglo Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172.

abt 1181 - Birth - William CARDIFF-6137

Glamorgan, Wales:
"Despite the spartan life the family name CARDIFF emerged as a notable
Welsh family namein Glamorgan where they were recorded as a family of
great antiquity seated at St. David's with manor and estates in that
shire. William CARDIFF was Canon and Rector of that cathedral in south
Wales in the year 1201.

Herefordshire, England
"Another branch settled in the county of Herefordshire on the English
Welsh border and became one of the distinguished border families. Their
seat was at Easton Hall.

Herefordshire is described in Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British
Isles, 1887, as follows:
"Herefordshire, an inland Co. on the SE. border of Wales, and bounded
N. by Shropshire and Wocestershire, E. by Worcestershire and
Gloucestershire, S. by Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire and W. by
Radnorshire, mid Brecknockshire; greatest length N. and S. 38 miles,
greatest breadth E. and W. 35 miles; 532,918 acres, population
121,062. The Co. is almost circular in form, and its surface
shows a series of quiet and beautiful undulations. It is watered by
the Wye, Lugg, Monnow, Arrow, and Frome, also the Teme, which flows on
the NE. boundary. All these streams are well stocked with fish; Of
late agriculture has been greatly improved in the Co. the soil is
peculiarly suitable for the growth of timber, which is very abundant.
The pear and apple orchards of Herefordshire are famous; while
the luxuriant meadow-land affords pasture for a well known breed of
oxen. Marl and clay form the chief part of the soil; the subsoil is
mostly limestone. There are no valuable minerals, and the
manufactures are insignificant."

abt 1197 - Marriage - Thomas DE SANDFORD-7804 and Amabil DE CARDIFF-6004
1200 - Birth - Ralph DE SANDFORD-8378
bef 1249 - Birth - Richard DE SANDFORD-8384
Shropshire, England
Thomas DE SANDFORD (son of Richard DE SANDFORD who was born in 1140)
married Amabil DE CARDIFF (daughter of Richard DE CARDIFF) about 1197
in Sandford, Shropshire, England. Amabil DE CARDIFF was born in 1170
in Sandford.

Thomas DE SANDFORD and Amabil DE CARDIFF had the following children:


Ralph DE SANDFORD (born in 1200) had the following children:
Richard DE SANDFORD (born before 1249) was married to Eleanor CADIGAN
(born about 1220

1359 Richard DE CARDIFF is listed as Steward of Glamorgan

Shropshire is described in Barclays Complete & Universal English
Dictionary, 1842-1852 as follows:
"An English county, 44 miles in length and 28 in breadth; bounded by
Cheshire, Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire, Herefordshire, and
Staffordshire. It contains 170 parishes, and 16 market towns. The
principal rivers are, the Severn, which runs through the midst of the
county, the Terne, the Clun, and the Rhea, with several other small
streams. The west and south parts are mountainous, some points being
nearly 2000 feet high, and several surpassing 1000; but the east
and north more plain and level; however, the soil is pretty fertile
everywhere, yeilding corn and pastures, besides coal, iron, and other
commodities. The air is sharp on the tops of the hills and mountains,
but in the lower parts tolerable enough. The great branches of
manufacturing industry carried on here are all kinds of ironworks,
woollens, and china, earthenware, &c. Shrewsbury is the capital.
Population, 239,048. It sends 11 members to parliament"

1360 - Birth - Paul CARDIFF-6133

Worcestershire, England
Paul CARDIFF was born at Upton-on Severn, Worcestershire, England.

