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Dadswell Family History

Generation 3
Edward Dodswell (1659-1736) & Elizabeth Elliott

On this page:
Ancestors of Edward Dodswell
Edward's story
Key family dates
Further information

Ancestors of Edward Dodswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659

Edward Dodswell's story

Edward Dodswell, yeoman (land owner), the only son of Robert and Mary (Aynscombe) Doudeswell, was baptised at the Parish Church of St Denys in Rotherfield on 6 June 1659. He was 18 when he married on 4 May 1677 the 27-year-old Elizabeth Elliott (ca 1657 - 1735), daughter of John (1624 - 1680) and Ann Elliott (1617/18 - 1700?).

Edward inherited his father's properties, and was described in his father's will as yeoman and clocksmith, although no evidence has been found that he followed the latter trade.
Castle at Lewes, Sussex
In 1698 Edward served as a churchwarden at St Denys, and in 1705 was described as a freeholder of Rotherfield when he cast his parliamentary elections vote at Lewes, Sussex.

Edward and Elizabeth had nine children, all baptised at Rotherfield.

After a 58-year marriage, Elizabeth died at Rotherfield in July 1735; a year later Edward also died and was buried there on 12 August 1736.

Additional information: see Balch, Barbara, A Dadswell Family History and Genealogy, self published, Canada, 1980.
Picture: Castle at the East Sussex county town of Lewes.

Key family dates

Abbreviations: bap = baptised; bur = buried; ca = approximately; marr = married.

Edward Dodswell
bap 6 June 1659 -
bur 12 Aug 1736
married
4 May 1677
Elizabeth Elliott
born ca 1657 -
bur 11 July 1735
Children -

1. Mary bap 17 April 1678 - [marr Thomas Muddle] - bur 27 Dec 1756

2. Edward bap 5 Feb 1679 - [marr Elizabeth ___________] - 19 Jan 1763

3. Robert bap 26 Nov 1681 - [marr Mary Ovenden] - bur 29 June 1710

4. John bap 9 Sept 1683 - bur 13 Oct 1683

5. Nicholas bap 23 Sept 1684 - [marr Ann Luxford] - bur 28 Oct 1765

6. Alexander Dodswell bap 2 Oct 1686 - [marr Anne Baker] - bur 6 May 1766

7. Thomas bap 3 Oct 1688 - [marr Mary ___________] - bur 27 Nov 1752

8. Abraham bap 21 Nov 1690 - bur 12 July 1691

9. David bap 26 July 1692 - died ?

Further information

Robert and Mary Doudeswell (generation 2, parents of Edward Dodswell)
The Clockmakers of Rotherfield (Derek Miller website includes information about Dadswell clockmakers)


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