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Dadswell Family History

Generation 6
Edward Okill Dadswell (1750-1832) and Elizabeth Taylor

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Ancestors of Edward Okill Dadswell
Edward Okill Dadswell's story
Key family dates
Further information

Ancestors of Edward Okill Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > David Dadswell 1722 > Edward Okill Dadswell 1750

Edward Okill Dadswell's story

Edward Okill Dadswell, a school master, was the eldest son of David and Ann (Oakill) Dadswell. He was baptised at Rotherfield, Sussex on 2 December 1750.

On 18 July 1786, Edward married Elizabeth Taylor at Rotherfield and the couple had 12 children who were all baptised at Rotherfield.

Edward became the school master of Crowborugh Charity School about 1810 and continued in this role until about 1832, following in the footsteps of his grandfather William Oakill who reputedly was the first school master there.

He was about 82 when he died in 1832 and his will distributed a large estate. Several properties were left to his wife Elizabeth. He left property and legacies to all his sons and daughters except his sons William Okill and Thomas Ovenden - the latter received a legacy and a release from a debt owed to his father.

Elizabeth Dadswell was living with her son William Okill Dadswell when she died at Rotherfield on 9 February 1841, aged about 77. She left legacies to all her living children except William Okill who received his mother's properties.

Key family dates

Abbreviations: b = born; bap = baptised; bur = buried; ca = approximately; d = died; m = married.

Edward Okill Dadswell
bap 2 December 1750
d 10 February 1832
married
18 July 1786
Elizabeth Taylor
b about 1764
d 9 February 1841
Children -

1. Elizabeth Dadswell bap 4 September 1786 - bur 28 July 1799

2. Ann Dadswell bap 29 December 1788 - believed to have died young

3. Sarah Dadswell bap 8 August 1791 - [marr William Marchant] - d ?

4. Thomas Ovenden Dadswell bap 8 February 1794 - [marr Ann _________] - d 5 April 1868

5. Mary Okill Dadswell bap 30 July 1796 - bur 16 February 1797

6. Edward Okill Dadswell bap 16 January 1798 - [marr Mary ________] - d 29 March 1869

7. David Taylor Dadswell bap 2 February 1800 - [marr Harriett _________] - d 23 June 1872

8. William Okill Dadswell bap 19 August 1802 - [marr Harriett Walter] - d 29 October 1851

9. Robert Taylor Dadswell bap 29 May 1804 - bur 22 August 1804

10. John Dadswell bap 17 September 1805 - bur 30 December 1805

11. Eliza Dadswell bap 22 August 1807 - [marr Thomas Marchant] - d ?

12. Alfred Taylor Dadswell b 31 March 1809 - [marr Sarah Mann] - 13 February 1879

Further information

Information on David and Ann (Oakill) Dadswell (generation 5, parents of Edward Okill Dadswell)


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