Worcestershire is described in Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British
Isles, 1887 as follows:
"Worcestershire, west-midland county bounded N. by Shropshire and
Staffordshire, E. by Warwickshire, S. by Gloucestershire, and W. by
Herefordshire; greatest length (not including the detached parts), NW.
and SE., 36 miles; greatest breadth, NE. and SW., 45 miles; area,
472,453 acres, population 380,283. Worcestershire lies almost entirely
in the basin of the Severn, which receives the Stour; Teme, and Avon.
The surface is a broad undulating plain, broken in the NE. by hills of
moderate height, and in the SW. by the Malvern Hills, which reach an
altitude of 1395 ft. The soil, chiefly clay and loam, is very fertile.
Wheat is extensively grown, and there are numerous hop-gardens and
orchards. Large quantities of cider and perry are made. There are
several extensive and beautiful valleys (notably that of the Severn),
with rich pastures, and great numbers of cattle and sheep are fattened.
The strata consist for the most part of new red sandstone, lias, and
oolite; other formations are visible in the Malvern Hills and some other
districts. Coal and iron are found in the Dudley district, and the
manufacture of iron and steel and of hardware is extensive. Carpets and
rugs are made at Kidderminster, glass at Dudley and Stourbridge, gloves
and porcelain at Worcester, and needles and fish-hooks at Redditch and
Feckennam. Immense quantities of salt are obtained from the brine springs
at Droitwich. The Birmingham and Worcester and other canals connect the
Severn basin with those of the Trent and Mersey."

"For the next two or three centuries the surname CARDIFF flourished and
played an important role in local county politics and in the affairs of
Britain in general.

"During the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries England was ravaged by
religious conflict. Henry the VIII started the great schism between
the Roman Church and the English state. Continuing, the newly found
passionate fervour of Cromwellianism, the newly created Protestantism of
the Church rejected all non believers. And the Roman Church still fought
to regain the status and rights. The power of the Church, and the Crown,
their assessments, tithes, and demands on rich and poor alike broke the
spirit of men and many turned from religion entirely, or renewed their
faith, pursuing with a vigour and ferocity, the letter of the
ecclesiastical law. Many became pirates who roamed the West Indies.

abt 1589 - Birth - Nicholas KERDIFFE-6138
1609 - Occupation - Nicholas KERDIFFE-6138, lawyer in Dublin

Dublin Ireland:
"Some were shipped to Ireland where they were known as the "Adventurers
for land in Ireland'. Essentially, they contracted to maintain and
develop the protestant faith, being granted lands previously owned by
the Catholic Irish. In Ireland the family settled in Leinster and
generally adopted the spelling of KERDIFF, and Nicholas KERDIFFE-6138
was a lawyer in Dublin in 1609.

abt 1589 - Birth - Richard CARDIFFE-7812
7 Aug 1609 - Marriage - Richard CARDIFFE-7812 and Samuell KNOLINGE-7813
Devon, England

Devon, England
Richard CARDIFFE-7812 was born about 1589 in Devon, England. He married
on 7 August 1609 to Samuell KNOLINGE-7813 at Churston Ferrers, Devon,

Devon is described in Barclay's Complete and Universal English
Dictionary, 1842 as follows:
"A county of England reaching from the Bristol to the English Channel,
and bounded by Cornwall, and Somersetshire, and Dorsetshire. It is 69
miles in length, and 60 in breadth, and is divided into 31 hundreds. It
is very hilly, and abounds in huge granite rocks, some of whose peaks,
are above 1500 feet in height. The highland is covered with wide moors,
of which Dartmoor is the most extensive. But in the valleys and lower
ground the soil is fertile. Its rivers are the Exe, the Culm, the Dart,
the Tamar, the Otter, &c. Some parts of its coasts are composed of
lofty cliffs, but at others there is a beautiful sandy shore. The air
and climate are so mild and salubrious that invalids often retire to
its sea-ports for the winter. Limestone, granite, some building-stone,
and a species of wood-coal are found here, as well as some kinds of
variegated marble. It produces corn, &c. and fruit trees, especially
apples, whence much cider is made. Its fisheries also are of value.
Exeter is its chief city. Population, 533, 460. It sends 22 members to

Oct 1624 - Baptism - Susan CARDIFFE-7848

Hereford, England
Susan CARDIFFE-7848, daughter of Roger CARDIFFE-7849 and wife Susan,
22 Jun 1628 - Baptism - Raphe CARDIFFE-7774
26 Sep 1630 - Baptism - Richard CARDIFFE-7817
19 Apr 1636 - Baptism - John CARDIFFE-5998

