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Dadswell Family History

Generation 5
Thomas Dadswell (1732-1803) and 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.

The couple 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.

Thomas and Sarah 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.

Key family dates

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

1. Edward Dadswell (alias Brown) baptised 30 April 1767 - [married Anna Dine] - died 29 Nov 1844

2. Sarah Dadswell baptised 4 January 1771 - [married Robert Tomkin] - died ?

3. John Dadswell baptised 29 March 1772 - [married Sarah Nie] - buried 14 January 1856

4. Mary Dadswell baptised 15 August 1773 - [married Thomas Maynard] - died ?

5. Annesley Dadswell baptised 14 April 1776 - died ?

6. Hannah Dadswell baptised 6 December 1778 - [married John Parker] - died ?

7. William Dadswell baptised 21 January 1781 - [married Sophia Turner] - buried 30 January 1839

[William and Sophia are ancestors of Herbert John Dadswell who migrated to Australia in 1913]

8. Thomas Dadswell baptised 5 October 1783 - [married Ann Day] - buried 24 November 1858

9. James Dadswell baptised 12 March 1786 - [married Charlotte Ovenden] - died 15 October 1838

[James and Charlotte are parents Thomas William Dadswell who migrated to Australia in 1857 and lived at Dadswells Bridge, and are ancestors of Llewellyn Dadswell who migrated in 1913 and lived in Queensland]

10. Elizabeth Dadswell baptised 24 August 1788 - died ?

Further information

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


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