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Dadswell Family History

Generation 10
Charles Edward Dadswell (1870-1951) and Florence Amelia Hayes

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

Ancestors of Charles Edward Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > Thomas Dadswell 1719 > Edward Dadswell 1754 > Robert Dadswell 1784 > Thomas Dadswell 1810 > Thomas David Dadswell 1845 > Charles Edward Dadswell 1870

Charles Edward Dadswell's story

Charles Edward Dadswell was born on 23 September 1870 in Uckfield, Sussex, to Thomas and Emma (Dyer) Dadswell. Emma died that same year, possibly as a result of complications from the birth.
Dadswell family newspaper report 1873
There is some mystery about the whereabouts of Charles during the 1871 census. His father Thomas is shown living as a widower with his sister Eliza, but the six-month-old Charles is not listed in this household. It appears the six-month-old child identified as 'Thomas Charles Dadswell' living with Thomas' brother Edward and his family could in fact be Charles Edward Dadswell.

In 1873, at the age of two, Charles emigrated to Australia with his father and stepmother (Emily Ann Dadswell), disembarking in Adelaide in December with a large number of other migrants. The family lived in Adelaide where Charles went to school, eventually attending South Australian Commercial College.

About 1890, Charles moved to Victoria and on 2 March 1892, when he was living at St Kilda, he married Florence Amelia Hayes, daughter of Charles Dyer and Jane (Mann) Hayes. At this time Charles was a 21-year-old bookkeeper. The couple had two children.

Electoral records list Charles in 1909 as a (commercial) traveller living at 74 Melville Street, Hawthorn, as a traveller living at Beaver Street, Malvern in 1919, a traveller living at 4 Toorak Road, Camberwell in 1936. His 1951 death certificate listed him as a 81-year-old company director, living as a widower at 4 Toorak Road, Camberwell. His wife Florence died when they were living at Malvern in 1942 - she was then aged 70.

This 11-generation Family Chart shows the development of this Dadswell family (PDF file).

Picture: Newspaper report from the South Australian Register of 16 December 1873 recording the arrival of the Dadswell family in Adelaide.

Key family dates

Charles Edward Dadswell
born 23 Sep 1870 England
died 30 Sep 1951 Australia
2 Mar 1892
at Richmond, Vic
Florence Amelia Hayes
born ca 1872
died 4 Oct 1942
Children -

1. Llewellyn Leslie Dadswell born 1893 - died 20 Jul 1953

2. David Dyer Dadswell born 18 Feb 1897 - [married 1. Edith Ruth Stubley, 2. Phyllis Mary Smith] - died 12 Jul 1951

Further information

Information on Thomas and Emma Dadswell (generation 9, parents of Charles Edward Dadswell)

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