Cheshire, England
Raphe-7774, Richard-7817 and John CARDIFFE-5998 were baptised at
Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

Cheshire is described in Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British
Isles, 1887 as follows:
Cheshire, a palatine and maritime county of England, bounded on the
NW. by the Irish Sea, and bordering on the counties of Lancaster,
York, Derby, Stafford, Salop, Denbigh, and Flint; extreme length,
NE. and SW., 58 miles; extreme breadth, 40 miles; average breadth
18 miles; area, 657,123 acres; population 644,037. Cheshire forms,
towards the Irish Sea, a flat peninsula, the Wirrall [sic] (12 miles
by 7 miles), between the estuaries of the Mersey and the Dee, and
inland a vast plain separating the mountains of Wales from those
of Derbyshire. This plain is diversified with fine woods of oak,
and &c., and is studded with numerous small lakes or meres. A low
ridge of sandstone hills runs North from Congleton, near the East
border, and another extends from the neighbourhood of Malpas to
Frodsham, near the estuary of the Mersey. The chief rivers are the
Mersey with its affluent the Bollin, the Weaver, and the Dee. The
soil consists of marl, mixed with clay and sand, and is generally
fertile. There are numerous excellent dairy farms, on which the
celebrated Cheshire cheese is made; also extensive market gardens,
the produce of which is sent to Liverpool, Manchester, and the
neighbouring towns. Salt has been long worked; it is obtained from
rock salt and saline springs; the principal works are at Nantwich,
Northwich, and Winsford. Coal and ironstone are worked in the
districts of Macclesfield and Stockport. There are manufacturers
of cotton, silk, and ribbons, carried on chiefly in the towns of
the East division; and shipbuilding, on the Mersey. Cheshire
contains 7 hundreds and 503 parishes, and is entirely within the
Diocese of Chester.

abt 1633 - Birth - Joseph CARDIFFE-7771
abt 1652 - Marriage - Joseph CARDIFFE-7771 .....m. Joanna (CARDIFFE)-7772,
24 Apr 1653 - Baptism - Joseph CARDIFFE-6000

London, England
Joseph CARDIFFE-7771 was born about 1633 at Stepney, Saint
Dunstan, London England. He married about 1652, at age 19, at
Stepney to Joanna-7772.
Child of Joseph CARDIFFE-7771 and Joanna-7772:
Joseph CARDIFFE-6000 baptised 24 April 1653 at Stepney.

abt 1635 - Birth - Ralph CARDIFFE-7819
26 Jul 1660 - Marriage - Ralph CARDIFFE-7819 and Elizabeth MABBES-7820

London, England
Ralph CARDIFFE-7819 was born about 1635. He married Elizabeth
MABBES 26 July 1660 at St. Peter Pauls Wharf, London, England.

abt 1642 - Birth - Mary CARDIFFE-7830

London, England:
Mary CARDIFFE was born about 1642. She married 27 December 1692 at
Clerkenwell, St. James, London, England, at age 50, to John COX.

Clerkenwell Parish church of St. James, Clerkenwell Green (1551-1945)
is described as follows:
The origin of the name is simple, Clerks' Well. The well was located
where 18 Farringdon Road now stands. It was rediscovered during
excavations on an adjoining site. The well was found nearly 3 feet
below a wood and stone floor which was covered by brick rubbish,
earth and pieces of chalk. John Strype wrote in 1720; 'I was there
and tasted the water and found it extremely clear sweet and
well-tasted. The Parish is much displeased that it is thus gone
to decay and think to make some Complaint at a Commission for
Charitable Uses, hoping by that means to recover it to common use
again, the Water being highly esteemed thereabouts; and many from
these Parts send for it.' In 1800 a pump was installed allowing
the water to be made available for the inhabitants of Clerkenwell.
A tablet was discovered during demolition bearing the following
A.D. 1800. William Bound, Joseph Bird, Church Wardens: For the
better accommodation of the neighbourhood this pump was removed to
this spot where it now stands. The spring by which it was supplied
is situated 4 feet eastward and round it as history informs us, the
parish clerks of London in remote ages annually performed sacred
plays. That custom caused it to be denominated Clerks' well and from
which this parish derives its name. The water was greatly esteemed
by the Prior and Brethren of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and
the Benedictine nuns of the neighbourhood. The well was finally
closed in 1857, having become polluted.

