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Dadswell Family History

Generation 8
Thomas Dadswell (1810-1871) and Eliza Bishop

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

Ancestors of Thomas 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 Dadswell's story

Dadswell bakery shop, Framfield

Thomas Dadswell, the first of the six children of Robert and Phillis (Burfield) Dadswell, was born on 10 August 1810 with his baptism in the following October at Eastbourne, Sussex.

On 5 February 1835 at South Malling, Sussex, he married Eliza Bishop. Thomas and Eliza Dadswell lived at Uckfield, and Thomas is shown in the 1861 census as being a baker with a confectionary shop in High Street. He was one of several generations of Dadswells who were in the bakery trade.

In 1871 the census shows him as retired, living at Ringles Cross.

Thomas and Eliza had six children, all born at Uckfield according to the census returns. Thomas died there on 13 July 1871 aged 61 and was buried in the Baptist Church graveyard. In his will, he left his son Thomas David Dadswell freehold property and a garden at Uckfield, and his set of encyclopedias.

His wife Eliza Dadswell died ten years later, in 1881. Their 34-year-old daughter Eliza also died that year.

Thomas and Eliza are ancestors of Melbourne businessman Charles Edward Dadswell who migrated to Australia in 1873.

Picture: Number 8 Framfield Road, Uckfield, in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Thomas and Eliza Dadswell's first son, Edward Henry Dadswell, also became a baker, as did his son Thomas Edward Dadswell. This picture shows the shop when Thomas Edward (thought to be the apron-clad figure in the doorway) had taken over the shop from his father.

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

Key family dates

Thomas Dadswell
born 10 Aug 1810 -
died 13 July 1871
South Malling
5 Feb 1835
Eliza Bishop
born ca1811 -
died 1881
Children -

1. Edward Henry Dadswell born 1838 - [married Dorcas Susanna Webb] - died 1922

2. Harriett Dadswell born ca 1840 - died ?

3. Naomi Dadswell born 1841 - [married Peter Pelham] - died ?

4. Thomas David Dadswell born 1845 - [married 1. Emma Dyer, 2. Emily Ann Derrick, 3. Mary Ann Thompson] - died 2 Nov 1918 Melbourne

[Thomas and Emma are the parents of Charles Edward Dadswell who established himself as a businessman in Melbourne. Thomas, his second wife Emily, and Thomas' son Charles migrated from England to Australia in 1873]

5. Eliza Dadswell born ca 1847 - died 1881

6. Charles Dadswell born 1853 - [married 1. Mary Ann Richards, 2. Martha Webb] - died ?

Further information

Information on Robert and Phillis Dadswell (generation 7, parents of Thomas Dadswell)

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