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Dadswell Family History

Generation 7
Robert Dadswell (1784-1856) and Phillis Burfield

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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 > Thomas Dadswell 1719 > Edward Dadswell 1754 > Robert Dadswell 1784

Robert Dadswell's story

Robert Dadswell was the fourth child and third son of Edward and Ann (Carter) Dadswell. He was baptised at Eastbourne, Sussex on 13 August 1784. He became a shoemaker by trade.

In 1803, he enlisted in the Voluntary Infantry during the British-French conflict.

On 12 October 1809 he married, at St John's Church, Lewes, Phillis Burfield and the couple had six children. Robert is shown in the 1851 census living with his daughter Harriett (Harriot) and son-in-law Charles Juniper on Weston Road, Eastbourne. His wife is shown as Phoebe, perhaps a name addopted by Phillis or a census reporting error.

Robert died at Brighton, Sussex on 27 October 1856.

He and Phillis are ancestors of Dadswell families who migrated to Australia and established themselves in Melbourne.

Key family dates

Robert Dadswell
baptised 13 Aug 1784 -
died 27 Oct 1856
12 Oct 1809
Phillis Burfield
born ca1739 -
died 1857
Children -

1. Thomas Dadswell born 10 Aug 1810 - [married Eliza Bishop] - died 13 Jul 1871

[Thomas and Eliza are the grandparents of Charles Edward Dadswell who established himself as a businessman in Melbourne]

2. Edward Dadswell born 24 Aug 1811 - died 1922

3. Mary Ann Dadswell born 25 Mar 1814 - [married Joseph Coleman] - died ?

4. Harriett (Harriot) Dadswell born 27 Sep 1816 - [married Charles Juniper] - died 1865

5. Robert Dadswell born 24 Jan 1819 Sussex - [married Naomi Juniper] - died 15 May 1889 Melbourne, Australia

[Robert and Naomi Dadswell, parents of Stephen Orrace Dadswell, migrated to Australia about 1850-51 and settled in Melbourne]

6. David Dadswell born 9 Oct 1820 - [married 1. Jane Cook, 2. Ann Turner] - died 25 Jul 1902

Further information

Information on Edward and Ann Dadswell (generation 6, parents of Robert Dadswell)

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