The Priory of St John of Jerusalem was founded by Jordan Briset in
1140. The priory land covered 10 acres, being bounded by Clerkenwell
Green to the north, St John's Lane in the south, St John's Street in
the east and Red Lion lane to the west.Guests of the priory include
King John in 1212, Queen Eleanor of Castile in 1265 and King Henry IV
spent two weeks just before his coronation. In 1381 the church was
burnt and badly damaged by the rebels led by Wat Tyler. It was not
until 1723 that the church was reconstructed as the parish church of
St John's, Clerkenwell.

Henry VIII during dissolution took over all lands belonging to the
Order of St John Jerusalem. Those knights that did not flee, mainly
to Malta, were executed. On her accession Queen Mary invited the
knights to return. The nave and tower of the church had been
destroyed and the choir had no roof. In 1557 the Order was revived
with all its ancient privileges only to be dissolved again by
Elizabeth and the property of the knights to be seized.

London is described in Barclay's Complete and Universal English
Dictionary, 1842 as follows:
"The metropolis of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
. . . extends from Woolwich and Bow to Fulham and Hammersmith, and
from Highgate to Norwood, including the cities of London and
Westminster, with their liberties, and the towns, parishes, &c. &c.
which cover this vast area. The streets of the city, with the
exception of the great thoroughfares, are for the most part narrow
and irregular; but the main lines of traffic and communication are
wide and noble, as are the more recently built parts of this enormous city. . .The public edifices are innumerable, and for magnificence
may vie with those of any city in the world. . . The prodigious
docks, with their immense bonding-warehouses . . . convey the notion
of wealth and commerce completely stupendous. . . By means of the
river, London ranks as the first port of the kingdom. . . The
squares, which are usually ornamentally planted, are of great
advantage to some districts, in regard to health. But the parts
of the metropolis inhabited by the poorer classes, are yet the
prolific sources of disease; and the retention of Smithfield market
and the slaughter-houses in the very heart of London must also be
noticed as a heavy drawback on the health, safety, and even
morality of the city. . . The city of London is under the control
of a corporation, of enormous wealth; whose practical inefficiency,
and steadfast resistance of all reformation or change, are matters
of painful notoriety. Population, London (within the walls),
54,626; (without the walls), 70,382. Total metropolitan,

19 Jul 1646 - Baptism - Elizabeth CARDIFE-5872

Chichester, Sussex, England
Elizabeth CARDIFFE-5872 was baptised 19 July 1646 at Chichester,
Sussex, England. She married on 14 april 1696 to Charles COLLINS.

