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Dadswell Family History

Generation 6
Edward Dadswell (1754-1802) and Ann Carter

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

Ancestors of Edward Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > Thomas Dadswell 1719 > Edward Dadswell 1754

Edward Dadswell's story

Dadswell clock face

Edward Dadswell was the fourth child and second son of Thomas and Mary (Taylor) Dadswell. He was baptised on 9 June 1754 and was to be one of several Dadswells to enter the clock-making profession.

He may have completed his clock-making apprenticeship working for his elder brother Thomas Dadswell at East Grinstead but it seems more likely this was done working for his fatherís cousin John Dadswell at Burwash.

On 2 November 1777, he married Ann Carter, living first at Rotherfield and then Burwash before moving to Eastbourne where in about 1783 Edward set up his own clock-making business.

The couple had eight children but the death of Edward in 1802 brought an end to the Dadswell familyís association with clock making.

Edward and Ann are ancestors of Dadswells who migrated to Australia and established themselves in Melbourne.

Picture: The face of a longcase clock carrying the name of Edward Dadswell of Eastbourne.

Key family dates

Edward Dadswell
baptised 9 Jun 1754 -
buried 23 Jun 1802
2 Nov 1777
Ann Carter
born 1755 -
died 1827
Children -

1. Thomas Dadswell baptised 14 Jun 1778 [married Jane Saunders]- died 12 April 1817

2. Edward baptised 27 Dec 1779 - died Aug 1833

3. Mary Dadswell baptised 29 Jun 1782 - [married Peter Chappelow] died ?

4. Robert Dadswell baptised 13 Aug 1784 - [married Phillis Burfield] - died 27 Oct 1856

[Robert and Phillis are ancestors of Melbourne Dadswells including engineer/inventor Stephen Orrace Dadswell]

5. Charles Dadswell baptised 22 Jun 1786 - died ?

6. David Dadswell baptised 7 Aug 1788 - died ?

7. James Dadswell baptised 14 Oct 1790 - [married Maria Clark] - died 10 Nov 1874

8. Sarah Dadswell baptised 21 Apr 1795 - died 1862

Further information

Information on Thomas and Mary Dadswell (generation 5, parents of Edward Dadswell)
The Clockmakers of Rotherfield

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