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Dadswell Family History

Generation 5
Robert (Dodswell) Dadswell (1711-1781) and Ann Ovenden

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

Ancestors of Robert Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > Robert Dadswell 1711

Robert Dadswell's story

Robert Dadswell, the eldest son of Edward and Elizabeth Dodswell, was baptised on 10 February 1711 or 1712. He was the executor of his father's will and inherited much of his father's property.

In 1750 he is recorded as being a tax collector for Rotherfield and during 1774-1779 was a churchwarden at St Denys Church, Rotherfield. On 23 May 1771 or 1772 when aged about 60, he married Ann Ovenden. The couple had one child, a son.

Robert died intestate on 24 August 1781 and Ann was granted administration of his estate on 19 November 1781 at Lewes. Later she married a second time, to John Hoath at East Grinstead on 2 January 1786.

Robert and Ann are ancestors of a number of Dadswell families who migrated to Australia: 1.Frederick Dadswell of Adelaide 2.Arthur James (Jim) Dadswell of Melbourne 3.Sydney Dadswells including Lyndon & Eric and 4.Lewis Dadswell of Perth.

Key family dates

Robert Dadswell
baptised 10 Feb 1711/12 -
died 24 Aug 1781
23 May 1771/12
Ann Ovenden
born ? -
died ca 1790
Children -

1. Robert Dadswell baptised 9 Jul 1773 - [married Mary Finch] - died 5 Jan 1853

[Robert and Mary are ancestors of Dadswells who made Australia home:

1.Frederick Dadswell of Adelaide
2.Arthur James (Jim) Dadswell of Melbourne
3.Sydney Dadswells whose family included sculptor Lyndon Dadswell and forester Eric Dadswell
4.Lewis Charles Dadswell of Perth

Further information

Information on Edward and Elizabeth Dodswell (generation 4, parents of Robert Dadswell)

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