Sussex is described in Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles,
1887 as follows:
Sussex, maritime county in SE. of England, bounded N. and NE. by
Surrey and Kent, SE. and S. by the English Channel, and W. and NW.
by Hants; greatest length, N. and S., 27 miles; greatest breadth, E.
and W., 76 miles; area, 933,269 acres, population 490,505. From the
Hants border, near Petersfield, to Beacby Head, the county is
traversed by the South Downs; to the N. of this range of chalk hills
is the valley of the Weald, rising into the Forest Ridge on the NE.,
and sinking on the SE., towards the sea, into wide marshes. The
rivers are not important; they are the Arun, Adur, Ouse, and Rother,
all flowing S. to the English Channel. The principal means of
communication are the railways; these belong chiefly to the London,
Brighton, and South Coast system, which has steamers running daily
between Newhaven and Dieppe. The most fertile soil is the low land
along the coast, which yields heavy crops of grain and hay; the
South Downs are chiefly pastoral, and support a well-known breed
of sheep to which they give name; the Weald consists generally of
sandy or tenacious clays of a very indifferent description, but the
clays produce a stiff soil, remarkably favourable to the growth of
forest trees, particularly the oak, and about 150,000 acres are
under wood; hops are grown in the eastern part of the county, which
borders on the hop districts of Kent. Ironstone is abundant, and so
long as wood only was used for smelting the county was one of the
chief seats of the British iron trade. "Sussex marble," a kind of
limestone containing freshwater shells, is worked near Petworth.
The manufactures include woollens, paper, gunpowder, bricks and
tiles, &c., but are not extensive. The seaports are now small and
comparatively unimportant, but the mildness of the climate along the
sea coast has led to the growth of numerous watering and bathing
places and health resorts, including Brighton, Hastings, Easthourne,
Worthing, Seaford, Littlehampton, and Bognor. Sussex was the scene
of much of the early history of the country, and is rich in
archeological remains. The county contains 6 rapes, which comprise
68 hundreds, 2 liberties, the parliamentary and municipal boroughs of
Brighton (2 members) and Hastings (1 member), and the municipal
boroughs of Arundel, Chichester, Eastbourne, Lewes, and Rye. It is
almost entirely in the diocese of Chichester. For parliamentary
purposes it is divided into 6 divisions -viz., North-Western or
Horsham, South-Western or Chichester, Northern or East Grinstead,
Mid or Lewes, Southern or Eastbourne, and Eastern or Rye, 1 member
for each division; the representation was increased from 4 to 6
members in 1885.

23 Aug 1654 - Marriage - William CARDIFFE-7873 and Mary MURPHIE-7874

Dublin, Ireland:
William CARDIFF-7873 married 23 August 1654 at St. John The
Evangelist, Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin is described by The New London Gazetteer of 1826 as follows:
"Dublin, a county in Ireland, in Leinster, bounded N by Meath, E
by the Irish sea, S by Wicklow, and W by Meath and Kildare, 30 m.
long, and 19 broad; containing 228,211 acres, and 108 parishes, 21
of which are in the city of Dublin. The county is flat, except
towards the S; on the coast it is broken into bays and creeks, with
several places of resort for sea-bathing. Pop. 210,000."

9 Apr 1656 - Marriage - Richard CARDIFFE-7810 .....m. Mary LUMLEY-7811

London, England:
Richard CARDIFFE-7810 married 9 April 1656 to Mary LUMLEY-7811
in Westminster, St. Clement Danes (1539-1940), London, England.

1666 - Arrival - Mary CARDIFF-1037
1667 - Arrival - Tim CARDIFF-6143

Virginia USA
"Mary arrived in Virginia in 1666."
"Tim arrived in Virginia in 1667."

abt 1672 - Birth - Edward CARDIFFE-6586

Stafford, England:
Edward CARDIFFE-6586 married Katherine-7676 about 1692
Daughter of Edward and Katherine:
Hester CARDIFFE-5878 baptised 23 March 1693 in Mucklestone,
Stafford, England.

Mucklestone is described in the History, Gazetteer and Directory of
Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851, as follows:
"Mucklestone, or Muccleston, is a small village on the side of a
declivity, with a southern aspect, nine miles NW by W of Eccleshall,
and four and a half miles NE of Market Drayton. Its parish is about
six miles in length, and from one to two miles in breadth, extending
along the borders of the counties of Salop and Stafford. Five of its
townships, Aston, Knighton, Mucklestone, Oakley and Winnington being
in Staffordshire and the other four, Bearston, Dorrington,
Gravenhunger and Woore, in Shropshire. There are 879 inhabitants in
Staffordshire and 809 in Salop, giving a total population of 1688,
and the parish comprises 8120 acres, of which 4362 acres are in

Mucklestone township contains about 1100 acres, mostly belonging to
Lord Crewe, the lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the
Tanes and the Morgans. The Morgans sold it in the reign of Elizabeth
to Sir Thomas Offley, Knt, from whose descendants it passed to the
first Lord Crewe.

