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Dadswell Family History

Generation 5
Thomas Dadswell (1732-1803) & Sarah Brown

On this page:
Ancestors of Thomas Dadswell
Thomas' story
Key family dates
Further information

Ancestors of Thomas Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Alexander Dodswell 1686 > Thomas Dadswell 1732

Thomas Dadswell's story

Thomas Dadswell, described in his father's will as a "husbandman" (farmer), was the youngest son of Alexander and Anne (Baker) Dodswell. Thomas was baptised on 11 March 1732 at Rotherfield, and was married there on 16 June 1769 to Sarah Brown.

They had five sons and five daughters, who were all baptised at Rotherfield.

Thomas lived at Mayfield prior to 1766, and left a will dated 2 April 1803 (a few days before his death) in which he named my natural son Edward Dadswell alias Brown, son of my wife Sarah as executor (Edward was born two years before Thomas and Sarah married).

He ordered Edward to sell his property and personal estate, with the proceeds to be invested and the interest from the investment to go to his wife Sarah. On her death, it was to be divided equally among his sons, daughters and grandson Edward.

Thomas died at Rotherfield on 6 April 1803 and was buried on 10 April. Sarah died six years later, on 6 July 1808 and was buried on 10 July.

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.

Thomas Dadswell
bap 11 March 1732 -
6 April 1803
married
16 June 1769
Sarah Brown
born ? -
6 July 1808
Children -

1. Edward Dadswell (alias Brown) bap 30 April 1767 - [marr Anna Dine] - 29 Nov 1844

2. Sarah Dadswell bap 4 January 1771 - [marr Robert Tomkin] - died ?

3. John Dadswell bap 29 March 1772 - [marr Sarah Nie] - bur 14 January 1856

4. Mary Dadswell bap 15 August 1773 - [marr Thomas Maynard] - died ?

5. Annesley Dadswell bap 14 April 1776 - died ?

6. Hannah Dadswell bap 6 December 1778 - [marr John Parker] - died ?

7. William Dadswell bap 21 January 1781 - [marr Sophia Turner] - bur 30 January 1839

8. Thomas Dadswell bap 5 October 1783 - [marr Ann Day] - bur 24 November 1858

9. James Dadswell bap 12 March 1786 - [marr Charlotte Ovenden] - 15 October 1838

10. Elizabeth Dadswell bap 24 August 1788 - died ?

Further information

Information on Alexander and Anne Dodswell (generation 4, parents of Thomas Dadswell 1732-1803)


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