Origin of the name ADLARD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ADLARD.
form of English Adelard
(q.v.), itself a contraction of A.S. Æthelheard
(q.v.), meaning "nobly stern." (English Surnames,
the father of Squire Adlard Stukeley, was uncle of Dr. Wm.
Stukeley, and was in the practice of the law at Holbeach. The Parish
Register of Elm, near Wisbech, gives the following information,
kindly sent to me by the Vicar, the Rev. F. Holdship
Cox:—"Marriage June 14, 1687. License Adlard
Stukeley and Sarah Squier." There is also the baptism at Elm
June 24th, 1662, of "Sarah Squier, the daughter of Thomas Squier
and Margaret his wyfe." As the tablet in the north aisle of
Holbeach Church to Sarah, the widow of Adlard Stukeley, late of
Holbeach, gent., gives her death 31, January, 1730, "in the
Sixty-Eighth year of her Age," the identity seems established, as
well as the reason for the christian name of "Squier." Adlard
Squier Stukeley was a Justice of the Peace "for these
Parts." He was elected a Fellow of the London Antiquarian
Society 1st Feb., 1718 (Minutes, by Richard Gough, London, 1798,
4to.); "withdrew on going into the Country 1721." He
died, about 70 years old, in 1768. The Gentleman's Magazine,
vol. xxxviii., p. 303, has probably this incorrect notice of his
death:--"Died June 23, 1768 Hardley Stukeley Esq. of
Lincolns.," "Hardley" being a misprint for "Adlard."
The tablet in Holbeach Church says "He died June the 13,
1768." Probably a mistake for 23. (The Holbeach
Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, A.D. 1606 and