Aston, a village and township, three and a half miles NNE of
Mucklestone, and eight miles SW of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has 912
acres of land, mostly belonging to the Rev TB Lloyd, the lord of
the manor, and partly to the Butler and Harding families.

Knighton is a small township, one mile SW of Aston, bounded on
three sides by Shropshire. Sir JNL Chetwode and P Sillito, Esq,
are the principal owners.
Oakley township at the south end of the parish, two miles SW of
Mucklestone, contains Oakley Hall, the handsome seat of Sir John
NL Chetwode, Bart, in a beautiful park of 300 acres, on the east
bank of the Tearn rivulet, which here divides this county from

Winnington township, has a small village at the foot of a declivity,
one mile N of Mucklestone. Hugo Charles Meynell Ingram, Esq, is the
principal owner and lord of the manor."

abt 1680 - Birth - Catherine CARDIFF-5857
8 Feb 1701/2 - Marriage - Robert MAXWELL-7251 .....m. Catherine CARDIFF-5857

London, England:
Catherine CARDIFF-5857 married Robert Maxwell-7251 8 Feb 1701 at
St. Mary Magdalene (1539-1953), Old Fish Street, London, England.

11 Sep 1681 - Baptism - Thomas CARDIFFE-7845
6 Oct 1684 - Baptism - Ann CARDIFF-5837BR> 5 Jan 1686 - Baptism - Ralph CARDIFF-7821
7 Feb 1688 - Baptism - Richard CARDIFF-7818
7 Aug 1690 - Baptism - Mary CARDIFF-7796

Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Edmund CARDIFF married Catherine at Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Children of Edmund and Catherine CARDIFF:
Thomas CARDIFF-7845 baptised 11 Sep 1681 at Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Ann CARDIFF-5837 baptised 6 Oct 1684 at Mucklestone, Stafford, England
Ralph CARDIFF-7821 baptised 5 Jan 1686 at Mucklestone, Stafford, England
Richard CARDIFF-7818 baptised 7 Feb 1688 at Mucklestone, Stafford, England
Mary CARDIFF-7796 baptised 7 Aug 1690 at Mucklestone, Stafford, England
Elizabeth CARDIFF baptised 23 Mar 1692 at Mucklestone, Stafford, England

17Aug 1701 - Baptism - Marmaduke CARDIFFE-7775

Dublin, Ireland
Patrick CARDIFFE-7776 married Esther-7777
Son of Patrick and Esther CARDIFFE:
Marmaduke CARDIFFE baptised 17 Aug 1701 at St. Peter and St. Kevin,
Dublin, Ireland.

23Mar 1684 - Marriage - William CARDIF-7871 .....m. Catren EDWARD-7872

Devon, England
William CARDIF-7871 married 23 Mar 1684 .....m. Catren EDWARD-7872 in Dartmouth, Devon, England,

24 Aug 1709 - Marriage - William MAXWELL-7627 and Ann CARDIFFE-5849

London, England
Ann CARDIFFE-5849 married William MAXWELL 24 Aug 1709 in St. Benet Paul's Wharf, London, England.

10 Jan 1705 - Marriage - Matthew WRIGHT-7838 and Tryphena (Trifana) CARDIFF-7837

Cheshire, England
Tryphena CARDIFF married 10 Jan 1705 to Matthew WRIGHT in Acton-by-Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

"The New World beckoned the more adventurous. Some of the disillusioned sailed voluntarily from Ireland, but most sailed directly from Wales or England their home territories. Some even moved to the European continent.

They sailed to the New World across the stormy Atlantic aboard the tiny sailing ships which were to become known as the 'White Sails'. These overcrowded ships, designed for 100 but frequently crammed with 400 and 500 passengers, spent two months at sea, were wracked with disease, sometimes landing with only 60 to 70 percent of the original passenger list.

