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Dadswell Family History

Generation 8
William James Dadswell (1858-1845)

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Ancestors of William James Dadswell
William James Dadswell's story
Key family dates
Further information

Ancestors of William James Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Alexander Dodswell 1686 > Thomas Dadswell 1732 > James Dadswell 1786 > Charles Dadswell 1834 > William James Dadswell 1858

William James Dadswell's story

Kate Dadswell and sons Roderick and Septimus

William James Dadswell was the second child and first son of Charles and Ann (Card) Dadswell. He was born on 1 September 1858 at Jervis Brook, Sussex, and baptised at Rotherfield on 28 September 1858.

On 25 July 1880, at the age of 21, he married Catherine (Kate) Simmonds at St John's Church, Brighton. He and Kate had 10 children, including Llewellyn who migrated to Australia and Roderick and Septimust, pictured at right with their mother.

William became a letter carrier (postman) with the British Post Office in 1878 and by the time of his retirement in 1918 he was superintendent of postmen at Brighton.

He died at Brighton on 22 January 1945.

Key family dates

William James Dadswell
b 1 Sept 1858 -
d 22 Jan 1945
married
at Brighton
25 July 1880
Catherine (Kate) Simmonds
b ca1862 -
d 1928
Children -

1. Edith Katherine Dadswell b 1881 - d 1881

2. Anne (Annie) Dadswell b 1882 - d 1962

3. Charles Dadswell b 1884 - [marr Ansley Hannah Russell] - d 1917 World War One

4. Kathleen Dadswell b 1886 - [marr Frank Crispin] - d 1918

5. William James Dadswell b 1890 - d 1916 World War One

6. Llewellyn Dadswell b 4 November 1892 - [married 1. Minnie Robinson, 2. Margaret Byrne] - d 28 December 1944

7. Harold Douglas Dadswell b 9 Feb 1895 - [marr Florence Bowley] - d 1986

8. Wallace James Dadswell b 1897 - [marr Iris Rosa Newnham] - d 1982

9. Roderick Cecil Dadswell b 1900 - [marr Alice D. Mills] - d 1964

10. Septimust Reginald Dadswell b 1903 - [marr Florence M. Smith] - d 1962

Further information

Information on Charles Dadswell (generation 7, father of William James Dadswell)


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