Hello, my name is Pat Burdick, related to Gadd through my great grandmother Alice Gadd, born New York, daughter of sea captain Henry Gadd (1818-1866) of Chichester, with her marriage to John Campbell, born Quebec Canada.
Myself and a few others have compiled our research notes to create the above website with much Gad/Gadd family history --- 200 plus related Gad/ Gadd individuals and growing.
The first documented christening we have is of HENRY GAD, s/o John Gad, baptized 7 March 1643, Eastergate, Sussex, and died 1696. HENRY married Elizabeth - to date we do not know her family name. We do have 4 children from this marriage, 3 of the 4 marrying into the families of Bradford[Brodford], Diggins, and Smith.
Along with many other Wills, we have Henry's complete Will -- this is the last paragraph
"In witness whereof I the said Henry Gad have hereunto sett my hand & Seale the one and Thirtith day of March in the year of Our Lord Christ according to the Computacon of the Church of England One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety and Six Henry Gad Signed Sealed published and declared in the pr'sence of us the said Testator ffirst declaring that his Executrix should have the use of his dwelling house for the space of Three months next after his Decease Tho: Pridham John Barber the marke of George Barber. Probatum fuit etc 20th July 1696 - [granted to] Elizabeth Gad the executrix named in the will."
** of note -- Elizabeth was his daughter.
My interest is to connect with any and all Gadd related families worldwide to share family histories and related trees. To date we have descendants in Australia, Canada, England, Germany and USA. If you have Gad/Gadd families in your genealogical history please go to at our website and then please contact me -- I am looking forward to speaking with anyone connected to GAD/GADD.
Best Regards, Pat Burdick
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