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Dadswell Family History

Generation 7
Anne Dadswell (1809-1849) and George Loomes

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

Ancestors of Anne Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > Edward Dadswell 1715 > William Dadswell 1773 > Anne Dadswell 1809

Anne Dadswell's story

Barbara Dadswell, the fifth child of William and Barbara (Colban) Dadswell, was baptised at Buxted, Sussex on 10 September 1809. Among her siblings was an older sister Barbara and a younger brother, Edward.

All three migrated to Australia. On 27 September 1839, Anne - aged 30 and described on shipping records as a "finishing governess" and Edward - aged 28 and listed as a farmhand - arrived at Sydney Cove aboard the 477-ton barque Amelia Thompson, a sailing ship that was being used extensively to ferry migrants from England to Australia and New Zealand.
Advertisement for Amelia Thompson sailing ship
Family stories suggest that Barbara, then aged about 31, was also aboard the same ship, although her name was not included in the passenger list of 208 emigrants. It is possible she was employed by a family travelling in cabin class, as servants aboard this ship were not named in the passenger list.

On this voyage, the ship had left England on 11 June, making the voyage in 108 days or about 3½ months.

Anne Dadswell was 30 when she arrived at Sydney in 1839. At the time of her marriage to George Loomes (sometimes shown as 'Loome') at Narrellan, NSW in 1846 she would have been around 36. George Loomes was the son of John and Ann (Speechly) Loomes who were at that time farming at Bowning, near Yass, NSW.

Anne and George Loomes were living at Yass in 1848 when Anne had a child, also called George, who died as a day-old infant. Anne, aged 39, died the following year and was buried at Yass Cemetery on 4 May 1849. Her husband George remarried at Yass that same year, to Mary Anderson who appears to have arrived in Australia the previous year as an assisted immigrant aboard the sailing ship Walmer Castle.

George and Mary Loomes remained at Yass close to other members of the Loomes family for several years but by 1856, when their third child was born, they were living at Wodonga, Victoria, where George had become a wheelwright.

Key family dates

Anne Dadswell
baptised 10 Sep 1809 -
died May 1849
Narrellan, NSW
George Loomes
born ? -
died ?
Child -

1. George Loomes born and died 1848

Further information

Anne Dadswell's siblings Barbara and Edward also migrated to Australia
William Dadswell (generation 6, father of Anne Dadswell)

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