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Dadswell Family History

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

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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.

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

Key family dates

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

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

1. Elizabeth Dodswell bap 5 Aug 1722 - [marr Thomas Holmwood] - died ?

2. William bap 9 Feb 1724 - [marr Elizabeth Martin] - bur 25 Mar 1802

3. Alexander bap 11 March 1724/25 - bur 18 Sept 1744

4. John Dadswell bap 1 Oct 1727 - [marr Elizabeth Stevens] - bur 4 Nov 1789

5. Ann bap 20 Apr 1729 - died ?

6. Robert bap 1 Aug 1731 - bur 14 Oct 1731

7. Mary bap 1 Aug 1731 - died ?

8. Thomas bap 11 March 1732 - [marr Sarah Brown] - died 6 April 1803

Further information

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


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