Earliest Known Ancestors: married Mary Pike in Wainfleet St. Marys in 1764. Descent is via William (baptised 1773 South Willingham, Lincs., m. Frances Willey to Mary Cordal (baptised 1793 Louth St. James, Lincs.) who married Robert Dias. See Hewson Pedigree for more.
I am indebted to cousins descended from William Cordell and Frances Willey for helping me to establish my link with this couple and for the pedigree information on William. Although we have done much more work on the Cordell / Corden / Carden family, we can find no trace of Matthew's baptism.
1. Continue noting Corden events in Lincolnshire parishes on an opportunity basis.