1733 - Settled - Patrick CARDIFF-6139

In North America, one of the first migrants which could be considered a kinsman of the Cardiff family or having a variation of the family surname spelling, was Patrick CARDIFF-6139 who settled in Georgia in 1733; Thomas Cardiff-7687 settled in New England in 1773; another Patrick settled in Philadelphia in 1868.

10 May 1726 -Baptism - Elizabeth CARDIFF-5870

London, England
Thomas CARDIFF-7687 married Margret-7688
Daughter of Thomas and Margret CARDIFF:
Elizabeth CARDIFF baptised 10 May 1726 in Holborn, St. Andrew, London,

2 May 1733 - Baptism - Francess CARDIFF-7672
25 Sep 1735 - Baptism - Sarah CARDIFFE-7805
22 Jan 1737 - Baptism - William CARDIFFE-7835
16 Oct 1741 - Baptism - Elizab. CARDIFF-5868

Wexford, Ireland
James CARDIFF-7673 married Jean-7674
Children of James and Jean CARDIFF:
Francess CARDIFF baptised 2 May 1733 in Inch-by-Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
Sarah CARDIFF baptised 25 Sep 1735 in Inch-by-Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
William CARDIFF baptised 22 Jan 1737 in Inch-by-Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
Elizabeth CARDIFF baptised 16 Oct 1741 in Inch-by-Gorey, Wexford, Ireland

10 Jan 1719 - Marriage - Richard THORNTON-7683 .....m. Elisabeth CARDIFFE-7682, London, England.

London, England
Elisabeth CARDIFFE married 10 Jan 1719 to Richard THORNTON in St. Benet Paul's Wharf, London, England.

London, England, Holborn St. Andrew
10 May 1726 - Baptism - Elizabeth CARDIFF-5870
Parents: Thomas CARDIFF-7687 and Margret-7688

London, England
abt 1737 - Birth - Patrick CARDIFFE
abt 1757 - Marriage - Margaret
11 Dec 1757 - Baptism - Robert CARDIFFE-7807

London, England, Holborn
abt 1748 - Birth - Thomas CARDIF-7781

London, England, St. George, Mayfair
02 Apr 1747 - Marriage - Elizabeth-7782,London, England, Holborn Lying In Hospital
8 Jul 1762 - Baptism - Mary Ann CARDIFFE, London, England, Holborn Lying In Hospital.BR> 7 Jan 1768 - Baptism - James CARDIF
abt 1723 - Birth - John CARDIFFE-6055
1743 - Settled - Delaware Bay or River, USA John CARDIFFE-6055 listed in a transcription of The Report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America married Rebecca-7773 Son of John and Rebecca CARDIFE:
Joseph CARDIFE-6001 christened 20 Feb 1739 in St. Boltolf Without Aldgate, London, England

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
abt 1724 - Birth - Clement CARDIFF-6080
19 Dec 1744 - Marriage - Clement CARDIFF-6080 to Elizabeth Smith-7631

Dublin, Ireland
abt 1726 - Birth - Samuel CARDIFF-7689
abt 1746 - Marriage - Samuel CARDIFF-7689 to Ann7690
18 Dec 1746 - Baptism - Elizabeth CARDIFF-5866 at St. Peter and St. Kevin, Dublin, Ireland

London, England, St. Benet Pauls Wharf
27 May 1727 - Marriage - Hester CARDIFFE-5879 and Matthew SMITH-7675

Dublin, Ireland, St. Marks
29 May 1749 - Marriage - Ann CARDIFF-5851 and Patrick CARNEY-7629
abt 1732 - Birth - Frances CARDIFFE-5983

Dublin, Ireland, St. Bridget's
21 May 1752 - Marriage - Frances CARDIFF-5982 and George BRYAN-7671

Aldershot, Hampshire, England
2 Jul 1751 - Marriage - Edward Jones CARDYFFE-5861 and Frances GARDINER-7248

