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Dadswell Family History

Generation 9
Alfred Edward Dadswell (1857-1890) and Jane Groom

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

Ancestors of Alfred Edward Dadswell

Robert Doudeswell 1560 > Robert Doudeswell 1606 > Edward Dodswell 1659 > Edward Dodswell 1679 > David Dadswell 1722 > Edward Okill Dadswell 1750 > David Taylor Dadswell 1800 > David Taylor Dadswell 1825 > Alfred Edward Dadswell 1857

Alfred Edward Dadswell's story

Alfred Edward Dadswell was the fifth child and third son of David Taylor and Mary Ann (Wickenden) Dadswell. He was baptised on 8 November 1857 when the family was living in the Rotherfield area of Sussex.

The 1871 census shows him living at home with his family, and listed as a scholar.

Alfred Dadswell became a butcher and on 6 June 1886, when aged 27, he married Jane Groom, 23, daughter of John and Ann (Wright) Groom. The couple had three children - the first died in infancy and just before the third child was born Alfred died, aged 33. Jane Dadswell moved to live with her parents for the birth of the third child.

Jane had a twin sister Emily living in Sydney, and migration records show a Mrs Dadswell and two young children arriving at Sydney aboard the sailing ship Tara on 13 August 1893.

Four months later, on 18 December 1893, a daughter, Sybil Dadswell, was born in Sydney with Jane claiming on the birth certificate that the father was her husband Alfred Dadswell (Alfred had died in 1890).

Jane Dadswell and Frederick Stuart Hassal married in Queensland on 8 July 1895 - her daughter Sybil assumed the name of Hassal, and the couple had a son. She was a confectioner at Mt Morgan when she died on 18 September 1900 at the age of 33. Her death certificate claims the children of this marriage were Sybil and Henry Stuart Hassal.

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

Key family dates

Alfred Edward Dadswell
baptised 8 November 1857
died 1890
6 June 1886
Jane Groom
born 1867
St Albans, Hertfordshire
died 18 September 1900
Mt Morgan, Qld
Children -

1. Alfred Edward Dadswell born 14 December 1887 England - died 1888 England

2. Olive Jane Dadswell born 13 February 1889 England - [marr Arthur Frederick Mann] - died 30 January 1960 Australia

[Olive, who migrated to Australia in 1893, is the mother of Percy Dadswell of Toowoomba, Queensland]

3. Mabel Dadswell born 1890 England - [marr Herbert Arthur Robinson] - died 1982 Australia
Frederick Stuart Hassal
born ?
died ?
8 July 1895
Jane (Groom) Dadswell
born 1867 St Albans, Hertfordshire
died 18 September 1900 Mt Morgan, Qld
Children -

1. Sybil (Dadswell) Hassal born 18 December 1893 - [married Horatio Spencer Howe Wills] - died 1945

2. Henry Stuart Hassal born about 1897 - [married Sylvia Spring] - died 1974

Further information

Information on David Taylor and Mary Ann Dadswell (generation 8, parents of Alfred Edward Dadswell)

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