[Home Page]  [Family History]  [Names Index]  [Family Feature Stories]  [Site Map]  [Search]  [Links]
 

Dadswell Family History

Generation 4
Alexander Dodswell (1686-1766) and Anne Baker

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

Ancestors of Alexander Dodswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Alexander Dodswell 1686

Alexander Dadswell's story

Alexander Dodswell, yeoman, was the fifth son of Edward and Elizabeth (Elliott) Dodswell. He was baptised at Rotherfield, Sussex, on 2 October 1686 and married by licence dated 1 June 1721 to Anne Baker, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Bridger) Baker of Sandhill.

Alexander inherited the "Aynscombes" property from his father Edward, who died in 1736. Alexander was listed as an overseer for Rotherfield in 1744.

Alexander and Anne had eight children, including one set of twins, and all were baptised at Rotherfield.

Alexander was buried at Rotherfield on 6 May 1766. Anne lived another 12 years, dying in 1778. She was buried at Rotherfield on April 7.

Alexander and Anne are ancestors of Thomas William Dadswell who migrated to Melbourne in 1857 and later lived at what became known as Dadswells Bridge, and of Herbert John Dadswell who migrated in 1913 and lived in Melbourne.

Additional information: see Balch, Barbara, A Dadswell Family History and Genealogy, self published, Canada, 1980.

Key family dates

Alexander Dodswell
baptised 2 Oct 1686 -
buried 6 May 1766
married
1 June 1721
Anne Baker
baptised 2 Jul 1693 -
buried 7 April 1778
Children -

1. Elizabeth Dodswell baptised 5 Aug 1722 - [married Thomas Holmwood] - died ?

2. William baptised 9 Feb 1724 - [married Elizabeth Martin] - buried 25 Mar 1802

3. Alexander baptised 11 March 1724/25 - buried 18 Sept 1744

4. John Dadswell baptised 1 Oct 1727 - [married Elizabeth Stevens] - buried 4 Nov 1789

5. Ann baptised 20 Apr 1729 - died ?

6. Robert baptised 1 Aug 1731 - buried 14 Oct 1731

7. Mary baptised 1 Aug 1731 - died ?

8. Thomas baptised 11 March 1732 - [married Sarah Brown] - died 6 April 1803

[Thomas and Sarah are ancestors of 1. Thomas William Dadswell who migrated to Australia in 1857, 2. Herbert John Dadswell who migrated in 1913 and lived in Melbourne, and 3. Llewellyn Dadswell who migrated in 1913 and lived in Queensland]

Further information

Information on Edward and Elizabeth Dodswell (generation 3, parents of Alexander Dodswell)


[Acknowledgements & Copyright]   [Contact Addresses]   [Home Page]