Inch by Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
Parents: James CARDIFFE-7673 and Jean-7674
2 May 1733 - Baptism - Francess CARDIFF-7672
25 Sep 1735 - Baptism - Sarah CARDIFFE-7805
22 Jan 1737 - Baptism - William CARDIFFE-7835
16 Oct 1741 - Baptism - Elizabeth CARDIFFE-5868
Inch by Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
Parents: James CARDIFFE-7783 and Jane-7784
abt 1733 - Birth - James CARDIFFE-7783
29 Aug 1753 - Baptism - James CARDIFFE

London, England
abt 1716 - Birth - John CARDIFF-6055
abt 1736 - Marriage - John CARDIFF-6055 to Rebecca-7773,St. Katherine Coleman
19 Jan 1736 - Baptism - Ann CARDIFF-7623, St Boltolph Without Aldgate
19 Apr 1738 - Baptism - Mary CARDIFF-7795
20 Feb 1739 - Baptism - Joseph CARDIFE-6001
10 Oct 1742 - Baptism - Michael CARDIFF-7829

England, Holborn
abt 1737 - Birth - Patrick CARDIFFE
abt 1757 - Marriage - Patrick CARDIFFE to Margaret, Holborne Lying In Hospital
11 Dec 1757 - Baptism - Robert CARDIFFE-7807

Ireland, Carlow
abt 1741 - Birth - Mark CARDIFF-6367
1761 - Marriage - Mark CARDIFF-6367 to Martha FENNEL-6368

abt 1748 - Birth - Christopher CARDIFF-3354
abt 1768 - Marriage - Christopher CARDIFF-3354 to Margaret
Children: Christopher
1808 - Marriage - Christopher CARDIFF to Amelia "Millie" GORDY
1808 - Birth - Elizabeth CARDIFF-6024, died 1811
1809 - Birth - John CARDIFF-6025
1810 - Birth - Noah CARDIFF-6026
Unknown - Marriage - Noah CARDIFF-6026 to Lucinda Unknown - Marriage - Noah CARDIFF-6026 to Eidy COON
Unknown - Marriage - Noah CARDIFF-6026 to Mary Ann MARTIN
Children: Elizabeth "Betsy"
1787 - Death - Christopher CARDIFF-3354

Scotland, Govan, Lanark
abt 1750 - Birth - Isobel CARDIFF-5986
10 Oct 1770 - Marriage - Isobel CARDIFF-5986 to James WALKER-7785

England, St Martin-in-the-Fields
abt 1753 - Birth - Thomas CARDIFF-6140
Apr 1773 - Forced Immigration from Middlesex, England to New, Orleans, USA

Ireland, Ballyhay, Cork
abt 1754 - Birth - George CARDIFF-7250
9 Jan 1774 - Baptism - Eleanor CARDIFF-5863

England, London, St. Clement Danes
abt 1769 - Birth - Jane CARDIFF-5994
9 Aug 1789 - Marriage - Jane CARDIFF-5994 to Henry WESTWATER-7780

Ballyhoote, Wicklow, Ireland
1761 - Birth - Joseph CARDIFF

Moyacomb, Clonegall, Wexford, Ireland
4 May 1786 - Marriage - Joseph CARDIFF-6002 to Catherine James-7770

England, London, St Pancras, Old Church
abt 1776 - Birth - Mary CARDIFF-7832
22 Feb 1796 - Marriage - Mary CARDIFF-7832 to James LANE-7833

1777 - Birth - Paula CARDIFF-7824
1801 - Marriage Paula CARDIFF-7824 to Ely POWELL-7825

Ireland, Wexford, Coolgreany
abt 1777 - Birth - James CARDIFF-6155
1797 - Execution - James CARDIFF-6155

abt 1780 - Birth - George CARDIFF-730
abt 1800 - Marriage - George CARDIFF-730 to Mary PAYNE-2
1802 - Children John-3
1807 - George-4
1811 - Thomas-5
1814 - Richard-6
1815 - Ann-2527
1819 - William-7
13 Aug 1819 - Mark-8
1820 - Immigrated to Canada
1825 - Jane-9