A surname of Ireland, Ó Madáin, earlier Ó Madadháin, Ir. mada - dog. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Galway and Kildare. In Co. Kildare, "an English family of the same name also settled."



At Ferryland: Surrogate Court Records: January 18, 1816 - Madden, John - Ferryland resident owed money to Carter, S. G. and Co.
  Surrogate Court Records: November 30, 1818 - Carter, Samuel and Co. Sued this person to satisfy a mortgage: Madden, John.
At St. John's: Southern Shore Marriage Records: May 7, 1837 - Cornelius Driscol - Toad's Cove m. Serai Madden - Not Stated. Witnesses: John Curran & Ellen Everet.
  Southern Shore Marriage Records: November 1849 - James Kean - Ferryland m. Anastasia Power - Not Stated. Witnesses: Patrick Clancy & Ann Madden.
  Southern Shore Marriage Records: November 27, 1855 - Thomas Osborne - Not Stated m. Ann Madden - Ferryland. Witnesses: Michael Madden & Bridget Purcell.
  Misc. Marriage and Deaths listings from The Harbour Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser: St. John's - 18-Mar 1863. At same place, on Sunday the 8th inst., after a lingering illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Mrs. Elizabeth MADDEN, widow of the late Mr. John MADDEN, of Caplin Bay, in the 82nd year of her age.
At Caplin Bay: Voter's List for Caplin Bay: 1840, 1841 - Michael Madden.
Family History: The few surviving records with the Madden surname indicate Maddens families lived at Ferryland and Caplin Bay in the early nineteenth century. However, Michael Madden's name appeared only in the Caplin Bay Voter's List for 1840 and 1841, and after his name was the letter D, the meaning of which is unclear (dead, deceased, departed, disqualified??). Although no one with that surname appeared in the Ferryland Voter's Lists, an Ann Madden (of Caplin Bay or Ferryland?) was a witness at a marriage in 1849, and she was likely the same female who eventually married at St. John's in 1855. One of the witnesses for that marriage was Michael Madden. Other than one entry in a marriage record in 1863, the surname did not resurface in Ferryland District in any later documents.

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